History ComicBook / SHAZAM

17th Jun '18 12:40:13 PM Malady
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* IAmNotShazam: TropeNamer. [[AvertedTrope No longer applies]] to the main universe version of the character. As of the [[{{In-Universe}} DC relaunch]], he's now called Shazam. Captain Marvel still exists out in the multiverse though, as shown in Multiversity: Thunderworld, Convergence, and even a 2016 WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo crossover.

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* IAmNotShazam: TropeNamer. InUniverse. [[AvertedTrope No longer applies]] to the main universe version of the character. As of the [[{{In-Universe}} DC relaunch]], he's now called Shazam. Captain Marvel still exists out in the multiverse though, as shown in Multiversity: Thunderworld, Convergence, and even a 2016 WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo crossover.
29th Apr '18 1:24:07 PM nombretomado
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A live-action ''Film/{{Shazam|2019}}'' movie is currently in the works as part of the Film/DCExtendedUniverse, with Creator/ZacharyLevi and Creator/AsherAngel cast respectively as Shazam/Billy Batson. Additionally, [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson]] has been attached to a ComicBook/BlackAdam spinoff film, with the likelihood that he'll eventually appear in a later ''Shazam'' film.

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A live-action ''Film/{{Shazam|2019}}'' movie is currently in the works as part of the Film/DCExtendedUniverse, Franchise/DCExtendedUniverse, with Creator/ZacharyLevi and Creator/AsherAngel cast respectively as Shazam/Billy Batson. Additionally, [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson]] has been attached to a ComicBook/BlackAdam spinoff film, with the likelihood that he'll eventually appear in a later ''Shazam'' film.
26th Apr '18 7:09:57 AM Saveelich
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* Film/DCExtendedUniverse:

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9th Apr '18 5:09:32 AM Morgenthaler
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* DressedLikeADominatrix: Mary Marvel once ran into an evil, kinkier, MirrorUniverse version of herself who wore a suit consisting of a shiny black leotard, knee-high boots, fishnet stockings, long gloves, and wore her hair in a ponytail.

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* DressedLikeADominatrix: Mary Marvel once ran into an evil, kinkier, MirrorUniverse version of herself who wore a suit consisting of a shiny black leotard, knee-high boots, fishnet stockings, long fingerless gloves, and wore her hair in a ponytail.
8th Apr '18 11:58:03 PM Morgenthaler
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* DressedLikeADominatrix: Mary Marvel once ran into an evil, kinkier, MirrorUniverse version of herself who wore a suit consisting of a shiny black leotard, knee-high boots, fishnet stockings, long gloves, and wore her hair in a ponytail.
26th Mar '18 8:13:58 PM TheWanderer
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* ExpyCoexistence: Ever since DC added Captain Marvel to their lineup, he and Superman have coexisted in the same canon.
24th Mar '18 12:42:12 PM DaibhidC
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Moreover, During the Darkseid War event in late 2015, Billy's connection to his original gods was severed and Mamargan had to scramble to find new gods for Billy to draw upon. Shazam now has the Strength of '''S'''’ivaa (a DC original, a god of destruction from outer space), the [[PlayingWithFire Fire]] of '''H'''’ronmeer (a DC original, the Martian god of fire), the Compassion of '''A'''napel (a Russian goddess of reincarnation), the [[RealityWarper Source Manipulation]] of '''Z'''onuz (another DC original, Darkseid's father), the Boldness of '''A'''të (Greek goddess of mischief and ruin), and the [[ShockAndAwe Lightning]] of '''M'''amargan himself. The upshot is that Shazam is even less of a flying brick and even more of a spellcaster and energy blaster.

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Moreover, During during the Darkseid War event in late 2015, Billy's connection to his original gods was severed and Mamargan had to scramble to find new gods for Billy to draw upon. Shazam now has the Strength of '''S'''’ivaa (a DC original, a god of destruction from outer space), the [[PlayingWithFire Fire]] of '''H'''’ronmeer (a DC original, the Martian god of fire), the Compassion of '''A'''napel (a Russian goddess of reincarnation), the [[RealityWarper Source Manipulation]] of '''Z'''onuz (another DC original, Darkseid's father), the Boldness of '''A'''të (Greek goddess of mischief and ruin), and the [[ShockAndAwe Lightning]] of '''M'''amargan himself. The upshot is that Shazam is even less of a flying brick and even more of a spellcaster and energy blaster.



** According to Newsarama, WhatCouldHaveBeen: "the tale would have involved a depowered Billy Batson reclaiming the scattered powers of the wizard Shazam from different individuals who had received them and were misusing them. One of these, a black youth, would actually use his powers wisely, and Billy would allow him to keep his powers, turning him into Vulcan, the first black member of the Marvel Family – modeled after the Black Vulcan, a character from the Super Friends cartoon."

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** According to Newsarama, WhatCouldHaveBeen: "the tale would have involved a depowered Billy Batson reclaiming the scattered powers of the wizard Shazam from different individuals who had received them and were misusing them. One of these, a black youth, would actually use his powers wisely, and Billy would allow him to keep his powers, turning him into Vulcan, the first black member of the Marvel Family – modeled modelled after the Black Vulcan, a character from the Super Friends cartoon.""
* AdaptationNameChange:
** Billy Batson's deceased parents were originally referred to as "Merrill" and "Jocelyn" in the Pre-Crisis days, but modern origins have his father named "Clarence Charles "C.C." Batson" (after Captain Marvel's creator, C.C. Beck) and his mother named "Marilyn".
** Kid Eternity originally had NoNameGiven, and was only ever referred to as "Kid." Eventually, some CanonWelding with ''Shazam'' made him Freddy's brother, Christopher "Kit" Freeman.



* RetCanon: When the TV series was running, the ''Shazam'' comic duplicated the setup, with Billy WalkingTheEarth in a lightning bolt RV and communing directly with the Elders. The main difference was that Uncle Dudley subbed for Mentor.



* SuddenNameChange:
** Billy Batson's deceased parents were originally referred to as "Merrill" and "Jocelyn" in the Pre-Crisis days, but modern origins have his father named "Clarence Charles "C.C." Batson" (after Captain Marvel's creator, C.C. Beck) and his mother named "Marilyn".
** Kid Eternity originally had NoNameGiven, and was only ever referred to as "Kid." Eventually, some CanonWelding with ''Shazam'' made him Freddy's brother, Christopher "Kit" Freeman.
2nd Mar '18 7:33:13 PM captainpat
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* HotScoop: The aforementioned news reporter Helen Fidelity, who Billy has a crush on.
12th Jan '18 1:43:42 AM jormis29
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A live-action ''Film/{{Shazam|2019}}'' movie is currently in the works as part of the Film/DCExtendedUniverse, with Creator/ZacharyLevi and Asher Angel cast respectively as Shazam/Billy Batson. Additionally, [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson]] has been attached to a ComicBook/BlackAdam spinoff film, with the likelihood that he'll eventually appear in a later ''Shazam'' film.

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A live-action ''Film/{{Shazam|2019}}'' movie is currently in the works as part of the Film/DCExtendedUniverse, with Creator/ZacharyLevi and Asher Angel Creator/AsherAngel cast respectively as Shazam/Billy Batson. Additionally, [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson]] has been attached to a ComicBook/BlackAdam spinoff film, with the likelihood that he'll eventually appear in a later ''Shazam'' film.
2nd Jan '18 1:36:46 PM Woodrobin
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Then there was a problem. On the one hand, there was Captain Marvel, a black-haired all-American feller in a costume with a lot of bright red, who can punch through cars and stop robbers... and on the other hand, there was Superman, a black-haired all-American feller in a costume with a lot of bright red, who... well, you get the idea. Admittedly, this described a ''lot'' of superheroes back then (and even today!), but Marvel had the flaw of selling ''more'' than his inspiration (it didn't help that there was editorial memo directing the artist to make Captain Marvel look "more like Superman"). Creator/DCComics brought the case to court, and Fawcett fought it out for a while. Eventually, though, the superheroes [[UsefulNotes/TheInterregnum stopped selling so well]], and Fawcett decided to throw in the towel; they closed down their comics division and moved on.' The final appearance of the character was 'Marvel Family'' #89 (January, 1954). The name "[[Creator/MarvelComics Marvel]]", however, would return to haunt DC Comics.

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Then there was a problem. On the one hand, there was Captain Marvel, a black-haired all-American feller in a costume with a lot of bright red, who can punch through cars and stop robbers... and on the other hand, there was Superman, a black-haired all-American feller in a costume with a lot of bright red, who... well, you get the idea. Admittedly, this described a ''lot'' of superheroes back then (and even today!), but Marvel had the flaw of selling ''more'' than his inspiration inspiration. Creator/DCComics brought the case to court, and Fawcett fought it out for a while (it didn't help that there was a Fawcett editorial memo directing the artist to make Captain Marvel look "more like Superman"). Creator/DCComics brought the case to court, and Fawcett fought it out for a while.Superman"). Eventually, though, the superheroes [[UsefulNotes/TheInterregnum stopped selling so well]], and Fawcett decided to throw in the towel; they closed down their comics division and moved on.' The final appearance of the character was 'Marvel Family'' #89 (January, 1954). The name "[[Creator/MarvelComics Marvel]]", however, would return to haunt DC Comics.
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