Billy's Whiz comics origin is the best according to me, there Billy was actually a kind and pure hearted child and not someone who got selected just because there was no other choice or because of convincing the wizard that all people are bad and very few truly good people actually remain on earth
Why do people choose the new 52 origin instead of post crisis?
I choose the origin where Billy is kind and pure hearted child who the wizard chosen and not a bitter and troubled foster child who got selected by the wizard because there's no choice or anyone else to be earth's champion.
Because that's the version they're most familiar with and which origin post-Crisis? There are two, and few people have read either. This poll in general is flawed.
@Rileyboy 2.0 maybe because I like him more there, He reminds of one of my best friends who was adopted
Are you talking about these two ?
The Golden Age one, Fawcett's one.
@Thegreatness05 Yeah. even though the first one was shelved early on. As much as I liked Power of Shazam, every other New Earth title was not kind to the Marvels.
Honestly, I’ve read both New Earth and Prime Earth’s origins, and I find PE’s to be more compelling. Billy is right: The idealistic, “pure” person that the Wizard was looking for is next to impossible to find. Flaws make characters feel human. Being without too many character flaws is why Barry Allen was shelved for two decades, for example. Flawed characters are more relatable, and character development is one of the building blocks of storytelling—if your character is too pure and can’t be developed, you can’t have that often instrumental element.