|Captain Marvel Jr.|
|Frederick Christopher "Freddy" Freeman|
|Citizen of the United States with no criminal record.|
|Nation or Planet of Origin|
Fawcett City, Indiana
Note: Named for the original publisher of Captain Marvel Jr. in the 1940's, Fawcett Publishing.
Shazam's Squadron of Justice
|Base of Operations|
|Fawcett City, Indiana|
Normal human transformed by speaking a magical word which causes a mystical transformation enabling superhuman strength, speed, stamina, agility, durability, supersonic flight and an ability to summon thunder and lightning. Impervious to magic.
The Powers of SHAZAM are reduced exponentially when shared with other members of the Marvel Family.
As Captain Marvel Jr., Freeman is incapable of saying the name of his superhero identity without converting back to his normal human form. As such he refers to himself as "CM3."
Captain Marvel: Mystical word enabling superhuman abilities.
Rock of Eternity: Mystical mountain at the edge of space and time composed of the element Eternium that enables the powers of the Marvel Family.
IBAC the Cursed
Captain Marvel Adventures
Captain Marvel Jr.
Power of SHAZAM!
|Whiz Comics #25 (Dec. 1941)|
|Ed Herron & Mac Raboy|
Orphaned after the death of his parents in a hurricane, Freddy Freeman went to live with his fraternal grandfather, while his younger brother Christopher (Kid Eternity) went to live with their maternal grandfather.
While Freeman was fishing with his grandfather, they witnessed a strangely garbed man falling from the sky. Unknowingly they were rescuing the villainous Captain Nazi, who had just been prevented from destroying an experimental fighter plane by Captain Marvel.
Captain Nazi killed Freeman's grandfather with a single blow and crippled the boy tossing him in the water for dead. Spotted by Captain Marvel, Freeman was flown to a nearby hospital where the diagnosis was dire. Captain Marvel changed back to Billy Batson and snuck Freeman from the hospital taking him before the wizard Shazam in a hopes of sparing the boy's life.
The spirit of the ancient wizard could not undue what had been done, but he could transfer some of Captain Marvel's powers to Freeman. Transforming back into Captain Marvel, Freeman was awoke by the preceding strike of lightening causing him to call out his heroes name which brought down a second lightening bolt to transform him into Captain Marvel Jr..
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