Fifty-Years of the Superfriends!

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.

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Batman “66” Bubblegum Cards

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.

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Side-Notes: Ranking Robins

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 […]

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The History of Dick Grayson

   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 […]

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