Shortly before his death an aged sorcerer, Shazam, selects young Billy Batson to carry on his lifelong task of righting wrongs and smashing evil. To aid him the old man gives Billy the power to become at will the world’s mightiest man, Captain Marvel, merely by speaking the magic word Shazam. And so, unknown to the thousands who listen every day to his thrilling broadcasts, Billy Batson, America’s ace radio reporter, is also the most powerful person on Earth — the courageous, indomitable Captain Marvel!
- The Mighty Isis: Whatever Happened to Isis? Chapter 3: Fragments of a Shattered Life (Shazam guest stars via flashback in ancient Egypt)
- Ibis the Invincible: The Vow, Chapter 1: Bound by an Oath (Mighty Adam and Shazam guest star via flashback in 1245 B.C.)
- America’s Greatest: Mary Marvel and Atom Blake: Magic and Demons and Ghouls, Oh My! Chapter 2: Triumph (Shazam guest stars via flashback circa 1000 B.C.)
- All-Star Squadron: Times Past, 1942: Gender Gasp, Chapter 2: Domain of the God of Madness (Oggar guest stars via time travel)
1st Century AD
published December 22, 2013
A young shepherd boy named Joel is called upon by the old wizard Shazam to protect a couple with child on a trip to Bethlehem to pay taxes! But little does the Shepherd realize how often his amazing new powers will be called upon to battle a number of evil menaces seeking to prevent the first Christmas Day!
by Dan Swanson
published November 5, 2005
Being an intelligent talking tiger has its advantages, but as Mr. Tawny finds out in this untold tale from his early years, it’s not easy to get a job!
- DC Universe: Times Past, 1943: The Space-Time Gambit, Book 1, Chapter 5: Three Artifacts (Captain Marvel Junior and Mary Marvel guest star on Earth-2)
- Secret Origins: The Books of Magic: Times Past, 1951: Founding Fathers (Captain Marvel guest stars)
- The Books of Magic: Changeling Unmasked, Chapter 6: The New Sentinels of Magic (Captain Marvel guest stars via time travel in 1987)
- Shazam’s Squadron of Justice: Mystery of the Missing Day, Chapter 3: The Age of Zotan (Captain Marvel, Captain Marvel Junior, and Mary Marvel guest star via flashback in 1953)
- Shazam’s Squadron of Justice: Mystery of the Missing Day, Chapter 5: Altered History (Captain Marvel, Captain Marvel Junior, and Mary Marvel guest star via flashback in 1953)
- Shiva: Times Past, 1953: The New Kid (Shazam guest stars)
- Red Rocket and Tom Atomic: Times Past, 1956: Right and Magic, Epilogue: Lady Victory (Shazam guest stars)
- Super Squad: Times Past, 1961: Origin of the Super Squad, Chapter 3: Abducted by Aliens (Shazam guest stars)
- Shazam’s Squadron of Justice: Mystery of the Missing Day, Chapter 2: Chronal Manipulation (Captain Marvel and Shazam guest star via flashback in 1973)
by Dan Swanson
published July 22, 2006
Who is the latest mystery-man in Fawcett City? It’s none other than boy scientist Dexter Knox, ally of the Marvel Family. His target? Bad drivers!
published July 28, 2000
When Mary Marvel breaks up an evil but routine plot by Georgia Sivana, the world’s mightiest girl has no idea how her actions will change forever the destiny of an Air Force pilot!
- DC Universe: Times Past, 1943: The Space-Time Gambit, Book 1, Chapter 5: Three Artifacts (Marvel Family guest stars)
- Shazam’s Squadron of Justice: Times Past, 1984: Assault on Eternity (Marvel Family guest stars)
- DC Universe: Times Past, 1943: The Space-Time Gambit, Book 3, Chapter 2: Birth of the Nebula-Man (Captain Marvel guest stars on Earth-2 via time travel)
1985 (July to December)
- DC Universe: Crisis on Infinite Earths: The Villain War, Chapter 2: Army of Evil (Captain Marvel guest stars)
- DC Universe: Crisis on Infinite Earths: The Villain War, Chapter 5: Earth-S Is for Silenced (Captain Marvel, Captain Marvel Junior, Fat Marvel, Hill Marvel, Lieutenants Marvel, Marvel Family, Mary Marvel, Tall Marvel, Tawky Tawny, and Uncle Marvel guest star)
- DC Universe: Crisis on Infinite Earths: The Villain War, Chapter 12: Setting Captives Free (Captain Marvel, Captain Marvel Junior, Marvel Family, and Mary Marvel guest star)
- Kid Flash: Wally West in Crisis, Chapter 8: A Good Man (Captain Marvel guest stars)
- The Night Force: The War of Darkness and Light, Chapter 2: Spirits in the Material World (Shazam guest stars)
- The Night Force: The War of Darkness and Light, Chapter 4: Bring on the Night (Shazam guest stars)
Prologue to Revenge, Inc.
by Immortalwildcat, Starsky Hutch 76, Libbylawrence, Doc Quantum, Martin Maenza and Matthew the Raven 2000
published March 11, 2000
At the end of the Crisis on Infinite Earths, the final remaining Earths became one. But the wizard Shazam wasn’t about to stand for that. But even as he separated the Earths into five and erected powerful barriers between them, it’s nearly a full-time job to keep them from being pierced by heroes and villains alike. Meanwhile, a gathering of some of the worst villains ever are making their own plans. Guest starring Captain Marvel and Earth-One’s John Constantine!
published April 8, 2000
After the devastation she’d witnessed during the Crisis on Infinite Earths, Mary Marvel decides to call it quits! Leaving home to attend college in California, Mary Batson has to tackle a new set of problems, even as an old enemy of the Marvel Family targets her.
- Shazam’s Squadron of Justice: Voyagers (Captain Marvel Junior and Mary Marvel guest star)
Part 5 of Revenge, Inc.
published October 2, 2001
How in the world can Mary Marvel be in danger in Hoppy World, a place that is dedicated to Hoppy the Marvel Bunny and is considered to be the funnest place on Earth? Nevertheless, she finds herself targeted there by the infamous Black Rat, foe of Bulletman and Bulletgirl! But surely this ridiculous-looking foe isn’t powerful enough to match the strength of the world’s mightiest girl… or is he?
Part 6 of Revenge, Inc.
published October 22, 2000
When Captain Marvel is attacked by a masked foe who is his very equal in might and power, he seeks guidance from the old wizard Shazam. But when he discovers that his foe is actually a forgotten hero, he vows to save him from the thrall of the Aryan villainess who controls him as her mad pawn! Reintroducing Master Man!
- Whiz: Phantom Eagle: Fly Like an Eagle (Captain Marvel guest stars)
Part 4 of The Replacement
published October 4, 2000
Captain Marvel battles a forgotten old hero who gives him the fight of his life, when Shiva returns to face the menace of Kali, his deadliest enemy and his wife!
Part 7 of Revenge, Inc.
published March 12, 2002
The Weeper makes his big move, causing everyone in the United States to become crippled by emotion! And even the Marvel Family is unable to say the magic words that transform them to their mighty selves! But the Horned Hood, leader of Revenge, Inc., has a secret that will make the Weeper cry real tears!
by Cynthia Finnegan
published September 23, 2001
When Black Adam returns for the first time since the Crisis on Infinite Earths to get revenge on the Marvel Family, Captain Marvel, Mary Marvel, and Captain Marvel Junior are expecting a long, drawn-out battle. But when the battle ends abruptly, and in a way that leaves Billy Batson barely clinging to life, is it any wonder that his friends have cause to worry?
- Whiz: Thunder Girl: The Child of Thunder and Lightning, Epilogue: The Library (Shazam guest stars)
by Cynthia Finnegan
published January 3, 2001
For the past few months, Billy Batson has been acting very strangely. But it’s only when he goes inexplicably missing that his sister Mary Batson and best friend Freddy Freeman are forced to face the truth: that Billy has been replaced, and the demoness Blaze is behind it! Becoming Mary Marvel again for the first time in months, his sister confronts the demoness, only to discover that Billy’s replacement was all part of an elaborate trap, with the prize her soul! And now Mary must fight alone against Blaze to win not only her own soul, but those of her family and friends as well! Meanwhile, what fateful accident causes a teenage witch named Caitlin O’Malley to become the newest member of the Marvel Family? Guest starring Captain Marvel Junior!
- Premiere: Pariah: All Access, Prologue: The Meeting (Shazam guest stars)
- The Marvel Family: Forever a Marvel, Prologue: Whatever Happened to Lady Marvel? (Captain Marvel and Lady Marvel guest star via flashback in 1986)
by Libbylawrence, Starsky Hutch 76, Blackwolf247, HarveyKent, Immortalwildcat, Cynthia Finnegan, Arcademan, Brian K. Asbury, Doc Quantum and Goose Gansler
published November 24, 2003
Captain Marvel, Mary Marvel, and Captain Marvel Junior find themselves the targets of a new group of equally powerful foes when the Black Adam Family is born! But who is the evil wizard who can grant the power of Shazam to Teth-Adam’s distant descendants? And are even the Marvel Family, Shazam’s Squadron of Justice, and almost every other hero enough to defeat an evil wizard with the same powers as Shazam, not to mention all the other villains that come out of the woodwork amidst the chaos? Starring the heroes and villains of Earth-S and beyond!
A Challenge of Shazam story
published January 26, 2004
Fat Billy Batson, known as a comedic performer and college football player, always had a kind word for friend and foe alike. But as he is remembered at his memorial service, only a few in the audience know that Fat Marvel of the Lieutenant Marvels has died with him.
- The Marvel Family: Forever a Marvel, Chapter 1: That Old Black Magic (Captain Marvel, Cool Marvel, Hill Marvel, Lady Marvel, and Tall Marvel guest star via flashback in October, 1986)
- The Marvel Family: Forever a Marvel, Chapter 2: Tragedy and Triumph (Captain Marvel, Captain Marvel Junior, Cool Marvel, and Mary Marvel guest star via flashback in November, 1986)
- The Marvel Family: Forever a Marvel, Chapter 2: Tragedy and Triumph (Captain Marvel, Lady Marvel, and Uncle Dudley guest star via flashback in December, 1986)
published December 17, 2002
The Marvel Family tries to make Christmas merry in three separate holiday missions! Watch as Mary Marvel tracks down a missing father for a little girl! See how Captain Marvel Junior helps an ex-con family man from making a big mistake! And thrill to an adventure teaming up Captain Marvel and Santa Claus himself!
published March 15, 2003
The Marvel Family goes from Norse to worse as they try to stop a modern Ragnarok! But as Captain Marvel battles the Norse gods’ own chosen mortal champion, Bothfyd, the menaces of the Fenris Wolf and the Midgard Serpent are waiting in the wings!
published April 3, 2003
When a pop princess is kidnapped after performing at a concert she’s attending, Mary Marvel vows to save the music! But when the villainous Rainbow Squad proves to be too much for her alone, she must find worthwhile allies to defeat them! Introducing the Lieutenant Mary Marvels!
- Shiva: Representatives (Captain Marvel guest stars)
- The Books of Magic: Changeling Unmasked (Shazam guest stars)
published January 13, 2004
Captain Marvel learns to never dismiss a forgotten old foe when Slaughter Slade returns with a vengeance, now with the power of Ibac! Meanwhile, Mr. Tawny gets a chance at romance when he meets an evolved cat, but could Gabby Tabby be a pawn in Slade’s attempt to destroy Captain Marvel?
published March 8, 2005
Summoned by an old medicine man who reminds her of the old wizard Shazam himself, Mary Marvel travels to a parallel Earth decades ago in the past, where she fights to save the counterparts of the Marvel Family from the clutches of the nefarious Monster League of Evil! But even if she succeeds in saving the Thunder Family — Captain Thunder, Mary Thunder, and Captain Thunder Junior — can she possibly also save their world from being eventually erased from existence in the Crisis on Infinite Earths?
by Dan Swanson
published October 16, 2005
It’s a Lieutenant Mary Marvels reunion when Mary Marvel gets together for lunch with Posh Mary, Valley Mary, and Mary Belle, as the latter two Marys plan for college. Hilarity ensues.
- Secret Origins: Beware: The Origin of the Creeper (Captain Marvel and Mary Marvel guest star)
published March 19, 2005
Ever since Caitlin O’Malley joined the Marvel Family as Lady Marvel, she’s been their secret weapon, even as she became their friend. But when Billy Batson realizes that he hasn’t seen her in weeks, if not months, he begins to wonder what happened to her. Little does he know that an old enemy out for revenge has come a-calling, and Caitlin may just be his own secret weapon against Captain Marvel! Guest starring Cool Marvel!
by Dan Swanson, with Drivtaan
published June 22, 2005
A cross over team up with over 30 heroes! Can the World’s Mightiest Families of 2 Earths save Earth S?
- Shazam’s Squadron of Justice: Mystery of the Missing Day (Captain Marvel, Captain Marvel Junior, Cool Marval, Freckles Marvel, Hill Marvel, Lieutenant Marvels, Lieutenant Mary Marvels, Marvel Family, Mary Belle Marvel, Mary Marvel, Posh Mary Marvel, Tall Marvel, Uncle Marvel, and Valley Mary Marvel guest star)
by Dan Swanson
published November 12, 2005
The Billys and the Marys aren’t the only Batsons with exciting lives, as proven when Posh Mary Marvel eavesdrops on her father, Lord Batson, regaling his wife with a ribald tale of wit!
- America’s Greatest: Times Past, 1953: Gorilla Warfare, Prologue, 1987: Cruel and Unusual Punishment (Thaddeus Bodog Sivana guest stars)
by Dan Swanson, with Doc Quantum
published October 22, 2009
As the last student left behind on Halloween at the Grimoire Academy of Applied Knowledge, Atom Blake the Boy Wizard is expecting nothing but the peace and quiet he needs to complete an overdue assignment. But when the demons Blaze and Satanus suddenly invade the island in search of a prize, Atom must call in some help in the form of Mary Marvel and the Lieutenant Mary Marvels, the world’s mightiest girls!
published November 11, 2009
Captain Marvel may be the world’s greatest hero, but as Billy Batson visits a military installation, he learns what true heroism is from the story of an ordinary U.S. Army corporal.
- Ibis the Invincible: The Vow (Black Adam and Shazam guest star)
- Whiz: Flora: Fawcett City’s New Hero (Caitlin O’Malley, Captain Marvel, Captain Marvel Junior, Cool Marvel, and Mary Marvel guest star)
- Minute Man: Future Tales, 1999: Jack Weston, American Champion (Marvel Family guest stars) CHAPTERS
- Shazam’s Squadron of Justice: Future Tales, 2020: The Great Airship Piracy (Marvel Family guest stars) CHAPTERS