SHAZAM #1

Review by: comicBOOKchris

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Script by ERIC WALLACE
Art by CLIFF RICHARDS
Cover by CLIFF CHIANG

Size: 32 pages
Price: 2.99

I picked up Shazam #1 solely because I enjoy the exploits of the
Marvel family, and have been anxiously awaiting the continuation of
their story since the big shake-up in the excellent JSA “Black
Adam & Isis” arc, where the wizard Shazam stripped Billy and Mary
Bastion of their powers and begun to scheme about how to deal with
Freddy Freeman’s powers. This one-shot issue didn’t so much advance the
story, but served as a reminder that “Yes, these characters still exist
and the status quo hasn’t changed since JSA“. It was a decent
enough story, as it was a good introduction to the Marvel’s current
story if anything. Cliff Richard’s art has a nice painted texture that
mirrors Jerry Ordway’s style, and even though the story was serviceable,
there was some straight up cornball lines spoken (and not in that
nostalgic corny style that suits a Marvel family book so well). The
story is looking to continue into Titans #32, and while I haven’t
really enjoyed the book at all, I’ll certainly check out the upcoming
story since it’s one I’m interested in. Buy this only if you care about
the characters.

Story: 3 - Good
Art: 4 - Very Good

Comments

  1. I agree with your review. I hated the line about the villain mentioning that she can’t get a good sports package in Hell. It was dumb.

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