As a long-term fan of comics, I’m a sucker for a lot of things, but I’m a particular sucker for the New Warriors, a book which features young heroes in their late teens trying to find their way in a bigger world at a time when I was of roughly the same age and level of idealism.  That may be the main reason why I’ve been so disillusioned with the repeated, unsuccessful attempts to bring the book back, never quite capturing the book’s tone nor ever successfully replacing the six original main cast members.  (Darkhawk was also in there at one point, but given that he was little more than a rehash of Spider-Man with a magic amulet, Darkhawk can, frankly, suck it.)  I’m still of the hopes that this revival will be different, still full of youthful idealism and hope for a brighter future, which not only reminds me of the earliest issues of New Warriors Volume 1, it begs today’s query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) was entertained to hear my nine-year-old talking about the days of old, when she was, like, five and the shows she watched in those far-away days of 2009, asking: What beloved entertainments of your youth would you most like to see make a full-fledged return to greatness?

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Matthew Peterson

Matthew Peterson

Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture!

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12 Comments

  1. Kirby
    February 22, 2014 at 11:30 am — Reply

    Disney’s Gargoyles needs to be brought back, and do it fast before Ed Asner leaves us. Part of me would still like a continuation of the DCAU, though that is probably long since gone as well.

  2. Paul
    February 22, 2014 at 11:33 am — Reply

    As a child of the 1980s. I can pretend I was in the golden age of children’s TV when in fact it’s wholly subjective.

    The first thing I can think of is MASK, the best vehicle toy line ever made, with a great cartoon to back it up.

  3. 2saldi
    February 22, 2014 at 11:37 am — Reply

    The gummi bears

  4. February 22, 2014 at 12:33 pm — Reply

    While Transformers is still around, I’d love to see a Transformers Generation 1 timeline (meaning anything from the original series to Beast Machines and anything in between, before or after) animated continuation, but with the twist of aiming it at the people who grew up with it like they did with “G.I. Joe: Resolute”. They could even draw on some of the comics and Japanese G1 material (and maybe even some of the toy storylines like the old “Universe” multiverse story) to really flesh it out.

    I still wish Gargoyles would be revived and continued similarly to the comics from a few years back, ignoring the last season or so (for the most part).

    And ever since DC started regularly producing animated movies, I’ve really hoped for a few returns to the DCAU we saw through B:TAS, S:TAS, JLU, Batman Beyond and even Static Shock. There were a couple that were close with many of the voice actors returning and the animation style similar, but they weren’t truly revisiting the DCAU.

  5. cody
    February 22, 2014 at 1:41 pm — Reply

    I’ve got the great IDW TMNT and cartoon series already and the Samurai Jack comic would like a cartoon series as well or at least an end to it.
    I wish the DCAU to come back was a great series of cartoons.

  6. Harry Yak
    February 22, 2014 at 3:02 pm — Reply

    Easy…The Don Ho Show. I loved watching it when I stayed home sick from school.

  7. comicfan1974
    February 22, 2014 at 3:13 pm — Reply

    The Shadow Chasers and/or Misfits of Science

  8. David Schmuck
    February 22, 2014 at 3:13 pm — Reply

    The Transformers G1 until the movie was such a great show. I don’t care if it was a 1/2 hour commercial to sell the toys. The toys were great! The show was great! Update it with better stories but hold on to the simple innocence.

  9. Gehrigan
    February 22, 2014 at 6:58 pm — Reply

    Legion of Super-Heroes with Jonathan Hickman as writer and Carlos Pacheco as artist. Come on monkey Paw, deliver my wish.

  10. Hannah Jones
    February 22, 2014 at 8:16 pm — Reply

    Animaniacs… I can’t adequately explain how much I miss that show

    • February 22, 2014 at 8:51 pm — Reply

      I didn’t realize how much I’d missed that show until HUB started airing the old episodes.

      • b003
        February 25, 2014 at 9:56 pm — Reply

        Freakazoid was so underrated.

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