8 Things You Might Not Know About Shazam!
8He Wasn’t Originally a DC Comics Character
Although he’s been a mainstay of the DC Universe for decades, Shazam is not, in fact, a DC Comics creation. When Parker and Beck created the character, it was for the now-defunct Fawcett Comics. However, in 1952, a judge ruled in favor of DC’s (then National Comics Publications) claim that Shazam was a rip-off of Superman. Soon after this ruling, Fawcett closed its doors for good, and Shazam was licensed by DC in 1972 and purchased outright by the 1990s.