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10 Comic Books With Awesome Animated TV Shows You Forgot Existed

Who knew there was a Swamp Thing animated spin-off?

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The late 1980s and early 1990s was a glorious time for comic books and cartoons alike.

Saturdays were spent watching cartoons on bright technicolour TV screens and taking trips to the local newsagent for a fresh fix of comic book action and adventure.

Life was simple then. There was no internet. No multitude of TV channels. No worries. A misspent youth for many in those days usually involved a few too many hours in front of the television – but it had its benefits.

All that time spent in front of the set has proven invaluable when it comes to identifying some of the lesser known and unfairly overlooked cartoon adaptations of the familiar comic books of the day.

Shows that came, saw and rarely conquered - but remain well worth seeking out if you happen to be an avid fan of the source material. Often cancelled before their time, these shows feature striking animation techniques, a surprisingly large dollop of humour and just general charm, for good measure.

Some of these, fans will know. Others, they may well have forgotten. A few, however, will be entirely new discoveries to even the most ardent of comic book enthusiast.

A heady trip down memory lane to many a lost Saturday morning, get ready to feel nostalgic for something you never even knew existed.

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