Shazam! #8

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Dale Eaglesham Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 27, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 20
7.3Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

As Billy Batson and the rest of the Shazam Family are about to learn as they cross over into the Darklands, the Magiclands aren't all fun and games! In a world filled with all kinds of frightful creatures and haunts, nothing will compare to the horrors of Billy's own internalized fears.  

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Dec 9, 2019

    There's a lot of potential evident this book, but I really think that it could be vastly improved if Johns were to slow the pace of the story somewhat and not try to cram multiple storylines into a single arc. Dc should consider looking at the continuity in the release cycle of the title schedule if it wants to keep the interest of the readers – even if this means giving the book to another writer. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Nov 27, 2019

    With Mr. Mind, Dr. Sivana and Black Adam all working together the series looks to be building to a major showdown soon. Johns has never lacked for ideas or creative scripts with the title. It's just a matter of finding the time to keep it on a regular monthly rotation. Provided that could be a 2020 resolution, Shazam could be one of DC's breakout titles next year. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Nov 27, 2019

    With Shazam #8, this series seems to be back on track after a massive series of delays, and all the better as it's the closest we've gotten to vintage Geoff Johns in a long time. An ambitious, mythology-driven take that still keeps the property's focus on found family, it's approaching the end of its first main arc and has split its team of heroes among multiple worlds. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Comic Watch - Cody White Dec 4, 2019

    After a myriad of delays,SHAZAM #8(Johns, Kolins, Atiyeh, Leigh) continues to chug along with the expansion and revision of the SHAZAM lore by revealing the Seventh Champion. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Luke Corona Dec 1, 2019

    The consistent mix of heartwarming, funny, action packed, and the sheer adventure make this series something special, certainly worth any reader's time. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn Nov 28, 2019

    Saving his family, saving the Magiclands, and maybe even saving the world. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Nov 27, 2019

    We finally have the Shazam Family back in action here, but the end result feels a bit rushed and certain aspects of the story feel off because of it.  I'm not a huge fan of Scott Kolins art, but he does a decent job here in depicting the many places that Geoff Johns wants to go with this story...... which really, needs to be tightened up a bit because while I like a lot of what we're getting, we don't get enough of it to really satisfy by the end and I just hope that the next issue, when it finally comes out is able to feel more cohesive. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Sequential Planet - Matt Herman Dec 4, 2019

    Shazam #8 is full of setup, making for an unexciting issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Multiversity Comics - Quinn Tassin Dec 2, 2019

    An overstuffed story gets by on heart but not much else in "SHAZAM! #8. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Ja-Quan Greene Nov 27, 2019

    My least favorite issue of this new Shazam run was saved by the final page's big reveal, but I'm honestly just hoping that the Black Adam storyline pans out or we're in trouble. The villain game has been weak so we could use something menacing to keep things spicy. With all that said, Billy, Mary, Darla, andmostof the crew make it where they need to go for the Shazam family to finally come full circle. But who will this mysterious 7th champion be to combat these evil new forces? Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Spencer Perry Nov 27, 2019

    There's enough interesting ideas in the story to carry it, and for the most part the art looks fine, but fleeting moments of stiff character work stick out like sore thumbs. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Dec 1, 2019

    The art is nice but the story needs help. Read Full Review

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