Every so often, I’ll be talking about fun controversial topics within DC comics and choosing one side over the other. I’ll be playing devil’s advocate and explaining my argument to spark some conversation, so be aware!
Note: While the topics I discuss may be relatively controversial, it’s all in good fun.
Black Adam, we all know him, but only some of us love him. Why is that, you ask? Well maybe because we always see him clobbering our good friends at the Justice League and gunning for a child, Billy Batson. However, we should remember that he was the one to free his fellow Khandaqians from an oppressive regime. Of course, he then took power to ensure the safety of his people only to have the great wizard Shazam imprison him for eternity (ha, joke’s on him)! If Shazam put more faith in Black Adam, instead of assuming he had been corrupted by Blaze, he would have given him a chance and allowed him to rule rather than unleashing such a harsh punishment upon him. I think that would make anyone angry, and so it did… poor guy… he’s just severely misunderstood! If he’s so bad, why would he be allowed into the JSA?
Credit: The Marvel Family #1 (1945)
I mean, in Black Adam: The Dark Age, he even saves the lives of the doctors who looked after him, making it clear he wanted to protect those who protected him. Sure, he killed the assassins trying to take their lives, but maybe with a little therapy he’ll stop the insane violence. (Also see above how he’s so kindly allowing the Marvel Family to alleviate their stress by using him as a punching bag )
- You’re right, he is a nice dude. Just needs some therapy!
- Absolutely not! He is one ba-a-a-a-a-ad dude.
- Only prison for life suits him!
- I’m on the fence about him…
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