Comic Review: Black Adam: Year of the Villain #1 (DC Comics)

DC Comics releases an anti-hero which is much intimidating as The Joker movie in Year of the Villian Black Adam on its first issue. Now, DC comics get an anti-hero? […]

DC Comics releases an anti-hero which is much intimidating as The Joker movie in Year of the Villian Black Adam on its first issue. Now, DC comics get an anti-hero?

If Batman wasn’t enough, DC just brought out this out of nowhere. Black Adam is like the definition of atomic death as if the Game Boy is still working after the bomb exploded at the gulf war in the 90s. However, this is a one-shot comic, but the description of this comic describes “Spinning out of the events of Batman/Superman, Shazam!, invades Black Adam’s kingdom.” I’m sorry, I need to take a look for a moment.

This comic focuses on the battle between Black Adam against Shazam, which is much like you’re watching Superman v Batman movie. And the reason is that Billy Baston wants to turn his kingdom into a playground which is too stupid and immature, to begin with. So all this time, Black Adam is fighting against a feisty immature kid who poses himself as Shazam. The plot of this story is that Lex Luthor is out there alive somewhere, and somehow Shazam had some serious issues and uses everything in his power to eradicate the civilians in Adam’s kingdom, and the epic battle between Black Adam and Shazam has begun.

Let’s talk about the front cover of this comic. So there you’ll see Adam is fighting against some capped man, which would describe being Shazam, but I wonder who it is? Then, there’s the message of this comic which is “Showdown with Infected Shazam.” Well, there is no infection over some immature child who basically treats everything like a game. The concept is very slick and somehow it shows that Shazam is one of the six people who were infected by the Batman Who Laughs, which should make it a plot twist, between their rivalry. If you ever wanted to find out some epic battle of rivalry, then this is for you.

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I'm a New Yorker Artist, and I traveled a lot. I enjoy making comics, illustrations, paintings, and digital art. Besides drawing, I'm also a writer, I used to be a Gamer, and I love adventures, food, and dragons.