The two powerful members of their own respective rogues' gallery are tighter than two peas in a pod... meaning they're best buddies. [27], Instead of retrying the case, however, Fawcett settled with National out of court. book the subtitle The Original Captain Marvel, but a cease and desist letter from Marvel Comics forced them to change the subtitle to The World's Mightiest Mortal, starting with Shazam! King Kull has caused Superman to go mad using red kryptonite, compelling Marvel to battle him at first and subsequently restore Superman's mind with the help of lightning. 4) #14–16 (2016),[73] and Black Adam appeared in Dark Nights: Metal #4–5 (2017) to battle Wonder Woman. [22], With Bill Parker having been drafted into World War II, chief writing duties on the Captain Marvel-related comics stories went to Otto Binder by 1942. The nuclear blast still kills a large number of heroes, but does cool the war-like attitudes of the survivors. Lee reimagined the original Shazam! Geoff Johns and Gary Frank, the team behind the New York Times #1 best-selling graphic novel Batman: Earth One, unite to re-invent Captain Marvel as a part of DC Comics' The New 52. In contrast to Captain Marvel's perceived innocence and goodness, Marbles is greedy and money-grubbing, and a master criminal. Fury of the Gods3 is an upcoming 2023 superhero film that is currently in development.1 The film is a sequel to Shazam! Now, only a few members of the Crime Syndicate remain after fleeing from their Earth to ours. [171] In early 2017, New Line and Johnson decided to split the Shazam! Whiz Comics #2 (cover-dated Feb. 1940) was published in late 1939. 1K Favourites. Beginning in 1985, Moore's black-and-white serialized adventures were reprinted in color by Eclipse Comics under the new title Miracleman (as Marvel Comics objected to the use of "Marvel" in the title), and continued publication in the United States after Warrior's demise. Marbles' magic word is "SHAZOOM", which stands for Strength, Health, Aptitude, Zeal, Ox (power of), Ox (power of another), and Money. [57], In 2011, DC Comics relaunched their entire comic book lineup, creating The New 52 lineup of comics. #1 (Feb. 1973). Prime Earth's Lex Luthor and his team sneak in to the Justice League Watchtower where the Syndicate has Alexander hostage, and remove the duct tape over his mouth, allowing Alexander to speak the magic word "Mazahs!" The first members of the family, introduced in Whiz Comics #21 (Sept. 1941) and used sparingly afterwards, were the Lieutenant Marvels: three other boys from various parts of the United States who are also named "Billy Batson" and discover that, if they all say "Shazam!" This hopelessly corrupted world was thus ruled by the sadistic, unstoppable Crime Syndicate, twisted counterparts to the Justice League. Directed by David F. Sandberg and written by Henry Gayden, the film stars Zachary Levi as Shazam!,[173] Mark Strong as Doctor Sivana, Asher Angel as Billy Batson,[174] Jack Dylan Grazer as Freddy Freeman,[175] and Djimon Hounsou as the Wizard Shazam. Taps 'Andi Mack' Star Asher Angel To Play Billy Batson", "DC's Shazam! It did take a bit of guile on Adam's part since he also joined the Injustice Society around the same time he joined the JSA. series, a more traditional version of Tawny is a resident of The Wildlands, a magical realm inhabited by anthropomorphic animals. Beck, Bill Parker. title in 1999, the Marvel Family has made appearances in a number of other DC comic books. [31][39] Because Marvel Comics had by this time established Captain Marvel as a comic book trademark for their own character, created and first published in 1967, DC published their book under the name Shazam! "Return of the World's Mightiest Mortal". [80], Whiz Comics #2 (Feb. 1940) introduces William Joseph "Billy" Batson,[81] a homeless 12-year-old (later 14-year-old) newsboy[82] who sleeps in the subway station of his home city (originally New York City;[83] later referred to in DC publications as Fawcett City[84]). In 2009, Marvel Comics obtained the rights to the original 1950s Marvelman characters and stories, and later purchased the rights to the 1980s version and those reprints in 2013. Then came Adam and the Sinestro Corps who were also concerned with Ultraman's superiority. Thankfully, Shazam and Zatanna managed to stop Black Adam and even temporarily stripped him of his powers. in unison to become an alternate version of Captain Marvel named Captain Thunder. and it will be the thirteenth installment in the DC Extended Universe. Consequently, the book was renamed Whiz Comics, and Fawcett artist Pete Costanza suggested changing Captain Thunder's name to "Captain Marvelous", which the editors shortened to "Captain Marvel". [152] Art Baltazar and Franco Aureliani, of Tiny Titans, took over as writers with issue #5, with Byron Vaughns as main artist until issue #13, when Mike Norton assumed his place for the remainder of the series. [180] A sequel is in development, with the cast, Sandberg, and Gayden set to return. He's baaaaaaack! [163], In the early Fawcett stories, Billy Batson and Captain Marvel had a sidekick named Steamboat, an African-American valet character who was removed from the comics by 1945 because of protests over racial stereotyping. Download skin now! She and her teammates are ultimately killed by an army of Omni Mind And Community (OMACs).[154]. Besides penning stories featuring his creations Ibis the Invincible, Spy Smasher, Golden Arrow, Lance O'Casey, Scoop Smith, and Dan Dare for the new book, Parker also wrote a story about a team of six superheroes. On June 16, 1972, DC entered into an agreement with Fawcett to license the Captain Marvel and Marvel Family characters. Sometimes he's actually good! RELATED: 10 Shazam Gifts To Get Any DC Fan Before The Movie. #15 (December 1974). Not Adam and Sinestro, though. [4][31] Fawcett shut down its comics division in the autumn of 1953 and fired its comic book staff. The two scheme to make money and score beer with Shazam's new powers, but Shazam is instead led to crime scenes where he is needed as a hero. To Adam, memories of Kahndaq's dictators were still fresh. [58] While the continuity would be altered again by the conclusion of the story, creating the "New 52" multiverse, the three new Shazam! He had to flee and recover from having his jaw broken by the evil Kryptonian clone. The National lawsuit was not the only problem Fawcett faced in regard to Captain Marvel. [139], Since the 2011 reboot, Shazam's powers have been slightly altered. Despite liberating his people and giving them better opportunities to be alive when compared to their former oppressors, Adam was still a tyrannical ruler. One could view it as poetic justice… if Earth-3 cared about poetry. The remaining 11 issues of that run contained reprints, with Shazam! So, in order to understand Black Adam's motivations, we have laid out some of his most evil deeds alongside his most heroic ones. [7] The Shazam! : The New Beginning. The 2019 New Line Cinema/Warner Bros. film Shazam! Black Adam became a main character in Geoff Johns' and David S. Goyer's JSA series, which depicted the latest adventures of the world's first superhero team, the Justice Society of America, with Captain Marvel also briefly joining the team to keep an eye on his old nemesis. Here are the two dimensions of Black Adam. New takes on the classic Fawcett versions of Captain Marvel and the Marvel Family appeared in Grant Morrison's 2014 miniseries The Multiversity (which takes place on the parallel world of Earth-5)[71] and in a 2015 spin-off to the Convergence crossover event, Convergence: Shazam! [41] This version of the character, to be an inhabitant of DC's main Earth-One universe, rather than the Fawcett-based Earth-S universe, would have featured an African-American version of Billy Batson named "Willie Fawcett" (as in the 1974 story), who spoke the magic word "Shazam!" So, upon the act of transforming and just as Aman yelled "Shazam," Adam killed him. Can you? Shazam! Let's not forget the most obvious reason why Black Adam is still a bad guy: Shazam or Billy Batson. They are: Eugene Choi, who possesses the wisdom of Solomon; Pedro Peña, who possesses the strength of Hercules; Mary Batson, Freddy Freeman and Billy Batson, who possess the stamina of Atlas, the power of Zeus, and the courage of Achilles, respectively; and Darla Dudley who possesses the speed of Mercury. [28] Fawcett tried to revive the popularity of its Captain Marvel series in the early 1950s by introducing elements of the horror comics trend that had gained popularity at the time. [82] Captain Marvel Adventures #18 (Dec. 1942) introduced Billy and Freddy to Mary Bromfield, a rich girl who turns out to be Billy's long-lost twin sister. Captain Marvel and/or Billy Batson made brief "cameo" appearances in two 1990s TV series. According to Boyar's faint memories in a 2011 interview, the show was initially produced in New York but after about a month relocated to Chicago; no further details about the show or transcripts of it survived. He's shown this even when he had to massacre the Kahndaqi soldiers who stood against him when he took over. This page was last edited on 16 January 2021, at 08:11. For Earth-3, that day finally arrived as the entire world was eliminated by an even larger instrument of devastation—the Anti-Monitor. From his humble and oppressed beginning as a slave (in the new 52 version, which is what Dwayne Johnson's Adam will follow), Black Adam rose up; he became a liberator, murderer, superhero, and supervillain all interchangeably. ongoing series features Billy, now 14,[96] meeting his long-lost sister Mary and best friend Freddy Freeman[97] and establishing the Marvel Family as in the Fawcett comics. Adam's lust for war began when the Four Horsemen of Apokolips planned to assassinate him and his wife, Isis. Earth Philadelphia The Vasquez Foster Home Solicitation: “Shazam and the Seven Magic Lands” continues as the shocking new member of the Shazam family is revealed! [12], Fawcett Comics' executive director Ralph Daigh decided it would be best to combine the team of six into one hero who would embody all six powers. "Make Way for Captain Thunder" was written by Elliot S! animated TV series. M! Black Adam is a complex character-- sometimes even more so than his goody-two-shoes counterpart, Shazam. 77 Comments. 2) #30 through #50[69] from 2014 through 2016, and also in a one-shot spinoff titled Justice League: The Darkseid War: Shazam (cover-dated January 2016). Hamerlinck, P.C. Nevertheless, the next issue was the last one, though the feature was kept alive in a back-up position in the Dollar Comics-formatted run of World's Finest Comics (from #253, October/November 1978, to #282, August 1982, skipping only #271, which featured a full-length origin of the Superman-Batman team story). ongoing series. [49] Roy Thomas, a veteran comic book writer and editor, had been lured from Marvel Comics to DC in 1981 with the specific contractual obligation that he would become the main writer of Shazam! Shazam! [169], Following DC's acquisition of the property, development of a Shazam! [7], The Shazam! [41] Thomas departed DC in 1989, not long after his removal from the Shazam! In vivid color, Billy Batson features 11 points of articulation, a real cloth cape, and detailed comic styling that brings this perennially favorite DC superhero to life. They gave an old supervillain another dimension and even set him up with an anti-hero template. [161] He is freed by Ares to join the Regime in combating the Amazon army and Greek gods, but just when they seem to be winning Zeus strips him of his powers, reverting him to Billy permanently. In Year One he, like the Flash, is somewhat skeptical of Superman's intentions, as his actions are often immoral. Shazam entered the cafeteria of the Watchtower. Captain Marvel Jr., the alter-ego of disabled newsboy Freddy Freeman, debuted in Whiz Comics #25 (1941). He'll even kill those who annoy him without any remorse or hesitation. [41], Other attempts at reviving Shazam! Gifting Billy with the power to transform into Captain Marvel, Shazam died when a large granite rock fell over him. Captain Marvel, and often the Marvel Family, also co-starred with Superman in several issues of DC Comics Presents written by Roy Thomas. [148] Following The New 52 Multiverse reboot, Earth-5 remains a Fawcett Comics–inspired setting, and is spotlighted in the comic book The Multiversity: Thunderworld #1 (Feb 2015), a modernized take on the classic Fawcett Captain Marvel stories from writer Grant Morrison and artist Cameron Stewart.[149][150]. Pedro's pet tiger Tawny also transforms into a more powerful version of himself via the magic lightning. story written by Eric Wallace, in which the still-powerless Billy and Mary help Freddy/Shazam in a battle with the demoness Blaze. Trials of Shazam! The letters in the name Shazam each represent a specific superhuman ability: In classic stories, simply saying the word "Shazam!" He is the alter ego of Billy Batson, a boy who, by speaking the magic word "SHAZAM!" [98] The Marvels' home base of Fawcett City is depicted as a city full of old-fashioned traditions and architecture, later establishing that the Wizard Shazam placed a spell on the city (broken in later issues) that slowed time to a crawl in 1955. The boy's name is Billy Marvel, and he and Zubin are made honorary captains in the US Peace Corps by an Ambassador named Batson, making the boy "Captain Marvel.". In his new origin story, Billy Batson is a moody and troubled 15-year-old foster child living in Philadelphia who has gone through several foster homes. [41] Ordway both wrote and illustrated the graphic novel, titled The Power of Shazam!, which was released in 1994. : The Return of Black Adam, "The World's Mightiest Mortal and Big Red Cheese", "An Oral History of CAPTAIN MARVEL: The Lost Years, pt. [106] Although he had contemplated running away, Billy decides to stay with his new family, having learned to be a better and more open person. This production made Captain Marvel the first superhero to be depicted in film. Adam made Kahndaq his own, just as he had planned after getting his powers in back in ancient times. Shazam! Plus, avoiding the Hulk just makes him madder, which just makes him stronger. Gifting Billy with the power to transform into Captain Marvel, Shazam died when a large granite rock fell over him. [19] In addition, Fawcett took several of the elements that had made Superman the first popular comic book superhero (super-strength and speed, science-fiction stories, a mild-mannered reporter alter ego) and incorporated them into Captain Marvel. [29], Feeling that this decline in the popularity of superhero comics meant that it was no longer worth continuing the fight,[30] Fawcett agreed on August 14, 1953 to permanently cease publication of comics with the Captain Marvel-related characters and to pay National $400,000 in damages. As per DC's agreement with Fawcett, DC paid Fawcett—and after 1977, its successor CBS Publishing—a licensing fee per issue, per page for each of the Fawcett characters who appeared, either in Shazam! Watch full episodes of Beat Shazam and more of your favorite shows at FOX.com now! Superduperman defeats Marbles by tricking him into hitting himself. In fact, Adam at least the old one before the New 52 reboot, showed no qualms about cannibalizing his own men to stay alive during his trek to the Himalayas in order to resurrect his dead wife, Isis. [60] The feature, written by Geoff Johns and drawn by Gary Frank, introduces Billy Batson and his supporting cast into the new DC Universe. Several issues of Captain Marvel Adventures included a blurb on their covers proclaiming the series the "Largest Circulation of Any Comic Magazine". With this four-issue miniseries, writers Roy and Dann Thomas and artist Tom Mandrake attempted to re-launch the Captain Marvel mythos and bring the wizard Shazam, Dr. Sivana, Uncle Dudley, and Black Adam into the modern DC Universe with an altered origin story. The DCEU film was not shot in … Superman/Shazam! Eventually, Zeus is forced to return Billy's power after the Highfather of New Genesis intervenes in the conflict. Shortly after its printing, however, Fawcett found it could not trademark "Captain Thunder", "Flash Comics", or "Thrill Comics", because all three names were already in use. Billy can divide the Shazam powers among the Marvel family. ", each possess one of the six attributes of the power of Shazam, and must say the magic word together to become Captain Thunder. It's not uncommon to see supervillains banding together in their own dark version of the Justice League. Earth-S Lives On board at the Five Earths Forum. Shazam! Batson returns to attempt to re-connect with his son. As such, the annals of Justice Society of America forever now has Black Adam in its roster or former members, if you will. Art by C. C. Beck, Pete Costanza, Marc Swayze, Mac Raboy, Stories by Bill Parker, Ed Herron, and others. No one’s seen Billy Batson in years-not since the incident known as the Final Battle of Titans Island. [36] Marvel Comics subsequently created their own character named Captain Marvel in 1967, and Myron Fass sued Marvel for trademark infringement. The New Beginning and the Action Comics Weekly story apocryphal while Marvel's appearances in Legends and Justice League still counted as part of the continuity.[53]. Right after this, he encountered different Justice League teams during 2013's TRINITY WAR event. The wizard explains that Billy was chosen due to his misfortune: he had been thrown out by a greedy uncle who stole his inheritance following the deaths of his parents (later retellings of the origin would also note that Billy was chosen for being "pure of heart"). He finally creates a Superman robot made of a super-steel to destroy Captain Marvel. As part of the redesign, Captain Marvel received a new costume designed by Frank with a long cloak and hood. He had a young human ward named Billy Baxton. (which takes place on the parallel world of Earth-S). At one point, he has fought for the good guys. [107][108] Following the successful defeat of the Crime Syndicate, Shazam is inducted into the League. If any product you are ordering is intended for a child please assume all of the following warnings may apply to that product: Even when new and more modern faces replaced monarchs, it was more or less the same oppression in Adam's eyes. Power of Hope, written by Paul Dini and painted by Alex Ross.[55]. In 1973 DC brought back one of the most beloved superheroes of all time: Shazam! #14", "Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Five Chapter 21 Review", "The Many Deaths of Injustice: Gods Among Us", "DC's Marvel Family Just Got Its Weirdest Member Back", "Trying to Fly Without a Crimson Cape: The Beginning of the End", "It's Official – New Line Cinema is Dead! We both figured at that time that Captain Marvel was a thing of the past...He was colored differently – green instead of red, I think. A! Captain Thunder, whose name was derived from Captain Marvel's original moniker, was a thinly veiled pastiche of Marvel—down to his similar costume, his young alter ego named "Willie Fawcett" (a reference to Fawcett Comics), and a magic word ("Thunder! [59], Mazahs is a corrupted alternate-universe version of Shazam, introduced in the 2013–14 Forever Evil DC Comics crossover event series written by Geoff Johns. In 1973 DC brought back one of the most beloved superheroes of all time: Shazam! Billy has instant access to a vast amount of scholarly knowledge. A! Artist C. C. Beck and writer Bill Parker created the character in 1939. #14, by Geoff Johns, Dale Eaglesham, Scott Kolins, Mike Atiyeh and Rob Leigh, on sale now.. transformed Billy into Captain Marvel/Shazam and back again;[129] this extended to accidental utterances, recorded playbacks, and so forth. While publishing its Shazam! In 52 #52 (May 2, 2007), a new Multiverse is revealed, originally consisting of 52 identical realities, one of which is designated Earth-5. [153] Kunkel's version returns to the modern concept of having Captain Marvel retain Billy's personality, and also introduces new versions of Black Adam (whose alter ego, Theo Adam, is a child like Billy Batson in this version), King Kull, the Arson Fiend, and Freddy Freeman/Captain Marvel Jr. A female version of Captain Marvel is shown as a member of an alternate-future Justice League in Justice League: Generation Lost, a 2010 comics maxiseries written by Judd Winick and Keith Giffen. [164] From 1947 forward, Billy/Marvel's sidekick was Mr. Tawky Tawny, an anthropomorphic talking tiger who works as a museum curator.[165]. Shazam is an ancient sorcerer and the keeper of the Rock of Eternity. Captain Marvel was a playable character alongside Superman (as the second player option) in the 1980s coin-op of Superman. The Marvel Family played an integral part in DC's 2005/2006 Infinite Crisis crossover, which began DC's efforts to retool the Shazam! Rogers is given the ability to transform into a large, winged being by saying the magic word "Shazam!" [17] Fawcett Publications' founder, Wilford H. Fawcett, was nicknamed "Captain Billy", which inspired the name "Billy Batson" as well as Marvel's title. The Shazam app can name any song in a couple of notes. Black Adam isn't exactly the most dependable anti-hero in DC. The new characters took over the numbering of the original Captain Marvel's United Kingdom series with issue number #25. With his parents in prison, Freddy Freeman came into the care of the Vasquez family, where he met his foster brother Billy Batson. Due to trademark conflicts over other characters named "Captain Marvel" owned by Marvel Comics,[5] DC has branded and marketed the character using the trademark Shazam! As a result, when he next speaks his word, he will cease to exist. Captain Marvel Adventures sold fourteen million copies in 1944,[21] and was at one point being published bi-weekly with a circulation of 1.3 million copies an issue. The 1970s adventures of Shazam--Now the star of his very own movie--are collected in color for the first time! Batson has become the brainwashed servant of Lex Luthor, who uses Mister Mind's mind-controlling worm offspring to keep him in check and bend him to his will. The first Post-Crisis appearance of Captain Marvel was in the 1986 Legends miniseries. The most notable change that the Thomases, Giffen, and DeMatteis introduced into the Captain Marvel mythos was that the personality of young Billy Batson is retained when he transforms into the Captain. But with the encouragement of his Elders, Captain Marvel escapes his imprisonment and saves Superman, who frees his doppelganger, and wakes Shazam, who removes Sivana's powers. Adam, not giving up on Isis, sought for ways to resurrect her. and the Justice Society of America characters. In about 1943, a radio serial of Captain Marvel was briefly broadcast (possibly by either Mutual or NBC) initially with Burt Boyar as Billy Batson. [32] Schaffenberger snuck an unauthorized cameo by Captain Marvel into a story in Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane #42 in 1963. If any product you are ordering is intended for a child please assume all of the following warnings may apply to that product: At times, he even tiptoes the line between anti-hero and supervillain. He even went as far as trying to murder Billy's family just to get it. In Year Five, Shazam's relationship with Harley is complicated when she confronts him about being in the Regime despite their growing tyranny. Before the kids can re-form Captain Thunder, Billy is stabbed by the Amazon Penthesileia and killed. Collected here for the first time ever is the series of back-ups that ran in the pages of Johns' critically acclaimed Justice League . and transform into his muscular, highly powerful alter-ego. Entertainment Earth, Inc. markets and sells products, including children's products, for purchase by adults 18 years and over. Dr. Sivana is Attorney General of the United States, and Mister Mind looks more like a snake than a caterpillar. The National Comics/Fawcett Comics rivalry was parodied in "Superduperman",[212] a satirical comic book story by Harvey Kurtzman and Wally Wood in the fourth issue of Mad (April/May 1953). The New 52 reboot of Shazam! In this version, Billy Batson is an adult who now matches the appearance of his superhero identity. Power of Shazam: In order to access the powers of Captain Marvel, Batson must invoke the name of the Wizard Shazam, thereby summoning the spells and energies of those extra-dimensional beings once known as "the gods on Earth". [54] That series reintroduced the Marvel Family and many of their allies and enemies into the modern-day DC Universe. fan Mayo "SEN" Naito, was published on December 5, 2018. To Black Adam, the ends justify the means. DC renamed the mainline version of the character as "Shazam!" show ended its network run, Captain Marvel (played by Garrett Craig) appeared as a character in a pair of low-budget, live-action comedy specials, produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions under the name Legends of the Superheroes in 1979. [9] IGN also ranked Captain Marvel as the 50th-greatest comic book hero of all time, stating that the character will always be an enduring reminder of a simpler time. fell victim to several publishing delays. Rob Lowe to Voice Captain Marvel in Young Justice", "SHAZAM! introduced the Shazam kids' foster parents, Victor and Rosa Vázquez.[102]. [104] Billy is saved only by mending his relationships with Freddy, Mary, Eugene, Pedro, and Darla. ", "DC RELAUNCH: Captain Marvel gets name change to Shazam! [85] As a spirit, the Wizard Shazam lives at the Rock of Eternity, a bicone-shaped rock formation situated at the nexus of time and space. This short-lived Captain Marvel was credited in the comic as being "based on a character created by Carl Burgos". story by writer Gerry Conway and artists Rich Buckler and Dick Giordano.[47][48]. 1 History 2 Paraphernalia 3 Notes 4 Trivia 5 See Also 6 Links and References 6.1 Footnotes The first team was founded when Captain Marvel of Earth-S first worked with his allies, the Lieutenant Marvels. save hide report. [86] So, in Black Adam fashion, he overdid it. H! 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