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Hero High Coming to DVD
April 16, 2007

I don’t remember watching Hero High, but it sounds like the kind of thing some of my readers would have fond memories of.

Hero High box art

BCI Ink & Paint are collecting the series, and the press release makes clear that it’s a deluxe package, too, with 26 episodes plus all this:

  • Full-length audio commentaries for two segments, featuring producer Lou Scheimer and actors John Berwick and Johnny Venokur. Hosted by Andy Mangels. Commentary segments include episode “A Fistful of Knuckles” and the Kid Super-Power Hour wraparound segments and song.
  • Spotlight interviews with actors, producers, writers, and artists (55 mins.)
  • “The Magic of Filmation” documentary: A half-hour history of one of America’s most influential animation studios, with producers, writers, animators, historians, and other Filmation personnel.
  • Rare “Kid Super Power Hour” footage (approx. 20 mins.): By popular demand, the live-action opening credits, joke segments, and theme song by the Hero High singing group!
  • Art and photo gallery
  • Booklet with episode guide and trivia
  • DVD-ROM material: Scripts and storyboards

It’s already available for preorder at almost a third off.

5 Responses  
Dan Traeger writes:  

Damn, Andy Mangels is making the rounds: Wonder Woman, He-Man, now this. The man is fast becoming inescapable and he’s not even writing comics anymore… sheesh.

 
Scott writes:  

I remember this show. As I recall, it debuted the same time “The Smurfs” did, as well as “Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends.”

 
Ali Kokmen writes:  

Andy Mangels is making the rounds: Wonder Woman, He-Man, now this. The man is fast becoming inescapable and he’s not even writing comics anymoree…

And according to this, he’s also involved in the forthcoming Isis DVD release. Mangels seems to be the go-to guy for these sorts of things; more power to ‘im.

 
Bill D. writes:  

The full name of this show was The Kid Super Power Hour with Shazam, and as the name implies, the Hero High segments ran alongside Filmation’s animated Shazam series, which was all kinds of excellent (and about a million times more faithful to the concept than their live action show). If this is seeing the light of day, maybe those Shazam cartoons will get a set, too, please please please?

 
Flaming Dork writes:  

Thank you, DVD! You’ve revived the corpses of long dead TV shows for sentimental nerds like myself. Bless you little discs!

 
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