Devil Dogs! The One SDCC Announcement That I Wish Had Been Made

thundarrcomicmockcover.jpgThe year 1994… From out of space comes a runaway planet, hurtling between the Earth and the Moon, unleashing cosmic destruction. Man’s civilization is cast in ruin. Two thousand years later, Earth is reborn… A strange new world rises from the old–a world of savagery, super science, and sorcery. But one man bursts his bonds to fight for justice! With his companions, Ookla the Mok and Princess Ariel, he pits his strength, his courage, and his fabulous Sunsword against the forces of evil. He is Thundarr the Barbarian!

Not that there was any indication that any sort of announcement about a Thundarr the Barbarian comic book was in the works, but it sure as hell would’ve been cool if it had been made.

Yeah, I’m back on my “Thundarr the Barbarian needs to be published as a comic book” kick. A while back I wrote a post about the top five properties I thought were most deserving of a comic book series. They were Blade Runner, Jonny Quest, Mad Max/The Road Warrior, Land of the Lost and Thundarr the Barbarian. (Note: Other than Land of the Lost, I believe all of the fore mentioned properties are property of Warner Bros.)

A Thundarr the Barbarian comic book just seems like a no-brainer, and I’m honestly surprised that a series doesn’t exist considering the legacy of great comic book creators that were associated with the original creation of the popular early 80’s Saturday morning cartoon series. We’re talking the likes of Steve Gerber, Jack Kirby, and Alex Toth — now that’s a legacy!

Earlier this year I went ahead and sent an email to Ruby-Spears Productions, Inc. to inquire about the rights to Thundarr the Barbarian. They were quick to respond to my request by directing me to an individual to speak to at Warner Bros. — the current rights owners. I sent out another email, and that’s where my quest ended. Now, being a Warner Bros. property it would seem that DC Comics would be the natural publisher of a Thundarr the Barbarian comic book. But, if it could be worked out, I’m sure any number of publishers would jump at the chance to publish the new adventures of Thundarr, Princess Ariel, and Ookla the Mok.

If DC Comics, or any publisher out there that can acquire the rights and wants to publish a Thundarr the Barbarian comic book I’ll save you a couple of dollars by offering to write the book for uber-cheap — like a dollar an issue.

Or, if you’re a comic book reader, and like myself you feel that a Thudarr the Barbarian comic book would be a regular addition to your comic book retailer pull-list, head on over and sign the Thundarr the Barbarian Comic Book Petition.

Maybe after that we can work on letting them know that we want to see a Thundarr the Barbarian movie. Ariel, Ookla, riiiiide!

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2 Responses to “Devil Dogs! The One SDCC Announcement That I Wish Had Been Made”

  1. Cast Your Support for Thundarr « Monster Scifi Show Blog Says:

    […] I came across Dan Taylor’s blog about doing Thundarr the Barbarian as a comic. Click here to read more on his blog but check out the cool mockup of the Thundarr cover. Really cool. Also, […]

  2. Fortress Guy Says:

    I did not know DC had attained the comic rights.

    Marvel back in the old days did good amount of business with Conan and Kull comics. You know, the days of Bucema and even earlier.

    It is a great property. I wrote up a take on the whole series and your opinion on it would be interesting:

    http://fortresstakes.wordpress.com/2009/04/18/thundarr-the-barbarian-1980-1982-2-seasons-21-episodes/

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