Billy Batson and the Magic of Shazam! #1
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Billy Batson and the Magic of Shazam! #1

Writer: Mike Kunkel Artist: Mike Kunkel Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 2, 2008 Cover Price: $2.25 Critic Reviews: 3
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  • 8.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 2, 2008

    The simple fact that this issue ends on a cliffhanger is proof enough that Kunkel and DC are taking this book seriously. It may be family-friendly and set apart from normal continuity, but in this case that's a very good thing. For the first time in a while, Captain Marvel fans have something to get excited about. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Timothy Callahan Jul 5, 2008

    I'll leave the final words to my son, who says, "I'm really excited for the next issue." Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Koppy McFad Jul 4, 2008

    Despite its many good qualities, this book is still rather rough around the edges. This being the first issue, one would think it would start off with a lot of action to pull new readers in-- and then introduce the comedy and introspection later. The art is pleasingly cartoonish without making the characters look stupid or silly. But it seems rather unfinished, like Kunkel lost his eraser mid-way and decided to just leave in all the sketchy lines he made in the rough draft. Even the cover is rather crude. It looks like a bunch of guys all standing in a group together, even though it is suppose to be an illustration of how Billy turns into Captain Marvel. (Isn't the transformation suppose to be instantaneous?) DC Comics is also apparently using a lower quality of paper for this book, which certainly gives it a different "look" and "feel." Of course, this probably allows DC Comics to sell the book at lower cost than most of its titles, so more kids will buy it. Hopefully, this book will Read Full Review

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