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Reverend Meteor

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Subj: Re: Do you think Shazam would fit well in the Marvel Universe?
Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 at 08:35:55 am EDT (Viewed 123 times)
Reply Subj: Do you think Shazam would fit well in the Marvel Universe?
Posted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 at 10:41:52 pm EDT (Viewed 135 times)

    DC is unlikely to ever sell him off, but Marvel has the Captain Marvel trademark and they won't sell that, so it is a stalemate.

    But let's say Shazam does migrate to Marvel, despite DC thinking he is too close of a Superman rip off. Would he fit well in the MU?

No. Because he's too close of a Superman rip off. We've already got Gladiator, Sentry and a half dozen Hyperions. We don't NEED anymore Supermen.

    I think that yes he would. PROVIDED he is not retconned/shoehorned into continuity as a retried character making a comeback. he needs to be brought in brand new to continuity, as Billy Batson having just gained his powers.

    marvel has Superman analogues in Hyperion and The Sentry (hate that character), and they have the rights to Marvelman which is basically the U.K. version of Shazam. So Shazam should fit in rather well, perhaps even better then Hyperion or Sentry.

Or be...what's the word...redundant. Yes he would be redundant.

He would be better off at DC where they can dump him in one of their alternate realities (or just use the pre new-52 version)

    Also another hero that can give the Hulk a good fight can't be bad to have around ;\)

I'm not saying Billy isn't good enough to be in the Marvel Universe. I just don't think he would thrive there. He seems to be too positive to exist in a dark and dreary place like Marvel.