C.C. Batson is the father of Billy Batson and Mary Batson. His son Billy goes on to become the superhero known as Captain Marvel or Shazam, and his daughter Mary becomes Mary Marvel. C.C. and his wife Marilyn were archaeologists. They worked for Doctor Sivana, and were killed by Black Adam during an archaeological dig in Egypt. He is based on the character Merrill Batson in Earth-S continuity. C.C. Batson was created by Jerry Ordway, first appearing in the graphic novel The Power of Shazam!. (1993)

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