Shazam #1

DC Comics

Written by Mark Waid

Art by Dan Mora

Colors by Alejandro Sanchez

Letters by Troy Peteri

The Rundown: Billy Batson will discover that his powers come at a cost.

Billy Batson has returned to life as a superhero while also trying to balance his life as a kid. As he spends his time at the Rock of Eternity, he gets a visit from Freddy who is still upset that he and his other siblings have lost their powers. As Billy returns to the real world, he is unaware that he is being watched inside his sanctuary.

When he decides to go help people, the Captain finds himself being thanked for being a hero and replies in a totally unexpected and un-hero like way.

The Story: I’m just going to admit that I’m not the biggest fan of Shazam and really just opened the issue to see Mora’s art, but as I read the issue, I really enjoyed it. Waid has done a great job of creating a jumping off point for potential new readers while also keeping the spirit of the character and his previous adventures. I liked this issue a lot and there are not only some great character moments within it, but a conflict within it that is compelling and entertaining. I actually want to see where this story goes next.

The Art: Mora delivers some amazing visuals throughout the issue. The art is bright, vibrant and beautifully detailed. You get a great visual sense of the characters as well as the world they inhabit.

Shazam #1



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