2 Classics The Freedom Train and Captain Marvel

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2 Classics The Freedom Train and Captain Marvel
Posted by Miningman on Saturday, November 17, 2018 11:09 AM

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Posted by Miningman on Saturday, November 17, 2018 12:50 PM

The rest of the strip

Great stuff. Here's the whole story.






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Posted by Firelock76 on Saturday, November 17, 2018 1:18 PM

Yeah, with Captain Marvel, the FBI, and the Marines on guard nobody's gonna hurt the Freedom Train!  Especially that ex-Nazi, now working for the Commies or the KKK ( or whoever) little rat Sivana!

As I suppose everyone knows, there really was a Freedom Train that traveled the United States in the post World War Two years, and as it shows in the comic, it carried documents and artifacts from American history.

Pointedly, the train would not go to cities where segregation was in force and the local authorities wouldn't bend on that issue.

Here's the Freedom Train story, for those who might not know...

www.freedomtrain.org/freedom-train-home.htm

Neat bit of history, thanks for posting Miningman!

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Posted by SD70Dude on Saturday, November 17, 2018 7:13 PM

That's a remarkably good rendition of a PA!

Greetings from Alberta

-an Articulate Malcontent

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Posted by Miningman on Saturday, November 17, 2018 9:56 PM

The 'new' Captain Marvel is a woman, as we got a glimpse of as Nick Fury put out the SOS at the end of Infinity Wars. 

So maybe we can get Amtrak and Chargers and Carol Danvers instead of the now old dude and PA's. Same thing only different, ... I think.

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Posted by Overmod on Saturday, November 17, 2018 11:01 PM

Miningman
So maybe we can get Amtrak and Chargers and Carol Danvers...

And what's wrong with the pride of Beverly, Massachusetts?  I'm thinking we could all use a Psyche-Magnitron along about now -- perhaps some of us need one more than others?

I will grant you that pretty railroad faces are a bit hard to come by nowadays.  That includes Sprinters, Avelia Liberties, and anything even remotely associated with Cesar Vergara...

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Posted by Miningman on Saturday, November 17, 2018 11:21 PM

The Marvel Universe or should I say Mar-Vel, just gets better and better. I sure hope Stan got a cameo in this one as filming was done while he was still with us.

https://youtu.be/lokJkv32EUA

Can't wait.

More:

https://youtu.be/5_QPcRWpwvQ

 

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Posted by Firelock76 on Sunday, November 18, 2018 9:26 AM

So the new Captain Marvel is a woman?  Well, why not?

The new Doctor Who is a woman, although he/she must have had a helluva shock at the last re-generation!

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Posted by Miningman on Sunday, November 18, 2018 12:18 PM

 According to Yahoo and according to Stan Lee's agent, he will be in Captain Marvel. https://uk.movies.yahoo.com/marvel-movie-will-feature-stan-lees-last-cameo-101106473.html

Thanks to Mike for that information!!

 

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Posted by Penny Trains on Sunday, November 18, 2018 7:11 PM

Since I was growing up while Shazam! was on TV, it was only very, very recently that I ever knew that it was Captain Marvel I had been watching between 74 and 76!  Big Smile

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Posted by Firelock76 on Sunday, November 18, 2018 7:53 PM

I vaugely remember that TV show "Shazam!" from back in the 70's.  Never watched it though.

That distinguished looking old gent in the photo intrigued me, so I looked up the show and cast.  I thought there was something familiar about him, and so there was!  That's Les Tremayne, a veteran radio, film, and TV character actor.  I rmember him best as General Mann from the 1951 film "War Of The Worlds."

And that great line of his after the atomic bomb attack on the Martians fails...

"Guns! Tanks! Bombs!  They're like TOYS against them!" 

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Posted by Penny Trains on Monday, November 19, 2018 7:44 PM

...after brushing off the radiactive dust of course!  Laugh 

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Posted by Firelock76 on Monday, November 19, 2018 8:37 PM

Great bit of acting on ol' Les' part.  A perfect rendition of a military man who's sworn to defend his country, but finds himself and his colleagues absolutely, utterly powerless to do so. 

General Mann shortly voices a grim determination to fight the Martians any way he can, for as long as he can, but we never see him again.  Presumeably he gave his all. 

What a great film!

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