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==In the Captain Marvel comic book franchise==* Shazam, formerly Captain Marvel, a Fawcett Comics and, later, DC Comics superhero* Shazam (wizard), the wizard who gives Captain Marvel and the Marvel Family their powers* Shazam (film), a 2019 American superhero film* Shazam! (TV series), a 1970s live-action television series based upon Captain Marvel's adventures* Shazam!, a comic book series about Captain Marvel published by DC Comics from 1973 to 1978.* Shazam! The Monster Society of Evil, a 2007 limited edition DC Comics series written by Jeff Smith* The Kid Super Power Hour with Shazam!, a 1980s Saturday morning cartoon about Captain Marvel and Family


Captain Marvel, also known as Shazam, is a fictional comic book superhero appearing in publications by American publisher DC Comics. Artist C. C. Beck and writer Bill Parker created the character in 1939. Captain Marvel first appeared in Whiz Comics #2 (cover-dated Feb. 1940), published by Fawcett Comics. He is the alter ego of Billy Batson, a boy who, by speaking the magic word "SHAZAM!" (acronym of six "immortal elders": Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles, and Mercury), can transform himself into a costumed adult with the powers of superhuman strength, speed, flight and other abilities. The character battles an extensive rogues' gallery, primarily archenemies Dr. Sivana, Mister Mind, and Black Adam.