I have always been a huge comic book geek and fan of super-heroes but, when I was younger, I never read comics because we could not afford them. Fortunately, we could
afford a small black and white television set so I did
get to watch Saturday morning cartoons
, although I did not get to see them in color until years later. I think, because many of the initial heroes I watched were original characters made solely for the TV, I have always had an affinity for lesser known, obscure characters. One of my all time favorite shows ever was Tarzan and the Super 7
, which featured 7 different cartoons:
Other TV Saturday morning favorites:
Battle of the Planets
Bigfoot & Wild Boy
The Kid Super Power Hour with Shazam!(and Hero High)
Super Friends (with the Wonder Twins, Apache Chief, Black Vulcan and Samurai)
These were the ones I grew up watching and I discovered so many more, far too many to mention, as I got older. To this day, I have a soft spot for the filmation shows and older cartoons. Most of the current stuff is lost on me and I’ve never been able to get into much of any of it, although I loved the not to distantly canceled Justice League/Justice League Unlimited.
On cold, dark, rainy days like today, as I’m lying awake in bed, I find myself longing to slip into pajamas or Underoos, get a big bowl of cereal and spend the morning watching my favorite old toons. If only they were all available for purchase or still aired.