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Shazam #1 Solicits Reveal the Series' Main Villains

Geoff Johns and Dale Eaglesham are reuniting years after relaunching the Justice Society of America to bring back another classic DC superhero...and some familiar villains along the way.

The advance solicitation information from DC Comics' November 2018 releases include the debut issue of Shazam! by Johns and Eaglesham. In addition to the cover featuring Billy Batson as his titular, super-powered alter ego with the rest of the Marvel Family, the solicits also tease a fearsome team-up between two of the character's longest running foes. The regular cover by Eaglesham along with the solicitation information is listed below:

SHAZAM! #1

  • written by GEOFF JOHNS
  • art and cover by DALE EAGLESHAM
  • backup story art by SEN
  • variant cover by GARY FRANK
  • blank variant cover available
  • The superstar team of writer Geoff Johns and artist Dale Eaglesham reunite to launch the first all-new SHAZAM! monthly title set in the DC Universe in almost 20 years! (What took you guys so long?!)
    Teenager turned super-hero Billy Batson struggles to balance school and superheroics! (Guess which one is more fun?) But when Shazam unlocks a shocking secret deep within the Rock of Eternity, it challenges everything he knows about the worlds of magic and his family’s future as its champions! Also, witness the bizarre team-up of Dr. Sivana and Mr. Mind as they set off to build a society all their own! Don’t miss the start of an epic run in the making as “Shazam and the Seven Realms” begins!
  • ON SALE 11.21.18
  • $4.99 US | 40 PAGES

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First created by writer Bill Parker and artist C.C. Beck, Doctor Sivana was created in the pages of Whiz Comics #2 in December 1939. The mad scientist became the most frequent supervillain of Captain Marvel, both before and after the superhero's rebranding as Shazam, and will be portrayed by Mark Strong in next year's DC film.

Mister Mind was created writer Otto Binder and Beck in August 1943's Captain Marvel Adventures #26. A parasitic alien worm, the villain has the power of mind control and memorably became a threat for the entire DC Universe in Mark Waid and Alex Ross' Elseworlds miniseries Kingdom Come and the weekly DC maxi-series 52 co-written by Johns, Waid, Grant Morrison, and Greg Rucka.

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With the two iconic villains teaming up, it certainly spells bad news for the world's mightiest mortal.

SHAZAM! #1 is written by Geoff Johns and illustrated by Dale Eaglesham with a backup story also written by Johns with art from Sen. It is scheduled to be released on November 21.

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