Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #157: The Longbook Hunters — The Power of Shazam!


Mild-mannered reporters by day, Greg Phillips and Nick Duke share an intense love of comic books that has made them the Hard-Traveling Fanboys. Over the course of their travels through comicdom, they have encountered numerous stories via the wonder of trade paperbacks and graphic novels. Once a month, Nick and Greg will review one of those collections in The Longbook Hunters.

In this edition, SHAZAM Month continues as the boys tackle the 1994 graphic novel “The Power of Shazam!” by writer/artist Jerry Ordway! It’s yet another retelling of the classic Captain Marvel tale, modernizing the concept and yet creating a retro feel. How does this story match up against the other Shazam/Marvel origins Greg and Nick have experienced during Shazam Month? And just how creepy is Thaddeus Sivana?!

Author: Greg Phillips and Nick Duke

Greg and Nick share two passions above all others, both of which involve people in spandex punching each other. Reporters by day, they also insist on being called "Two Dudes with Attitude" but can't decide who is Kevin Nash and who is Shawn Michaels.