Comic book shows rose to prominence in the 1990s thanks to Bruce Timm’s Batman series and the X-Men cartoon from Marvel. But there were also some great comic-book shows in the 1980s, that had the luxury of taking creative liberties (eg creating new characters, toning down dark stories) to be more fun and entertaining. Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends This early Marvel show saw the debut of Firestar, Spider-Man's amazing friend and a parallel to the cryogenic mutant Iceman. (It'd be nice if one day a live-action Firestar appears.) I recall watching the Incredible Hulk cartoon with Michael Bell and Stan Lee, which I think has attained a cult following. But I think this was Marvel's most successful 80s show. Super Friends This early DC show utilized several new heroes in addition to the classic ones - Apache Chief, Black Vulcan, Samurai and the Wonder Twins. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles What started out as a film-noir martial arts tale in a comic-book, became an totally radical 80s show that created colored bandanas for each Turtle, generated the mutant goons Bebop and Rocksteady, and formed one of the most radical theme tracks ever. The Smurfs Who knew that a Hanna-Barbara cartoon about little blue pixies being hunted by an incompetent wizard, was based on a Belgian comic book? The situation sounds as absurd and entertaining as the comic itself. DuckTales Based on Disney comic books created by Carl Barks, the show revived Disney's TV animation department, redefined Scrooge McDuck from a greedy miser into a lovable grandfather (a major change for some fans), and is set for a new show in 2017. I have to give this one my vote for how awesome it was. Which was your favourite comic-book show from the 80s?