No, DC, I will not call Captain Marvel SHAZAM! that is silly. Also stupid. Also that whole backup feature is terrible.
He is Captain Marvel.
Carol Danvers is also Captain Marvel.
They can both be Captain Marvel.
Yep, Orbital Fastball Special.
Avengers #8 involves the biggest heroes doing their biggest damn hits.
From Avengers Assemble #09 by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Stefano Caselli.
Protip: It’s a great issue if you like great banter and fun.
The comic was eye-rollingly bad, but Gary Frank gave us a few great panels of kids being kids, even if one of the kids is a grown man with a weird ass costume on. Like, he motions like a kid, not a grown up.
I think the whole “new, exciting direction” for
Captain Marvel Shazam is pretty terrible. The whole part where he is generally a total asshole to everyone until they prove themselves worth caring about, the whole MAGIC! nonsense and the scene where an ancient wizard learns a life lesson that “nobody is perfect” from a brat in under a page.. pretty shitty.
Now if only people would quit buying the book and Geoff would get back to writing good stuff again.
This is exactly what’s wrong with Marvel these days. When a new series starts, it shouldn’t require a little card to be able to figure out what you need to buy and in what order to read it. All you should need t read is the new series. Make it easy!
Oh, lord. I seem to have confused you and I apologize — but let me clarify: you don’t need a card. These books don’t cross over. This is not a reading order.
The AVENGING SPIDER-MAN is a two-issue story. Issues 9 & 10. You read them in that order: 9, then 10.
The new CAPTAIN MARVEL series begins with Captain Marvel 1 and continues with 2 and 3, just like, well, any comic ever.
I make the cards myself, out of my pocket, to encourage people to pre-order the books that feature the Captain Marvel so that we might hope to continue the book. They’re made to include the pre-order numbers so that you can just hand them to your retailer and be all set.
What is this? Abigail Brand, one of the characters Joss Whedon and John Cassiday made for Astonishing X-men in Avengers, and Gyrich, the avatar of bureaucratic-bullshit in my Avengers cartoon? Yes, yes it.
Oh and the lovely lady in the Middle is Carol Danvers, because Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes is really Avengers: All The Marvel Characters, Ever.