Feel the magic and hear the thunder! Watch out villains, you’ll be torn asunder! Faster than you can say “alakazam” it’s time for Superman and Shazam!
Why they’re super, crackle with magic energy and make us say “Holy moly!”:
-Superman is Earth’s greatest hero, while Shazam is Earth’s Mightiest Mortal .
-One can be brought down by magic, while another is fueled by it.
-One inspired the other, who ended up outselling the one for a time, only to ultimately have the one welcome the other into his universe.
-Actor Jerry O’Connell (Vern Tessio in the movie Stand by Me) has played both characters.
-They both simply kick ass.
-Superman: The Man of Tomorrow #4
-Action Comics (1938-2011) #826
-Adventures of Superman (1987-2006) #639
-Superman (1986-2006) #216
-Superman/Shazam!: First Thunder (2005-2006) #'s 1-4
-Justice League Unlimited, S1: E20 “Clash”
Do you think Superman and Shazam! tend to compliment one another?
What’s your favorite story to star The Man of Tomorrow and Earth’s Mightiest Mortal?
As previously highlighted, actor Jerry O’Connell has played both of our titular heroes.
He said the magic word as Shazam! in the above episode of JLU as well as the movie Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam. Afterwards, he took flight as Superman in several direct-to-video animated movies, with Batman: Hush being his most recent turn in the cape.
Which character do you feel he plays better?
- Famed comic book writer Judd Winick wrote this week’s second and third selections. Between 2005’s “Lightning Strikes Twice” arc from the Superman line, and the Superman/Shazam!: First Thunder mini-series, which of his takes on the Superman and Shazam! dynamic did you enjoy the most?
There we have it heroes and wizards, another week’s worth of super magical action and adventure guaranteed to make you say “Holy moly!” at super speed.
Don your cape, say the word and, above all else, have FUN