View Full Version : New Shazam Series from DC's Kid Imprint
Aug 13, '07, 9:28 AM
By Mike Kunkel (Herobear and Kid)
Spinning out of Shazam Monster Society of Evil. Published under the Johnny DC Banner that traditionally has the animated DC books and WB cartoon tie in stuff.
Aug 13, '07, 9:33 AM
Gonna take a while to get used to that art but I need more kid friendly books to read to my kids.
Earth 2 Chris
Aug 13, '07, 9:49 AM
They also announced a series based on the DC Super Friends pre-K toyline, and "The Tiny Titans". Little pre-Teen Titans. Weird, but welcome!
Aug 13, '07, 1:05 PM
Not a big fan of the art either...but glad to have CAPTAIN MARVEL back instead of the long white-haired loser currently in the Trials mini.
Aug 13, '07, 4:22 PM
I'm not familiar with Mike Kunkel or Hero Bear. Is the image a good example of his work or some sketches thrown together for the announcement?
Aug 13, '07, 4:36 PM
the art is tough to get used to but seeing shazam in akids book can only help keep the hero stuff going whih in turn will kep mego's going. mike
Aug 13, '07, 5:28 PM
What the Hell is that Crap?!
Aug 13, '07, 5:44 PM
I hope it doesn't take too much of a cue from Monster Society, little kids will be asleep by the end of the first issue.
Aug 13, '07, 6:05 PM
Don't like the art either. It reminds me of that cartoon series Nick had on awhile back,The Xs.
Aug 13, '07, 6:53 PM
Ya know it sucks that DC still has to resort to a title like "Billy Batson and the Magic of Shazam" when a simple "Captain Marvel" would do quite nicely....sigh...stupid trademarks.
Aug 14, '07, 7:25 AM
I'll pick it up to see if it is any good ... the sketchy art doesn't bother me, at least it's different!!!
Aug 14, '07, 8:33 AM
I was bumping around google and found a couple examples of Mike Kunkel's work.
Very impressive. Much cleaner then the very sketchy example we were given.
Aug 14, '07, 6:37 PM
i thought HeroBear was a cute book, i think he's a great choice for a Shazam! book. i'll def be getting this...
...and i'll be getting it for my nephew, who i turned onto Shazam! via theJeff Smith series.
Aug 21, '07, 11:22 PM
The art as shown in the new Shazam series is disappointing. My favorite Shazam artist is Rich Buckler who drew the appearances of cap in DC Comics Presents in the 80's and the Superman v. Shazam Treasury. Now that was great art- Neal Adams inspired.
Aug 22, '07, 4:02 PM
I'll at least give the book a flip-through. DC seems to be wanting to revitalize Captain Marvel, and I've thought for a long time that he'd be a perfect fit for younger readers. Keep the book lighthearted and fun, and they may be surprised by the response - especially if they could get it into toy aisles and bookstores. You know, places kids actually are anyway, without having to go into a specialty store.
Aug 22, '07, 10:00 PM
i will check it out at borders then if i like it get it through amazaon and the museum link. :grin:
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