"The Killer With My Name!" (1974/10/01) from Power Man 21 (October 1974)
Reprinted in Thunderbolts 39
Reader Rating: Average; Thunderbolts Interest: High
Summary: Erik is enraged to learn that Luke Cage, hero for hire, has taken the code name Power Man. Erik stages a showdown in a movie theatre, where he and Luke slug it out.
Continuity: This is Erikís last appearance in his original Power Man costume. The ease with which Cage defeats him clearly demonstrates how far from Wonder Man-level strength Erik has fallen. Following this humiliation, Erik seeks anonymity and ends up earning a more-or-less honest living as a dock worker.
Comments:A vignette more than a story, told with some skill. Ron Wilsonís art is not polished but it does have a certain force. Roy Thomasí cutesy footnotes are annoying.
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