I don't think I've seen it on Boomerang since '04. But I'd definitely love to have this, especially since we have Blackstar and now D&D coming out this Tuesday. I loved '80's cartoons with magical weapons and fantasy settings.
I only vaugly remembered the show from when I was a kid - until a couple of months ago, where I got ahold of some of the old tapes of the series off eBay. (You know - large black things that you put into a special machine. Like DVD, but not as shiny).
I was really impressed with the show. It holds up very well, and I like the Kirby-ish influence on the show. And I had to laugh - Thundarr cant say a line WITHOUT YELLING IT! LORDS OF LIGHT!
In my opinion, there is a decent enough fanbase for Warner to profit from a dvd release. Just a matter of them to realize this sooner or later, to announce a dvd release. Cant remember, was this 1 season it lasted or more ?
Heh, yeah, and I like his old 70's hair. My brother and I had hair like that back then
IIRC, the main reason the show was cancelled was that it was actually considered "too adult" for the kiddies it supposedly aimed at. Too violent and all that. But I found that it holds up well because the characters inhabit such a rich setting and it lacks the preachiness of most cartoons of that era.
And yeah, there was quite a bit of talent behind it, at least if you're familiar with the comic industry: The heroes were designed by Alex Toth, Jack Kirby did the rest of the art design, Steve Gerber created the show, and Mark Evanier was the story editor. I think Doug Wildey may have had some involvement, too.