A quick Shazam-A-Day extra / editorial
I’m cautiously optimistic about the upcoming Geoff Johns / Gary Frank “The Curse of Shazam!” storyline beginning this month in Justice League #7. Of course, this image making the rounds today…
gives me pause. It’s not so much the costume design as all the apparent darkness and grimacing, which is very much not the sort of thing I look for when I want to read a
Captain Marvel Shazam story. Given the general bent of this particular Tumblr, it’s probably no secret that I prefer this approach:
to Crouching Thunder up there. But at the same time, I didn’t think Johns was right for Aquaman, either, and he’s been knocking that out of the park. So I remain hopeful. And, honestly, after White-Haired Wizard Marvel, Captain Freddy, and Punk Rock Mary (especially Punk Rock Mary), most anything would be an improvement. I’m trying to keep an open mind, hoping against hope that the relationship between DC and Marvel Family fans gets a lot less abusive this go-round (while fearful we’ll end up spilling our dirty laundry on Maury before this is all said and done).