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Reviewing 2006’s Justice #7 for JLMay 2017

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Reviewing 2006’s Justice #7 for JLMay 2017

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)!

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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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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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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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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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Episode 08 – Make Way for Captain Thunder!

Episode 08 – Make Way for Captain Thunder!

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!

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Episode 07 – The 70s Shazam Revival Origin

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Episode 07 – The 70s Shazam Revival Origin

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.!

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Episode 06 – Knock-Off Captain Marvels

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Episode 06 – Knock-Off Captain Marvels

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!

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Episode 05 – Interview with Jeff Farham

Episode 05 – Interview with Jeff Farham

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.

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Episode 04 – Review of the Justice League: Darkseid War Shazam One-Shot

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Episode 04 – Review of the Justice League: Darkseid War Shazam One-Shot

This brief episode of the Shazamcast focuses on the recently released Justice League: Darkseid War Shazam #1 One-Shot.  Despite some weaknesses, this issue turns out to be one of the best of all the Darkseid War one-shots as well as a stand-out single-issue. Join us for the details!