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From The New York Post

Shazam! With one lightning-infused magic word, DC Comics has relaunched one of its most iconic characters, reviving the superhero known since 1939 as Captain Marvel and renaming and supercharging him with a heavy double dose of mysticism and magic.
“We changed his name [to Shazam] for a lot of reasons,” said Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns. “One of them is that Shazam is the word most associated with the character, so we just felt it made sense — a lot of people already thought that was his name, anyway.”
With a new origin, a cowl, a lightning bolt on his chest, and a penchant for causing electrical appliances to explode, Shazam still bears similarities to the original hero, including the power to change from feisty teen Billy Batson into a superhero by uttering the magic word that is now his name.

The new Shazam debuts March 21 as a side story in Justice League No. 7.
“His place in the world will be far more rooted in fantasy and magic than it ever was before,” Johns said.

You mean MORE than when he was just as little kid given his powers by an ancient wizard who lived on a rock floating outside of space and time, in a place accessible from a subway station by a magic train, Geoff?

Not sure about this, the namechange is depressing, but more or less inevitable, and the hood seems.... pointless (even by costume standards).

Basically, I still just wish the Marvels were living on another Earth, where their clear-cut, clean-cut, "goodies and baddies" vibe could work a lot better than it does in the moral morass of the regular DCU
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Date: 2012-03-06 03:05 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] halloweenjack
So... stupidest fucking thing ever, or stupidest fucking thing ever? Discuss.

Date: 2012-03-06 11:47 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cypherfdp
I make the motion of "fucking stupidest thing ever".

All in favor?

Date: 2012-03-08 02:16 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] gerardotejada
I feel is disrespectful to say the stupidest thing ever, not just because is a huge exageration and misguided, but because I could think in a trillion more stupid things.

Also judging a comic for ONE PICTURE not even a page is wrong, I comapre It with the indignation at the next batman series that many people was atacking for having bad "animation" when the only thing known about It was a promotional picture and the knowed fact that Katana was going to be the "side kick" of batman. Shortpacked did a strip on that issue.

Date: 2012-03-06 03:21 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] liara_shadowsong
But... if he tries to tell people what his name is, he'll end up transforming back. *is confused* ...You know what, I don't even care any more. Tell me when DC does something notably not asinine. In the meantime, I'll be studying for my end of quarter exams and pretending that someone on their decision-making team knows what they're doing.

Date: 2012-03-06 11:05 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] eyz
This is the new Captain Mar-- excuse me, Shazam?!
Bleh... too much Assassin's Creed in the hood, not enough old school flying mystery man with a cape anymore...

Date: 2012-03-08 07:28 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] gerardotejada
"too much AssassinĀ“s Creed"
You win at everything

Date: 2012-03-08 06:32 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] maxisanacorn
What the hell was Darwyn Cooke doing? I would have given him the Shazam franchise.


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