Sunday, May 08, 2016

Nostalgia Theater: When Captain America Throws His Mighty Shield...

After last week's Nostalgia Theater looking back at the old Iron Man cartoon show from the 1960s, I got a few requests asking when the '60s Captain America 'toon would get the same treatment. And with Captain America: Civil War currently demolishing the box office, and because I'm all about customer service here at the Corner, let's take a look at that one. The truth is, as far as the background of the show goes, everything I said last week is still applicable here.

Like with Iron Man and the other heroes included in the Marvel Super-Heroes syndicated package, Cap got thirteen episodes for his show, with stories all culled from the Stan Lee/Jack Kirby comics from earlier in the decade. They employed limited animation and sound effects, but as far as fidelity to the source, well, it didn't get much closer than this, considering it was the source material.

Check out the intro below, with the super-catchy theme song that lets us know what happens when Captain America throws his mighty shield...

One Year Ago in Nostalgia Theater: Free Spirit

Two Year Ago in Nostalgia Theater: Godzilla Comes to Cartoons!

Three Years Ago in Nostalgia Theater: My Mother the Car's Day

Four Years Ago in Nostalgia Theater: TV's Live Action Conan -- A Kinder, Gentler Barbarian

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