Monday, June 30, 2008

Chuck Norris Karate Kommandos #1-#4 (Jan.-Jul. 1987)

As much as I love Steve Ditko, I have to admit that there are some fairly.....odd....projects that he became involved with in the 1980s. Rom Spaceknight, U.S. 1, his creator-owned Static, to name a few....

And the comic book adaptation of this merchandising fiasco....

From Wikipedia:

Chuck Norris: Karate Kommandos is an American animated television series from the 1980s. It originally aired in 1986 as a syndicated five episode mini-series. It was created by and starred Chuck Norris as himself, and produced by Ruby-Spears Productions. This fictionalized version of Norris is a United States government operative with a team of "radically diverse" warriors. The team includes Pepper, a technology expert and mechanic; Reed, Chuck's young apprentice and Pepper's brother; Kimo, a samurai; Tabe, a sumo champion; and Too Much, a young ward. Together, they fight against The Claw and his right-hand man, Super Ninja.

The series follows the framing device of Mr. T's animated series (also a Ruby-Spears production): At the beginning of each episode, a live action segment with Norris, usually at a gym or martial arts studio, is shown to explain what is going on. At the end of each episode, Norris narrates a moral lesson for the audience to learn.

There was also a comic book series published by Star Comics, an imprint of Marvel Comics which produced comic books aimed at young children.

To coincide with the airing of the show, Kenner Products made a set of action figures based on the main characters of the show. Kenner also made many accessories, including weapons and vehicles, to go along with the figures.

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