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    Johns is building out a whole history for the source of Shazam’s magic that expands far beyond just Earth. Johns cited fantasy works such as The Chronicles of Narnia, Alice in Wonderland, and The Wizard of Oz as inspiration for how he’ll be using Shazam to open doorways to other magical realms all ripe for exploration.
    IGN Exclusive: A Look Inside Shazam! #1

    GEOFF JOHNS WANTS SHAZAM! TO EXPLORE THE FUN SIDE OF MAGIC
    https://www.ign.com/articles/2018/10...-side-of-magic

    “I think often magic in the books can be connected to the darker stuff, like monsters, Swamp Thing, and Justice League Dark, and we’re really going to a different side of magic, to the actual origin source of magic, which is wonderful and colorful and mysterious,” Johns told IGN


    Another aspect of positive magic will come in the form of youngster Billy Batson and the nature of how he shares his power with his foster siblings, better known as the Marvel Family.

    “One of the best parts of Shazam, to me, that’s been in its legacy since the Marvel Family was introduced with Mary Marvel and Captain Marvel Jr., is that there’s always been a family of superheroes,” Johnsa said. “And that power comes from Billy, he shares it with his family, who he has a family bond with. And the whole point of Billy Batson's journey, to me, is, family’s what you make it, not what you’re born with. And it’s about bond and not blood. And I think that was really important for us to continue in our Shazam! series, and although it focuses on Billy Batson, he’s our main character, the rest of the family and the supporting cast are within the book. And the book’s gonna be exploring, why does he have that ability, what does that mean? Who are these champions, and what are they champions of?”
    Two threats in particular are the villainous duo of this new story. The first is Doctor Sivana, who readers already met in the Johns’ previous Shazam! tale

    ..... we saw him wandering inside the Rock of Eternity where he stumbled across a bottle containing a talking caterpillar-like creature that introduced himself as Mister Mind. Now, five years after that cliffhanger, everyone will finally see what happens next.
    Finally!

    “I purposely wanted to have doorways that go different places and stairways that go up and down. [The Rock of Eternity is] a huge castle. And at one point it was on Earth. At one point, the Rock of Eternity was this massive, magical palace that people of all kinds that wielded magic paid pilgrimage to. Because it was a nexus point. And we’ll learn all about that in the very first few issues of the series, we’ll start to uncover and unlock the secrets of the Rock of Eternity. And Mr. Mind is key in those secrets. What he’s up to is connected directly to the biggest secret of the Rock of Eternity that has been revealed thus far. And that’ll be revealed in issue one,”
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    Quote Originally Posted by Güicho View Post
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    Sen as always cerebrating the characters and upcoming series!
    That they tapped her for the back-ups,really speaks to them wanting to explore a fun whimsical side to this Universe.
    Apparently Mayo “SEN” Naito's backups will....


    ...tell how Mary Bromfield came to be with her foster family, and later backups will tell stories about the other kids in the Shazam Family.
    So Darla, Pedro & Eugene's back stories will likely come out of her backups too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SelinaK12 View Post




    These really look fantastic , love the incredible detail and energy.
    Dale Eaglesham delivers!
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    I think that since Earth-Zero/Prime is different from Earth-5/S are suppose to be different, I think we should move forward and make the differences even more succinct.

    On Earth-Z/P, Billy Batson is Shazam, whose name was given to him by his namesake. "Shazam" is more than just a name; it is an acronym that represents the power of the living lightning, the spark that bestows humankind inspiration. Thus, when Billy says "Shazam", he becomes the power that inspires imagination, which is key when dealing with "magic". It is now up to Billy, as Shazam, to be the champion of magic, in a formulaic world.

    As Billy Batson, Billy is unable to access the magic that empowers his alter-ego, though he is sensitive to magic. Only by saying "Shazam" can he become the champion of magic. And only saying his name backwards, can Billy become his normal self.

    Meanwhile, on Earth-5/S, we still have our classic Captain Marvel and the Marvel Family, with all the classic elements, including the Wizard, whose champion of magic is Captain Marvel, who is a different person from Billy Batson. "Shazam" is just the magic word, not name for the Wizard. Other than that, no changes there, though I would like to see Shazam and Captain Marvel team-up.

    I know that some of you want more classic representation as the norm, but I like a nice compromise, where a) we can experiment with the old stuff on one world, and, b) keep the classic elements intact, where Cap is the premier hero on his own world. I think it is a "win-win" situation.

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    I love Billy, Darla, Mary, and Pedro look. I thought they fixed eugene hair and got rid of the spikes on the top of his head but it is what it is. And for freddy i dont think ill ever like his blonde hair wether its short or long and i dont like that geoff is going for the idiotic surfer persona for freddy but like i said for eugene it is what it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dswynne View Post
    And only saying his name backwards, can Billy become his normal self.
    That's an interesting twist.
    As far as having two SHAZAM worlds.
    I'd be fine with that, if someone could capture the old C. C. Beck and Bill Parker charm, whimsical flavor, look and stories, that would be great.
    I'd buy that.
    Although the contemporary SHAZAM seems to be pulling enough from the classic stories, yet at the same time modernizing, which works for me too.
    As far as relegating him to his own Universe, I think it's better he's in the same universe as the rest of the DCU, just in his own city, where he is the champion, and can do crossovers where the rest of the DC characters, who can interact with him, regularly.
    That seems key to developing character's longevity.
    I would however besides the SHAZAM specific family, also have him develop his own League of other (once Fawcett City) heroes.



    Quote Originally Posted by SelinaK12 View Post
    And for freddy i dont think ill ever like his blonde hair wether its short or long and i dont like that
    Yeah, me neither I'm just not getting used to it, don't know that I ever will .



    I'm glad that the movie ignored this and went with a regular dark Feddy, both as kid and adult.

    You can really see here Eaglesham is pulling visually from the adult cast of the film.
    Except Freddy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Güicho View Post
    That's an interesting twist.
    As far as having two SHAZAM worlds.
    I'd be fine with that, if someone could capture the old C. C. Beck and Bill Parker charm, whimsical flavor, look and stories, that would be great.
    I'd buy that.
    Although the contemporary SHAZAM seems to be pulling enough from the classic stories, yet at the same time modernizing, which works for me too.
    As far as relegating him to his own Universe, I think it's better he's in the same universe as the rest of the DCU, just in his own city, where he is the champion, and can do crossovers where the rest of the DC characters, who can interact with him, regularly.
    That seems key to developing character's longevity.
    I would however besides the SHAZAM specific family, also have him develop his own League of other (once Fawcett City) heroes.





    Yeah, me neither I'm just not getting used to it, don't know that I ever will .

    I'm glad that the movie ignored this and went with a regular dark Feddy, both as kid and adult.

    You can really see here Eaglesham is pulling visually from the adult cast of the film.
    Except Freddy.

    Of course.

    Gotta echo the sentiments, though. Everyone looks great here. Even with Freddy, it’s only really the cut that’s the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Güicho View Post
    That's an interesting twist.
    As far as having two SHAZAM worlds.
    I'd be fine with that, if someone could capture the old C. C. Beck and Bill Parker charm, whimsical flavor, look and stories, that would be great.
    I'd buy that.
    Although the contemporary SHAZAM seems to be pulling enough from the classic stories, yet at the same time modernizing, which works for me too.
    As far as relegating him to his own Universe, I think it's better he's in the same universe as the rest of the DCU, just in his own city, where he is the champion, and can do crossovers where the rest of the DC characters, who can interact with him, regularly.
    That seems key to developing character's longevity.
    I would however besides the SHAZAM specific family, also have him develop his own League of other (once Fawcett City) heroes.




    Yeah, me neither I'm just not getting used to it, don't know that I ever will .



    I'm glad that the movie ignored this and went with a regular dark Feddy, both as kid and adult.

    You can really see here Eaglesham is pulling visually from the adult cast of the film.
    Except Freddy.

    Darla looks adorable and Mary looks gorgeous .

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    I just hope that the kids, when "empowered", really channel the abilities of their respective patrons. Meaning, while they all have the same powers, I want each to specialize in one of the particular powers. It was hinted in CURSE OF SHAZAM, when Eugene communicated with machines during Black Adam's rampage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dswynne View Post
    I just hope that the kids, when "empowered", really channel the abilities of their respective patrons. Meaning, while they all have the same powers, I want each to specialize in one of the particular powers. It was hinted in CURSE OF SHAZAM, when Eugene communicated with machines during Black Adam's rampage.
    Yeah this was clearly established by Johns, Pedro is enhanced strength specifically, Darla Speed, and Eugene Wisdom manifests as able to communicate with tech. Marry courage was a bit vague, I'd like to see a scene emphasizing where the others hold back or hesitate, she fearlessly forges ahead, inspiring the others. Freddy stamina is also a bit tough to convey as a specific attribute, but a scene showing maybe not initially as fast, smart, strong as the others, he (by stamina) can still hold out a bit longer than the others by shear will.

    All these need to get fleshed out a bit more, and I imagine Johns and now Eaglesham will pursue that further.

    As for the movie specifically the surprise of Billy being able to share power, like in Johns' arc, will probably be saved for the final act, so we probably won't see allot of them powered up, just for the final fight.
    And again we'll probably just get a quick hint of each of them emphasizing their specific power attribute.
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    It’s too early to say for sure, but the fact that Billy was engaged in his class in those pages seems to suggest that his attitude has massively improved.

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    https://www.newsarama.com/42893-shaz...ive-weeks.html

    Shazam #2 pushed back 5 weeks. Oh shit, here we go again with Johns. Not sure if it’s him but I wouldn’t be surprised. The guy is always working on a million projects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robotman View Post
    https://www.newsarama.com/42893-shaz...ive-weeks.html

    Shazam #2 pushed back 5 weeks. Oh shit, here we go again with Johns. Not sure if it’s him but I wouldn’t be surprised. The guy is always working on a million projects.
    Old news, and this was already known when 1 was pushed back

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