Shazam! #6

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Dale Eaglesham Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 5, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 33
8.2Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

Billy Batson finds himself face to face with the one person who could tear apart his family: his father! But when Billy discovers the trouble he's father is in and the reason he's sought him out, he'll have to not only use the power of Shazam to help him, but also fend off the lethal team of Dr. Sivana and Mr. Mind!

  • 10 - Russ Burlingame Jun 5, 2019

    After a couple of issues that felt like they were treading water, Shazam! is back in top form this week with an issue that feels like it takes place immediately following the events of the movie that was just in theaters. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Rick Lopez Jun 6, 2019

    With multiple plot threads revealed and much more to come as the family embarks upon the rest of the Magiclands, The Marvel family will have their hands full of exciting and entertaining stories for readers to join alongside them for. Although the movie hype for the Big Red Cheese has come to a trickle, the affinity garnered by this heartwarming comic continues to grow with each new chapter. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Corps - Tom Zimm Jun 5, 2019

    This is a fun issues with deeper emotional threads. It will be interesting to see how Billy balances his wish to find out more about his physical family on earth while taking care of his Shazam family who are trapped in The Magiclands. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jun 5, 2019

    Each issue of Shazam continues to show how much fun these characters and the greater Shazam universe is and is finally providing a welcome spotlight on one of DC's best assets. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Legion - ComicsDude Jun 5, 2019

    Old faces return as the villains lie in wait. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jun 5, 2019

    There's a lot to like in this series, but the first arc is overall a bit too overstuffed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Jun 5, 2019

    That having been said, the elements introduced are a surprise with their timing, and it does certainly complicate things for our heroes. I hope Johns, and the rest of the creative team, can bring them together in a cohesive manner when it comes time to wrap everything up. Otherwise, we could see a stumbling finish to what has been an otherwise enjoyable tale of fun, fantasy, and super heroics. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jun 11, 2019

    While the focus is primarily on Billy, Mary makes a bold move in revealing their secret to their foster parents, Pedro and Eugene continue to struggle in the Gamelands, and the comic also briefly showcases a battle between Black Adam and Sivana, with the doctor wiping the floor with the wizard‘s first champion. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Jun 12, 2019

    VerdictEven though Shazam! has many of the trappings, of the classic Captain Marvel, it is best seen as its own thing. The differences are wide enough that it will likely turn off staunch traditionalists. However, if you can look at it as its own thing, a new interpretation for a new era, then it is a quite fun and enjoyable reading experience. Where a lot of the DC line has been veering away from the renewed optimism promised by Rebirth, Shazam! is doing a wonderful job of keeping that positive spirit alive. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn Jun 5, 2019

    Being superheroes isn't all fun and games, even in the Funlands or Gamelands. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Ja-Quan Greene Jun 2, 2019

    While we don't get to see much of the Freddy and Darla in their death sentence predicament, Johns does an outstanding job of spreading the love and touching on everyone else this issue. Our artists do an excellent job of making you feel like the entire world is crumbling around our heroes. Issue #6 definitely moves our plot along in so many ways and I'm excited to see how it all goes down next month. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jun 5, 2019

    The pacing is a bit off with the ways that the different aspects of this story are being told, but even with that, this is a very enjoyable issue that looks great and throws our heroes into uncharted territory that I can't wait to see explored going further. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jun 5, 2019

    Dale Eaglesham and Scott Kolins art is bright, beautifully detailed and full of great action beats. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Jun 5, 2019

    As this chapter concludes, it is my hope that the Billy can get back to some regular super-heroing, allowing his super-powered sibling to hang in the background a little more. I don't dislike the new concept of the whole family as a franchise, but I feel it's the sort of thing to be explored judiciously, so that the original Captain Marvel/Shazam can develop front and center. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Watch - Cody White Jun 12, 2019

    SHAZAM #6continues what appears to be a transitory time in the narrative, setting up what is to come slowly, at Geoff Johns' pace. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jun 9, 2019

    Maybe it's the name change (if DC had a sense of humor they'd change his name to Captain Miracle), maybe it's just one reboot too many, maybe it's the silly nature of the different "lands" the Shazam Family are visiting (they owe more to nursery rhymes than to fantasy adventures), but I'm just not enjoying this storyline. Read Full Review

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