How Captain Marvel Stole Shazam’s Name
It’s no surprise that Captain Marvel and Shazam! both had movies released within weeks of each other this year. Despite being from separate comic universes, the two superheroes have always been inextricably linked by a connection with their name. Shazam was the original Captain Marvel?! The DC Comics character Shazam was originally known as Captain […]
A Happy Shazam Review – A delightful time in the DC universe (for once)
I’d heard from the rest of the RunPee Family that Shazam was a disappointing remake, even though I had big hopes DC would finally put out a fun, lithe, winsome feature, with a superhero I could have fun with (unlike Batman, Supes and the rest of the grim gang). Sadly, I waited an abnormally long […]
YouTube: 3 Unanimous Peetimes for Shazam![Spoilers!]
Vera and Dan discuss their Peetime choices for Shazam and in a rare instance agree on all three choices. Dan GardnerCreator and developer of the RunPee app. When something doesn’t work right in the app it’s pretty much his fault. 🙂 Aspiring author. Would like to finish his “Zombie Revelations” trilogy if he could break […]
Do you know what SHAZAM Stands For?
Shazam is not actually a name. It’s not an expletive either, although shouting SHAZAM! sounds like one. Shazam is shorthand for various mythical gods and demi-gods who lend their immense powerful attributes to a chosen DC Champion. Do you know offhand who these mythological Shazam characters reference? Maybe you can guess. Or you might squeak […]
Movie Review – Shazam! – Great for Tweens, Less So for Adults
I’ll start by setting the context: I love action/superhero movies, but never read any comics. So, I’m basing this review strictly on how I see the movie, not how it compares to any other body of work. The Good: While I definitely didn’t like the movie, I’m sure young boys under 12 years old or […]
Is Shazam Part of the DC Universe or a Stand-Alone Film?
Rest assured, there is an actual answer here. According to every reliable internet source, Shazam is indeed set within the larger universe of the DC superheroes, at least from the ‘official DCEU starting point’ with Man of Steel, in 2013. Just so we’re all clear, DCEU stands for the DC Extended Universe. All good? Great — […]