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The traditional Captain Marvel; art by Publication information (1939–1953) (1972–present) #2 (Feb. Captain Marvel first appeared in Whiz Comics #2 (Feb. After the success of ' new superhero characters and, started its own comics division in 1939, recruiting writer to create several hero characters for the first title in their line, tentatively titled Flash Comics. Besides penning stories featuring,,,,, and for the new book, Parker also wrote a story about a team of six superheroes, each possessing a special power granted to them by a mythological figure. Fawcett Comics' executive director Ralph Daigh decided it would be best to combine the team of six into one hero who would embody all six powers. Parker responded by creating a character he called ' Captain Thunder'.

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Staff artist was recruited to design and illustrate Parker's story, rendering it in a direct, somewhat style that became his trademark. 'When Bill Parker and I went to work on Fawcett’s first comic book in late 1939, we both saw how poorly written and illustrated the superhero comic books were,' Beck told an interviewer. 'We decided to give our reader a real comic book, drawn in comic-strip style and telling an imaginative story, based not on the hackneyed formulas of the pulp magazine, but going back to the old folk-tales and myths of classic times'. The first issue of the comic book, printed as both Flash Comics #1 and Thrill Comics #1, had a low-print run in the fall of 1939 as an created for advertising and purposes. Shortly after its printing, however, Fawcett found it could not trademark 'Captain Thunder', 'Flash Comics', or 'Thrill Comics', because all three names were already in use.

Consequently, the book was renamed Whiz Comics, and Fawcett artist suggested changing Captain Thunder's name to 'Captain Marvelous', which the editors shortened to 'Captain Marvel'. The in the story were re-lettered to label the hero of the main story as 'Captain Marvel'. Whiz Comics #2 ( Feb. 1940) was published in late 1939. Inspiration [ ]. Whiz Comics #22 (Oct.

1941), featuring Captain Marvel and his young alter-ego, Billy Batson. Inspiration for Captain Marvel came from a number of sources. His visual appearance was modeled after that of, a popular American actor of the period, though comparisons with both and were made as well. ' founder, Wilford H. Fawcett, was nicknamed 'Captain Billy', which inspired the name 'Billy Batson' as well as Marvel's title. Fawcett's earliest magazine was titled Captain Billy's Whiz Bang, which inspired the title Whiz Comics. In addition, Fawcett took several of the elements that had made Superman the first popular comic book superhero (super-strength and speed, science-fiction stories, a mild-mannered reporter alter ego) and incorporated them into Captain Marvel.

Fawcett's circulation director Roscoe Kent Fawcett recalled telling the staff, 'Give me a Superman, only have his other identity be a 10- or 12-year-old boy rather than a man'. Introduction [ ] In addition to introducing the main character and his alter ego, Captain Marvel's first adventure in Whiz Comics #2 also introduced his archenemy, the evil, and found Billy Batson talking his way into a job as an on-air radio reporter.

Captain Marvel was an instant success, with Whiz Comics #2 selling over 500,000 copies. By 1941, he had his own solo series, Captain Marvel Adventures, while he continued to appear in Whiz Comics, as well as periodic appearances in other Fawcett books, including Master Comics. Copyright infringement lawsuit and cancellation [ ]. See also: Through much of the, Captain Marvel proved to be the most popular superhero character of the medium, and his comics outsold all others. Captain Marvel Adventures sold fourteen million copies in 1944, and was at one point being published bi-weekly with a circulation of 1.3 million copies an issue (proclaimed on the cover of issue #19 as being the 'Largest Circulation of Any Comic Magazine'). Part of the reason for this popularity included the inherent wish-fulfillment appeal of the character to children, as well as the and quality of the stories. Billy Batson typically narrated each Captain Marvel story, from his WHIZ radio microphone, relating each story from the perspective of a young boy.

The franchise was expanded to introduce teen spin-off characters to Captain Marvel (who, unlike Billy, remained kids in superhero form) In late 1941 and in 1942, new characters were introduced with Captain Marvel's sidekick in Whiz Comics #25 (1941) and his sister in Captain Marvel Adventures #18. Both Captain Marvel, Jr. And Mary Marvel were given their own eponymous books in addition to appearing as the lead features in Master Comics and Wow Comics, respectively. Captain Marvel, Captain Marvel Jr., and Mary Marvel appeared together in another publication, The Marvel Family. Detective Comics (later known as National Comics Publications, National Periodical Publications, and today known as ) sued both Fawcett Comics and Republic Pictures for in 1941, alleging that Captain Marvel was based on their character Superman.

After seven years of litigation, the case went to trial in 1948. Although the presiding judge decided that Captain Marvel was an infringement, DC was found to be negligent in copyrighting several of their Superman daily, and it was decided that National had abandoned the Superman copyright. As a result, the initial verdict, delivered in 1951, went in Fawcett's favor. National appealed this decision, and Judge declared in 1952 that National's Superman copyright was in fact valid. Judge Hand did not find that the character of Captain Marvel itself was an infringement, but rather that specific stories or super feats could be infringements, and this would have to be determined in a retrial.

He therefore sent the matter back to the lower court for final determination. Instead of retrying the case, however, Fawcett settled with National out of court. The National lawsuit was not the only problem Fawcett faced in regard to Captain Marvel. While Captain Marvel Adventures had been the top-selling comic series during World War II, it suffered declining sales every year after 1945, and, by 1949, it was selling only half its wartime rate. Fawcett tried to revive the popularity of its Captain Marvel series in the early 1950s by introducing elements of the horror comics trend that had gained popularity at the time. Feeling that this decline in the popularity of superhero comics meant that it was no longer worth continuing the fight, Fawcett agreed to permanently cease publication of comics with the Captain Marvel-related characters and to pay National $400,000 in damages.

Fawcett shut down its comics division in the autumn of 1953 and fired its comic book staff. Whiz Comics had ended with issue #155 in June 1953, Captain Marvel Adventures was canceled with #150 (November 1953), and The Marvel Family ended its run with #89 (Jan. Marvelman / Miracleman [ ]. Main article: In the 1950s, a small British publisher,, published a number of reprints of American comic books, including the Captain Marvel series. With the outcome of the National v.

Fawcett lawsuit, L. Miller and Son found their supply of Captain Marvel material abruptly cut off. They requested the help of a British comic writer,, who created a thinly-disguised version of the superhero called.

Captain Marvel, Jr., was adapted to create Young Marvelman, while Mary Marvel had her gender changed to create the male Kid Marvelman. The magic word 'Shazam!' Was replaced with 'Kimota' ('Atomik' spelled backwards). The new characters took over the numbering of the original Captain Marvel's United Kingdom series with issue number #25.

Marvelman ceased publication in 1963, but the character was revived in 1982 by writer in the pages of Warrior Magazine. Beginning in 1985, Moore's black-and-white serialized adventures were reprinted in color by under the new title (as objected to the use of 'Marvel' in the title), and continued publication in the United States after Warrior 's demise.

Within the story line of the comic series itself, it was noted that Marvelman's creation was based upon Captain Marvel comics, by both Moore and later Marvelman/Miracleman writer. In 2009, Marvel Comics obtained the rights to the original 1950s Marvelman characters and stories, obtaining the rights to the 1980s version and those reprints in 2013. Enterprises [ ] In 1966, produced their own Captain Marvel: an superhero from another planet whose main characteristic was the ability to split his body into several parts, each of which could move on its own. He triggered the separation by shouting 'Split!' And reassembled himself by shouting 'Xam!'

He had a young human ward named Billy Baxton. This short-lived Captain Marvel was credited in the comic as being 'based on a character created by '. DC Comics revival: Shazam! [ ] When superhero comics became popular again in the mid-1960s in what is now called the ', Fawcett was unable to revive Captain Marvel, having agreed to never publish the character again as part of their 1953 settlement.

Looking for new properties to introduce to the DC Comics line, DC publisher decided to bring the Captain Marvel property back into print, and in 1972 he licensed the characters from Fawcett. Because Marvel Comics had by this time established Captain Marvel as a comic book trademark for, created and first published in 1967, DC published their book under the name Shazam! Infantino attempted to give the Shazam! Book the subtitle The Original Captain Marvel, but a letter from Marvel Comics forced them to change the subtitle to The World's Mightiest Mortal, starting with Shazam!

#15 (December 1974). As all subsequent toys and other merchandise featuring the character have also been required to use the 'Shazam!' Label with little to no mention of the name 'Captain Marvel', the title became so linked to Captain Marvel that many people took to identifying the character as 'Shazam' instead of 'Captain Marvel'. Comic series began with Shazam! It contained both new stories and reprints from the 1940s and 1950s. Was the primary writer of the book.

His role was later taken over by writers and. Drew stories for the first ten issues of the book before quitting due to creative differences. And Fawcett alumnus were among the later artists of the title.

With DC's concept in effect during this time, the revived Marvel Family and related characters lived within the DC Universe on the parallel world of 'Earth-S'. While the series began with a great deal of fanfare, the book had a lackluster reception. The creators themselves had misgivings. Beck said, 'As an illustrator, I could, in the old days, make a good story better by bringing it to life with drawings.

But I couldn't bring the new [Captain Marvel] stories to life no matter how hard I tried'. Was heavily as of issue #34 (April 1978), and Bridwell provided more realistic stories, accompanied by similar art; the first issue was drawn by and, and thereafter by, a longtime fan of the character, and Schaffenberger. Nevertheless, the next issue was the last one, though the feature was kept alive in a back-up position in the -formatted run of (from #253, October/November 1978, to #282, August 1982, skipping only #271, which featured a full-length origin of the Superman-Batman team story). Schaffenberger left the feature after #259, and the inking credit subsequently varied. When World's Finest Comics reverted to the standard 36 pages, leftover Shazam!

Material saw publication in (#491–492, September–October 1982). The remaining 11 issues of that run contained reprints, with Shazam!

Represented by mostly Fawcett-era stories (left out of #500 and the final #503, where two features were doubled up to complete their respective story arcs). #C-58 (April 1978) featured a 'Superman vs. Story by writer and artists and. With their 1985, DC fully integrated the characters into the.

Prior to Crisis, the characters had appeared a few times as guest stars in the series (vol. Captain Marvel in the late 1980s [ ] The first appearance of Captain Marvel was in the 1986 miniseries. In 1987, Captain Marvel appeared as a member of the in 's and ' relaunch of that title. That same year (spinning off from Legends), he was given his own miniseries titled Shazam: The New Beginning. With this four-issue miniseries, writers and artist Tom Mandrake, attempted to re-launch the Captain Marvel mythos and bring the wizard Shazam, Dr.

Sivana, Uncle Dudley, and into the modern DC Universe with an altered origin story. The most notable change that the Thomases, Giffen, and DeMatteis introduced into the Captain Marvel mythos was that the personality of young Billy Batson is retained when he transforms into the Captain. This change would remain for most future uses of the character as justification for his sunny, Golden-Age personality in the darker modern-day comic book world, instead of the traditional depiction used prior to 1986, which tended to treat Captain Marvel and Billy as two separate personalities. [ ] This revised version of Captain Marvel also appeared in one story-arc featured in the short-lived anthology #623–626 (October 25, 1988 – November 15, 1988).

At the end of the arc, it was announced that this would lead to a new Shazam! Ongoing series. Though New Beginning had sold well and multiple artists were assigned to and worked on the book, it never saw publication due to editorial disputes between DC Comics and Roy Thomas, who departed the company in 1989, not long after his removal from the Shazam!

Other attempts at reviving Shazam! Were initiated over the next three years, including a reboot project by, illustrator of Legends and writer/artist on the Superman reboot miniseries (1986). None of these versions saw print, though Captain Marvel, the Wizard Shazam, and Black Adam did appear in DC's miniseries in 1991. By this time, DC had finally ceased the fee-per-use licensing agreement with Fawcett Publications and purchased the full rights to Captain Marvel and the other Fawcett Comics characters. The Power of Shazam! Main article: In 1991, was given the Shazam!

Assignment, which he pitched as a painted that would lead into a series, rather than starting the series outright. Ordway both wrote and illustrated the graphic novel, titled The Power of Shazam!, which was released in 1994. Power of Shazam! Captain Marvel again and gave him a revised origin, rendering Shazam! The New Beginning and the Action Comics Weekly story apocryphal while Marvel's appearances in and Justice League still counted as part of the continuity. Ordway's story more closely followed Captain Marvel's Fawcett origins, with only slight additions and changes.

The graphic novel was a critically acclaimed success, leading to a Power of Shazam! Ongoing series which ran from 1995 to 1999. That series reintroduced the Marvel Family and many of their allies and enemies into the modern-day DC Universe.

Captain Marvel also appeared in and 's critically acclaimed 1996 alternate universe miniseries. Set 20 years in the future, Kingdom Come features a brainwashed Captain Marvel playing a major role in the story as a mind-controlled pawn of an elderly. Because he is one of the most powerful beings on Earth, his mere presence unnerves many of those around him and, brainwashed, he even sets out to cause what could lead to the end of the world. However, Marvel ultimately sacrifices himself as an act of redemption and, as a figure of, becomes the symbol of a new world order. [ ] In 2000, Captain Marvel starred in an oversized special graphic novel, Shazam! Power of Hope, written by and painted. [ ] Early-mid-2000s: JSA, 52, and more [ ] Since the cancellation of the Power of Shazam!

Title in 1999, the Marvel Family has made appearances in a number of other DC comic books. Black Adam became a main character in ' and 's JSA series, which depicted the latest adventures of the, with Captain Marvel also briefly joining the team to keep an eye on his old nemesis. He also appeared in 's graphic novel, the sequel to Miller's highly acclaimed graphic novel, which culminated in his death. The miniseries, written by with art by, and published between September 2005 and March 2006, depicted the first post- Crisis meeting between Superman and Captain Marvel. The Marvel Family played an integral part in DC's 2005/2006 crossover, which began DC's efforts to retool the Shazam!

In the miniseries, which preceded the Infinite Crisis event, the wizard Shazam is killed by the, and Captain Marvel assumes the wizard's place in the. The Marvel Family made a handful of guest appearances in the year-long weekly maxi-series, which featured Black Adam as one of its main characters and introduced Adam's 'Black Marvel Family' which included Adam's wife, her brother, and. The series chronicled Adam's attempts to reform after falling in love with Isis, only to launch the DC universe into after she and Osiris are killed. The Marvel Family appeared frequently in the 12-issue bimonthly painted maxi-series by,, and, published from 2005 to 2007. The Trials of Shazam!

[ ] The Trials of Shazam!, a 12-issue maxi-series written by and illustrated by for the first eight issues, and by Mauro Cascioli for the remaining four, was published from 2006 to 2008. The series redefined the Shazam! Property with a stronger focus on magic and mysticism.

Trials of Shazam! Featured Captain Marvel, now with a white costume and long white hair, taking over the role of the wizard Shazam under the name Marvel, while the former Captain Marvel, Jr., Freddy Freeman, attempts to prove himself worthy to become Marvel's champion under the name 'Shazam.' In the pages of the 2007–2008 limited series, Black Adam gives the powerless his powers, turning her into a more aggressive super-powered figure, less upstanding than the old Mary Marvel. By the end of the series, as well as in DC's 2008–2009 limited series, the now black-costumed Mary Marvel, possessed by the evil New God, becomes a villainess, joining forces with Superman villain and fighting both and Freddy Freeman/Shazam. A three-issue arc in Justice Society of America (vol.

3) undid much of the Trials of Shazam! Issues 23 through 25 of Justice Society featured Black Adam and a resurrected Isis taking over the Rock of Eternity. Adam and Isis recruit the now-evil Mary Marvel to help them in the ensuing fight against a now-powerless Billy Batson and the Justice Society. Billy and Mary Batson made a brief appearance during DC's 2009–2010 saga in a one-shot special, The Power of Shazam! In 2011, DC published a one-shot Shazam! Story written by Eric Wallace, in which the still-powerless Billy and Mary help Freddy/Shazam in a battle with the demoness. Freddy would eventually have his powers stolen by Osiris in Titans #32 the same year.

The New 52 relaunch [ ]. DVD front cover for, starring in the title role.

The first filmed adaptation of Captain Marvel was produced in 1941., starring in the title role and as Billy Batson, was a 12-part film produced. This production made Captain Marvel the first superhero to be depicted in film. The Adventures of Captain Marvel (for which the man-in-flight effects techniques, ironically, were originally developed for a Superman film serial that Republic never produced) predated ' cartoons by six months. In 1950, released the comedy/mystery The Good Humor Man with,, and. The storyline has Carson as an ice cream vendor who also belongs to a home-grown Captain Marvel Club with some of the kids in the neighborhood.

Fawcett released a the same year the movie appeared, Captain Marvel and the Good Humor Man. DC Extended Universe [ ].

As Captain Marvel on CBS' Shazam! Saturday morning TV series. Instead of directly following the lead of the comic, the Shazam! TV show took a more indirect approach to the character: Billy Batson/Captain Marvel, accompanied by an older man known simply as Mentor (), traveled in a motor home across the US, interacting with people in different towns in which they stopped to save the citizens from some form of danger or to help them combat some form of evil. With the wizard Shazam absent from this series, Billy received his powers and counsel directly from the six 'immortal elders' represented in the 'Shazam' name, who were depicted via animation: Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles, and Mercury. Starred as Billy Batson, with both (season 1) and John Davey (seasons 2 and 3) as Captain Marvel. An adapted version of Isis, the heroine of The Secrets of Isis, was introduced into DC Comics in 2006 as Black Adam's wife in the weekly comic book series.

Shortly after the Shazam! Show ended its network run, Captain Marvel (played by Garrett Craig) appeared as a character in a pair of low-budget, live-action comedy specials, produced by under the name in 1979.

The specials also featured as Doctor Sivana, and as Aunt Minerva, marking the first appearance of those characters in film or television. Although Captain Marvel did not appear in Hanna-Barbera's long-running concurrent series (which featured many of the other DC superheroes), he did appear in some of the merchandise associated with the show. • Filmation revisited the character three years later for an animated Shazam! Cartoon, which ran on from 1981 to 1982 as part of with Captain Marvel voiced by Burr Middleton. The rest of the Marvel Family joined Captain Marvel on his adventures in this series, which were more similar to his comic-book adventures than the 1970s TV show. Mind, Black Adam, and other familiar Captain Marvel foes appeared as enemies.

• Captain Marvel and/or Billy Batson made brief 'cameo' appearances in two 1990s TV series. Billy has a non-speaking cameo in the episode 'Obsession', while live actors portraying Captain Marvel make 'cameo' appearances in both a dream-sequence within an episode of, and in the ' music video for 'Alive'. Captain Marvel fights Superman in the 'Clash' episode of 's. • Captain Marvel's first formal appearance in a DC animated universe series, the name given to the animated DC Comics spin-off productions produced by and/or, was as the main guest star character of the episode 'Clash', originally aired in 2005 on. Captain Marvel was voiced by, and Billy Batson. In this episode, Captain Marvel joins the Justice League, but his positive opinions about supervillain Lex Luthor's apparent reform create a heavy strain on his relationship with Superman.

This tension eventually leads to an all-out battle between Marvel and Superman, who are both unaware that Marvel is unwittingly a pawn in a plot by Luthor and to damage Superman's image. [ ] • Captain Marvel made seven appearances in Cartoon Network's series, with Captain Marvel voiced by and Billy Batson.

After first appearing in the opening teaser to the episode 'Death Race to Oblivion!' , Marvel appeared in two episodes dedicated to his world during the show's second season. 'The Power of Shazam!' Featured Captain Marvel/Billy Batson alongside the Sivana Family, Black Adam, the wizard Shazam, Aunt Minerva, and Mary Batson, while 'The Malicious Mr. Mind' featured the Marvel Family, Sivana, Mr.

Mind, and the Monster Society of Evil. Captain Marvel also appears in the two-episode season 2 storyline 'The Siege of Starro!' , and the third season episodes 'Night of the Batmen!'

And 'Crisis: 22,300 Miles Above Earth!' • Captain Marvel also appeared as a recurring character in the ongoing DC Comics–based Cartoon Network series (2011–present), with Captain Marvel voiced by and later by, while Billy Batson is voiced.

Depicted as a member of the Justice League, Marvel is introduced as the team's new 'den mother' in the episode 'Alpha Male' after 's disappearance. At various times, he sometimes joins the teenage heroes of Young Justice on their missions.

Billy is 10 years old in his season 1 appearances, and 15 in season 2 which takes place five years later. • Shazam, Billy Batson, and several of their supporting characters appear in three one-minute Shazam! Cartoon shorts produced in 2014 as interstitials for Cartoon Network's Saturday morning programming. Featuring designs inspired by the 1930s cartoons, the three shorts — 'Courage', 'Wisdom', and 'Stamina' — feature Tara Strong reprising her role as the voice of Billy Batson and voicing Shazam. • Shazam appears as a guest character in the 2016 Cartoon Network animated TV series, with Shazam and Billy Batson both voiced.

Billy Batson first appears in 'Classic Rock' where he is summoned by the Wizard to help fight Black Adam at the Rock of Eternity. In the episode 'Abate and Switch,' Batman brings Billy Batson to where the Justice League are fighting Black Adam and Brothers Djinn members. Video games [ ] • Captain Marvel made his first official video game appearance as a playable character in, played by Stephan Scalabrino and voiced by, for the and game consoles. In the story, Captain Marvel is among several DC superheroes teleported to the video game universe when the two universes merge, and characters from each franchise are forced to do battle. • Captain Marvel also appears as a 'jump-in' hero character in the / adaptations of, voiced.

• Captain Marvel appears in the, in, available on PS3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Nintendo Wii, and Nintendo, voiced by and as a playable character in, voiced. • As Shazam, the hero appears as a playable fighter in, voiced by Joey Naber. In the beginning, Shazam is seen fighting Black Adam. The alternate Shazam initially fights for Superman's oppressive Regime, and even saves Superman's life, but eventually publicly protests Superman's brutal tactics, leading Superman to murder him. Yet his death is not in vain, as it causes the alternate Flash to defect to the Insurgency with critical information. In the Arcade Mode, Shazam's ending has the Justice League members that fought the Regime become possessed by an alien force.

Shazam must rally the Marvel Family to defeat them. • The late-alternate Shazam is later being mentioned by most of the casts in the sequel. Reappears as a playable character in, where he is able to change into his alter ego (Billy Batson) and back at will. This time Shazam!

Is instantly on the console versions without downloadable content. Comic strips [ ] In 1943, C.C. Beck and writer Rod Reed prepared seven sample installments of a comic strip, but syndicates expressed no interest in it. Reed suspected that the DC lawsuit was the syndicates' reason, for fear of becoming parties in the ongoing litigation. Cultural impact [ ] Captain Marvel vs. Superman in fiction [ ]. Superman and Captain Marvel face off in the 1996 miniseries.

Captain Marvel's adventures have contributed a number of elements to both comic book culture and in general. The most notable contribution is the regular use of Superman and Captain Marvel as adversaries in comic book stories.

Expert Choice V11 Executive Summary. The two are often portrayed as equally matched and, while Marvel does not possess Superman's heat vision, x-ray vision or breath powers, the magic-based nature of his own powers are a weakness for Superman. The National Comics/Fawcett Comics rivalry was parodied in ', a satirical comic book story by and in the fourth issue of (April/May 1953). Superduperman, endowed with muscles on muscles, does battle with Captain Marbles, a Captain Marvel caricature. Marbles' magic word is 'SHAZOOM', which stands for Strength, Health, Aptitude, Zeal, Ox (power of), Ox (power of another), and Money. In contrast to Captain Marvel's perceived innocence and goodness, Marbles is greedy and money-grubbing, and a master criminal.

Superduperman defeats Marbles by tricking him into hitting himself. While publishing its Shazam! Revival in the 1970s, DC Comics published a story in Superman #276 (June 1974) featuring a battle between the Man of Steel and a thinly disguised version of Captain Marvel called Captain Thunder, a reference to the character's original name. He apparently battles against a Monster League, who cast a spell to make him evil, but Superman helps him break free. Two years later, Justice League of America #135–137 presented a story arc which featured the heroes of Earth-1, Earth-2, and Earth-S teaming together against their enemies.

It is in this story that Superman and Captain Marvel first meet, albeit briefly. Has caused Superman to go mad using, meaning he and Marvel battle, but Marvel restores his mind to normal with lightning.

#30 (1977), Dr. Sivana creates several steel creatures to destroy Pittsburgh's steel mills, after getting the idea from reading an issue of.

He finally creates a Superman robot made of a super-steel to destroy Captain Marvel. They both hit each other at the same moment, and the robot is destroyed. Notable later Superman/Captain Marvel battles in DC Comics include #C-58 (1978), #36–37 (1984), and vol. 2, #102 (1995).

The Superman/Captain Marvel battle depicted in Kingdom Come #4 (1996) serves as the climax of that miniseries, with Marvel having been brainwashed by Lex Luthor and Mister Mind to turn against the other heroes. The 'Clash' episode of the DC-based animated TV series, which includes Captain Marvel as a guest character, features a Superman/Captain Marvel fight as its centerpiece. By contrast, the depiction of the pair's first meeting in the Superman/Shazam!: First Thunder miniseries establishes them as firm friends and allies to the point of Superman volunteering to be Billy's mentor when he learns the boy's true age.

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