Shazam: The World's Mightiest Mortal, Volume 1

Shazam: The World's Mightiest Mortal, Volume 1

by Dennis O'Neil

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Overview

The 1970s adventures of Shazam—Now the star of his very own movie—are collected in color for the first time!

In 1973 DC brought back one of the most beloved superheroes of all time: Shazam!

After a 20-year publication hiatus, the popular Golden Age hero (dubbed "the Big Red Cheese" by his archnemesis, Dr. Sivana) returned with a bang for a series of all-new adventures. Back in the '40s, comic books featuring Shazam sold millions of copies. These comics from the '70s combined the timeless and cartoony artwork of C.C. Beck (the original artist from the 1940s) with a modern, self-conscious sensibility from writers such as Denny O'Neil.

Shazam!: The World's Mightiest Mortal Vol. 1 collects Shazam! #1-18.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401288396
Publisher: DC Comics
Publication date: 06/04/2019
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 739,308
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Dennis O'Neil began his career as a comic book writer in 1965 at Charlton, where then-editor Dick Giordano assigned him to several features. When Giordano moved to DC, O'Neil soon followed. At DC, O'Neil scripted several series for Giordano and Julius Schwartz, quickly becoming one of the most respected writers in comics. O'Neil earned a reputation for being able to "revamp" such characters as Superman, Green Lantern, Captain Marvel, and Batman, whom O'Neil brought back to his roots as a dark, mysterious, gothic avenger. Besides being the most important Batman writer of the 1970s, O'Neil served as an editor at both Marvel and DC. After a long tenure as Group Editor of the Batman line of titles, he retired to write full-time.

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