Tuesday, January 7, 2020


SHAZAM! #9 reveals the final choice of champions as Billy Batson shares his power with... his father? I'll admit to being disappointed that the comic didn't seize on the opportunity for Billy to offer his power to one of the creatures from the other lands the family has visited over the past eight issues (like say a bunny).

That said, I will admit that the choice of C.C. Batson was one I didn't see coming and Billy's choice to choose to share is his power with both his foster family and his birth father, against the wizard's wishes, offers a nice moment as well as finally reunites the family after being separated across the various magical lands for most of the series.

Along with finally offering the full Marvel Family (no, I'm not calling them the Shazam Family), the comic also gives us Black Adam and the Seven Deadly Sins and characters from Oz, although the core on the issue has more to deal with Billy and his choices than a fight against such foes or new faces. Worth a look.

[DC, $3.99]

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