Adventures of Captain Marvel: Curse of the Scorpion (Chapter 1)

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Shazam!! With one simple word and a puff of smoke, young Billy Batson transforms from an awkward dork with his pants up around his rib cage to a slightly older, doughier dork with his pants up around his rib cage. Yes folks, it’s another black and white superhero serial that appears to have been filmed during the Harding administration!

An American archaeological expedition has traveled to the Far East in order to respectfully aid local scientists in preserving a sacred site. Just kidding! They’re going Tomb Robbin’! Unfortunately, they’re shocked when their efforts result in a terrible curse: their story will be told in glacially-paced, poorly-acted, low-budget serial episodes!

Only Captain Marvel can rid the world of the Curse of the Scorpion. Unfortunately, he’s still figuring out this whole “superpower” thing, and you know what? A few innocent people are gonna die while he’s getting his sea legs. Fortunately, there’s a dozen of these things, so he’s got plenty of time to figure it out! Maybe Gabe can help…

Join Mike, Kevin, and Bill for this Giant-Size first episode of Adventures of Captain Marvel!

Written by: Bill Corbett, Conor Lastowka, and Sean Thomason

Guest writers: Gail Simone and Matt Fraction

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Poster art by Jennifer Albright
Poster art by Jennifer Albright

RiffMeter rating

9.3913
Average: 9.4 (46 votes)

Content Rating

TV-PG

Release date

August 12, 2022

Runtime

30 minutes