Updated on 16 October, 2021
Shazam Comics is a comic book publishing company that started in 2021 and is based in London, UK. It is owned by DC comics. The company has released many different comic books featuring characters from the DC comic book universe. Most of these comic books have been successful and have achieved a very high print rate, despite the rather thin storyline in comparison to their DC counterparts. Many people prefer to purchase Shazam Comics over other comic titles simply because of the quality of storytelling and art.
The premise of Shazam Comics is actually quite simple. A group of teenagers called the Shazamites are granted powers beyond their wildest dreams when a mysterious and powerful wizard named Shazam steals their soul from the god of gods, Satan. He then causes a massive amount of damage to the world and tries to kill the remaining survivors. Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and The Flash try to stop this madness and bring back the soul of Satan but they are nearly defeated. In the last issue of Shazam Comics, the final battle takes place between these superheros and Satan who tries to blow up the Earth.
For those of us who grew up reading classic comic books, this sounds like a pretty unbelievable plot. However, the story is not as unbelievable as it seems and was something that I didn't have a problem accepting as a kid. The fact that a kid would look at a blue star and think about the DC Universe makes this even more special.
The Shazamverse is all about a group of superpowered young men and women called the Shazamites. They were founded by an elderly gentleman named Freddy Feddy who had discovered another powerful secret. He managed to use his powers to create a serum that gave superpowers to just about anyone. Some of the Shazamites became evil and sought to take control over the world and use it for their own means. Others became heroes and saved the world from Shazamites while battling other superheros such as the Fantastic Four and the X-Men.
Now, in the modern world of Shazam Comics you see a new generation of young adults and teens getting into Shazam Comics for the first time. These young readers are introduced to this world through the monthly Shazam Comics issues. What these issues do is offer a unique spin on classic superheros. They take an adult super hero and give them a younger appearance. Many of these young readers will become lifelong fans of these stories. They may read them with the Shazamverse comics, watch them on television and eventually become movie fans.
One of my personal favorite Shazam Comics is "Shazam!" written by Rob Liefeld. In this issue we find that Shazam has teamed up with the Marvel Universe's greatest villain, Magneto, in order to rid the world of several magical artifacts. The Shazam Empire is also expanding and creating their own realities where they can rule.
In this latest Shazam Comics book, we find Shazam, still without his Power Ring, traveling back in time to prevent the destruction of New York City. He arrives just in time to help the X-Men battle the resurfacing mutant group known as the Neo mutants. While battling them, Shazam is knocked out and is taken to a prison where he teams up with a new super power called Fearwave.
This is a great start to a long line of interesting storylines that have been developed for Shazam Comics. The modern day heroes have a host of different stories set in modern day. I have enjoyed reading all of them. My son has read many of them as well and has also found them to be a great introduction into the world of superhero comics.