Shazam! Vol. 1 (The New 52): From the Pages of Justice League
Young orphan Billy Batson has bounced from foster home to foster home, but
he's far from the ideal child. Brash and rude, Billy is a troubled teen that
just can't seem to find a calling. But after a fateful night on a subway car,
that all will change. Brought to the feet of the magical wizard Shazam at the
Rock of Eternity, Billy is imbued with powers beyond any mortal man. By shouting
the wizard's name - Shazam! - the young teen is mystically
transformed into the powerhouse known as Captain Marvel! Now given abilities
that make him Earth's Mightiest Mortal at the utterance of a simple phrase, will
Billy make the right choices and do what it takes to become a hero? Or will he
succumb to the poor choices of youth - and the villainous Black Adam!
Geoff Johns and Gary Frank, the team behind the New York Times #1
best-selling graphic novel Batman: Earth One, unite to re-invent Captain
Marvel as a part of DC Comics The New 52.
Collects Justice League #0, #21 and stories from Justice
League #7-11, #14-16, #18-20.