Saturday, March 30, 2013

Animated World of DC Comics: Superman vs. the Insect Raiders (1966)

In this installment of The New Adventures of Superman, the Man of Steel (Bud Collyer, To Tell The Truth) is pitted against the "Insect Raiders", masked humans pretending to be, judging from their costumes, dragonflies. It's either that, or the artists tried to create some sort of reptile-insect hybrid, and failed, big time. Like, the animated roaches in those Raid ads looked more legit than these idiots.

It seems like whomever was in charge of storyboarding this episode didn't know what kind of insect he had in mind. Save for the transparent wings, you'd swear these were reptile-men instead of insect-men. Not good. Not the worst in the series, either.

Rating: C.


Prof. Grewbeard said...

thanx for cluing me in that youtube has these, been having a blast!

hobbyfan said...

I can't say for sure how long they'll last, given how WB is applying pressure to have some taken down for copyright issues. Glad you like what you see.