The Junker, whose base of operations is beneath a junk yard in Good Haven, creates robots that "eat" metal. The Junker's robots consume cars, bridges and other structures. The Mighty Heroes attempt ...
The Monsterizer and his gang of monsters kidnap prominent citizens of Good Haven, including the Mayor and Police Chief. They are then transformed into monsters by a device, creating more lackeys for ...
When a great city is threatened by a wide assortment of supervillians, they shoot up the fireworks to summon the Mighty Heroes. This sextet of stumble bum heroes go out to confront the menace at hand, and with a great deal of difficulty, usually carry the day. Written by
Kenneth Chisholm <email@example.com>
At the time this series was developed, Ralph Bakshi had an infant son who got mad whenever Daddy had to go to work. He would throw his bottle at Bakshi as he was heading for the door. This is what gave Bakshi the inspiration for "Diaper Man, the hero who fights villains with his mighty bottle". See more »
This was among my favorite cartoons when I was a child (it was in reruns in the '70s). Even in the sanitized environment of children's cartoons, Bakshi seems to have been able to let his unique style and humor come through. Still, one of my favorite memories these off-beat heroes came not from the original series at all, but from Bakshi's short-lived "Mighty Mouse, the New Adventures" (1987). One episode featured, if I remember right, "Man, Man, Man, Man & Man, Certified Public Accountants." The Mighty Heroes were persuaded to come out of retirement to fight some old nemesis. It was a great example of how the work of an intelligent artist can be realigned to appeal to different age groups without losing any of its inherent quality.
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