Personal Info:
Real Name: Erik Stephen Josten
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Milwaukee, Wisconcin
First Appearance: Avengers Vol.1 21
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: Former member of the Lethal Legion I-II
Base Of Operations: Mobile
Grudges: Avengers
Creators: Stan Lee and Jack Kirby
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Enhanced Abilities: After Powerman received his Ionic ray treatment he gained super strength, durability and stamina.
Body Armour: Powerman’s irradiated flesh provides him with a high degree of protection from physical damage and energy attacks.
Life Support: Powerman no longer requires food, water or air, as the energy that grants him life is far more efficient and self-sustaining than the biochemical processes of an ordinary human.
When Erik Josten was a teenager he was a tough kid. One day he was going into town with his friends when his sister Lindy asked to go with him. Not wanting his little sister hanging around him he told her she wasn’t tough enough to hang out with him. To prove to Erik that she was tough enough she got on her bike and tried to ride to town. Unfortunately it was 30 miles to town and as it got dark Lindy began to tire. She was killed by a car that hit her coming around a blind curve. It was an incident that shaped Erik’s life. Not wanting to be responsible for anyone or anything he ran off to join the army.
Even as a soldier Erik got into trouble. He was caught smuggling so he went AWOL and became a mercenary. Eventually he ended up being employed by Baron Heinrich Zemo. Erik remained loyal to Zemo and served in his private army in South America. When Zemo died though Erik was left to think for himself again. He wondered the jungles looking for a way out. Eventually he stumbled into the Asgardian Enchantress at one of Zemo’s bases. Using Zemo’s machines the Enchantress transformed him into Power Man.