Thursday, September 11, 2014

Random Reads: "A Switch In Time" by O'Neil and Beck

When DC put together the team of editor Julius Schwartz, writer Denny O'Neil, and artist/creator C.C. Beck on Shazam!, the idea was to recapture and at the same time update the charm, fun, and success of the Golden Age version of Captain Marvel and his family. While DC's success is up for debate in most quarters, Young Groove rather dug the novelty of Beck's Golden Age style. In Shazam! #3 (March 1973), O'Neil and Beck did a pretty good fusion of Golden and Groovy Ages with "A Switch In Time"--after all, Billy Batson/Captain Marvel was sort of a one-person Generation Gap, wasn't he?

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