I accepted this assignment (“volunteered”) from the dean to work with a partner on a “Mentoring Handbook” for the college. We’re working on it pretty well (trying out a wiki–my first experience actually using it for collaborative writing, and it seems like a good technique) although it’s taking longer than I expected.
But when sitting in the full-day retreat where the ideas for the Handbook grew, I remembered somehow that Captain Marvel (remember? “SHAZAM!”) had a kind of guide and teacher named “Mentor.” I have a picture in my head of him somehow floating in the sky, or maybe in a thought-bubble, and advising young Billy about the proper use of his superpowers.
It seemed like a fun way to have a logo and even a kind of unifying metaphor for the Handbook–even one to push against.
But I can’t seem to find a picture or good description of the character. Is my imagination faulty? Just about every reference to that character I can find is from some 70’s live-action TV version (traveling around in an RV, indeed!)–which I don’t think I ever saw! Or maybe I did–but the picture in my head is certainly not this old guy! I know I owned the comic books, but of course, as is the way of things, my mother long ago destroyed that collection. So…where is MENTOR? Shazam!
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Hey, SHAZAAM was my favorite comic as a kid, but I don’t remember any mentor! Hmm, I’ll be back in NJ this weekend; let me see if I can dig up any old comics from my father’s collection (actually, I think Shazaam was his favorite, which is why it became my favorit…)
Whoa, this Captain Marvel is way more buff than the one I used to read as a kid! And whoops, it’s Shazam, not Shazaam, though I think the latter looks much better.
Yikes, looks like he ate the Incredible Hulk!
Where did I get the Mentor from? 🙂