Monday, April 9, 2012

Perils of a badly chosen magic word

From Toonopedia:

Just as Billy Batson gained the power of Captain Marvel (or switched back to Billy) by speaking Shazam's name, Shazam gave Freddy the ability to become Captain Marvel Jr. (or switch back) by speaking Captain Marvel's name. This not only made a superhero of the crippled boy — it also put a very odd and perhaps unique limitation on his power. He couldn't introduce himself to anyone, because as soon as Captain Marvel Jr. said the first two words of his own name, the magic lightning bolt would turn him back into Freddy.

From Captain Marvel Jr. #6

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