Posts tagged Shazam

DC Planet has a preview of Justice League of America #13, a “Forever Evil” tie-in by Matt Kindt, Eddy Barrows, Tom Derenick, Eber Ferreira, Marc Deering, and Allen Martinez.

DC Planet has a preview of Justice League of America #13, a “Forever Evil” tie-in by Matt Kindt, Eddy Barrows, Tom Derenick, Eber Ferreira, Marc Deering, and Allen Martinez.

IGN interviewed Geoff Johns about upcoming stories in Justice League and the ramifications of events in Forever Evil. Geoff had this to say about Shazam’s reaction to the new leader of the League.

The dynamic is going to be, there’s going to be tension, I think a lot of fun, there’s going to be some good humor. Shazam asks right away, “What’s so bad about Lex Luthor? He seems like a pretty smart guy.”

IGN interviewed Geoff Johns about upcoming stories in Justice League and the ramifications of events in Forever Evil. Geoff had this to say about Shazam’s reaction to the new leader of the League.

The dynamic is going to be, there’s going to be tension, I think a lot of fun, there’s going to be some good humor. Shazam asks right away, “What’s so bad about Lex Luthor? He seems like a pretty smart guy.”

Bleeding Cool reports a rumor that what happens before DC’s weekly series The New 52: Futures End set 5 years in the future is a multiverse war.
I wonder if this will tie into Grant Morrison’s Multiversity. 

Bleeding Cool reports a rumor that what happens before DC’s weekly series The New 52: Futures End set 5 years in the future is a multiverse war.

I wonder if this will tie into Grant Morrison’s Multiversity

There is “Forever Evil” sale going on over at Comixology. Included in the sale is the former JSA member Black Adam’s mini-series by Peter Tomasi and Doug Mahnke. Also if you want to check out some loosely affiliated JSA books Final Crisis (big crossover), Villains United (crossover that sets up Secret Six), and Secret Six (featuring the daughter of Vandal Savage and the son of Ragman). 

There is “Forever Evil” sale going on over at Comixology. Included in the sale is the former JSA member Black Adam’s mini-series by Peter Tomasi and Doug Mahnke. Also if you want to check out some loosely affiliated JSA books Final Crisis (big crossover), Villains United (crossover that sets up Secret Six), and Secret Six (featuring the daughter of Vandal Savage and the son of Ragman). 

Thoughts on Wednesday’s Books

imageI’ve seen that guy before! Crossover! Crossover! Crossover! 
Justice League Dark #23

imageI felt the same way as Brainy here about the last issue of Legion. There are some rather big Earth 2 ramifications I will get into later. I’m not too happy about what they might imply.
Legion of Super-Heroes #23

imageIt looks like Scott Snyder and Jim Lee are giving us a Golden Age Sueperman doppelganger. I’m interested to see where this morally grey character goes. It kind of reminds me of Red Son a little bit.
Superman Unchained #3

imageWas Condor originally a pitch for Black Condor? Also, I wish Dinah felt less “broken.”
Birds of Prey #23

imageSo It seems from solicitations that Pandora is going to keep fighting the Shazam villains the Seven Deadly Sins after “Trinity War” is over. Three issues in I’m kind of bored this fight. Is that what her whole ongoing series is going to be filled with? Why does she have a ongoing and not Shazam? I’d much rather see him fighting these things. Was it ever answered why she looks like Zealot? Or is that just because Jim Lee designed the both. Obviously the markings on her face are “Shazam” bolts. Also I don’t know why she was stalking all the new 52 characters. Was that ever revealed?
Trinity of Sin: Pandora #3

Did you see anything of note in your comics?

Hero Complex has a preview of Justice League Dark #23, part 5 of “Trinity War” by Jeff Lemire and Mikel Janin.

Hero Complex has a preview of Justice League Dark #23, part 5 of “Trinity War” by Jeff Lemire and Mikel Janin.

The New York Post has a preview of Justice League of America #7, part 4 in the “Trinity War” crossover written by Geoff Johns, Jeff Lemire, and with art by Doug Mahnke and Christian Alamy.

The New York Post has a preview of Justice League of America #7, part 4 in the “Trinity War” crossover written by Geoff Johns, Jeff Lemire, and with art by Doug Mahnke and Christian Alamy.

DC Comics has character design work of Black Adam, Amon, and Adriana for Justice League of America #7.4: Black Adam by Edgar Salazar.
Pre-New 52 Amon and Adriana gained powers to became Osiris and Isis. I wonder if the “gods” have the same path planned for these two.

DC Comics has character design work of Black Adam, Amon, and Adriana for Justice League of America #7.4: Black Adam by Edgar Salazar.

Pre-New 52 Amon and Adriana gained powers to became Osiris and Isis. I wonder if the “gods” have the same path planned for these two.

Newsarama spoke with DC Editor Brian Cunningham about last week’s and upcoming events in “Trinity War.” The interview also has preview art from Justice League #23 by Ivan Reis and written by Geoff Johns. Here is what Cunningham had to say about Shazam’s role in the cross-over.

Nrama: Let’s talk briefly about Constantine #5, which was released the same week as Justice League Dark #22. Why is John Constantine so convinced that Shazam’s power will be a problem now?

Cunningham: For starters, the power of Shazam is big-time power to wield. Also a tremendous responsibility to use. And it’s all in the hands of a 15-year-old kid, which — I don’t know about you — but if this were the real world and a kid had access to that power, it’s enough to give anyone pause. So John is naturally very wary about Billy Batson wielding this enormous power irresponsibly.

So, “Constantine being Constantine,” he steals the power for himself instead. But what he finds out about the power surprises even him. Oh, and the power of Shazam hurts like a mutha if you’re not the chosen one to wield it. A small price to pay, though.
And there’s another reason John took Shazam away from the main “Trinity War” scene. One that ultimately backfires in so many ways.

Newsarama spoke with DC Editor Brian Cunningham about last week’s and upcoming events in “Trinity War.” The interview also has preview art from Justice League #23 by Ivan Reis and written by Geoff Johns. Here is what Cunningham had to say about Shazam’s role in the cross-over.

Nrama: Let’s talk briefly about Constantine #5, which was released the same week as Justice League Dark #22. Why is John Constantine so convinced that Shazam’s power will be a problem now?

Cunningham: For starters, the power of Shazam is big-time power to wield. Also a tremendous responsibility to use. And it’s all in the hands of a 15-year-old kid, which — I don’t know about you — but if this were the real world and a kid had access to that power, it’s enough to give anyone pause. So John is naturally very wary about Billy Batson wielding this enormous power irresponsibly.

So, “Constantine being Constantine,” he steals the power for himself instead. But what he finds out about the power surprises even him. Oh, and the power of Shazam hurts like a mutha if you’re not the chosen one to wield it. A small price to pay, though.

And there’s another reason John took Shazam away from the main “Trinity War” scene. One that ultimately backfires in so many ways.

Comixology has a Flashpoint sale going on. The sale encompasses all Flashpoint mini-series, and the Booster Gold and The Flash tie-in issues. I’d suggest checking out the main series for some cool appearances of Shazam and Sandman. James Robinson writes three great issues of Flashpoint: The Outsider. Plus James has said on the Comic Vine Podcast that he took some inspiration from the Flashpoint Batman for the first Earth 2 Batman:

Tony Guerrero: Was your Batman older than the regular Batman if he had a teenage daughter?
James Robinson: Uh, well, it’s never mentioned. Yeah, he kind of is isn’t he? I always pictured him as kind of like — a when everything — this is how I imagined it, that when everything — again people will get weird ‘cause they will think it’s Thomas Wayne and it isn’t but in the way that they’re like amalgams. You know like the Atom is an amalgam (he previously noted in the podcast that the new Earth 2 Atom is an amalgam of the Golden Age Atom, Atom-Smasher, and Damage). I sort of pictured him as post-Flashpoint being a Batman that was kind of Bruce Wayne if Bruce Wayne was an amalgam with the Thomas Wayne character from Flashpoint. So as a result he is probably ten years older.

Comixology has a Flashpoint sale going on. The sale encompasses all Flashpoint mini-series, and the Booster Gold and The Flash tie-in issues. I’d suggest checking out the main series for some cool appearances of Shazam and Sandman. James Robinson writes three great issues of Flashpoint: The Outsider. Plus James has said on the Comic Vine Podcast that he took some inspiration from the Flashpoint Batman for the first Earth 2 Batman:

Tony Guerrero: Was your Batman older than the regular Batman if he had a teenage daughter?

James Robinson: Uh, well, it’s never mentioned. Yeah, he kind of is isn’t he? I always pictured him as kind of like — a when everything — this is how I imagined it, that when everything — again people will get weird ‘cause they will think it’s Thomas Wayne and it isn’t but in the way that they’re like amalgams. You know like the Atom is an amalgam (he previously noted in the podcast that the new Earth 2 Atom is an amalgam of the Golden Age Atom, Atom-Smasher, and Damage). I sort of pictured him as post-Flashpoint being a Batman that was kind of Bruce Wayne if Bruce Wayne was an amalgam with the Thomas Wayne character from Flashpoint. So as a result he is probably ten years older.