In the earliest days of the Nickelodeon cable channel, "Video Comics" was one of the programs I remember being hooked on. This was circa 1980. Thankfully, someone on YouTube has posted one of the programs. This one is Swamp Thing but I also remember them doing Adam Strange, as well:
Here's the program promo. Probably the first time I ever heard "Ride of the Valkyries":
I've droned on about this before, but I feel like doing it again.
My brief return to regular comic reading began in 1997, where I caught the excellent run of Batman by Doug Moench, Kelley Jones, and John Beatty. I loved the "ugly", Expressionist look of the art and I agreed wholeheartedly with a letterhack who predicted that their run would be remembered in the same breath as Len Wein-Bernie Wrightson's Swamp Thing. It may never reach those heights, but the Moench-Jones-Beatty Batman stands tall in my memory. I think it's a "Love it or Hate it" proposition, however.
A few months ago I had picked up his entire run on Detective Comics, as I enjoyed those books which were published right around the time I finished high school. It's an unheralded run but one that has gotten some overdue attention in recent years.
In preparation for the "Batman vs. Superman" onslaught/hit/debacle/etc., I've dragged out my copy of Frank Miller's forever-changing of the Batman mythos, The Dark Knight Returns. I haven't read the thing since the first Batman film's release in 1989, but in flipping through it, so much of it is still remarkably fresh in my mind. It forever purges the idiotic camp of the West-Ward series and too many years of the comic doing the same (though thankfully not in *my* lifetime).