Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Thor and Thundarr the Barbarian

 


I remember Thundarr the Barbarian being a pretty cool concept, but that the episodes all had a certain sameness to them.  I am sure a lot of that had to do with how much footage and musical cues were re-used in each episode, a common practice for animated shows of the time.  I wouldn't mind seeing an updated version someday, though.

21 comments:

Bob Greenwade said...

I'm with you on that: a Thundarr reboot would be awesome (if done right)!

Carycomic said...

I watched that show, almost religiously, as it was executive produced and animated by Hanna-Barbera alumni Ruby and Spears. And my favorite episode was the one where they were forced to participate in a cross-country race for something called the Helmet of Power...starting in the 40th century ruins of Vegas.

:-)

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm! As I recall the opening credits, it was some kind of rogue comet that led to the Earth being ecologically devastated in the then-future year of 1994.

Could it actually have been "The Cometeer" (the spaceship of Don Blake's brother Adam)?

Anonymous said...

@Carycomic: One episode about a drunken city of evil was implied (at least) to be set in the ruins of Greater Boston.

Anonymous said...

Anon 9:20 a.m.: I meant Shrunken!

The Man in Black said...

Jack Kirby actually did the artwork for that show.

Matthew said...

Thundarr actually had a lot of comic creators involved.

I rewatched recently and it did have a certain sameness to it, but was overall fun.

Carycomic said...

@Anon922: you were probably more right the first time. If memory serves, Boston was the first to ban Prohibition in 1933.

;-)

ShadowWing Tronix said...

Did you get this from a Thundarr comic? I know a number of comic creators worked on it but not that it had its own comic.

Ross said...

Just character designs by Toth.

Bob Greenwade said...

@Anon@9:20&9:22 & Cary: Maybe Ross could make use of that typo by having Tony Stark visit Kandor.

Carycomic said...

Excellent! That way, Ross could tie in Tony Stark with the Star Wars villain Iaco Stark. Maybe even entitling it...

"Return of the Kandorian Plague!"

Alaric said...

I believe Alex Toth designed the three main characters, and Jack Kirby designed pretty much everything else. And Steve Gerber created the whole thing.

Bob Greenwade said...

@Cary: I meant Kandor, the dr-- uh, shrunken Kryptonian city.

Carycomic said...

I know. I was just referring to an oft-mentioned-but-never-officially seen disease in the STAR WARS LEGENDS-verse.

Bob Buethe said...

Iron Man and Etrigan in Kandor: "Demon in a Bottle II."

Carycomic said...

@Bob Buethe: guest-starring Normandy Shields?*


*Introduced way back in Tim Drake's own DC mag.

Anonymous said...

Maybe Hanna Barbara Beyond's "The Impossibles" could have a cover.

Anonymous said...

Anon 4:39: Maybe the Jetsons also.

Evil said...

Typical of Hannah Barbera's work.

Carycomic said...

Ruby and Spears, actually.

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