History ComicBook / Shazam

21st Aug '17 6:35:37 PM starofjusticev21
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* MarsWantsChocolate: One 1970s story featured aliens who invaded Earth to get their hands on chocolate and candy.

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* MarsWantsChocolate: One 1970s story featured aliens who invaded Earth to get their hands on chocolate and candy. They were driven off when they learned what cavities are.
20th Aug '17 5:03:09 PM starofjusticev21
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*** In [[http://www.theworldsmightiestmortal.com/2016/12/a-showcase-of-captain-marvels-powers.html one Golden Age story]], it was explicitly said what the Power of Zeus did: it made him invulnerable. The Courage of Achilles (which is what his invulnerability is attributed to in more modern stories) instead gave him Achilles' ''fighting skills'' as well as literally making him fearless. So the "Power" confusion is not so much New Powers As The Plot Demands but New Powers Because The Writers Forgot What His Old Powers Were. [[note]] Mind that the Golden Age comics weren't really written with an eye toward consistency, and with how he totally overwhelmed most enemies in the days when actual superpowered villains were still a rarity, there wasn't much need to. For instance the way the mythical gods in the setting were depicted differently pretty much every single time they showed up. [[/note]]

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*** In [[http://www.theworldsmightiestmortal.com/2016/12/a-showcase-of-captain-marvels-powers.html one Golden Age story]], it was explicitly said what the Power of Zeus did: it made him invulnerable. The Courage of Achilles (which is what his invulnerability is attributed to in more modern stories) instead gave him Achilles' ''fighting skills'' as well as literally making him fearless. So the "Power" confusion is not so much New Powers As The Plot Demands but New Powers Because The Writers Forgot What His Old Powers Were. [[note]] Mind that the Golden Age comics weren't really written with an eye toward consistency, and with how he totally overwhelmed most enemies in the days when actual superpowered villains were still a rarity, the exception instead of the rule, there wasn't much need to. For instance the way the mythical gods in the setting were depicted differently pretty much every single time they showed up. [[/note]]
20th Aug '17 4:46:39 PM starofjusticev21
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*** In [[http://www.theworldsmightiestmortal.com/2016/12/a-showcase-of-captain-marvels-powers.html one Golden Age story]], it was explicitly said what the Power of Zeus did: it made him invulnerable. The Courage of Achilles (which is what his invulnerability is attributed to in more modern stories) instead gave him Achilles' ''fighting skills'' as well as literally making him fearless. So the "Power" confusion is not so much New Powers As The Plot Demands but New Powers Because The Writers Forgot What His Old Powers Were. [[note]] Mind that the Golden Age comics weren't really written with an eye toward consistency. For instance the way the mythical gods of the setting were depicted seemed different in each appearance. [[/note]]

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*** In [[http://www.theworldsmightiestmortal.com/2016/12/a-showcase-of-captain-marvels-powers.html one Golden Age story]], it was explicitly said what the Power of Zeus did: it made him invulnerable. The Courage of Achilles (which is what his invulnerability is attributed to in more modern stories) instead gave him Achilles' ''fighting skills'' as well as literally making him fearless. So the "Power" confusion is not so much New Powers As The Plot Demands but New Powers Because The Writers Forgot What His Old Powers Were. [[note]] Mind that the Golden Age comics weren't really written with an eye toward consistency. consistency, and with how he totally overwhelmed most enemies in the days when actual superpowered villains were still a rarity, there wasn't much need to. For instance the way the mythical gods of in the setting were depicted seemed different in each appearance.differently pretty much every single time they showed up. [[/note]]
16th Aug '17 2:17:20 AM MBG
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* SupermanSubstitute: Just count how many times the guy's mentioned on this page.
3rd Aug '17 1:45:42 PM Saveelich
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** ''Film/{{Shazam}}''

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** ''Film/{{Shazam}}''
''Film/{{Shazam|2019}}''
3rd Aug '17 1:44:41 PM Saveelich
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* Film/DCExtendedUniverse:
** ''Film/{{Shazam}}''
27th Jul '17 11:27:58 AM Saveelich
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A live-action ''Shazam'' movie is currently in the works as part of the Film/DCExtendedUniverse, though it has been stated to have a LighterAndSofter tone than ''Film/ManOfSteel'' and ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice''. The movie will be written by ''Film/JackTheGiantSlayer'' scribe Darren Lemke, and will feature [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson]] as ComicBook/BlackAdam.

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A live-action ''Shazam'' movie is currently in the works as part of the Film/DCExtendedUniverse, though it has been stated to have a LighterAndSofter tone than ''Film/ManOfSteel'' and ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice''. Film/DCExtendedUniverse. The movie will be written by ''Film/JackTheGiantSlayer'' scribe Darren Lemke, and will feature Lemke.
[[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson]] has been set to appear as ComicBook/BlackAdam.
ComicBook/BlackAdam in a namesake film.
21st Jul '17 3:54:40 AM jormis29
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At the same time, a more traditional AlternateContinuity take on the Marvel Family came in [[ComicBook/{{Bone}} Jeff Smith's]] ''Shazam! The Monster Society of Evil''; this was much-better received, and in 2008, an ongoing series in the same continuity premiered, ''ComicBook/BillyBatsonAndTheMagicOfShazam'' It was assumed, but not confirmed, that this is set on Earth-5, the post-''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'' version of Earth-S.

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At the same time, a more traditional AlternateContinuity take on the Marvel Family came in [[ComicBook/{{Bone}} Jeff Smith's]] Creatoe/JeffSmith's ''Shazam! The Monster Society of Evil''; this was much-better received, and in 2008, an ongoing series in the same continuity premiered, ''ComicBook/BillyBatsonAndTheMagicOfShazam'' It was assumed, but not confirmed, that this is set on Earth-5, the post-''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'' version of Earth-S.



** Jeff Smith's ''Monster Society of Evil" series initially had Billy and Captain Marvel as separate personalities (with them even de-fusing when they visit Shazam at the Rock of Eternity), but as the story goes on their personalities merge and they eventually reach an equilibrium.

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** Jeff Smith's Creator/JeffSmith's ''Monster Society of Evil" series initially had Billy and Captain Marvel as separate personalities (with them even de-fusing when they visit Shazam at the Rock of Eternity), but as the story goes on their personalities merge and they eventually reach an equilibrium.



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: When Helen Fidelity [[http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/uvula_fr_b4/3817514/26060/26060_original.jpg first meets Cap]] in Jeff Smith's ''The Monster Society Of Evil'', she glances downward (remember, [[SuperheroesWearTights he's wearing tights]]), then gives him a sly smile.

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: When Helen Fidelity [[http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/uvula_fr_b4/3817514/26060/26060_original.jpg first meets Cap]] in Jeff Smith's Creator/JeffSmith's ''The Monster Society Of Evil'', she glances downward (remember, [[SuperheroesWearTights he's wearing tights]]), then gives him a sly smile.
15th Jul '17 7:57:25 PM JohnnyNevada
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** Some non-DCU spin-off media (such as ''BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'') still uses the Beck designs, even if the other characters are less cartoonish looking.

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** Some non-DCU spin-off media (such as ''BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'') ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'') still uses use the Beck designs, even if the other characters are less cartoonish looking.
15th Jul '17 7:56:20 PM JohnnyNevada
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** Some non-DCU spin-off media (such as ''BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'') still uses the Beck designs, even if the other characters are less cartoonish looking.
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