Convergence: Shazam #1

Convergence: Shazam #1

Event\Storyline: Convergence Writer: Jeff Parker Artist: Doc Shaner Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 29, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 11
8.8Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

STARRING HEROES FROM CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS! Its Shazam versus Steampunk, as the world of Gotham by Gaslight takes on the Captain Marvel family and friends!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Apr 29, 2015

    If you have any sort of fondness for Shazam (Captain Marvel), Mary Marvel, and Captain Marvel Jr., you won't want to miss this book. The Convergence titles have been forced to follow a certain formula but Jeff Parker finds a way to slightly work around that and deliver a fantastic story, true to who the characters are. Doc Shaner's art and Jordie Bellaire's colors will make you wish we could spend an even longer period of time here. If you think you've seen all the Convergence titles have to offer, you haven't seen this issue. Just a warning, you might find yourself unable to resist cheering out load for the heroes. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Apr 29, 2015

    Convergence: Shazam! #1 is a home run and I can't wait to see what Parker and Shaner have in store for the story next. These characters are expressive, filled with hope and dynamic, and if there's a book that comes out of Convergence based on these single issues I hope a Shazam! book in this style is it. I've enjoyed much of Convergence thus far but I can say with certainty that this is my favourite issue so far and if I can get more Shazam! comics like this, I'll be a happy camper. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson May 1, 2015

    So, consider this review the equivalent of me eating my words about this whole Convergence event. An apology, of sorts. Gimmicky it may undeniably be, but some of the creative teams and situations offered up by DCs bold editorial decision are definitely worth a look this one in particular. A gloriously upbeat callback to a forgotten era, lovingly recreated with a distinctly modern twist. Read Full Review

  • 10
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes May 26, 2015

    This is the best Convergence tie-in, better than the actual series itself. Highest possible recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Pop Culture Uncovered - soshillinois Apr 29, 2015

    The art in particular deserves great praise. The right artist can elevate a book, and while Thunderworld has Cameron Stewart, the Shazam book has Doc Shaner. The book embraces the spirit and levity of the Captain Marvel mythos, while keeping its own tone even in the face of being a tie-in to a bigger event. Everyone looks on target from Captain Marvel, to Doctor Sivana, to Tawny, and reminds us of what a different world Captain Marvel has from the DC Universe in general. With any luck, well see more of Captain Marvel from this team, definitely worth your time and $3.99. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Apr 29, 2015

    The gang's all here, and they're in rare form in an issue that looks UM-MAY-ZING! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Infinite Comix - Thomas Crawford May 4, 2015

    While Convergence itself has been another in a string of Big Two events, Shazam! has been a welcome change: a simple, fun adventure with Earth's Mightiest Mortal doing what he does best. Whether you're following the event or not, Convergence: Shazam! #1 is a worthwhile read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck May 12, 2015

    So, I'm still not crazy about this event, but I can't stop smiling, enjoying the (gasp) fun and uplifting adventures of (the real) Captain Marvel. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Batman-News - Terry Miles, Jr. May 28, 2015

    My Convergence experience has been a roller-coaster ride. Overall, I enjoy it, but then I coke across a bump in the road and I want this stuff out of my face. That may be a bit of an exaggeration, but this title reminded me how cool this concept could be. These issues are definitely a great pick up even if you haven't kept up with Convergence. Parker and Shaner nail what makes the concept work in ine panel. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    We The Nerdy - Josh McCullough May 1, 2015

    Overall though, this is a pretty solid comic. I feel that some of the comic gets held back by the Convergence tie-ins and would rather have had a stand-alone elseworld type story, but as it stands this is a really stylish and fun story that Captain Marvel fans or fans of golden age comics in general should definitely check out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza May 4, 2015

    "Convergence: Shazam!" #1 is another gem in the "Convergence" event. These tie-in issues have been a mixed bag but, so long as that bag continues to allow readers to find wonderfully enjoyable tales like this, I don't mind some of the other, less memorable tales. For now, readers have a fun, rich, two-issue set filled with fantastic work from Parker, Shaner, Bellaire and Timofonte. If nothing else comes of "Convergence," at least readers received this fun adventure. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea May 1, 2015

    This issue really has all the hallmarks of superheroes from yesteryear and if you're looking for mad scientists, over the top schemes, and the days where black and white were all there were with no grey area in between, then this is the issue you've been waiting for.  As much as I like the character of Captain Marvel, this issue to me was just a little too much of the comic tropes that I've grown out of and while I still enjoy it as a look back at what comics used to be, I think that this comic isn't for everybody. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp May 4, 2015

    Although the writing and basic set-up of so many Convergence issues has, more often than not, led to disappointment, Convergence: Shazam! #1 is certainly on of DC's event's stronger issues as the return of the magic lighning comes none to soon to save Billy, Mary, and Freddy Freeman from a group of the Marvel Family‘s classic foes. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    PopMatters - Richard Giraldi May 27, 2015

    What makes Convergence: Shazam #1 such an enjoyable read is that it doesn't really feel like it's part of such an epic, multiverse-wide event. Instead, Parker and Shaner lower the stakes in order to craft a highly entertaining welcome back to the classic Fawcett Comics' iteration of Captain Marvel. Read Full Review

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