Lightning Comics was a short-lived outfit from the mid-1960s. In addition to the equally daft Fatman, the Human Flying Saucer, they also published this oddity: the adventures of one Tod Holton aka the Super Green Beret. Young Tod gains amazing super-powers when he puts on a magic hat given to him by a mysterious monk. Really. “Action like no action ever before”.

Indeed.

Yes, it is as silly as it sounds. Naturally enough, it lasted just two issues (one more than you might’ve suspected, eh?), and we’ll be taking a closer look at them in the near future. Fatman too.

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