Shazam Star Zachary Levi Goes Comic Book Shopping

Shazam Star Zachary Levi Goes Comic Book Shopping

December 10, 2019 100 By Kailee Schamberger


Hey I’m Coy Jandreau and this is Comic
Book Shopping! We’re about to team up with Zachary Levi yes Shazam himself to
buy some sweet comics that guy hits that guy – POW! What are we doing?! I have always been a man-child and there are so many comics to buy… You’re not ready…I’m not ready… So we’re at Golden Apple Comics, we’re
here for Comic Book Shopping and I’m here with Zac Levi to do some deep dive
into comics but first we got to talk about a very particular comic – ya got your face on a comic, man! I know dude, it’s so crazy Has that gotten any less weird? I hope it never really fully sinks in.
I hope I’m like 95 on some like rocking chair and I just have this moment over
like holy shit I was Shazam! like I want that to happen and this is so
insane for them to like basically recover, rebrand it to tie in with the movie. and then the parallel, having all these side-by-side all of this incredible art that’s coming
out that people are doing these variants on and you know and obviously stuff in
the past I mean you’re a Silver Age icon, a time before your time so when you’re 95, it’ll be like
‘in my day they printed comics! on paper!’ how did you begin the world of comics
early on in my life you know, four years old I started recognizing that they were
like you know these cool pictures and things but I couldn’t read I don’t know
that’s also great for comics cuz its lot of action involved you like I can kind
of read it that guy hits that guy – POW! probably like through middle school was
like my most fervent years Jim Lee and Rob Liefeld Marvel and then starting
image to like that whole era of mass which was a dope era of comics pouches
no ankles zero feet maybe but now that like you know Jim is my boss at do you
yes I just saw his D did a variant cover of me as just say I was like what is
life right now just writing you and Jim Lee’s our boss he’s writing you it’s all
so surreal and like you know it doesn’t really sink in I was a big Marvel kid I
was super into x-men x-force x-factor all of the exes loved gambit he was my
favorite of the x-men all of my other buddies want to be Wolverine all the
time when I say I want to be Wolverine I mean like when you’re about 12 years old
and you’re still running around like full-force pretending to be these
characters but and I was always like Cage omens like throwing you know charge
cards and Deadpool actually was my favorite character basically Snake Eyes
but with like a really cool fun personality and Rob like I think the
first time I went sending your comic-con be abundant and I was a total fan no I
do Ryan Reynolds’s gets perfect yeah he did such a great job they fixed it we
solved the problem he was unsewn problem and he didn’t have
katanas coming out of his arms and shooting Cyclops laser eyes morph from
animated series for no reason they kill morph and they killed Deadpool by Wagner
I totally forgot about more dark times you guys well this moment brought to you
by more if we thank you let’s go talk about some modern-day stuff let’s do it so now in the modern day you are playing
Billy Batson Shazam you are an actual superhero how has life changed directly
to you getting the role was an incredible experience just that it’s a
complete dream come true and not just the kid in me that always wanted to be a
superhero but the actor in me that knew you know these are types of movies we
can make now Mike really well and though it was super dreamy to get to play
Fandral in the Thor franchise that was a supporting character that didn’t really
have that much to do so grateful to have been able to be a part of that but
always hoped and believed that I could be my own superhero right you know and
so to get to be the titular character of this franchise hopefully you know bring
honor to it and all the fans for many many years past when Captain Marvel fans
all the way to – Azam fans and you know that’s all super super cool and surreal
you mentioned being like a like an inner child getting to come to play and like
the living in that world was there a moment on set where you realized you
were more like Shazam than you thought I wasn’t aware of Shazam when I was
growing up as a kid I when I read the script and I researched the character I
realized this is entirely me this is I have always been a man child a lot of
other actors kind of get the short end of the stick because you know Jason
Momoa and Ben Affleck you know these guys when they get these roles they
gotta be out of their mind excited but then they have to play it real cool and
chill I didn’t have to do that at all I get to show up and set in my super suit
me like what are we doing come on let’s go save the world
I mean that is so fun to be able to allow the kid in you to let it him be
that kid I have always really genuinely tried to have an optimism and a lust for
life and an openness in that and and a love toward people and I think those are
huge parts of the character the heart of its wide Billy is chosen a sure
definitely has you know a little bit of like kind of fun attitude and stuff but
he’s got such a big heart so you can’t hide it for the viewers comics you’d recommend
as a gateway drug like what is the first thing you’d like come to your mind you’d
recommend for someone else to dive into if they’ve never touched a comma
honestly what’s cool like you know like that Silver Age kind of stuff was was
really innocent and still had a tremendous sense of wonder if you really
want something that’s got much more in-depth storytelling I would start in
graphic novels and like a why the last man I think that’s actually a really
good intellectual stimulation of getting into a deep story with mythology and all
this stuff and it’s so include it’s so intense and inclusive you just yeah oh
yeah in a tickle so many of our tastes as you know anything post-apocalyptic
I’m yeah like let’s go what is your take on them on the apocalypse and whatever I
want it in my ear holes in eyeballs and there’s a monkey and and there’s a
monkey iCIMOD oh good well that’s why we’re here we’re gonna check out some
comics of our own right now so you have evidence some stuff let’s check them out this book I recommend almost everyone
this is Edie the score who’s a cartoonist and it retails all of the
Silver Age and Golden Age and the classic stuff and he tweaks the
mythology so this is a complete retelling so this is ten years of coming
from the onset of x-men almost through Phoenix from one man’s mind that’s super
cool okay cool Huck is effectively the boy scout of heroes but he doesn’t know
what his powers are and he’s just trying to figure it out and the whole book I
mean there’s a lot he’s a giant dude trying to figure out what his life is
the innocence of Superman the innocence of Shazam but a completely new mythology
and moyen that spells hook he looks like the guy in the sand
it looks like Dawber from coach who was in the stand with Gary Sinise and he
said mo o n guys it’s a deep cut over over stacks on stacks so holding your
lobster so Batman had a resurgence with the new 52 so Scott Snyder has this
insane book called the court of owls this takes place before most the
Batman’s we know it is a very young Bruce and the art is just staggering
yeah that’s real good and I love that the style is so
photorealistic but also still comics I ya know it’s it’s a cool like slightly
heightened but but still real yeah so Scott Snyder really reinvented Batman in
a way that didn’t hurt any other follow me very cool very hard areas very
difficult 70 years here’s a new please to everyone
that’s not possible loves you while in the world of Batman do you know the
painter Lieber man so he I’m gonna open this I’m gonna do a cardinal sin at a
comic store guys I’m sorry world his work is frame by frame painting and
then in fin a comic book style so the way he goes into art is he thinks a bit
like a painter but it’s it’s drawing with ink and pen like we’re used to
occur but that translates into like this very splotchy more aggressive line work
and I think that really translates to a Batman Joker story so you’ve never read
Batman this is a great place to start viewers of this show might catch on that
this will be a book I recommended nearly every time Deadpool Spidey
so the 90s Deadpool is I think a high bar for a type of comedy search I think
that 6t spider-man is a high bar right I’ve never seen them written together
where they didn’t sound like a similar character Joe Kelly who took over in the
90s for double he’s the one that gave him the multiple personalities he’s the
one that like branched out to feel crazy came back to Deadpool and he writes
spider-man like spider-man and Deadpool like
Deadpool and you could close your eyes and hear their voices it’s it’s
incredible already you can’t really close your eyes and hear their voices
because in order to hear their voices you have to read we’re in college but
the art style is Ed McGuinness who helped bring Deadpool to the limelight
and then so it’s two og graders coming back to Deadpool and it’s a team-up book
that doesn’t feel like it’s pandering Spidey Deadpool Volume one highly
recommend it so I personally am a go every Wednesday pick up floppies at the
store kind of guy because I love the individual comic feel lap this is
immortal Hulk this is a horror comic a heartache of the Hulk it’s a full-bore
full terror full Stephen King version of the Hulk Banner finally loses it snaps
and tries to kill himself and he can’t because the other guy won’t let him and
he basically haunts him so it’s a psychological thriller with the art of a
horror comic what that deals with Banner just trying to be dead like that’s Hulk
Wow I think this book is so slept on and it’s such a different so that is what I
recommend for you shall we check out those go let’s do it do it so this is
our beautiful stack of the week awesome what do you think a lot of good things
I’m very excited we’re it’ll hook right on top super-good tried to make classic
and modern and DC Marvel big houses and Mindy’s oh yeah I hope we introduce you to something new
here thanks for shopping with us appreciate it
I’m cor John drove this has been comic book shopping I’d like to thank Golden
Apple for having us I’d like things Zachary Levi for joining us and I found
out today that Shazam likes Deadpool comics that made me very happy and of
course I would like as ever to thank comic books for existing thanks guys