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Quote1 By speaking my name you can become the strongest and mightiest man in the world - Captain Marvel! Quote2
-- Shazam

Appearing in "Introducing Captain Marvel!"Edit

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Synopsis for "Introducing Captain Marvel!"Edit

One evening a ten-year-old newspaper boy named Billy Batson is hawking newspapers on the streets of Fawcett City, when a strange shadowy man in a long coat approaches him. He beckons Billy to follow him, and leads him underground into a dilapidated subway station. A driverless subway car unlike any Billy has ever seen before, roars to the platform and the two get on board. The car speeds off deep underground, bringing them to a vast cavern known as the Rock of Eternity. Billy disembarks and both the subway train and the cloaked stranger mysteriously disappear. Before him Billy sees two rows of statues lining each side of the cavern. Each statue is forged in the likeness of a horrific monster, representing the Seven Deadly Enemies of Man.

At the anterior of the cavern, he finds an old man with a flowing white beard sitting on a stone throne. Above him is a large boulder suspended from the ceiling of the cavern by a tiny, fraying thread. The old man introduces himself as a wizard named Shazam, and tells Billy that he has chosen him to be his champion against injustice. The wizard lights a brazier next to the throne, illuminating the names of six mythological elders inscribed on the wall behind it; Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles and Mercury. He explains that each of these elders will bestow an aspect of their power unto Billy, and all the boy has to do to acquire such power is to speak the wizard's name.

Billy shouts the name "Shazam", and a bolt of mystic lightning strikes down from out of nowhere, transforming the ten-year-old boy into a powerful, muscle-bound adult. Shazam christens his new champion Captain Marvel and salutes him.

Moments later, the thread securing the boulder above Shazam's head snaps, and the rock crashes down, killing the wizard. Shazam's spirit rises from the debris and tells Billy that his ghost will always be present inside the Rock of Eternity, should the neophyte hero ever need his guidance.

Captain Marvel leaves the Rock of Eternity to begin his newfound career. He learns that a local mad scientist named Dr. Sivana has created a Radio Silencer that will block all radio signals from leaving the city. He intends on cutting the city off from the rest of the world, unless he receives 50,000 dollars. Captain Marvel arrives and destroys Sivana's equipment. Sivana curses Marvel's name swearing revenge against him – a goal he will spend the next several decades trying to accomplish.

Appearing in "Ibis Lives Again!"Edit

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    Appearing in "The Origin of Golden Arrow"Edit

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  • Gloria Parsons
  • Nugget Ned
  • Paul Parsons

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    Appearing in "The Coming of Spy Smasher"Edit

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    Appearing in "The Radium Theft of Dr. Death"Edit

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  • Doctor Death

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  • John Galt

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    Appearing in "Incident at Maloana"Edit

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  • Barracuda Brent

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  • Betty Brewster
  • Bentley Brewster
  • Skipper Jones

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    Appearing in "Seals of Doom"Edit

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  • Dan Dare

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  • Carlos Peseta
  • Carol Clews
  • Portugese Pete
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NotesEdit

  • Whiz Comics was published by Fawcett Publications. The premiere issue of the series actually begins with issue #2. The character of Captain Marvel was originally to be named Captain Thunder for the first issue of Thrill Comics. Thrill Comics would have taken the #1 slot for this series, but it was never published beyond a single ashcan preview edition.
  • Golden Arrow is currently a licensed property of DC Comics, but to date he has yet to appear in an actual DC Comics comic book.


TriviaEdit

  • Dan Dare is not to be confused with Dan Dare, a pilot adventurer published by Eagle Comics in the 1950s.
  • Doctor Death's real name is James Kirk, but has no connection to the more infamous James Kirk of Star Trek fame.

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