THE POWER OF SHAZAM! Book 2 Hardcover Back on The Schedule! Happy Holidays 2021!

Holy Moley, live bait is back in season as the Book 2 hardcover of The Power of Shazam! is back on the schedule!

After the first volume of The Power of Shazam! rolled out packaging up Jerry Ordway's beautifully painted graphic novel from 1992, the first twelve issues of The Power of Shazam! comic book series and the Ordway/Mike Parobeck story from Superman/Batman Magazine, expectations were high that the second volume would be released soon after!

In fact, the second volume's cover was released on various websites with solicitation text and a release date of April 20, 2021. For reasons unknown, it wasn't officially solicited by DC Comics and went into publishing limbo.

However, it has resurfaced on Amazon and other sites with a December 28, 2021 release date although it has not yet been solicited by DC Comics at this time.

Here's the original solicitation:

Painted cover by Jerry Ordway

THE POWER OF SHAZAM! BOOK 2: THE WORM TURNS

A word is spoken, lightning strikes, and out emerges young Billy Batson with the powers of Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles, and Mercury–SHAZAM!

Captain Marvel faces off against menaces both inside…and outside…Fawcett City! Captain Marvel’s work won’t end in Fawcett City though! When astronauts are marooned in space, Captain Marvel is ready to step up and save them!

In space, he’ll have to confront one of his deadliest foes, Mr. Mind! And he’ll have to team up with someone unlikely in order to prevent Mr. Mind from invading Earth!

Follow these tales and more in The Power of Shazam! Book 2: The Worm Turns, collecting The Power of Shazam! #13-23, Superman: The Man of Tomorrow #4, Showcase ’96 #7, The Power of Shazam! Annual #1, Superboy Plus #1, and Supergirl Plus #1.

This is marvelous! Not only is Jerry Ordway and Peter Krause's The Power of Shazam! series being reprinted but other important single issues are being included as well... including The Power of Shazam! Annual #1 featuring the origin and first appearance of Thunder who would later on join the Legion of Super-Heroes!

While the main storyline in this volume is the return of the wily, intelligent, malevolent talking Venusian worm, Mr. Mind, it also includes two solo Captain Marvel Junior stories, a Final Night tie-in, guest-stars Plastic Man and Batman and the return of Mr. Atom! And it includes guest-artists like Gil Kane and Curt Swan... plus series inker, Mike Manley, takes on the inking AND penciling duties on a solo Mary Marvel story!

As always, this information is subject to change! So please check back for updates!

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