Captain Marvel discussion thread

#1 Edited by Supreme Marvel (11264 posts) - - Show Bio

Captain Marvel may not be one of the big three, but when they need someone to rival or help Superman, they sometime look to this man.

Here are a few comics in which Captain Marvel has had a big role in. Hope you enjoy!

Is there anyone here that likes him or his comics?

Kingdom Come
Shazam: The Greatest Stories Ever Told

Written by Bill Parker, Dennis O'Neil, Elliot S! Maggin and others; Art by C.C. Beck, Jack Kirby, Gil Kane, Barry Kitson and others; Cover by Alex Ross

An earth-shattering volume collecting stories from Whiz Comics #2,Captain Marvel Adventures #1,137,148, Marvel Family #21, 85, Shazam! #1, 14, DC Comics Presents Annual #3, Superman #276, L.E.G.I.O.N. '91 #31, Power of SHAZAM! #33 and Adventures in the DC Universe #5.

Shazam: The Power of Hope

Written by Paul Dini; Art by Alex Ross

SHAZAM!: POWER OF HOPE is a tale of a super-hero using his powers in the most human of ways, to instill hope in the hearts of children. When Billy Batson, Captain Marvel's adolescent alter ego, receives a letter from a terminally ill boy in the City's Children Hospital, he decides to spend a few days in the ward. A true kid at heart, Captain Marvel tries to shed some light in the children's lives by taking them on flying escapades and amazing them with stories of his exploits. Through amazing art and dynamic personal interaction, the true essence and innocence of Captain Marvel shines throughout this touching and emotional book.







The Trials if Shazam!

Written by Judd Winick; Art by Howard Porter Mauro & Cascioli; Cover by Porter & Cascioli

Collecting the first 6 issues of the new maxiseries by writer Judd Winick (OUTSIDERS, GREEN ARROW) and artist Howard Porter (JLA)! Freddie Freeman, also known as Captain Marvel Jr., has been left powerless, but is given the opportunity to take over the mantle of his mentor, Captain Marvel…if he can pass tests administered by the gods!

Collecting issues #7-12 of the maxiseries featuring Freddy Freeman's quest to gain the powers of Captain Marvel! Win or lose, Freddy may still need the help of the Justice League of America and Shadowpact to survive the "verdict"!


Superman/Shazam! First Thunder!

Written by Judd Winick; Art and cover by Josh Middleton

Witness the first meeting of The Last Son of Krypton and Earth's Mightiest Mortal in this thrilling collection of the stylish 4-issue miniseries! While Superman must stop members of a cult from stealing an ancient artifact from the Metropolis Natural History Museum, Captain Marvel must defeat giant robots rampaging through Fawcett City!


Justice

Written by Jim Krueger and Alex Ross; Art by Doug Braithwaite and Ross; Cover by Ross

First 4 issues of the acclaimed maxiseries by Jim Krueger (Earth X) and Alex Ross! The greatest criminal masterminds of our time appear to be acting in concert — but with a surprising plan that seeks to achieve more good than the JLA ever could!

The second serving of JUSTICE is now available in trade paperback! Featuring the amazing artistry of Alex Ross, this volume collects issues #5-8 of the hit maxiseries!

The final volume of the lushly illustrated maxiseries, featuring issues #9-12, is now available in trade paperback! The Super-Villains' plot to exploit the innocent thickens as the heroes discover that it may even affect their comrades! Guest-starring Black Adam, The Marvel Family, Doom Patrol, The Metal Men, The Titans, Supergirl and more!


Shazam: Monster society of Evil

Written by Jeff Smith; Art and Cover by Smith

Jeff Smith, the award-winning creator of BONE, tells the story of young orphan Billy Batson who finds himself transformed into the World's Mightiest Mortal whenever he says the magic word "Shazam!" after being granted the magical powers of the gods by an ancient wizard. In this hardcover collecting the acclaimed 4-issue miniseries, Billy must use these extraordinary abilities to face an invasion of alien creatures as well as stop mad scientist Dr. Sivana and his Monster Society of Evil from taking over the world!


DAY OF VENGEANCE

Written by Bill Willingham & Judd Winick; Art by Ian Churchill & Justiano

Spinning out of the events of COUNTDOWN TO INFINITE CRISIS and leading into INFINITE CRISIS, the reality-bending 6-issue miniseries from In this volume featuring DAY OF VENGEANCE #1-6, ACTION COMICS #826, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #639 and SUPERMAN #216, Superman and Captain Marvel face off against the evil of Eclipso! Meanwhile, Ragman finds himself at the magical core of the DCU, where he ends up aligned with an unlikely ally: The Enchantress. Together with a ragtag team of magic-based heroes they must face down a foe who has sworn to wipe out all magic...the Spectre! Featuring nearly every magical character of the DCU, DAY OF VENGEANCE may mark the end of magic as we know it.


JSA: Black Vengeance

Written by Geoff Johns; Art by Don Kramer, Keith Champagne and various; Cover by Alex Ross

Don't miss a new collection featuring JSA #68-75 plus pages from 66-67! The Spectre, without a human host, is running rampant, meting out a brutal form of justice encouraged by the new Eclipso! Plus, Atom Smasher seeks forgiveness, Degaton's plan to destroy the JSA is thwarted, and more!

Tie-in to Days of Vengeance


Billy Batson and the Magic of Shazam! #1

Written by Mike Kunkel; Art and Cover by Mike Kunkel

Welcome to the brand-new, all-fun adventures of Billy Batson as the World's Mightiest Mortal -- Captain Marvel, from acclaimed writer/artist Mike Kunkel (Herobear)! Thanks to a magical rift created when Captain Marvel battled Mr. Mind's monsters, 14-year-old Theo Adam has been returned to Earth from banishment. For Theo, there's just one problem: He can't remember the magic word that gives him the powers of Black Adam. There's only one solution: follow Captain Marvel and get the word out of his alter ego, 11-year-old Billy Batson.Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Mike Kunkel), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with black and white art by Kunkel). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.


Billy Batson and the Magic of Shazam! #2

Written by Mike Kunkel; Art and Cover by Mike Kunkel

Billy learns that there is a new kid at school – good luck making friends! Theo Adam has magically returned from banishment, and in the process he's completely forgotten the magic word that changes him into Black Adam! What he does know is that Billy has the same power, so he's going to do everything he can to get the secret word out of Billy – even if it means joining Billy's school and playing nice.


Billy Batson and the Magic of Shazam! #3

Written by Mike Kunkel; Cover and art by Mike Kunkel

Sometimes you just have one of those days. Billy just wants to stay Captain Marvel all the time and not change back into his normal self. That is, until Mary reminds him of a problem–he has detention! Meanwhile, Theo Adam now has the 7 Deadly Evils serving him as sidekicks. And he's not making matters any easier when he kidnaps Billy in hopes of stealing his power-granting magic word. When Mary finds Billy captured, she sets out to save him as Mary Marvel. But, things aren't always that simple when Theo Adam is around.












Billy Batson and the Magic of Shazam! #4

Written by Mike Kunkel; Art and Cover by Mike Kunkel

This is it: the exciting conclusion to the face-off between Captain Marvel and Black Adam! With Black Adam back to full power and four of the seven Evils still at his side, Billy and Mary need to team up to figure a way to defeat him. All this, plus a trip to the Rock of Eternity!











#2 Posted by never give up (9484 posts) - - Show Bio

Nice kudos.

#3 Posted by Nighthunter (28580 posts) - - Show Bio

nice thread

DC needs to relaunch the Marvel family in an ongoing, preferably by Johns

#4 Posted by Nighthunter (28580 posts) - - Show Bio
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JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #24
Written by Geoff Johns & Jerry Ordway
Art and variant cover by Jerry Ordway
Cover by Alex Ross
“Black Adam and Isis” part 2 and featuring an “Origins and Omens” backup! The Justice Society faces off against a fully powered Black Adam and his wife, Isis, for control of the Rock of Eternity. But when Mary Marvel enters the fray, will she side with the Justice Society or join the Black Marvel family?
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Alex Ross), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Jerry Ordway). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale February 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US








#5 Posted by The_Martian (36980 posts) - - Show Bio

I was never a huge fan of this character, but my grandpa loved him when he was younger.

#6 Posted by Supreme Marvel (11264 posts) - - Show Bio
Nighthunter said:
"Written by Geoff Johns & Jerry Ordway"
I could kiss Johns now! Ordway from Power of Shazam! days.

Alex Ross Cover as well. :D:D:D
#7 Posted by Nighthunter (28580 posts) - - Show Bio

oh god yeah

#8 Posted by Vance Astro (91114 posts) - - Show Bio

Alex Ross & Josh Middleton should stop doing covers..because almost everytime you open the book the artist who did the actual art work for it is so ridiculously bad in comparison.

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#9 Posted by Supreme Marvel (11264 posts) - - Show Bio
Vance Astro said:
"Alex Ross & Josh Middleton should stop doing covers..because almost everytime you open the book the artist who did the actual art work for it is so ridiculously bad in comparison."
LOL. Not many can keep on scale that Ross is on, in my opinion.
#10 Posted by Nighthunter (28580 posts) - - Show Bio

lol

the real talent of ross is on the covers and not on interior art though

#11 Posted by Vance Astro (91114 posts) - - Show Bio
Nighthunter said:
"lol

the real talent of ross is on the covers and not on interior art though

"
I have never seen anything from Ross that was bad.He even made the Wonder Twins and Ambiguously Gay Duo look cool.
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#12 Posted by Vance Astro (91114 posts) - - Show Bio
Supreme Marvel said:
"Vance Astro said:
"Alex Ross & Josh Middleton should stop doing covers..because almost everytime you open the book the artist who did the actual art work for it is so ridiculously bad in comparison."
LOL. Not many can keep on scale that Ross is on, in my opinion."
Well I mean if Ross did the cover and Middleton did the actual interior art..that would fly.They are both awesome.Or like in Marvel if Ross does the cover for Avengers\Invaders and Leinil Yu does the interior..that would be awesome..but when they get Ross to do the cover it seems they hire someone who is not even close in comparison to do the interior.
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#13 Posted by Supreme Marvel (11264 posts) - - Show Bio

Middleton, would have been Turner, Jim Lee, Gene Ha, Ed Benes, Adam Kubert, Van Sciver or Gary Frank would be good to draw after a Ross cover.

#14 Posted by Vance Astro (91114 posts) - - Show Bio
Supreme Marvel said:
"Middleton, would have been Turner, Jim Lee, Gene Ha, Ed Benes, Adam Kubert, Van Sciver or Gary Frank would be good to draw after a Ross cover."
The would all be awesome IMO.
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#15 Posted by Alpha (7322 posts) - - Show Bio

I've just recently became a fan of the character. I remember watching his live action tv show as a kid (him and Isis). I like that he rivals Superman. These two can always keep each other in check.

#16 Posted by Vance Astro (91114 posts) - - Show Bio

I always liked Captain Marvel and the Marvel family...Mary Marvel should get a new mini.

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#17 Posted by Supreme Marvel (11264 posts) - - Show Bio
Nighthunter said:
"DC needs to relaunch the Marvel family in an ongoing, preferably by Johns"
Totally agree. Judd Winick writes a lot of Captain Marvel now a days
#18 Posted by Vance Astro (91114 posts) - - Show Bio
Supreme Marvel said:
"Nighthunter said:
"DC needs to relaunch the Marvel family in an ongoing, preferably by Johns"
Totally agree. Judd Winick writes a lot of Captain Marvel now a days"
I agree as long as they leave out Uncle Marvel.
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#19 Posted by Supreme Marvel (11264 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah, and the tiger.
There are plenty of stories they could start off.

Mary Marvel returns to good.
Search for the Shazam Jr.
They could show how powerful Lord Marvel really is.
Sivana, Jonny Sorrow, Mr. Mind and all sorts of things. Him beating gods. the list goes on.

#20 Posted by deadpool4ever (6 posts) - - Show Bio

I really like Captain Marvel, but i haven't read a lot of his recent stuff. Now I'm really interested in what is happening with him and his family, so I'll probably try to catch up on his more recent adventures.

#21 Posted by Supreme Marvel (11264 posts) - - Show Bio

BILLY BATSON AND THE MAGIC OF SHAZAM! #5

Written by Mike Kunkel; Art and Cover by Mike Kunkel

Strange things are happening, and Captain Marvel is pretty sure it has something to do with a certain crazy doctor! With the help of two sentient cockroaches, Dr. Sivana has recently escaped from Fawcett City Penitentiary and set out to take over the world. Using the one skill he has – being a mad scientist – Sivana creates a robotic mayhem on the city of Fawcett. But he needs more power, and it would appear that his archenemies Captain Marvel and Mary Marvel might be just what the doctor ordered.
#22 Posted by the human Juggernaut (7224 posts) - - Show Bio
Alpha said:
"I've just recently became a fan of the character. I remember watching his live action tv show as a kid (him and Isis). I like that he rivals Superman. These two can always keep each other in check."

you used to say he was only as strong as wonder woman
#23 Posted by PowerHerc (81602 posts) - - Show Bio
@Supreme Marvel:
Thanks for posting this stuff.   
 
Captain Marvel is very cool and (imo) DC should have a Big Four with Cap in there with Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman.
#24 Posted by Primmaster64 (21138 posts) - - Show Bio

Billy should be like 21 now right?

#25 Posted by Video_Martian (5645 posts) - - Show Bio

I LOVE CAPTAIN MARVEL/SHAZAM!!!

#26 Posted by Primmaster64 (21138 posts) - - Show Bio

Should CM go to Dynamite comics?

#27 Posted by Kallarkz (3303 posts) - - Show Bio
eh i wouldn't want to see him switch companies....BUT if they were to actually USE him in decent ways with good writers...i wouldn't mind so much.
#28 Posted by PowerHerc (81602 posts) - - Show Bio
@Kallarkz said:
"

                    eh i wouldn't want to see him switch companies....BUT if they were to actually USE him in decent ways with good writers...i wouldn't mind so much.

                   

                "

I wholly agree with your sentiments.
#29 Posted by Primmaster64 (21138 posts) - - Show Bio

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