The New Champion of Shazam! #2

Writer: Josie Campbell Artist: Evan "Doc" Shaner Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 7, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 19
8.7Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

Mary is back home in the City of Brotherly Love, and she's feeling nothing but hate! Not only did she have to leave her dream school, but now she's the caretaker of her siblings and a city that is skeptical about the new hero in town. Everyone wants a piece of Shazam, and super-powered misfits are lining up to take her on! When her world is falling apart, can our hero keep it together?

  • 10 - Jenna Anderson Sep 7, 2022

    When coupled with Doc Shaner's truly excellent art, which contains some of the most distinct facial expressions and action panels I've read lately, this second issue could not be more perfect. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Sep 7, 2022

    There are lots of little details that make this series feel special. The rabbits description of advanced tech as mach and not-magic, for example, has a concise idiosyncrasy about it that delivers a whole lot more about Mary and her world than most writers longer exposition usually manages. Marys personal journey feels very deep, even though shes only been going through this particular journey for a couple of issues now. Campbell and company have made quite a lot out of 2 brief issues. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - kcscribbles Sep 6, 2022

    The New Champion of Shazam! #2 is another fantastic issue of the mini-series that puts Mary through the wringer throughout but gives us some great action scenes and character moments. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Sep 6, 2022

    Campbell quickly found Marys voice while tying in to larger family dynamics. The combination of a tighter script and Shaners stellar art is elevating this title to a highly recommended status in two issues. Its turning into a fun ride for Mary and her family. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Sep 6, 2022

    This is a highly ambitious comic, one that's apparently been in the works for a long time, and so far the hard work these creators have put into it is paying off. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Sep 7, 2022

    Josie Campbell and Doc Shaner are creating magic with their work on The New Champion Of Shazam. This second issue builds off all the character work done in the first to build greater investment in what is going on around Mary Bromfield in her journey as the new Shazam. The interpersonal relationships and superhero elements all complement each other extremely well. This series is definitely shaping up to be one of the best comic books DC Comics in 2022. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Sep 8, 2022

    Shaner's Mary is lovely and her world is engaging and realistic. If only her fights weren't such dramatic losses. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Chris Coplan Sep 6, 2022

    There's still plenty of questions circulating about the book's enemies and character development, but it's already clear we have a compelling "new" hero in Mary Bromfield. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Sep 6, 2022

    The power continues to flow in this issue as Mary Marvel has a lot more on her plate than she previously thought. The art is great and I love the Fawcett Comics callbacks, I just wish that some of the finer points and drama of this story would have been addressed more and that this issue didn't feel like almost starting over again, but even with that I still found myself having a lot of fun with this issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Sep 15, 2022

    Now halfway through the four-issue mini-series, I'd expect to see our heroine (and her bunny) picking up the pace to discover just what is happening in Fawcett City. Read Full Review

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