Friday, November 7, 2014


 "Somewhere out in space live The Herculoids...Zok the laser-ray dragon! Igoo the giant rock ape! Tundro the tremendous! Gloop and Gleep, the formless fearless wonders! 

"With Zandor their leader, and his wife, Tara, and son, Dorno, they team up to protect their planet from sinister invaders! All-strong! All-brave! All-heroes!! They are The Herculoids!!!"

The Herculoids was included in Hanna Barbera Super TV Heroes #1, #2, #4  - #7, from Gold Key Comics. Set on the distant planet Amzot, the characters include King Zandor; Queen Tara; Dorno, Igoo; Zok; Tundro; Gloop; Gleep.

Hanna Barbera Super TV Heroes #1  Herculoids!
"Invasion of the Martian Ants"
The Herculoids were illustrated by Dan Spiegel.  


Hanna Barbera Super TV Heroes #2 
"The Vapor-Vampire Invasion" 
The Herculoids battle the Vaporoids, who invade Amzot to absorb the planet's moisture.
Artists were Sparky Moore & Mike Royer

Hanna Barbera Super TV Heroes #4  Herculoids Threat of the Cavern Creatures!
"Threat of the Cavern Creatures" 
The cavern-dwelling Grunogs attack the Herculoids with their energy absorbing rocks.
Don R. Christensen wrote the story. 

Hanna Barbera Super TV Heroes #5
"The Diamond-Demon"
Script by Don R. Christensen with pencils by Sparky Moore & inks by Mike Royer.

Hanna Barbera Super TV Heroes #6  Herculoids Battle the Energy Creatures!
"The Energy Creatures"
Amaak arrives on Amzot to see if the planet can be invaded by his people, the Energy Creatures.
Artwork by Mike Arens & Mike Royer.

Hanna Barbera Super TV Heroes #7  Miniturized, the Herculoids Combat Anzot's Alien Invaders!
"The Ruthless Reducers"
The Reducer shrinks the Herculoids.

One of my faves, TV Stars #3 with Dave Stevens & Alex Toth artwork!
TV Stars #3 from Marvel Comics ran the Herculoids.
"Cauldron of Disaster"
A prehistoric family and a group of super-powered beasts try to protect their planet from alien invaders.
Written by Mark Evanier, with art by Will Meugniot and Dave Stevens.
Alex Toth illustrated the cover.

DC Comics included the Herculoids in Cartoon Network Presents #5, #9, #13 & #17

Cartoon Network Presents #5
"Everybody Needs Somebody"
Tara and Dorno think that Igoo is lonely so they go to the Rock Forest to search for others of his kind.
Written by Michael Kraiger, with art by Glenn Barr.

Cartoon Network Presents #9

"She Loved My Like A Zok" 
A space dragon attacks the Herculoids and has a special interest in Zok.
Written by Matt Wayne, with art by Graham Manley & Jorge Pacheco

Cartoon Network Presents #13 
"Brother from Another Planet"
Alien teens out for fun cause trouble for the Herculoids.
Written by Michael Kraiger, with art by Graham Manley & Jorge Pacheco.
Cover by John Pound. 

Cartoon Network Presents #17
"Winter Take All"
Alien invaders tamper with the weather on the Herculoids' planet.
Written by Michael Kraiger, with art by John Delaney & Terry Austin.
Cover by Steve "the Dude" Rude of Nexus fame!

Jonny Quest cast!

Herculoids title page

Fantastic Four cartoon adapted many favorite comic books!
Mighty Mouse one of my first cartoon faves!
It's hard to believe that cartoons are no more for Saturday mornings. But then again, we don't have the cartoons we grew up with, Jonny Quest, Herculoids, Space Ghost, Fantastic Four, Mighty Mouse. 

Good old Secret Squirrel!
Space Ghost cast!

Spider-Man title page!

Thank goodness for the availability of them on DVD. 

Fun Times!

Live Large My Friends!

Thank You!

Alex Toth model sheet!
Alex Toth model sheet!

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