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Captain Marvel and his ancient mentor Shazam on the cover of Captain Marvel Adventures number 47 (July 1945).

EtymologyEdit

Arguably coined by American comic book writer Bill Parker in February 1940[1][2], from the first letters of Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles and Mercury.

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shazam

  1. Alternative spelling of shazaam

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Karl M. Kapp (2013) The Gamification of Learning and Instruction Fieldbook: Ideas into Practice, John Wiley & Sons, →ISBN, page 191: “If you recall, Shazam is a comic book character created by Bill Parker and C.C. Beck for Fawcett Comics. He is an ancient wizard who gives a young boy named Billy Batson the power to transform into the superhero Captain Marvel.”
  2. ^ shazam” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2019.

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