September 1966 was a big year in science fiction and comic books. In one week on television the debut of Star Trek in prime time and on Saturday morning the 10th of September, Space Ghost was introduced. The run of Space Ghost the cartoon was only for two seasons, 42 episodes in total, each running for eight minutes. Hanna Barbara created an icon to go along with Johnny Quest and The Herculoids. Gary Owens from Rowen & Martin was the voice of Space Ghost and he was awesome. Sorry there are a lot of childhood memories here.
I got this from the intro in the graphic novel: “He looked mysterious, flying through the vacuum of space and vanishing into invisibility or piloting the Phantom Cruiser. His power bands could do different things and came in handy when battling a nice variety of alien threats such as Zurack, Brak, Mettalus, Black Widow Creature King and Moltar who eventually banded together as The Council of Doom. Still kids could thrill to his adventures and imagine riding along because every week he had Jan & Jace, twins he had adopted and who could resist a cute monkey pet like Blip.”
I really enjoyed the graphic novel and plan to search for more Space Ghost material. I thoroughly enjoyed the original show and also the spirit in which the original story was written. The art was excellent, and captured the essence of the character. DC comics Space Ghost Origin Story is definitely worthy of the time. If you are or were a fan of the show this is an awesome read. Which Space episode was your personal favorite? Were you a Herculoids fan also?
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