Today marks 30 years since the death of rock-n-roll legend Elvis Presley. Apparently, Elvis was a comic book fan as a young teen back in East Tupelo, Mississippi, and reportedly loved Fawcett's Captain Marvel Jr. character. Some have suggested he may have even styled his hair to resemble Cap Jr.'s unique hairstyle.
The picture on the left is one of my favorite "inside jokes" from Kingdom Come (1996), the alternate future epic by Mark Waid and Alex Ross. Instead of Cap Jr. influencing Elvis, this time around it was Elvis who inspired the look of the adult Captain Marvel Jr., who now called himself King Marvel.
For the ultimate look at the connection between Elvis and Captain Marvel Jr., you've gotta check out the amazing Secret Origin of Elvis and Captain Marvel Jr. at the endlessly entertaining (and inspiring) Dial B for Blog. Word has it that curator Robby Reed will be starting up the blog again on August 31st! Be there!