Captain Shazam, the hero that (mercifully?) wasn’t
This comes from the back of the Fatman the Human Flying Saucer comic discussed here several days ago. “Captain Shazam” never saw the light of day, as Lightning Comics folded before it could ever reach the newsstands, and this cringe-inducing promo was his epitaph. It remains unclear how far out of the amorphous planning stages the character got before the plug was pulled. Was he going to be a complete rip-off of the copyrighted out of existence Captain Marvel? As a “turned-on super swinger,” would he feature a lot of popped collars, finger-snapping and whistling at the ladies? Was C.C. Beck even involved? The world may never know.
Judging by Fatman, perhaps that’s for the better.