Some DC heroes stand for truth, justice, and a better tomorrow, but an anti-hero like Black Adam takes a different approach to changing the world. Black Adam's abilities overlap a lot with Captain Marvel – the DC version, not Marvel's – but while DCEU fans know the story of Billy Batson from Shazam!, Adam flies a bit more under the radar. The casual fan probably wonders about where Black Adam's superpowers come from. Is Black Adam as strong as Superman? And should he be considered one of DC’s greatest villains or heroes?
Above all else, Black Adam believes laying the smackdown is the only way to send a message to his detractors, which makes Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson the perfect person to bring the character to life on the big screen. Perhaps the People’s Eyebrow might even become part of the character’s official canon going forward.
The secrets of Adam can be partially traced back to ancient history and Egyptian gods, however, and the lore around the man once known as Teth-Adam is even deeper than that.