(April 1987)

DC, 1987 Series
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Price
0.75 USD; 1.00 CAD; 0.40 GBP
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale Date
1986-12-23
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Editing
Roy Thomas (creative editor); Greg Weisman (assistant editor)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
miniseries

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Shazam! / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Tom Mandrake
Inks
Tom Mandrake
Colors
?
Letters
Todd Klein

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel; Billy Batson
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits confirmed from DC Releases #35. Letters credit from http://kleinletters.com/.

Shazam! The New Beginning (Table of Contents: 1)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Letters
typeset

Shazam! The New Beginning [Part One] (Table of Contents: 2)

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.
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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).

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Shazam!
  2. 1. Shazam! The New Beginning
  3. 2. Shazam! The New Beginning [Part One]
    Shazam!
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