Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: Serious Hero Business Edition


As a youth in the wilds of America in the 70s, I was exposed to a lot of syndicated cartoons, featuring a lot of superheroes left over from the 1966 Batman TV boom.  (Side-note: You don’t ever want to watch ‘Super-President.’  Just… trust me on this one, okay?)  Among my favorites were such luminaries as Underdog, Hong Kong Phooey and pop-sensations-turned-supers The Impossibles, heroes that my young mind considered the equal of Superman, Batman and the Fantastic Four.  Indeed, even now I think that Gizmo Duck is as much hero as The Red Tornado, and would put solid money on Paperinik versus Daredevil in a straight fight.  (Donald Duck has a temper, is all.)  Even Jeff Rovin, in the seminal ‘Encyclopedia Of Super-Heroes’ refused to separate El Kabong from Zorro, but somehow, we still have folks who complain about a talking duck cameo in a movie that is primarily about a noble talking tree, which leads us to today’s fan-riffic query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) longs for an amazing Darkwing Duck crossover with Hong-Kong Phooey to the very core of his being, asking: Should comical superheroes be considered a separate breed from their “serious hero” counterparts?