Rise of the Black Lanterns: The Power of Shazam #48

Event\Storyline: Blackest Night Writer: Eric Wallace Artist: Don Kramer Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 13, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 2
7.3Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

BLACKEST NIGHT infects the Black Adam family when Osiris returns from the dead as a Black Lantern to terrorize young Billy and Mary Batson! Now powerless after the wizard Shazam deemed them unworthy in JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #25, can the Batsons even count on the aid of Freddy Freeman, the new Captain Marvel? Find out in another one-issue revival of classic DC Universe titles!

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jan 14, 2010

    We're given a little more insight behind what forces might be able to challenge the Black Lanterns, this story stars dead characters, but to have an issue like this centered around a character that never existed in the title being resurrected seems like a poor choice. The solicits offered readers a chance to revisit with Billy and Mary Batson, but the pair appear only for one page, used more as a plot device to catch readers up on what happened as opposed to being protagonists in what should have been their story. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Mania - Chad Derdowski Jan 15, 2010

    It’s not a must-have for Shazam fans and it likely isn’t going to have any major impact on Blackest Night as a whole. But I’ve enjoyed these characters quite a bit in the past and I felt it was a good read. Not great, but good: hovering somewhere in the midst of a C+ to B- range and given the higher grade because I like bittersweet but happy endings and I love the Marvel Family. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    IGN - Dan Phillips Jan 13, 2010

    In the end, though, this comic is no more or less entertaining or substantial than most of the other unnecessary Blackest Night tie-ins I've encountered. There's certainly no discernable reason why it had to exist, other than to earn DC a few extra bucks. Read Full Review

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