Goliath (Character)


Publisher: Marvel Comics

Created by: Stan Lee and Dan Heck

1st appearance: The Avengers #32, 1966

Real Name: Bill Foster

Nationality: American

Team Affiliations: Avengers

Legal Status: US citizen with no criminal record

Height:  Variable         Weight: Variable

Eyes: Brown                      Hair: Black

Relatives: Tom Foster/Black Goliath (Nephew)

Skills and abilities: Genius level scientific mind and capable fighter.

Powers: He could increase his size which gave him super strength directly proportionate to his size/height.


William Barrett “Bill” Foster was born in a ghetto but thanks to his brilliant and scientific mind he managed to land himself a scholarship to California Technical Institute and then enlisted in the military. After this he worked for Stark Technologies and their he assisted Henry Pym/Yellow Jacket/Giant Man to solve a pym particle related problem. Once finished he created his own “growth formula” without any of the side effects of the original. He briefly clashed with Luke Cage and a Technical Adviser for the short lived Champions during his early years.

In modern times he fought against the registration act during civil war and wound up dead thanks to Clor/Ragnaroc. He was succeeded by his nephew, Tom Foster who continued his legacy.


I'm a Caribbean born Lecturer, Multidisciplinary specialist/Androgogue/Philosophical Pedagogue; with backgrounds in Philosophy, Social Studies and Geography; founder/CEO of World of Black Heroes, freelance writer and all around comic book geek. I enjoy a good book, video games, movies and most of all fatherhood. Written credits include work for Islandstage.net where my writing inspired the music compiliation "Kindah" available in multiple languages on Itunes, The Caribbean Journal of Education, The University of the west indies, Comicvine, Independent comics etc.

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