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Captain Marvel is a fictional character. created by C.C. Beck and Bill Parker , who originally appeared in Whiz Comics #2, published by Pawcett Comics in February 1940. In his day, the big red guy was so very popular, he gave all other superheroes a run for their money. According to Wikipedia:

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"With a premise that taps adolescent fantasy, Captain Marvel is the alter ego of Billy Batson, a youth who works as a radio news reporter and was chosen to be a champion of good by the wizard Shazam. Whenever Billy speaks the wizard's name, he is instantly struck by a magic lightning bolt that transforms him into an adult superhero empowered with the abilities of six mythical figures."
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Whiz Comics #2 /Feb. 1940
" Hailed as "The World's Mightiest Mortal" in his adventures, Captain Marvel was nicknamed "The Big Red Cheese" by arch-villain Doctor Sivana, an epithet later adopted by Captain Marvel's fans. Based on sales, Captain Marvel was the most popular superhero of the 1940s, as his Captain Marvel Adventures comic book series sold more copies than Superman and other competing superhero books during the mid-1940s. Captain Marvel was also the first comic book superhero to be adapted to film, in a 1941 Republic Pictures serial,'The Adventures of Captain Marvel'"
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The model I've designed is patterned directly from the cover above featuring Captain Marvel's 1st appearance. I hope you enjoy assembling this Mighty Mortal!

Happy Modeling!!
The Professor.

p.s. If you do build it, please send pics here :)


 

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