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savijmuhdrox wrote:Wow. As much as I just haven't enjoyed a lot of what DC has been doing recently.. that Captain Marvel/Shazam preview was downright... decent.
The artwork is good, the flow and dynamic of the action is good... and this is something numerous titles are missing.
As for the portrayal of the character? I can only think.. hey.. he's a kid.. you can't expect him to be this goody two shoes.. All complaints about this character being replaced with some brat are expecting something that kinda makes no sense.. and after reading this preview, there's defnlee a sense of foreboding redemption about the boy.. i think the writers are putting forth effort and thought into this new book..
The name change and history? hmmm.. that does seem odd and unnecessary.. but heck.. the wizard died.. he possibly just didn't have time to get into it, being that he was about to go all Obi-Wan on the kid.. they can get to this stuff later..
and the costume.. okay.. the upper body lines and stuff? myeh.. that doesn't work for me either.. a little too inspired by everyone upgrading to 'armor' these days..
but overall, that preview almost encourages me to give it a shot (heck, maybe thats all it was designed to do, and the rest of the comic is black and white).. at the very least, this seems like a book thats being given more of a polish them some of the others out there.. I can only take so much of Suicide Squad right now before i give up.. so perhaps i will replace it with this.. and if it gets crappy, i'll be sure to let 'teh internets' know.
As for changing his name to Shazam, who ever got confused by the comic not having his name on it? Do kids point at Superman & shout "there goes action comics?"
Ares wrote:I can understand the logic behind changing Cap to Shazam, given the legal issues of putting the name Captain Marvel on products. It doesn't make the idea any less stupid tho, since the character has had more exposure in animated series and video games in the last 10 years than he has in the comics, and in all of them he was refered to as Captain Marvel, not Shazam, so all they've done is needlessly complicate things. For that matter, kids are smarter than people think. They can recognize the difference between a franchise and a character's name. It doesn't take a kid long to realize that the series might be Legend of Zelda or Metroid, but the heroes are Link and Samus respectively.
Ares wrote:savijmuhdrox wrote:Wow. As much as I just haven't enjoyed a lot of what DC has been doing recently.. that Captain Marvel/Shazam preview was downright... decent.
I don't want to get into a back and forth regarding something that is obviously your opinion, because I'm happy anyone can find some enjoyment out of the mess that is the Nu52. However, I would just like to address your points, and either agree or offer counterpoints.
GrayPumpkin wrote:Is this what you are looking for?
http://www.amazon.com/Superman-Transfor ... ransformed!
Shock wrote:So I read Batman #0 and at one point there's a splash that says "continued in 2013." Are they really trying to do a story that will be told with just a couple of pages a year? What number will the issue be next September when they continue the story? 0.5?
GrayPumpkin wrote:A couple of fellow comic book geeks with backgrounds in economics do some number crunching on DCnU sales in order to gauge how various factors like creators, characters, price, have affected said sales. They freely admit that this one done mostly for fun, it's not a truly comprehensive study, but I post here as it touches on some the discussions we've had.
http://www.comicscube.com/2012/09/dcnu- ... gle+Reader