SDCC 2013: SHAZAM! 101

In a word, young Billy Batson transforms into the World's Mightiest Mortal. But if you didn't know that, you're in the right place. Writer Geoff Johns and artist Gary Frank share some words about SHAZAM! (and we keep a running tally!)

5.2 Reasons We're Excited for Injustice

We’ve all be there. Discussing our favorite super heroes with our friend (let’s randomly say, oh, Jimmy) and suddenly the conversation turns to who would win a fight. Not between us and Jimmy (obviously, that’d be us—what now, Jimmy?!) but in match-ups between Superman and Batman, Wonder Woman and SHAZAM!, the Flash and Green Lantern. The debate rages, and even though Jimmy is clearly wrong because he’s a big, stupid, jerkface, you never come to an agreement.

Injustice: Gods Among Us (2013)

What if our greatest heroes became our greatest threat? Injustice: Gods Among Us introduces a bold new franchise to the fighting game genre from NetherRealm Studios, creators of the definitive fighting game Mortal Kombat. Featuring DC Comics icons such Batman, Cyborg, The Flash, Harley Quinn, Nightwing, Solomon Grundy, Superman and Wonder Woman, the latest title from the award-winning studio presents a deep original story. Heroes and villains will engage in epic battles on a massive scale in a world where the line between good and evil has been blurred.

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NetherRealm Studios
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On Sale Date: 
Apr 16 2013

Justice League Unlimited (2004 - 2006)

In a world of extraterrestrial invasions, powerful sorcerers, vast shadowy conspiracies and ancient gods, the galaxy's most powerful superheroes return to battle the allied villains and criminal plots that endanger the universe. Two years ago, the world's greatest heroes banded together as the Justice League and dedicated themselves to battling threats too great for any single hero to handle. Since then, they've saved the world countless times from unimaginable dangers. But the price has been high. With their ranks diminished after fighting off an alien invasion and with new dangers arising at an ever-increasing pace, the remaining Justice League crime fighters realize that protecting the entire world is going to take more technology and manpower than they have at hand. A lot more. These heroes come home to roost in their high-tech Watchtower, sporting space-based energy weapons and a powered-up fleet of Javelin spaceships. The team members tap innovative matter-transporters that zip them from one location to another in a flash. Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern continue to lead the universe's most powerful superheroes, including such well-known defenders as Supergirl, Green Arrow and the Atom as well as Booster Gold, Hawk & Dove, Elongated Man, Mister Miracle, Big Barda and Zatanna. These fearless fighters and many others are the Justice League Unlimited.

 
Voice Talent: 
Kevin Conroy
George Newbern
Phil LaMarr
Susan Elisenberg
Maria Canals
Carl Lumbly
Michael Rosenbaum
Executive Producers: 
Sander Schwartz
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Action
Adventure
Drama
Science Fiction

The Kid Superpower Hour With Shazam! (1981 - 1982)

 
 
Genre: 
Action
Adventure
Drama
Science Fiction

DC Universe Online (2011)

 

DC Universe Online is a Free-to-Play, massive multiplayer online action game for the PC, PlayStation®3 and PlayStation®4 systems. Become one of a new breed of powerful Heroes and Villains and wield incredible abilities as you go to war with legendary characters such as Batman, Superman, Lex Luthor and The Joker. Play for free now at www.dcuniverseonline.com or find the game in the PlayStation Store!

Developer : 
Sony Online Entertainment Austin
Genre: 
Role Play
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On Sale Date: 
Jan 11 2011

Legends of The Superheroes (1979)

In a two-part all-action, all adventure and part-time comedy special, many of the greatest superheroes of the DC Comics pantheon team up to take down some of their long-running enemies, then stop for a celebrity roast held in honor of Batman.

Cast: 
Adam West
Burt Ward
Howard Murphy
Rod Haase
Alfie Wise
Danuta Rylko Soderman
Garrett Craig
Frank Gorshin
Bill Nuckols
Ruth Buzzi
Gary Owens
Ed McMahon
Writers: 
Mike Marmer
Peter Gallay
Producers: 
Bill Carruthers
Executive Producers: 
Joseph Barbera
Genre: 
Action
Adventure
Comedy
Science Fiction

Superman/Shazam!: The Return Of The Black Adam (2010)

Chosen the world’s protector against the Seven Deadly Enemies of Man – pride, envy, greed, hatred, selfishness, laziness and injustice – young Billy Batson accepts his destiny as Captain Marvel. Battling alongside Superman against nefarious Black Adam, Billy soon discovers the challenge super heroes ultimately face: is it revenge or justice? For bounty hunter Jonah Hex and hard-boiled cop turned vengeance ghost The Spectre, getting their hands dirty is part of the job – maybe even the fun part. But Superman, Green Arrow and Black Canary follow an internal moral code to guide their actions. They know it’s easy to get lost in the darkness of the fight, especially when villans like Merlyn the Magnificent and Count Vertigo place no value on human life.

Cast: 
Zach Callison
James Garner
Josh Keaton
Danica McKellar
George Newbern
Jerry O'Connell
Kevin Michael Richardson
Arnold Vosloo
Directors: 
Joaquim Dos Santos
Writers: 
C.C. Beck
Michael Jelenic
Bill Parker
Joe Shuster
Jerry Siegel
Producers: 
Alan Burnett
Bobbie Page
Sam Register
Bruce W. Timm
Genre: 
Action
Adventure
Drama
Science Fiction

Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (2009)

The World’s Greatest Super Heroes become its most wanted criminals! When United States President Lex Luthor uses the oncoming trajectory of a Kryptonite asteroid to frame Superman and declare a $1 billion bounty on the heads of the Man of Steel and his "partner in crime," Batman, heroes and villains alike launch a relentless pursuit of Superman and Batman, who must unite -- and recruit help -- to stave off the onslaught, stop the asteroid and expose Luthor’s devious plot to take command of far more than North America. Based on the blockbuster comic series and graphic novel by Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness. 

Cast: 
Tim Daly
Kevin Conroy
Clancy Brown
Directors: 
Sam Liu
Writers: 
Stan Berkowitz
Producers: 
Bruce Timm
Michael Goguen
Genre: 
Action
Adventure
Drama
Science Fiction

SHAZAM! joining DC COMICS-THE NEW 52

Big news out of New York Comic Con: Shazam is coming to DC COMICS-THE NEW 52. Written by NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Geoff Johns and illustrated by acclaimed artist Gary Frank, THE CURSE OF SHAZAM will unfold as a back-up adventure that will appear in JUSTICE LEAGUE – also written by Johns. What manner of adventure is in store for Billy Batson and his big, red alter ego? It’s too soon to say for sure, but you can bet that THE SOURCE will have all the updates, so stay tuned.

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