NYCC | Shazam back-up to run in <i>Justice League</i>

Fans wondering if or when the original Captain Marvel, a.k.a. Shazam!, would make an appearance in DC's New 52 can wonder no more. DC Comics announced today at the New York Comic Con that writer Geoff Johns and artist Gary Frank will team up on a back-up feature, The Curse of Shazam, that will run in issues of Justice League starting with #5.

Beyond that, DC offered very few details. We'll keep you updated as more news becomes available.

Johns and Frank have worked together previously on Superman: Secret Origin and Action Comics, and are the creative team for the upcoming Batman: Earth One graphic novel.

As I went looking for art for this post, I was reminded that this isn't the first time Frank has drawn Shazam -- back in 2002, when DC Comics recruited Stan Lee to "reimagine" some of their characters, Frank teamed up with him on a very different version of the character.

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