Saturday Morning Cartoon

I was flipping through some back issue bins in the comic book store and I came across an old Gold Key comic featuring Hanna-Barbera cartoons from the 1960's. It was one of those spotlight comics that featured a variety of characters. And one of them was something called the Mighty Mightor. The picture that accompanied it was a drawing of a barbarian looking guy with a goofy looking horned hat. For whatever reason the name Mighty Mightor made me laugh - it's just lame.

A quick search of the internet and I discovered that the character was created by comic book legend Alex Toth and aired from 1967-1969 along with another cartoon called Moby Dick. It was the Moby Dick and Mighty Mightor show. Mightor was about a young caveman named Tor who helps an old man. The old man gives Tor a magic club that when held in the air transforms Tor into the Mighty Mightor! Classic! Now why does this super powered tranformation sound familiar? By the power of Grayskull - I just don't know. Oh, there is also a redheaded woman called Sheera in the show.

The second part of the show was about the adventures of a whale called Moby Dick that had nothing to do with Herman Melville's novel. Imagine all the disappointed kids when they started reading the book.

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