How the most popular name in comics affected and reflected our world

by Zorikh Lequidre and Evan Azriliant

This website is a preview of the upcoming book about the history of Captain Marvel, the name and the characters, and their relevance to Western culture and history. The thesis of this book is that Captain Marvel is the most important name in comic book history with regards to Western popular culture and American history.

You can order the first two issues of a three-issue miniseries outlining the history of the many Captain Marvels, send check or money order for $3.50 (including shipping and handling) to Watch This Space c/o Zorikh Lequidre, 182 Graham Ave #2, Brooklyn, NY 11206 or use PayPal to send $3.50 to

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Who are all these Marvels, anyway?
Who are all these Marvels, anyway?

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The author as an action figure by Tom Rebello


The Original Captain Marvel
Fawcett Publications, 1940-1953
DC Comics, 1973-1986
SHAZAM! The Original Captain Marvel
Alter-ego: Billy Batson
Created by Bill Parker, C.C. Beck
Captain Marvel Split!
MF Enterprises, 1966
SPLIT! The Second Captian Marvel
Alter-ego: Roger Winkle
Created by Carl Burgos, others
Captain Mar-Vell
Marvel Comics 1967-1982
Captain Mar-Vell
Alter-Ego: Walter Lawson, later Rick Jones
Created by Stan Lee, Roy Thomas, Gene Colan
Captain Marvel/Photon/Pulsar/Spectrum
Marvel Comics 1982-present
Monica Rambeau
Alter-ego: Monica Rambeau
Created by Roger Stern, John Romita Jr.
Captain Marvel The New Beginning
DC Comics 1987
The New Beginning
Alter-ego: Billy Batson
Created by Roy & Dann Thomas, Tom Mandrake
Captain Marvel - Power of Shazam
DC Comics 1994-2006
Power of SHAZAM!
Alter-ego: Billy Batson
Created by Jerry Ordway
"The Lady Captain Marvel"
DC Comics 1994-present
The Lady Captain Marvel
Alter-ego: Mary Bromfield (Batson)
Created by Jerry Ordway
Captain Marvel - C.C. Batson
DC Comics 1996
CC Batson as Captain Marvel
Alter-Ego: C.C. Batson
Created by Jerry Ordway, Peter Krause
Legacy/Captain Marvel/Photon
Marvel Comics 1993-present
Alter-Ego: Genis-Vell, also Rick Jones
Created by Ron Marz, Joe Phillips
Amalgam Captain Marvel
Amalgam (DC/Marvel) Comics

Alter-ego: Billy Mar-Vell
Created by Gerard Jones, Mark Waid, Howard Porter, and John Dell
Captain Marvel (Earth/Paradise/Universe X)
Marvel Comics 200-2003
Captain Mar-Vell of Earth/Paradise/Universe X
Alter-Ego: Mar-Vell
Created by Jim Krueger, Alex Ross
"The New Captain Marvel"/Quasar/Martyr
Marvel Comics 2004
Alter-ego: Phyla-Vell
Created by Peter David, Paul Azaceta
Captain Mahr-Vehl
Marvel Comics 2005-present
Ultimates Captain Mahr-Vehl
Alter-ego: Philip Lawson, Plukommander Geheneris HalaSon Mahr Vehl
Created by Warren Ellis, Steve McNiven
Ms. Marvel/Binary/Warbird/Captain Marvel/Ms. Marvel/Captain Marvel
Marvel Comics 1967-Present
Carol Danvers
Alter-Ego: Carol Danvers
Created by (as Carol Danvers) Stan Lee, Roy Thomas, Gene Colan
Khn'nr - the Skrull Captain Marvel
Marvel Comics
Alter-Ego: Khn'nr
Created by
Noh-Varr/Marvel Boy/Captain Marvel/Protector
Marvel Comics 2000-present
Alter-ego: Noh-Varr
Created by Grant Morrison, J.G. Jones
visitors to Captain Marvel Culture since 3/2/06

Content of this web page is copyright 2003 by Zorikh Lequidre
All characters named herein are copyrighted by their respective copyright holders.
This project is not sponsored or endorsed by the holders of any of these copyrights or the creators of any of these characters.