Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Marvel Family Motivational by Shadow-DJ Marvel Family Motivational by Shadow-DJ
OK, after catching up with the New 52, I discovered that the five other members of the 'SHAZAM Kids' from Flashpoint are now given the possibility to be Shazam's new Captain Marvel Family. In this family are the following:

Mary Bromfield (In the original comics, she is Billy's twin (or younger, depending on the continuity) sister who was seperated from his parents. Not srie if that's the case here)
Freddy Freeman (A crippled young man who uses canes to mvoe around. He was Captain Marvel Jr. in the original comics and took over for Billy for awhile)
Pedro Pena: An overweight, shy Latino kid who was the possessor of the Strength of Hercules in the Flashpoint comics.
Eugine Choi: A very intelligent young man who once held the Wisdom of Solomon in the Flashpoint comics.
and Darla Dudley: A highly energetic girl who is very kind to her adopted siblings and was excited when Billy first arrived, and was the weilder of the Speed of Mercury in the Flashpoint comics.

In all, these five could be really interesting characters if they return as Mary Marvel, Captain Marvel (In case Freddy is meant to be this universe's Captain Marvel) and the Lieutenants.

I own none of these characters, they are all property of DC Comics.
Add a Comment:
 
:iconsummerautumn:
summerautumn Featured By Owner Edited Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Pedro seems to be Fat's replacement, Darla is hill's replacement and Eugene is tall's (just by looking, and Darla's heapin' helpin' of hospitality) also that's better than Billy Batson to the 4th.
Reply
:iconshadow-dj:
Shadow-DJ Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
That's what I think.

All six of them WERE parts of 'Captain Thunder'...though I wouldn't mind seeing that these six were protecting the city they live in :P
Reply
:iconsummerautumn:
summerautumn Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Great minds think alike they say.
Reply
:iconpurgatory367:
Purgatory367 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
This is probably one of the few things about the new Captain Marvel from the New 52 that I don't mind. The extended interracial adopted family that is completely loving thing may seem kind of stupid, (in the sense that it is too sweet and unlikely) but I think it completely fits in into the Captain Marvel mythos. A lot of the older comics had concepts just like this. Personally I think any one of those kids is more worthy of being Captain Marvel then the New 52 Billy.
Reply
:iconshadow-dj:
Shadow-DJ Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I think these kids are going to be a good influence on billy however. OK, Freddy is only good at being a role model on how to be nice (Since he IS a pick pocket here), but the others can easily help him get over his angsty character and become the nice kid he is able to become (which was why he was chosne: Because of his age, he CAN become a better person than Black Adam did)
Reply
:iconpurgatory367:
Purgatory367 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
Yeah, but for me Billy is meant to be the kid who try's to fight hate with love. He lives the worst type of life and still acts good through and through. For Geoff Johns to have him say: "There is no such thing as a good person" is absolutely terrible. Still, I am happy he at least tried to reason with Black Adam and show him love, but I still hate what Johns is doing to the character.
Reply
:iconshadow-dj:
Shadow-DJ Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I think Johns is having that be his old philosophy, given he's been through a lot of foster homes...and from what I can guess, they were NOT the best places for a kid to grow up in. So now that he is with genuenly nice people, he's not used to it like he would have been before. I Guess the development of his character IS to have him slowly become a good person as well.

Heck, it showed he was becoming nicer when he wanted to put Black Adam's Ashes to rest in his home country. If he was like he ws WAY before the development he had so far (The version I think you're talking about), I don't think he'd be that thoughtful.
Reply
:iconholycrap1992:
Holycrap1992 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
... And once he finally DOES grow into that kind, good-hearted, and truly heroic character that we all know and love(i.e.: the character we should've been reading about from the start!) Johns, or some other writer, will find some way and/or reason to throw all of that development in the garbage and turn Billy back into the apathetic, angsty, and arrogant dickhole of a punk that we were all subjected to from the beginning.

It's DC and the new 52, the company that killed-off Lian Harper for absolutely no reason(and then wiped her whole existence from continuity) and the continuity that had Superman and Wonder Woman get into a relationship without any real build-up or chemistry, you know they'd screw-over Captain Marvel(I refuse to call him "Shazam," because that's the wizard, not Billy) without any second thoughts!
Reply
:iconshadow-dj:
Shadow-DJ Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I think it's likely he'd become a good hero. he is inexperienced at the moment.
Reply
:iconpurgatory367:
Purgatory367 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
But that's such a common story, I feel like Johns is robbing Billy of what makes him special.
Reply
:iconshadow-dj:
Shadow-DJ Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Eh, fair enough.
Reply
:iconagent00soul:
Agent00Soul Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
Some of these ideas from DC are bit dodgy I think: Eugene and Pedro were bordering on ethnic stereotypes, for example.  But they were very true to the original Mary character which was cool.  And turning Freddy into Fabio was a stroke of genius!  Just look at that face....
Reply
:iconshadow-dj:
Shadow-DJ Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Is it because Eugene is a smart Asian kid? Just asking ^^;
Reply
:iconagent00soul:
Agent00Soul Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
Yes, exactly.  And Pedro is also a slight stereotype of the big latino that is often presented on TV (both overweight or musclebound).  It's not a big deal and I certainly don't think DC meant or did anything wrong, it just seems a bit too easy to give the two characters those particular powers.
Reply
:iconshadow-dj:
Shadow-DJ Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You mean Wisdom of SOlomon and Strength of Hercules?

Eh, fair enough...but their personalities are pretty good. Eugene seems to be a calm and collected kid while Pedro is a shy but really nice kid, unlike Darla, who's really energetic and  shows how nice she is really fast.

Makes these three a good equality with Freddy, Mary and Billy.
Reply
:iconskullgal94:
Skullgal94 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
Wow, they look pretty cool.
Reply
:iconshadow-dj:
Shadow-DJ Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah. Mary and Freddy were original members of the Marvel FAmily. The other three (Eugene, Darla and Pedro) were made when Flashpoint was thought up.
Reply
:iconskullgal94:
Skullgal94 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
I see.
Reply
:iconshadow-dj:
Shadow-DJ Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah ^^'
Reply
:iconskullgal94:
Skullgal94 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
:)
Reply
:iconmadnessabe:
MadnessAbe Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Now if they brought back the Forgotten Heroes, then I'd have more hope in DC.
Reply
:iconshadow-dj:
Shadow-DJ Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Of course, they DID fuse the other three Shazam Kids with the Lieutentant characters...Hmm...which leiutentants do you think they're like?
Reply
:iconmadnessabe:
MadnessAbe Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I wouldn't really know, I don't know heavily on Shazam and its characters. And I was referring to these Forgotten Heroes:  en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forgotte…
Reply
:iconshadow-dj:
Shadow-DJ Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
OOH...gotcha ^^;

Not sure on the characters themselves. I think Rip Hunter may appear again, same with Animal Man and Congorilla.
Reply
:iconmadnessabe:
MadnessAbe Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Can I ask if Animal Man will show up in Golden Age of Heroes? The guy is starting to grow on me. :)
Reply
:iconshadow-dj:
Shadow-DJ Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I already got Vixen in mind for the team, and she has a lot of his powers.
Reply
:icontohokari-steel:
Tohokari-Steel Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
Why do I feel a parody of "The Addams Family" theme song coming from this?
Reply
:iconshadow-dj:
Shadow-DJ Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
...Must...resist...urge...to...snap...fingers...
Reply
:icondkalban:
Dkalban Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Well, here's hoping we see more of them soon
Reply
:iconshadow-dj:
Shadow-DJ Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Agreed. I would really like to see these five and Billy team up.

So far, their first appearance brought back Sabbac from Fawcett Fame...

Though Ibac is a barbarian in this continunity from Black Adam's original time.
Reply
:icondkalban:
Dkalban Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
yeah, and BA killed the dictator calling himself Ibac in modern Kahndaq too
Reply
:iconshadow-dj:
Shadow-DJ Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yikes...must have missed that...

But I'm actualy surprised that Adam is still evil in this...

Seriously, when are we gonna have the Good part of Adam appear? You know, the part of him that is protecting Kahndaq?
Reply
:icondkalban:
Dkalban Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Well that's the thing about Black Adam, he practically tapdances across the line between good and evil.

And he did take down a dictator and encouraged the rebels to fight for themselves.
Reply
:iconshadow-dj:
Shadow-DJ Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
True.

Heck, my version of Adam started out as a clear-cut badguy, but that was because Teth-Adam was too corrupted. When Theo Adam got control of the Black adam powers, he took back control of his homeland and is basically a soverin to his people but a threat to the rest of the world...given that after he protected his homeland from the Biyalian armies, he threatened that if anyone tries to attack his home, he'd personally desotry that country one person at a time.

SO yeah...I'm guessing I still do the 'tapdance between good and evil' thing...since he is protective of his homeland.
Reply
:icondkalban:
Dkalban Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
ooo nice
Reply
:iconshadow-dj:
Shadow-DJ Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks.

Heck, the arc where he comes back, it brings Billy to use the old 'Talk the way out of conflict' that comes with Wisdom of Solomon...heck, most of Captain Marvel's appearances will have him use 5/6 of the full powers of Shazam, since he is a rookie hero and would more likely try to beat up his opponents over reasoning.
Reply
(1 Reply)
:icondestinydecade:
DestinyDecade Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The only difference was that before the New 52 Mary Marvel became evil... not once, but twice. That's just like messed up.

And I liked Captain Marvel Jr. He was awesome as a Titans team member especially during the Technis Imperative.
Reply
:iconshadow-dj:
Shadow-DJ Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Agreed :)

Thisk ind of gave me the idea to bring Pedro, Darla and Eugene to also get powered up by Billy alongside Freddy and Mary to take on the bad guys Billy has to deal with in Fawcett.

But one difference is that Mary is the Titan instead of Freddy.
Reply
:icondestinydecade:
DestinyDecade Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I see.
Reply
:iconshadow-dj:
Shadow-DJ Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah ^^;
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
December 11, 2013
Image Size
161 KB
Resolution
750×600
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
1,279
Favourites
27 (who?)
Comments
52
Downloads
4
×