Black Adam

Black Adam is a DC supervillain and archenemy of Captain Marvel/Shazam. He first appeared in Fawcett Comics’ The Marvel Family in December 1945. He was revived when DC purchased Fawcett Comics and began publishing Captain Marvel stories under the title Shazam! in the 1970’s.

As originally depicted, Black Adam was a corrupted, ancient Egyptian predecessor of Captain Marvel, who fought his way to modern times to challenge the hero and his Marvel Family associates. However, Black Adam has been re-defined by DC Comics as a corrupted antihero attempting to clear his name and reputation.

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