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Scans from Jeff Smith's Shazam!: The Monster Society of Evil, probably most notable continuity-wise for making Captain Marvel and Billy Batson two separate personalities instead of Captain Marvel having Billy's consciousness. Thus marking the first occasion DC has retconned something to be less skeevy.

Date: 2009-03-25 02:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] icon_uk.insanejournal.com
Cap and Billy always used to have their own personalities and referred to each other in the third person. AFAIK It's only post-Crisis they've had Billy's personality be at the core of Cap.

Date: 2009-03-25 02:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] icon_uk.insanejournal.com
I'd also argue that they are THAT separate in this Shazam continuity, since Cap filters evrything through Billy's choices; Like showing up at school as Cap/Billy's "Dad" to sing Billy's praises and badmouth Mary. As a separate entity with the widsom of Solomon, Cap should have told Billy "No" to that, but doesn't.

Date: 2009-03-25 03:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jlbarnett.insanejournal.com
I didn't think he badmouthed Mary. I thought he just played Dad for them.

Date: 2009-03-25 08:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] icon_uk.insanejournal.com
I'd need to recheck the issue but I'm pretty sure that as his "Dad" he lauds Billy to the skies, what a great kid he is etc, but doesn't do the same for Mary, explaining what a handful and troublemaker she can be.

Date: 2009-03-25 03:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aaron_bourque.insanejournal.com
IIRC, it's sorta implied that Captain Marvel is Billy Batson, from the future.

Date: 2009-03-25 05:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jarodrussell.insanejournal.com
Preference toward incest is the most reasonable reason I can see behind Billy breaking up with Courtney.

Date: 2009-03-25 06:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mullon.insanejournal.com
I don't like where his right hand is.

Date: 2009-03-25 11:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lightbrigade.insanejournal.com
Pervy older women! Hints of incest! Talky Tawny without clothes!

I so love MSoE.

Date: 2009-03-26 12:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] psychop_rex.insanejournal.com
I thought Billy Batson was supposed to be somewhere in the neighborhood of 12 years old. Why is he so much younger here? He can't be much more than eight.

Date: 2009-03-26 02:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aaron_bourque.insanejournal.com
Because Jeff Smith took the opportunity to retell Billy's origin in a sorta kinda out-of-continuity tale (that is awesome x1000), and the Billy that's in or almost in his teenage years is currently appearing in Justice Society of America, a different title.

Date: 2009-03-26 02:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] psychop_rex.insanejournal.com
Ah. OK, thanks.

Date: 2009-03-26 05:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bariman1987.insanejournal.com
The Billy currently in JSA is around 18. He's Stargirl's age, and I think she's in college now.

Date: 2009-03-26 09:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fusil.insanejournal.com
I was at the library yesterday and ended up reading this because of this post.

So, so, so :3

Date: 2009-04-02 10:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] etrigan.insanejournal.com
ROFL Silly Billy. xD That was cute xD


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