Fatman the Human Flying Saucer
|Fatman the Human Flying Saucer|
|First appearance||Fatman, the Human Flying Saucer #1 (April 1967)|
|Created by||C. C. Beck and Otto Binder.|
|Alter ego||Van Crawford|
|Abilities||Able to turn into a flying saucer|
Fire energy beams while in this form
Fatman's costume was green and yellow with a yellow flying saucer emblem on the chest. Fatman was fat and could change into a human flying saucer. His comic ran for only three issues and was published by Lightning Comics, an almost equally short lived company. Fatman comics were produced in small numbers and are considered valuable because of Beck's artwork and their rarity.
Van Crawford became Fatman after coming to the aid of an alien flying saucer. The saucer itself turned out to be a shapeshifting alien, which rewarded Crawford by giving him a chocolate drink with the ability to transform him into a human flying saucer. Being a wealthy man, like many superheroes of the era, Crawford decided to use this newfound power to become a superhero.
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