Shazam!: The Monster Society of Evil (New Edition)

Shazam!: The Monster Society of Evil (New Edition)

by Jeff Smith

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Overview

Young orphan Billy Batson finds himself wielding truly amazing magic powers—just in time to face an invasion of alien and earthly monsters! All he has to do is say the magic word: Shazam!

When Billy Batson follows a mysterious stranger onto the subway, he never imagines he's entering a strange world of powerful wizards, talking tigers, kid eating monsters, political intrigue and mysterious villains. But Billy encounters all that and more when the wizard gives him a magic word that transforms him into the world's mightiest mortal. Now, he must use his extraordinary new abilities to face an incoming invasion of alien creatures and to stop mad scientist Dr. Sivana and his Monster Society of Evil from taking over the world!

Acclaimed and award-winning writer and artist Jeff Smith (Bone) brings his talent for crafting stories with adventure, humor and gorgeous artwork as he reimagines Shazam! for a whole new generation of readers.

Collects Shazam!: The Monster Society of Evil #1-4

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401293079
Publisher: DC Comics
Publication date: 02/12/2019
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 195,599
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Jeff Smith launched Cartoon Books in 1991 to publish his comic book Bone, a comedy/adventure about three lost cousins from Boneville. Word of mouth, critical acclaim, and a string of major awards helped propel Cartoon Books and Bone to the forefront of the comic book industry. In 2005, Scholastic published the first ever full color version of the book Bone: Out of Boneville, bringing the comic book to a whole new audience and new generation.

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Shazam the Monster Society of Evil 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
jaykay2 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summary: Billy Batson is a homeless orphan who is also a ¿host¿ for Captain Marvel. Billy's bad behavior almost causes mass destruction of the human race at the hands of Mr. Mind and the Monster Society of Evil. Dr. Sivana represents politics and he loves to collect money. Billy also invents a network called ¿SNN¿ to help him expose Dr. Sivana. Billy is abused from adults in a abandoned building while his sister Mary lives with a mean foster parent. Personal Reaction:Im not a big comic book reader myself but if it helps children love to read and develop a good vocabulary, then it is a good book. Extension Ideas: I would have my students write their own comic strip. I would have the children create a class comic and each group create one box of the strip.
jjmcgaffey on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
An interesting take on Shazam. I'm glad I read the introduction, or I'd have been spending time saying "But that's not how it goes!" It's set in more-or-less now (some retro aspects, some futuristic ones), with both Billy and Mary a good deal younger than the classic story (5? 6? Young enough to still have round faces). All the classic elements are here - even Sivana's 'big red cheese' - but the backgrounds and explanations differ in several important places. It's not something I'll particularly seek out, but I'll happily read more if I happen to come across it.
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Jeff Smith has done here what many comic pundits thought impossible: Write a Golden-Age esque Captain Marvel story and have it also FEEL right among today's offerings. The book is a retelling of Captian Marvel's origin, and we get Dr. Sivana and Mr. Mind's thrown in to boot. Even though the plot is wonderful, it is the sense of wonder that Smith brings to the book that is the equal of his masterpiece 'Bone.' The story is told through Billy Batson's eyes, not through the eyes of a been there, done that comic reading public that is greying and has lost the wonder in their own lives. This one is for the kids, and us older readers should come along for the ride and remember when comics were fun.