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.
After Civil War
- 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.