Fawcett City


Fawcett City

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Fawcett City is a fictional city, and the home of DC Comics' Captain Marvel and the Marvel Family. Its name is derived from the original publishers of Captain Marvel comics, Fawcett Comics.

Features of Fawcett City include radio station WHIZ, which employs Captain Marvel's teenaged alter ego Billy Batson as an on-air and field reporter.

Fawcett City, like those of the other cities that appear in comics published by DC, has no exact location, besides being identified as being located in the Midwest region of the United States. However, in the 1990s series "The Power of Shazam!", it was suggested that it was located in Wisconsin, thanks to various clues given by writer Jerry Ordway. A "Teen Titans" "Secret Files & Origins" special, however, stated that Fawcett City was located in Indiana [ [http://www.karridian.net/dcusa_gl.html DC Atlas - Great Lakes Region ] ] .

The city is distinguished in the comic stories by an old-fashioned look and feel. Despite existing in the modern world, with current technologies and events, Fawcett seems old fashioned, as if stuck in the 1940s or 1950s. This timeless feel was explained in the "Power of Shazam!" series as being the results of a spell cast over the city in 1955 by Ibis the Invincible. The spell was requested by the wizard Shazam, and was said to have protected Fawcett from the influences of outside evils and slowed the passage of time. For the next forty years within the DC Universe, the city existed as a time-warp of sorts to the 1950s. The spell was shown to be removed in "Power of Shazam!" #11 (January 1996), and Fawcett began to slowly become a more modern city, although most of its Art Deco style buildings and generally old-fashioned values remain intact.

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