Episode 26: Who is Billy Batson (aka Shazam! aka Captain Marvel) March 14, 2019 by Kurt Onstad With his movie coming out next month, we look at the comic history of Billy Batson, the original Captain Marvel, aka Shazam! At least the car Superman threw in his first appearance was empty! That’s Uncle Marvel playing the piano. And no, he doesn’t actually have powers. He just likes the suit. The Original! Take that Marvel Comics! What’s that? Lawyers? Oh, never mind… DC Legends. But not of Tomorrow. That’s a different team. Probably the only time in this book that Captain Marvel doesn’t smile. Finally telling his official DC Universe origin, just seven years after he appeared. The New 52 Shazam Family. Disregarding theme park safety rules since 2011. Slightly darker than his heroic counterpart. Probably the exact look on Zachary Levi’s face when he was told he gets to be a superhero.