Real Name: Oliver "Ollie" Queen
Identity/Class: Extra-dimensional (Earth-Amalgam) altered human
Occupation: super hero
Affiliations: (currently) Professor Hank Pym, the Judgment League: Avengers, Angelhawk (Warren Hall), Canary (Dinah Barton), Captain Marvel (Billy Mar-Vell), Dark Claw (Logan Wayne), Hawkeye (Clint Archer), Super-Soldier (Clark Kent); (formerly) JLA: The New Blood (now known as the JLX); Apollo (Ray Summers), Firebird (Beatriz Grey), Mariner (Arthur McKenzie), Mercury (Pietro "Pete" Allen), Nightcreeper (Kurt Ryder), Runaway, Wraith (Todd LeBeau), Wonder Woman (Ororo)
Enemies: Will Magnus; Sinistron
Known Relatives: none
Base of Operations: JLA Headquarters
First Appearance: JLX#1 (April, 1996); Judgment League: Avengers#2 (in Amalgam continuity)
Powers/Abilities: Goliath's growth serum enables him to increase his size and grants him superhuman strength and invulnerability. Since Professor Hank Pym of Project Cadmus assisted him in the development of his serum, it is very likely that Goliath's ability to increase his size and strength was made possible by the same Pym Particles that bestowed similar powers upon the villain known as King Lizard.
(Judgment League: Avengers (vol.
I)#2) - Oliver Queen, who was helped in the development of
his growth serum by Professor Hank Pym
of Project Cadmus, made his first on-panel
appearance as Goliath.
(Judgment League: Avengers
(vol. I)#4) - Along with fellow heroes Angelhawk (Warren Hall) and Canary (Dinah Barton), Goliath discovered the
body of the World War II hero known as Super-Soldier
(Clark Kent) in suspended animation -- frozen in an iceberg in
the Northern Atlantic Ocean. The shocked heroes carefully defrosted
Super-Soldier's body, discovering to their delight that he was still alive
after all these years. Finally back in action, Super-Soldier joined
forces with Goliath and the other assembled heroes and formed the Judgment League: Avengers.
(Judgment League: Avengers
(vol. I) (bts)) - Goliath began a romantic relationship with
fellow JLA member Canary, although Canary found herself torn between Goliath
and Hawkeye (Clint Archer).
(Secret Crisis of the Infinity
Hour) - Along with the other members of the JLA, Goliath was
transported to Apokolips by Doctor Strangefate (Charles Xavier) in order
to fight the forces of Thanoseid during
the Secret Crisis of the Infinity Hour.
(Secret Crisis of the Infinity
Hour#7) - Near the close of the Secret Crisis of the Infinity
Hour, Goliath was among those heroes present as American
Girl (Carol Barnes), the former sidekick of Super-Soldier, heroically
sacrificed her life to further the heroes' cause.
(Judgment League: Avengers (vol. II)#122) - "Trial of Mariner" - The metamutant member of the Judgment League: Avengers known as Aqua-Mariner (Arthur McKenzie) was framed for the destruction of three Roxxon oil freighters, a heinous criminal act which was actually perpetrated by the metamutant-hating madman known as Will Magnus. Given Aqua-Mariner's longtime personal war against surface dwellers who would harm his undersea habitat, the United States government automatically labeled him an "eco-terrorist" and sent in an army of troops to apprehend him without so much as an investigation. Goliath and his fellow non-metamutant members of the JLA eventually captured Aqua-Mariner and imprisoned him without trial.
Outraged by the manner in which their fellow metamutant
was imprisoned without trial, most of the metamutant members of the JLA,
under the guidance of the mysterious New Gotham power broker known only as
Mr. X (Marco Xavier), freed Aqua-Mariner
from JLA custody and set out to find the lost city of Atlantis, the legendary city of Homo Superior,
under the surface of the Atlantic Ocean. But Goliath and his fellow
non-metamutant members of the Judgment League: Avengers were not about to
give up Aqua-Mariner without a fight . . .
(JLX#1) - "A League of Their Own" - On the stormy waters
of the North Atlantic Ocean, Goliath and the Judgment League: Avengers engaged
their former teammates -- the band of renegade metamutants now known as the
JLX -- in an attempt to capture the metamutant
Aqua-Mariner, who was wanted for torching Roxxon oil tankers. With fellow
JLA member Canary perched atop his shoulder, Goliath leapt aboard the JLX Wavecruiser and attempted to subdue the JLX
member known as Apollo (Ray Summers).
But Goliath was intercepted by Runaway
of the JLX, who used her metamutant abilities to absorb Goliath's powers
(much to the disbelief of Goliath, who did not think that his former friend
would do such a thing to him). Once Runaway was temporarily disabled by once
of Hawkeye's stray arrows, Goliath engaged Aqua-Mariner in battle. But after
Angelhawk (the JLA member who was secretly a metamutant in league with Mr.
X) feigned a broken back, Super-Soldier instructed the Judgment League: Avengers
to retreat, vowing to bring Aqua-Mariner to justice another day.
Comments: created by Gerard Jones, Mark Waid, Howard Porter, and John Dell; "JLX-Press" letter column created by Brian Augustyn
Marvel characters are listed in regular, or bold black type.
DC characters are listed in bold blue type.
Amalgam characters are listed in bold purple type.
In case you're confused, Amalgam Comics didn't really exist beyond those seen in the few DC/Marvel cross-over. The titles you don't recognize are amalgams of similar Marvel and DC comics--Snood.
JUDGMENT LEAGUE: AVENGERS
#2 is an amalgam of Marvel's AVENGERS (Marvel's Giant
made his first Avengers appearance in AVENGERS (vol. I)#2) and DC's JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA (DC's Green Arrow became the first non-founding member to join the JLA in 1961's JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA (vol. I)#4).
Special thanks to penciler Matthew Haley for identifying Goliath (Oliver Queen) as one of the characters present at the death of American Girl (Carol Barnes) in SECRET CRISIS OF THE INFINITY HOUR#7.
Special thanks to Ivan Schablotski for providing me with the Amalgam Comics Trading Cards that I didn't already have!
Thanks to Charles Ellis for pointing out that Goliath was an amalgam of Green Arrow/Goliath (Hawkeye) and not Green Arrow/Goliath (Hank Pym).
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