(2017)

DC, 2017 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
34.99 USD; 45.99 CAD
Pages
132
On-sale Date
2017-12-06
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [circle and serifs]
ISBN
978-1-4012-7484-9 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781401274849 53499
Editing
Roy Thomas (editor - original series); Mike Gold (editor - original series); Greg Weisman (assistant editor - original series); Jeb Woodard (group editor - collected editions); Scott Nybakken (editor - collected edition)
Color
Color
Binding
Hardcover
Publishing Format
Collected edition

Issue Notes

Collects Shazam: The New Beginning (DC, 1987 series) #1-4 and Action Comics Weekly #623-626.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Shazam! / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Tom Mandrake
Inks
Tom Mandrake
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel; Billy Batson
Reprints

[Title Page] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Pencils
Tom Mandrake
Inks
Tom Mandrake
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]

Indexer Notes

Title page with an illustration from Shazam: The New Beginning #1.

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

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

Pencils
Tom Mandrake
Inks
Tom Mandrake
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]

Indexer Notes

Title and credits with an illustration from the cover of Shazam: The New Beginning #2 and story panels from #3.

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

credits, title page / 1.33 pages (report information)

Pencils
Tom Mandrake
Inks
Jan Duursema
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]

Indexer Notes

Indicia and publisher information with illustrations from Shazam: The New Beginning #2.

Introduction (Table of Contents: 4)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1.67 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I've been a fan of the original Captian Marvel since the age of four...

Indexer Notes

Introduction by Roy Thomas, dated August 2017.

[Shazam: The New Beginning #1] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Pencils
Tom Mandrake
Inks
Tom Mandrake
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel; Billy Batson
Reprints

Shazam! The New Beginning [Part One] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Roy Thomas; Dann Thomas
Pencils
Tom Mandrake
Inks
Tom Mandrake
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
Agustin Mas

Job Number
G-2787
Genre
superhero
Characters
Billy Batson [Captain Marvel]; Dudley Batson [Uncle Dudley]; Dr. Thaddeus Bodog Sivana; Beautia Sivana; Magnificus Sivana; Jocko; Wizard Shazam; Black Adam; Mary Marvel (in Shazam's vision); Captain Marvel, Jr. (in Shazam's vision)
Synopsis
After the death of his parents, Billy is forced to choose between living with his Uncle Dudley and his other uncle, Dr. Thaddeus Sivana. Not wanting to be a burden to Dudley, Billy chooses to live with Sivana. Upon learning of Sivana's darker side, Billy runs away, and a stranger leads him to a mysterious subway station where the Wizard Shazam gives Billy the power to become Captain Marvel.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

New post-crisis origin of Billy Batson and Captain Marvel. Shazam is shown to remember previously giving powers to Billy, Mary, and Freddy but he knows that now that did not happen (due to the events of Crisis on Infinite Earths).

[Shazam: The New Beginning #2] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Pencils
Tom Mandrake (signed)
Inks
Tom Mandrake (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Black Adam
Reprints

Shazam! The New Beginning Part Two "S" Is for Wisdom... "H" Is for Strength... (Table of Contents: 8)

Shazam! / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas; Dann Thomas
Pencils
Tom Mandrake
Inks
Jan Duursema
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
Agustin Mas

Job Number
G-2902
Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Adam; Dr. Thaddeus Bodog Sivana; Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Beautia Sivana; Dudley Batson [Uncle Dudley]; General Brody
Synopsis
Sivana is able to free Black Adam from his other dimensional prison and bring him to Earth. Meanwhile, Billy travels to meet up with Uncle Dudley to seek his advice about the powers of Shazam.
Reprints

[Shazam: The New Beginning #3] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Pencils
Tom Mandrake (signed)
Inks
Tom Mandrake (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel; Black Adam; Billy Batson
Reprints

Shazam! The New Beginning Part Three "A" Is for Stamina... "Z" Is for Power... (Table of Contents: 10)

Shazam! / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas; Dann Thomas
Pencils
Tom Mandrake
Inks
Tom Mandrake
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
Agustin Mas

Job Number
G-2930
Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Dudley Batson [Uncle Dudley]; Mrs. Peebles; Emily Thickert [Elvira Thickert]; Beautia Sivana; Magnificus Sivana; Wizard Shazam; Black Adam [Teth-Adam]; King Menes (flashback); Dr. Thaddeus Bodog Sivana
Synopsis
Billy and Uncle Dudley arrive back in San Francisco, where Billy decides to contact Emily Thickert at station K-WHIZ to warn about the threat of Black Adam, however she attempts to turn Billy over to Beautia and Magnificus. Changing to Captain Marvel, Billy goes to the abandoned subway station where he finds the spirit of Shazam, who tells him of the origins of Black Adam.
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Indexer Notes

Named Emily Thickert here, she is later referred to as Elvira Thickert in Action Comics Weekly #623.

[Shazam: The New Beginning #4] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Pencils
Tom Mandrake (signed)
Inks
Tom Mandrake (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]
Reprints

Shazam! The New Beginning [Part Four] "A" Is for Courage... "M" Is for Speed... (Table of Contents: 12)

Shazam! / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas; Dann Thomas
Pencils
Tom Mandrake
Inks
Tom Mandrake
Colors
Joe Orlando
Letters
Agustin Mas

Job Number
G-2950
Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Black Adam; Dr. Thaddeus Bodog Sivana; President Ronald Reagan (image on television); Dudley Batson [Uncle Dudley]; Mrs. Peebles; Emily Thickert [Elvira Thickert]; G. Gordon Godfrey
Synopsis
Captain Marvel escapes from Sivana and Black Adam, and has a final confrontation with Black Adam.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The end of this story leads into the Legends mini-series (DC, 1986 series).

Shazam! series continues in Action Comics Weekly #623.

Chapter One: My Week in Valhalla (Table of Contents: 13)

Shazam! / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas; Dann Thomas
Pencils
Rick Stasi
Inks
Rick Magyar
Colors
Nansi Hoolahan
Letters
Jean Simek
Editing
Mike Gold (editor)

Job Number
G-4207
Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Ralph Decker; Officer Randall; Dudley Batson [Uncle Dudley]; Elvira Thickert [Emily Thickert]; Joel; Zack McCullers (dies); Dawn McCullers; Duane McCullers (photo)
Synopsis
After Captain Marvel accidentally kills a man, Billy Batson tries to make amends with the family.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Series continues from Shazam: The New Beginning (DC, 1987 series).

Story continues in Action Comics Weekly #624.

Elvira Thickert was called Emily Thickert in Shazam: The New Beginning.

Chapter 2: Aryan Acres (Table of Contents: 14)

Shazam! / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas; Dann Thomas
Pencils
Rick Stasi
Inks
Rick Magyar
Colors
Nansi Hoolahan
Letters
Jean Simek
Editing
Mike Gold (editor)

Job Number
G-4177
Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson] Ham Davis; Ron; Jake; Sam; Dr. Patterson; Captain Nazi [Lester Abernathy] (origin); Henry Kissinger (photo); Jesse Jackson (photo)
Synopsis
Billy Batson discovers the secrets of Aryan Acres and Captain Nazi is created.
Reprints
Keywords
brain washing; racism; white supremacist

Indexer Notes

Story continues from Action Comics Weekly #623; continues in Action Comics Weekly #625.

First appearance and origin of the post-crisis Captain Nazi [Lester Abernathy].

[Chapter Three: Might Makes Reich!] (Table of Contents: 15)

Shazam! / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas; Dann Thomas
Pencils
Rick Stasi
Inks
Rick Magyar
Colors
Tom Ziuko
Letters
Jean Simek
Editing
Mike Gold (editor)

Job Number
G-4178
Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Ham Davis; Ron; Jake; Sam; Dr. Patterson; Captain Nazi [Lester Abernathy]; Duane McCullers
Synopsis
Billy Batson is left to die when he is discovered undercover with the Sons Of Valhalla, during a plot to poison San Francisco.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continues from Action Comics Weekly #624; continues in Action Comics Weekly #626. Title from previous issue's next issue block.

[Chapter Four: When Captains Clash] (Table of Contents: 16)

Shazam! / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas; Dann Thomas
Pencils
Rick Stasi
Inks
Rick Magyar
Colors
Nansi Hoolahan
Letters
Jean Simek
Editing
Mike Gold (editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Captain Nazi [Lester Abernathy]; Ham Davis; Dr. Patterson; Ron; Jake; Sam; Duane McCullers
Synopsis
Captain Marvel thwarts a poisoning plan, but Captain Nazi escapes.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story concludes from Action Comics Weekly #625. Title for previous issue's next issue block.

A Legend Reborn! (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Shazam! / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Shazam!
  2. 1. [Title Page]
    Shazam!
  3. 2. [Title and Credits]
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  4. 3. [no title indexed]
  5. 4. Introduction
  6. 5. [Shazam: The New Beginning #1]
    Shazam!
  7. 6. Shazam! The New Beginning [Part One]
    Shazam!
  8. 7. [Shazam: The New Beginning #2]
    Shazam!
  9. 8. Shazam! The New Beginning Part Two "S" Is for Wisdom... "H" Is for Strength...
    Shazam!
  10. 9. [Shazam: The New Beginning #3]
    Shazam!
  11. 10. Shazam! The New Beginning Part Three "A" Is for Stamina... "Z" Is for Power...
    Shazam!
  12. 11. [Shazam: The New Beginning #4]
    Shazam!
  13. 12. Shazam! The New Beginning [Part Four] "A" Is for Courage... "M" Is for Speed...
    Shazam!
  14. 13. Chapter One: My Week in Valhalla
    Shazam!
  15. 14. Chapter 2: Aryan Acres
    Shazam!
  16. 15. [Chapter Three: Might Makes Reich!]
    Shazam!
  17. 16. [Chapter Four: When Captains Clash]
    Shazam!
  18. 17. A Legend Reborn!
    Shazam!
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