Alias









Captain Marvel & Black Adam



Justice League vs Black Adam


Black Adam

Mighty Adam


Nick Name
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Civilian ID
Teth-Adam & Theo Adam
Occupation

Adventurer

Criminal


Legal Status

Black Adam

Citizen of Egypt with a criminal record.


Mighty Adam

Subject of the 15th Dynasty of Ancient Egypt, ruler of Kahndaq.


Nation or Planet of Origin
Kahndaq, Egypt
Group Affiliation

Black Reign

Injustice Society

Justice Society

Secret Society of Super-Villains

Suicide Squad

Monster Society of Evil


Base of Operations

Black Adam

Mobile


Mighty Adam

Ancient Egypt


Height
6'
Weight
200 lbs.
Eye Color
Brown
Hair Color
Black
Known Powers

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: For Adam the powers of the mystical word SHAZAM! are based on the stamina of Shu, speed of Heru, strength of Amon, wisdom of Zehuit, power of Aton and courage of Mehen.


Accessories

SHAZAM!: Mystical word enabling superhuman abilities.


Common Enemies

Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel Jr.

Mary Marvel


Regularly Appearing

Captain Marvel Adventures

Power of SHAZAM!

SHAZAM!

JSA

Marvel Family

Whiz Comics


First Appearance
Marvel Family #1 (Dec. 1945)
Creator
Otto Binder & Charles Clarence Beck
Origin

Thousands of years ago, during Ancient Egypt's 19th Dynasty, Teth-Adam became the first to possess the immense supernatural powers bestowed by the wizard Shazam.


Speaking the wizard's name he was transformed by a mystical bolt of lightening into the Mighty Adam.


Acting as a hero the Mighty Adam came into the service of Egyptian Prince Khufu Kha-Taar. Shortly after the prince's murder Adam lost sight of his purpose and began to use his powers for self gain. Fallen from grace the former hero was fearfully called Khem-Adam, translated as Black Adam.


Shamed by his disciple's corruption the wizard Shazam stripped Teth-Adam of his powers and placed them within a scarab amulet, which was entombed with Pharaoh Rameses II, until it was uncovered by archaeologists C.C. and Marilyn Batson. The couple was murdered by an associate, Theo Adam, who unlocked the secret of the scarab and acquired the powers and memories of Teth-Adam, giving new life to Black Adam.