Capes and Japes
a casual comics podcast
4 years ago

#86 – Billy Batson

Captain Marvel/Shazam!

86 Billy Batson

Today we talk about Billy Batson, a 12-year-old boy who runs into a wizard who gives him powers whenever he yells SHAZAM! which also turns him into an adult man. Originally published as Captain Marvel, he eventually switched to Shazam! to avoid confusion.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Whiz Comics (1940) #2
-Marvelman (wiki)
-android Captain Marvel (wiki)
-Shazam! Vol. 1 (New 52)
-Shazam! (2018)
-Shazam! (film)
-Justice League Unlimited Clip
-Unbeatable Squirrel Girl (2015) #47
-Gwenpool Strikes Back (2019) #1

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