Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Human (see comments)
Group Membership: None
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: None
First Appearance: Captain America I#260 (and other Marvel books published the same
month, August, 1981)
Powers/Abilities: Puzzle Man's powers are
unknown. He carries a giant pencil that emits some sort of light/glow.
Its functions are unrevealed.
Comments: Created by John Schlim and Marie Severin.Okay, a little breakdown of what Puzzle Man is: In the old Fun and Games book, Marvel held a design-a-character contest for a mascot character for the book. Unfortunately, Fun and Games was cancelled before the winner of the contest was announced and their character shown. Sometime shortly thereafter, the winning design (re-worked by Marie Severin from John Schlim's entry) debuted in the Bullpen Bulletin page in various Marvel books.
Puzzle Man is actually a modified version of a character that appeared in an earlier Marvel title: Stan Lee Presents The Mighty Marvel Superheroes Fun Book (June, 1976). The giant pencil and costume are similar (except the question mark is on the mask instead of the chest, and there is no cape or goggles), so it seems like "Puzzle Man" was pretty much a rip-off of (or should I say "inspired by") the original creation called Puzzlemaster (see left)... which turned out to be the secret identity of none other than Stan Lee!
Profile by Madison Carter.
Puzzle Man has no known connections to
images: (without ads)
Captain America I#260, Bullpen Bulletin page
First Posted: 03/19/2007
Last updated: 10/16/2018
Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.
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