Monday, June 1, 2015

Convergence: Shazam #2 (of 2)

    After a promising start last month, the Convergence: SHAZAM two-issue micro-mini-series ends up slogging its way to the finish line.

   It's a shame, because I love the Fawcett characters so much, and who knows how long until we see the real Marvel Family back in action?

   But after finally bringing back Captain Marvel, Mary Marvel and Captain Marvel, Jr. (the hero who cannot speak his own name), the story pits the Marvels against Steampunk Batman (revived from an Elseworlds tale I've either forgotten or never read).

   It's not much of a fight, as the two team up to fight an odd gathering of bad guys.

   As before, the art is terrific, and there's a nice sequence where Billy and Cap have an internal dialogue - but it all just kinda runs out of gas at the end (not unlike the entire Convergence idea, perhaps).

   We can only hope that someday, somehow, DC will see its way clear to bringing back the Marvels in a setting befitting their strengths.

   I can dream, can't I?

Grade: B



Kevin Findley said...

Gotham By Gaslight was hardly steampunk Batman. Fifty lashes with a rolled up copy of Cobb: Off The Leash for you!

Chuck said...

Argh! That's right, I was blanking on "Gotham by Gaslight" (which I have indeed read). Sorry for the Steampunk snark.Thanks, Kevin!