A group of heroes who were first published by Fawcett Comics and later by both Charlton Comics and DC Comics.

In the 1940's, the wizard Shazam chose a champion from among the human race. Choosing young newsboy Billy Batson, Shazam endowed Billy with:

whenever he said the word SHAZAM! A bolt of mystic lightning would come down and Billy Batson would be transformed into Captain Marvel! Captain Marvel first appeared in Whiz Comics #1 in 1942.

Over the years, other people endowed with special abilities similar to Billy's were born. Captain Marvel plus these others are commonly known as the Marvel Family. The other members of the Marvel Family are: