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* CompleteMonster: [[PuppeteerParasite Mister Mind]] is a two-inch long parasitic worm from Venus. As his race's advance scout on Earth, Mister Mind took control of Captain Marvel's cousin, Sinclair Batson, mutating him into a monster. When Captain Marvel and Mary Marvel foiled Mind's plans, the worm vowed revenge, and [[GrandTheftMe bodyjacking]] Sarge Steel of the Department of Metahuman Affairs, set in motion a plan for a [[NukeEm nuclear holocaust]]. Incubating his larvae in sores within Sinclair's body, Mind took mental control of his offspring after they were born and had them in turn infest nuclear technicians, army officers, and politicians, while he himself used Sarge Steel's authority to obliterate Fairfield, Captain Marvel and Mary Marvel's hometown. Defeated before he could [[KillAllHumans end humanity]], Mind broke out again during the events of ''52'', and after mutating into his adult form of The Hyperfly, tried to devour the totality of space/time, plotting to [[OmnicidalManiac end the multiverse]].

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* CompleteMonster: [[PuppeteerParasite Mister Mind]] is a two-inch long parasitic worm from Venus. As his race's advance scout on Earth, Mister Mind took control of Captain Marvel's cousin, Sinclair Batson, mutating him into a monster. When Captain Marvel and Mary Marvel foiled Mind's plans, the worm vowed revenge, and [[GrandTheftMe bodyjacking]] Sarge Steel of the Department of Metahuman Affairs, set in motion a plan for a [[NukeEm nuclear holocaust]]. Incubating his larvae in sores within Sinclair's body, Mind took mental control of his offspring after they were born and had them in turn infest nuclear technicians, army officers, and politicians, while he himself used Sarge Steel's authority to obliterate Fairfield, Captain Marvel and Mary Marvel's hometown. Defeated before he could [[KillAllHumans end humanity]], Mind broke out again during the events of ''52'', and after mutating into his adult form of The the Hyperfly, tried to devour the totality of space/time, plotting to [[OmnicidalManiac end the multiverse]].


* CompleteMonster: [[PuppeteerParasite Mister Mind]] is a two-inch long parasitic worm from Venus. As his race's advance scout on Earth, Mister Mind took control of Captain Marvel's cousin, Sinclair Batson, mutating him into a monster. When Captain Marvel and Mary Marvel foiled Mind's plans, the worm vowed revenge, and [[GrandTheftMe bodyjacking]] Sarge Steel of the Department of Metahuman Affairs, set in motion a plan for a [[NukeEm nuclear holocaust]]. Incubating his larvae in sores within Sinclair's body, Mind took mental control of his offspring after they were born and had them in turn infest nuclear technicians, army officers, and politicians, while he himself used Sarge Steel's authority to obliterate Fairfield, Captain Marvel and Mary Marvel's hometown. Defeated before he could [[KillAllHumans end the human race]], Mind broke out again during the events of ''52'', and after mutating into his adult form of The Hyperfly, tried to devour the totality of space/time, plotting to [[OmnicidalManiac end the multiverse]].

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* CompleteMonster: [[PuppeteerParasite Mister Mind]] is a two-inch long parasitic worm from Venus. As his race's advance scout on Earth, Mister Mind took control of Captain Marvel's cousin, Sinclair Batson, mutating him into a monster. When Captain Marvel and Mary Marvel foiled Mind's plans, the worm vowed revenge, and [[GrandTheftMe bodyjacking]] Sarge Steel of the Department of Metahuman Affairs, set in motion a plan for a [[NukeEm nuclear holocaust]]. Incubating his larvae in sores within Sinclair's body, Mind took mental control of his offspring after they were born and had them in turn infest nuclear technicians, army officers, and politicians, while he himself used Sarge Steel's authority to obliterate Fairfield, Captain Marvel and Mary Marvel's hometown. Defeated before he could [[KillAllHumans end the human race]], humanity]], Mind broke out again during the events of ''52'', and after mutating into his adult form of The Hyperfly, tried to devour the totality of space/time, plotting to [[OmnicidalManiac end the multiverse]].


* CompleteMonster: Most of Captain Marvel's villains are difficult to take seriously. That can't be said of Mister Mind, a two-inch long [[PuppeteerParasite parasitic worm]] from Venus. As his people's advance scout on Earth, Mister Mind took control of Captain Marvel's cousin, Sinclair Batson, mutating him into a monster. When Captain Marvel and Mary Marvel foiled Mind's plans, the worm vowed revenge, and [[GrandTheftMe bodyjacking]] Sarge Steel of the Department of Metahuman Affairs, set in motion a plan for a [[NukeEm nuclear holocaust]]. Incubating his larvae in sores within Sinclair's body, Mind took mental control of his offspring after they were born and had them in turn infest nuclear technicians, army officers, and politicians, while he himself used Sarge Steel's authority to obliterate Fairfield, Captain Marvel and Mary Marvel's hometown. Defeated before he could [[KillAllHumans end the human race]], Mind broke out again during the events of ''52'', and after mutating into his adult form of The Hyperfly, tried to devour the totality of space/time, plotting to [[OmnicidalManiac end the multiverse]]. Motivated by nothing more than anger at Captain Marvel for embarassing him, Mind is as bad as The Big Red Cheese's RoguesGallery can get.
** In ''[[ComicBook/{{Shazam}}!: The Monster Society of Evil'', by Creator/JeffSmith: [[PuppeteerParasite Mr. Mind]] is just as evil as ever. Liberated due to Billy Batson's irresponsibility, Mr. Mind proceeds to plot the [[KillAllHumans extinction of humanity]]. Sending a special machine known as the Destroyer to Earth, Mr. Mind calls all the insects to the world to help him. Mr. Mind works with Dr. Sivanna, who kidnaps Mary Batson to force Billy Batson to come without his powers. When Billy tries to climb the Destroyer, Mr. Mind order the insects to cover him, intending to drown Billy to get rid of Captain Marvel, with the kid surviving only due to the kindness of the bugs. Once Mr. Mind realizes that Sivanna [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness is no longer useful]], he asks him to "Kindly throw yourself off" before trying to force Billy to pilot the Destroyer.

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* CompleteMonster: Most of Captain Marvel's villains are difficult to take seriously. That can't be said of Mister Mind, a two-inch long [[PuppeteerParasite Mister Mind]] is a two-inch long parasitic worm]] worm from Venus. As his people's race's advance scout on Earth, Mister Mind took control of Captain Marvel's cousin, Sinclair Batson, mutating him into a monster. When Captain Marvel and Mary Marvel foiled Mind's plans, the worm vowed revenge, and [[GrandTheftMe bodyjacking]] Sarge Steel of the Department of Metahuman Affairs, set in motion a plan for a [[NukeEm nuclear holocaust]]. Incubating his larvae in sores within Sinclair's body, Mind took mental control of his offspring after they were born and had them in turn infest nuclear technicians, army officers, and politicians, while he himself used Sarge Steel's authority to obliterate Fairfield, Captain Marvel and Mary Marvel's hometown. Defeated before he could [[KillAllHumans end the human race]], Mind broke out again during the events of ''52'', and after mutating into his adult form of The Hyperfly, tried to devour the totality of space/time, plotting to [[OmnicidalManiac end the multiverse]]. Motivated by nothing more than anger at Captain Marvel for embarassing him, Mind is as bad as The Big Red Cheese's RoguesGallery can get.
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** In ''[[ComicBook/{{Shazam}}!: ''[[ComicBook/{{Shazam}}!]]: The Monster Society of Evil'', by Creator/JeffSmith: [[PuppeteerParasite Mr. Mister Mind]] is just as evil as ever. Liberated due to Billy Batson's irresponsibility, Mr. Mister Mind proceeds to plot the [[KillAllHumans extinction of humanity]]. Sending a special machine known as the Destroyer to Earth, Mr. Mister Mind calls all the insects to the world to help him. Mr. Mister Mind works with Dr. Sivanna, who kidnaps Mary Batson to force Billy Batson to come without his powers. When Billy tries to climb the Destroyer, Mr. Mister Mind order orders the insects to cover him, intending to drown Billy to get rid of Captain Marvel, with the kid surviving only due to the kindness of the bugs. Once Mr. Mister Mind realizes that Sivanna [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness is no longer useful]], he asks him to "Kindly throw yourself off" before trying to force Billy to pilot the Destroyer.

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** In ''[[ComicBook/{{Shazam}}!: The Monster Society of Evil'', by Creator/JeffSmith: [[PuppeteerParasite Mr. Mind]] is just as evil as ever. Liberated due to Billy Batson's irresponsibility, Mr. Mind proceeds to plot the [[KillAllHumans extinction of humanity]]. Sending a special machine known as the Destroyer to Earth, Mr. Mind calls all the insects to the world to help him. Mr. Mind works with Dr. Sivanna, who kidnaps Mary Batson to force Billy Batson to come without his powers. When Billy tries to climb the Destroyer, Mr. Mind order the insects to cover him, intending to drown Billy to get rid of Captain Marvel, with the kid surviving only due to the kindness of the bugs. Once Mr. Mind realizes that Sivanna [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness is no longer useful]], he asks him to "Kindly throw yourself off" before trying to force Billy to pilot the Destroyer.


** More recently, the acrimony between fans of DC's Captain Marvel and those of Marvel's Captain Marvel, specifically [[ComicBook/MsMarvel Carol Danvers]] in the role, has been increasing - largely because of Carol's upcoming Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse [[Film/CaptainMarvel2019 film]]. Marvel has been trying their darndest to position Carol as ''the'' Captain Marvel for the last few years, giving her a radical movie-friendly retool. Despite her previous B-list at best status, they've been making her out to be the Marvel universe's [[CharacterShilling greatest female superhero]] at the expense of more famous characters like [[ComicBook/XMen Jean Grey, Storm,]] and [[ComicBook/FantasticFour the Invisible Woman]] whose movie rights are not part of the MCU fold, and have been suspiciously downplayed or PutOnABus since. All this has rubbed DC fans (and interestingly, other Marvel fans including her Ms. Marvel-iteration fans) the wrong way. It doesn't help that DC gave in and let Marvel use the Captain Marvel name exclusively while changing the much older character's name to Shazam, and that he himself has [[Film/Shazam2019 a movie]] out the same year as Carol's.

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** More recently, the acrimony between fans of DC's Captain Marvel and those of Marvel's Captain Marvel, specifically [[ComicBook/MsMarvel Carol Danvers]] in the role, has been increasing - largely because of Carol's upcoming Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse [[Film/CaptainMarvel2019 film]]. Marvel has been trying their darndest to position Carol as ''the'' Captain Marvel for the last few years, giving her a radical movie-friendly retool. Despite her previous B-list at best status, they've been making her out to be the Marvel universe's [[CharacterShilling greatest female superhero]] at the expense of more famous characters like [[ComicBook/XMen Jean Grey, Storm,]] and [[ComicBook/FantasticFour the Invisible Woman]] whose movie rights are not part of the MCU fold, and have been suspiciously downplayed or PutOnABus since. All this has rubbed DC fans (and interestingly, other Marvel fans including her Ms. Marvel-iteration fans) the wrong way. It doesn't help that DC gave in and let Marvel use the Captain Marvel name exclusively while changing the much older character's name to Shazam, and that he himself has [[Film/Shazam2019 a movie]] out the same year as Carol's. film]].


* ValuesDissonance: A number of the Fawcett comics are infected by the racism of the time, with gross caricatures of African-Americans and Japanese people specifically. The landmark serial story "The Monster Society of Evil" (considered the first of its kind in superhero comics) has never been reprinted in full by DC for that reason, although it is available on public domain.



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A number of the Fawcett comics are infected by the racism of the time, with gross caricatures of African-Americans and Japanese people specifically. The landmark serial story "The Monster Society of Evil" (considered the first of its kind in superhero comics) has never been reprinted in full by DC for that reason, although it is available on public domain.


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** The origin story of the classic Captain Marvel is not seen very highly these days, mostly because of the premise: a mysterious man talks with a young boy in the middle of the street at night to follow him, and he will grant him superpowers. [[SarcasmMode That doesn't sound like kidnapping at all!]] Every new incarnation of the character origin is written with more self-awareness by default.



* SignatureSeriesArc: ''The Monster Society of Evil'' which is notable for being considered the first StoryArc ''ever'' in superhero comics. It was a long-running serial story running in the Captain Marvel comics (Golden Age comics were published in magazine form with multiple short comics rather than a single 20-30 pg. issue) that was highly serialized with continuity carrying forward in each succeeding issue, which was the first of its kind. It was also the first supervillain team (the ancestor to the Injustice Gang, the LegionOfDoom, the Sinister Six, the Masters of Evil) and it introduced the popular villain Mister Mind.

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* SignatureSeriesArc: ''The Monster Society of Evil'' ''ComicBook/TheMonsterSocietyOfEvil'' which is notable for being considered the first StoryArc ''ever'' in superhero comics. It was a long-running serial story running in the Captain Marvel comics (Golden Age comics were published in magazine form with multiple short comics rather than a single 20-30 pg. issue) that was highly serialized with continuity carrying forward in each succeeding issue, which was the first of its kind. It was also the first supervillain team (the ancestor to the Injustice Gang, the LegionOfDoom, the Sinister Six, the Masters of Evil) and it introduced the popular villain Mister Mind.


* AuthorsSavingThrow:The 2019 Series brings back Tawky Tawny to his classic appearance, instead of the Battle-Cat-esque version seen in ''ComicBook/Flashpoint'' and the origin story from the Justice League backups. [[FurryConfusion Presumably, the sentient Tawny might still meet the non-sentient one sometime down the line...]]]

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* AuthorsSavingThrow:The 2019 Series brings back Tawky Tawny to his classic appearance, instead of the Battle-Cat-esque version seen in ''ComicBook/Flashpoint'' ''ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}}'' and the origin story from the Justice League backups. [[FurryConfusion Presumably, the sentient Tawny might still meet the non-sentient one sometime down the line...]]]]]

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* SignatureSeriesArc: ''The Monster Society of Evil'' which is notable for being considered the first StoryArc ''ever'' in superhero comics. It was a long-running serial story running in the Captain Marvel comics (Golden Age comics were published in magazine form with multiple short comics rather than a single 20-30 pg. issue) that was highly serialized with continuity carrying forward in each succeeding issue, which was the first of its kind. It was also the first supervillain team (the ancestor to the Injustice Gang, the LegionOfDoom, the Sinister Six, the Masters of Evil) and it introduced the popular villain Mister Mind.


* Author'sSavingThrow:The 2019 Series brings back Tawky Tawny to his classic appearance, instead of the Battle-Cat knock-off he was in ''ComicBook/Flashpoint'' and ''ComicBook/TheNew52''

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* Author'sSavingThrow:The AuthorsSavingThrow:The 2019 Series brings back Tawky Tawny to his classic appearance, instead of the Battle-Cat knock-off he was Battle-Cat-esque version seen in ''ComicBook/Flashpoint'' and ''ComicBook/TheNew52''the origin story from the Justice League backups. [[FurryConfusion Presumably, the sentient Tawny might still meet the non-sentient one sometime down the line...]]]

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* Author'sSavingThrow:The 2019 Series brings back Tawky Tawny to his classic appearance, instead of the Battle-Cat knock-off he was in ''ComicBook/Flashpoint'' and ''ComicBook/TheNew52''

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** With the (long delayed) ongoing title now out during Rebirth, things have greatly stabilized on both sides. Billy is written to be a much nicer person, the new Shazam Family has been well received by the fans. The only lasting issue is, as mentioned, the loss of the Marvel name for the characters.


* EvilIsCool: Mister Mind, the telepathic leader of the Monster Society of Evil, who despite being a mere worm manages to be the greatest single threat in Shazam's rogues.



* ItWasHisSled: Mister Mind being a worm was a major plot twist in the original Monster Society of Evil serial, but today it's one of the first things people know about him.







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\n\n\n* ValuesDissonance: A number of the Fawcett comics are infected by the racism of the time, with gross caricatures of African-Americans and Japanese people specifically. The landmark serial story "The Monster Society of Evil" (considered the first of its kind in superhero comics) has never been reprinted in full by DC for that reason, although it is available on public domain.




** Many fans consider the new "Shazam" to be this as well. Stripped of his previous idealism, sincerity, good humor and optimism, Billy comes off to many as a rude bundle of angst. [[https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-VXfNezurnP4/T-8hJdsPAiI/AAAAAAAAATU/BvoaAaZla8o/w800-h800/tumblr_m4br8hd3FV1r3ubxmo9_1280.jpg Images]] [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-sUq2j6ygcE4/UGHL1NbYOEI/AAAAAAAAFys/GQo_Y8QO9AY/s1600/Justice-League-00cvr.jpg like this]] didn't help matters, as he appears like something right out of 90's image.

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** Many fans consider the new "Shazam" to be this as well. Stripped of his previous idealism, sincerity, good humor and optimism, Billy comes off to many as a rude bundle of angst. [[https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-VXfNezurnP4/T-8hJdsPAiI/AAAAAAAAATU/BvoaAaZla8o/w800-h800/tumblr_m4br8hd3FV1r3ubxmo9_1280.jpg Images]] [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-sUq2j6ygcE4/UGHL1NbYOEI/AAAAAAAAFys/GQo_Y8QO9AY/s1600/Justice-League-00cvr.jpg like this]] didn't help matters, as he appears like something right out of 90's image.[[Creator/ImageComics Image.]]


** The friendliness between Billy Batson and Superman's fans is very much a recent thing. At one point the rivalry between the two was pretty intense. So intense that DC sued Fawcett not merely because they saw Captain Marvel as a copy but because Billy Batson was more popular and better selling than Superman. Harvey Kurtzman's ''Magazine/{{MAD}}'', parodied it in the famous superhero spoof (considered the greatest comic ever by Creator/AlanMoore) -- ''Superduperman'' where the title CaptainErsatz battles out Captain Marbles (which is technically the first fight between the two), and its often common for a LetsYouAndHimFight between Superman and Captain Marvel[=/=]Shazam in many iterations, most notably ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague''.

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** The friendliness between Billy Batson and Superman's fans is very much a recent thing. At one point the rivalry between the two was pretty intense. So intense that DC sued Fawcett not merely because they saw Captain Marvel as a copy but because Billy Batson was more popular and better selling than Superman. Harvey Kurtzman's Creator/HarveyKurtzman's ''Magazine/{{MAD}}'', parodied it in the famous superhero spoof (considered the greatest comic ever by Creator/AlanMoore) -- ''Superduperman'' where the title CaptainErsatz battles out Captain Marbles (which is technically the first fight between the two), and its often common for a LetsYouAndHimFight between Superman and Captain Marvel[=/=]Shazam in many iterations, most notably ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague''.

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