Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Decent Comics: "The Captain and the King!" by Bridwell, Newton, and Schaffenberger

Dig it, Groove-ophiles! Here's the first of episode of Shazam's long World's Finest run. Shazam became "the closer" for each ish of World's Finest Comics beginning with issue #253 (July 1978) through issue 282 (April 1982). Here are the regular Shazam team of E. Nelson Bridwell, Don Newton, and Kurt Schaffenberger with the entire Shazam Family (Captain Marvel, Mary Marvel, and Captain Marvel Jr., natch) in "The Captain and the King!"
The contents page introducing Shazam as a feature in World's Finest #253


  1. Wow, there should have been more of these Newton/Schaffenberger wonders! Thank you, Groovy.

  2. These were among those back-up features in the dollar-era of World's Finest that I normally liked better than the main Superman/Batman story. I think it's why Newton is my favorite Shazam artist.

  3. I wonder who at DC felt that putting Kurt Schaffenberger with Don Newton was a good idea (it wasn't). Btw, even though he was at Marvel doing his acclaimed X-Men run, the face on CM last panel, page 14 looks like Byrne.

  4. I'm not normally a Schaffenberger fan, but I think he does a great job inking Newton's pencils here!



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