Sunday, June 9, 2019

Shazam! #6

 And sometimes, a comic just doesn't work.

   I'm a fan of the original Captain Marvel (now known as Shazam), and I usually enjoy Geoff Johns' writing - but for some reason, this new series just isn't working for me.

   Maybe it's the name change (if DC had a sense of humor they'd change his name to Captain Miracle), maybe it's just one reboot too many, maybe it's the silly nature of the different "lands" the Shazam Family are visiting (they owe more to nursery rhymes than to fantasy adventures), but I'm just not enjoying this storyline.

   There's still time to sort it out, of course, but so far it's just been kind of a mess.

Grade: C+


EDIT: Corrected image and title - I accidentally listed this as "Shazam! #5" in the original post.



Mr. Brooks said...

They overreached in trying to make it "modern". Makes early the Denny O'Neil SHAZAM stories look like C.C. Beck. Give me the E.N.B/Don Newton run any day!

Chuck said...

I agree!