Saturday Morning Cartoon

Today’s Saturday Morning Cartoon is The Centurions.

Made in the mid 1980’s by Ruby-Spears and animated in Japan by Sunrise, this series started as a five part mini-series and was followed with another 60 episodes. Legendary comic creators Jack Kirby and Gil Kane worked as consultants on the show.

The plot took place in the near future where an evil cyborg genius called Doc Terror is trying to take over the world. The Centurions are a team of men dressed in battle armor that can fuse weapons to themselves by shouting “Power Extreme!”

Naturally there were toys and comic book tie-ins.

Author: Shane Hnetka

Shane Hnetka has spent most of his life watching movies and reading comic books. He has decided to use this vast knowledge for evil instead of good.