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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

Date: 2012-03-05 05:07 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] darkknightjrk
That really had to mess up Enchantress when she was doing her villainous monologues.

"Justice League! Tremble before the might of the great ENCHANTRE--" *KA-BOOM!* "--Son of a bitch!"

Date: 2012-03-05 05:14 pm (UTC)
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teehee.... that made me giggle... i find it hard to believe something like taht has not been spoofed... except for Circie in JLU but in that case it was just inpterrupting her villainous monologue :D

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