Just Another Fanboy 93 – The Origin of Shazam

This is the episode in which I dip back into the old episode bin and play something from April of 2019.

Ever wondered how Shazam started? Did you know that there’s more than one origin story?

Well, here’s two.

This week I talk through two of Shazam’s origin stories: Whiz Comics #2 from 1940 and Shazam: The New Beginning from 1987.

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Comics Alternative, Episode 250: Reviews of The Death of Stalin, Moonstruck #1, and Kros: Hallowed Ground

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Monsters…or Others

This week on The Comics Alternative‘s regular review show, the Two Guys discuss three recent titles, all of which involve monsters….or outsiders, depending on your perspective. They begin with The Death of Stalin, written by Fabien Nury and with art by Thierry Robin (Titan Comics). This is a translation of a French text that is soon to be released as a major motion picture in the UK, and then eventually coming to the US. It’s the semi-historical account of the death of Joseph Stalin and the unusual circumstances surrounding that event. As Andy and Derek point out, Nury’s dark sense of humor is apparent throughout, while Robin’s art captures the grittiness of the context.

Next, the guys move on to Grace Ellis, Shae Beagle, and Kate Leth’s Moonstruck #1 (Image Comics). The story takes place in an urban setting, with young people going about their daily, and sometimes wacky, lives…sort of like something out of Seinfeld or Friends. However, what marks this series is its fantastical nature: everyone is a mythical figure of some sort. While Leth provides a bit of the art, the lion’s share goes to newcomer Shae Beagle, which is a stand out. And although both guys had wondered when they read the original solicit if this series may be a bit too “cute,” they find Ellis’s story mature in a way they hadn’t expected.

Finally, Andy and Derek do something they haven’t really done before: review a title that is only available through a Kickerstarter campaign. Tom Mandrake and John Ostrander’s Kros: Hallowed Ground takes place during the horrific yet decisive Battle of Gettysburg, but it’s more than just a war story. This is a landscape populated by vampires. And what better feeding ground for bloodsuckers than this battlefield? On it’s own, this narrative leaves open a few questions, but the guys sense that this is the first in a series of Kros tales that will flesh out a larger storyworld. They hope that this, as well as other future installments, might find its way to print in the future.

The Fourth Wall Comics Podcast Episode 96

In which Jesse, Art, and Freddie discuss the long awaited return of The Stuff of Legend, the highly anticipated finale of X-Men: Second Coming, and the mindbending film that everyone is talking about…The Rock.

INDIES

  • [0:01:50] The Stuff of Legend: The Jungle 1
  • [0:12:40] The Sixth Gun #2
  • [0:18:21] Daytripper #8
  • [0:24:39] Sweets #1
  • [0:32:31] X Files/30 Days of Night 1
  • [0:37:58] The Comic Book Guy – The Comic Book 1

MAINSTREAM

  • [0:42:27] Batman 701
  • [0:45:17] Superman 701
  • [0:51:54] X-Men Second Coming 2 + Uncanny X-Men: The Heroic Age
  • [1:06:13] Avengers Academy 2
  • [1:14:38] Iron Man:Noir 4
  • [1:16:40] Astonishing Spider-Man and Wolverine 2
  • [1:22:04] Ultimate Spider-Man 12