“Convergence: Shazam! #1” is Buckets of Awesome (Review)

Note: This review was originally posted at ComicsBulletin.com13

Being very selective about my purchases have allowed me to enjoy a good amount of the Convergence tie-ins. Sure, eyes are bound to glaze over once Telos’ big speech interrupts the narrative, but these nostalgia trips have been largely fun. Speaking of fun, Convergence: Shazam! #1 by Jeff Parker and Evan “Doc” Shaner is easily the best thing to come out of this event.

Whether you’ve been keeping up with Convergence or opted to save some money during April and May, this is worth picking up. Why? Because Parker finds a way work within the framework of the event and ignore it completely. Sure, there are some elements here and there that reminds us that Convergence is happening, but strip away a few lines of dialogue and you end up with a solid Captain Marvel adventure. That’s right – Captain Marvel. Not only does the Big Red Cheese show up in all his glory, but so does Mary Marvel, Captain Marvel Jr., and Talky Tawney. Like The Multiversity: Thunderworld Adventures #1, this is a fun, bombastic throwback to the classic Fawcett creation. Also, it’s worth every penny spent.


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