DC Day: In “The Power Of Shazam,” Billy Batson Can No Longer Say The Magic Word

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In 'Justice Society Of America' (2009) #23, Billy Batson can no longer say the magic word.
In ‘Justice Society Of America’ (2009) #23, Billy Batson can no longer say the magic word. AP Photo/DC Comics

GODS, MONSTERS AND INFINITE POWER

HAWKMAN LEAVES THE JSA

In ‘Justice Society Of America’ (2009) #23, the JSA holds a meeting after the recent events. The elder members disapprove of the other members behavior during their battle with Gog and feel he should take a leave of absence.

Enraged, Hawkman vociferates he is a founding member of the JSA. He says the elders’ righteousness does not get results and decides to quit the JSA. Alan Scott tries to intervene but Flash says “Hawkman always returns.”

In 'Justice Society Of America' (2009) #23, Hawkman leaves the JSA.
In ‘Justice Society Of America’ (2009) #23, Hawkman leaves the JSA. AP Photo/DC Comics.

BLACK ADAM FREES A RESURRECTED ISIS FROM FELIX FAUST’S SORCERY

At the Tower of Fate, Felix Faust possesses the body of Isis. He brought her back at the Tower of Fate and notices, however, that Isis’ bond with the Earth has been creating Isis flowers in order to contact Black Adam. As Felix Faust looks for the Scarab, Black Adam storms into the room. He holds Faust by the throat and threatens to rip his larynx out of it, unless he returns Isis to him.

Faust undoes the mindless spell and Isis returns to her senses. Faust looks for the Scarab but Black Adam steps on his right hand when he finds it. With the Scarab and Isis’ Amulet, Faust had been able to control Isis and dupe Black Adam. Isis orders Faust to return the Amulet, he does. Black Adam intends to take Faust’s head to his throne. But Isis goes for his lower body.

In 'Justice Society Of America' (2009) #23, Black Adam holds Felix Faust by the throat so that Faust may free Isis from his possession.
In ‘Justice Society Of America’ (2009) #23, Black Adam holds Felix Faust by the throat so that Faust may free Isis from his possession. AP Photo/DC Comics.

ATOM SMASHER WANTS TO REJOIN THE JSA

In 'Justice Society Of America' (2009) #23, Atom Smasher wants to rejoin the JSA.
In ‘Justice Society Of America’ (2009) #23, Atom Smasher wants to rejoin the JSA. AP Photo/DC Comics.

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BILLY BATSON CAN NO LONGER SAY THE MAGIC WORD

Black Adam and Isis travel to the Rock of Eternity. There, Black Adam fights Billy Batson while Isis uses a book of spells. She intends to find the Seven Deadly Enemies of Man that led to the murder of brother, and herself. Isis needs the power of the Rock of Eternity for her magic. Black Adam finally gains the upperhand on Billy and pins him to the ground. Speaking the magic word “Shazam,” Isis casts Billy Batson out of the Rock of Eternity with a lightning bolt. Billy Batson wakes up on the street of Fawcett City. He attempts to say the magic word “Shazam” but nothing happens.

At the Bromfield residence, Billy summons Freddy Freeman, the current Captain Marvel. However, it is the JSA that answers his summons. They say they received a distress signal from Captain Marvel from the location. Wildcat wants to interrogate Billy with a beating. However, Stargirl intervenes and tells Billy not to tell them his secret. With courage, Billy reveals his codename, he is Captain Marvel, leader of the Marvel family. At the Rock of Eternity, Black Adam and Isis offer Mary Marvel to join the Marvel family.

In 'Justice Society Of America' (2009) #23, Isis says the magic name "Shazam" in order to cast Billy Batson out of the Rock of Eternity.
In ‘Justice Society Of America’ (2009) #23, Isis says the magic name “Shazam” in order to cast Billy Batson out of the Rock of Eternity. AP Photo/DC Comics.

FOOTNOTES

Justice Society of America Vol 3 25 in DC Database.

DC Day: It’s Official! In His Thirst For Vengeance Against The Third Horseman, Black Adam Became A Genocidal Maniac By Killing Every Man, Woman And Child In Bialya

DC DAY

In ’52’ (2007) #45, Black Adam massacres every man, woman and child in Bialya grieved over Isis’s death caused by the Third Horseman. Photo/DC Comics

IN DC MULTIVERSE

ISIS WAS GIFTED TO BLACK ADAM AS “THE MOST BEAUTIFUL VIRGIN IN ALL OF EGYPT”

In 52, we witness the rise and fall of Black Adam, from monarch and husband to genocidal maniac. In ’52’ (2006) #3, two representatives of Intergang Noose and Rough House offer Black Adam “the most beautiful virgin in all of Egypt” in exchange for safe passage to Kandhaq for arms smuggling. Black Adam responds by crushing Noose’s face. Her name is Adrianna Tomaz. In ’52’ (2006) #12, Adrianna helps Black Adam calm his violent temper and shows him how to use his powers to help others.

Black Adam and Adrianna travel by a secret passageway to the Rock of Eternity. There, they find Captain Marvel who has become the new Shazam and who is being driven mad by the Seven Deadly Sins. Black Adam shows Captain Marvel the scarab that had imprisoned him for centuries and tells that he intends to give the power of a hero contained within to Adrianna. Adam tells Adrianna she is worthy of the power. At first, she hesitates then she accepts. She becomes… Isis. Black Adam and Isis both set out to change the world.

In ’52’ (2006) #12, Black Adam uses the power of the scarab to transform Adrianna Tomaz into Isis. Photo/DC Comics

OSIRIS’ CROCODILE HE BEFRIENDED, WAS THE FOURTH HORSEMAN… HE CAUSED A BLIGHT ACROSS KHANDAQ KILLING ISIS, BLACK ADAM’S WIFE, AND BITING OSIRIS IN HALF

In 52, Black Adam eventually married Isis, though foreshadowing his fall into a genocidal maniac. Osiris who belonged to the Black Marvel family, befriended a crocodile he named Sobek. In ’52’ (2007) #43, a blight swept upon Khandaq with pouring rain that caused plants to wither and die.

People started rioting in the streets and Black Adam was powerless to stop it. Osiris believes his super powers are a curse. Sobek asks Osiris to speak the magic words. Osiris agress and speaks the magic words: “Black Adam” reverting to a mortal state.1 At that moment, Sobek’s eyes glow red and he attacks Osiris, biting him in half.

 

In ’52’ (2007) #44, Black Adam and Isis battle the Four Horsemen. Photo/DC Comics

In ’52’ (2007) #44, Black Adam and Isis battle the Four Horsemen. Sobek reveals himself to be the Yurrd the Unknown, The Fourth Horseman or Famine. Isis retorts that they loved Sobek and that they had accepted the creature into the Black Marvel Family. At this time, the other three Horsemen reveal themselves. They reveal they are responsible for Khandaq’s misfortunes. It is a result of Black Adam’s rejection of Intergang’s safe passage in Khandaq.

A battle follows during which Zorrm, the Horseman of Pestilence putrefies Isis with disease. Having finished off War, Black Adam attacks Death only for Isis to repel Death with lava. Black Adam rushes to Isis’ side and she tells him to “avenge us.”2 Isis dies of disease and her power returns to Black Adam with a bolt of lightning. The fall of Black Adam commences into his madness as a genocidal maniac.

In ’52’ (2007) #44, Black Adam is bloodthirsty over Isis’s death and seeks to avenge her. Photo/DC Comics

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BLACK ADAM IS OFFICIALLY A GENOCIDAL MANIAC: SEEKING DEATH, HE MURDERED EVERY MAN, WOMAN AND CHILD IN BIALYA

In ’52’ (2007) #45, Black Adam massacres every man, woman and child in Bialya grieved over Isis’s death caused by the Third Horseman. Photo/DC Comics

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SOURCES

52 Vol 1 45 in DC Database.
52 Vol 1 3
in DC Database.
52 Vol 1 12 in DC Database.
52 Vol 1 43 in DC Database.
52 Vol 1 44 in DC Database.
Teth-Adam (New Earth) in DC Database.

FOOTNOTES

  1. 52 #43.
  2. 52 #44.