Even though the word is fun to say and sounds like an exclamation someone makes after making a free throw, it is actually an acronym (standing for Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles, and Mercury). The connections between Captain Marvel and Shazam are that both are the most recent characters within Marvel and DC to be given the title \"Captain Marvel\", both received their superpowers from the person whose name they would eventually adapt (Mar-Vell for Captain Marvel and the Wizard Shazam for Shazam), and both also happen to have live-action movies released around the time of this episode. In fact, DC's hero came first by a number of decades and was actually one of the most popular superheroes in the history of comic books. 1. Therefore, you might imagine that the story of how Marvel's upstart hero (who did not even take the name Captain Marvel until 2012) gets to call herself Captain Marvel while DC's hero is now calling himself Shazam … star heroes who were, at one time, called Captain Marvel. Billy Batson gained his powers from an ancient wizard named Shazam. 2. DC's Captain Marvel, on the other hand, goes in the opposite direction. Yes, both Marvel's Captain Marvel and DC's Shazam!