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    The original Captain Marvel, deemed worthy of becoming the champion of the ancient Wizard Mamaragan, whenever he utters the word "Shazam", young Billy Batson is struck by a magical thunderbolt and gains vast divine powers and abilities, transforming him into Magic's Champion, the World's Mightiest Mortal, Shazam!

    Captain Marvel Joins DC's 'The New 52'

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    gmanfromheck

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    Edited By gmanfromheck

    "SHAZAM!!"

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    You know what that means. DC announced at New York Comic Con that Captain Marvel is coming (back) to DC Comics. Wait until you hear who the creative team is: Geoff Johns and Gary Frank. Think about that for a second and let it sink in.

    THE CURSE OF SHAZAM will be told as back up features in JUSTICE LEAGUE, still written by Johns. The Source didn't offer more details as to how Captain Marvel will be portrayed as it's still in the early stages and no official word on when the first story will appear.

    Either way, this is great news.

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    not freaking jjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooohns

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    #2  Edited By Jonny_Anonymous

    Yassss I love this news

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    #3  Edited By Lexino

    SHAZAM!

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    #4  Edited By revbucky

    It's about time. :-)

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    #5  Edited By TheOptimist

    Captain Marvel. Geoff Johns. Gary Frank. Unbelievable excitement, yes.

    Backup for Justice League? Darn. Wish it was a separate title, both for the sake of Shazam and Justice League. We'll see how this plays.

    But overal, YES!

    SHAZAM!

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    #6  Edited By NyxEquitis

    @Lexino said:

    SHAZAM!

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    #7  Edited By johnny_spam

    I had a feeling his return would be in a existing book and Justice League itself would most likely be it. I am glad he will be in use again hopefully he has better days ahead of him.

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    #8  Edited By RazzaTazz

    Hopefully Mary is back as well

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    #9  Edited By super_psycho

    @NyxEquitis said:

    @Lexino said:

    SHAZAM!

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    #10  Edited By ms__omega

    HECK YEA!!!!

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    #11  Edited By NightFang3

    I wonder how much C.M. will be changed.

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    #12  Edited By super_psycho

    @NightFang said:

    I wonder how much C.M. will be changed.

    most importantly his costume

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    #13  Edited By dernman

    I like CM but he should be on Earth Two not Earth 0. How many Superman type characters do do we have now?

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    #14  Edited By Mbecks14

    YES!!!! So pumped!

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    #15  Edited By Decept-O

    Fantastic news!

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    #16  Edited By super_psycho

    @Dernman said:

    I like CM but he should be on Earth Two not Earth 0. How many Superman type characters do do we have now?

    It's not a bad thing if they appear in different books.

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    #17  Edited By Avenging-X-Bolt

    This should be interesting

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    #18  Edited By ArtisticNeedham
    Superman: Secret Origin #4, by Gary Frank.
    Superman: Secret Origin #4, by Gary Frank.
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    GARY FRANK, GEOFF JOHNS, and CAPTAIN MARVEL?! That is an awesome combination I wish it had its own book, guess I am glad its going to be a back up to a book I am already getting, but this news makes me so happy. I love Captain Marvel, love Gary Frank's art, and am a fan of Johns' stuff. Glad he is now part of the New 52.

    I CAN'T wait to see some art!

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    #19  Edited By Baddamdog

    Freakin finally jeez

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    #20  Edited By Bestostero

    Great!!! Hopefully that means the rest of the Shazam family will be included too.

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    #21  Edited By dernman

    I hope at least it's a rebooted CM.

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    #22  Edited By Primmaster64

    Hell yah

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    #23  Edited By cincyducksfan35

    Back up feature ew... Cant my Justice League book just be all.... Justice League?

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    #24  Edited By Maki_P

    The "Curse of Shazam"? I don't like this. I mean, I really like the Marvel Family to go back to the DCU, but what kind of story is going to be with that name? And Johns? Don't get me wrong, he is a good writer, he's just a little bit too in love with the Silver Age

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    #25  Edited By Kallarkz

    Oh hell yes. FINALLY!

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    #26  Edited By LordTaronji101

    took them long enough

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    #27  Edited By Izaiah

    I am slightly worried about this...

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    #28  Edited By Mercy_

    ME GUSTA.

    Knew this was coming, but it's still great to see the official announcement.

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    So wait... we get a new CAPTAIN MARVEL book AND A NEW STORY-ARC ("The Curse of SHAZAM") WITHIN JUSTICE LEAGUE? Sounds great!

    Geoff Johns knows how to make his books shine like the silver from the SILVER AGE.

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    #30  Edited By goldenkey

    I figured he'd be in Earth 2 with Justice Society. This is good news, now where's Black Adam???

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    #31  Edited By Jekylhyde14

    Good to see Captain Marvel back, but does Johns really have to reboot everything? C'mon, DC, you must have other writers somewhere in that rolodex. Hell, I'm pretty sure Roy Thomas would write it for free. I would pay you five grand a year to do it. Just lay off of Johns for a month. It's lazy and boring.

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    #32  Edited By Kal'smahboi

    "There. That'll get you to quit your b**chin'."
                                                      -DC

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    #33  Edited By Avenging-X-Bolt

    @goldenkey said:

    I figured he'd be in Earth 2 with Justice Society. This is good news, now where's Black Adam???

    he might still be. just because they're in the same book doesn't mean that they're in the same universe

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    #34  Edited By Sekele

    This might actually make me pick-up Justice League

    which issue will this back-up segment start?

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    #35  Edited By Avenging-X-Bolt

    @Jekylhyde14 said:

    Good to see Captain Marvel back, but does Johns really have to reboot everything? C'mon, DC, you must have other writers somewhere in that rolodex. Hell, I'm pretty sure Roy Thomas would write it for free. I would pay you five grand a year to do it. Just lay off of Johns for a month. It's lazy and boring.

    technically Johns only rebooted Justice League. Aquaman (the only other title that he's working on) is a continuation of Aquaman from brightest day.

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    #36  Edited By KainScion

    @super_psycho said:

    @NyxEquitis said:

    @Lexino said:

    SHAZAM!

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    #37  Edited By Jekylhyde14

    @Avenging-X-Bolt said:

    @Jekylhyde14 said:

    Good to see Captain Marvel back, but does Johns really have to reboot everything? C'mon, DC, you must have other writers somewhere in that rolodex. Hell, I'm pretty sure Roy Thomas would write it for free. I would pay you five grand a year to do it. Just lay off of Johns for a month. It's lazy and boring.

    technically Johns only rebooted Justice League. Aquaman (the only other title that he's working on) is a continuation of Aquaman from brightest day.

    In the new 52, you're correct. HOWEVER, keep in mind Geoff was the one who brought both Hal Jordan and Barry Allen back from the dead and he was asked to write Superman: Secret Origin before the DCnU. That's why I'm counting this as, at least, his sixth reboot.

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    #38  Edited By Avenging-X-Bolt

    @Jekylhyde14 said:

    @Avenging-X-Bolt said:

    @Jekylhyde14 said:

    Good to see Captain Marvel back, but does Johns really have to reboot everything? C'mon, DC, you must have other writers somewhere in that rolodex. Hell, I'm pretty sure Roy Thomas would write it for free. I would pay you five grand a year to do it. Just lay off of Johns for a month. It's lazy and boring.

    technically Johns only rebooted Justice League. Aquaman (the only other title that he's working on) is a continuation of Aquaman from brightest day.

    In the new 52, you're correct. HOWEVER, keep in mind Geoff was the one who brought both Hal Jordan and Barry Allen back from the dead and he was asked to write Superman: Secret Origin before the DCnU. That's why I'm counting this as, at least, his sixth reboot.

    bringing people back from the dead isn't rebooting though.....neither is altering an origin. rebooting is completely erasing something and beginning from scratch.

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    #39  Edited By Mr. Dead Pool

    I was unfortunate enough to start reading Captain Marvel during the whole Mary Marvel powered by Darkseid stuff. In other words I picked the worst time to start reading Cap Marvel. I've always liked the idea Captain Marvel(Maybe that's why a I like Superior so much) so hopefully this will give me a better introduction to the character.

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    #40  Edited By GundamHeavyarms

    All right.

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    #41  Edited By Feliciano2040
    You know what that means. DC announced at New York Comic Con that Captain Marvel is coming (back) to DC Comics. Wait until you hear who the creative team is: Geoff Johns and Gary Frank. Think about that for a second and let it sink in.

    Why is that the very mention of Geoff Johns gets people so excited ?

    I guess modern comic-book readers enjoy bathtub writing.

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    #42  Edited By Jekylhyde14

    @Avenging-X-Bolt said:

    @Jekylhyde14 said:

    @Avenging-X-Bolt said:

    @Jekylhyde14 said:

    Good to see Captain Marvel back, but does Johns really have to reboot everything? C'mon, DC, you must have other writers somewhere in that rolodex. Hell, I'm pretty sure Roy Thomas would write it for free. I would pay you five grand a year to do it. Just lay off of Johns for a month. It's lazy and boring.

    technically Johns only rebooted Justice League. Aquaman (the only other title that he's working on) is a continuation of Aquaman from brightest day.

    In the new 52, you're correct. HOWEVER, keep in mind Geoff was the one who brought both Hal Jordan and Barry Allen back from the dead and he was asked to write Superman: Secret Origin before the DCnU. That's why I'm counting this as, at least, his sixth reboot.

    bringing people back from the dead isn't rebooting though.....neither is altering an origin. rebooting is completely erasing something and beginning from scratch.

    Semantics. Before Johns, the Green Lantern and Flash titles followed different characters and had different tones. After Johns you have completely new comics that return to you classic characters. To me, that's a reboot rather than following what had been there previously.

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    #43  Edited By Oedipus_Rex

    Will this story be taking place on New Earth or on Earth S(or 5, i guess)? That's the real question that needs to be answered.

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    #44  Edited By ReVamp

    @Dernman said:

    I like CM but he should be on Earth Two not Earth 0. How many Superman type characters do do we have now?

    Disagree.

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    #45  Edited By pikahyper  Moderator

    eh kinda underwhelming.

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    #46  Edited By lostlantern13

    This news....does not suck. The more emphasis placed on non-Trinity characters...the better!

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    #47  Edited By SmoothJammin

    3 way dance between shazam supes and apollo

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    #48  Edited By shawn87

    Sounds good. Now they still need to bring back some of the other characters that they left out

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    #49  Edited By tonis

    best news I've heard yet from DC, so awesome :)

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    #50  Edited By difficlus

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