Billy is portrayed great in this episode. It's just such a shame that Captain Marvel in usually portrayed with a goofy "dufus" personality. I understand the appeal of the "Big in tights" concept, and how DC mandates it be part of the Captain Marvel character, but there is no need to go so over the top with it. Less is more. Keep it subtle, and the character will work much better. Anyways, Cap wasn't too bad in this episode.
I also like that he is still "Captain Marvel". Lurking on the soon-to-be defunt DCMBs, there is some fan opinions that rebranding of CM as Shazam is going to be all encompassing. If that had been the case, the name "Shazam" word have been overdubbed for "Captain Marvel", but it wasn't. So, at least for the near future, while CM may be rebranded "Shazam" in the comics, he still will be "Captain Marvel" in other media. I'm sure he still will be Captain Marvel in the Grant Morrision Earth 5 "Thunderworld" graphic novel, too. And being a traditionalist, I am looking forward to Morrison's Thuderworld more so than Geoff Johns' "Curse Of Shazam".
But back to the episode in question. I also really like that Uncle Dudley is part of it, as Billy's guardian. That's an aspect I miss. Just not so sure of having Dudley sport tank-tops, though.
It doesn't look like Billy has a job at station WHIZ (yet) in this continuity. That's another aspect DC seems to overlook, while being too obsessed with "Big in tights": that Billy is essentially a rags to riches child celebrity who also has the power to turn into a superhero.
While I was disappointed in previous episodes of Young Justice with its dufus portrayal of CM, this one was stellar, and if the producers keep it on this trajectory, the show will get very good for us CM fans.
(side note to Irn12: with the DCMBs going down, I hope this MB starts getting more traffic. You might want to consider changing the text color from red to black... it would make the posts easier to read)
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