Shazam! #2

Writer: Tim Sheridan Artist: Clayton Henry Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 18, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 14
7.7Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

Hell is full of temptations and distractions as Billy Batson searches for the missing Rock of Eternity, alongside his guide from Teen Titans Academy, the mystical and mysterious Dane. Earth’s Mightiest Mortal must face demons and would-be kings of the underworld. But even with the power of Shazam, Billy finds himself outwitted and outmatched, until Dane reveals a secret that will change his relationship with Billy and the new Teen Titans Academy forever.

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Aug 17, 2021

    Shazam has been a nice surprise and a book that shows the overall strength of the Titans brand these days. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Cody White Aug 17, 2021

    SHAZAM #2 improves on the already strong start to this mini-series through witty banter and beautifully rendered landscapes. From #DCComics @iamtimsheridan @claytonhenryart #marcelomaiolo #robleigh Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Aug 18, 2021

    Shazam #2 is another fantastic issue from Tim Sheridan and Clayton Henry. This is not the kind of story I expected to see in a Shazam title, but it's proving to be great fun. I look forward to seeing Billy's story continue in the coming issues and in Teen Titans Academy. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Aug 17, 2021

    Shazam! #2 is a great second issue that drops our hero into a very unfamiliar place, even to readers. Thanks to some interesting world building, slick art, and dazzling use of color, you shouldn't miss it. Shazam! offers the kind of adventure only comics can deliver. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Aug 17, 2021

    SHAZAM! #2 is not what you'd expect nor is it your normal storyline that fits the character. Yet, somehow this creative team puts forth a wildly entertaining story with terrific illustrations that make this series loads of fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Aug 17, 2021

    Shazam #2 is a brilliant second issue. One of the hardest chapters of a comic series to write the adventure that we are taken on keeps the engagement high. The characters all shine in this issue, perhaps even more so than they did in Shazam #1. The change of location implies that these superb characters and dialogue will keep the series exciting no matter what the setting is. Even figures that seem to only exist for one story are full of life and energy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Morgan Hampton Aug 18, 2021

    Shoutout to Henry and Maiolo on the art in Shazam #2, because it never even crossed my mind that demonic figures named Sulibak could look like they just walked out of a club in 1984 and hopped in a Corvette with the top down playing Push It To The Limit. But I'm glad that I know what that looks like now. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Connor Casey Aug 18, 2021

    We get to learn about a few more characters and have some fun inside of a demonic casino, but are still in the dark about why Billy's powers aren't quite working. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Aug 17, 2021

    While there are things to like in this issue, like the art and the idea of Shazam! fighting a kaiju demon in hell, this issue really just shows me how little we're doing in the Titans Academy book, where this is a spinoff to progress Billy Batson's character and now in this issue, we're using our time to explore Dane's character. While that's fine, this issue really doesn't do much in getting us there naturally and just has things happen, and ultimately, this issue really kind of suffers for it as a whole. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - C.V.R. The Bard Aug 23, 2021

    Sheridan is a comic genius here, "comic" defined as comedy in this case. And the comedy works in such a dreary backdrop as somebodies' hell " complete with demons and people with dollar signs in their irises " basically any gambling town you could think of. Read Full Review

  • 4.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Aug 18, 2021

    Though it's billed as a Shazam story, this is a story all about the mysterious Dane, and while that's not a fatal blow, it's also predictable and not really engaging. Read Full Review

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