History Comicbook / Shazam

15th Jul '17 7:57:25 PM JohnnyNevada
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** Some non-DCU spin-off media (such as ''BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'') still uses the Beck designs, even if the other characters are less cartoonish looking.

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** Some non-DCU spin-off media (such as ''BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'') ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'') still uses use the Beck designs, even if the other characters are less cartoonish looking.
15th Jul '17 7:56:20 PM JohnnyNevada
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** Some non-DCU spin-off media (such as ''BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'') still uses the Beck designs, even if the other characters are less cartoonish looking.
15th Jun '17 9:01:03 AM starofjusticev21
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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.

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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. [[note]] Mind that the Golden Age comics weren't really written with an eye toward consistency. For instance the way the mythical gods of the setting were depicted seemed different in each appearance. [[/note]]
5th Jun '17 10:45:06 PM NightShade96
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A live-action ''Shazam'' movie is currently in the works as part of the Film/DCCinematicUniverse, though it has been stated to have a LighterAndSofter tone than ''Film/ManOfSteel'' and ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice''. The movie will be written by ''Film/JackTheGiantSlayer'' scribe Darren Lemke, and will feature [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson]] as ComicBook/BlackAdam.

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A live-action ''Shazam'' movie is currently in the works as part of the Film/DCCinematicUniverse, Film/DCExtendedUniverse, though it has been stated to have a LighterAndSofter tone than ''Film/ManOfSteel'' and ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice''. The movie will be written by ''Film/JackTheGiantSlayer'' scribe Darren Lemke, and will feature [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson]] as ComicBook/BlackAdam.
4th Jun '17 4:02:46 PM DoctorRayman
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29th May '17 1:04:39 PM DoctorRayman
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* BoundAndGagged: Almost every climax in the Golden Age revolved around the villain trussing and gagging Billy -- either to prevent him saying the magic word, or just because they didn't want a nosy kid snooping around -- and whether he could manage to get it off in time to save himself from a deathtrap; the nigh-invincible Captain Marvel beating the bad guys to a pulp was, naturally, a ForegoneConclusion.

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* BoundAndGagged: Almost every climax in the Golden Age revolved around the villain trussing and gagging Billy -- either to prevent him saying the magic word, or just because they didn't want a nosy kid snooping around -- and whether he could manage to get it off in time to save himself from a deathtrap; the nigh-invincible Captain Marvel beating the bad guys to a pulp was, naturally, a ForegoneConclusion. This also happened frequently to his teammates, Mary and Freddy.
22nd May '17 6:05:27 AM DarkStorm
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Eventually, Captain Marvel's history was wiped clean by DC's ComicBook/{{New 52}} reboot. He re-debuted in backup stories in ''Justice League'', with these stories focusing on the magical aspect rather than straight superheroics. Oh, and DC said "heck with it" and changed his name from "Captain Marvel" to "Shazam" in the main DC universe. The Wizard Shazam was replaced with Mamargan, the Australian aboriginal god of thunder. Moreover, During the Darkseid War event in late 2015, they changed the gods from whom Billy draws his powers. He 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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Eventually, Captain Marvel's history was wiped clean by DC's ComicBook/{{New 52}} reboot. He re-debuted in backup stories in ''Justice League'', with these stories focusing on the magical aspect rather than straight superheroics.
Billy's personality was changed to make him more of a sarcastic and pessimistic brat; the kindly Wizard Shazam was replaced with the grumpy Mamargan, the Australian aboriginal god of thunder; and Billy's powers are more lightning-based than before, with his physical powers still present but toned down considerably.
Oh, and DC said "heck with it" and changed his name from "Captain Marvel" to "Shazam" in the main DC universe. The Wizard Shazam was replaced with Mamargan, the Australian aboriginal god of thunder. "Shazam".

Moreover, During the Darkseid War event in late 2015, they changed the Billy's connection to his original gods from whom was severed and Mamargan had to scramble to find new gods for Billy draws his powers. He 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.
22nd May '17 5:33:13 AM DarkStorm
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Eventually, Captain Marvel's history was wiped clean by DC's ComicBook/{{New 52}} reboot. He re-debuted in backup stories in ''Justice League'', with these stories focusing on the magical aspect rather than straight superheroics. Oh, and DC said "heck with it" and changed his name from "Captain Marvel" to "Shazam" in the main DC universe. Captain Marvel still exists out in the Multiverse though, both on Earth-5 ("Thunderworld") and on Brainiac's Blood Moon ("{{ComicBook/Convergence}}"), so DC has multiple versions of the character to work with.

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Eventually, Captain Marvel's history was wiped clean by DC's ComicBook/{{New 52}} reboot. He re-debuted in backup stories in ''Justice League'', with these stories focusing on the magical aspect rather than straight superheroics. Oh, and DC said "heck with it" and changed his name from "Captain Marvel" to "Shazam" in the main DC universe. The Wizard Shazam was replaced with Mamargan, the Australian aboriginal god of thunder. Moreover, During the Darkseid War event in late 2015, they changed the gods from whom Billy draws his powers. He 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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Captain Marvel still exists out in as part of the Multiverse though, Multiverse, both on Earth-5 ("Thunderworld") and on Brainiac's Blood Moon ("{{ComicBook/Convergence}}"), so DC has multiple versions of the character to work with.



** After the Darkseid War, he can shoot fire as easily as lightning, but he's even less of a flying brick, since none of his new gods provides invulnerability.



* UrExample: Many other franchises have admitted to being influenced (or outright cribbing) elements from this series, from the Filmation He-Man cartoon (the same studio did an AnimatedAdaptation of the comic right before He-Man) to some of the heroic Magical Girls..

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* UrExample: Many other franchises have admitted to being influenced (or outright cribbing) elements from this series, from the Filmation He-Man cartoon (the same studio did an AnimatedAdaptation of the comic right before He-Man) to some of the heroic Magical Girls..Girls. Even the silver-age Flash's costume was said to be loosely based on Captain Marvel's.


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** Except in the New 52, where a god did it.
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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