this is what
Shazam! Captain Marvel SHOULD BE.
Oh man, this new covered by Graham Moynes is too good. This Captain Marvel has been updated for modern times. The fact that this was drawn on an iPad as well makes it that much more meta.
A Shazam! post should also make Andrew happy.
Mike Norton teases us with some of the awesome that happened while he was illustrating Billy Batson and the Magic of SHAZAM!
At least he’s drawing Young Justice.
My wife says I’m wrong but I know how that next Harry Potter movie is going to end.
It’s close. If I remember right, Freddy comes out all Alex Ross Elvis-style and destroys the last horcrux with one whip of his hips.
Something about the Big Red Cheese fighting a dark and ominous Walking Eye has me really excited.
3 years ago today Mike Wieringo passed away suddenly from a heart attack. He was 44.
Mike was probably most well-known for his character-defining run on The Flash in the 90’s with Mark Waid, who would become a long-time collaborator and friend.
His Deviantart gallery and website are still intact and left as it was before he passed. If you have a few moments today, spend some time looking around. The guy unquestionably helped influence a new generation of illustrators.
A lot of people already know we’re big fans of Evan Shaner, and I’m a big fan of Captain Marvel/Black Adam/Shazam!
But I’m not so sure this guy needs any help with being more angry. I’m thinking Dex-Starr had to be made of pure rage in order to get a red power ring over Black Adam.
(illustration by Evan Shaner)
I got in on Billy Batson and the Magic of Shazam! a little late in the game, but I’ve really enjoyed the art, and who doesn’t like a Captain Marvel story? It looks like the series will finish up at 21 issues in October with trades (hopefully) soon to follow. Crapsicles. I still need to grab the first one.
Anyway, the stories have all been pretty light-hearted as far as Shazam-related things (no people being torn in half by Black Adam, etc) which is probably a good thing as this particular series is aimed at the younger “Johnny DC” crowd.