Monday, January 16, 2012

Lords Of Light, What A Great Cartoon!

When I was a kid, my two favorite cartoons were Superfriends and Thundarr The Barbarian. While at the time I never could pick between the two, now I realize that Thundarr was clearly the better of the two. With designs by comic book giant Jack Kirby and character design and scripts by comics writer Steve Gerber, the series had the feel of a futuristic barbarian comic. While there wasn't a whole lot of merchandise produced at the time, I did manage to get my hands on the board game several years ago.
The merchandise omission was kind of rectified about ten years ago when Thundarr action figures suddenly appeared. Naturally I had to get them. They were very well done and I wish they would have made some of the great villains from the series.
Fortunately the series is now available on DVD and it is a must purchase for any kid of the late 70's who was in love with this show like I was.