Site Main Page Boards Comics Cons Features Gallery News Resources Shopping Wallpaper Wiki Videos
Superhero books
clothing DVDs toys posters video games Shop here to support this site Superhero Workouts


DC Comics Shazam Captain Marvel Store
Shop for Shazam Captain Marvel products, collectibles, books, toys, and more.
Shazam Captain Marvel Merchandise
In Association with
Super Friends DVD sets
click the link above to see all the Super Friends DVD sets in one big easy list.

Justice League DVD sets

Captain Marvel is a comic book superhero, originally published by Fawcett Comics and later by DC Comics. Created in 1939 by artist C. C. Beck and writer Bill Parker, the character first appeared in Whiz Comics #2 (February 1940). With a premise that taps adolescent fantasy, Captain Marvel is the alter ego of Billy Batson, a youth who works as a radio news reporter and was chosen to be a champion of good by the wizard Shazam. Whenever Billy speaks the wizard's name, he is instantly struck by a magic lightning bolt that transforms him into an adult superhero empowered with the abilities of six mythical figures. Several friends and family members, most notably Marvel Family cohorts Mary Marvel and Captain Marvel Jr, can share Billy's power and become "Marvels" themselves.

Hailed as "The World's Mightiest Mortal" in his adventures, Captain Marvel was nicknamed "The Big Red Cheese" by archvillain Doctor Sivana, an epithet later adopted by Captain Marvel's fans. Based on sales, Captain Marvel was the most popular superhero of the 1940s, as his Captain Marvel Adventures comic book series sold more copies than Superman and other competing superhero books during the mid-1940s. Excerpt: "Iíve always felt that it was this origin story and concept that made Captain Marvel instantly popular, to the point that it was outselling every comic on the stands for several years throughout the '40s."} Captain Marvel was also the first comic book superhero to be adapted to film, in 1941 (The Adventures of Captain Marvel).


 Shazam! The Complete Live-Action Series
Buy Now or get more info at Amazon


More on Shazam Captain Marvel


Check out the Shazam Captain Marvel Gallery, Shazam Wallpaper  and Discuss Shazam.

Who Owns the Captain Marvel Name Rights?
 by Tim last post by new midnight avenger
Shazam TV Series DVD Review
 by Tim last post by Tim
Jackson Bostwick Talks About Shazam!
 by Tim last post by Tim
TV Show Shazam Jerry Ordway Cover Art
 by Tim last post by jerod26
Shazam's New Look
 by Tim last post by Tim
Captain Marvel Jr. Inspired Elvis Presley
 by Tim last post by Tim
Captain Marvel Director
 by Rick Jones last post by Tim
Shazam or Captain Marvel
 by Maggie last post by Super_Stupid
Shazam! Movie
 by jgreen060873 last post by Tim
 by Captain Tyler last post by Super_Stupid