Created in 1939 by CC Beck (artist) and Bill Parker (writer).First appeared in Whiz Comics #2 in February 1940.Alter Ego: Billy BatsonPowers:He has multiple powers all based on historical and mythological figures. When he (Billy Batson) says the name of the wizard that granted him his powers (Shazam) he has the following powers:
- The wisdom of Solomon - gives him clarivoyance and instant access to a vast amount of knowledge.
- The strength of Hercules - incredible superstrength comparable to Superman.
- The stamina of Atlas - incredible endurance, he can withstand most types of physical assaults.
- The power of Zeus - grants him resistence to magic and allows for interdimensional travel. This power also gives him the power to use magical lightning for defensive as well as offensive purposes.
- The courage of Achilles - gives him vast amounts of inner strength to draw on and also gives him the invulnerability of Achilles.
- The speed of Mercury - gives him the ability to move at superhuman speeds.