Sunday, May 25, 2008

Elvis to barbers: "Shazam!"

James Robinson on the Elvis/Captain Marvel connection:

So Elvis Presley wanted a unique haircut. And at the time, in the fifties, especially in Memphis, he couldn’t get it because everything was short, back and sides. So he would go into ladies hair salons with copies of ‘Captain Marvel Jr.,’ show them Captain Marvel’s haircut and that’s the original look of Elvis. And when you think about Elvis later, Vegas Elvis, with the cape, think about it in your head, turn into red and gold or blue and gold and it’s a Captain Marvel costume.

Read the rest of Robinson's interview about assembling his new Justice League team and his upcoming run on Superman.

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