One of Earth's most powerful superheroes, Captain Marvel, is secretly a young boy able to transform himself into a magical hero by uttering the word 'Shazam!' When young Billy Batson meets the wizard Shazam, he is imbued with incredible powers, and able to turn himself into a mighty hero with the wisdom of Solomon, strength of Hercules, stamina of Atlas, power of Zeus, courage of Achilles and speed of Mercury. But when the Monster Society of Evil strike, and giant robots threaten the city, will even this amazing array of abilities be able to save the world? Written and drawn by hugely acclaimed Bone writer/artist Jeff Smith, this exciting and action-packed adventure is a must for kids of all ages!
Jeff Smith achieved huge comics and publishing industry acclaim as the writer, artist and publisher of the epic fantasy series Bone. The series won a remarkable ten Eisner and eleven Harvey awards, as well as several National Cartoonists' Society awards, and has become, in collected form, a worldwide bestseller. He worked on The Monster Society of Evil for the last two years, and is now self-publishing a new, adult-oriented series, RASL.