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 CAPTAIN MARVEL (Billy Batson)CHRONOLOGY 
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Captain Marvel (Billy Batson)
The Original Universe

CHRONOLOGY

Captain Marvel first appeared in (historical): Whiz Comics #2 (February 1940) [Fawcett]
(canonical): Power of Shazam! Graphic Novel (1994).

Below is the definitive list of appearances of Captain Marvel in chronological order. Flashback sequences or story entries will be followed by a [Flashback] note. Stories that for some reason are no longer part of current continuity will have a comment saying this in a note following the entry.

Follow the links for a complete index of the issue, including story and creator info as well as full character chronology and in some cases story synopses.

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Captain Marvel Chronology

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Power of Shazam! (1994): "The Power of Shazam"
Power of Shazam! #17 (August 1996): "Brotherhood" [Flashback]
Power of Shazam! #33 (December 1997): "Yeah -- This Is A Face Only A Mother Could Love..." [Flashback]
Legends #1 (November 1986): "Once Upon a Time...!"
Legends #2 (December 1986): "Breach of Faith!" [As Billy Batson]
Legends #3 (January 1987): "Send for... the Suicide Squad!" [As Billy Batson]
Legends #5 (March 1987): "Let Slip the Dogs of War"
Legends #6 (April 1987): "Finale!"
Justice League #1 (May 1987): "Born Again"
Justice League #2 (June 1987): "Make War No More!"
Justice League #3 (July 1987): "Meltdown"
Justice League #4 (August 1987): "Winning Hand"
Fury of Firestorm #63 (September 1987): "Rogue Hero"
Justice League #5 (September 1987): "Gray Life Gray Dreams"
Justice League #6 (October 1987): "Massacre in Gray"
Justice League International Vol. 1 #7 (November 1987): "Justice League... International!"
Adventures of Superman #442 (July 1988): "Power Play"
War of the Gods #1 (September 1991): "Hellfire's Web"
L.E.G.I.O.N. '91 #31 (September 1991): "Where Dreams End"
War of the Gods #3 (November 1991): "Casualties of War"
War of the Gods #4 (December 1991): "In the Beginning... There Was the End"
Superman Vol. 2 #65 (March 1992): [10] "Panic in the Sky! Second Strike: Head Man"
Adventures of Superman #488 (March 1992): [11] "Panic in the Sky! Third Strike: Counter Strike!"
Action Comics #675 (March 1992): [12] "Panic in the Sky! Fourth Strike: Divide and Conquer"
Superman: The Man of Steel #10 (April 1992): [13] "Panic in the Sky! Fifth Strike: Tidal Wave!"
Superman Vol. 2 #66 (April 1992): [14] "Panic in the Sky! Final Strike: Our Army at War"
Adventures of Superman #489 (April 1992): [15] "Panic in the Sky! Epilogue: Hail the Conquering Heroes"
Action Comics Annual #4 (1992): "Living Daylights"
Superman: The Man of Steel #20 (February 1993): [5] "Funeral for a Friend Part 3: Funeral Day"
Superman Vol. 2 #76 (February 1993): [6] "Funeral for a Friend Part 4: Metropolis Mailbag II"
Action Comics #690 (August 1993): [24] "Lies & Revelations"
Action Comics #692 (October 1993): [32] "And Who, Disguised as Clark Kent?"
Superman Vol. 2 #83 (November 1993): [34] "On the Edge"
Zero Hour: Crisis in Time #2 (September 1994): "Zero Hour"
Zero Hour: Crisis in Time #0 (September 1994): "Zero Hour"
Adventures of Superman #522 (April 1995): [15] "City of Hope" [Flashback]
Guy Gardner: Warrior #29 (March 1995): "It's My Party and I'll Fight If I Want To"
Power of Shazam! #1 (March 1995): "Things Change"
Power of Shazam! #2 (April 1995): "The Arson Fiend"
Power of Shazam! #3 (May 1995): "Lost And Found!"
Power of Shazam! #4 (June 1995): "Family Values"
Superman Vol. 2 #102 (July 1995): [26] "Trading Places"
Power of Shazam! #5 (July 1995): "Madame Libertine Strikes!"
Power of Shazam! #6 (August 1995): "The Return of Captain Nazi!"
Power of Shazam! #7 (September 1995): "The Balance of Power"
Power of Shazam! #8 (October 1995): "After the Fall..."
Power of Shazam! #9 (November 1995): "...The Power of Shazam!"
Underworld Unleashed #2 (early December 1995): "The Devil to Pay"
Underworld Unleashed #3 (late December 1995): "Seduction of the Innocent"
Power of Shazam! #11 (January 1996): "The Seven Deadly Enemies of Man"
Power of Shazam! #12 (February 1996): "End Game"
Power of Shazam! #13 (March 1996): "The Worm Turns"
Superman: The Man of Tomorrow #4 (spring 1996): [13] "...The World's Mightiest Mortals!"
Green Lantern Vol. 3 #72 (March 1996): "Hero Quest 2: Fawcett"
Power of Shazam! #14 (April 1996): "Chain Lightning"
Power of Shazam! #15 (June 1996): "Venus Rising"
Power of Shazam! #16 (July 1996): "And the Worms of Venus"
Power of Shazam! #17 (August 1996): "Brotherhood"
Power of Shazam! #18 (September 1996): "Sin"
Final Night #1 (November 1996): "Dusk"
Power of Shazam! #20 (November 1996): "Shelter From the Storm"
Legion of Super-Heroes Vol. 4 #86 (November 1996): "Heart of Iron"
Final Night #4 (November 1996): "The Final Knight"
Green Lantern Vol. 3 #81 (December 1996): "Funeral for a Hero"
Superman: The Wedding Album #1 (December 1996): [47] "The Wedding Album"
Power of Shazam! #21 (December 1996): "The Big Rubout"
Power of Shazam! #22 (January 1997): "Of Shadows and Fog..."
Power of Shazam! #23 (February 1997): "Child of the Atom"
Supergirl Plus #1 (1997): "Perceptions"
Power of Shazam! #24 (March 1997): "The Trail of the Scorpion"
Power of Shazam! #27 (June 1997): "The Tenants of Time"
Power of Shazam! #28 (July 1997): "Trouble Squared"
Power of Shazam! #29 (August 1997): "The Great Carlini"
Power of Shazam! #30 (September 1997): "The Lost Soul"
Power of Shazam! #31 (October 1997): "The Gods Must Be Crazy"
Genesis #1 (October 1997): "Resonance" [Appearance same as panels of Power of Shazam! #31]
Genesis #2 (October 1997): "Edge of Destruction"
Genesis #3 (October 1997): "Event Horizon"
Wonder Woman Vol. 2 #126 (October 1997): "Where Have All the Heroes Gone" [Note: In between panels of Genesis #3]
Genesis #4 (October 1997): "Last God Standing"
Power of Shazam! #32 (November 1997): "Windshear"
Power of Shazam! #33 (December 1997): "Yeah -- This Is A Face Only A Mother Could Love..."
Power of Shazam! #34 (January 1998): "With Friends Like These.."
Power of Shazam! #35 (February 1998): "Lightning and Stars, Part 2: Bite the Bullet!"
Starman Vol. 2 #39 (February 1998): "Lightning and Stars, Part 1: Sturm und Drang"
Starman Vol. 2 #40 (March 1998): "Lightning and Stars, Part 3"
Power of Shazam! #36 (March 1998): "Lightning and Stars, Part 4: Close Encounters"
Power of Shazam! #38 (May 1998): "The Monster Society of Evil!, Part 1"
Power of Shazam! #39 (June 1998): "The Monster Society of Evil, Part 2: Requital"
Power of Shazam! #40 (July 1998): "The Monster Society of Evil, Part 3: Fail Safe"
Power of Shazam! #41 (August 1998): "The Monster Society of Evil, Part 4: Death Warrant"
JLA: World Without Grown-Ups #1 (July 1998): "JLA: World Without Grown-Ups"
JLA: World Without Grown-Ups #2 (August 1998): "JLA: World Without Grown-Ups"
Power of Shazam! #42 (September 1998): "Status Quo"
Power of Shazam! #43 (October 1998): "Children of Thunder"
Power of Shazam! #44 (December 1998): "A Child of Thunder, A Child of Hate"
Power of Shazam! #45 (January 1999): "Friends in High Places"
Power of Shazam! #46 (February 1999): "Absolute Power"
Power of Shazam! #47 (March 1999): "Endgame"
JLA/Titans #1 (December 1998): "One of Ours"
JLA/Titans #2 (January 1999): "The Generation Gap"
JLA/Titans #3 (February 1999): "All in the Family"
JLA #28 (April 1999): "Crisis Times Five, Part 1"
JLA #29 (May 1999): "Crisis Times Five, Part 2: World Turned Upside Down..."
JLA #30 (June 1999): "Crisis Times Five, Part 3: Worlds Beyond"
JLA #31 (July 1999): "Crisis Times Five, Part 4: Gods & Monsters"
Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E. #3 (October 1999): "Bloodrush!" [As Billy Batson]
Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E. #4 (November 1999): "Waking the Dead!"
Day of Judgment #1 (November 1999): "The Summoning" [Note: In between panels of Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E #4]
Day of Judgment #2 (November 1999): "Lost Souls"
Day of Judgment #3 (November 1999): "Choosing Sides"
Day of Judgment #4 (November 1999): "The End of the World As We Know It"
Day of Judgment #5 (November 1999): "Soul Search"
JLA #39 (March 2000): "World War Three, Part 4"
JLA #41 (May 2000): "World War Three, Part 6: Mageddon"
Action Comics #768 (August 2000): [33] "O, Captain, My Captain"
Action Comics #782 (October 2001): [41] "Trial by Fire"
Impulse #78 (November 2001): "Losing the Impulse"
JSA #26 (September 2001): "Who Do You Trust?"
JSA #27 (October 2001): "Thunderstruck"
JSA #33 (April 2002): "Stealing Thunder Part 1: Wish Fulfillment"
JSA #34 (May 2002): "Stealing Thunder Part 2: Troublestruck"
JSA #35 (June 2002): "Stealing Thunder Part 3: Lightning Storm"
JSA #36 (July 2002): "Stealing Thunder Part 4: Time-Bound"
JSA #37 (August 2002): "Stealing Thunder Part 5: Crossing Over"
JSA #40 (November 2002): "...Do No Harm"
JSA #41 (December 2002): "The Unborn Hour"
JSA #42 (January 2003): "Paradox Play"
JSA #43 (February 2003): "Yesterday's War"
JSA #44 (March 2003): "The Tears of Ra"
JSA #45 (April 2003): "Princes of Darkness Prologue: Peacemakers"
JSA #46 (May 2003): "Princes of Darkness Part 1: Into the Valley"
JSA #47 (June 2003): "Princes of Darkness Part 2: Eclipse"
JSA #48 (July 2003): "Princes of Darkness Part 3: Enlightenment"
JSA #49 (August 2003): "Princes of Darkness Part 4: Army of Darkness"
JSA #50 (September 2003): "Princes of Darkness Part 5: The Last Light"
JSA #51 (October 2003): "Princes of Darkness Coda: Justice Eternity"
JSA #52 (November 2003): "Brand New Day"
JSA #54 (January 2004): "Virtue, Vice & Pumpkin Pie"
Hawkman Vol. 4 #23 (early March 2004): "Black Reign"
JSA #57 (late March 2004): "Black Reign"
Hawkman Vol. 4 #24 (late March 2004): "Black Reign"
JSA #58 (April 2004): "Black Reign"
Hawkman Vol. 4 #25 (April 2004): "Black Reign"
JSA #59 (May 2004): "Time and Time and Time Again"
Superman/Batman #13 (October 2004): "Supergirl from Krypton Part Six: Hero"
Identity Crisis #1 (August 2004): "Coffin"
Identity Crisis #5 (December 2004): "Father's Day"
Wonder Woman Vol. 2 #210 (January 2005): "Stoned Conclusion"
JLA #112 (May 2005): "Syndicate Rules Part Six: Divided"
JLA #113 (June 2005): "Syndicate Rules Part Seven: Worlds in the Balance"
Action Comics #826 (June 2005): "Lightning Strikes Twice"
Adventures of Superman #639 (June 2005): "Lightning Strikes Twice, Part 2"
Superman Vol. 2 #216 (June 2005): "Lightning Strikes Twice, Part 3"
JSA #73 (July 2005): "Black Vengeance, Part 1" [Pages 1-15]
Day of Vengeance #1 (June 2005): "One Last Drink at the End of Time"
JSA #73 (July 2005): "Black Vengeance, Part 1" [Pages 16-22]
JSA #74 (August 2005): "Black Vengeance, Part 2"
JSA #75 (September 2005): "Black Vengeance, Conclusion"
Day of Vengeance #2 (July 2005): "Some Enchantress Evening"
Day of Vengeance #3 (August 2005): "A Hot Night In Budapest"
Day of Vengeance #4 (September 2005): "Monkey Business"
Day of Vengeance #5 (October 2005): "The Particle Theory of Darkness"
JLA #120 (early December 2005): "Requiem for a League"
JSA #78 (December 2005): "Lost and Found Part One"
Day of Vengeance #6 (November 2005): "The Death of Magic"
Infinite Crisis #1 (December 2005): "DC Comics Presents Infinite Crisis"
Gotham Central #37 (January 2006): "Sunday Bloody Sunday"
Day of Vengeance: Infinite Crisis Special #1 (March 2006): "The Ninth Age of Magic"
52 #12 (September 2006): "Mighty"
52 #16 (October 2006): "Uhebbuki"
52 #43 (April 2007): "Family Matters"
52 #45 (May 2007): "Every Hour Wounds, The Last Kills"
World War III #1 (June 2007): "A Call to Arms"
World War III #2 (June 2007): "The Valiant"
World War III #4 (June 2007): "United We Stand"
52 #50 (June 2007): "World War III" [Appearance same as World War III #4]

ZZChronology Uncertain

It is currently uncertain where these stories fit into the character's internal chronology.

Action Comics #829 (September 2005): "Sacrifice, Part 2: End of Identity"
DC Versus Marvel / Marvel Versus DC #1 (February 1996): "Round One"
Marvel Versus DC / DC Versus Marvel #2 (March 1996): "Round Two"
Marvel Versus DC / DC Versus Marvel #3 (April 1996): "Round Three"
DC Versus Marvel / Marvel Versus DC #4 (May 1996): "Round Four"
Flash Vol. 2 #107 (November 1995): "Fade to Black!"
Flash Vol. 2 #162 (July 2000): "Magic Words"
JLA #58 (November 2001): "Dying Breath"
JLA #69 (early October 2002): "New Blood"
JLA/JSA Secret Files #1 (January 2003): "The Day Before"
JLA/JSA: Virtue & Vice (2003): [Virtue & Vice]
Sins of Youth: JLA Jr. #1 (May 2000): "You Gotta Be Kidding!"
Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E. #8 (March 2000): "Crisis in Blue Valley"
Superman/Batman #4 (January 2004): "The World's Finest Part Four: Battle On"
Titans/Young Justice: Graduation Day #3 (August 2003): "Part Three: Recessional"
Young Justice: Sins of Youth #1 (May 2000): "Justice For All"
Young Justice: Sins of Youth #2 (May 2000): "Sins of Youth: The Stunning Conclusion"
Young Justice: Sins of Youth Secret Files #1/2 (May 2000): "Crisis on Infantile Earths"