Check out a 5 page preview of perhaps the most highly anticipated "zero month" issue so far, as we discover the retold origins of Captain Marvel/Shazam leading into the second year of DC's New 52, and big trouble for the Justice League ..

Billy Batson takes center stage in this issue as he unleashes the awesome power of Shazam in a special origin story! • Also featuring the not-to-be-missed origin of Pandora and the next seeds of TRINITY WAR!

Written by:
Geoff Johns

Art by:
Gary Frank

Cover by:
Gary Frank

U.S. Price:

On Sale Date:
Sep 19 2012

Posted By:
Mark Cassidy
Member Since 11/9/2008
Filed Under "DC Comics" 9/14/2012 Source: Entertainment Weekly
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superotherside - 9/14/2012, 3:09 PM
Bring on Shazam! Can't wait! Hopefully they'll do a film soon. :)
RorMachine - 9/14/2012, 3:28 PM
Sorry bout the tiny pages, EW don't allow the ol "save as" option so I had to save as screencaps.
RorMachine - 9/14/2012, 3:39 PM
You are a gentleman and a scholar, much obliged.
JDUKE25 - 9/14/2012, 3:42 PM
Been loving this storyline. Black Adam looks so freakin awesome.
Angelus - 9/14/2012, 3:45 PM
One of my most anticipated comic/comic-stories of the new 52! The art-direction and style just looks great! The story is cool as well!
iJackSparrow - 9/14/2012, 3:48 PM
Boring. Jerry Ordway did first and better. I love Geoff, but I feel he is wearing himself thin at this point.
JDUKE25 - 9/14/2012, 4:03 PM
@Froggy agreed
pesmerga44 - 9/14/2012, 4:08 PM
Wait a minute Captain Marvel is a kid again I though they were writing him as a college student or something. So now he is a kid man DC make up your minds on what you want.
jimpinto24 - 9/14/2012, 4:13 PM
Looks good!
Intothepoop - 9/14/2012, 4:17 PM
Getting a slight Harry Potter vibe here, in a good way. Mebbe Warner Bros will get an idea.


No idea what you're doing about. Probably should get your facts in order before you say anything. His name is Shazam btw.
MutantEquality - 9/14/2012, 4:23 PM
I hate how they made Billy such an angry little snot. How does he deserve being Shazaam in this run? I mean I love the art, love the preview and i think the statue thing is great but it doesn't feel like Billy Baxton. I think the animated short nailed the character and it seems like Geoff just wanted to make it "new." Since it's forced into to JL I'm just hoping it gets better.
GLprime2814 - 9/14/2012, 5:14 PM
This looks awesome, I love that the seven sins of man are actual charactersand not the fat amorphous looking statues, I bet they will be part of a larger story for the JL or JLA
Wingding - 9/14/2012, 5:19 PM
This looks awesome. Can't wait.
KingG - 9/14/2012, 6:01 PM
I'm so excited to see SHAZAM. Was never a big fan of him but I'm anxious to see where DC takes this.
GetsugaTensho22 - 9/14/2012, 6:23 PM
^^ Because he is.
Instead of channeling the power of the 7 Greek Deities, they've instead created the 7 avatars of magic, as seen in the Free Comic Book Day issue,with 1 Aboriginal, 1 Japanese, 1 Egyptian looking, 1 Native american looking etc.
BubblesShedAndBreakfast - 9/14/2012, 6:59 PM
Whys Billy wearing Wolverines Jacket?
storyteller - 9/14/2012, 7:18 PM
The reason why Billy is different is because that's the point of the new 52. It wasn't simply to reset the stories but just to be able to take the characters in a new direction. We know straight arrow Billy works. Maybe the character development is to get this kid to be that straight arrow.
MutantEquality - 9/14/2012, 8:25 PM
I understand they want to shake things up. Make it something new. I'm just interested to see how This Billy can possibly deserve the power. We of course are going to find out. after screwing up Black Atom, I'd figure they want, you know, a straight arrow kid instead of the power being some kind of therapy.
Tymminator - 9/14/2012, 11:48 PM
Actually Solomon would not be considered Greek but Hebrew, and he was a King and not a deity (He was the one exception).
tracydavis001 - 9/15/2012, 2:39 AM
Love these characters, hope Shazam gets his own book!
Glad there back!!
Fastestmanalive - 9/15/2012, 11:13 PM
Shazam Looks cool, but Black Adam looks so bad ass. He is one of my favorite villains, you know major shit will go down when he comes on scene.

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