What's this? From a 1966 issue of BRAVE AND THE BOLD, spotlighting the then-new superhero METAMORPHO, we see the creators of the strip tinkered with the idea of giving the horrifying hero an odd costume and mask! Was it thought that the ol' Element Man was too grotesque in his "normal" guise, wrinkled, mismatched flesh and all? Was it because there was a short period of time where rascally Rex Mason (Meta's real name) was bandied about as subject for a TV series?! We may never know, but luckily, the editors let Meta be himself (when he wasn't changing into the various elements as situations called for)! Great art by Ramona Fradon, tho, huh? Click to enlarge!
BONUS! Click below to enlarge this fabulous 1966 METAMORPHO subscription ad! What a deal!
BONUS! Click below to hear the fabulous METAMORPHO song, as released by Tifton Records in 1966, and later in 1976 by Power Records!