Black Adam

fictional character in DC Comics

Teth-Adam, better known as 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 (alongside Doctor Sivana and Mister Mind) and rival to both Superman and Hawkman.

Cosplay of Black Adam.

Though his origins vary between versions, in all that he is depicted as the former champion of the Wizard, who was corrupted by his power, resulting in him becoming a villain and an adversary towards the Marvel Family. In recent years, however, he has frequently been depicted as a more neutral or anti-villainous character.

In 2009, Black Adam was ranked as IGN's 16th Greatest Comic Book Villain of All Time.[1]



Actor Dwayne Johnson plays the character in the DC Extended Universe spin-off movie Black Adam (2022).[2]


  1. Black Adam is number 16 , IGN.
  2. D'Alessandro, Anthony (March 28, 2021). "Dwayne Johnson Unveils 'Black Adam' Summer 2022 Release Date Before NCAA UCLA vs. Alabama Tourney Game". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on March 28, 2021. Retrieved March 28, 2021.