Our Top 5 Graphic Novels to Read Before You See SHAZAM!
Published March 23rd, 2019
Hey Third Eye Faithful!
We couldn’t be more excited for SHAZAM! this movie looks like an absolute blast! With a character that has such an intriguing back story as SHAZAM, this is definitely going to be the MUST-SEE DC movie of the year!
We know you’re just as hyped about it as we are, and that’s why we’ve put together our TOP 5 Graphic Novels to read before you see SHAZAM!
Brought to the feet of the magical wizard Shazam at the Rock of Eternity, Billy Batson is imbued with powers beyond any mortal man.
By shouting the wizard’s name – Shazam! – the young teen is mystically transformed into the powerhouse known as Captain Marvel! Now given abilities that make him Earth’s Mightiest Mortal at the utterance of a simple phrase, will Billy make the right choices and do what it takes to become a hero?
Or will he succumb to the poor choices of youth- and the villainous Black Adam?
Collects Justice League #0 and 21 and backup stories from issues #7-11, 14-16, and 18-20 with a photo cover from the upcoming Warner Bros. film starring Zachary Levi!
2. WANNA JUMP IN ON THE EARLY STORIES OF SHAZAM?
SHAZAM VOL. 1 TP BY GEOFF JOHNS
Young orphan Billy Batson has bounced from foster home to foster home, but he’s far from the ideal child. Brash and rude, Billy is a troubled teen that just can’t seem to find a calling. But after a fateful night on a subway car, that all will change.
Geoff Johns and Gary Frank, the team behind the New York Times #1 best-selling graphic novel BATMAN: EARTH ONE, unite to re-invent Captain Marvel as a part of DC Comics–The New 52. Collected here for the first time ever is the series of back-ups that ran in the pages of Johns’ critically acclaimed JUSTICE LEAGUE.
3. THE FIRST MEETING OF SUPERMAN AND SHAZAM: SUPERMAN SHAZAM! FIRST THUNDER DLX ED HC
Witness the first meeting of the Last Son of Krypton and Earth’s Mightiest Mortal in this thrilling story!
While Superman must stop members of a cult from stealing an ancient artifact from the Metropolis Natural History Museum, Captain Marvel must defeat giant robots rampaging through Fawcett City!
Collecting the classic four-issue miniseries in hardcover for the first time!
4. LOOKING FOR A MORE ALL-AGES APPROACH TO SHAZAM?: SHAZAM! THE MONSTER SOCIETY OF EVIL
When Billy Batson follows a mysterious stranger onto the subway, he never imagines he’s entering a strange world of powerful wizards, talking tigers, kid-eating monsters, political intrigue and mysterious villains.
But Billy encounters all that and more when the wizard gives him a magic word that transforms him into the World’s Mightiest Mortal.
Now he must use his extraordinary new abilities to face an incoming invasion of alien creatures and to stop mad scientist Dr. Sivana and his Monster Society of Evil from taking over the world!
Collects the four-issue mini-series written and illustrated by New York Times best-selling author Jeff Smith.
5. WANT TO KNOW HOW THE NEW GENERATION STANDS UP AGAINST THE OLD?: KINGDOM COME
In the near future, the DC Universe is spinning out of control. The new generation of heroes have lost their moral compass, becoming as reckless and violent as the villains they fight.
The previous regime of heroes – the Justice League – returns under dire circumstances, which sets up a battle of the old guard against these uncompromising protectors in a conflict that will define what heroism truly is.
Written by Mark Waid and illustrated by Alex Ross, this is the unforgettable, best-selling tale of a world spinning inexorably out of control. Waid and Ross weave a tale of youth versus experience, tradition versus change, and what defines a hero. KINGDOM COME is a riveting epic that pits the old guard – Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and their allies – against a new, uncompromising generation of heroes.
All right, Third Eye Faithful – that’s a wrap.
All of these graphic novels and more are in stock at your local Third Eye location – so come see us, and get ready for SHAZAM!