Originally a character created by Fawcett Comics that first appeared in Whiz Comics #2, until they were sued by DC Comics. Shazam later appeared in 1973' with Shazam #1, where his popularity dropped off. From then on he has had mixed reviews with his series, however, in the late 1990's and 2000's he became a critical and prominent role in JSA, and his own frequent mini-series. He recently had a well-recived, revamped origin story for the New 52.

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