"The Power of Shazam!": The synopsis for this issue has not yet been written.
- This responsibility now belongs to you. Speak my name, Billy Batson.
- — Shazam
The Power of Shazam! (graphic novel) is a one-shot with a cover date of March, 1994. It was published on January 11, 1994.
Synopsis for "The Power of Shazam!"
Appearing in "The Power of Shazam!"
- C.C. Batson
- Dudley H. Dudley
- Ebenezer Batson (Flashback only)
- Marilyn Batson
- Mary Bromfield Batson
- Sterling Morris
- Abu Simbel
- United States of America
- Rock of Eternity
- This graphic novel leads into the The Power of Shazam! (Volume 1) ongoing series. A few plot points of significance are resolved in that series, most noticeably the fate of Mary Batson, which is revealed in bits and pieces. While she makes significant appearances before that, The Power of Shazam! #16 is a key issue in that it reveals her immediate fate after this graphic novel.
- This graphic novel ignores the Post-Crisis Captain Marvel revamp supplied by Roy Thomas in the 1987 limited series, Shazam!: The New Beginning (Volume 1). All remaining appearances by Captain Marvel from 1987 onward are still considered as part of his canonical modern history. (Crisis on Infinite Earths: The Compendium stated the events of Shazam!: The New Beginning took place on Earth-85, making The Power of Shazam! the canonical origin of the New Earth Captain Marvel.)
- There are several nods made throughout this issue to the original creators of Captain Marvel. Billy Batson's father's name is C.C. Batson. This is an homage to the late artist, C.C. Beck, one of the co-creators of Captain Marvel and Shazam. One of the avenues in Fawcett City is named Parker Street—a reference to writer/editor Bill Parker. There is a media reference to a neighborhood called Beckville, which is another nod to C.C. Beck. That same source also indicates a location called Binder Square—a reference to Golden Age writer, Otto Binder.
- In DC Universe the Temple of Ramesses was not relocated before Billy Batson became Captain Marvel. In the real world, the Temple was relocated between 1964 and 1968.
- Marvel Family Recommended Reading
- Whiz Comics (Volume 1)
- Captain Marvel Adventures (Volume 1)
- Captain Marvel, Jr. (Volume 1)
- Mary Marvel (Volume 1)
- Master Comics (Volume 1)
- Wow Comics (Volume 1)
- Marvel Family (Volume 1)
- Hoppy the Marvel Bunny (Volume 1)
- Shazam! (Volume 1)
- Shazam!: The New Beginning (Volume 1)
- The Power of Shazam! (Volume 1)
- Superman/Shazam!: First Thunder (Volume 1)
- Shazam!: The Monster Society of Evil (Volume 1)
- The Trials of Shazam! (Volume 1)
- Billy Batson and the Magic of Shazam! (Volume 1)
- Shazam! (Volume 2)
- Shazam! (Volume 3)
- Shazam! (Volume 4)