Black Adam (Teth Adam) is a fictional character, a supervillan in the DC Comic universe. Created by Otto Binder and C. C. Beckirst, he first appeared in Marvel Family #1 in 1945. Circa 1200 BC, Shazam the wizard grew older, and sought a champion worthy to inherit his powers. The young prince Teth-Adam of Kahndaq (Ramses' son) impressed the wizard with his fairness and decency. But before Shazam could bestow his powers, his daughter Blaze made a deal with the god Set. When Teth-Adam spoke the name "Shazam," instead of gaining the wizard's powers, he was blessed with the power of six Egyptian gods. Teth survived into the modern era eventually becoming corrupt. He has been a member of the Justice Society, Injustice Society, Secret Society of Super-Villains, Suicide Squad and Monster Society of Evil. Black Adam was ranked as IGN's 16th Greatest Comic Book Villain of All Time.