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Doc Shaner’s Captain Marvel Piece to Adorn Convergence Trade

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Doc Shaner’s Captain Marvel Piece to Adorn Convergence Trade

DC made a brilliant, brilliant decision with the trade paperback edition of the Convergence event.

And why wouldn’t it?  Doc Shaner‘s art is gorgeous, never more so when drawing everyone’s favorite Mortal (who I think we have good reason to suspect holds a special place in Shaner’s heart).

Check it out courtesy of Shaner’s Instagram account:

Congrats Doc, entirely deserved!

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Earliest Ashcans Not Entirely Lost After All

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Earliest Ashcans Not Entirely Lost After All

Remember the two ashcan editions referred to in the As Mentioned post for Episode 01 of the podcast – the ones Fawcett printed before they realized they couldn’t copyright Flash Comics or Thrill Comics?

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In an excellent example of post-Great Depression frugality the art from those covers shows back up (quite quickly) in Whiz Comics #3 (of March 1940 as opposed to the Whiz Comics #3 of April 1940 – you can find both #3s HERE) on page 14 in the bottom left corner.

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I’ve since taken those ashcan covers and treated them like a coloring sheet.  My digital coloring skills, as you can see, are quite rudimentary.

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Want to give it a try for yourself?  You can find the highest res copy I have HERE.  If you take up the challenge please send it in; I’d love to show off the best submissions.

One last thing – if you are interested in buying the ashcan for the 1939 series which beat Fawcett to the copyright on the title Flash Comics and you have approximately $5,000,000 dollars you aren’t doing anything else with you’re in luck!  At the time of this writing eBay has one available for purchase.

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John Byrne’s Awesome Captain Marvel

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Today the script for Episode 01 of The Shazamcast! is being finalized.  Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out!

In the meantime, here’s some great art from John Byre via DC’s Legends trade paper back.

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