Saturday, May 13, 2017

Plastic Man and Spider-Man



I remember when I was a kid watching an early episode of Super Friends, and seeing Plastic Man show up at the end.  I was blown away - I loved when they had other heroes appear, and here was one that seemed like a real crossover.  DC may have had the rights to Plas at that time, but he wasn't regularly appearing alongside their heroes yet, let alone a Justice League member.  I watched Super Friends for years after that, and even though they repeated a lot of episodes, I never saw that one again.  I wound up buying a DVD collection decades later just to be able to watch it once more.

What is it with Aunt May, anyway?  She's already had eyes for Uncle Dudley and Alfred Pennyworth...

12 comments:

Cary Comic said...

"Aunt May Gets A Little Woozy"


I LOvE IT! X-D

Sonofjack Well said...

I once read somewhere that Julius Schwartz said that if he knew at the time that DC owned the rights to Plastic Man that he might have used PM as a supporting character in The Flash rather than overseeing the creation of Elongated Man....

Alaric Shapli said...

I remember that episode! Didn't the whole thing turn out to be caused by a mouse (the four-footed kind) in a computer or something? Didn't Plastic Man have to reach in and grab the mouse? I haven't seen it since it originally aired, so I may be misremembering.

Ross said...

That's the one!

Anonymous said...

+1.

I'm still waiting for a main feature starring all comedy sidekicks: Woozy, Uncle Dudley, Doiby Dickles etc. Which non-DC characters would fit into that category?

Bob Greenwade said...

Maybe there should be a cover on which Aunt May goes on the Earth-STF equivalent of "The Bachelorette"!

Tim said...

Hey, with the upcoming Spiderman: Homecoming movie in July, how about a Batman/Vulture pairing in honor of Michael Keaton?

Anonymous said...

Would a "comedy sidekick" issue include Pip the Troll?
There was also some goofy guy that used to hang around with the Golden Age Wildcat.

M.P.

Anonymous said...

Stretch Skinner?

Anonymous said...

Yeah, that was the guy. I had to look that up.
Whoever that artist was, there was definitely a comic element in those stories, particularly the depiction of Wildcat, who had some kind of neanderthal posture, with large ears and whiskers.

M.P.

Simreeve said...

In which case, what about 'Percival Pop, the Super Cop', who was comic sidekick to -- of all people -- the Spectre?

Anonymous said...

I can just see the headline... "Whatever happened to Percival Popp? A super-cop remembered."

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