Category: SHAZAM!

The SHAZAM! Archives Vol. 3

Writers: Rod Reed, C.C. Beck, Unknown Artists: C.C. Beck, George Tuska, Pete Costanza, Mac Raboy Foreword by Michael Uslan Published by DC COMICS This hardcover edition collects at series of stories originally published in 1941. Again, despite conventional wisdom of the “whimsical” nature of Captain Marvel’s earliest adventures, this edition, like Vol. 1 and Vol…

The SHAZAM! Archives Vol. 2

Written by Bill Parker, Joe Simon Art by C.C. Beck, Jack Kirby, Pete Costanza, Charles Sultan Forward by R.C. Harvey Published by DC Comics R.C. Harvey begins his Foreward to this 2nd Hardcover collection of early Captain Marvel comics by pointing out how these stories dispel the common myth that Captain Marvel’s stories were always…

The SHAZAM! Archives Vol. 1

Written by Bill Parker Drawn by C.C. Beck and Pete Costanza Foreword by Richard A. Lupoff Published by DC Comics This hardcover book is the first collected edition of stories of the original Captain Marvel, who has long been my favorite superhero. Within these pages are the first 14 stories in which Captain Marvel appeared,…

The Multiversity: Thunderworld Adventures #1

Written by Grant Morrison Drawn by Cameron Stewart Published by DC Comics The Multiveristy is a long miniseries written by Grant Morrison, with each issue taking place on a separate parallel universe. The conceit of the series is that in each universe the characters in the other universes are fictional comic-book characters, and so each…

SHAZAM!

When young boy Billy Batson says the name of the ancient wizard SHAZAM, he transforms into the World’s Mightiest Mortal, CAPTAIN MARVEL, with the wisdom of Solomon, the strength of Hercules, the stamina of Atlas, the power of Zeus, the courage of Achilles, and the speed of Mercury!

SUPERMAN/SHAZAM: FIRST THUNDER

I’ve written before that Captain Marvel is #1 on my list of 10 FAVORITE SUPERHEROES. Unfortunately, he’s vary rarely been portrayed correctly in the comics, in my opinion. This is one of those stories that nails it perfectly. Written by Judd Winick and drawn by Joshua Middleton, this was a 4-issue miniseries originally published by…