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Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel first appeared in Whiz Comics in February 1940. He was a more approachable kind of superhero with a sense of humor who often outsold Superman. In 1944,Captain Marvel Adventures sold fourteen million copies.

Created by artist C. C. Beck and writer Bill Parker, 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 struck by a magic lightning bolt that transforms him into an adult superhero.

Captain Marvel was also the first comic book superhero to be adapted to film, in a 1941 Republic Pictures serial.

Captain Marvel was published by Fawcett Comics until 1953. In 1972, DC Comics licensed the Marvel Family characters and returned them to publication, acquiring all rights to the characters by 1991.


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