10 Apr Issue #112 – “The World’s Mightiest Mortal”
In this week’s issue we talk all about the World’s Mightiest Mortal: Shazam!
From the original Fawcett Comics Captain Marvel era to the modern day Shazam, we’re talking everything related the hero, his rogues, and his allies! But first we discuss all the DC news that’s fit to print!
SHOW NOTES (courtesy of Josh Gill)
News and Notes
(1:59) Jared Leto Teases His Return to Joker Role in Birds of Prey
(4:15) Idris Elba Not Playing Deadshot
(7:10) Joker Finally Arrives in Gotham
(11:31) Joker Teaser Trailer
(14:48) Emily Bett Rickards Says Goodbye to Arrow
(19:32) First Look at Stargirl
The World’s Mightiest Mortal
(29:41) The Lieutenant Marvels and other members of the Captain Marvel family.
(33:05) The differences between Earth-S/Earth 5 and Prime Earth Captain Marvel.
(37:23) Breaking down the acronym Shazam.
(44:01) How did the wizard collect the powers to bestow on Billy?
(46:58) The 1970’s TV show and the best version of Shazam.
(51:33) Does Shazam age as Billy ages? Negative effects of staying Shazam.
(54:57) How did Solomon get mixed up with all the Greek and Roman gods?
(1:00:22) A better insult than, “You big red cheese?”
(1:03:14) Classic Captain Marvel storylines.
(1:09:54) Shazam’s rogue gallery.
(1:15:45) Good jumping on point for reading.
(1:19:23) Is Mr. Mind one of the worst villains in DC?
(1:23:04) The differences and relationship between Captain Marvel and Billy.
(1:25:44) Can Billy say “Shazam” without transforming?
(1:29:52) Thoughts on the updated Geoff Johns’ Shazam?
(1:33:48) What is now considered canon, the original Earth 5 version or the current Shazam?
(1:36:50) Could current Shazam use his lightning to beat Superman?
(1:39:19) Which writer would the Doctor like to see take on Shazam?
Characters, Places, Things
Black Adam (Fawcett) (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)
Captain Marvel aka Shazam (Fawcett) (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)
Captain Marvel, Jr. (Fawcett) (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)
Doctor Sivana (Fawcett) (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)
Lieutenant Marvels (Earth-S) (Earth 5)
Mary Marvel (Fawcett) (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)
Mister Mind (Fawcett) (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)
Seven Deadly Enemies of Man (Fawcett) (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)
Tawky Tawny (Fawcett) (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)
Wizard (Fawcett) (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)
Recommended Reading and Viewing
Shazam!: A Celebration of 75 Years
Shazam!: The Monster of Society of Evil