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Thread: Shazam History & Future

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    I can't wait for the next one. I ready my kids each issue of the Jeff Smith one before bedtime when they were young. It wasn't perfect, but I really enjoyed it.
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    I thought the Roy Thomas/Phil Mandrake series was one of the best post Crisis launches DC had. I never understood why it didn't take off.

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    ^I hated the art on that book. Power of Shazam on the other hand...
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    Quote Originally Posted by PNGwynne View Post
    ^I hated the art on that book. Power of Shazam on the other hand...
    Yeah it was a little cruder than it needed to be. I've read that Mandrake was never going to be the ongoing artist in the planned series that fizzled.

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    Well, it was jarring, after Newton's efforts earlier. I was fully prepared to support Thomas because I loved All-Star Squadron, but I didn't enjoy the book.

    Mandrake seemed too gritty to me, like a fill-in Batman artist. But I do have a run of it, maybe I should haul them out for a re-read.
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    Anyone know what DC's plans are for the Marvels with Rebirth? Cap had been treated so badly after Power of Shazam, I just gave up--though I did read the kid-friendly titles.

    But Doc Shaner's Convergence was lovely.
    Last edited by PNGwynne; Sep 13, '17 at 3:36 PM.
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    To me, the story out shined the art which yeah, tonally it was all wrong. Thomas got it right, he updated the character, adding some fun things that i still enjoy but tried to keep it's spirit. I love that he mentioned that he was a fan of the Bridwell/Newton run.

    Ordway's initial book was awesome, he lost me in the ongoing series by rushing the whole thing back to "Fawcettville" too soon for my tastes.

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    My podcasting friend Siskoid and I covered the Marvels appearance on Batman: The Brave and the Bold, and I pleaded my case why Cartoon Network should give the classic Marvels a TV show already! Lots of discussion of the characters' history to boot.

    http://fireandwaterpodcast.com/podcast/fwteamup6/



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