Major Issues: First appearance of Black Mariah

Hundreds of comic book characters are being portrayed in film and television, and with each new day more are being announced.

Major Issues -- a ComicBook.com original video series -- will speak to true comic book hobbyists as well as new fans in a short, fast-paced digital series featuring the first appearances of characters we all love. Each episode will feature the actual comic book, info on the creators, and the backstory on the creation and legacy of the character.

Beginning with this episode of the show, our users will be able to win the actual issue used in the filming!

The first is our look at the introduction of Black Mariah.

The description of the heavy-hitter from ComicBookDB.com: Black Mariah has no superhuman powers, but her great weight (estimated around 400 lbs.), enables her to strike with much force. She has some fighting experience, and is able to catch most foes by surprise as they do not expect an attack from her. She also uses a pair of large, drugged sewing needles, able to stun a victim within seconds, slowing their reflexes and reaction time.

Origininally published in January 197 -- and priced at $0.20 -- the origin story was 32 pages and titled, "Hero for Hire No. 5", it is now available for bid on Amazon (in varying conditions) between $19-$32. or you can win it for free by entering the promotion below!