Karen: OK, a follow up to the previous forum: What's your favorite animated super-hero feature? There's certainly a lot to choose from. Although I'm not that familiar with the cartoons of the 30s and 40s, I do find the Fleischer Superman cartoons beautiful to look at.
Karen: In the 60s, the Marvel super-heroes made the jump the the small screen. The Fantastic Four show by Hanna Barbera was pretty good. The Spider-Man cartoon had the catchiest theme song ever -and terrible animation! The same could be said for the other Marvel cartoons of that era, which were little more than comic book panels with a moving arm or leg. DC on the other hand had a variety of shows of average or better quality. In the 70s they debuted the Super-friends, which had a long and memorable run. Non-comics heroes like Space Ghost and the Herculoids were also to be found.
Karen: I wasn't watching a lot of cartoons in the 80s and 90s, but shows like the X-Men, Batman the Animated Series, and Superman were probably the cream of the crop. The last two in particular had top of the line writing and art -unified by Bruce Timm, who would later go on to do my personal favorite, Justice League and Justice League Unlimited.
Karen: There have also been a number of animated super-hero films. High on my list would be Pixar's The Incredibles. Both DC and Marvel have produced many animated DVD features in recent years. I am particularly fond of DC's The New Frontier and Marvel's first Avengers feature.
Karen: I know there's a lot I haven't covered -so have at it!