Shazam (formerly known as Captain Marvel ) is a superhero in the DC Comics Universe and the protector of Fawcett City . In his secret identity, he is William Joseph "Billy" Batson , a young boy who was chosen to be a champion of good by the wizard Shazam . Whenever Billy speaks the wizard's name, he is struck by a magic thunderbolt that transforms him into an adult superhero empowered with the abilities of six legendary figures.

Throughout his many adventures, Captain Marvel has fought countless enemies, the most famous being Doctor Sivana , Black Adam and Mister Mind . However, he has also earned many allies, such as Mary Marvel and Captain Marvel Jr , forming the Marvel Family .

Historically, Captain Marvel first appeared in Whiz Comics #2 . However, after the Crisis on Infinite Earths significantly altered the character's history, Captain Marvel's first appearance in the Modern Age of Comic Books was in History of the DC Universe #2 . After the reboot of the DC Universe (Post- Flashpoint ), the character was renamed Shazam and was re-introduced in Justice League (Volume 2) #7.

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