Black Goliath

 BLAG   (Marvel, 1976)

™ and ©1975 Marvel Entertainment Group

Long before Icon, Hardware, or Shadowman, this fifteen-foot-tall black super-hero was thwarting criminals—white, brown, and black, as well as extraterrestrial—in his own series. It began when Bill Foster helped Avenger Henry Pym, the original Goliath, fight the side-effects of his super-powers. In doing so, Foster learned and perfected the ability to grow fifteen feet in an instant.

But being a super-hero wasn’t all it was cracked up to be, as Black Goliath discovered when he lost his girlfriend and realized that the public cared less about his true exploits than about gossip and rumor.

This series, which only had a five-issue run, may simply have been before its time.

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#1

  2/1/1976
  $0.25
  $21.00
1 copy available for $21.00
1st Appearance Atom-Smasher; 1st appearance Herbert Bell; 1st appearance Dale West; 1st appearance Talia Kruma; Origin of Black GoliathTony IsabellaGeorge Tuska

#2

  4/1/1976
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  $12.00
6 copies available from $5.50
1st appearance Celia ’Ceil’ Jackson; 2nd Appearance Atom-SmasherChris ClaremontGeorge Tuska

#2 Variation A

  4/1/1976
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1st appearance Celia ’Ceil’ Jackson; 30¢ regional price variantChris ClaremontGeorge Tuska

#3

  6/1/1976
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  $9.00
5 copies available from $2.94
1st appearance Vulcan; Death of Atom-Smasher; Kurt Busiek L.O.C.Chris ClaremontGeorge Tuska

#3 Variation A

  6/1/1976
  $0.30
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1st appearance Vulcan; Death of Atom-Smasher; 30¢ regional price variant; Kurt Busiek L.O.C.Chris ClaremontGeorge Tuska

#4

  8/1/1976
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  $14.50
5 copies available from $4.00
Versus Stilt ManChris ClaremontRich Buckler

#4 Variation A

  8/1/1976
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  $20.00
No copies available
Versus Stilt Man; 30¢ regional price variantChris ClaremontRich Buckler

#5

  11/1/1976
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3 copies available from $3.75
Final Issue; Story continues in Champions #11Chris ClaremontKeith Pollard