Pre-dating the "Ho-Ho-Ho-ing" frozen vegetable spokesman by over a decade, a radically-different, costumed, Green Giant appeared in (what else?) Green Giant Comics #1 (and only) in 1940!The emerald hero was secretly Mr Brentwood (no first name given),who beat Marvel's Henry Pym in utilizing size-changing technology which enabled him to grow to between 15-150 feet depending on who illustrated the cover or the story (which you can read HERE)!
Less than a dozen copies of this incredibly-rare comic, which was distributed only in the New York City area, valued at several thousand dollars each, are thought to still exist!
The Green Giant recently cameoed (in flashback) in Alex Ross' Project SuperPowers mini-series which revives Golden Age heroes in the present day. Hopefully, we'll see more of him in the on-going series.
Atomic Kommie Comics™ has given him his own on-line storefront, plus we incorporated him into the Lost Heroes of the Golden Age of Comics™ line, in the Solo Heroes section, where characters with only one cover available to us (at the moment) go!
If you're looking for a retro-style Christmas gift for a Golden Age of Comics fan in your life, why not bundle one of our Green Giant goodies with the Project SuperPowers hardcover (or the original mini-series issues) for a kool, kollectible present?
It's what I'd want, if I didn't already have it! (one of the few perks of working here) ;-)