|Device or Vehicle||
|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.
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.
Captain Marvel Adventures
Power of SHAZAM!
Justice League of America Vol. 2
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!