Shazam, A Skywalker Trailer, and Black Holes

Shazam! The Movie

The heart of Shazam’s story is one that we can all relate to as children and adults who remember being children or might not have grown up at all.

The heartbeat? It’s hard to do the right thing. Which means it’s hard for superheroes and the rest of us.

Even if you don’t have a family or find yourself making a new one you don’t have to be alone. When you open your heart to people who want to help you be your best you are stronger than you could ever be on your own.

Oh and, the mid-credits scene is one that fans of the classic Shazam adventures will enjoy. So, expect a lot of pondering in anticipation of the sure-to-follow sequel.

Cover Image Courtesy DC Comics/Jim Lee

Shazam has Four Origins

Whiz Comics #2 (1939): “Introducing Captain Marvel”

Simply put the first Captain Marvel is brutal and brief. With a story that’s under 12 pages, it’s so economical that it feels like a parody.

Shazam! #1 (1973) 

On the heels of the resurgent Silver Age DC licenses the characters, (before finally purchasing the rights. Since there’s a multiverse, their comic exists on the parallel world of Earth-S.

The Power of Shazam! (1994)

In the spirit of Mike Grell, this seminal work was not only written and drawn by Jerry Ordway but painted and embedded in the hearts of generations.

Shazam! (2011)

Geoff Johns introduced a new version of the legendary marvel in both the comics and the in the animated movie Justice League War. Drawn by Gary Frank, with a cover above by Jim Lee, this story of Shazam originally ran as a backup in Justice League. 

We have photographic proof of a Black Hole

“From now on we live in a world where man has walked on the Moon. It’s not a miracle; we just decided to go.”

Jim Lovell – Apollo 13
General Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher) and Rey (Daisy Ridley) in STAR WARS: EPISODE IX
Photo Courtesy Star Wars/Disney

The Rise of Skywalker trailer

The trailer for The Rise of Skywalker is sharp and exciting. Like the best trailers, it is filled with heroic, terrifying, and puzzling images that only heighten the anticipation and speculation surrounding its arrival.

DC Comics News Spinner Rack

The Spinner Rack has returned, and your host, Seth Singleton, me, is back.

Time to spotlight the top 5 releases for the week of April 3rd.

To hear the full episode visit DC Comics News.

About the Storyteller

Seth Singleton is a storyteller. 

He is the author of This is a Language of Fists and the writing team editor at Blue Alchemy Studios and for its upcoming release, Planet Rise.

Seth believes that stories are a common thread that connects us all and that everyone has a story to tell. 

To contact him about a writing or podcast project email him at 

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