Friday, April 19, 2013
Written and drawn by Roger Langridge, the lead story casts Popeye is a supporting role, with Barney Google the focus of the story, playing opposite Wimpy and Castor. Once again, Langridge is very light on humor and heavy on dialogue. His art seems to favor Barney Google, while the Thimble Theatre characters are more crude. The back up story could have been 3 or 4 pages, but is padded to 7. Overall, issue 12 earns a C.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
This chapter seemed like a filler, its only purpose to recap the origin of Black Adam. But there are significant changes. No more Teth-Adam, the inclusion of Ibac, and a council of wizards. On a side note, the lead Justice League story deals with Superman and Wonder Woman invading Kandaq to free some hostages. Johns uses this to give a brief history of the fictional country, and introduces a terrorist group named Sons of Adam. Once Curse Of Shazam wraps up after two more chapters, Capt... er, Shazam, is expected to join the Justice League, so this is setting up the next story arc. Chapter 11 earns a C.