Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Billy Batson and the Magic of SHAZAM! #17 - DC
This was a nice little story about Fawcett City and some cow abductions. It turns out that there's actually aliens making off with some of the local farmer's cows. And why is he doing it? Because someone gave him a hamburger a few years ago, and that's all he's been able to think about ever since. Billy and Mary basically show him that all he had to do was ask. Anyways, there's also still some tension between Mary and Tawny, as she's blaming him for the Wizard's disappearance at the hands of Black Adam. And when Helen calls up Billy to help her cover the story . . the more time they spend together, the closer I think Helen is to figuring out that there's some form of connection between Billy and Captain Marvel. I think Art Baltazar and Franco are doing a good job with the stories here. And . . Mike Norton has really brought a lot to this book with his art. It's much more consistent now. And I really like the style that Mike's taken with this. It really has a fun, fresh look to it. What more could you ask for in a kid's book? But I like it too!