Writer Tim Sheridan sent Billy Batson to hell—literally—in Future State: Shazam!, and
he’s teaming with artist Clayton Henry to bring that story into the present in a new four-
part Shazam! miniseries, debuting this week.
The series not only picks up on threads foreshadowed earlier this year in Future State:
Shazam!, but also in the current ongoing series Teen Titans Academy, also written by
Sheridan. When the story picks up, Billy is out for answers—why was the rest of his
adopted family cut off from the power of Shazam? Why are his own powers becoming
increasingly unreliable? The search for those answers take him and Teen Titans
Academy’s Dane on a search for the Rock of Eternity—leading them straight to Hell,
and face-to-face with Neron, the lord of the underworld.
Sheridan talked with DC Nation about how Shazam! fits into the larger story he’s been
telling across the DC Universe, what it means for Billy Batson to grow up, collaborating
with Clayton Henry, and his own background as a Shazam fan.
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