"...In the Beginning..."

1973-02

Main Details
Series
Volume 1
Issue 1
Collects
Credits
Date 1973-02
Publisher
Location of Publication New York, New York
Genre Superhero
Format Softcover
Type Comic Book
Page Count 32
Language English
Characters
  • Captain Marvel (Billy Batson) (Earth S) (First appearance in a comic published by DC) (Origin)
  • Captain Marvel Jr. (Freddie Freeman) (Earth S) (First appearance in a comic published by DC)
  • Mary Marvel (Mary Batson) (Earth S) (First appearance in a comic published by DC)
  • Shazam (Wizard) (Earth S) (First appearance in a comic published by DC) (Flashback only)
Story Location Earth-S: Fawcett City
Notes The Marvel Family (First appearance in a comic published by DC) (Flashback and main story)
1st Story: Captain Marvel in "...In the Beginning..."
2nd story: Marvel Family: "The World's Wickedest Plan"

Reprinted Issue:

3d story: Captain Marvel Adventures Vol 1 #55, March, 1946; Capt. Marvel and the Endless String!

"...In the Beginning..." recaps Captain Marvel's origin.
"...In the Beginning..." and "The World's Wickedest Plan" were reprinted in Shazam: From the 40's to the 70's, Showcase Presents: Shazam! Vol. 1, Shazam!: The Greatest Stories Ever Told and Shazam!: A Celebration of 75 Years.
This issue introduces the substance Suspendium and explains the disappearance of the Marvel Family from the Golden Age to the Bronze Age.

In the DC-published issues, this place was called "Fawcett City," even though in the Fawcett-published issues it had been called "New York City".

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