Shazam! #15

Writer: Jeff Loveness Artist: Brandon Peterson Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 23, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 19
8.7Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

After a night battling robots across the globe, Billy Batson finds out not everyone loves superheroes when one of his teachers unleashes a lecture on the ethics of unchecked power and privilege. It’ll take more than just the wisdom of Solomon for the teen hero to figure this one out.

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Sep 28, 2020

    Shazam #15 serves as not only a touching final issue, but shows us a glimpse of the Shazam series we might have had. Not to knock on Geoff Johns, but he bit off a lot more than he could chew with his overly complex storyline. Loveness has shown that keeping it simple can be much more effective than throwing everything at the reader at once. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Comic Watch - Cody White Sep 22, 2020

    SHAZAM #15(@JeffLoveness @BrandonPeterson @atiyehcolors #robleigh @DCComics) is a beautiful, gut-wrenching story about being the change you want to see. An unexpected but delightful end to the series. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Sep 22, 2020

    This was a sweet issue and if its the last standalone Shazam series for awhile, the book went out on a high note even if Im standing waiting on an encore. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Sep 22, 2020

    Shazam! is one of the most wholesome, fun, and bright books at DC Comics. Issue #15 is a great spark in how this character's dual life as a boy and an adult hero can create unique situations that lead to warm and endearing stories. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Sep 22, 2020

    While most of the run has been a big cosmic story in the classic Geoff Johns fashion, these two done-in-ones have done an excellent job of showing us a day in the life of Shazam. I just hope the Shazam family doesn't stay MIA as long as they did since their last solo series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bleeding Cool - Hannibal Tabu Sep 24, 2020

    Is this your champion? With swinging fists and limited intellect, it appears that it is … and you'll like it! Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Evan Valentine Sep 23, 2020

    This issue is a one and done story that does well at capturing the world and character of Captain Marvel, adding in enough levity to make this a worth while read for comic lovers across the board. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Sep 22, 2020

    Is this a perfect finale to this series?....... No, but if you're a fan of something I don't think an ending ever really feels perfect because you don't want to see the characters you love leave, but what we get here is a great looking issue that gives us an interesting look at what Billy perceives of super-heroics and how he'd like to be better as a hero. The biggest problem with this book overall is that the rest of the Shazam Family are absent and some of the concepts of the series feel weird when presented here. Read Full Review

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