Speaking of animated series on DVD that I bought the boxed sets of... here's one I bought some time back that I actually have watched all the eps of (plus the extras):
Yes, it's Challenge of the Super Friends, when the membership expanded, and the Legion of Doom made its first appearance (although for all intents and purposes, they could've been called the Injustice League). Chances are, if you're in your late 30s to early 40s like me, you watched these eps when they first aired, and may even have fond memories of them! I know while watching them that they bear up better than I expected them to... and they're very true to the source material! There's one ep that features the origins of some of the Super Friends that's pretty much exactly as they were portrayed in the comics!
But I still haven't bought Volume 2 yet...
Which is also available as a package deal of Volume 1 and 2 together...
But honestly... you save a buck if you buy them separately (and still get free Super Saver shipping for spending over $25 -- why nobody at Amazon noticed this I'll never know).
What amazes me even more is that these are the only Super Friends DVDs on the market! Instead of starting with the original series (with Superman, Batman, Robin, Wonder Woman, Aquaman and Wendy, Marvin and Wonder Dog), they went right to this series... and sadly, no Super Friends: The Original Super Powers Team (or whatever they called it... was it Galactic Guardians at some point?) in which Cyborg joined the team, and they fought Darkseid every week...
You know, it just doesn't make any sense to me at all... especially since it's been some time since the initial releases!
While I'm on a griping kick here... why, oh, why haven't we seen a DVD boxed set of the Filmation DC cartoons of the 1960s? I'm guessing that Warners has the rights to them, since some of them were released on VHS about 20 years back or so, so what gives? They could easily do one box set of the Superman and Superboy cartoons, plus another one of Batman, and one of Aquaman (perhaps the solo cartoons with the Teen Titans, Justice League of America, Green Lantern, Hawkman, and the Atom could be sprinkled throughout those three sets)... there was also another Filmation Batman series much later that could also be released as a separate boxed set.
Come on... you know you'd buy them, wouldn't you?
While we're on the topic... no, there's no word reaching me at all about a release of either the live-action or animated SHAZAM! series, either... and more's the pity. Nor have I heard anything about Filmation's Tarzan series, or the original 1960s Lone Ranger animated series (which, from what I've heard, was sort of a cross between the Lone Ranger and Wild, Wild West -- I know I saw it as a kid, but I have few memories of it).
I'm also still waiting for DVD sets of Space Ghost, Herculoids, and Shazzan, too... and heck, I'd probably even buy a Banana Splits DVD set! (oh, and I should admit I haven't bought the Jonny Quest sets yet)
Of course, we were all teased a while back about a boxed DVD set of the Marvel Super-Heroes cartoons of the 1960s -- Amazon even had them listed at one point, too... but as you can see if you click on the link below, it's still listed as unavailable...
(although I see that Who Wants To Be a Super-Hero is coming out as a two-disc DVD set with extras)
And still no 1960s Hanna-Barbera Fantastic Four DVD set, either... mutter mutter...
I do see, however, that there are boxed sets of the modern Justice League series... I gotta get these!
OK, that's probably enough of my posting all those Amazon links, eh?
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