Billy Batson and the Magic of Shazam #1

Billy Batson and the Magic of Shazam (DC Kids – Kunkel)

Welcome to the brand-new, all-fun adventures of Billy Batson as the World’s Mightiest Mortal — Captain Marvel, from acclaimed writer/artist Mike Kunkel (Herobear)!
Thanks to a magical rift created when Captain Marvel battled Mr. Mind’s monsters, 14-year-old Theo Adam has been returned to Earth from banishment. For Theo, there’s just one problem: He can’t remember the magic word that gives him the powers of Black Adam. There’s only one solution: follow Captain Marvel and get the word out of his alter ego, 11-year-old Billy Batson.

The DC Kids line has done it again, with bringing another property (Captain Marvel) to the hearts and minds of young geeks everywhere. This book has the same love-ability that Tiny Titans does, just aimed at a slightly older, yet still pre-teen target audience. Not only is the plot for the next higher level of reader, but the art also graduates to a slightly less elementary feel, yet it is still accessible for the kids. And while this is a DC Kids book, with secret codes, the Wizard’s narrative and a barely teen Black Adam… DC fans of all ages will love this book! Perfect for the young comic reader in your family!

Check out our interview of Jann Jones about this book here!

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Updated: July 28, 2008 — 3:32 pm

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