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The Power of Shazam! Softcover #1
Feb 1995 • DC Comics • $9.95 • Trade Paperback • 96 pgs.
On Sale Tuesday, December 06, 1994
The Power of Shazam! Softcover #1 Cover Credits
Penciller:
Jerry Ordway
Inker:
Jerry Ordway
Story/Feature
  1. The Power of Shazam!
Item Solicitation
The hit hardcover graphic novel by former Superman family writer/artist, Jerry Ordway, returns in this affordable softcover edition timed to coincide with the debut of the ongoing Power of Shazam series! Learn about the incredible secret of SHAZAM, and what it means to young Billy Batson. It's action, intrigue, and high adventure as only Jerry Ordway can serve up!
Story/Feature

1. The Power of Shazam! (94 pages)
WriterPencillerInkerEditor
Jerry Ordway
Jerry Ordway
Jerry Ordway
Mike Carlin
Synopsis

Charles and Marilyn Batson, archeologists, along with their partner Theo Adam discover the tomb of the ancient wizard Shazam in the temple of Rameses II at Abu Simbel, Egypt. Theo Adam murders C.C. and Marilyn Batson and kidnaps their young daughter Mary. The Batson's other child, Billy, is orphaned on the streets of Fawcett City. Billy is led by a mysterious figure into an abandoned subway tunnel for a trip to the Rock of Eternity where he meets Shazam. Shazam bestows upon Billy the power of six ancient gods.
Story Notes

Jerry Ordway reintroduced Captain Marvel to the DC Universe. This was an exceptional story that not only honored the character but updated him to survive in the modern comics world.
Cast List

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