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Shazam #9 – Don’t Fear the Creeper?


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Creative Team: Mark Waid (Writer), Emanuela Lupacchimo (Artist), Trish Mulvihill (Colorist), Troy Peteri (Letters)

Shazam #9 –Mark Waid (Writer), Emanuela Lupacchimo (Artist), Trish Mulvihill (Colorist), Troy Peteri (Letters) Credit DC Comics

Shazam #9 – DC Comics

Shazam #9 brings forth a riveting showdown between the formidable Captain and the enigmatic Creeper, packed with adrenaline-pumping action and thought-provoking twists. Mark Waid’s masterful storytelling takes readers on a wild ride as Billy confronts unforeseen challenges that force him to question his beliefs and alliances.

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The Writing

Waid skillfully introduces the Creeper, alias Jack Rider, weaving a narrative that blurs the lines between friend and foe. With each turn of the page, readers are drawn deeper into the complexities of the characters, particularly with the revelation of the true antagonist, Shadow Thief, alias Carol Sands. The seamless integration of backstory adds layers of intrigue, elevating the stakes and keeping readers on the edge of their seats.

Shazam #9 –Mark Waid (Writer), Emanuela Lupacchimo (Artist), Trish Mulvihill (Colorist), Troy Peteri (Letters) Credit DC Comics

The Art, Colors and Letters

Emanuela Lupacchimo’s artistry brings the characters to life with impeccable detail, especially the Creeper, whose vibrant colors and expressive facial features exude an aura of madness and cunning. Trish Mulvihill’s vibrant colors further enhance the visual experience, while Troy Peteri’s letters skillfully convey the characters’ emotions, particularly the Creeper’s sinister laughter.

The comic’s world-building shines through in Carol Sands’ brief yet visually stunning backstory, igniting curiosity and speculation about her true intentions. The train sequences are executed with cinematic flair, immersing readers in heart-pounding action complemented by dynamic lettering and emotive artistry.

Notably, the attention to detail in lighting effects adds a layer of depth to each panel, enhancing the overall visual impact and immersing readers in the electrifying atmosphere of the story.

Shazam #9 –Mark Waid (Writer), Emanuela Lupacchimo (Artist), Trish Mulvihill (Colorist), Troy Peteri (Letters) Credit DC Comics

Final Thoughts

Shazam #9 not only delivers an exhilarating clash between two titans but also delves into the depths of character complexity and narrative intrigue. Mark Waid’s expertly crafted storyline, complemented by the exceptional artwork of Emanuela Lupacchino and the rest of the creative team, elevates this issue to new heights. With its seamless blend of action, emotion, and world-building, Shazam #9 cements its status as a standout addition to the series. As the dust settles on this thrilling confrontation, readers are left eagerly anticipating the next chapter in the saga of the Captain.

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