A few weeks ago, I asked my pal Andrew Weiss if he knew of any Captain Marvel stories that involved boxing that I could use for my annual pugilism-themed December 26th post, and he pointed me to Captain Marvel Adventures #35 and the story of Radar, the International Policeman. Under ordinary circumstances, the story of Billy Batson's alter-ego get
Christmas has once again come and gone, but before the holidays are over, there's one last celebration we all have to get through before New Year's rolls around and puts a cap on it: Boxing Day! The only problem is that the True Meaning of Boxing Day has been explored in roughly zero movies (as opposed to the True Meaning of Christmas, which has been pretty thoroughly dealt with in about 4,926), so I always just tend to think of it as a wintry celebration of people punching each other in the face.
I always try to cele
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.
And to prove it, I'm
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
What's that you say? You really wanted to read the new Shazam backup strip by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank, but didn't want to pay $3.99 and buy the entire Justice League #7 for just a handful of pages? With one magic word -- well, really, a special download code, but poh-tay-to, poh-tah-to -- a free digital version of the first episode can be yours for free... but only if you act as fast as (magic) lightning.DC is using last week'
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
Today's New York Post ran the first image of the new, "New 52" version of DC Comics' Hero Formerly Known as Captain Marvel, who we already know has been renamed "Shazam." Created in 1939 by artist C. C. Beck and writer Bill Parker, the character will make his post-reboot debut later this month in Justice
When Captain Marvel finally makes his belated entry into DC's September-launched New 52 iverse, he'll do so with one rather big change: He'll no longer be Captain Marvel, but Shazam. Writer and DC Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns, who will be reintroducing the character in the "Curse of Shazam" back-up strip that will begin running in March's Justice League #7, explained the name change in a Newsarama interview.
"Well, there are a lot of reasons for the chang