Atlas (Erik Josten)

Erik Josten

Religion: not determined yet

Name: Atlas

Alter Ego: Erik Josten

Other Names: Erik Stephen Josten; Power Man; Smuggler; Goliath; Atlas III; Power Man I; Smuggler I; Goliath III; Edward Jantzen

Classification: villain villain   hero hero  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: The Avengers (vol. 1) #21 (Oct. 1965): "The Bitter Taste of Defeat!"

First Appearance (Additional Details): (as Power Man) The Avengers (vol. 1) #21 (Oct. 1965): "The Bitter Taste of Defeat!"; (as Atlas) The Incredible Hulk (vol. 2) #449 (Jan. 1997): "Brakoow"

Creators: Stan Lee, Don Heck, Wally Wood

Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes

Number of Appearances: 197

   Comic Book Appearances: 196

   TV, Film Appearances: 1

Teams/Affiliations: Emissaries of Evil (Egghead); Initiative; Lethal Legion; Mandarin's Minions; The Defenders; The Masters of Evil; The Thunderbolts

Occupation: criminal, mercenary, smuggler, soldier

Birth Place: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Race: white

Gender: male

After originally gaining super powers, through other means, Josten came to Dr. Karl Malus to regain powers.

This character is in the following 120 stories which have been indexed by this website:
Avengers / Thunderbolts
The Avengers
The Avengers and the Thunderbolts (1998)
Avengers Finale #1 (Jan. 2005) (1-panel cameo)
Captain America
Captain America: The Legend #1 (Sep. 1996)
Civil War: Battle Damage Report #1 (Mar. 2007)
The Incredible Hulk (vol. 2) #449 (Jan. 1997): "Brakoow"
New Thunderbolts
Tales of the Marvel Universe #1 (Feb. 1997): "Thunderbolts"
Thunderbolts Prelude #1 (Jan. 1997): "Brakoow"
Thunderbolts: Life Sentences #1 (July 2001): "Life Sentences"
The West Coast Avengers (vol. 2) #1 (Oct. 1985): "Teammates!"

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