I’ve always loved watching cartoon shows, especially those about super heroes and their adventures. I can remember in my younger days when I got home from school, getting excited when it’s already 7 at night as I can again see my favorite super heroes in action. Here’s my list of the top 3 favorite cartoons.
#3) The Transformers (1984)
Who could ever forget the Autobots and Decepticons waging a war on Earth with Optimus Prime exclaiming the memorable line “At the end of this day, one shall stand, and one shall fall!”. I remember watching this with my sister which also influenced her to collect some of their toys/merchandise. The original series gave birth to various cartoon spin-offs and sequels like “Transformers: Cybertron”, “Transformers: Beast Wars” and “Transformers: Beast Machines”, among others.
What I Liked Most About The Series: The unforgettable giant robots fighting for supremacy over the Earth…. and the toys!;)
#2) The Uncanny X-Men (1992)
After the robots, I turned my attention to the cartoon superheroes who’ve added some more fun with my breakfast of cookies and oatmeals as a kid. For me, the best among these shows is the Uncanny X-Men, as it showcased some of Marvel’s famous mutants (heroes and villains alike) such as Wolverine, Cyclops, Jean Grey (Phoenix), Magneto, Rogue, Gambit, Mystique, Juggernaut, among others. I liked how the series blended adventure and love stories, staying true to its comic book origins.
What I Liked Most About The Series: The good and evil mutants fighting for their cause, with the good guys protecting humankind from the bad guys, all the while getting ridiculed and rejected by the humans because of their powers. Always great to see the love triangle going on between Wolverine, Jean Grey and Cyclops.
#1) Justice League (2001) And Justice League Unlimited (2004)
In the same tradition of the Uncanny X-Men animated series, the show tells the stories and adventures of the various DC Comics superheroes as a team. The unforgettable faces in the show includes Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Martian Manhunter, the Flash and Hawkgirl, as well as the many heroes (and villains) in the DC Universe.
What I Liked Most About The Series: The fight sequences in the series are fun to look at as they land solid hits on their opponents. I’ve always like the episode “For the Man Who Has Everything” in Justice League Unlimited, where Superman has been incapacitated by the super-strong alien Mongul, with only Batman and Wonder Woman left to fight the villain. This episode was adapted from a famous story in DC comics “Superman Annual#11” created in 1985.
It’s always great to see your comic book stories come to life in the television!