Device or Vehicle

Nick Name
The Power
Creator or Inventor
Wizard known as Shazam
Owner or Possessor
Members of the Marvel Family
Function or Uses

Mystical word granting the speaker enhanced super-human strength, speed, stamina, agility, invulnerability, super-sonic flight and ability to summon thunder and lightning.

Special Properties

SHAZAM! is an acronym symbolizing the wisdom of Solomon, strength of Hercules, stamina of Atlas, power of Zeus, courage of Achilles and speed of Mercury.

Note #1: Traditionally the sources of power 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 #2: The powers of the villainous Black Adam are based upon Egyptian gods and heroes: the stamina of Shu, speed of Heru, strength of Amon, wisdom of Zehuit, power of Aton and courage of Mehen.

Regularly Appearing

Captain Marvel Adventures

Power of SHAZAM!


Justice League of America Vol. 2

Marvel Family

Whiz Comics

First Appearance

Whiz Comics (Feb. 1940)

Note: The first issue of Whiz Comics is marked #2 inside. In fact the first four issues of this title are mis-numbered.

Bill Parker & Charles Clarence Beck

To battle the seven deadly sins of man the Olympic gods lend their combined powers to a mortal host. Working through a mystical agent they empower those worthy of the power of SHAZAM!