My Hero, The Commander Back to Blog

There are many superheroes out there–Superman, Batman, Aquaman, Wonder Woman–and while they’re all great, they just can’t compare to my favorite hero, Commander USA.

Oh, Commander USA. What fond memories I have of you! You…and your pal Lefty. Because when you used the cigar to draw Lefty’s face–well, that was just pure genius.

I watched Commander USA every weekend when I was a child. I watched his “Groovie Movies” eagerly–for it was those movies that first got me hooked on the paranormal. The good old Commander (“Soaring Superhero, Legion of Decency….retired”) would show an interesting variety of old horror flicks. Tons of Dracula movies, zombie shows, and just about every Vincent Price movie that you can name.

Oh, the joy.

I was actually a proud member of the Commander’s fan club. Had a membership card and everything.

And, then, one day…the Commander went away. And there were no more good movies for me to watch on the weekend. Sigh.

It’s so painful when a hero vanishes…

Now, for those of you who know the Commander, you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about. But, everyone else, well, you probably will just think I’m a little crazy. But that’s okay, too.

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