Holy Moley! We’ve got an official trailer for Shazam! – seems like a great time to Shazamcast!
On this episode we’re diving into the trailer and all the issues surrounding it:
How do we explain the overwhelmingly positive response to the trailer?
What does this mean for the future of the character Captain Marvel / Shazam?
Can the film transcend the Curse of Shazam source material?
All that and more, including one particular head-scratcher coming out of the trailer, in this episode of The Shazamcast! – Earth’s Mightiest Captain Marvel Podcast!
The Shazamcast is up for #JLMay2017 – we’re looking at Alex Ross’ Justice #7 (from 2006). Inside you’ll find Alex Ross loving on The World’s Mightiest Mortal, Hal Jordan going from As the World Turns to actual limbo, and Superman taking the best version of the JLA (sorry Firestorm!) into his Fortress of Solitude for team building and trust falls.
It’s all here in The Shazamcast‘s 12th Episode. After you are done listening be sure to head over to the Comic Reflections podcast for the next episode in the thrilling #JLMay2017 podcast crossover event (or look below for the list of participating podcasts in order of episode number so you can catch up)!
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.
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.
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.
Finally! After a very long delay the Shazamcast! is back with an episode covering Make Way for Captain Thunder! from June 1974’s Superman #276. Tune in find out who wins The Super-Hero Championship of the World!
So what happens when you launch a major character’s triumphant return to comics by picking up the story exactly where it left off two decades prior? Tune in to this episode of the Shazamcast, reviewing 1973’s Shazam! #1, to find out and don’t forget to check out the As Mentioned post for this episode’s visual companion pieces.!
It turns out that not even an unjust trademark lawsuit can keep Earth’s Mightiest Mortal down for long! Despite Captain Marvel’s absence from the publishing world his mythos continues to show up repeatedly in new characters. While these characters aren’t particularly memorable they demonstrate the enduring power of the Captain Marvel character. When you’re done listening to this episode be sure to visit shazamcast.com and check out the As Mentioned post for this episode!
This interview with Jeff Farham of The World’s Mightiest Marvel blog amounts to a winding conversation which addresses Captain Marvel from multiple angles. We touch on the television series from the 70s, being too tight to buy important issues, and even the religious metaphors present within the Captain Marvel character. Hopefully the center will be found in the Golden Age Captain Marvel and serve to help people connect with the character more.
One note: the recording is really choppy early on. I think you’ll find it settles down an becomes an easier listen pretty quickly though.