Definition of Captain Marvel from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

Captain Marvel

 
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a US comic book character. He began in 1940 in Whiz Comics and has also appeared in Marvel Comics and DC Comics. He was an ordinary man who changed into a 'super hero' by saying 'Shazam'. Other characters were Mary Marvel and Captain Marvel, Junior. The stories had unusual titles, such as 'The Mad Master of the Murder Maze'.