Comic books in 'Erik Josten 1st Appearances'
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Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Wally Wood. "The Bitter Taste of Defeat!", script by Stan Lee, pencils by Don Heck, inks by Wally Wood; Enchantress uses the machine that Zemo used to create Wonder Man (see The Avengers #9) to turn one of Zemo's minions into Power Man; The two use tricks--and the Avengers' own internal discord--to make the Avengers appear dysfunctional; The City Council orders them to disband! Avengers Roll Call: Captain America, Hawkeye, Quicksilver, and the Scarlet Witch. Villains: the first Power Man (Erik Josten) and the Enchantress. Guest appearance by Tony Stark (Iron Man). Flashback cameos by the first Baron Zemo, the Executioner, and Wonder Man. Letter to the editor from comics writer Mike Friedrich. Reprinted in Marvel Triple Action #15. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12.
NOTE: 1st appearance of Erik Josten as Power Man I (a.k.a. the Smuggler, a.k.a. Goliath, a.k.a., Atlas of the Thunderbolts). Cover price $0.12.
"Enter: The Smuggler!" Script by Roger Stern. Art by Jim Mooney (breakdowns) and Bruce Patterson (finishes). Cover by Keith Pollard and Bob McLeod. The wall-crawler busts up a smuggling operation led by the former Power Man (aka Erik Josten), who is now calling himself the Smuggler. Also in this issue, Aunt May tells Peter that she is getting engaged. Back up story: "The White Tiger" Script by Roger Stern. Pencils by Denys Cowan. Inks by Jim Mooney. The parents and sister of Hector Ayala (aka the White Tiger) have been murdered. And now the White Tiger is out for blood! Origin of the White Tiger. 32 pages
NOTE: 1st appearance of Erik Josten as the Smuggler (formerly Power Man I, aka Goliath, aka Atlas of the Thunderbolts). Cover price $0.50.
This issue serves as a prelude to Avengers West Coast (1985) #1. "When Giants walk the Earth!" Guest-starring Hawkeye and Wonder Man. Mockingbird and Tigra cameos. Story by Bob Harris. Art by Luke McDonnell, Akin, and Garvey. Story takes place between Iron Man (1968-96 1st Series) #187 and #188. Erik Josten is down on his luck. Formerly known as Power Man (a title he would soon lose to Luke Cage), then later he was a small time hood known as the Smuggler. Josten was once strong enough to go toe-to-toe with Wonder Man. Now, his powers are fading. He seeks out Dr. Karl Malus, a mad scientist who experiments on people with super-powers. When Malus is finished, Josten finds himself even more powerful than before. With the ability to grow to giant size, Josten now calls himself Goliath! Can even the combined power of Iron Man and Wonder Man along with the word's greatest marksman, Hawkeye, hope to defeat this new menace? 48 pages.
NOTE: 1st appearance of Erik Josten as Goliath (formerly Power Man I, formerly the Smuggler, a.k.a. Atlas of the Thunderbolts). Cover price $1.00.
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This is the 1st printing (green background). 1st appearance Hallie Takahama (becomes Jolt). Pencils by Mark Bagley, inks by Vince Russell. Justice ... Like Lightning!, script by Kurt Busiek, pencils by Mark Bagley, inks by Vince Russell; Earth's newest heroic team, the Thunderbolts, bursts on the scene to widespread acclaim ... but all is not as it seems. 52 pgs.
NOTE: 1st appearance of Erik Josten as Atlas (formerly Power Man I, formerly the Smuggler, formerly Goliath). Cover price $2.99.