SUPER JUNIOR TEAM-UP: The Comics Series We All Wanted

Shazam! This woulda been great!

For all the team-ups and showdowns between Superman and Captain Marvel over the decades — in comics, courtrooms and satires — fans tend to overlook one of the most obvious ideas: pairing Superboy with Captain Marvel Jr.

Well, the recently retired Ramona Fradon — unwittingly aided and abetted by DIY colorist Walt Grogan — has you covered.

Dig this imaginary DC house ad:

“I’ve seen this piece floating around the internet for a while and as much as I love it, I really missed the red in Captain Marvel Junior’s cape,” sez Wallopin’ Walt. “So, I decided to pull the color and and change the cape back to its original hue. And since I can’t leave well enough alone, I decided to turn it into a faux house ad — as if DC had gotten hold of the Marvel Family in the 1960s. Props to owner Brian Morris! You can see more of his incredible and massive collection in Comic Art Fans.”

Here’s the original Walt’s talking about:

Groovy, eh?


Dig These 13 Fantastic Vintage CAPTAIN MARVEL Toys. Click here.

— The Great 1967 JUSTICE LEAGUE VS. AVENGERS Face-Off That Should Have Been. Click here.

A 10-year-old Walt Grogan fell in love with the Big Red Cheese thanks to essays written by Dick Lupoff and Don Thompson in the paperback edition of All in Color for a Dime, released in 1970 and bought for him by his father off a paperback spinner rack in a liquor store on the South Side of Chicago. Walt runs The Marvel Family Web Facebook page devoted to all incarnations of the Fawcett/DC Captain Marvel and blogs about Captain Marvel at

Author: Dan Greenfield

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  1. Love it! The original Marvels….must be a Bob Haney story due to the time periods for the characters.

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    • The simple toon style cannot be bettered ….

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  2. Absolutely love it! Would’ve loved to see such a story! (Being a Junior myself, you know who I’d be rooting for!)

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  3. Ramona Fradon FTW.

    This would’ve been right in Kurt Schaffenberger’s wheelhouse too when DC started publishing Captain Marvel books!

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