Thursday, October 02, 2008

Fatman, Tinman, and the Battle of the Century!

How about some more of C.C. Beck's Fatman? Here's the last story from, The "fat-packed" first issue of Fatman the Human Flying Saucer #1 which actually had several tales, one introducing Anti-Man, and the other, skinny teen hero Tinman. Well, we already saw an origin story, so this time, enjoy the mayhem and whimsey of "The Battle of the Century!"

As always, click images to enlarge.

"The Battle of the Century"
Originally printed in Fatman, the Human Flying Saucer #1
April 1967
Script: Otto Binder
Art: C.C. Beck


RAB said...

So a single issue not only introduced Anti-Man but also retconned his status a few pages later in a separate story? Revision-crazy comics creators of today can only envy such a speedy turnaround time...

This is just so good-natured and endearing it's a shame it didn't last. It has to be the name alone that sank it, don't you think?

Brian Hughes said...

Well, these were also 50-some pages and cost a quarter, this when other comics were going for 12 cents. A fantastic bargain to us, but steep at the time. I doubt the name had much to do with sales, regardless.

Joel Priddy said...

Beautiful stuff! Thanks for reproducing it. Kind of a shame about the silly fat jokes, but the flying saucer powers are great!

Zapski said...

Fantastic stuff! I've always been a fan of CC Beck's Marvel Family, and these are just a treat!