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Nickelodeon’s Video Comics with Firestorm

Back in 1980 & 1981, a fledgling children’s TV network called Nickelodeon ran a series entitled Video Comics. Each episode, a DC comic was read to the audience while panels were shown on-screen. Some stories included were Adam Strange, Nutsy Squirrel, Sugar & Spike, and Swamp Thing. The live-action opening showed kids arriving at a store to buy comic books. Watch the video embedded below and look carefully around the 10 second mark! Click here if you can’t view the video below.

Here is a screen shot from those opening credits featuring some dude with his hair on fire!

Nickelodeon's Video Comics aired from 1979-1981

According to the Director, there were roughly 70 comics read for the series. Very little information exists on the internet about this series. Therefore, we have no way of knowing if Firestorm was one of the comics featured. I never watched this series myself, but it looks like so much fun! You can watch an episode right now featuring Swamp Thing by clicking here! Neat!

My thanks to Rob Kelly of The Aquaman Shrine for the heads-up on this series! Thanks, Aqua-rob!

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One Comment

  1. Charlemagne says:

    Comics on tv? You Can’t Do That On Television! :)

    Oh, and i wanna time travel back to that spinner rack and buy everything on that sucker! :)

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