Billy Batson is hunched in a foetal position in a dark, windowless room, furnished with only a mattress. His eyes are wide open, pupils dilated.
Sha – Sha – Sha –
The memory haunting Billy Batison:
Brilliant, yellow light, crackling with the magical energy of Shazam.
Once upon a time, a radiance that encapsulated Captain Marvel’s greatness.
Now, it represents something else, something horrifying.
Within the yellow, crackling luminosity, are several skeletons, the skin grotesquely burned from their bodies.
On Billy’s wide, dilated eyes.
Sha – sha – sha –
Dr Thaddeus Sivana watches Billy from transparent shielding built into the door.
Sha – Sha – Sha
Tsk tsk tsk.
There are some things children shouldn’t see.
Dr. Sivana back's is to us as he walks down a hallway, towards the exit – towards whatever maniacal plot he’s got planned next.
NEXT: Fractured Mind, Fractured Magic!