Thursday, December 5, 2013
Is Firestar the first character that started on a cartoon and then was integrated into the comics? Jimmy Olsen came from the radio serials, but I think that Angelica Jones might have been the first cartoon star to make the transition (at least for Marvel and DC). At any rate, I have a huge fondness for Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends, as it was the best superhero cartoon I had ever seen at that point - I loved how many guest stars and villains showed up. So, even though she began as a replacement for The Human Torch, I am glad that Firestar found a continuing life in the comics after her cartoon series ended. Come to think of it, didn't the same thing happen with H.E.R.B.I.E.?