Superhero Origins: Shazam's Captain Marvel
As Earth’s mightiest mortal and champion of justice, this hero was first introduced as Billy Batson, an orphaned paperboy working the night shift by the subway station. In that first issue, Billy was approached by a shadowy figure and beckoned into the subway where a magical train took him to a secret cave. There, he met an old egyptian wizard who entrusted him with magical powers and the task of defending the Earth, all he had to do was call out the name "Shazam!" Join WatchMojo.com as we explore the comic book origins of Billy Batson, otherwise known as Captain Marvel.