A Brief History of Fatman: The Human Flying Saucer



Today at ComicsAlliance, I’m celebrating the fact that I recently finished out my run (with help from Andrew) by throwing the spotlight on a comic that’s even more obscure than my beloved Herbie: Otto Binder and C.C. Beck’s Fatman: The Human Flying Saucer.

If you’ve never read it — and the odds are pretty good that you haven’t –it’s the perfect synthesis of Golden Age insanity and mid-’60s camp, and it’s absolutely amazing, especially when you consider the technical achievement of Beck doing all the art and lettering for 50-page comic every other month. So go read up on the craziness, because I think with this article, I’ve just rounded out my resume by becoming the Internet’s foremost Fatmanologist.

3 thoughts on “A Brief History of Fatman: The Human Flying Saucer

  1. He’s even weirder than the Metal Gear Solid 2 villain, but even though they’re both named after The Bomb, Fatman is actually heroic. :)

  2. “…rounded out my resume…”

    Just letting you know that somebody caught that and appreciated it.