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Cataloging Captain Marvel's Magical Powers: Invulnerability
Thursday, October 02, 2008
Captain Marvel's powers were burgeoning and it wasn't long before his invulnerability was taken to a new level.

As Billy Batson lay helpless in a diabolical Dr. Sivana trap, it seemed that the young newsboy was about to meet his maker in a bath of molten steel. Luckily a glob of the white hot metal was able to burn away his gag without harm and Billy quickly said the magic word to transform into Captain Marvel.

With no time to spare, Cap burst through the chains that had bound him as Billy, but rather than leaping away from molten iron, he let it envelop his body as he likened it to a hot bath.

If there was any doubt about Cap's invulnerability, it was put to bed in "Captain Marvel Battles the Winged Death" in Whiz Comics #10 (Nov 1940).

Powers
  • Leaping - Whiz Comics #2 (Feb 1940)
  • Strength - Whiz Comics #2 (Feb 1940)
  • Speed - Whiz Comics #3 (Mar 1940)

  • Wisdom - Whiz Comics #4 (Apr 1940)
  • Death Ray Proof - Whiz Comics #5 (May 1940)
  • Flight - Whiz Comics #5 (Jun 1940)
  • Invulnerability - Whiz Comics #10 (Nov 1940)

Weaknesses
  • Deadly Gas - Whiz Comics #3 (Mar 1940)
Billy Batson's Abilities
  • Airplane Pilot - Whiz Comics #7 (Aug 1940)

Shazam! Fun Fact Text
CATALOGING CAPTAIN MARVEL'S MAGICAL POWERS!

Captain Marvel demonstrated his invulnerability by getting smothered in molten iron and surviving!

Not only was Cap super-strong, but his body was impervious to harm. He was unafraid to be bathed in hot iron and boasted about it!

Captain Marvel displayed his strength and invulnerability in Whiz Comics #10 (Nov 1940)