DC Comics Universe and Shazam! #1 Spoilers and Review follows.
Captain Marvel Family, Um, Lightning League Take Center Stage For A New Era!
The books with a recap, of sorts, of the origin at the Rock of Eternity…
…of the first Shazam hero, no longer called Captain Marvel, Billy Batson.
We pivot to modern day where Billy and his biological sister plus foster brothers and sisters are caught in a robbery…
…where Billy Batson levels up to Shazam…
…as do the other kids. Here’s a Who’s Who on the remainder of the Shazam family.
Looks like they’re in Philadelphia now and not Fawcett City and, seemingly, are at least by the media called the Lightning League.
They beat the bad guys and kibitz with the police disagreeing about who is the team’s leader.
Later at the Rock of Eternity, the kids find the Station including the magical subway train that took Billy Batson to the Wizard Shazam in the first place when he first became a hero.
There they find a magical map that sets up another adventure…
…while at their foster home…
…Billy and Mary’s biological dad arrive as the kids pulled a magical lever with unknown consequences at the Station?!
A loaded issue that sets up a lot with kinetic art. Still difficult to follow who’s who though despite the fun read. 7 out of 10.
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