Sweet X-Mas! From the first time I saw the 3-D Man I was a fan for life. Was it because of yet another great cover by Jack "KING" Kirby? Or the crazy red, green, and gold outfit he wore? Or could it been because everyone was yearning for Happy Days like we were all seeing on ABC every Tuesday week night? Everything 50's was very cool once again! Created by Roy Thomas and artist Jim Craig, 3-D Man borrowed the uniform of the Golden Age hero, Daredevil, goggles and colors from Simon Williams' original Wonderman costume ! The story was originally suppose to be a 3-D comic with 3-D glasses, but for one reason or another (cost $$??) it was never done in 3-D. Sigh!
The alter ego of the 3-D Man was test pilot Chuck"Yeager?" Chandler a very cool football hero/test pilot. A James Dean/Marlon Brando type who was sort of like Hal Jordan/Green Lantern. Ironically, Chuck's crippled younger brother was named Hal! After Chuck ate his Wheaties and had an alien abduction run in with a gang of butt ugly Skrulls in their UFO, he crash landed back on earth, somehow merging with his brother Hal's glasses to become the triple strong, triple tough, triple fast 3-D Man! Ok enough of my long winded intro. Watch the skies! Beware of any strange acting neighbors or strangers you might meet, because they might really be much stranger than you think! They might be Skrulls! AAAyyyyy!!! Let's Rock N Roll!!
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