I've been reading those comics too. I think Young Claudus's armor looking like New Lion-O's is just a coincidence, since they're both variation's of Original Lion-O's outfit.
In the Hammerhand's Revenge comic, the writer made Snarf really, really annoying, much more so than he ever was in the show. He talks in third person, which he never did in the show, and acts like a bumbling cowardly idiot. It made me realize that nostalgia can also make things seem worse, not just better.
I think a lot of people who claim they liked Thundercats don't really know that much about it besides the premise and the characters. I guess I'd call it second hand nostalgia, where you learn of something through other people and gain their nostalgia for it without ever actually having been exposed to it. Is there a trope for that?
It's just assumed Snarf was The Scrappy
because he's a non-human sidekick and they tended to be scappies. The same goes for the three newer Thundercats. People say they were scrappies, but having gone back and checked they were hardly ever used, besides Lynx-O. Some people want to forget about the Luna-Taks, but I thought they brought a breath of fresh air. 65 episodes of Mutants and Mumm-Ra and one shot villains gets old.
That being said, after seeing all the episodes, there wasn't a whole lot very memorable about Thundercats. No big moments really pop out at me besides the opening and the first episodes. Things didn't really change much until 3/4 of the way through and there were few story arcs. I liked the five-parters the most because there was some actual continuity.
edited 21st Mar '11 7:07:55 AM by StarOutlaw