CROSSOVER! Everybody loves a crossover! Fifteen different blogs have combined forces today to celebrate Animated Anthem Day! We’re featuring opening themes from cartoons involving our favorite DC Comics’ characters! Now before you go checking your local Hallmark shop for Animated Anthem Day cards, the answer is “yes” we made it up. That doesn’t make it any less legitimate. While we’ll be looking at Firestorm here, every other blog in the crossover will cover their own relevant cartoon opening themes.
To represent Firestorm, we’re going to look at the opening credits for two different seasons of the seminal series Super Friends!
In 1984, the Super Friends cartoon was rebranded as Superfriends: The Legendary Super Powers Show. With this change, they introduced Firestorm! As you can see, he’s heavily featured in the opening credits. He’s really the only team member to ever get that kind of attention in the opening credits!
The next season, the cartoon was rebranded again as The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians. I’m guessing the rebranding was an effort to align themselves with the “Super Powers Collection” brand being developed by DC Comics.
Man, I love me some Super Friends! I’ve got copies of some of these episodes I watch from time to time with my kids. My six-year old daughter is pretty confident she knows everything there is to know about Firestorm because she’s seen him in these cartoons.
Animated Anthem Day Links
Hope you enjoyed the cartoon intros! As mentioned, fifteen different blogs have teamed-up today for Animated Anthem Day! While I’m featuring Firestorm here on my site, you should visit these other character-specific blogs to see how they spotlight their own favorite heroes in animation today. Visit them now, visit them later, and visit them often!
- Aquaman @ The Aquaman Shrine
- Hawkman @ Being Carter Hall
- Swamp Thing @ The BLOG from the BOG
- Booster Gold @ BOO$TERRIFIC
- DC Characters @ DC Bloodlines
- Wonder Woman @ Diana Prince
- Firestorm @ Firestorm Fan
- Superman @ Fortress of Baileytude
- Martian Manhunter @ The Idol-Head of Diabolu
- Green Lantern @ The Indigo Tribe
- The Vixen @ Justice League Detroit
- The Atom @ Power of the Atom
- Flash @ Speed Force – Filmation Intro
- Flash @ Speed Force – Fan video
- Supergirl @ Supergirl Comic Box Commentary
- Doctor Fate @ Tower of Fate
My thanks to Diabolu Frank for organizing today’s crossover event! If you’ve enjoyed this blog crossover, then you should check out some previous comic blog crossovers we’ve done. The first major blog crossover celebrated the gorgeous George Pérez/Alex Ross painting from the Crisis on Infinite Earths 1998 hardcover. The next major blog crossover was a celebration of the Super Powers Collection’s 25th Anniversary. Some subsequent major crossovers included: DC Challenge, Read This Too, Mayfairstivus, April Fool’s Day 2011, and Blackest Night to Brightest Day.
Support Firestorm! Fan the flame!