: ones from the 1940s and then Jerry Ordway
: did a Power of Shazam graphic novel and a
: regular series that was wonderful.
I agree with the comment above, but I have to add one more thing:
The Final 2 issues (sort of) from DC's Shazam comic of the 1970's, plus the most of the 'Dollar' World's Finest Comics of the late 70's and early 80's feature a series of stories written by uber-fan E. Nelson Bridwell and (mostly) pictures by virtuoso artist (also uber-fan!) Don Newton. There were, IIRC, about 31 installments of Cap and the Marvel Family in this group, and they were a wonderful synthesis of classic 1940's elements plus original ideas. IMO, Newton and Bridwell blazed a path for Ordway et al.
DC should reprint the Newton and Ordway stuff in TPB or 'Showcase' format because it is great.
But in the last 2 years I have collected all the Ordway stuff as well as all the Don Newton stuff, and it didn't set me back too much.
DC comics just doesn't have a clue about what to do with Capt. Marvel.
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