Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Saturday morning classic, the Superfriends! On this day in 1973, the Superfriends treated children in North America to this wonderful program. Filled with an ecological theme, along with a morality lesson in every episode, kids were treated with an hour-long story featuring some of their favorite superheroes. For some, it was our first introduction to those heroes. Where I was growing up, I only had Johnny Sako and His Flying Robot, Speed Racer and Ultraman. My heroes were all imported, then in my third year around our local star, I was introduced to these domestic heroes.
#DigitalArt: Earth-2 #Robin
These bubblegum cards are very charming. There is an innocence about them, and I enjoy the slightly off model designs of many of the characters. At one point Batman isn’t wearing any gloves. Part of the story? Who knows, but I adore it. The art stye feels Latin in origin.
Earth – 2 Robin: I’ll admit that I was really lazy with this one. I sketched the full body but just wasn’t feeling it.
Rainbow Batman: The Brave and the Bold. This is one of the many reasons to adore Batman: The Brave and the Bold. The entire series is a love letter to Golden and Silver Age stories. Even the modern content has that whimsical Silver Age lining. It’s a wonderful program, and if you haven’t seen it […]
Epic Byrne is my excuse to share art from my favorite artist of all time. You’ll note that I did not say “comic artist”. He is probably the reason I sampled other comics from the Fantastic Four, to Lab Rats. He is more that just an artist but also a wonderful writer. He’s a fan […]
Originally published August 29th, 2015, I felt like this should be revisited and updated… The best thing that happened on TV when I was nine. It was January, 1979, and there were two hour long shows. One aired per week on NBC. I was able to see the first and was SUPER excited to watch […]
Check out this deep-dive into the many faces of Robin, Batman’s lil’ chum. There is one of my favorite Robin’s that wasn’t listed, Bruce Wayne’s “proto-Robin” from Superman Batman Generations v1 issue #4. The year was 1939, and Bruce’s first outing was as Robin? I love Else-Worlds. As kid I had no love of kid […]
I loved this article on CBR and had to share it. This sort of story could only happen in the Silver-Age, and it’s a hoot. Click the cover of Batman #122 and dive into the article on CBR.com.
I was browsing YouTube for something different and I ran across ItsSuperEffective‘s channel. This guy has some crazy awesome anime hair, and will school you on just about anything comics related. Above is a video of a, near 25 minute, non-stop history of Dick Grayson, the original Robin. From his first appearance to the events […]