Saturday, July 31, 2010
Billy Batson and the Magic of SHAZAM! #18 - DC
This was a cute, scary tale for the kids. It appears that in their recent fight, Captain Marvel and Black Adam let loose a mummy that's been holding a grudge against the Wizard for a very long time. Apparently this guy was the Vizier of Teth Adam's court. When the Wizard turned Teth Adam into Black Adam there was a big fight. Although, if you ask me, it looks like the Vizier wanted the power of Black Adam to himself and tried to take it from either Teth or the Wizard. Anyways, somehow he ended up cursed as a mummy who could never die. And he was mystically trapped inside a tomb. Until there recent fight apparently broke the seal. So he shows up at the Rock of Eternity looking for the Wizard, who of course isn't there. Billy and Mary have to fight him and get him back into his tomb. It was an ok story. Kind of predictable, and not very exciting. But, as I said . . I'm sure the kids will love it. Which is who the target audience of this book actually is. But, I've always been a fan of this character, so . . I buy it. It's an indulgence. Plus I think Art Baltazar, Franco and Mike Norton are doing a pretty good job here.