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The World's Mightiest Mortal!
by Mike Kunkel
Welcome to the first issue of the all-fun adventures of Billy Batson as the World's Mightiest Mortal, Captain Marvel! 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 his banishment. But Theo has one problem: he can't remember the magic word that gives him the powers of Black Adam. ...more
Hardcover, 28 pages
Published July 1st 2014 by Stone Arch Books
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I loved this! I've not read Shazam in the comics yet, only run across him a couple times on teams but surely do remember watching the TV Show in the '70s! What a fun comic for kids! Lots of story, the pages are full of frames, text is smaller than what you usually find in these kid comics. The art is fantastic, not as cartoony as normally seen either, but more sketchy, stylized and obviously recognizable as the illustrator's own. This first issue in the series doesn't have a main supervillain, ...more
A very fun all-ages comic with kinetic art work and a retelling of the Shazam legend that won't cause kids horrible nightmares. It's a good-hearted book that has a lot of fun with the relationship between Billy and Mary (bickering as you expect from siblings), and with great superheroics that don't include a lot of actual violence or any blood at all. (The first issue focuses on saving a circus train that's run out of control, and it's very charming.)