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PostSubject: Anyone else like the new SHAZAM??   Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:40 am

Has anyone else here read the new Shazam backup story in Justice League #7 yet? There was alot of controversy and belly aching over this new version of Captain Marvel. One of the sore points being his name being officially changed to Shazam. I myself really liked the short story. I think they are taking a new look and a creative one at the character. I'm hopng the story stays strong enough and DC will give Shazam his own title. Here's hoping.

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PostSubject: Re: Anyone else like the new SHAZAM??   Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:53 pm

I'm still torn on it. I really liked it when I first read it, but then the complaints from other folks started to make sense to me.

What I do like is:
It's Shazam.
I think it's a cool format to have it as a mini-story at the back of each Justice League. It's like a bonus you get for buying the JL book.
I honestly don't know a lot about Captain Marvel/Shazam, so maybe it's easier to like for me than hard core Shazam guys.

What I don't like:
The orphan kid that becomes Shazam. ( I forget his name now.) He seemed like kind of a brat.
The way Shazam came out seemed kind of sudden. Like it was the story of the orphan and then all of there was a full page Shazam. But maybe they'll explain more in the next issue.

Overall. I liked Shazam in Kingdom Come a lot, so I am going to keep going with this.

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PostSubject: Re: Anyone else like the new SHAZAM??   Tue May 01, 2012 8:16 pm

Well I read the second installment of SHAZAM in JL #8 last night. I'm still liking it so far.

Billy is a brat in this version. But i think we'regoing to see that it's all a fasade for a deeper soul who is very good at heart. You already see evidence of that when he feels bad for making the other little girl cry. I hope it goes over well enough that we see a new Shazam series. Fingers crossed.

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PostSubject: Re: Anyone else like the new SHAZAM??   Thu Jul 26, 2012 1:20 am

Through issue 11 of Justice League, which is still bad ass, but the Shazam story is sooooooooo slow. It's time for Shazam to take a shit or get off the pot already. I don't care about orphans. I wanna see that golden lightning bolt.

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PostSubject: Re: Anyone else like the new SHAZAM??   Thu Jul 26, 2012 5:04 pm

I like the build-up. I think we should see SHAZAM soon. i still think that they should have him be in his own universe instead of the regular DCU.

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PostSubject: Re: Anyone else like the new SHAZAM??   Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:09 am

I honetly don't know about the original Shazam origin story. Is this new one similar?

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PostSubject: Re: Anyone else like the new SHAZAM??   Sun Aug 12, 2012 5:51 pm

Looks like we're going to see Billy become Shazam! in the next issue. cheers

I'm not overly familiar with the origin of Shazam! either. But the traincar thing must be a constant in it. Because in the newer shrot film Superman/SHAZAM!: The Return Of Black Adam, Billy is on a traincar when he gets taken to the Wizards lair. I'll have to look into the origin more I guess.

I still say I wish they'd not have SHAZAM! in the regular DCU, and have him in his own universe. Not Earth-2 either. His own world with his own villains and cast of characters. I'm curious to see how they have him fit into the DCU. I just think he's too similar to Superman in alot of ways.

And speaking of the short film The Return Of Black Adam, here's a link to the movie on Amazon. It's really good and the other short films on the same disc are awesome too.Give them a watch, you won't be unhappy.

http://www.amazon.com/Superman-Shazam-Return-Black-Showcase/dp/B003Z8ZCDO/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1344813021&sr=1-1&keywords=superman+shazam+the+return+of+black+adam

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