Young orphan Billy Batson has bounced from foster home to foster home, but he's far from the ideal child. Brash and rude, Billy is a troubled teen that just can't seem to find a calling. But after a fateful night on a subway car, that all will change.
Brought to the feet of the magical wizard Shazam at the Rock of Eternity, Billy is imbued with powers beyond any mortal man. By shouting the wizard's name--Shazam!--the young teen is mystically transformed into the powerhouse known as Captain Marvel! Now given abilities that make him Earth's Mightiest Mortal at the utterance of a simple phrase, will Billy make the right choices and do what it takes to become a hero? Or will he succumb to the poor choices of youth--and the villainous Black Adam!
Geoff Johns and Gary Frank, the team behind the New York Times #1 best-selling graphic novel BATMAN: EARTH ONE, unite to re-invent Captain Marvel as a part of DC Comics--The New 52. Collected here for the first time ever is the series of back-ups that ran in the pages of Johns' critically acclaimed JUSTICE LEAGUE.
Collects the Shazam! stories that originally appeared in Justice League #7-11, #0 and #14-17.
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About the Author
Johns was born in Detroit and studied media arts, screenwriting, and film at Michigan State University. After moving to Los Angeles, he became an assistant to Richard Donner, director of Superman: The Movie. He and his mentor Donner later co-wrote Superman: Last Son featuring the return of General Zod.
Johns has written for various other media, including episodes of Smallville, Arrow and Adult Swim's Robot Chicken, for which he was nominated along with his co-writers for an Emmy. He is the Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment and resides in Los Angeles, California.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Absolutly amazing art and a stellar story which simultaniously updates Shazam to the 21st century and stays true to him and his 70 year old supporting characters
This has a different feel from many of the stories of the new 52, something almost "Christmas Special" about it, yet I say that in a good way. Billy Batson proves to be a fun and enjoyable Superhero and Johns gives him total believability when for example [SPOILER] he first becomes the hero Shazam he confronts people he doesn't like, and tries to get money to go buy stuff. This is a great story for casual and avid comic readers alike. It will not appeal to those who like dark and gritty, but it is full of the fun and action that makes so many fall in love with comics in the first place.