in 1970 myself & a friend went to the abc cinema in bath,somerset.
we sang "we are the minors of the abc !" there was a cartoon & western,but
what made us go back week after week was "captain marvel" even then it was quite dated but watching it now once again,for 1941 the serial is
a geeky young man called billy batson says "shazam "& becomes captain marvel !a caped crusader (with half a cape!) but he only possesses this power to rid the world of the evil
scorpion ! we were glued to it then as i am now ,tom tyler is great & those
flying effects still look good now ! what sets this super hero out from the
rest is captain marvel is not merely billy batson dressed up ,he appears
by magic in a puff of smoke! shazam !