Monday, September 10, 2012

Is there a Magnus Robot Fighter in our future?

We recently learned that DreamWorks Animation SKG has recently purchased Classic Media for $155 million. what this coolness means is that Dreamworks has acquired properties ranging from comics to cartoon and television properties which include characters such as Casper the Friendly Ghost, Rocky and Bullwinkle, The Lone Ranger, Where’s Waldo?, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and the licensing and production rights to Gold Key comic book characters including Magnus, Robot Fighter, Doctor Solar, and Turok, Son of Stone.

The three Gold Kee characters appeared together under the Valiant/Acclaim banner during the ’80s/’90s With Doctor Solar recentluy appearing under the Dark Horse Logo. Currently The Lone Ranger appears in Dynamite Entertainment comics. The deal could very well prove lucrative for DreamWorks as many of the licences that they have acquired are for much beloved characters.

Hopefully it will mean the return for some of these characters to the public light, especially, Magunus.

We son't know who produced the above animated short, but it is very cool (if crude), and it makes us long for the iconic Russ Manning character.

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