Real Name: Billy Mar-Vell
Identity/Class: Extra-dimensional (Earth-Amalgam) altered human
Affiliations: (currently) the Kree; the Judgment League: Avengers, Angelhawk (Warren Hall), Canary (Dinah Barton), Dark Claw (Logan Wayne), Goliath (Ollie Queen), Hawkeye (Clint Archer), Red Vision, Super-Soldier (Clark Kent), JLA West, JLA International, S.H.I.E.L.D.; (formerly) JLA: The New Blood (now known as the JLX); Apollo (Ray Summers), Firebird (Beatriz Grey), Mariner (Arthur McKenzie), Mercury (Pietro "Pete" Allen), Nightcreeper (Kurt Ryder), Runaway, Wraith (Todd LeBeau), Wonder Woman (Ororo)
Enemies: Fin Fang Flame
Known Relatives: none
Base of Operations: JLA Headquarters
First Appearance: JLX#1 (April, 1996); Whiz Marvels#1 (in Amalgam continuity)
Powers/Abilities: As Captain Marvel, Billy Mar-Vell possesses a wide variety of superhuman powers. He has exhibited superhuman strength and resistance to injury as well as the ability to fly at fast speeds.
- Captain Marvel made his first on-panel appearance. Billy Mar-Vell
was really a young boy (a fact that would remain unknown to even his Judgment
League: Avengers teammates in the future), but when he shouted the alien
word "Kree!" he was super-scientifically transformed into the adult hero
known as Captain Marvel.
(Judgment League: Avengers (vol.
I)#4) - After Angelhawk (Warren
Hall), Canary (Dinah Barton),
and Goliath (Oliver Queen) found and
revived the body of the World War II hero known as
Super-Soldier (Clark Kent), Captain Marvel
joined forces with the quartet of heroes and formed the
Judgment League: Avengers. Billy
Mar-Vell elected to keep the fact that he was really a young boy a secret
from his new teammates.
(Secret Crisis of the Infinity
Hour) - Along with the other members of the
Judgment League: Avengers, Captain Marvel
was transported to Apokolips by
Doctor Strangefate (Charles Xavier) in
order to fight the forces of Thanoseid
during the Secret Crisis of the Infinity
(Secret Crisis of the Infinity
Hour#7) - Near the close of the Secret Crisis of the Infinity
Hour, Captain Marvel was among those heroes present as
American Girl (Carol Barnes), the former
sidekick of Super-Soldier (Clark Kent),
heroically sacrificed her life to further the heroes' cause.
(Judgment League: Avengers (vol. II)#122) - "Trial of Mariner" - The metamutant member of the Judgment League: Avengers known as Aqua-Mariner (Arthur McKenzie) was framed for the destruction of three Roxxon oil freighters, a heinous criminal act which was actually perpetrated by the metamutant-hating madman known as Will Magnus. Given Aqua-Mariner's longtime personal war against surface dwellers who would harm his undersea habitat, the United States government automatically labeled him an "eco-terrorist" and sent in an army of troops to apprehend him without so much as an investigation. Captain Marvel and his fellow non-metamutant members of the JLA eventually captured Aqua-Mariner and imprisoned him without trial.
Outraged by the manner in which their fellow metamutant was
imprisoned without trial, most of the metamutant members of the JLA, under
the guidance of the mysterious New Gotham power broker known only as
Mr. X (Marco Xavier), freed Aqua-Mariner
from JLA custody and set out to find the lost city of
Atlantis, the legendary city of Homo
Superior, under the surface of the Atlantic Ocean. But Captain Marvel
and his fellow non-metamutant members of the Judgment League: Avengers were
not about to give up Aqua-Mariner without a fight . . .
(JLX#1) - "A League of Their Own" - On the stormy waters of the North Atlantic Ocean, Captain Marvel and the Judgment League: Avengers engaged their former teammates -- the band of renegade metamutants now known as the JLX -- in an attempt to capture the metamutant Aqua-Mariner, who was wanted for torching Roxxon oil tankers. Instructed by Super-Soldier to engage in a full assault on the JLX Wavecruiser, Captain Marvel flew toward the JLX member known as Apollo (Ray Summers). Captain Marvel told Apollo that he and his metamutant associates had gone too far this time, but Apollo only responded by hitting Captain Marvel with one of his optic solar blasts.
But when Apollo became preoccupied with defending himself against the JLA member known as Dark Claw (Logan Wayne), Captain Marvel was able to damage the hull of the JLX Wavecruiser with his superhuman strength. Captain Marvel's attack on the JLX Wavecruiser was cut short, however, when Angelhawk (the JLA member who was secretly a metamutant in league with Mr. X) feigned a broken back and fell into the ocean. All of the fighting between the two teams immediately stopped and Captain Marvel desperately dove in after his fallen comrade.
Minutes later, Captain Marvel reemerged from the ocean depths
with Angelhawk in his arms. Captain Marvel and his JLA teammates then
retreated so that they could get Angelhawk medical attention, vowing to bring
Aqua-Mariner to justice another day.
(JLX Unleashed!#1) - "The Inextinguishable Flame" - Captain Marvel assisted fellow JLA members Super-Soldier and Wonder Woman (Ororo) in their futile battle against the immensely powerful Fin Fang Flame, a fiery demon unleashed upon an unsuspecting world by the Hellfire League of Injustice. When Wonder Woman suggested to Super-Soldier that they release the then incarcerated members of the JLX to help in the battle against Fin Fang Flame, Captain Marvel vehemently objected. Captain Marvel reminded his fellow heroes that Mr. X -- the JLX's leader -- was Skrull who was due to be extradited to the Kree homeworld for trial and that "those people" (metamutants) were not to be trusted. Super-Soldier disagreed with Captain Marvel's suggestion that all metamutants were evil by definition, but he admitted that he could not release the JLX because it was his duty to uphold the law.
Suddenly, Fin Fang Flame attacked and engulfed Super-Soldier
in a ball of flame. Captain Marvel stayed behind to help Super-Soldier
as Wonder Woman went on her own to break Mr. X and the JLX out of
Comments: created by Gerard Jones, Mark Waid, Howard Porter, and John Dell; "JLX-Press" letter column created by Brian Augustyn
Marvel characters are listed in regular, or bold black type.
DC characters are listed in bold blue type.
Amalgam characters are listed in bold purple type.
In JLX Unleashed!#1,
Captain Marvel (Billy Mar-Vell) seems
to have an irrational hatred of metamutants. This could be attributed
to the fact that Captain Marvel's super powers are somehow tied to the
Kree aliens who slaughtered the rest
of Mr. X's Skrull civilization on Mars
. . . perhaps the Kree still see Mr. X and his band of metamutants as a
threat. Or perhaps Captain Marvel's negative opinion of metamutants
stems from the fact that Billy Mar-Vell is only a child and still
In case you're confused, Amalgam Comics didn't really exist beyond those seen in the few DC/Marvel cross-over. The titles you don't recognize are amalgams of similar Marvel and DC comics--Snood.
WHIZ MARVELS is
an amalgam of Marvel's MARVEL SUPER-HEROES (Marvel's Captain
debuted in MARVEL SUPER-HEROES (vol. I)#12) and DC's WHIZ COMICS (DC's Captain Marvel debuted in WHIZ COMICS#1).
Special thanks to penciler Matthew
Haley for identifying Captain Marvel
(Billy Mar-Vell) as one of the characters present at the death
of American Girl (Carol Barnes) in
SECRET CRISIS OF THE INFINITY HOUR
Profile by Skullogeist
If you like the Amalgam stuff, Skullogeist recommends these two sites:
Also assume that the Amalgam characters have no other connection to any others than whom they are Amalgamated, unless specifically mentioned.
Captain Marvel is an amalgam of:
Captain Marvel of Earth-616, Mar-Vell, @ Marvel Super-Heroes (vol. I)#12
Captain Marvel of the mainstream DC Universe,
William "Billy" Batson, @ Whiz Comics#1
First Posted: 07/09/2003
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Last updated: 07/09/2003
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