Who Gets To Be In The Family? Shazam #10 Reviewed

by Josh Davison

Mild Spoilers Ahead

The Shazam family unites at long last in the Earthlands to stop King Kid from taking over. They work to save civilians from the King Kid’s attack and Billy’s dad tries to save the Kid from his own maliciousness. C.C thinks there is still good in King Kid, even as the Shazam family puts a stop to the Kid’s invasion. Back at home, the entire family finally gets to know one another, but the Wizard continues to be secretive. Elsewhere, Dr. Sivanna and Mr. Mind continue their own journey through the Magiclands and intend to unleash the Monsterlands upon the other lands.

Shazam #10 cover comes to us from writer Dale Eaglesham and Michael Atiyeh
Shazam #10 cover comes to us from writer Dale Eaglesham and Michael Atiyeh

Shazam #10 brings the entire new Shazam family to stop King Kid from invading our world. We finally get to see the entire Shazam family together and how they work together.

Billy’s dad seems to have the most faith in King Kid’s redemption. He feels guilty about his own abandonment of Billy so many years ago, so he wants to believe that King Kid could be redeemed–as King Kid could have easily been Billy himself. 

The Sivanna and Mind team-up adds plenty of foreboding to the issue, though the Wizard himself adds a fair amount of ominous atmosphere to the comic.

On the whole, it is a heartfelt issue that finds the current Shazam family trying to bond while still providing a fair amount of action.

Shazam #10 art by Dale Eaglesham, Scott Kolins, Michael Atiyeh, and letterer Rob Leigh
Shazam #10 art by Dale Eaglesham, Scott Kolins, Michael Atiyeh, and letterer Rob Leigh

Dale Eaglesham and Scott Kolins provide solid artwork, though they do have very different art styles. Each gives a good treatment to the comic and their renditions of the world of Shazam do look damn good. Michael Atiyeh colors both excellently, ensuring this is a bombastic and exciting comic from beginning to end.

Shazam #10 is an endearing and exciting comic which finds Billy’s dad joining the Shazam family. There is still a lot going on in the background of the comic, but this issue still delivers a moment of peace for the heroes of the Shazam family. This issue earns a recommendation. Check it out.

Shazam #10 comes to us from writer Geoff Johns, artists Dale Eaglesham and Scott Kolins, color artist Michael Atiyeh, letterer Rob Leigh, cover artist Dale Eaglesham with Michael Atiyeh, and variant cover artist Dustin Nguyen.

Final Score: 8/10

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