Black Adam

supervillain appearing in DC Comics publications and related media

Black Adam is a fictional supervillain and sometimes antihero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. He was created by Otto Binder and C. C. Beck, the character is the archenemy of the superhero Captain Marvel, also known as Shazam.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7]

In 2009, Black Adam was ranked as IGN's 16th Greatest Comic Book Villain of All Time.[8] Dwayne Johnson has been cast as Black Adam in the planned DC Extended Universe movies.


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  6. Mark Cassidy -Film - 2/11/2015 Filed Under: "Shazam" Source: Total. "The Rock Clarifies Anti-Hero BLACK ADAM Comment; Talks About Facing 'Batman' & 'Superman'".
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  8. Black Adam is number 16 , IGN.