Black Adam

Mighty Adam

Nick Name
Civilian ID
Teth-Adam & Theo Adam



Legal Status

Black Adam

Citizen of Egypt with a criminal record.

Mighty Adam

Subject of the 15th Dynasty of Ancient Egypt, ruler of Kahndaq.

Nation or Planet of Origin
Kahndaq, Egypt
Group Affiliation

Black Reign

Injustice Society

Justice Society

Secret Society of Super-Villains

Suicide Squad

Monster Society of Evil

Base of Operations

Black Adam


Mighty Adam

Ancient Egypt

200 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 Egyptian gods and heroes:

  • Shu's Stamina
  • Heru's Speed
  • Amon's Strength
  • Zehuit's Wisdom
  • Aton's Power
  • Mehen's Courage

SHAZAM!: Mystical word enabling superhuman abilities.

Common Enemies

Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel Jr.

Mary Marvel

Regularly Appearing

Captain Marvel Adventures Vol. 1

Power of SHAZAM! Vol. 1

SHAZAM! Vol. 1

JSA Vol. 1

Marvel Family Vol. 1

Whiz Comics Vol. 1

First Appearance
Marvel Family Vol. 1 #1 (Dec. 1945)
Otto Binder & Charles Clarence Beck

Thousands of years ago, during Ancient Egypt's 19th Dynasty, Teth-Adam became the first to possess the immense supernatural powers bestowed by the wizard Shazam.

Speaking the wizard's name he was transformed by a mystical bolt of lightening into the Mighty Adam.

Acting as a hero the Mighty Adam came into the service of Egyptian Prince Khufu Kha-Taar. Shortly after the prince's murder Adam lost sight of his purpose and began to use his powers for self gain. Fallen from grace the former hero was fearfully called Khem-Adam, translated as Black Adam.

Shamed by his disciple's corruption the wizard Shazam stripped Teth-Adam of his powers and placed them within a scarab amulet, which was entombed with Pharaoh Rameses II, until it was uncovered by archaeologists C.C. and Marilyn Batson. The couple was murdered by an associate, Theo Adam, who unlocked the secret of the scarab and acquired the powers and memories of Teth-Adam, giving new life to Black Adam.

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