Alias




Captain Marvel Jr.
Nick Name
CM3
Civilian ID
Frederick Christopher "Freddy" Freeman
Occupation

Adventurer

Juvenile

Newspaper Boy

Student


Legal Status
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.


Group Affiliation

Marvel Family

Outsiders II

Shazam's Squadron of Justice

Teen Titans

Titans


Base of Operations
Fawcett City, Indiana
Height
5' 10"
Weight
165 lbs.
Eye Color
Blue
Hair Color
Black
Known Powers

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.


Speaking the name of his idol Captain Marvel imbues Freeman with the powers of the mystical word SHAZAM, which is an acronym for the:

  • Solomon's Wisdom
  • Hercule's Strength
  • Atlas' Stamina
  • Zeus' Power
  • Achilles' Courage
  • Mercury's Speed

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."


Accessories

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.


Common Enemies

Black Adam

Captain Death

Captain Nazi

Crocodile Man

Dr. Sivana

Dummy

Evil Eye

Goat Man

IBAC the Cursed

Jeepers

King Kull

Monster Squad

Mr. Atom

Mr. Banjo

Mr. Mind

Mr. Who

Nippo

Oggar

Oom

Ramulus

Sabbac


Regularly Appearing

Captain Marvel Adventures

Captain Marvel Jr.

Marvel Family

Master Comics

Power of SHAZAM!

SHAZAM!

WOW Comics


First Appearance
Whiz Comics #25 (Dec. 1941)
Creator
Ed Herron & Mac Raboy
Origin

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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