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Showcase Presents: Shazam!, Vol. 1

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The Big Red Cheese is joined by the members of the Marvel Family including Mary Marvel and Capt. Marvel Junior, as they battle the menaces of Black Adam, Dr. Sivana and the Monster Society of Evil!

Collecting: SHAZAM! The Original Captain Marvel 1-33
Paperback, Showcase, 528 pages
Published December 6th 2006 by DC Comics
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Milky Mixer
Aug 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Even though most of the stories are short, it still takes a long time to read 500 pages of comics! Shazam (aka Captain Marvel) is so much fun. Lighthearted, optimistic, unrealistic, colorful (even in black and white)! Cap and his crew of sidekicks - Mary Marvel, Captain Marvel Jr., and Tawky Tawny the tiger - are always ready to foil the preposterous, Saturday Morning cartoon plots of Dr. Sivana and Mr. Mind, the universe's most diabolical worm! Watch out, evildoers! When you see that bolt of ...more
Quentin Wallace
Sep 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
If you are looking for modern, gritty comics such as Watchmen and The Dark Knight Returns, you won't find it here. However, if you love the campy, light hearted comics of the Silver and Golden Age, you'll love this collection.

This series is a throwback to simpler times, and really even when it was first published comics had taken a much darker turn. These were published in the 70s when Batman had gone dark and Marvel was filled with angst ridden anti-heroes and horror characters. But Shazam
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Michael
May 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
Great graphic novel collection. However, there are several issues that had content cut (due to older reprints) and entire issues left out. There were covers were in place of the missing issues.
Sarah
Feb 21, 2018 rated it liked it
I'm on another Captain Marvel kick. These older comics are a lot like the old 60s Batman TV show: not particularly good, but comforting and enjoyable in a nostalgic way. The 33 issues included in this volume showed how the writers were starting to utilize Captain Marvel's potential as a character--even if they didn't quite reach it. The older ones felt like they were made more for kids, with simplistic plots and an easily identifiable pattern. The same was true for the later ones, but with the ...more
Zack
Apr 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Though very cheesy, I enjoyed the recurring characters, the suspension of disbelief idea that it is an alternate dimension, and the 1950s-ish writing made it enjoyable. It aged, but it reminded me of reading a favorite newspaper comic strip from the past. Super easy to read.
Joe Crawford
Apr 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
3.5. Fun without being overly memorable. Nice Art.
Nicolas
Mar 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels
Man. This was goofy and weird and I loved it. It brought back memories of digging through long boxes on the floors of comic shops and pulling out magic. Shazam comics just do whatever they want. Talking Tiger? Sure. Evil megalomaniac worm? Yes. Being loosy-goosy with time and space? Check.
I love how this 70s run updates the 50s stories without running from the quirk. I also like how they wrote the 20 year gap into the story. This isn't for everyone, but if you are part of the club, it's just
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Helmut
Mar 06, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics, superheroes
Kleine spaßige Geschichten

Captain Marvel ist so ein Superheld, der nicht ins Schema passt. Er wird von seinen Feinden als "großer roter Käse" bezeichnet, einer seiner größten Feinde ist ein Wurm mit einem Sprechgerät, und ein Freund von ihm ist ein sprechender Tiger, der im Anzug durch die Stadt läuft.

Hier in diesem Band findet man viele recht kurze Geschichten, die in einem sehr eigenen, wenig DC-haften Zeichenstil gezeichnet sind, und die relativ unspannend sind. Dafür sind sie immer sehr
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Fugo Feedback
Nov 01, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Muchos
Recommended to Fugo by: Seudonostalgia
Este tomo está lleno de historias cortas de la Familia Marvel y tiene unas cuantas historias bastante naifs, simplonas, infantiles, ilusas y -sobre todo- muy pero muy divertidas. No entiendo qué necesidad hay de volver a "Shazam!" un personaje adulto y melodramático si el tono de estas aventuras le queda tan pero tan bien. En cuanto a los muchos dibujantes que participan en el tomo, todos son bastante simplones, casi caricaturescos, prolijitos, bonitos y muy pero muy buenos narradores.
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Matej
Sep 22, 2016 rated it liked it
Prior to reading this collection I have read a couple of Shazam collections, so I had some knowledge about the characters and common themes, but this was something else.
As you would expected, the stories are simple, naive, at times unintentionally hilarious, short and fun.
The art fits the stories rather well, and even though there are a few artist that did the collection, the art looks pretty much the same throughout the book.
Overall, a fun trip to a time with much simpler superhero comics.
Shamrock
Nov 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes dc comicw
The Best superhero in the entire world :D Get It
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