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  • Rob Smith, Jr.

    Shazam (AKA Captain Marvel)

  • Steve Jones

    Captain Marvel urges you to buy war bonds!

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Captain Marvel (Billy Batson) is a fictional character, a superhero in the DC Comic universe. Created by C. C. Beck and Bill Parker he first appeared in Whiz Comics #2 in 1940. Known as the world's mightiest mortal, Captain Marvel is the alter ego of Billy Batson. Chosen by the powerful wizard Shazam, he gains incredible powers whenever he speaks the wizard's name, "Shazam!", he is struck by a magic lightning bolt that transforms him into Captain Marvel empowered with the abilities of six archetypal historical figures. In addition, he is the leader of the Marvel Family, a team of heroes who have received powers the same way he has, including Mary Marvel and Captain Marvel, Jr.. After the wizard died, Batson took his position and guards the Rock of Eternity where the Seven Deadly Sins have been imprisoned. IGN ranked Captain Marvel as the 50th greatest comic book hero of all time.

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