I honestly wish that if they were going to adapt a storyline, that they had chosen Power of Shazam! instead of Curse of Shazam!
After all, Jerry Ordway did say that when he wrote the Power of Shazam! graphic novel, it was with the intention of being as if it was an adaptation of a Captain Marvel movie (due to his previous work on adapting the Batman '89 movie into a comic).
I didn’t know that. That just makes The Power of Shazam even better than it already is, which is saying something, as its quite possibly the all-time best modern(ish) Shazam-starring ongoing and then some.
I’ve actually been reading through this series for a bit in anticipation of the movie – some really great stuff, it was interesting to see how they were able to adapt a lot of classic elements that worked for a then modern audience.
Likewise. I did that for when Shazam! hit theaters in '19, as well.
Overall, I think TPOS did a good job at modernizing Captain Marvel and his world for the '90s and is still a series that holds up quite well, even 24 years after it ended (yeah, TPOS #48 came out in '10, but the series really ended in '99 ).