|Earth's Mightiest Girl|
Mary Willow Batson
|Citizen of the United States with no criminal record.|
|Nation or Planet of Origin|
Fawcett City, Indiana
Note: Named for the original publisher of Mary Marvel in the 1940's, Fawcett Publishing.
|Base of Operations|
|Fawcett City, Indiana|
Normal human transformed by speaking a magical word which causes a mystical transformation enabling superhuman strength, speed, stamina, agility, durability, supersonic flight and an ability to summon thunder and lightning.
Impervious to magic.
Note: Traditionally the gods were different for female members of the Marvel Family. SHAZAM! was based on the grace of Selena, strength of Hippolyta, skill of Ariadne, fleetness of Zephyrus, beauty of Aurora and wisdom of Minerva.
Note: Power's are reduced when shared with other members of the Marvel Family.
Rock of Eternity: Mystical mountain at the edge of space and time composed of the element Eternium that enables the powers of the Marvel Family.
SHAZAM! Mystical word enabling superhuman abilities.
IBAC the Cursed
Captain Marvel Adventures
Power of SHAZAM!
|Captain Marvel Adventures #18 (Dec. 1942)|
|Otto Binder & Marc Swayze|
Orphaned at a young age Mary Batson was separated from her brother Billy (Captain Marvel), and adopted by a family that lived in a suburb outside of Fawcett City.
The two would be reunited by a twist of fate. Mary unknowingly met her brother who was hosting a quiz show, which Mary was a contestant. Information was shared with Billy that Mary may be his sister, which he could verify from half a locket which he owned.
Billy and his partner Freddy Freeman transformed to Captain Marvel and Captain Marvel Jr., then followed Mary back to her home after the contest.
When Mary was held hostage the Marvel duo rescued her. Transforming back to their normal selves the truth was revealed about Mary and Billy's relationship. In their vulnerable forms, the boys were overtaken and gagged by the revived criminals. Unable to speak their magic word, Mary exclaimed, "Billy can't say Shazam!" Magical lightening struck down and transformed her into Earth's mightiest girl, Mary Marvel.