Captain Marvel

Captain marvel DC

Real Name
Billy Batson
First Appearance
Whiz Comics #2 (February, 1940)
C. C. Beck, Bill Parker
Team Affliations
The Marvel Family, The Justice League, The Justice Society of America, The Squadron of Justice, Justice League Unlimited (animation only)
SHAZAM (recent), Captain Thunder, Marvel, Black Billy
Base of Operations
Fawcett City, New York City [Earth-s}
Super-strength, speed and stamina, Physical and magical invulnerability, Flight, vast wisdom and enhanced intellect, Control over and emission of magic lightning
Skills and Abilities
Fighting Experience, Reporting experience
Tools and Weapons

Billy Batson is the first superhero named Captain Marvel created by Fawcett Comics and is currently a part of the DC Universe.


Billy Batson was an orphan who was chosen by the wizard Shazam to use the power of the gods to fight evil. Now, when he says SHAZAM, Billy turns from a young boy to an adult superhero named Captain Marvel.


Fawcett ComicsEdit

Billy Batson was born in 1930 in New York City, born to Merrill and Jocelyn Batson. When Billy was still 6 months old, Merrill and Jocelyn tragically died in a car accident. Billy was sent to live with his heartless uncle, Ebenezer Batson, but eventually he sent Billy out to live on the streets, forcing the child to survive on his own. By about 1940, he had become a newsboy in order to pay for food.

One evening while selling papers, Billy was guided into the subway by a mysterious stranger. He entered a strange, driverless subway car with drove into an underground cave that contained giant statues labeled the Seven Deadly Enemies of Man (Laziness, Hatred, Pride, Envy, Greed, Selfishness, and Injustice). He then met the mysterious man, an old wizard named Shazam, sitting on a throne under an enourmous boulder held only by a tiny thread. Shazam revealed that this was his lair, the Rock of Eternity, and that he had been watching Billy's hardships as an orphan. He also revealed the name of 6 mythical figures next to his throne: Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles and Mercury. Shazam told Billy that because of his goodness and determination that he was chosen to become the world's champion with each of these "mythical elders" granting him a signicant aspect of their beings. Shazam told Billy that he need only speak Shazam's name to become such a champion.

Billy did just that and was struck by lightning, which transformed him into a muscular adult. Shazam then dubbed the boy Captain Marvel and saluted him, but only moments after, the thread holding the boulder above Shazam snapped, causing the boulder to crush Shazam.  However, Shazam's spirit arose and promised Captain Marvel that he would always be available should he need guidance in the Rock of Eternity, should it be needed.

From then on, Billy Batson used his superhero identity to fight crime, turning into Captain Marvel by saying "Shazam!" when trouble arose.

TV ShowsEdit

He appeared in Justice League, Justice League Unlimited, Batman the Brave and the Bold, and Young Justice. Later on he became a hero helping his city and the world where he joined the Justice League and one time he beat Superman in a fight taking place in Lex Luthor's city after that he quit the Justice League of America. But eventually joined back he also took care of the Young Justice team.


He can turn into a grown man superhero. In this form he possess the wisdom of Solomon, the strength of Hercules, the stamina of Atlas, the power of Zeus, the courage of Achilles and the Speed of Mercury.

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