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.