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As Mentioned in Reviewing 2006’s Justice #7 for #JLMAY 2017

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As Mentioned in Reviewing 2006’s Justice #7 for #JLMAY 2017

If you haven’t done so already click below to give Episode 12 a listen:

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Oscar is not having a good day.  Not a good day at all.

The video game industry has struck again J’onn!

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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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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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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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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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As Mentioned in Episode 08 – Make Way for Captain Thunder!

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If you haven’t already, be sure and give Episode 08 a listen!

This episode covers the story Make Way for Captain Thunder! from June 1974’s Superman #276.  You can find a beautiful reprint in Shazam: A Celebration of 75 Years.

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The Super-Hero World Championship is On the Line!

01 How Dare You

A Super Jerk is what he is.

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Cool Fan Art Via Reddit

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Here’s some cool fan art via Reddit to hold you over as you wait for the Scooby-Doo/Captain Marvel Shazam team up to hit the stands.

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Hopes for DC’s Rebirth

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I got this question via Twitter today:

Thanks a ton for asking Jamie!

Since Twitter is a limited forum (literally; 140 characters) I thought I’d use this space to answer more thoroughly and give others a chance to read it via this site.  [By the way, if any of you reading aren’t familiar with DC’s Rebirth concept you can find out more here.]

My answer comes in tiers because I have both great dreams and limited optimism.

Tier 1 would be the ultimate package: we get a Captain Marvel whose historical identity has been restored.  He’s named Captain Marvel, he’s working with the spirit of a Wizard named Shazam, and the creative team (specifically involving Doc Shaner) loves the character and is writing in the long established ethos of the character.  We’d also get Mary, CMJ, and the rest of the Captain Marvel family back throughout the series.  Cap is a sometimes member of the Justice League and gets called in from time to time, not always to settle down a rogue Superman.

Shaner

Tier 2 would be (my attempt) at a compromise position.  We’re stuck with the current Shazam name it appears, based on DC’s stated intentions.  That means we also have a Wizard named… Wizard I guess.  However, the creative team would calibrate the character according to Ordway’s Power of Shazam!, Morrison’s Thunderworld, and Shaner’s Convergence (which means they also wouldn’t buy the apparent editorial mandate at DC that everything be grimy in appearance and morally shady in narrative), providing the classic and yet modern take on Marvel’s characterization that has created generations of fans.

Thunderworld

Tier 3 is the level at which I’ll become furious with the project if DC doesn’t have enough sense to incorporate (not at my suggestion but rather for the sake of sanity).

And here it is, the absolute bare minimum standard that DC Comics can and should do, both in their own interests and the interest of fans:

Have a Billy Batson who isn’t a self-centered jerk.

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