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"Captain Marvel: "A Twice-Told Tale"": This story is reprinted from Captain Marvel Adventures #80.

Shazam! #8 is an issue of the series Shazam! (Volume 1) with a cover date of December, 1973. It was published on September 11, 1973.

Appearing in Captain Marvel: "A Twice-Told Tale"

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Synopsis for Captain Marvel: "A Twice-Told Tale"

This story is reprinted from Captain Marvel Adventures #80.

Doctor Sivana creates time traveling pills so that he can visit the past and kill Billy Batson before he became Captain Marvel. Once in the past, Sivana's memory becomes a bit muddled and he wonders what is he doing in an empty lot. He walks down the street and buys a newspaper from the newsboy, Billy Batson. After reading the headlines, he remembers that he is the "phantom scientist" mentioned in the main article. Since he is back in the past, he takes up the thread of his life, exactly as he lived it the first time. He heads to his apartment to plan his next caper. Meanwhile, Billy is approached by a mysterious figure who leads him to an underground cavern where he meets Shazam for the first time. The origin of Captain Marvel happens again and after his transformation, Billy/Captain Marvel, learns of Doctor Sivana's hideout and goes after him. During their (first) confrontation, Sivana remembers he has time traveling pills and swallows them in order to escape his "new" enemy. He pops back into present time, where (the present) Captain Marvel is waiting to apprehend his "old" nemesis.

Appearing in Captain Marvel: "Captain Marvel Introduces Mary Marvel"

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Synopsis for Captain Marvel: "Captain Marvel Introduces Mary Marvel"

This story is reprinted from Captain Marvel Adventures #18.

Billy is hosting a quiz bowl at WHIZ Radio with three young contestants. During a commercial break, Billy receives an urgent letter from Sarah Primm requesting his presence. He immediately goes to see the dying woman, who tells Billy about his twin sister. When the Batson twins were orphaned after their parents died in a car accident, Primm had substituted Mary for the baby girl of a rich family she nursed for, who had suddenly died, and sent Billy to an orphanage. Primm gives a locket broken in half to Billy. Mary, Primm tells Billy before dying, wore the other half of the locket.

After the quiz is over, Billy recalls that one of the contestants, Mary Bromfield, wore a broken locket, so he and Freddy Freeman trail Mary's limousine in their super-powered forms of Captain Marvel and Captain Marvel, Jr.. Mary is kidnapped for ransom by thugs, prompting the two Marvels to intervene, save her, and knock out the kidnappers.

Captain Marvel then learns that Mary's locket matched his own, and that she was indeed Billy's sister. The Marvels reveal their secret identities to Mary, who thinks if, since she is Billy's twin, she could become a Marvel by saying the magic word "Shazam."

The kidnappers wake up and gag Billy and Freddy, preventing them from saying their magic words. "Oh no," exclaims Mary, "Billy can't say 'Shazam!'" Shortly after saying the word, inadvertently, a magic beam hits Mary Bromfield, and she turns into a super powerful version of herself. She then defeats the bandits alone and frees Freddy and his brother.

Appearing in Marvel Family: "The Mighty Marvels Join Forces!"

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Synopsis for Marvel Family: "The Mighty Marvels Join Forces!"

This story is reprinted from Marvel Family #1.

The wizard Shazam tells the Marvel Family about the first champion that he bestowed power unto, Teth-Adam. Some eight-thousand years before the time of the Marvels, Shazam was in Egypt and gave power to Teth-Adam, transforming him into the champion Mighty Adam. Unlike Billy Batson however, the power corrupted Teth-Adam and he turned to evil. He eventually adopted the name Black Adam. Black Adam lives today, and Billy and the others must combine their efforts to stop him.

Appearing in Captain Marvel, Jr.: "The Vest Pocket Levitator"

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Synopsis for Captain Marvel, Jr.: "The Vest Pocket Levitator"

This story is reprinted from Captain Marvel, Jr. #14.

Appearing in Mary Marvel: "Mary Marvel and the Dog-Nappers"

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  • The Offices of Shazam, Inc.

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Synopsis for Mary Marvel: "Mary Marvel and the Dog-Nappers"

This story is reprinted from Mary Marvel #17.

Appearing in Captain Marvel: "The Adventure in Time!"

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  • Sivana's Instantaneous Ship

Synopsis for Captain Marvel: "The Adventure in Time!"

This story is reprinted from Captain Marvel Adventures #71.

Appearing in Captain Marvel: "The Talking Tiger"

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Synopsis for Captain Marvel: "The Talking Tiger"

This story is reprinted from Captain Marvel Adventures #79.

Appearing in Captain Marvel: "The Return of Mr. Tawny"

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  • unnamed murderer

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  • Tom Todd (Flashback and main story)
  • old hermit (Flashback only)
  • J.C. Garner (Dies)

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Synopsis for Captain Marvel: "The Return of Mr. Tawny"

This story is reprinted from Captain Marvel Adventures #82.

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