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In 1977, Captain Marvel was going to be assistant director of New York's Hayden Planetarium

Illustration for article titled In 1977, Captain Marvel was going to be assistant director of New Yorks Hayden Planetarium

Back in 1977, Scott Edelman had big plans for Captain Marvel's career as a scientist. Apparently the hero was going to become assistant director of New York's famed Hayden Planetarium, which is currently under the directorship of real-life science hero Neil deGrasse Tyson. For some reason, however, by the time the time comic came out, the planetarium had been moved to Denver.

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Illustration for article titled In 1977, Captain Marvel was going to be assistant director of New Yorks Hayden Planetarium

Here is the original plan. This bit of history was unearthed by Sean Howe, author of a forthcoming 70-year history of Marvel Comics, called Marvel Comics: The Untold Story.

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ScottJEdelman
ScottJEdelman

If you want to learn why this never came to pass, check out one of the Ethics columns I wrote about my time at Marvel way back in 1985:

http://www.scottedelman.com/2009/11/12/ethics-a-never-ending-battle/