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Shazam! #6

80
Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 9 critic ratings.

“Meet the Captain!” reaches its action-packed finale when Billy is forced to battle the very six gods who give him his magic abilities-a fight he can’t possibly hope to win!

Once the dust settles… who will possess the power of Shazam?

PLUS: The interdimensional imp Bat-Mite has come to Fawcett City and he’s brought his cousin with him: the Captain’s biggest fan!

Meet Shazamite!

Then flee in terror before the entire city turns upside down!

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Format
Kindle Edition
Print Lenght
26 pages
Language
English
Amazon ASIN
B0CMK68SHJ

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9 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Lyles Movie Files

    Shazam is a terrific example of the importance of comics just being fun. There’s no need for them to be so gloomy. This title is at its brightest the more it stands apart from the majority of comics on the stands. And with this cliffhanger, the fun is only just starting.

  • 100

    ComicsOnline

    This wonderful six-issue Shazam! story has been capped off in a great way, and the story it sets up couldn’t be more interesting. Waid and Mora have caught my attention in a big way with this issue and this series, and I can’t wait to see where they take us next.

  • 95

    Comic Watch

    Shazam! #6 concludes the first arc of the story in a very satisfactory manner, reestablishing the status quo of the character in a way that will define the character in a fun, new way for a new generation.

  • 90

    AIPT

    To sum up, Shazam! #6 is a reinventive and more than satisfying conclusion to this blockbuster debut arc. It serves the same zany and godly fun with a nice added dash of grounded emotional that makes any superhero story worthwhile. It nails down that the gears have been expertly shifted for this brand new era for the Captain and his family, and it is no doubt going to be a wild ride with many more surprises yet to come. This team surely has more tricks up their talented and mischievous sleeves for the Big Red Cheese.

  • 90

    Geek Dad

    So the main threat is over, but a lot is still unresolved and it looks like one of Billy’s most iconic enemies is returning to cause more trouble. Plus a dinosaur invasion. This book is Mark Waid at his most Silver-Age indulgent, and it’s perfect.

  • 90

    Weird Science DC Comics

    Shazam! #6 is wall-to-wall fun, adventure, and excitement when the Batson family faces off against Zeus and the Pantheon of Gods. Waid’s script is a near-perfect blend of Silver Age imagination and modern polish, and Mora’s art is some of the best in any DC comic.

  • 86

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Waid continues to deliver an entertaining and thrilling story in this issue. Even with all the fun moments and absurdity in the story, Waid does a great job of evolving the character of Billy and giving him some interesting stakes to explore. I also really enjoyed the final moments of this issue and what it means for Billy.

    The Art: Mora delivers beautifully detailed art throughout the issue. I love the visual style and how it ramps up the thrills and action of the issue.

  • 80

    ComicBook.com

    Shazam! resolves its first crisis with the gods empowering Billy just in time for new antagonists to arrive in issue #6 and the climax at the Rock of Eternity is a delightful encounter to behold. The series has focused on Billy’s family as a source of strength and that plays into this climactic encounter against the oddly-humorous likes of Zeus, Achilles, and others. Past Shazam stories come into play as the family’s history is celebrated alongside their warmth and support for one another. Mora manages to deliver both the excitement and humor in a balance that’s not easy, but always effective on the page. While the final showdown against capricious gods of antiquity may not rival the scope of moon battles or silliness of T-Rex bureaucrats, it drives at the heart of this series with a celebration of family and all things delightfully strange. The arrival of more familiar villains (and even more dinosaurs) makes it clear that readers haven’t seen the last of these gods or their influence on Earth.

  • 77

    Major Spoilers

    Even with solicitation copy that doesn’t match the issue, Shazam #6 is fun and entertaining, with art that is energetic and perfectly tailored for the pacing (even if parts of it aren’t to my preference) and a story that is playing a long game. It’s been decades since the Earth-S/Fawcett Comics Captain made the scene, and I hope that these creators get a chance to complete the slow-burn work they’re doing with this series, and that fans who don’t remember will still be receptive to the new/old Captain.

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