"From out of space comes a runaway planet, hurtling between the Earth and the Moon, unleashing cosmic destruction. Man's civilization is cast in ruin. Two thousand years later, Earth is reborn... A strange new world rises from the old: a world of savagery, super science, and sorcery. But one man bursts his bonds to fight for justice! With his companions Ookla the Mok and Princess Ariel, he pits his strength, his courage, and his fabulous Sunsword against the forces of evil. He is Thundarr, the Barbarian!"
Yes, the 1980's cartoon, "Thundarr the Barbarian" is finally
available on DVD. This Saturday morning cartoon was created
by Steve Gerber, and while the three central characters were
designed by Alex Toth, the general look and feel of the show
belongs to Jack Kirby. Below are a few screen captures which show a sampling of characters likely designed by Kirby.
Kirby-Tech and futuristic Kirby cities also found their way into the Thundarr series. Of course, all of Kirby's designs were simplified due to the limited animation constraints of the time:
The Thundarr dvd can be ordered here: THUNDARR DVD
The site does warn that the dvd has NOT been remastered, so don't expect HD 3-D or any other modern enhancements. Unlike Space Ghost and some of the other sci-fi cartoon shows of the past, Thundarr is fairly well-written and can be enjoyed by adults as well as children, so order yours today and relive the future of your past.