In a new interview you can read at Newsarama, Geoff Johns talks about the upcoming Shazam reboot beginning in Justice League # 7 (postponed from its original start of issue 5).
I won't comment on it until I read the actual issue, but reading between the lines, some things have me worried. I don't like the idea of the character no longer being named Captain Marvel. In a way, it makes this an all new character.
I'm concerned Johns may once again make Black Adam the center of the series, and wonder why, if this is to be a reboot, he can't just spend some time developing Billy's character before bringing in the rest of the Marvel, er... Shazam Family and Black Adam.
And I'm concerned we may still be saddled with the typical post-1990 portrayal of Billy as a whiny moron, with Captain... er, Shazam, sharing the same obnoxious personality.
I guess we'll get some answers in a few weeks when Justice League #7 is published.
Johns also mentions, somewhat unconvincingly, there is still hope for a Captain Marvel movie.
Friday, January 27, 2012
Thursday, January 5, 2012
It has been one year since my Open Letter To Hohner post. Due to the horrible treatment of the classic Old Standby model - making it a cheap Chinese made toy after generations of being a fine German made instrument - and the changing of the Blues Harp model into an interchangeable part of the MS series, as well as outrageous price increases, I thought I was done with Hohner. For a few years, I have tried other brands of harmonicas, in hopes to replace Hohner as my brand of choice.
So, for better or worse, its back to Hohner. It has a sound no other harmonica brand can duplicate. Even their cheap Chinese made harps, as bad as the quality is, even though they last only a few months, still have that great Hohner sound. I'm guessing I'll probably rotate between Special 20s and Marine Bands or MS Blues Harps. But I still really wish Hohner would upgrade the Old Standby. If you look at the Marine Band series, it has every model, except a low priced model comparable to the MS series' Big River Harp. The Old Standby should be returned to its original design, made in Germany, and sold at a low price to be the Marine Band series' low price entry.
Come on, Hohner! Fix the Old Standby!