Public Domain Super Heroes
Van Crawford, Sr.

Real Name

Van Crawford, Sr.

First Appearance

Fatman, the Human Flying Saucer #1 (Apr. 1967)

Original Publisher

Lightning Comics

Created by

C. C. Beck and Otto Binder


Van Crawford, Sr. was not proud of his son's stamp and puppet collection nor his exotic plants nor bird-watching hobbies. He wanted his son to either be an explorer, join the Peace Corps., or become an astronaut. He was completely unaware that his son was secretly Fatman the Human Flying Saucer.


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