The New Champion of Shazam! #3

Writer: Josie Campbell Artist: Evan "Doc" Shaner Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 2, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 15
8.6Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

Don't read the comments! After a disastrous outing as Shazam, Mary is the laughingstock of the internet. Will she ever be taken seriously? Now it's up to her to ignore the haters and help those who really need her. The missing-persons problem in Philly has only gotten worse, and our hero is running out of time to find the culprit behind it!

  • 10 - Jenna Anderson Nov 2, 2022

    This penultimate issue of New Champion of Shazam! is absolutely, undoubtedly incredible. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Nov 1, 2022

    Campbell's characters are still appealingly flawed and the world rich and fascinating. And Shaner's art continues to be some of the best in the business. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - kcscribbles Nov 1, 2022

    The New Champion of Shazam! #3 continues Marys story with some good character moments, another epic battle with a great villain and gorgeous artwork from Evan Doc Shaner. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Nov 1, 2022

    Beyond the needless statement to the trolls, this was another enjoyable issue and worth checking out for Mary Marvel fans. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Nov 2, 2022

    Campbell and Shaner make The New Champion of Shazam! work on a very social level that keeps Mary close to the reader throughout the action. It would be all too easy to let the action sweep everything away in a more traditional superhero comic. There have been so many instances of young superheroes coming-of-age in comics over the decades, but Campbell and Shaner manage to keep everything feeling so specific to Mary. Its quite an accomplishment. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Nov 9, 2022

    The issue also offers another run-in between Mary and one of these soldiers, this one who has the ability to turn someone's worst thoughts against them. Mary, now a popular meme who everyone has an opinion about, has more than enough to brew over which eventually boils over leading to a confrontation with her foster sister leading to some rash action and setting up the mini-series' final issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Nov 1, 2022

    There are some great developments in this issue, I just really wish that there was more time to really flesh out what's going on in this mini-series because everything just comes to a head here simply because it had to. That being said though, the art was great and we get some great callbacks to old Captain Marvel lore, not to mention the villain who uses his words to hurt people.   Read Full Review

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