History ComicBook / Shazam

16th Mar '17 7:20:02 PM jormis29
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* CanonDiscontinuity: Several versions of the main character have been here and gone by this point. But one of these vanished within the same continuity. After 1987's CrisisCrossover ''Legends'', the post-Crisis version of Captain Marvel was given a new origin in the Creator/RoyThomas penned 'Shazam! The New Beginning', which was followed up on in the then-anthology series 'Action Comics Weekly'. Among the highlights were Sivana's character being merged with Billy's Uncle Ebenezer, Captain Nazi being a modern white supremacist, and Fawcett City being replaced by San Francisco. The continuity never caught on, and was disregarded in favor of the later far more popular 'The Power Of Shazam!'.

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* CanonDiscontinuity: Several versions of the main character have been here and gone by this point. But one of these vanished within the same continuity. After 1987's CrisisCrossover ''Legends'', the post-Crisis version of Captain Marvel was given a new origin in the Creator/RoyThomas penned 'Shazam! The New Beginning', ''ComicBook/ShazamTheNewBeginning'', which was followed up on in the then-anthology series 'Action Comics Weekly'. Among the highlights were Sivana's character being merged with Billy's Uncle Ebenezer, Captain Nazi being a modern white supremacist, and Fawcett City being replaced by San Francisco. The continuity never caught on, and was disregarded in favor of the later far more popular 'The Power Of Shazam!'.
16th Mar '17 10:16:33 AM VicGeorge2011
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* ''ComicBook/ShazamTheNewBeginning''
7th Feb '17 4:56:35 PM DarkStorm
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*** In [[http://www.theworldsmightiestmortal.com/2016/12/a-showcase-of-captain-marvels-powers.html one Golden Age story]], it was explicitly said what the Power of Zeus did: it made him invulnerable. The Courage of Achilles (which is what his invulnerability is attributed to in more modern stories) instead gave him Achilles' ''fighting skills'' as well as literally making him fearless. So the "Power" confusion is not so much New Powers As The Plot Demands but New Powers Because The Writers Forgot What His Old Powers Were.



* OutOfFocus: In scope of the larger [[Franchise/TheDCU DC Universe]]. In the New 52, he got an origin story, and then was immediately demoted to a background character, with his own supporting cast disappearing entirely. Equivalents of Captain Marvel Jr. and Mary Marvel don't even exist yet (except as unpowered kids), and it doesn't look like they ever will.

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* OutOfFocus: In scope of the larger [[Franchise/TheDCU DC Universe]]. In the New 52, he got an origin story, and then was immediately demoted to a background character, with his own supporting cast disappearing entirely. Equivalents of Captain Marvel Jr. and Mary Marvel don't even exist yet (except as unpowered kids), and it doesn't look like they ever will.will at this rate.



** The ''Shazam: Monster Society of Evil'' and ''[[ComicBook/BillyBatsonAndTheMagicOfShazam Magic of Shazam]]'' continuity tries to do this within the family: going with the older idea that Mary's powers are derived from different (female) figures than Billy's, they work a bit differently, such as her being faster than him but him being stronger than her.

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** The ''Shazam: Monster Society of Evil'' and ''[[ComicBook/BillyBatsonAndTheMagicOfShazam Magic of Shazam]]'' continuity tries to do this within the family: going with the older idea that Mary's powers are derived from different (female) figures than Billy's, they work a bit differently, such as her Mary being faster than him but him Billy being stronger than her. stronger, and Mary able to detect life signs in the surrounding area.



* SuperFamilyTeam: With Mary and Freddy.

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* SuperFamilyTeam: With Mary and Freddy.Freddy at the very least. Uncle Marvel and the three Lieutenants Marvel are also sometimes included.
5th Feb '17 5:52:30 PM DoctorRayman
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* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueAction''
17th Jan '17 11:16:34 PM Brandar
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* ''WesternAnimation/InjusticeGodsAmongUs''

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* ''WesternAnimation/InjusticeGodsAmongUs''
''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs''
6th Jan '17 4:35:33 PM Scrounge
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Billy Batson goes on to get a job as a radio announcer (yes, a ten-year-old announcer), but as his SuperpoweredAlterEgo, Captain Marvel, fights evil and chaos. He acquired an impressive RoguesGallery, including diminutive MadScientist Doctor Sivana, villainous SuperSoldier [[ThoseWackyNazis Captain Nazi]], atomic [[AIIsACrapshoot android]] Mister Atom, [[FallenHero former holder of the Marvel mantle]] ComicBook/BlackAdam, and others. But he also had a group of staunch allies known as the Marvel Family, who had also (mostly) been gifted by Shazam; his best friend Freddy Freeman became Captain Marvel Junior, and his long-lost sister Mary Bromfield became Mary Marvel (complete with MiniDressOfPower). Initially, Mary had her own pantheon of goddesses from which she derived power (including Zephyrus... which was actually a male, but then there aren't many mythological figures whose names start with a "Z"). Later, she switched over to Billy's pantheon. Then there were the Lieutenant Marvels, Uncle Marvel, Hoppy the Marvel Bunny, and Tawny the Talking Tiger...

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Billy Batson goes on to get a job as a radio announcer (yes, a ten-year-old announcer), but as his SuperpoweredAlterEgo, Captain Marvel, fights evil and chaos. He acquired an impressive RoguesGallery, including diminutive MadScientist Doctor Sivana, villainous SuperSoldier [[ThoseWackyNazis Captain Nazi]], atomic [[AIIsACrapshoot android]] Mister Atom, [[FallenHero [[HerosEvilPredecessor former holder of of]] [[FallenHero the Marvel mantle]] ComicBook/BlackAdam, and others. But he also had a group of staunch allies known as the Marvel Family, who had also (mostly) been gifted by Shazam; his best friend Freddy Freeman became Captain Marvel Junior, and his long-lost sister Mary Bromfield became Mary Marvel (complete with MiniDressOfPower). Initially, Mary had her own pantheon of goddesses from which she derived power (including Zephyrus... which was actually a male, but then there aren't many mythological figures whose names start with a "Z"). Later, she switched over to Billy's pantheon. Then there were the Lieutenant Marvels, Uncle Marvel, Hoppy the Marvel Bunny, and Tawny the Talking Tiger...
5th Dec '16 6:57:24 AM DarkStorm
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* SevenDeadlySins: Sabbac can command the "Seven Deadly Enemies Of Man", a slightly modified version of the usual seven.
** In the original comic, Shazam had the Seven Deadly Enemies Of Man trapped in stone from inside the Rock Of Eternity. Modern day stories seem to switch between the Enemies Of Man, and the typical Deadly Sins DependingOnTheWriter.

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* SevenDeadlySins: Sabbac can command the "Seven Deadly Enemies Of Man", a slightly modified version of the usual seven.
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In the original comic, Shazam had the Seven Deadly Enemies Of Man trapped in stone from inside the Rock Of Eternity. Eternity ([[{{Bowdlerise}} changing]] some of the sins in the process: Anger, Sloth, Gluttony, and Lust were replaced with Hatred, Laziness, Selfishness, and Injustice). Modern day stories seem to switch between the classic Enemies Of Man, and the typical Deadly Sins DependingOnTheWriter.
5th Dec '16 6:48:39 AM DarkStorm
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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 and Convergence.

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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 Thunderworld, Convergence, and Convergence.even a 2016 WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo crossover.



* OutOfFocus: In scope of the larger [[Franchise/TheDCU DC Universe]].

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* OutOfFocus: In scope of the larger [[Franchise/TheDCU DC Universe]]. In the New 52, he got an origin story, and then was immediately demoted to a background character, with his own supporting cast disappearing entirely. Equivalents of Captain Marvel Jr. and Mary Marvel don't even exist yet (except as unpowered kids), and it doesn't look like they ever will.



** 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.

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** Kid Eternity originally had NoNameGiven, and was only ever referred to as "Kid." Eventually Eventually, some CanonWelding with ''Shazam'' made him Freddy's brother, Christopher "Kit" Freeman.



* SuperheroesWearCapes: Until the New 52 reboot, where he wears a cloak instead of a cape.

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* SuperheroesWearCapes: Until the New 52 reboot, where he wears a hooded cloak instead of a cape.



* SuperSoldier: Captain Nazi.

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* SuperSoldier: Captain Nazi.Nazi is an evil version, and Captain Marvel Jr's arch-nemesis. He's super-strong and bulletproof (and absolutely loyal to the Third Reich), but he's no match for Junior.
4th Dec '16 1:50:20 PM Xtifr
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'''SHAZAM!''' (Which used to be [[IAmNotShazam what he said, not who he was]], but is now his official name... mostly.)

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'''SHAZAM!''' ''SHAZAM!'' (Which used to be [[IAmNotShazam what he said, not who he was]], but is now his official name... mostly.)
1st Dec '16 1:49:32 AM jormis29
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** Certain Golden Age stories, in defiance of MagicAIsMagicA, also made a point of showing that, if Billy was in danger and unable to speak, any strong electric shock (whether magic or not) could still potentially transform him. When a crazed descendant of Thor once hit Captain Marvel with a reforged Mjolnir, the blow only changed him back to a kid; despite knowing exactly what had happened, [[WhatAnIdiot the man proceeded to gag Billy and strike him again, hoping that it MIGHT kill him this time]].

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** Certain Golden Age stories, in defiance of MagicAIsMagicA, also made a point of showing that, if Billy was in danger and unable to speak, any strong electric shock (whether magic or not) could still potentially transform him. When a crazed descendant of Thor once hit Captain Marvel with a reforged Mjolnir, {{Mjolnir}}, the blow only changed him back to a kid; despite knowing exactly what had happened, [[WhatAnIdiot the man proceeded to gag Billy and strike him again, hoping that it MIGHT kill him this time]].
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