BLACK ADAM was created by Otto binder & C.C. Beck in 1945 as a villain for CAPTAIN MARVEL. Prince TETH-ADAM was an ancient Egyptian prince who was holding on to his kingdom. For this the Wizard SHAZAM thought he was 'pure of heart' so he called out for him. He was the first to utter the Wizard's name - S H A Z A M!!! But with his new mighty powers TETH-ADAM became corrupt and went after a Pharaoh who was threatening his kingdom! This made him lose favor with the Wizard SHAZAM. He now called TETH-ADAM - "BLACK ADAM"! Because he couldn't take ADAM's powers away - SHAZAM banishes him to the furthest star! He remained there for 5000 years until accidentally released by CAPTAIN MARVEL. His powers originally came from the Graeco-Roman Gods, but when he turned on society they came from the Egyptian Deities: Shu (stamina), Hershef (strength), Amon (power), Zehuti (Thoth) (wisdom), Anpu (speed), and Menthu (courage). BLACK ADAM has become a staple villain for DC COMICS! He had corrupted Mary Marvel (CAPTAIN MARVEL's sister before the new 52 came out) to the dark side. Design note: I took the liberty to 'de-age' the wizard and kept him in his white robe!