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|Publication Date:||Oct 2013|
| Publisher:||DC Comics|
| Book Format:||Hardback|
|List Price:||USD $24.99|
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- Young orphan Billy Batson has bounced from foster home to foster home, buthe's far from the ideal child. Brash and rude, Billy is a troubled teen thatjust can't seem to find a calling. But after a fateful night on a subway car,that all will change. Brought to the feet of the magical wizard Shazam at theRock of Eternity, Billy is imbued with powers beyond any mortal man. By shoutingthe wizard's name - Shazam! - the young teen is mysticallytransformed into the powerhouse...
Gary Frank was born 1969 in Britain. He began his professional career in 1991, illustrating covers and interior short stories for publications like Doctor Who Magazine and Toxic!. This led to a stint at Marvel UK in 1992, as regular series' artist on Motormouth & Killpower. In 1992, Frank was recruited by Marvel Comics to illustrate covers for The Incredible Hulk, beginning with issue #400. Shortly thereafter, he was hired as the series' ongoing artist. During his initial time at Marvel, Frank also contributed covers, interiors, and pin-up illustrations for various series, such as X-Men Unlimited, The Sabretooth Special, X-Men Classic, X-Men Prime, and Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme, among others. He also provided covers for Acclaim Comics' Ninjak and Harris Comics' Vampirella. In 1996, Frank moved to DC Comics, where he worked on various loose assignments that included a Birds of Prey one-shot and covers for the mini-series. The same year, Frank was hired as part of the art team on DC new Supergirl series. Frank has also worked on other series such as Gen¹³, Tom Strong and Top Cow. He has teamed up with author Geoff Johns for such works as The Avengers and Batman Earth One which made The New York Times Best Sellers List for 2012.
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