Monday, July 29, 2013

Animated World of DC Comics: Who is Captain Mystery? (1984)

From Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show:

It's bad enough that Lex Luthor (Stan Jones) was embarrassed when, after shrinking Robin, Firestorm, & the Wonder Twins, they turned the tables on him, now he has to deal with a neophyte who yearns to join the Super Friends.

Captain Mystery is a well-meaning fanboy whose bumbling enables the 1-shot villain Robber Baron to escape from Batman & Robin (Adam West & Casey Kasem). He then tries to get Firestorm to help him track the Baron, but is unaware that Luthor has drawn a bead on him.

In hindsight, if he were given a choice, I would think Luthor would consider retiring after this one.........

Rating: B.


magicdog said...

Marvin White + Bat Mite = Captain Mystery.

Come to think of it - he predated "Syndrome" (from "The Incredibles") by about 20 years!

hobbyfan said...

So many people have thought that this should've been a vehicle to bring Marvin back, but that wasn't the case.

Captain Mystery as a precursor for Syndrome? Nah.