Shazam! #9

Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Emanuela Lupacchino Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 6, 2024 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 14
8.8Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

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The Captain has thwarted a cadre of space dinosaurs, talked the gods into being reasonable for five little minutes, and managed to look A-OK doing it. So what's left? WELL WE CREEP. YEEEAAAHHH, WE KEEP IT ON THE DOWN-LOW. It's the fight of the century: THE CAPTAIN VS. THE CREEPER!

  • 10
    Comic Watch - Anthony Bergamini Mar 5, 2024

    Shazam! #9 is an excellent end to Waids tenure on the series, setting up the new creative team with a great foundation. Read Full Review

  • 10
    AIPT - Eric Thomas Mar 5, 2024

    Funny, weird, and fulfilling, this issue showcases a perfectly campy yet surprisingly touching tale that serves as a very appropriate way to pass the torch to the new creative team. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Mar 5, 2024

    This is a breezy and easy to enjoy comic. Sometimes they don't have to be overly intricate. This issue more than gets the job done and was a standout read this week. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Mar 5, 2024

    This feels like one of those random team-up issues that Waid used to write in Brave and the Bold way back pre-New 52, which is a strength of his that often doesn't get acknowledged. Waid knows DC so well that he can basically throw any two characters into any situation and have a compelling read. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Nerd Initiative - martystoked Mar 5, 2024

    Notably, the attention to detail in lighting effects adds a layer of depth to each panel, enhancing the overall visual impact and immersing readers in the electrifying atmosphere of the story. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Mar 5, 2024

    Lupacchino delivers some great art in the issue that beautifully captures the visual fun of the story. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Mar 6, 2024

    There are a handful of clever turns in interactions between the innocent Captain and cynical Creeper, and their contrasts make for a pleasantly distracting, if inessential, issue of Shazam!. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Mar 8, 2024

    Shazam! #9 is a fun little break from DC's typically morose storytelling for a breezy, one-and-done pairing of The Captain with The Creeper. New readers will find this issue a great jumping-on point to learn about The Creeper, and the art is excellent, but the fight to capture an ethereal villain gets shortchanged in favor of a slow start. Read Full Review

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