This series will be the flagship title of the new “Fawcett Universe” imprint. Since this takes place in an alternate universe, the ideas presented below have almost no connection to any current or previous continuity presented by DC Comics.
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Meet the Marvel Family:
Captain Marvel is a confident, courageous hero, using his powers with complete ease and even enjoying himself, and his alter ego, Billy Batson, who is having the best time in the world sharing his life with his other self. By saying the old wizard’s name, Billy is transformed into Captain Marvel, the World’s Mightiest Mortal, who is blessed with the Wisdom of Solomon, the strength of Hercules, and the stamina of Atlas, the power of Zeus, the courage of Achilles and the speed of Mercury. He was destined to be a hero from the moment of he was born, and is living up to the birthright Shazam gave him. Billy may have been chosen above all others to be Captain Marvel, it was his choice to embrace his destiny and he never given cause to regret his decision.
Billy and Captain Marvel are one and the same, but at two different stages of life: Cap being between 24 and 30 years old to Billy’s aging from 9 years old to, ultimately, 13 - 14. Captain Marvel is what Billy will look like in adulthood and with jet-black hair and lightning-blue eyes, he heavily favors his late father, Merrill. Billy is a wiry, daring, resourceful impetuous to the point of recklessness and self-assured youngster of 5 feet, 5 inches tall, while Captain Marvel stands about six feet four and has the physique of a martial artist or an acrobat: a bit rangy and well-muscled, but not massive. Captain Marvel’s laid-back attitude and easygoing demeanor are well-known and he handles even the most dangerous foes, impossible situations or Earth-shattering crises with courage, determination and a healthy dash of flair.
Thanks to Solomon’s wisdom, Captain Marvel is a master tactician and strategist, can quickly master any unarmed fighting style, making ordinary fisticuffs redundant, and can learn any Earthly, Alien or dead language with ease. Hercules’ strength . Atlas’ stamina keeps the World’s Mightiest Mortal from tiring. Zeus’ power augments and synergizes the rest of Captain Marvel’s abilities, even beefing up Atlas’ stamina with his own immortality, rendering the hero invulnerable to physical harm. Achilles’ courage augments Billy’s own, making his alter ego virtually fearless.
Billy’s had a hard-knock life, but still manages to maintain his optimism. His outlook and attitude were formed during his time on the streets of New York after the deaths of his parents and the betrayal by his father’s eldest brother, Ebenezer. After finally winning his freedom from Ebenezer, Billy moves into the Haven House Apartments with his other uncle, Dudley Batson. While Billy enjoys working at WHIZ-TV and treats his friends, family and co-workers with respect, he still remembers the valuable lessons his short time on the streets of New York have taught him: for whatever kindness you get, pay it forward. He is a charitable soul and will use both his own and Captain Marvel’s status as celebrities to contribute time, money and muscle to worthy causes. His favorite charities are those that aid children, and he never refuses to help them raise needed funds.
Because of his job at WHIZ-TV, he enjoys some popularity among his peers at school, but there are only two girls that he really likes in the girlfriend kind of way. One is Priscilla “Cissie” Summerly, Billy’s lifelong friend, and the other is a pretty newcomer named Caitlin O'Riordan. As Captain Marvel, he is comfortable around the opposite gender, including Sivana’s lovely daughter Beautia, whose beauty is like a powerful drug to most men. Although he acts a little shy around aggressive or angry women, and can blush when they come on to him, the only woman in the world who truly terrifies him is crime-boss Aunt Minerva.
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