Created by Bill Parker and C.C. Beck

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Captain Marvel (Billy Batson)
The Original Universe


Real Name: Billy Batson
Full Name: William Joseph Batson
Identity: Secret
Occupation: Newscaster and student
Citizenship: American
Marital Status: Single
Known Relatives: Clarence Charles Batson (father, deceased); Marilyn Batson (mother, deceased); Mary Batson (sister)
Base of Operation: Fawcett City, MN
Group Affiliation(s): Marvel Family; Justice League; JSA
Gender: Male
Height: 6'2" (as Captain Marvel); 5'4" (as Billy Batson)
Weight: 215 (as Captain Marvel); 110 (as Billy Batson)
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Black
First Appearance: Power of Shazam! Graphic Novel (1994)
First Appearance (historical): Whiz Comics #2 (February 1940) [Fawcett]
Creators: Bill Parker and C.C. Beck


Young Billy Batson was granted amazing powers by the wizard Shazam to fight evil in all its forms. Drawing power from ancient beings (Solomon's wisdom, Hercules' strength, Atlas' endurance, Zeus' power, Achilles' invulnerability and Mercury's speed) he has but to call Shazam's name to be transformed from a young teenager, reporter for WHIZ radio, to the mature and mighty Captain Marvel. Recently he discovered his sister, Mary, the two of them having been kept apart for many years, and has shared the power with both her and a friend, Freddy Freeman, who was injured at the hands of the evil Captain Nazi.

Captain Marvel is widely regarded as one of the purest, most upstanding heroes there is - his soul was certainly enough to send the demon Neron packing. He was recently a member of the JSA for a short time, where (as Billy), he began a relationship with Stargirl. However, the older heroes did not fully understand this relationship, and he left the group.


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For a definitive list of appearances of Captain Marvel in chronological order click here


DCU Heroes Secret Files #1 (February 1999)

JLA/JSA Secret Files #1 (January 2003)
JLA-Z #1 (November 2003)