Lieutenant Marvels. The Lieutenants are Tall Billy Batson, a Texan, Hill Billy Batson, from the Ozarks, and Fat Billy Batson, from Brooklyn. They meet Billy Batson but are then kidnaped by Dr. Sivana’s henchmen. They are trapped on a buzzsaw, where Billy Batson’s voice cannot be heard enough for his “Shazam!” to be responded to, so all four Batsons shout the word “Shazam!” simultaneously. This gives Tall Billy, Hill Billy, and Fat Billy the powers of Captain Marvel. The Lieutenant Marvels fight such criminals as Sivana and Doctor Death. They appear in stories with titles like “The Vengeful Four,” “Sivana’s Revenge on the Lieutenant Marvels,” and “The Marvel Family and Aunty Anti-Marvel.”

First Appearance: Whiz Comics #21 (Fawcett), Sept 1941. 6 appearances, 1941-1943. Created by C.C. Beck and ?

 

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