Shazam! #3

Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Dan Mora Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 6, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 30
8.9Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

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TO AFRICA AND BEYOND! The gullible spirit of Atlas is guiding the Captain into a battle between Garguax, the emperor of the moon, and a band of superintelligent apes who have separated from Gorilla City in a mass Grexit! With the Earth at stake, will Billy Batson find some way to end a war that he himself started?

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Sep 5, 2023

    This title immediately shot up to must-get status as the creators fully understand how to make a great comic. If you're into quality comics, there's no reason to miss this book. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Sep 5, 2023

    Shazam #3 features a little bit of everything. What could be considered silly is actually just not believing any storyline to be off-limits and beyond possibility, and it makes the series a blast to read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Sep 5, 2023

    This all sounds like pretty heavy material for a Shazam comicwhich has been an ongoing problem for the franchiseand in some ways it is, but Waid balances it nicely with some of the most joyfully ridiculous stuff I've seen in a DC Comic in a while. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Eric Thomas Sep 5, 2023

    A nearly perfect issue crafted with a profound love for the foundation of Billy as a character and an understanding of what makes him the hero he frequently becomes, as well as the one he already is. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Sep 6, 2023

    Shazam! Is a bona fide can't-miss comic for anyone who loves fun-filled superhero series. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Sep 5, 2023

    Mora delivers some visually impressive art throughout the issue. The pages and panels are filled with fantastic details and perfectly capture the intensity of the story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Sep 13, 2023

    After being captured at the Rock of Eternity, we also find out that the gods have plans to use Freddy to better spy on their progress in turning the Captain into something more befitting their name. Our hero's journey to the moon, which I half-expected to be a snipe hunt meant to teach our Captain some humility, sets up his next challenge against Garguax on the face of the moon. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Sep 5, 2023

    Shazam! #3 leans even further into the Silver Age wackiness with eclectic characters and clarity surrounding who is behind the Captain's bizarre outbursts. Waid's reveal makes sense, even in a silly Silver Age way, and Dan Mora's art is exquisite, but the villain doesn't seem to have a plan (yet), and Mora's exquisite art sometimes seems out of place with the Silver Age tone. Read Full Review

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