Who is Shazam? Who is Captain Marvel? Is Shazam the same person as Captain Marvel? These are questions you might have if you are a new fan of Captain Marvel - or you might have them as a fan of many years!! I hope to use this post to make a clear distinction in the characters. (For a more in-depth look at the history behind this, please read here.)
In the picture above the character on the left is Shazam and the character on the right is Billy Batson. Shazam is the wizard who gives Billy Batson the power to become Captain Marvel. When Billy Batson says, "SHAZAM!" he becomes Captain Marvel!
Captain Marvel is Shazam's champion to defend the poor and helpless and to defeat evil. And when Captain Marvel says, "SHAZAM!" he turns back into young Billy Batson.
So there you have it - I hope you've found this helpful!!