Subject: RE: (urth) DOORS: Klamm, Green Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2003 09:36:12 -0700 From: "Dan'l Danehy-Oakes"
Adam wrote ... > Captain Billy's Whiz Bang? This was a popular American=20 > humor magazine of the 1920s and 1930s, though far less=20 > sophisticated than the New Yorker; see=20 > http://www.compedit.com/whiz_bang.htm if you're interested. =20 > Actually, for Wolfe to have deliberately inserted the=20 > allusion to CBWB seems like the sort of "joke" Wolfe would enjoy. Aside from the well-known "The Music Man" reference, there's another thing that might be of interest ... a subtle joke=20 known to some comix fans, perpetrated by C.C. Beck and the Dell comix group back in the '50s, when they created CAPTAIN Marvel. BILLY Batson, in the pages of WHIZ Comics, would say=20 the magic word "Shazam!" to become the Captain with a bolt of lightning that usually included the sound effect: BANG. Yes, Beck confirmed years ago that this was deliberate... --Blattid --