"The Lady Captain Marvel"
DC Comics 1995-present

Mary, under mind control, being very out of character in 'Formerly Known as the Justice League' #3

Alter-Ego: Mary Bromfield (Batson)
Created by Jerry Ordway

Origin: Mary Batson was separated from her big brother Billy when Theo Adam killed their parents. She was adopted by Nick and Nora Bromfield, a wealthy couple on the outskirts of Fawcett City. Then one day the pooka Tawky Tawny tells her to say the magic word "Shazam." She then gains a share of the power the old wizard gave to Billly to become Captain Marvel.

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The Rebirth of Mary Marvel in 'Countdown to Infinite Crisis' #10

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