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Episode 11 – Meet Black Adam

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Episode 11 – Meet Black Adam

It’s time to take a look at the most high profile (at the moment anyway) member of the Shazam family tree: Black Adam.  Tune in as we take a look at 1945’s “The Mighty Marvels Join Forces!” from Marvel Family #1.

For a digital copy of the issue along with some companion material check out the companion post for preview of Episode 11.

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As Mentioned on Preview – Episode 11

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It’s time we take stock of the core elements of the Captain Marvel origin story.  For review, check out Episode 02, 07, 08.

After that it seems like now’s the time to take a look at the bad guy, Black Adam.  If you want to read up on his first appearance grab a copy of Shazam! A Celebration of 75 Years or you can  head over to Comic Books + or The Digital Comic Museum  for some really beautiful scans.

Also, after you listen to Episode 11, check out this piece from TheComicBooks.com on Comic Book Advisory Boards.

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Preview – Episode 11

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Preview – Episode 11

Let’s take a moment and talk about what we’ll talk about next time on The Shazamcast!  Check out the companion post on shazamcast.com for to-be covered material links.

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As Mentioned in Episode 10 – The Issue that Launched the Shazamcast

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If you haven’t already please be sure and give Episode 10 a listen.

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Awww yeah

It’s really inspiring the way that Superman has carried on since his right leg was amputated.

Say my name!

Pretty nice shot.

What a weird combination of Archie Comics art style and excruciating agony.

Who is this abusing Ice??

That fight gave me… Super Hives.

Alternative Caption: Green-haired girl…. Schwing!

 

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Episode 10 – The Issue that Launched the Shazamcast

Episode 10 – The Issue that Launched the Shazamcast

Action Comics Annual #4 is not historically significant in the world of comics.  However, it did create a fan of Captain Marvel in one particular Shazamcaster.  Tune in to meet this under-appreciated comic book.

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As Mentioned in Episode 09 – Hello? Is Anyone There?

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If you haven’t already please be sure and give Episode 09 a listen.

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I. For Real, the Rock Doesn’t Understand Black Adam

See for yourself.

No, for real – he really doesn’t.

And neither does Geoff Johns.

II. Just So We’re Clear: Black Adam is Totally Not a Hero.  In Any Fashion.

Check out this piece from CBR: Black Adam’s 15 Most Brutal Kills

III. Here’s the Next Review Issue

1992′ Action Comics #4 – Living Daylights from “Eclipso: The Evil Within”

IV. Take a Gander at the Shazam Subreddit

You can visit via this link and, if you are willing, contact the mod via this one (requires a Reddit account).

V. Here’s that Scary Movie Podcast if You are Interested

Here’s the Saw Something Scary Podcast Homepage

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Episode 09 – Hello? Is Anyone There?

Episode 09 – Hello? Is Anyone There?

Is anyone still listening to this thing?  I hope so… a lot has happened since last spoke so we’ve got a lot to talk about.

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It’s the Little Things…

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… that pick your spirits up as a Captain Marvel fan sometimes.

JT8uZZD

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“There Will Be A Shazam Book”

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“There Will Be A Shazam Book”

In a recent interview with Blastr DC Comics’ CCO Geoff Johns had this to say about how the Shazam character relates to DC’s Rebirth:

Will Shazam be getting his own book? What about Justice Society and Legion of Super Heroes? And what’s the strategy to rolling it out?

“There will be a Shazam book. Not by me, but they’re definitely doing a Shazam book. One of the reasons they’re double shipping, the advantage to double-ship, is to take the number of titles and contract it, and the number of characters. Get these characters right. Then, slowly, when you’ve made sure everything’s working in a great way, then Shazam comes out. Legion of Super-Heroes comes out. Justice Society comes out. Atom comes out. All the other books can come out. But it’s important to get them done right first. It is hard to launch 52 books, and make them all great. I think it’s better to focus on fewer characters, then expand it as the emotional base is back.”

It doesn’t sound like there is an aggressive time frame.  I have major doubts that Johns can lead a project that gets the character right.

But I’m very encouraged to hear Johns commit to a Captain Marvel Shazam title in print as well as hear him emphasize the need to get the character right (particularly when combined with his note that he won’t be doing the book).

Good news!

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