Public Domain Super Heroes
Super Green Beret

Real Name

Tod Holton

First Appearance

Tod Holton, Super Green Beret #1 (Apr. 1967)

Original Publisher

Lightning Comics

Created by

C. C. Beck and Otto Binder


An ancient far-eastern monk, sitting "above the very center of the earth," monitors evil throughout the Third World. Whenever there's trouble, he sends word to Valleyville, USA, by making high school student Tod Holton's green beret glow. When Tod puts the cap on and salutes, the telepathic powers of the old monk instantly transport Tod to the trouble spot as Super Green Beret!

Whenever his mission is finished, Super Green Beret salutes again and is once more Tod Holton of Valleyville, USA. Back home, Tod has a girlfriend named Barbie.

Powers and Abilities

A captain by rank, the hero's physical powers are only slightly greater than those of a well-developed human being. Although he can outwrestle a lion, lift giant boulders, and fling people about with ease, he can be hurt by poison, fire, bullets and other obstacles. His greatest asset is his ability to teleport by saluting. He can also travel backward through time.


  • Having been released in 1967 by a company no longer in existence, the character can be considered an Orphan Work.

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