Tuesday, December 18, 2018


The world's mightiest mortal returns to the comic page in SHAZAM! #1 Despite the character getting his own movie release in the near future, DC Comics has had trouble knowing what to call the character since loosing the rights to the name Captain Marvel. Realizing this, writer Geoff Johns has a little fun here (first by almost having Billy use the name and again having our hero ponder the trouble with calling himself Shazam as he would never be able to introduce himself without loosing his powers).

Although we don't see Tawky Tawny, Johns does give us a full Marvel Family who is called on to take down some low-rent crooks. The comic even foreshadows the possibility that my favorite of the Marvel Family characters may appear at some point.

While offering a bit of a backstory for Mary, the main issue primarily focuses on Billy while introducing the idea for a magical road trip for the Marvel Family for the comic's first arc. I'll be curious to see where things go from here. Worth a look.

[DC, $3.99]

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