Judd Winick’s take on the Big Red Cheese gets some press thanks to Scripps Howard News Service:
“Come on! People call him ‘The Big Red Cheese,’ ” comic-book writer Judd Winick said. “Even Aquaman doesn’t have a disparaging nickname.”
Nevertheless, when Winick started writing for DC Comics years ago, his goal was to tackle one of the oldest franchises in comics: Captain Marvel.
And now he’s getting his chance with “The Trials of Shazam,” a 12-part miniseries that sets out to redefine the character for a new generation of readers. “Trials” has been a hit for DC Comics so far.
The redefining includes a new costume, a different purpose and, DC hopes, more prestige.
They even managed to find someone to quote who likes the new take on the character. A preview of the fourth issue is up over at the mothership, along with a preview of the first issue of Jeff Smith’s long-awaited Shazam! mini-series.