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This week Shazam! The Monster Society of Evil hits stands, and I can’t wait to read Jeff Smith’s take on the mighty hero. Major Spoilers has a sneak peek of Smith’s work, plus Brave and the Bold #1, and Firestorm #33.


SHAZAM! The Monster Society of Evil #1
Written by Jeff Smith
Art and cover by Smith

The much-anticipated 4-issue Prestige Format miniseries by Jeff Smith, the award-winning creator of BONE, brings the whimsical world of Earth’s Mightiest Mortal to fully realized life! Young orphan Billy Batson finds himself wielding truly amazing magic powers — just in time to face an invasion of alien and earthly monsters!

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On sale February 7 for $5.99

Brave and the Bold #1
Written by Mark Waid
Art by George Pérez and Bob Wiacek
Covers by Pérez

The greatest team-up title of all time is back! A proud DC tradition is restored as writer Mark Waid (52, SUPERGIRL AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES) and legendary artists George Pérez (THE NEW TEEN TITANS, CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS) and Bob Wiacek (ORION) put Batman and Green Lantern on the trail of what could be the greatest weapon in the DCU!

The trail leads to Ventura, the gambling planet…wanna bet what’ll happen if they don’t get their hands on the weapon?

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This issue will feature two covers by George Pérez, Cover A spotlights Batman; Cover B spotlights Green Lantern!

On Sale February 21 for $2.99

Firestorm: The Nuclear Man #33
Written by Dwayne McDuffie
Art by Dan Jurgens and Ken Lashley
Cover by Pete Woods

The superstar creative team of Dwayne McDuffie (JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED, STATIC), Dan Jurgens (Superman, Captain America) and Ken Lashley (The Flash) bring Firestorm to bold new heights! Jason Rusch and Prof. Martin Stein just want to get their lives back to normal, but the New Gods have other plans! When Orion comes looking for Prof. Stein, you can bet a throwdown’s not far behind! Guest-starring the Seven Soldiers’ Mister Miracle!

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On Sale February 28 for $2.99

The Author

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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