Captain Marvel, Jr.

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Captain Marvel, Jr. is a fictional character, a superhero appearing in American comic books published by Fawcett Comics and currently by DC Comics. The character is the sidekick to Captain Marvel, receiving incredible powers from the wizard Shazam whenever he speaks his predecessor's name. His alter-ego is a crippled impoverished orphan named Freddy Freeman, who cannot walk. During the The Trials of Shazam! storyline, he graduated to becoming the new Captain Marvel. In The New 52, Freddy Freeman is now known as Shazam, Jr.. He has been a member of the Marvel Family, Outsiders, Teen Titans and Young Justice.

Cover of Fawcett Publications' Master Comics, number 35, Jan 1943.

Freddy Freeman was created by Ed Herron, C. C. Beck, and Mac Raboy, first appearing in Whiz Comics #25 (1941).



Freddy Freeman made his live-action debut in the DC Extended Universe movie Shazam! (2019), portrayed by Jack Dylan Grazer and Adam Brody as a teenager and adult superhero, respectively. Grazer and Brody return in Shazam! Fury of the Gods (2023).