Anyone who has seen a cartoon by John Callahan will know that he loved to call ‘em as he saw ‘em. The quadriplegic whose art spawned two television series [the family show, Pelswick, about a wheelchair-bound boy who wanted nothing more than to live a normal life; John Callahan’s Quads, an adults-only series about a group of foul-mouthed characters with an assortment of disabilities and bad attitudes] died Saturday of complications related to quadriplegia and respiratory problems.
Yo, Joe! Cobralalalalala…….There are three movies that deeply disturbed me as a sensitive child of the mid 70s and 80s – the first time I saw The Wizard of Oz, the flying Monkeys gave me nightmares – I still get nightmares to this very day about them, then there was the H.R. Puffingstuff movie and finally in the late 80s there was a little known, rarely shown movie version of the 80s cartoon series G.I. Joe. It was called G.I. Joe: The Movie and it basically gave a lot more color and back story to Cobra Commander – he’s really from another planet. If you read the recent 19 part Star Wars: New Jedi Order series about the invasion of the Yuuzhan Vong, it’s a blatant rip-off of the G.I. Joe movie. But this review isn’t about the G.I. Joe: Movie, it’s about the original G.I. Joe cartoon series which the later movie was based on. When I watched this series, I couldn’t help but get more and more ticked off at how much of a bastardization the upcoming Hollywood movie is going to be.