Acquired Taste Book Club Week 6!
2019-12-06T20:00:00Z → 2019-12-13T19:59:00Z
Welcome to the Acquired Taste Book Club! We’re back to Fawcett Comics this week with another look at Captain Marvel!
Oh, also we’re back in the game for Crisis on Infinite Clubs.
In fact, we’ll be (sort of) picking up where we left off last week, with some of the All-Star Squadron’s Crisis on Infinite Earths tie-ins, this time featuring Earth-S, then home of Fawcett Comics’ stable of characters. Notably, Roy Thomas had also been responsible for the good Captain’s reboot back in the ‘70s after DC got their hands on him.
And for Billy’s integration into the DC Universe in the wake of the Crisis, Thomas was once again tapped for writing duties, as we’ll see in Shazam!: The New Beginning.
As one final bit of trivia, one of the covers on these All-Star Squadron issues (and the five from last week) was also done by Jerry Ordway, who would supervise Captain Marvel’s third reboot later in the ‘90s.
"Reading Assignment: All-Star Squadron (1981-) #51-52" and Shazam!: The New Beginning #1-4
All-Star Squadron (1981-) #51
All-Star Squadron (1981-) #52
Shazam!: The New Beginning:
Shazam!: The New Beginning (1987-) #1
Shazam!: The New Beginning (1987-) #2
Shazam!: The New Beginning (1987-) #3
Shazam!: The New Beginning (1987-) #4
ALL-STAR SQUADRON DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:
- Crossovers and team-ups can be tricky to implement. What do you think of this one?
- While the last batch of All-Star Squadron issues are still fresh in our minds, how do you think these compare?
- For those of you who’ve read COIE separately or have been following along with DCUBC, how good of a tie-in is this?
- Why doesn’t Issue #52 have Booster Gold in it? I mean, other than the whole not-existing-yet thing, but that’s no trouble at all for a time traveler.
SHAZAM!: THE NEW BEGINNING DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:
- Is this a good way to introduce Captain Marvel to the main DC Universe?
- How does it stack up against Jerry Ordway’s take?
- Black Adam had only a couple scattered one-off appearances before this. What do you think of his increased prominence and new origin here?
- This needs a talking tiger.
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