Saturday, June 26, 2010

Batman and Power Pack

Power Pack is one of those properties that I think could do well in kids animation, it has all the elements. Kids as protagonists, visually interesting super powers, and aliens both scary and cute. Marvel does seem to be pushing them in their all-ages line and teaming them with the more heavy hitters to increase their profile.

I always remember reading the first issue of Power Pack way back in 1984 on a bus ride to Canada, it's weird how I can recall exactly when and where I was when I read certain issues, while most just fade away. The Brave and The Bold #177 with Elongated Man reminds me of my grandparent's house, DC Comics Presents #48 with Aquaman reminds me of waiting on the grass after school play rehearsal to be picked up by my mother, and so on. Some comics I guess just have a sense memory attached to them and seeing their cover is all I need to be taken back to the days of my youth. That's one of the things I love about the hobby... and why it can take me so long to sort my comics, with all the detours down memory lane!


Jack Roberts, Annabelle's scribe said...

Too true. I remember reading a Brave & the Bold where Bats teamed with GreenArrow & Atom to take on Joker. We were in the camper on the way to Yellowstone.

I really hope Marvel studios or Disney get Power Pack in the theatres.

lue lyron said...

Terrific idea! And I have similar memories of comics read in certain places (like Marvel Tales #174, bought on the sly while I was grounded and read in a field behind the trailer before sneaking it in!) or even on given days, so I enjoyed yours, too.

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