Long-time readers of this little blog are familiar with the lengthy and confusing history of Ant Man/Giant Man/Goliath/YellowJacket (click here if you dare), but, just to add to the head-scratching, here is yet another version of the jolly Giant Man character! Torn savagely from the Pop Tart-stained pages of a 1980 issue of SPIDEY SUPER STORIES, here is a different version of the "Bill Foster" Giant Man, wearing the original 60s red-and-blue costume, instead of his then-new garb! The SPIDEY comic was aimed squarely at very young readers, and wasn't concerned with continuity or hardcore fan interest, but, really, how many "Giant Men" do we need? Click to enlarge!
|Above: Things kick right off in this introduction of the character, right |
inside the comic's front cover! The origin is spot-on, if very simplified,
but what's with the old costume?!
|Above: A portion of the interior tale, with this |
oddball oversized superhero! Art by Win Mortimer!
|Above: The boisterous back cover, once again |
throwing a spotlight on the ginormous giant!
|Above: From a year earlier, here is the debut of the "70s Giant Man," and |
a look at his groovy togs! So, why the change later for that SPIDEY
issue? FUN FACT: To add to the confusion, this version of GM actually
debuted a few years earlier as "Black Goliath," in yet another outfit,
and….Oh, never mind...