These stories will introduce everyone to Billy, Captain Marvel, Shazam, Ebenezer Batson, Sterling Morris, Doctor Sivana, his children Beautia & Magnificus, Dudley Batson, Freddy Freeman, Whitey Murphy, John Malcolm and Tal Chotali and will team Captain Marvel with Police scientists Jim Barr and Susan Kent, alias Bullet and Caliber, and Alan Armstrong, a.k.a. Spy Smasher, and how Billy’s parents died will also be revealed. Many of the other villains, especially the Black Magician, Sabbac, Ibac and Flameshot, will also be introduced during this period.
Year Two is when things begin to kick into high gear with the introductions of the Lieutenant Marvels, Captain Marvel Junior, Mary Marvel, Tawky Tawny, Uncle Marvel, Joan Jameson, Mister Mind, Aunt Minerva and Black Adam. This will also be about the time the title changes from “The World’s Mightiest Mortal!” to “The World’s Mightiest Mortals!”
The end of year two and beginning of Year 3 will culminate in a four-part story called “The Twelve Labors,” wherein Billy, Mary and Freddy lose the ability to become the Marvels due to the machinations of Ares, the Greek god of war, and Shazam’s former apprentice, a demi-god named Oggar, and bring back Black Adam. Year three will also introduce King Kull, Georgia and Junior Sivana, Chain Lightning, Mr. Atom and Freckles Marvel into the Fawcett Universe.
From Year 4 on, the stories will further define the Marvel Family’s corner of the Fawcett Universe.
About the Author
Former Californian Cynthia Finnegan was hatched eight days after one of the great American tragedies, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. She sites several of her creative influences as being Otto Binder, C. C. Beck, Rumiko Takahashi, Mercedes Lackey, CLAMP, Hiromu Arakawa, Kurt Schaffenberger, E. Nelson Bridwell, Jim Butcher and Don Newton.
Blanket disclaimer for this proposal: The ideas expressed in this proposal are my own ideas of how I think the Marvel Family should be handled, and are neither steeped in nor connected to the current continuity of DC Comics.
I claim absolutely no rights to Captain Marvel or the characters associated with him. Those rights, unfortunately, belong to DC Comics. The only characters I actually own in this are James Carlisle, Caitlin O’Riordan, Flameshot, the Scorpion and a few of the other supporting characters (© Cynthia Finnegan, 2009).
I offer my thanks to C.C. Beck, Bill Parker, Otto Binder, Mac Raboy and Marc Swayze for creating such “marvelous” characters for me to terrorize.
Proposal © 2009, Cynthia Finnegan.
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