Curse of Shazam chapter 13 (SPOILERS)
Posted by Wisdom on June 27, 2013, 8:57 am, in reply to "Curse of Shazam chapter 12 (SPOILERS)"
The final chapter is all very predictable. The Shazam Family is created... not just Mary and Junior, but the three FLASHPOINT kids are the Three Lieutenants, or something. Actually, only Freddy reveals his superhero name: "King Shazam".
Bryer becomes the host for the 7 deadly sins. Sivana transforms into the more familiar troll-like body. Surprisingly, Johns kills off Black Adam at the end. But, nah... Johns loves this character - - far more than Captain Marvel. He'll be back.
The story in its entirety is better than "Trials Of Shazam", but not nearly as good as "Power Of Shazam" or "Shazam The New Beginning", or even Jeff Smith's "MSoE". And its little more than a sweat stain of the original Fawcett material. With all the changes Johns made, he still kept the elephant in the living room that always dooms a Capt Marvel relaunch for failure: the stupid "BIG in tights" concept with Capt Marvel acting like a goofy child. As a relaunch to the character, this is a FAIL.
Hopefully, at some point, we'll still get to see Grant Morrison's Earth-5 "Thunderworld"... or at the very least, DC will establish that the PoS continuity, or even MSoE/BB&TMoS continuity, is set on the DCnU Earth-5, and we'll get some real Capt Marvel stories, even if only in sporatic specials and mini-series.
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