Shazam! Vol.1 #1


Captain Marvel returns to Earth; Captain Marvel escapes the trap that Dr. Sivana had created that caused the Marvel Family to be placed in suspended animation for the last 20 years.

Printed: Feb 1973
Writers: Denny O'Neil and Otto Binder
Art: C.C. Beck and Pete Costanza
Cover: C.C. Beck, Nick Cardy, and Murphy Anderson

- DC begins publishing Shazam after licensing the Captain Marvel character from Fawcett who they had successfully sued 20 years earlier for copyright infringement due to the character's similarities to Superman
- 1st cover appearance of Captain Marvel and Superman though Superman does not appear in the story with Captain Marvel