When he debuted in 1939’s Whiz Comics #2 as Captain Marvel, Shazam quickly won the hearts of readers. The character regularly outsold competitors Superman and Batman, thanks to his whimsical premise and his fantastic rogues gallery. Readers returned month after month to see Captain Marvel battle mad scientist Doctor Sivana, magical baddie Black Adam, and the Monster Society of Evil, led by telepathic space worm Mister Mind. So even though Shazam! featured a variation of Doctor Savana and Black Adam stars in his own solo film, producers of Shazam! Fury of the Gods had plenty of comic book choices when it came to choosing the next baddie to battle Billy Batson and his super-powered family.
That’s why it’s a little surprising to learn that the movie’s antagonists will be the Daughters of Atlas, characters with no clear comic book antecedent. Who are these evil gods and how do they relate to established comic book characters?