Shazam! #1
([September] 2013)

DC, 2013 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Volume
1
Price
24.99 USD
Pages
196
On-sale date
2013-09-25
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [peel]
ISBN
978-1-4012-4244-2 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781401242442 52499
Editing
Brian Cunningham (editor original series); Katie Kubert (associate editor original series); Darren Shan (assistant editor original series) Kate Stewart (assistant editor original series); Peter Hamboussi (editor)
Color
Color
Dimensions
6.8" x 10.4"
Paper Stock
Glossy
Binding
Hardcover with Dustjacket
Publishing Format
Collected Edition

Issue Notes

Collects the Shazam! stories from Justice League (DC, 2011 series) #7-11, 0, 14-16, 18-21 by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank. Subsequently republished as Shazam!: Origins (DC, 2019 series).

Book is labeled Volume 1, but it collects the complete series.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Shazam! / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gary Frank
Inks
Gary Frank
Colors
Brad Anderson

Genre
superhero
Characters
Shazam [Billy Batson]
Reprints
No image yet

[Title Page] (Table of Contents: 1)

Shazam! / credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gary Frank
Inks
Gary Frank
Colors
Brad Anderson
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Shazam [Billy Batson]

Indexer Notes

Title page with illustration from Justice League #7.

[Title and Credits] (Table of Contents: 2)

Shazam! / credits, title page / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Gary Frank
Inks
Gary Frank
Colors
Brad Anderson
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Shazam [Billy Batson]; Black Adam

Indexer Notes

Title and credits with illustration from Justice League #16.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Shazam! / credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gary Frank
Inks
Gary Frank
Colors
Brad Anderson
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Adam

Indexer Notes

Indicia and publisher information with illustration from Justice League #10.

[Justice League #0 Cover] (Table of Contents: 4)

Shazam! / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gary Frank
Inks
Gary Frank
Colors
Brad Anderson

Genre
superhero
Characters
Shazam [Billy Batson]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color art from Justice League #0 Cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

[Justice League #0 Black and White Cover] (Table of Contents: 5)

Shazam! / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gary Frank
Inks
Gary Frank

Genre
superhero
Characters
Shazam [Billy Batson]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Black and white art from Justice League #0 Cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

Shazam! [Chapter 1] (Table of Contents: 6)

Shazam! / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Geoff Johns
Pencils
Gary Frank
Inks
Gary Frank
Colors
Brad Anderson
Letters
Nick J. Napolitano

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Billy Batson is trouble.
Genre
superhero
Characters
the Wizard Shazam; Doctor Sivana; Gregory; Black Adam (drawing); Billy Batson [Shazam]; Mrs. Glover; Rosa Vasquez; Victor Vasquez
Synopsis
Sivana tries to track down people who have been tested by the Wizard Shazam. Rosa and Victor Vasquez agree to take in Billy as a foster child.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

In the original issue, pages 11-12 served as an introduction to the rest of the series. Here, those two pages are moved to the front of the story, therefore pages 11-12 from the original issue are pages 1-2 here, and pages 1-10 from the original issue are pages 3-12 here. The words "This is his story..." have been added to the bottom of page 2, which were not on page 12 of the original story.

Shazam! [Chapter 2] (Table of Contents: 7)

Shazam! / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Geoff Johns
Pencils
Gary Frank
Inks
Gary Frank
Colors
Brad Anderson
Letters
Nick J. Napolitano

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That's him?
Genre
superhero
Characters
Billy Batson; Mrs. Glover; Victor Vasquez; Rosa Vasquez; Mary Bromfield; Freddy Freeman; Pedro Peña; Eugene Choi; Darla Dudley; Mr. Tawny (photo); C. C. Batson (photo); Marilyn Batson (photo); the Wizard Shazam (face in clouds)
Synopsis
Billy Batson is introduced to his new foster family.
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Shazam! [Chapter 3] (Table of Contents: 8)

Shazam! / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Geoff Johns
Pencils
Gary Frank
Inks
Gary Frank
Colors
Brad Anderson
Letters
Nick J. Napolitano

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Are you awake?
Genre
superhero
Characters
Billy Batson; Darla Dudley; Pedro Peña; Freddy Freeman; Eugene Choi; Mary Bromfield; Rosa Vasquez; Jermaine; Bryce Bryer; unnamed Bryer brothers; Mr. Keegan; Principal Peach; Victor Vasquez; Mr. Bryer; Doctor Sivana; Gregory
Synopsis
Billy gets into a fight with bullies at his new school. Doctor Sivana make a discovery.
Reprints

Shazam! [Chapter 4] (Table of Contents: 9)

Shazam! / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Geoff Johns
Pencils
Gary Frank
Inks
Gary Frank
Colors
Brad Anderson
Letters
Nick J. Napolitano

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Billy was putting on some kind of act when we met him at child services, Rosa.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Victor Vasquez; Rosa Vasquez; Billy Batson; Freddy Freeman; Tawny (tiger); Doctor Sivana; Gregory; Gabir; Black Adam (cameo)
Synopsis
Freddy follows Billy when he sneaks out at night, and finds that he goes to the zoo to visit a tiger named Tawny. Freddy and Billy plot revenge on the Bryers. Sivana uses his new ability to see magic to find the tomb of Black Adam.
Reprints

Shazam! Chapter 5 (Table of Contents: 10)

Shazam! / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Geoff Johns
Pencils
Gary Frank
Inks
Gary Frank
Colors
Brad Anderson
Letters
Nick J. Napolitano

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The demon is awake!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Adam; Doctor Sivana; Gregory (death); Billy Batson; Freddy Freeman; Mr. Bryer; Bryer brothers
Synopsis
Sivana frees Black Adam who demands to know where to find the wizard. Meanwhile, when Billy and Freddy's plan to get revenge on the Bryers goes wrong, Billy flees into the subway, but soon finds himself at a mysterious destination.
Reprints

Shazam! [Chapter 6] (Table of Contents: 11)

Shazam! / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Geoff Johns
Pencils
Gary Frank
Inks
Gary Frank
Colors
Brad Anderson
Letters
Nick J. Napolitano

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Someone else has come to test me...Someone...
Genre
superhero
Characters
the Wizard Shazam; Black Adam; Billy Batson [Shazam]; Seven Deadly Sins [Pride; Envy; Wrath; Sloth] (images); Mrs. Glover (flashback); Darla Dudley (flashback); Jenny (flashback); Tawny (tiger, flashback); Mary Bromfield (flashback); Bryer brothers (flashback); Mr. Keegan (flashback); Freddy Freeman; Mr. Bryer
Synopsis
Billy meets the Wizard Shazam who gives him his powers and warns him of a coming threat. Billy, as Shazam, returns to Earth and with Freddy begins to explore his new powers.
Reprints
Keywords
Rock of Eternity

Indexer Notes

The first panel has been altered here. In the original issue, the first panel included text boxes that started with "Magic once ruled thee world." In this reprint, the text boxes have been removed and dialogue has been added for the Wizard Shazam that says "Someone else has come to test me...Someone..."

Shazam! Chapter 7 (Table of Contents: 12)

Shazam! / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Geoff Johns
Pencils
Gary Frank
Inks
Gary Frank
Colors
Brad Anderson
Letters
Nick J. Napolitano

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What is this place?
Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Adam; Doctor Sivana; Mr. Gray (death); the Wizard Shazam (deceased); Shazam [Billy Batson]; Freddy Freeman; Sloth
Synopsis
Sivana introduces Black Adam to the modern world, then Adam attempts to take Sivana to the Rock of Eternity, but finds he that cannot access it because a new champion has been chosen.
Reprints
Keywords
Rock of Eternity

Shazam! Chapter 8 (Table of Contents: 13)

Shazam! / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Geoff Johns
Pencils
Gary Frank
Inks
Gary Frank
Colors
Brad Anderson
Letters
Nick J. Napolitano

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mmmmmm! This is the best burger I've ever had.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Shazam [Billy Batson]; Freddy Freeman; Francesca; Black Adam; Animal Cracker Gang
Synopsis
As Billy and Freddy attempt to exploit Billy's powers for their own gain, Billy stops a string of crimes.
Reprints

Shazam! Chapter 9 (Table of Contents: 14)

Shazam! / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Geoff Johns
Pencils
Gary Frank
Inks
Gary Frank
Colors
Brad Anderson
Letters
Nick J. Napolitano

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's such a long walk...to the door.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Shazam [Billy Batson]; Black Adam; Doctor Sivana; Pride; Sloth
Synopsis
Billy is attacked by Black Adam. Sivana and Sloth locate another of the Seven Deadly Sins.
Reprints

Shazam! Chapter 10 (Table of Contents: 15)

Shazam! / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Geoff Johns
Pencils
Gary Frank
Inks
Gary Frank
Colors
Brad Anderson
Letters
Nick J. Napolitano

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Where is that brat?
Genre
superhero
Characters
Billy Batson [Shazam]; Victor Vasquez; Rosa Vasquez; Mary Bromfield; Freddy Freeman; Pedro Peña; Eugene Choi; Darla Dudley; Mr. Bryer; Bryer Brothers; Black Adam; Doctor Sivana; Seven Deadly Sins [Pride; Gluttony; Envy; Wrath; Greed; Lust; Sloth]; Tawny (tiger)
Synopsis
Billy has gone into hiding while Black Adam searches for Shazam. Freddy leads the foster siblings to track Billy down. Meanwhile, Sivana has found all of the Seven Deadly Sins and brings them to join with Black Adam.
Reprints

Shazam! Chapter 11 (Table of Contents: 16)

Shazam! / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Geoff Johns
Pencils
Gary Frank
Inks
Gary Frank
Colors
Brad Anderson
Letters
Nick J. Napolitano

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Really? This subway car is supposed to take us to some wizard's house?
Genre
superhero
Characters
Billy Batson [Shazam]; Mary Bromfield; Freddy Freeman; Pedro Peña; Darla Dudley; Eugene Choi; Francesca; Black Adam; Seven Deadly Sins [Lust; Envy; Gluttony; Pride; Wrath; Greed; Sloth]; Ibac (flashback); Aman (flashback); the Wizard Shazam (flashback); other members of the Council of Eternity (flashback)
Synopsis
Billy and his siblings attempt to reach the Rock of Eternity to find the Wizard. Francesca tells Billy of Black Adam's origins, leading Billy to believe that he knows how to stop Black Adam.
Reprints
Keywords
Rock of Eternity

Shazam! Chapter 12 (Table of Contents: 17)

Shazam! / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Geoff Johns
Pencils
Gary Frank
Inks
Gary Frank
Colors
Brad Anderson
Letters
Dezi Sienty

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Billy Batson. You speak of anger and fear?
Genre
superhero
Characters
Billy Batson [Shazam]; Black Adam; Aman (flashback, death); the Wizard Shazam (flashback); Mary Bromfield; Freddy Freeman; Pedro Peña; Eugene Choi; Darla Dudley
Synopsis
Black Adam relates to Billy how he killed his own nephew to keep the power of Shazam to himself, while Mary, Freddy, and the foster siblings plan to rescue Billy.
Reprints
Keywords
Rock of Eternity

Shazam! [Conclusion] (Table of Contents: 18)

Shazam! / comic story / 30 pages (report information)

Script
Geoff Johns
Pencils
Gary Frank
Inks
Gary Frank
Colors
Brad Anderson
Letters
Nick J. Napolitano

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Black Adam has found the champion himself!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Shazam [Billy Batson]; Seven Deadly Sins [Envy; Gluttony; Greed; Lust; Pride; Sloth; Wrath]; Doctor Sivana; Black Adam; Mary Bromfield; Freddy Freeman; Pedro Peña; Eugene Choi; Darla Dudley; Rosa Vasquez; Victor Vasquez; Mr. Bryer; Bryer Brothers; Francesca; Tawny (tiger); C. C. Batson (photo); Marilyn Batson (photo); Aman (flashback); Mr. Mind
Synopsis
Billy shares his powers with his foster siblings, transforming them all into champions of magic, in order to defeat Black Adam and the Seven Deadly Sins, who have possessed Mr. Bryer, turning him into a magical beast.
Reprints

[Justice League #21 Cover] (Table of Contents: 19)

Justice League / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gary Frank (signed)
Inks
Gary Frank (signed)
Colors
Brad Anderson (signed)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Shazam [Billy Batson]; Black Adam
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color art from Justice League #21 Cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

[Justice League #21 Variant Cover] (Table of Contents: 20)

Justice League / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Shane Davis
Inks
Michelle Delecki
Colors
Alex Sinclair
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice League [Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Wonder Woman [Diana of Themyscira]]; Shazam [Billy Batson]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color art from Justice League #21 Variant Cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

[Justice League #0 Variant Cover] (Table of Contents: 21)

Shazam! / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ivan Reis (signed)
Inks
Joe Prado (signed)
Colors
Rod Reis (signed)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Shazam [Billy Batson]; Tawny (tiger); Doctor Sivana; Black Adam; Mary Bromfield; Freddy Freeman; Pedro Peña; Eugene Choi; Darla Dudley
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color art from Justice League #0 Variant Cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

Shazam! Character Designs by Gary Frank (Table of Contents: 22)

illustration / 11 pages (report information)

Pencils
Gary Frank
Inks
Gary Frank
Colors
?
Letters
?

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Various character designs and sketches by Gary Frank.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23)

Shazam! / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gary Frank
Inks
Gary Frank
Colors
Brad Anderson
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Shazam [Billy Batson]; Black Adam

Indexer Notes

Back cover with text on contents of collection, includes illustration from the cover of Justice League #21.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Shazam!
  2. 1. [Title Page]
    Shazam!
  3. 2. [Title and Credits]
    Shazam!
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Shazam!
  5. 4. [Justice League #0 Cover]
    Shazam!
  6. 5. [Justice League #0 Black and White Cover]
    Shazam!
  7. 6. Shazam! [Chapter 1]
    Shazam!
  8. 7. Shazam! [Chapter 2]
    Shazam!
  9. 8. Shazam! [Chapter 3]
    Shazam!
  10. 9. Shazam! [Chapter 4]
    Shazam!
  11. 10. Shazam! Chapter 5
    Shazam!
  12. 11. Shazam! [Chapter 6]
    Shazam!
  13. 12. Shazam! Chapter 7
    Shazam!
  14. 13. Shazam! Chapter 8
    Shazam!
  15. 14. Shazam! Chapter 9
    Shazam!
  16. 15. Shazam! Chapter 10
    Shazam!
  17. 16. Shazam! Chapter 11
    Shazam!
  18. 17. Shazam! Chapter 12
    Shazam!
  19. 18. Shazam! [Conclusion]
    Shazam!
  20. 19. [Justice League #21 Cover]
    Justice League
  21. 20. [Justice League #21 Variant Cover]
    Justice League
  22. 21. [Justice League #0 Variant Cover]
    Shazam!
  23. 22. Shazam! Character Designs by Gary Frank
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    Shazam!
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