Convergence: Shazam #2

Convergence: Shazam #2

Event\Storyline: Convergence Writer: Jeff Parker Artist: Doc Shaner Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 27, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 6
8.0Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

STARRING HEROES FROM CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS! The shining city of Fawcett takes on the murky gaslit world of Gotham City as Captain Marvel finds the Victorian-era Batman prepared to take on the mightiest of mortals! At the heart of the battle a new alliance of villains comes together to destroy the future, and one world will be sent to oblivion...This extra-sized issue includes a sneak peek at whats coming up in the DC Universe!

  • 9.6
    Comic Crusaders - Cedbill Jun 1, 2015

    Believe it or not, I wasn't born in the 1940s. I didn't grow up on Whiz Comics and Captain Marvel's adventures with his family. But in this short, 22-page comic book, the entire team came together to provide a story and experience that actually made me nostalgic for an era I never got to experience firsthand. And for that, I am truly thankful. My biggest criticism by far is that I don't get to enjoy this team's work on a book of this caliber every month, forever, because that, DC, would be the ticket to my ultimate happiness. If you are even remotely interested in getting into the essence of this truly life-changing character, Convergence: Shazam #1-2 are the best way to do it. Shazam! Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 28, 2015

    Jeff Parker offers a fun battle between Captain Marvel and Gotham by Gaslight's Batman, one that quickly turns into an unlikely team-up as the two heroes confront their true foe. This pairing works well precisely because the two characters and their cities contrast so deeply. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson May 29, 2015

    Enjoyable adventure in a classical comic style, scoring high in both story and in art. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton May 29, 2015

    "Convergence: Shazam!" #2 is unapologetically old-school, and it's a winner from start to finish. Seriously, DC Comics should be hiring Parker and Shaner right now for an all-new "Shazam!" series. This was fun, it had a lot of energy and it captures the reader's attention from start to finish. "Convergence: Shazam!" takes all the potential of the "Convergence" event and makes it work. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea May 29, 2015

    Reading this issue was a real joy and not only did it make me wish that we had a Shazam title in the current continuity........... well, actually I always wish that, but it made me want to go back and read Gotham By Gaslight, so that's a job well done right there.  Just a really fun title, with really fun art, so you know what this book was?............ Really?  You don't know?......... Come on, it was fun.  Get on the trolley and get yourself some Convergence: Shazam!. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jun 1, 2015

    As before, the art is terrific, and there's a nice sequence where Billy and Cap have an internal dialogue - but it all just kinda runs out of gas at the end (not unlike the entire Convergence idea, perhaps). Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Michael Moccio May 27, 2015

    However, those successes just couldn't overcome the fact that this story feels like it ultimately won't matter. It was nice to see the Captain Marvel family in action again, but ending"while hopeful"didn't have any resounding note. Convergence: Shazam! #2 fails to answer that all important "so what?" question. Maybe it's just because it's tied into the Convergence event as a whole. It's just hard to get past that this story was nice " for many of the reasons stated above " but it just doesn't feel like it has any kind of impact beyond that it was nice. Hopefully, we'll see the rest of the Marvel family in action in the future and can add some of that hopefulness to the main line. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jun 8, 2015

    With Convergence over I'm hoping this isn't the last we see of the Marvel Family's alternative Earth (which is far more interesting than most of the New 52). Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    nlindsay Jun 24, 2015

    I can't believe how well Shaner flipped styles as he moved from the Marvels to the Gaslight characters. And the colours/tones just accentuated everything he was doing with his pencils. The original Gotham by Gaslight is my only visit to that universe, so I'm not sure if the Batman Rogues were all Doc's design, but if so, goddamn! Oh yeah, and Parker's, the first Convergence tie-in that felt properly paced from beginning to end, with a satisfying and poignant ending too. Kudos to the creative team, and if you're reading this and you haven't read this story, go get it! It does everything it is supposed to.

  • 9.0
    Quietomega Jun 2, 2015

  • 8.5
    Stallonelythelonely Jun 3, 2015

  • 8.5
    Aegis Oct 10, 2015

  • 8.0
    mrDovydas May 31, 2015

  • 8.0
    Eddiec730 Aug 19, 2015

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