Last week, Captain Marvel Shazam Billy Batson and his super-powered alter ego returned to the spotlight in the pages of Justice League #0. For the new version, DC's going for a grittier, edgier version of the character that's sure to delight middle aged readers everywhere who want to see a little kid be a dick to everybody, but let's be honest: That grim darkness was always there, right from those original stories.
With the debut this month of newly ranked Captain Marvel Carol Danvers, Marvel has officially published stories featuring seven -- count 'em, seven --versions of the character, and that's not even counting any of the various alternate-universe incarnations. Why so many iterations? Well, basically, Marvel will lose its trademark on the name "Captain Marvel" if the compan
On sale now from Marvel Comics is Avenging Spider-Man #9, the latest issue of the publisher's typically high-energy and very humorous Spidey team-up book. Written by Kelly Sue DeConnick with art by Terry and Rachel Dodson with colors by Edgar Delgado, this issue finds Spider-Man and Captain Marvel on an adventure 50,000 feet in the air. Avenging Spider-Man is always a fun superhero action read and this issue lo
With the massive box office success of The Avengers (the film has earned more than one billion dollars at box offices worldwide), Marvel Studios has accomplished an extraordinary feat in franchise building; it has created a shared cinematic superhero universe based on the characters originally created by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee. Introducing its heroes across five movies was ambitious enough (Iron Man, Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor and Captain America), but betting
This week, War Rocket Ajax is proud to welcome Kelly Sue DeConnick to the podcast! We've been wanting to have her as a guest since the early days of the show, and now we have the chance to talk to her about Ghost, Captain Marvel, and how she made the transition from writing dialogue for manga to mainstream super-heroes, and you can listen to the whole episode right here at ComicsAlliance!War Rocket Ajax #110: Ignore the Broccoli People with Kelly Sue DeConnick
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It's time again to break down the convoluted history of a comic book character in the recurring segment we call Comics, Everybody by Curt Franklin and artist Chris Haley of Let's Be Friends Again! Today's subject: the DC Comics character Shazam (a.k.a. Captain Marvel), who recently changed his name and d
In today's Justice League #7, the series' regular writer Geoff Johns will be joined by artist and occasional collaborator Gary Frank for a new back-up feature entitled "The Curse of Shazam," which will introduce readers to the "New 52" version of the character formerly known as Captain Marvel, but henceforth known as Shazam. To help get readers
At Wondercon today, Marvel Comics announced that the Captain Marvel character is returning to comics, Ms. Marvel is getting a new costume, and the company will once again have a solo title starring a female character after months without one. And it was
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