Saturday, January 24, 2009

Miscellany: Bucky O'Hare

Sometimes comic properties fail to get off the ground. For every megahit like "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," there's stuff like "Bucky O'Hare." Here was one of those promising but failed comic book ideas that still spawned a lot of adaptations. "Bucky O'Hare" had it all - action figures, a TV cartoon series, even an NES game - but it's pretty obscure nowadays:

The series is about anthropomorphic mammals fighting an interstellar war against a horde of cruel alien toads. Thrust into the action is Willy DuWitt, a native of a strange parallel universe...ours. DuWitt (called a "hairless ape" by the rest of the mammalian crew) is actually a smart kid who accidentally leaped into their universe via his homemade photon accelerator.

Not a bad comic, not a great one, but it probably deserved more than one chance.


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