Thundercats: The Return Paperback – Feb 1 2004
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On the same token, Wily Kit, who is obviously at this point the product of child rape and molestation (by a frickin' MUMMY) seems trong willed and again, is drawn in a way that must be to make comic book fanboys go "HEHEH!! Look, sexy!"
And to finish it up, later in this series, the Thundercats have to team with the Mutants against the Dogs of War. And what happens? Apperantly, the Thundercats forgive all that horror upon them, have a big celebration feast and Lion-o TOASTS Mumm-ra!? "Cheers to Mumm-ra, who killed my people and raped my friends!" I'm surprised they didn't have Cheetara giggle at the mutants sitting at the table and say "So... my room later?"
All in all, a TERRIBLE, repulsive story and anyone who showers it with praise is obviously degenerate and has no true love for the original.
Some ten-twenty years later the market for 1980's cartoon series somehow becomes popular again and we are seeing the return of Transformers and He-man on the box and GI Joe gets a face lift in comic books and then look who's back, The Thundercats. Only this time they are alot more grown up with darker issues to handle. They have to save their people from slavery and genocide. They have to killor be killed, no more kid gloves and understanding for the bad guys. The audience that this is played out for are the same as in the 80's only older so the plot line must match the minds of the people who are watching it now. The problem is what was so wong in just keeping with the tone of the TV series. Sure we are now in a world were Tony Soprano is a hero and sex and violence is what gets and holds our attention. But when it is heavily implied that Cheetarah is getting raped on a daily basis by the mutants and Bengali is swinging from a wall hanged to death, it's just a little much. I know that it's a different time and the kids who read it now won't be as emotionaly involved with the situation but it was an unneccesary element. I know I'm being prudish but I think these types of series getting an adult overhaul just makes me want the series as it was on a Tuesday afternoon when it was innocent and just fun all the more.
First of all, the concept of a future where the bad guys rule the world isn’t new. It’s been featured in several cartoons, like G.I. Joe A Real American Hero showing us an alternate universe where Cobra rules. It’s interesting as a possible future, but in no way shape or form would I want it to be THE future. So that’s strike 1 already. Strike 2 is that the new Thundercats are completely forgotten about, except for Bengali who is killed off. Seriously, I would have given it 2 stars if they had remembered Pumyra & Lynx-O but alas they remain completely absent outside of flashbacks until the next miniseries. Come to think of it Snarfer wasn’t in the previous miniseries either, but that was acceptable since it would be easy to assume he went back to the planet of the Snarfs. Strike 3 is what they did to Cheetara and the Thunderkittens. As Alien To You “The Weekly Reader” noted, Cheetara had telekinetic powers now so she should have been able to kick the Mutants’ butts when they tried to have their ways with her, and she might even have been able to beat the whole Mutant army singlehandedly but the writer conveniently forgot she has that power. How can he reference bad episodes like Sideswipe, but forget about great episodes like The Telepathy Beam? And Mumm-Ra’s implied pedo/necrophilia with Wily Kit & Kat is just too disgusting for words. This pretty much crushed my expectations of a great post-series Thundercats comic, and the higher-ups must have felt the same way since after only one more future miniseries they would switch to telling prequel stories, which were all excellent by the way. If you love the Thundercats do not read this; just pretend that after a few months someone went into the Book of Omens & told Lion-O what was going on & they put the pieces together and realized that Mumm-Ra was up to something and made plans to stop him. Oh yeah I forgot strike 4, the Thundercats not having a military on standby. That was really stupid. Avoid this at all costs.