Mayo “SEN” Naito to Create Back-Up Strip in New Shazam Comic

Mayo “SEN” Naito is a Japanese comic creator who is also a massive fan of Captain Marvel/Shazam. She posts a lot of fan art featuring Captain Marvel and the Marvel family — and is really rather good at it.

It seems that at Warner Bros. offices she met Geoff Johns, as part of her involvement with DC Zoom – she drew this preview image for the line.

And she drew Captain Marvel on his wall. It may have made an impression on the then-CCO of DC Comics and now writing the upcoming Shazam comic starting in November drawn by Dale Eaglesham.

But Dale won’t be the only artist working on the book. Geoff seems to have liked SEN’s work sufficiently that she has been hired to draw a back-up strip in the comic, starting with #1 in November.

Here’s the solicitation.

written by GEOFF JOHNS
art and cover by DALE EAGLESHAM
backup story art by SEN
variant cover by GARY FRANK
blank variant cover available
The superstar team of writer Geoff Johns and artist Dale Eaglesham reunite to launch the first all-new SHAZAM! monthly title set in the DC Universe in almost 20 years! (What took you guys so long?!)
Teenager turned super-hero Billy Batson struggles to balance school and superheroics! (Guess which one is more fun?) But when Shazam unlocks a shocking secret deep within the Rock of Eternity, it challenges everything he knows about the worlds of magic and his family’s future as its champions! Also, witness the bizarre team-up of Dr. Sivana and Mr. Mind as they set off to build a society all their own! Don’t miss the start of an epic run in the making as “Shazam and the Seven Realms” begins!
ON SALE 11.21.18 $4.99 US | 40 PAGES | FC RATED T

Errata: Originally this piece credited SEN for art on the upcoming DC Zoom Superman Klan comic, rather than Gurihiru, apologies and thanks to CaptainY1 for pointing out the error. 

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