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Captain Marvel and the art of nostalgia

Author: Brian Cremins
Publisher: Jackson, Miss. : University Press of Mississippi, 2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Billy Batson discovers a secret in a forgotten subway tunnel. There the young man meets a wizard who offers a precious gift: a magic word that will transform the newsboy into a hero. When Billy says, "Shazam!," he becomes Captain Marvel, the World's Mightiest Mortal, one of the most popular comic book characters of the 1940s. This book tells the story of that hero and the writers and artists who created his magical  Read more...
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Named Person: Captain Marvel, (Fictitious character); C C Beck, 1910-1989; Otto O Binder, 1911-1975
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Cremins
ISBN: 9781496808769 1496808762
OCLC Number: 974036553
Description: 203 pages
Responsibility: Brian Cremins

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