William Joseph “Billy” Batson, known as Captain Marvel and Shazam, is a fictional character that appears in DC comics. The character was created by Bill Parker and C. C. Beck and debuted in Whiz Comics #2. Shazam is a teenage boy who transforms into an adult superhero by speaking the word “Shazam!”. Each letter of the word represents the name of a god or mythological figure. Billy gains the powers of the wisdom of Solomon, the strength of Hercules, the stamina of Atlas, the power of Zeus, the courage of Achilles, and the speed of Mercury. Shazam is a member of the Justice League and has appeared in various comic book series, as well as animated television shows, films, and video games.