Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Mike Kunkel of Shazam!

Newsarama had a story on this last week, and it looks like it's going to be a huge amount of fun. I really enjoyed Jeff Smith's Shazam book, but I don't feel guilty at all about looking forward to seeing what Kunkel does.

Kunkel, you may know, is the creator of Herobear and the Kid, which is a really fun comic.

My understanding is that this comic will be truly all-ages, and will be spearheading DC's new push to creating a line of kid-friendly comics. I know, crazy that they need to back up and review their original audience, but I'm really glad. And I think Kunkel (or Smith) are great guys to lead the charge.


Michael Corley said...

You have infused me with jazzed enthusiasm.

At the tender age of five, I pulled from the school library shelf a collection of CAPTAIN MARVEL comic books. I have loved this character ever sense. He truly is one that lends itself well to camp, as this cover seems to indicate. I cannot wait to check it out.

The League said...

Kunkel previously handled Herobear and the Kid. If you can find copies somewhere, or a collection, its a comic both you and your daughter could enjoy together.

My hopes for this comic are pretty high.