The Trials Of Shazam #1

September 25, 2006 | Comics


The Trials Of Shazam #1 (of 12)
DC Comics
$4/$2.99 US
*** (out of five)

It’s time for a new Captain Marvel.
Hot on the heels of the Day Of Vengeance and Infinite Crisis crossover miniseries, Earth’s mightiest mortal is getting used to his new role as the keeper of the Rock of Eternity.
Without the aid of the rock’s former keeper, the wizard Shazam, Billy Batson is charged with both keeping a watchful eye for magical dangers that threaten the planet, and with stopping them.
But in this new era of magic, things don’t always work out that way they should and Billy finds himself transformed not just from a tween boy to Captain Marvel and back, but in a dramatic twist, into someone unfamiliar.
Writer Judd Winick and artist Howard Porter begin to set the stage for the future this DC Comics stalwart, but they’ve cut their work cut out for them to make the character once aptly dubbed “Captain Whitebread” relevant again.

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