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August 21, 2013 2:01 am Alright I googled it. No collection apparently, but at least there are only 8 of them to search for. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DC_Comics_Presents#Julius_Schwartz_Tribute
August 21, 2013 1:37 am "Wow, that’s a dramatic decrease in size." When you put it like that it doesn't sound like a good thing. 8)
August 21, 2013 1:36 am Oh no! @KenOchalek, that handy, helpful graphic makes me want to stick around until Avengers #24 and New Avengers #12, which was my original plan, to give Hickman a full year to do his thing. Curse you and your friendly helpfulness! ;)
August 21, 2013 1:27 am I'm sure their comics are fine, quite good actually. I personally have had enough of buying them for a while.
August 19, 2013 5:12 pm A great show. Just rewatched all of it recently. It was the dawning of the era of not-crappy superhero cartoons. That show was the beginning of good superhero cartoons. Thank Heaven for B: TAS. It proved it could be done.
August 19, 2013 5:03 pm BQ: OK, it was 1971, so you'll excuse please when I say the following. Two shows, both Wacky Races spinoffs, called The Perils of Penelope Pitstop and Dastardly and Muttley and Their Flying Machines were all the rage. They were silly. They were kind of proto-meta. And they combined my love of Hot Wheels with my love of World War I Flying Aces, which were still "cool" when I was a kid (see Enemy Ace comic feature, Phantom Eagle's Marvel debut, Flying Aces of World War i Scholastic paperback, and movies like The Blue Max and Aces High). A typical Saturday started with the best cartoon ever, Bugs Bunny, and ran through Scooby Doo (while switching to Road Runner or Woody Woodpecker during commercials), Harlem Globetrotters or Deputy Dawg, The New Pink Panther Show or The Jackson 5ive, getting kicked out of the living room around 10 AM, and trying to sneak back in around 11:30 to catch Josie and the Pussycats before the piece de resistance, Jonny Quest, which was on at noon. After that I think they ran Westerns, Tarzan movies or Monster Movie Matinee, if I had not already been locked out of the house with orders not to return until sundown. Honorable Mention of course goes to any and all of the promising-yet-terrible Hanna-Barbera action/adventure superhero-science-fantasy shows or spoofs, especially Space Ghost, the Herculoids, Birdman, Mighty Mightor, Young Samson, and even Frankenstein Jr. and those impossible Impossibles. I must of course also give credit to The Flintstones, The Jetsons, Yogi Bear, Top Cat, and the rest, as well as all of the lesser-known Warner Brothers characters, especially Henry Hawk, Foghorn Leghorn, that durn dawg, Sylvester's son Junior, Pepe Lepew, Granny, Porky and perpetual under-duck, Daffy.
August 19, 2013 4:23 pm I got more money to blow or they got somehow enticing again. Or both, simutaneously. First Return circa 1989-ish. X-books explode. Second Return circa 2006-ish. Avengers could be cool again? I left the first time around '76 or '77. I followed Zap!, Freak Brothers, Mister Natural, National Lampoon, Savage Sword, Epic Magazine and Heavy Metal towards the Birth of the Eighties B&W "Indy" Scene/Movement. The second time I bailed was during the Platinum Era, must've been '96-ish. The Wizard Magazine Bagged-and-Boarded Card-Bound-In Foil Cover Bloat pushed me hard into the arms of the likes of The Comics Journal and the Art Comix of the Early Aughts. Both times, the independents either pushed the mainstream hard enough to force it to Do Better, or the indies suffered from Rampant Uncertainty and Unshipped Books, which allowed me to buy some great Marvel comic books for a while. I think it's a sub-rhythm between the Mayan 13-year cycle and the 19-year Metonic Cycle. :)
August 19, 2013 4:03 pm It looks like there's more Avengers coolness in Season 2 of USM. ;)
August 19, 2013 4:00 pm Wow, I just checked out clips of both shows. Not impressed. Guess if I'm really jonesing for superhero cartoons while eating my cereal I might stream some if they ever hit Netflix...
August 19, 2013 3:55 pm OK, lobsterjohnny, now you're talkin'. Only if Esad Ribic can also do an arc, as well as a rotating team of Aja, Francavilla, Rivera and Martin.