Adam Austin and his friend Eddie Ward were pitching the idea for a "Masked Marvel" character when Electro attacked the Marvel offices. Electro was defeated by the Masked Marvel. After seeing him in action, the editors showed interested in the book.[1]

After Civil War

After the Civil War, he was listed as a potential recruit for the Initiative.[2]


Power Ring

  • Flight
  • Forcefield/Constructs - the ring can create solid energy constructs and shapes.
  • Atomic Punch - Masked Marvel can use the ring for an extremely powerful punch.
  • Appears in a backup story in several issues-Young Avengers #12, X-Men #189
  • "Adam Austin" was a pseudonym used by Gene Colan to draw the Hulk segments of Tales to Astonish Vol 1.

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