Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Animated World of DC Comics: The Atom vs. "The House of Doom" (1967)

One of the big differences in comics these days is that, back in the latter part of the Silver Age, DC treated virtually all of their heroes with equal care and importance. Not so today, as someone like The Atom would be considered a second or third string hero.

As it is, Atom (Pat Harrington) was one of the rotating middle features during Aquaman's half of the Superman-Aquaman Hour of Adventure, and also appeared in the Justice League of America shorts. In the comics, he was often teaming with Hawkman, but was usually partnered with Flash in the JLA stories on TV. Anyway, here's the Mighty Mite in a solo short, "The House of Doom", written by DC vet George Kashdan. Narrator Ted Knight also voices Prof. Simms and the evil Dr. Lokar and his alien master.

Rating: B.


Geed said...

Still have a great fondess for DC Filmation. Saw them on channel 5 in NY early Saturday mornings in '72 in reruns the year before Superfriends started. I remember only seeing the JLA toons once and I never saw the opening again until the toons came out on DVD because the bootleg I had had every opening converted from 16mm film except JLA.

hobbyfan said...

When I got cable in the 70's, Channel 5 was airing the Filmation toons on weekdays, same as WSBK in Boston. Unfortunately, they were pulled from syndication some time in the 80's, and I'm not really fond of the editing jobs done when Time Warner repackaged them in the Superman-Batman Adventures anthology for cable (USA, Cartoon Network) in the 90's.