Mary Marvel
Nick Name
Earth's Mightiest Girl
Civilian ID

Mary Willow Batson

Adopted Name

Mary Bromfield





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 Mary Marvel in the 1940's, Fawcett Publishing.

Group Affiliation

Justice League

Marvel Family

Base of Operations
Fawcett City, Indiana
5' 6"
120 lbs.
Eye Color
Hair Color
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.

The powers of the mystical word SHAZAM! are an acronym for the:

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

Traditionally the gods were different for female members of the Marvel Family. SHAZAM! was an acronym for:

  • Selena's Grace
  • Hippolyta's Strength
  • Ariadne's Skill
  • Zephyrus' Fleetness
  • Aurora's Beauty
  • Minerva's Wisdom

The Powers of SHAZAM are reduced exponentially when shared with other members of the Marvel Family.


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.

SHAZAM!: Mystical word enabling superhuman abilities.

Common Enemies

Black Adam

Captain Death

Captain Nazi

Crocodile Man

Dr. Sivana


Evil Eye

Goat Man

IBAC the Cursed


King Kull

Monster Squad

Mr. Atom

Mr. Banjo

Mr. Mind

Mr. Who





Regularly Appearing

Captain Marvel Adventures Vol. 1

Marvel Family Vol. 1

Mary Marvel Vol. 1

Power of SHAZAM! Vol. 1

SHAZAM! Vol. 1

WOW Comics Vol. 1

First Appearance
Captain Marvel Adventures Vol. 1 #18 (Dec. 1942)
Otto Binder & Marc Swayze

Orphaned at a young age Mary Batson was separated from her brother Billy (Captain Marvel), and adopted by a family that lived in a suburb outside of Fawcett City.

The two would be reunited by a twist of fate. Mary unknowingly met her brother who was hosting a quiz show, which Mary was a contestant. Information was shared with Billy that Mary may be his sister, which he could verify from half a locket which he owned.

Billy and his partner Freddy Freeman transformed to Captain Marvel and Captain Marvel Jr., then followed Mary back to her home after the contest.

When Mary was held hostage the Marvel duo rescued her. Transforming back to their normal selves the truth was revealed about Mary and Billy's relationship. In their vulnerable forms, the boys were overtaken and gagged by the revived criminals. Unable to speak their magic word, Mary exclaimed, "Billy can't say Shazam!" Magical lightening struck down and transformed her into Earth's mightiest girl, Mary Marvel.

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