Children have given me faith
To save the future.
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
Got my fancy duds,
Check me out cats and kittens,
Marvel at my style.
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?
Five letters uttered,
In smoke, lightening and thunder,