Category Archives: Comics/Cartoons
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: May 21, 2012
SilverHawks was a short-lived animated television series beginning in the Fall of 1986; 65 episodes were produced. The story is set in the 26th-century in a galaxy called Limbo. Limbo is under attack by the alien Mon*Star (who rides a giant “space-squid”). Five Earthlings transform into part-metal and part-human superheroes. The SilverHawks travel to the [...]
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: May 4, 2012
Marvel’s The Avengers opens this weekend and one comic book hero saving the day is the Incredible Hulk! Let’s look back to a younger, slightly slimmer, animated Hulk. Here’s the opening to the 1966 cartoon version of this Marvel Comics superhero.
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: April 30, 2012
BATMAN FACT: The Batman distress signal made its first appearance in Detective Comics #60 in February 1942. So if you see this symbol in the sky, in the dark of night, then you know the Joker or some other dastardly villian is wreaking havoc on some poor souls. However, we can rest easy for we [...]
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: April 5, 2012
Perhaps the most popular children’s Easter character is Peter Cottontail. His popularity is due-in-large part to the hit song “Here Comes Peter Cottontail” written in 1950. The video below is a mid-50s jazzy version of the tune. Enjoy as you decorate eggs, eat peeps and don your Easter bonnet. Happy Easter!
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: April 2, 2012
Easter is this Sunday and who’d hopping into town? Well, believe or not Yogi Bear is! I recently came across this comic book from 1978. It’s a large, oversize comic book (10 x 13). Comic books of this size were popular in the mid-to-late 1970s. Today, they’re fun to frame and still fun to look [...]
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: January 16, 2012
One of the most popular comic strip characters in the 1980s was a penguin named Opus. He starred in Bloom County and was created by Berkeley Breathed. The strip ran from 1980 to 1989. He appeared in a self-titled Sunday comic strip from 2003 to 2008. Opus was known for his rather large nose and [...]
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: December 16, 2011
Christmas is coming; the NBA lockout is over. The season finally gets underway next week! To celebrate I thought it would be fun to feature a team that takes basketball to an entirely different level. Here’s the theme to the 1970s cartoon starring The Harlem Globetrotters.
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: October 17, 2011
One item I love looking for when I’m out thrifting is cartoon character bed sheets. Once in a while I find a full set, but usually I come across just the top flat sheet. Qualities to look for are condition, classic characters and bright, vibrant colors. Bed sheets are not rare, but they are hard [...]
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: July 2, 2011
I hope you enjoy this week’s My Vintage Video. It’s from the 1970s educational TV cartoon series by Schoolhouse Rock! A happy and safe 4th of July to you all! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ym2Ny1Te3LA&feature=related
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: June 17, 2011
On Sunday we pay tribute to Dads! So, this week’s My Vintage Video is the opening title to the TV cartoon, Wait Till Your Father Gets Home. The show aired on prime-time TV from 1972 to 1974. Harry Boyle was the cartoon dad (voiced by Tom Bosley). When he wasn’t working as a restaurant equipment [...]