Captain Marvel, Jr. Lame paperboy Freddy Freeman watches as his grandfather is killed by the evil Captain Nazi, who then breaks Freddy's back. Captain Marvel takes Freddy to the cave where he, Marvel, gained his powers. The wizard Shazam tells Marvel that he can give Freddy some of his powers. Freddy, when he says the words "Captain Marvel," becomes Captain Marvel, Jr. He has the strength, speed, flight, and invulnerability of Captain Marvel, In his civilian identity he operates a newsstand. He is a member of the Crime Crusaders Club. In addition to Captain Nazi, Captain Marvel Jr. fights Mr. Macabre, the Walking Shadow, Dr. Dunk and his Four Dimensional Forceps, and others.
First Appearance: Whiz Comics #25 (Fawcett), Dec 1941. 100+ appearances, 1941-1949+. Created by France Herron, C.C. Beck, and Mac Raboy.
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