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The (bad) TV series Shazam!, based on the DC Comics property of the same name, ran from 1974-1977. A few aspects of the series contain totally original material, from young Billy Batson having a mentor named, get this, Mentor, who drives him around in a caravan with the Shazam logo on the front of it. In the show, Billy frequently consults a glowing ball that gives him access to the gods and king that give his powers derive from. Were any of these elements later adapted for the comics? Did he ever gain an elderly sidekick named Mentor whose relationship to him is hopefully explained? Does he ever get a "Sha-van?"

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    Having a tutor called Mentor was good enough for Abraham Lincoln, but not good enough for you? Hmm. Picky much? – Valorum Sep 16 at 6:51
  • @valorum Mentor is an old name for a tutor. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mentor_(Odyssey) – Matt Gutting Sep 16 at 15:26
  • Shazam! was a part of a programming called The Shazam!/Isis Hour whose second half was the show The Secrets of Isis wherein a human turned into the goddess Isis. Both Shazam! and The Secrets of Isis were based in the same fictional universe and they even had crossover episodes. DC wrote the same Isis into DC comicbook canon later. I'm not sure if this qualifies as an answer, so I'm leaving this here as a comment. As for the other specific elements of the show mentioned in the question, they never made it into comicbook canon AFAIK. – Satyajit Sen Sep 16 at 22:42
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    @SatyajitSen I didn't realize that Isis came didn't originate in the comics. I would definitely count that as part of an answer. – Donatello Swansino Sep 16 at 22:48
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    @DannyMcG No, you're thinking of Super Friends, which had the Wonder Twins, who are siblings that join rings to get their power. – Donatello Swansino Sep 17 at 19:13

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