Fans may have to keep waiting for Dwayne Johnson to officially become Black Adam on the big screen, but the antihero will star in a one-shot for DC's Year of the Villain as he faces his archenemy, Shazam.
However, this isn't the same, heroic Shazam that Black Adam is accustomed to facing off with. DC's preview of Batman/Superman #1 revealed Shazam is one of the Secret Six to be infected by the Batman Who Laughs, which should add an all-new dimension to their intense rivalry.
Black Adam: Year of the Villain #1 by writer Paul Jenkins and artist Inaki Miranda takes the Shazam Who Laughs to Kahndaq, the home of Black Adam, where he intends to turn the country into his new playground.
The solicitation and cover to Black Adam: Year of the Villain #1 can be found below:
BLACK ADAM: YEAR OF THE VILLAIN #1
- written by PAUL JENKINS
- art by INAKI MIRANDA
- cover by JOHN ROMITA JR. and KLAUS JANSON
- Spinning out of the events of BATMAN/SUPERMAN, Shazam! (infected by the Batman Who Laughs) invades Black Adam’s kingdom! His plan? To turn it into a playground for its new ruler: Billy Batson!
- ONE-SHOT | ON SALE 10.23.19
- $4.99 US | 40 PAGES