Anyone else loving the Captain Marvel backups?

#1 Posted by Metron144 (101 posts) - - Show Bio

I know he's called "shazam" now, but I'll always call him capt. marvel. I'm loving how batson is no longer a squeeky clean kid. He has a good heart, but he's more realistic for an orphan. The way Adam is handled so far makes him seem like a real threat. I'm hoping they eventually go the full issue format because it kind of sucks just getting a few pages each month. Anyone else really liking where Johns is taking things?

#2 Posted by Icarusflies (12246 posts) - - Show Bio

That's kinda the problem...I do like the backup okay (though I really liked Billy as squeaky-clean and miss that about the Marvel family), but I'm not willing to pay $4 for a series I don't want the main feature of.

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#3 Posted by Metron144 (101 posts) - - Show Bio

@Icarusflies: Is JSA THAT bad right now? It's not as interesting as earth 2 or aquaman, but it's decent IMO. I think it's about to pick up though.

#4 Posted by Icarusflies (12246 posts) - - Show Bio

@Metron144: It's not awful, but I don't like it enough to buy it right now. Maybe when they introduce a villain I actually care about. : /

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#5 Posted by Metron144 (101 posts) - - Show Bio

@Icarusflies said:

@Metron144: It's not awful, but I don't like it enough to buy it right now. Maybe when they introduce a villain I actually care about. : /

yeah I'm not a big fan of graves either.

#6 Posted by Funrush (1369 posts) - - Show Bio

@Metron144 said:

@Icarusflies: Is JSA THAT bad right now? It's not as interesting as earth 2 or aquaman, but it's decent IMO. I think it's about to pick up though.

It's... good. Not bad, but not great either. It's only worth it if you have a bit of cash leftover to blow. I'm liking Earth 2 better.

#7 Posted by Saucedo17 (135 posts) - - Show Bio

I think Captain Marvel/Shazam should get his own comic book series I've only read stuff from the new 52 but I'm liking Billy back story so far.

#8 Posted by Dernman (14016 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm loving the backup. It made me actually like the character. 

#9 Posted by cameron83 (6416 posts) - - Show Bio

not really,it finally got good when we saw black adam,but mainly it was boring....better art then JLA though,and it's a backstory.........

but maybe something more interesting could've got it,like a superman/batman story or something

#10 Posted by cameron83 (6416 posts) - - Show Bio

@Metron144 said:

@Icarusflies said:

@Metron144: It's not awful, but I don't like it enough to buy it right now. Maybe when they introduce a villain I actually care about. : /

yeah I'm not a big fan of graves either.

agreed,at least introduce vandal savage etc

#11 Posted by Metron144 (101 posts) - - Show Bio

@Funrush said:

@Metron144 said:

@Icarusflies: Is JSA THAT bad right now? It's not as interesting as earth 2 or aquaman, but it's decent IMO. I think it's about to pick up though.

It's... good. Not bad, but not great either. It's only worth it if you have a bit of cash leftover to blow. I'm liking Earth 2 better.

I'm loving earth 2 as well.

#12 Posted by sinestro_GL (3008 posts) - - Show Bio

I HATE HOW IT'S SO SHORT!

Every time I get to the end of the JLA story, I'm so happy to read Shazam! But that joy is short-lived as it quickly ends D:

#13 Posted by Funrush (1369 posts) - - Show Bio

@sinestro_GL said:

I HATE HOW IT'S SO SHORT!

Every time I get to the end of the JLA story, I'm so happy to read Shazam! But that joy is short-lived as it quickly ends D:

Shazam should've gotten it's own miniseries IMO.

#14 Posted by TDK_1997 (13707 posts) - - Show Bio

I like it a lot but I don't like when you just catch up with the story and it gets super interesting and it ends.

#15 Posted by sethysquare (3843 posts) - - Show Bio

I love the Shazam back up.

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