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memories of the ’80s – Once a Hero

In the late 1980s, a new drama combined comic books and real life stories in the tv series Once a Hero. Created by Dusty Kay, this action-adventure/sitcom was led by Abner Bevis (Milo O’Shea), an unsuccessful comic book artist. His … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – The Incredible Hulk

In the late 1970s, a comic book star came to the small screen with the debut of The Incredible Hulk. Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby for Marvel Comics, The Hulk was developed by Kenneth Johnson for Universal Television, … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – The Greatest American Hero

For tv viewers of the 1980s, being a superhero wasn’t all rescues and dangerous situations – sometimes it came with laughs like on The Greatest American Hero. Produced by Stephen J. Cannell, the series launched with a two hour movie, … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – The Secrets of Isis

From Saturday morning animation to live action – The Secrets of Isis was the first female superhero of ’70s television. Debuting on CBS in September 1975, The Secrets of Isis starred JoAnna Cameron in the title role. She played a … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Batman

The late 1980s saw the remake of another superhero come to the big screen from DC Comics – Batman. Warner Bros. hired director Tim Burton after his success with the film Beetlejuice, who in turn chose Michael Keaton to play … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Superman The Movie

In the 1970s, the superhero franchise got its first kick back at the can with the relaunch of one of the key DC Comics characters – Superman. Directed by action-obsessed Richard Donner, this new version of Superman starred Christopher Reeve … Continue reading

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Icons and superheroes

This superhero isn’t for sale, but Farrah Fawcett is for sale!

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