Thursday, March 22, 2012
Thor's Day Hero: Thundarr the Barbarian
I can't help but smile every time I see an episode of Thundarr the Barbarian. It was 1980, I was a mere six years old, and where most parents would shield the fragile eyes of their children from what was once billed "the most violent cartoon on television", my folks were fans.
This was my first foray into the awesome world of the post-Apocalypse, and it still holds its own today. Ruined, recognizable landmarks and buildings, "super-science", and barbaric violence against various robots, mutants, and plant critters. A few years later I would discover Gamma World, and that's when I had my giant "aha" moment connecting the two.