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 the second part. Well, because I don’t remember the details, I lost my TV privileges, and wasn’t able to watch the second part. My life was over! There wasn’t this widespread device called a VCR, at least not in my life. Once something was on TV as a “Special Event” that was it, game over if you missed it. It sucked to be me. Who knows, I could have become s much more than what I am today! DAMNITALL!
Fast forward to, roughly, 2004-ish, my internet was still dial-up, due to where I was living, and I had just discovered that both parts of this were being offered as something called a “torrent”. I had no clue what that was so I dug deeper and discovered that I couldn’t access it. Enter my best friend, since we were 12, I asked him to download the episodes and he agreed to. He was interested too so it was a win – win. Right? Well… no. He told me to not expect too much out of the show. Did I listen? Hell no! My inner nine year old was already to, FINALLY, complete the journey that he had set out on a quarter of a century earlier.
So there I was, again, searching through random image on Google when I came up with the idea to do a post about the WORST attempts at live action Superhero shows ever. Well, I found several lists along with images and the world has enough negative posts about everything.
I decided to post a few images of, what I feel to be, the best executions of superhero(ish) characters to make it to the small screen. I won’t list (Green) Arrow, the Flash, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., or the bad-assness of Dare Devil, since they all go without saying that they are some of the best shows to date based on comic book material. So without further ado I bring you, in no particular order, my favorite heroes that can be found on television.
Kotobukiya is releasing ArtFX+ statue versions of the Kenner Super Powers line. I have to say that this version of Green Lantern is my favorite. They’ve really outdone themselves with this piece. I had the original figure and just recently replaced him, sans the Power Battery. I wasn’t going to share it until I had the battery but I had to show a comparison between the Kenner version and the Kotobukiya one. It is obvious that the sculpt was inspired by the original, yet updated enough to give it its own identity. With the huge push to capitalize on nostalgia by offering larger scale exact reproductions of vintage toys, the attempt to keep the flavor of the original without being confined to it makes these ArtFX+ pieces unique. This piece is incredible and I hope they do Hawkman.
I would love to compare these two in person but I’ll have to wait until I can get my hands on one.
This afternoon I imaged surfed into this fight. My only issue is Hal Jordan’s (Green Lantern) costume isn’t correct for the era. Minor detail… or is it a major nerd geek-tail? Either way this awesomely epic image is epic and was done in 2001 but I cannot seem to make out the artist’s name.