Posts Tagged ‘Illustrated Radio’

Sat. Night @ the Movies–Thor Cartoons 1966!

It was the early 70s and I would rush home after school to watch the Marvel Super-Heroes on a local UHF station. I’ve recently found some of the episodes online. I learned they were originally aired in 1966. I loved watching the Marvel Super-Heroes on my little Black & White TV in my room.

I’ve heard cheap TV animation referred to as illustrated radio. That definitely apply to the following cartoons. But I’d like to think of them as audio comic books. Yes the animation is minimal but they used the actual artwork from the comics in addition to top voice-over actors. So experience some Stan Lee and Jack Kirby magic from the silver age. I site these cartoons as how I got hooked on comic books. In my teens I became a Marvel zombie and these cartoons gave me a background to the Marvel Universe. They were made in 1966 and was the first cartoon series based on Marvel Comics characters. Each weekday had a different character. There was Captain America, Hulk, Iron Man, Sub-Mariner, and Thor. I decided to feature Thor for this posting. Thanks to RenaudMan for posting them.

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