As part of his new deal with DC Entertainment, Geoff Johns will be writing a new Shazam! comic this fall.
According to the DC press release,
[Johns’] publishing projects will include a new pop-up slate of comic books under the banner of “The Killing Zone” focusing on new and lesser known DC characters and titles. Johns will also be writing a Shazam! comic book series scheduled to be out in the fall. In addition, he will continue to write the commercial and critical hit “Doomsday Clock,” a comic book series illustrated by Gary Frank that collides the DC universe with the Watchmen universe, as well as the upcoming “Three Jokers,” illustrated by Jason Fabok.
Johns last wrote the character in the pages of his New 52 Justice League run. His story has been collected in a standalone graphic novel.
“I took on a role at DCE because I love the characters and this universe more than anything. But, I want to spend my days writing and on set. I’m thrilled to get back to a more hands-on creative role. It’s a dream job on dream projects, reaching even deeper into DC’s vast pantheon of characters,” said Johns. “I’m also excited to continue to work with the amazing team at DCE and my colleagues at Warner Bros.”
The series has the following description on MAD GHOST PRODUCTIONS’ website:
A new series coming in fall 2018! Billy Batson and his surrogate family; Mary Bromfield, Freddy Freeman, Darla Dudley, Eugen Choi and Pedro Pena unlock the mysteries of the Rock of Eternity and delve into the secret worlds of magic to discover their ultimate destiny!
Mad Ghost is Geoff Johns’ new production company within Warner Bros./DC Entertainment.
No artist has been announced for the series. Keep it tuned to Monkeys Fighting Robots as more information becomes available.