The Power of Shazam! #44
Power of Shazam! #44 cover

Date:

December 1998

Title:

“A Child of Thunder / A Child of Hate”
(Cover Title: “Shock of the New!”)

Plot:

Mr. Tawny leaps into the timestream outside Ibis’ cave in an attempt bring a Captain Marvel from the future back to the 20th century in order to save the current ones.  He gets Thunder, the Captain Marvel of the 90th century, but loses her on the way back to the 20th century.

Only scenes dealing with Legion of Super-Heroes characters are dealt with here.

Credits:

Jerry Ordway (Writer / Penciller) • Dick Giordano (Embellisher [Inker]) • Glenn Whitmore (Colorist) • John Costanza (Letterer) • Frank Berrios (Assistant Editor) • Mike “Monkey” Carlin (Editor) • Jerry Ordway (Cover)

Character and Object Tracking

Analysis Notes


CHANGE HISTORY

Date of Change Content of Change
04/12/00
Posted
06/14/00
Tracking updates from Titans/Legion of Super-Heroes: Universe Ablaze #4
07/28/00
Name corrections

Tinted cells and text indicate missing or incomplete information.


Character and Object Tracking

Heroes

Villains

Supporting Characters

Locations

Technology

Name

Previous Appearance

Next Appearance

Heroes

Thunder (Cece Beck) The Power of Shazam! #43 Legion of Super-Heroes v4 #<110>
 
Mr. Scarlet II (< >) No appearance; dialogue only
Captain Marvel (Billy Batson) No appearance; mention only

Villains

Black Adam (Seth-Adam) None in Legion books None in Legion books

Supporting Characters

Mr. Tawky Tawny None in Legion books None in Legion books
Dudley Batson No appearance; mention only

Locations

Timestream < > Next Legion appearance:
Titans/Legion of Super-Heroes: Universe Ablaze #4

Technology

Mother Box Previous Legion appearance:
<Legion of Super-Heroes v4 #100>
None in Legion books

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Analysis Notes

General Only pages 19-20 are dealt with here.
19:1 Thunder was introduced in The Power of Shazam! Annual #1.  One of the “Dead Earth” annuals, it took place in the far future, in the 90th century.  Thunder’s mentor there is the 20th century Captain Marvel, having taken over the role of the Wizard.
Mr. Tawny is actually stuffed animal brought to life by a demonic spirit that switched to the side of good.
The object in Mr. Tawny’s pocket is a Mother Box.  It allows the Marvels to contact Shazam; he used it to track down Thunder.
The rope connects Mr. Tawny to Dudley Batson and Taia outside the timestream, at Ibis’ cave.
19:2 The hurtling figure is Black Adam, the evil Captain Marvel of ancient Egypt.
Other than being a town in Wisconsin, the background behind Thunder’s “Iola” epithet is unknown.
20:3 A footnote dropped off, indicating that Thunder would show up outside the timestream in Legion of Super-Heroes v4 #<110>.

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