Shazam! #5

Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Dan Mora Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 8, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 26
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The Captain's battle against the forces of the Moon Emperor may orbit the absurd...but it's full of action that will leave you...Apollo? (You can create your own moon pun for the end there, kids.) Mary Marvel joins the fray, the Shazam Family faces the Gods, and a devastating betrayal awaits you in this issue!

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Nov 7, 2023

    TL; DRShazam #5 brilliantly controls the chaos. Read Full Review

  • 10
    AIPT - Eric Thomas Nov 7, 2023

    With another perfect issue in a so far near flawless run, the creative team delivers one of the best single issues the Big Red Cheese has had in over a decade; one that further bolsters their plans to reinvigorate the title. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Nov 7, 2023

    This book has been doing a good job of combining the best of old-school Shazam with the new-school status quo, but I'm hoping that when this story is wrapped, we get back to the entire Shazam family teaming up again. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Nov 7, 2023

    Dan Mora delivers beautifully detailed and visually thrilling art throughout the issue. I love the artistic style on display and how beautifully it balances both action and humor. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Nov 8, 2023

    Shazam! #5 brings Billy's mystery about his erratic superpowers to a head after a wild but thoroughly entertaining battle on the Moon. The Silver Age-inspired story is a welcome respite from DC's typically glum offerings, and Mora's art is the best around. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Nov 8, 2023

    After this very messy adventure in space, it's apparent that events are coming to a head in Shazam! and future issues hold even more potential for this indomitable creative team. Read Full Review

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