Sunday, July 9, 2017

Captain America and The Teen Titans




It's interesting to note that Speedy made it to animation years before Green Arrow did.  The battling bowman made his one and only appearance on The Super Friends in a 1973 episode.  His sidekick beat him to the punch though, appearing as one of the Teen Titans in 3 back up features for the Superman/Aquaman Hour, which ran from 1967 to 1968 .

12 comments:

alxjhnsn said...

Striking cover. It would have stood out on the rack.

The Answer Man said...

Wonder Girl also was animated before Wonder Woman. Wonder Girl appeared in the same Teen Titans shorts. Wonder Woman debuted in an episode of the Brady Kids.

Glenn Host said...

ABSOLUTELY tremendous cover. Regarding Green Arrow must be hard to animate the goatee.

Ross said...

Thanks, Glenn!

Bob Greenwade said...

I completely agree with alxjhnsn. This cover would definitely pop out to me, whether on the Silver Age newsstand or the modern-day comic book store display shelf. Even if I wasn't a fan of either title (and I did read both on occasion during the period shown -- late 60s?), I would've wanted to read this.

(I'd guess that Robin's not dead, but just hurt enough to be out of action for a while.)

ELS said...

Could be Bruce Wayne's adopted son. Well, one of them... he adopted a few. Then again, so did Superman...

Damn some of those silver age moments anyhow. :D

Cary Comic said...

Another masterpiece, Ross. Makes me wish I could read a real-world version of such a story! If only to see if this is how Cap reunited with Wonder Woman after thawing out of that iceberg.

Anonymous said...

i remember those filmation cartoons very well....great saturday morning viewing....i wondered why batman wasn't in the jla back then too...cbs didn't get the rights to batman till the batman tv series was well off the air i guess....oh well....what might have been,,,,we can only imagine....oh well....lol

Cary Comic said...

All too true, Anonymous. But, at least the Filmation Batman acknowledged that the Man of Steel existed in the same universe! Quoting the latter during a fight with either one of the Penguin's henchmen or one of Catwoman's.

"As Superman would say: 'Up, up, and away!' "

ELS said...

Cary Comic - you are right, and in another episode, the Penguin had kidnapped a scientist to build a super computer to determine Batman's secret identity. Batman mucked it up (of course... because, y'know, Batman) and after showing Bruce Wayne, it showed a number of other possible identities. One of the alternate identities it showed was Superman.

Anonymous said...

.....and thats why i knew who Speedy was before i knew Green Arrow, because of the Teen Titans cartoons that played on NYC Channel 5 on afternoons in the early 1980s. I only discovered Green Arrow years later when i brought my first JLA comic. I had no idea who he was!!

Matthew Baugh said...

Nicely posed. An interesting follow-up would be for Bucky to join the Titans.

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