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Over the decades, the Monster Society has included dozens and dozen of villains–even Hitler and Mussolini were members at one point! (they
Fans like to think that Black Adam is Shazam’s “opposite number” villain, but he’s more like a corrupted version of Shazam than his polar opposite. In the comics, Shazam’s evil doppelganger was named Ibac. But his real name was even better: Stanley “Stinky” Printwhistle. He was a common thug granted powers by Satan, who offered him the chance to become a champion of evil, in exchange for his immortal soul.
Printwhistle gladly said yes, and whenever he spoke the magic word “IBAC”, he transformed from a skinny petty criminal into the musclebound villain. And just like Shazam, each of the letters in his name stand for something — I for Ivan the Terrible, C for Cesare Borgia, A for Attila the Hun, and C for Caligula. There is a less cheesy version in modern DC Comics, but we like the “Stinky” Printwhistle version better.
One of the goofiest looking of the original
The Crocodile Men
We actually catch a glimpse of the The Crocodile Men inside the Rock of Eternity in
Not to be confused with the Sword and Sorcery hero Kull the Conquero, King Kull is a prehistoric “beast man” who ruled the Submen race in 28,000 BC. The Submen were savage, but also technologically advanced (think
Now more than ever, we would like to see a despicable Nazi bad guy in a movie, so the righteous thundering fists of Shazam and knock them right across the teeth. It would be cathartic for everyone. Albrecht Krieger received powers from Hitler in World War II, and was subsequently frozen to organize the 4th Reich in modern day. Boy would we would like to see Shazam kick his ass on screen.