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Put this one in the "What might have been" column -

Gail Simone on Twitter this week mentioned that there had been a plan a few years ago for DC to publish outsize comic books with multiple stories from multiple creators.

One would have been Superman, another would have been a superteam (she doesn't mention which one) and the one she would have been involved with is one that would have had Grant Morrison, Mark Waid and herself on the three members of the Marvel Family, with the main title rotating.

This would have been A) Awesome and B) in line with the old Captain Marvel comics whereby there were distinct stories and creators the individual members each with a distinct art style; CC Beck on Captain Marvel, Mac Raboy on Captain Marvel Jr and Marc Swayze on Mary Marvel.

As someone who has not managed to learn to love the current Shazam, this is a rather poignant loss.

So to start the new week, let's turn this into a discussion; your dream creative team for a main, or lesser known, character?
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"We all went into it with the best of intentions and we were all very excited. It started out fun, and a neat challenge, but it became more and more trying as the series went on. As with Bedard, Palmiotti, Gray and Beechen, I had very little say. As time passed, we were promised a more prominent role, but the reality was we wound up having less and less to do with it." - Sean McKeever

Head Writer: Paul Dini
Writer for #47: Sean McKeever
Writers for #46: Jimmy Palmoitti & Justin Gray
Artist for #47: Tom Derenick
Artist for #46: Jesus Saiz
Inkers for #47: Andrew Pepoy, Jack Purcell, John Stanisci
Inker for #46: Jimmy Palmoitti
Colorist for #47: Guy Major
Colorist for #46: Peter Pantazis
Senior Editor: Mike Marts
Associate Editor: Jeannie Schaefer

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Head Writer: Paul Dini
Writers for #50: Jimmy Palmoitti & Justin Gray
Writer for #49: Tony Bedard
Writer for #48: Adam Beechen
Artist for #50: J. Calafiore
Artist for #49: Carlos Magno
Artist for #48: Peter Lopez
Inker for #50: Mark McKenna
Inker for #49: Jay Leisten
Inkers for #48: Don Hillsman and Alvaro Lopez
Colorist for #50 & 48: Tom Chu
Colorist for #49: Rod Reis
Senior Editor: Mike Marts
Associate Editor: Jeannie Schaefer

I list everyone because no one is walking away without some sort of blame for this.

Warning some violence and light racism.

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I may object to the concept, but darn it if the first issues of the Convergence titles have been a whole heap of fun, like visiting old friends in their comfortable familiar homes, though knowing that those familiar homes might well be bulldozed the following day/issue.

Shazam is a case in point, with great writing from Jeff Parker (writer on Batman '66) and sublime art from Evan "Doc" Shaner.

With one magic word! )
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The audience's attitudes towards certain subjects change as time progresses, so what might seem harmless or even amusing to a past audience comes across as offensive or even creepy by one of today! So, I thought that I'd gather up a few for your perusal.*

*Note: This isn't meant to make light of what they're doing or who they're doing it to, but rather pointing out how unpleasant and strange it is that SUPERHEROES are the ones doing it.
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Back in the day DC decided to have a series of one-shots based around various female characters in their universe, and the one we're focusing on today is based around the second Mist, one of the main antagonists in James Robinson's Starman series. In the story, Mist ends up up in a team-up of sorts with pretty much her polar opposite, one Mary Marvel...

How do they end up working together? Well it's complicated...

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Hi folks!

When Superman the Animated Series and Batman the Animated Series were on, they had tie-in comics, the Adventures line. We've seen scans from those every so often. But there was a third title, Adventures in the DCUniverse that covered everyone else in the DCU in kid-friendly stories.

This version draws most closely on the Jerry Ordway Power of Shazam continuity. 7 pages of 22.

Say the word! Feel the power! )

Now we wait for the newest Shazam-related series to find a hole in the schedule.

Your thoughts and comments?
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Or, How Mary Marvel Ended Up In a Hospital At the Beginning of Countdown!
Seriously, the world hates her )
From Brave New World 1


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