Lesser known enemies of man: THE LIST

The wizard Shazam is charged with protecting mankind from the Seven Deadly Enemies of Man. Being so deadly, these occupy Captain Marvel and Shazam’s attention and time. What aren’t they watching? Which enemies of man have slipped by to plague our society?

438th Deadly Enemy of Man: Passing Gas in a Crowded Elevator

1927th Deadly Enemy of Man: High Fructose Corn Syrup

38th Deadly Enemy of Man: Over-relliance relience use of Spell Check

9.34 * 10 ^56th Deadly Enemy of Man: Earworms (songs that get stuck in your head, not like in Trek II)

299th Deadly Enemy of Man: Confusing They’re/There/ and Their

19th Deadly Enemy of Man: Dressing Pets in Clothing

13th Deadly Enemy of Man: Furniture Royalty

142nd Deadly Enemy of Man: Toyota-thon

9th Deadly Enemy of Man: Insisting That Dane Cook Is THE Comic Genius of Our Time
93rd Deadly Enemy of Man: The Sudden and Needful Urge to Pee in the Middle of a Movie

45th Deadly Enemy of Man: Reshelfing Library Books in the Wrong Place So That No One Can Find Them.

34920th and 34921st Deadly Enemy of Man: Gluten and the Gluten Free

34th Deadly Enemy of Man: Krumping

11th Deadly Enemy of Man: “Humorous” Lists

1298th – 1312th Deadly Enemy of Man: All Seinfeldian Concepts: Low Talking, Regifting, Double Dipping, Unviting, Referring to One’s Self in Third Person, etc…

916th Deadly Enemy of Man: Yellow #5

73rd Deadly Enemy of Man: Read-Only Memory

981st Deadly Enemy of Man: Rocktober

1000th Deadly Enemy of Man: Pageants for Small Children

Dream team

Sometimes when my interest in a book is flagging, I think about who I’d really like to be reading.

Case in point: Billy Batson and the Power of SHAZAM! picked up right where Jeff Smith left it. Mike Kunkle did good work, but it was irregular in schedule. DC replaced him and now it’s serviceable but unmemorable. Which got me to thinking about who could do the title justice. The answer: Mark Crilley.










Akiko was consistenly awesome. From the insanely detailed backgrounds with elegant character design to the whimsical writing, the book screamed the sensibility that the Marvel Family deserves. Think about it and you’ll know it’s true.


Separated at birth, I tells ya!


I’ve got others, but for right now what are your dream teams?