July 24th, 2008
2:37 PM CST -
Midway has released a new high-resolution render of Captain Marvel from the upcoming Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe. The WorldsCollide.com website lists the character as Shazam, which is appears to be incorrect. The character Shazam is a wizard and DC Comics appears to market Captain Marvel under the "Shazam" label. Granted the confusion is high, but this entry in Wikipedia explains the name "Shazam".
Because Marvel Comics trademarked their Captain Marvel comic book during the interim between the original Captain Marvel's Fawcett years and DC years, DC Comics is unable to promote and market their Captain Marvel/Marvel Family properties under that name. Since 1972, DC has instead used the trademark Shazam! as the title of their comic books and thus the name under which they market and promote the character. Consequently, Captain Marvel himself is sometimes erroneously referred to as Shazam.

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July 24th, 2008 3:15 PM CST - Tim Static
Wow. Looks good, but he looks like a cross between Flash & Superman, hehe.
July 24th, 2008 4:26 PM CST - Angel
Yep a mistake, for copyright reasons DC promotes the comic as Shazam! and because of it, some presume its his name.
July 24th, 2008 6:16 PM CST - Glamador
Well he looks exactly the way I expected him too. Just like they described in the MKast he looks like himself from Kingdom Come. I like it.
July 24th, 2008 7:07 PM CST - jeary
Looks good. But since ive never heard of this character before the MKDC announcement and only then heard of him from you guys explaining him here, i still look at him and think: "another superman? "a superman wannabee?" I know hes not and some people say hes more powerful than superman, but it just seems like if MK threw two ninjas in the game who both had freezing powers. Im sure every other MK fan or non-dc fan who has no clue who captain marvel is said the same thing.
July 24th, 2008 7:25 PM CST - Kai
Not bad. Actually, Captain Marvel is the reason why Superman's weakness of magic came into life. Instead of using alien powers, C. Marvel uses magic. He used his powers to defeat Superman in a crossover comic where the two squared off.
July 24th, 2008 10:43 PM CST - jeary
Originally Posted by : Kai
Not bad. Actually, Captain Marvel is the reason why Superman's weakness of magic came into life. Instead of using alien powers, C. Marvel uses magic. He used his powers to defeat Superman in a crossover comic where the two squared off.
Very interesting, i did not know that.
July 24th, 2008 11:09 PM CST - Glamador
Anybody have a clue what arena is in the backdrop?
July 25th, 2008 2:12 AM CST - Goraka
Originally Posted by : jeary
it just seems like if MK threw two ninjas in the game who both had freezing powers.
What, like Sub-Zero and Frost? I love this look, like Glam said it looks very Kingdom Come, and that is where my best memories of Captain Marvel come in. My interest in this game just went up a little more.
July 25th, 2008 2:09 PM CST - Angel
Originally Posted by : Kai
Not bad. Actually, Captain Marvel is the reason why Superman's weakness of magic came into life. Instead of using alien powers, C. Marvel uses magic. He used his powers to defeat Superman in a crossover comic where the two squared off.
Its a populaur match up. The pair have fought many times, usually either Superman wins or they don't end the match with a winner. I only really liked the JLU episode where the to fought. Short and sweet. :-/ Edit: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=B2BvSqqmidM
July 25th, 2008 7:08 PM CST - Tim Static
KLOSE KOMBAT!
August 23rd, 2008 10:01 PM CST - Tim Static
where is the love for Shazam? Still havent seen anything in game or otherwise, aside from this render. I sure hope they make him as bad arse as he is.
August 24th, 2008 3:28 PM CST - MKF30-mkdc
Yeah, Shazam can take on Supes to a point. Superman has defeated him as well in over the years and kicked the crap out of him in the show a bit.
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