By the late s, Marvel Family comics were among the most popular in the industry, and the Marvel Family had expanded to include both non-superpowered characters Uncle Marvel and Freckles Marvel and even funny animals Hoppy the Marvel Bunny. By , all of these books had ceased publication, due to Superman publisher DC Comics ' lawsuit against Fawcett. In , DC licensed the rights to the Marvel Family characters, and began publishing them in a comic series titled Shazam!
Fawcett sold DC the rights to the characters in , by which time Shazam!
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DC retconned Captain Marvel in with their Legends miniseries, establishing him as a solo hero without a team. Following several attempts at relaunching the Shazam!
The OTHER Captain Marvel!
Captain Marvel Jr. The Shazam Family was reintroduced during DC Comics' continuity-altering Flashpoint miniseries in , as six kids who all spoke "Shazam! In the later company-wide " New 52 " reboot that followed Flashpoint , the Captain Marvel character was renamed "Shazam" and starred in a backup segment of the Justice League series second volume from to The "World's Mightiest Mortal", Captain Marvel is the superpowered alter-ego of Billy Batson, an orphaned boy who speaks the name of the wizard Shazam to become an adult superhero.
Billy has the powers of Solomon wisdom , Hercules strength , Atlas stamina , Zeus power , Achilles courage , and Mercury speed ; and served as the wizard Shazam's champion and herald. Billy chose to share his powers with his sister Mary and his friend Freddy Freeman, creating the Marvel Family. After the New 52 reboot of the DC characters, Billy Batson is a troubled foster child who has inherited the name, powers, and seat on the council of magic of the wizard Shazam.
As Shazam , Billy has powers and a red-uniformed appearance similar to the traditional version of Captain Marvel with the added ability to wield magic via the "living lightning" that powers him. In traditional Shazam! The Golden Age Mary Marvel remained a teenager in superhero form, while the modern version is transformed into an adult like her brother. She temporarily became a villain working for Darkseid and possessed by the New God Desaad. She shares Billy's secret, and by saying "Shazam!
In both the Golden Age and s versions of the Marvel Family, Billy's friend and classmate Freddy Freeman was attacked and left disabled by the supervillain Captain Nazi , and was given the power to become a Marvel to save his life. This created the odd problem that he could not identify himself without changing back to his regular form.
He was a member of the Teen Titans during the late s and later the Outsiders in the early s. The — Trials of Shazam! In current DC Comics continuity from on, Freddy Freeman now a blond teenager instead of the traditional black-haired youth, though still physically disabled is Billy Batson's foster brother, a pickpocket and trickster whose parents are in prison. He shares Billy's secret and by saying "Shazam! Eugene Choi is Billy Batson's foster brother, an intelligent, bookish teenager about his age of Asian descent with a love of technology and video games.
Introduced in the Flashpoint miniseries, Eugene can share Billy's power by saying "Shazam! Introduced in the Flashpoint miniseries, Pedro can share Billy's power by saying "Shazam! Introduced in the Flashpoint miniseries as a teenager the same age as the other kids , Darla can share Billy's power by saying "Shazam!
She is also unable to keep secrets which proved rather difficult to overcome. Rows: Columns:. Enter the URL for the tweet you want to embed. Creators Kurt Schaffenberger cover Otto Binder writer. Characters Billy Batson Dr.
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