Or are they just gonna continue lumping him with the JL side stories? One of my favorite characters not being a focal point is not right. But I do like the back story with Billy Watson though...
When is Captain Marvel going to get his own Ongoing book?
I agree, Captain Marvel is one of Dc's greatest heroes and they haven't used him to his full potential for a while now. I mean they could easily have given one of the 4 new comic series beginning in September to him instead of Phantom Stranger or Talon.
He is the replacement member for Hal Jorden right now. I think that is a good and if the upcoming Trinity war has a team that consists of Superman, Captain Marvel,Wonder Woman and Aquaman who can stop that team? I do not see anyone expect for Martian Manhunter on the JLA that is in the same league.
DC had better get with the program if they want me to buy a Shazam series based on what I've seen in the Shazam back ups in Justice League. I was willing to give new Billy a shot but when he starts stealing from ATM's, I don't care if it was Freddy's idea, we got a problem.
They are missing the one thing that makes Billy Batson a likable character. The fantasy. Billy Batson lives in a fantasy world outside of other superheroes. Let me explain.
Billy Batson turning into Captain Marvel is wish fulfillment in it's purest form. Every kid at some point wishes they could be a superhero. Billy has that. Billy's origin is truly fantastic, chosen by an ancient wizard to stand against the seven deadly enemies of man and given the powers of the gods.
I've once heard Billy Batson likened to Peter Pan. That's not too far off. Billy and Peter Pan both have the same kind of freedom and wish fulfillment. Both live every kid's dream, to have absolute freedom, to have grand adventures and loving every second of it.
If you want a more serious hero with powers similar to Captain Marvel's, read Superman. He deals in science and technology, things that CAN be explained. Captain Marvel? He's on the opposite side of the spectrum. He deals in magic and fantasy, things that can't be explained but are wondrous to say the least.
@TDK_1997: Yet it at the same time alienates his old fans completely. I'm all for alternate takes on characters, but not when said takes blatantly disregard key facets about the character. In an alternate universe story this would be fine, but the Billy represented is NOT in an alternate universe he's in the main DCU.
I was willing to give this new Billy a chance. I was fine with the fact he's now called Shazam, though I think Captain Thunder would've been a slightly better alternative. I was willing to put up with the fact Billy wasn't exactly the nicest kid out there. But when they have Billy Batson using his powers to STEAL that's where I draw the line. I don't care if he was talked into it, it doesn't work.
If DC fixes him then I'll read a series with him no questions asked, but until then I refer to this Billy Batson as Captain Bizarro.
@Smart_Dork_Dude: For the using powers for stealing - things aren't finished at lal.I think Geoff Johns will make him realize that he is bad and shouldn't his powers like he is using them now.He will become the good kid he was and will continue his life as being part of the JLA.
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