4437Re: [Shazam Earth S Lives on] Tales of Fawcett City: It's a Date Part 1
- Sep 12, 2013I'll be happy to read the archives Doc if you would kindly put a link
for me to get there. I am no longer able to access yahoo groups since
they made the crappy changes.
As far as Shiva, I used the wrong name. I am mostly interested in
Kali, who in my mind opens up plenty of opportunities for cleaning up
the world of Earth S.
On 9/11/13, Doc Quantum <the_time_trust_2000@...> wrote:
> Hear, hear! Great breakdown, Libby. That's how I feel about Earth-S as well.
> I love Sivana and his hand-wringing gleefulness. I love Captain Marvel's
> goodness and pure heart, and his inability to strike a female foe because he
> can't hit a woman. I love Mary Marvel's cheerfulness and willingness to
> believe in the best in people, even her foes. I love Captain Marvel Junior's
> heroic nature and his utter coolness. And then there's Uncle Dudley and his
> Shazambago, and Mr. Tawny the talking lion, and so many other characters
> that just wouldn't fit all that well on the other Earths, but work on
> Earth-S like a charm.
> Even the Lieutenant Marvels are fun in their own way, though they're always
> best in small doses. That's why they've mostly been limited to working
> together only when the Marvel Family needs their help. I think, outside of
> Cool Marvel (and Fat Marvel in my recent story), they've only ever been seen
> together and have been used sparingly. I'm not sure there's any reason to
> get rid of them.
> But I'd personally be inclined to take away Cool Marvel's special status to
> be able to work as a solo hero. I think it's better if he becomes one of the
> gang of Lieutenant Marvels that are always seen working in concert with each
> other rather than the solo hero that he's become. Or, if he's popular enough
> to be a hero in his own right, is there a way he can gain become a
> non-Marvel superhero? These are just rambling thoughts, mind you. I don't
> have a strong opinion on Cool Marvel one way or the other. I just don't
> think he should take Caitlin O'Malley's place as the fourth Marvel.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Libbylawrence wrote:
> I think each Earth has its own- possibly vague in some cases- tone as far as
> stories are concerned.
> Earth S stories have always had a certain whimsy about them. Captain Marvel
> was as capable and heroic as Superman but he also starred in stories with
> large elements of humor in them. Sivana may be smarter that Luthor but he
> also had a enthusiasm for whatever evil deed he was attempting. He loved his
> work so to speak.
> That kind of gleeful, hand wringing malice would not fit with Luthor for
> example. Any way, I may be expressing it poorly but I think Earth S should
> be full of robotic grandmothers, talking tigers, Lts. with exaggerated
> cultural traits and it is all the richer for it.
> World at War Earth X would be grimmer as would the Cold War dominated E-4.
> I think saying any aspect of Earth S is "dumb or lame ' is as unfair as
> saying Earth X has too many Nazi stories or that E-4 needs to show U S and
> Soviet accord..
Frank G. Murdock
Acadiana Area Council of the Blind President and founder
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