The New Champion of Shazam! #4

Writer: Josie Campbell Artist: Evan "Doc" Shaner Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 18, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 12
8.7Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

DARLA IS MISSING! While Mary was focusing on her duties as the new Shazam, her now-powerless little sister struck out on her own to help solve the mystery of the missing persons in their city. Now it's up to our hero to find the true villain before everyone is lost for good. Little does she know, the key to saving the day awaits her at Fawcett Community College with her mysterious mentor, Dr. G! You won't want to miss this shocking finale!

  • 10 - Jenna Anderson Jan 18, 2023

    The love that Josie Campbell, Doc Shaner, and company have for Mary and her world is downright infectious, and I hope this isn't the last time we see their brilliant work on this corner of the DCU. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Jan 18, 2023

    Campbell has set things in motion for Mary. Her powers may not be terribly new or engaging. The distinct personality of an overachieving college girl in the form of a powerful superhero feels compelling enough. Mary has made quite a bit of progress in four issues. Marys development with the writer will continue. Campbell has one more chapter with Mary this month on January 24th in the one-shot Lazarus Planet: Once We Were Gods. Then Mary and Josie face an even bigger challenge in March as the new back-up feature in Wonder Woman #797. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 17, 2023

    The short length of this series is its main drawback, as while Mary's characterization is top-notch, the story is a little rushed. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jan 19, 2023

    Everything comes full circle with a satisfying narrative crunch and truly stellar art. Well worth your time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jan 17, 2023

    Aside from some occasional weird characterization moments this was a fun mini-series and a solid showcase for Mary Marvel. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Jan 17, 2023

    Josie Campbell and Evan "Doc Shaner created a fun conclusion with The New Champion Of SHAZAM #4. Mary Bromfield is put over strong and given a villain that is easy to hate, leading Mary's arc to be even more satisfying to see her succeed. This all makes you look forward to what is next for Mary's character in the DC Universe. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    The Comicbook Dispatch - kcscribbles Jan 17, 2023

    As much as Ive always liked Billy Batsons Shazam, I love Mary Marvel more, and despite a few stumbles this issue, Ive really enjoyed The New Champion of Shazam! mini-series overall and I hope Mary continues as the flagship Shazam character for a long time. Read Full Review

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