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
DC Comics kicked off Saturday at New York Comic Con with a discussion of all of the publisher's Justice League titles. Topics included the future of Captain Marvel, the new take on Darkseid, Ann Nocenti's status as a "token female" and Wonder Woman's new parentage. The panel featured Senior Vice President of Sales Bob Wayne, Chief Creative Officer and popular writer Geoff Johns (Justice League, Aquaman), Co-Publis
So yeah. That happened.
Oh, relax. Despite the unfortunate modern-day subtext of that panel, the crook here only means it in the sense of generally harming. Point is, I've been reading through a lot of Golden Age Captain Marvel Adventures comics lately, and if I've learned nothing, it's that Billy Batson and his super-heroic alter ego face even stranger situations than the average Golden Age hero, and that's saying something. Being stranded in a futur
Remember the one-page Batgirl/Supergirl comic by Mike Maihack that we all loved and thought was the greatest thing ever? What we neglected to mention at the time was that it was inspired by a similarly awesome one-page, six-panel Captain Marvel comic created by writer Nate Cosby and artist Evan "Doc" Shaner. With no sight of Captain Marvel in the new DC Universe, their strip could be the only Shazam! action you get for a while. Luckily, i