DC Comics and Shazam #1 Spoilers and Review follows.
A Crisis Of Faith and Powerlessness?!
The book has one more variant cover on top of the above.
Plus the main cover.
I have been reading Shazam / Captain Marvel stories my entire comic book reading “life”.
Shazam with Green Arrow were my first two “fave” solo heroes that were not Spider-Man, Batman or Superman.
With that context, I have to say, that I have read most of Billy Batson’s DC adventures and have many of his Fawcett antics in print somewhere too.
With that, I have to say that Shazam #1 was the most different story I have read concerning Shazam lore ever and that is goo thing.
Even with the Superman: Son of Kal-el comparison done and dusted in issue #1.
It is hard to humanize a super-strong and ultra-powerful being, but this issue does it.
The whole wish-fulfillment things makes Shazam innately attractive to young readers as does Batson’s newfound powerlessness.
Turns out there are mystic shenanigans going on involving the Underrealm and the Rock of Eternity of Shazam infamy.
It all ties to other recent events like the destruction of the Green Lantern Central Power Battery on Oa and even the comprising of the Speed Force by Savitar.
Well, since this involves the Rock of Eternity, Batson wants to get involved even if the Titans may not welcome it.
Interestingly, schoolmate Dane can take Billy right to the Underrealm?!
A compelling start to a very-different Shazam story. Awesome art to accompany and accentuate the heart of the story. 8 out of 10.
Tags: DC Comics, Shazam (Captain Marvel), Teen Titans Academy