Power Man #24-25 (1975): 1st Black Goliath

Claire Temple left Luke Cage a “Dear John” letter, so Cage and DW Griffith go looking for her and learn she used to be married to…Bill Foster!  Foster, who had a few appearances as a side character in The Avengers, took some Pym particles and got stuck at giant size.  He can’t shrink back.  So naturally, he’s joined a circus. 

And of course the only Marvel circus is Ringmaster’s Circus of Crime.

In the background above is a new member, Livewire. He used to work for Psychoman as a henchman, but now he’s a circusmember. Apparently.

Very fun pair of issues, much needed from a series that has been underperforming pretty much every issue.

Tony Isabella (plot #24, script #25), Bill Mantlo (script #24), George Tuska (pencils #24), Ron Wilson (pencils #25)

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