Welcome to Give ‘Em Elle, a new weekly column that hopes to bridge the gap between old school comics fandom and the progressive edge of comics culture. This week I’ve been thinking about the comic adaptations of the past, long before the current superhero boom.
There have been superheroes on our screens almost as long as there have been superheroes in our comics, and some of them stand head and shoulders above the crowd. But what were the very best superhero adaptations even before the Christopher Reeve Superman movies?
To what is certain to be the absolute delight of animation fans everywhere, Warner Bros. has posted nearly all of the Fleischer Superman cartoons to its YouTube channel. The animated shorts have been in the public domain for some time, Warner Bros...
Long-time indie band Wilco has produced an all-new Popeye cartoon in old-school style for their new single, "Dawned On Me," wherein black and white versions of the rockers play some mellow grooves while an animated Jeff Tweedy sways ever-so-slightly from side to side in front of a microphone...
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