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"Captain Marvel: "...In the Beginning..."": After leaving suspended animation for 20 years, Billy Batson recalls his origin: the aging wizard Shazam draws him to the Rock of Eternity to grant the boy near limitless power and be a champio


Quote1 Yes! You are pure of heart! Speak my name! Quote2
-- Shazam



Appearing in Captain Marvel: "...In the Beginning..."

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  • Shazam (First appearance in a comic published by DC) (Flashback only) (Dies)

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Synopsis for Captain Marvel: "...In the Beginning..."

After leaving suspended animation for 20 years, Billy Batson recalls his origin: the aging wizard Shazam draws him to the Rock of Eternity to grant the boy near limitless power and be a champion of the oppressed, transforming into Captain Marvel simply by uttering "Shazam!" The wizard immediately dies but promises that he can still help guide the hero as a ghost if he returns to this secret chamber and petitions him. He resolves to find Doctor Sivana.

Appearing in Marvel Family: "The World's Wickedest Plan"

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  • The Marvel Family (First appearance in a comic published by DC) (Flashback and main story)
    • Captain Marvel (Flashback and main story)
    • Captain Marvel, Jr. (First appearance in a comic published by DC) (Flashback and main story)
    • Mary Marvel (First appearance in a comic published by DC) (Flashback and main story)

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  • Beautia Sivana (First appearance in a comic published by DC) (Flashback and main story)
  • Cissie Sommerly (First appearance in a comic published by DC) (Flashback and main story)
  • Joan Jameson (First appearance in a comic published by DC) (Flashback and main story)
  • Ma Potter (First appearance in a comic published by DC) (Flashback and main story)
  • Pa Potter (First appearance in a comic published by DC) (Flashback and main story)
  • Professor Edgewood "Edgewise" Smith (First appearance in a comic published by DC) (Flashback and main story)
  • Sterling Morris (First appearance in a comic published by DC) (Flashback and main story)
  • Tawky Tawny (First appearance in a comic published by DC) (Flashback and main story)
  • Uncle Dudley (First appearance in a comic published by DC) (Flashback and main story)

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  • The Sivana Family (First appearance in a comic published by DC) (Flashback and main story)
    • Doctor Thaddeus Sivana (First appearance in a comic published by DC) (Flashback and main story)
    • Georgia Sivana (First appearance in a comic published by DC) (Flashback and main story)
    • Thaddeus Sivana Jr. (First appearance in a comic published by DC) (Flashback and main story)

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Synopsis for Marvel Family: "The World's Wickedest Plan"

Captain Marvel stops some thieves fleeing the police and surmises that they may be working for Dr. Sivana. The adoring public asks where he has been for the past 20 years but he says that he doesn't have time to tell them and must investigate this crime. He reflects on the last case the Marvel Family had: Doctor Sivana used Suspendium to trap the Marvel Family and their friends in a force field bubble which kept them in a state of suspended animation for over twenty years. Unfortunately for Sivana, he unwittingly trapped himself and his own family within the same stasis bubble.

Appearing in Captain Marvel: "Capt. Marvel and the Endless String!"

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  • Dr. Grenn (A famous scientist) (Single appearance)
  • The King of Zoozland and his subjects (Single appearance)
  • An unnamed old man (Single appearance)

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Synopsis for Captain Marvel: "Capt. Marvel and the Endless String!"

This story is reprinted from Captain Marvel Adventures #55.

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