Richie Rich (comics)
Richard "Richie" $ Rich, Jr. is a fictional character in the Harvey Comics universe. He debuted in Little Dot #1, cover-dated September 1953, was created by Alfred Harvey and Warren Kremer. Dubbed "the poor little rich boy", Richie is the only child of fantastically wealthy parents and is the world's richest kid, he is so rich, his middle name is a dollar sign, $. During Harvey Comics' heyday, Richie was the publisher's most popular character starring in over fifty separate titles, including such long-running comics as Richie Rich, Richie Rich Millions, Richie Rich Dollars and Cents, Richie Rich Success Stories. In 2011 Ape Entertainment began publishing a new licensed Richie Rich comic book series, taking the character in a different, action-oriented, direction. Although created in 1953, Richie didn't have his own title until 1960. Once he did, however, he became Harvey's most popular character starring in over fifty separate titles; the flagship, Richie Rich, ran 254 issues from 1960 to 1991, followed by a second volume which ran an additional 28 issues from 1991–1994.
Other long-running titles were Richie Rich Millions, Richie Rich Dollars and Cents, Richie Rich Success Stories. Richie has been published only sporadically since 1994. Writers for the Richie Rich comic books and syndicated comic strip included Sid Jacobson, Lennie Herman, Stan Kay, Ralph Newman. Richie Rich's most famous illustrator is Warren Kremer. Other illustrators included Ernie Colón, Sid Couchey, Dom Sileo, Ben Brown, Steve Muffatti, Joe Dennett. Despite any negative stereotypes associated with his incredible wealth, Richie Rich is portrayed as kind and charitable, he owns at least two of everything money can buy. Richie appears to be around seven to ten years old and wears a waistcoat, a white shirt with an Eton collar, blue shorts, he was shown attending school in his hometown of Harveyville. Other times he's Little Lotta in Bonnie Dell. For the Ape Entertainment comic book series debuting in 2011, the character was updated by emphasizing his altruistic side: "A mix of James Bond and Indiana Jones with the bank account of Donald Trump, Richie Rich is an altruistic adventurer who travels the world helping the less fortunate!"
The new Richie was joined by updated versions of his butler Cadbury. Mr. Richard Rich Sr. – Richie's father. While few of Richie's aunts and uncles are clarified to be paternal or maternal, Aunt Noovo is known to be his paternal aunt, Mr. Rich's sister. Uncle Titus - Although just as wealthy as the rest of the family, Uncle Titus is fanatical about saving money; some in the family have nicknamed him "Tite-wad", a name. Aunt Mintley – Oft-bewildered aristocrat. Aunt Cleo — animal lover. Uncle Worry – Richie's uncle, former coach of a professional football team known for its long losing streak. Uncle Stormy – Another of Richie's uncles, whom Richie mistakes for an impostor named Blackie Bludsoe in one issue. Aunt Gussie--A overweight aunt who slimmed down, decided to keep her new figure. Aunt Surprise--A jovial aunt who brings Richie elaborate toys for Christmas, is imprisoned along with Richie, his parents and Casper inside a magic lamp by the Meanie Genie. Ezekiel Rich--Richie's nineteenth century ancestor, whom Richie and Gloria met when they went back in time.
He was arrested by the British as an enemy of the crown. Dollar – Rich family dog, a "Dollarmatian". Reginald "Reggie" Van Dough Jr. – Richie's mean maternal cousin, known for playing constant pranks on everyone, most notably Richie and his family, which causes his father to punish him. Treats his servants shabbily. Reginald Van Dough Sr. – Mrs. Rich's brother and Reggie's father angered with Reggie's non-stop pranks, punishes him for them. Vanessa Van Dough – Reggie's mother. Penny Van Dough – Reggie's baby sister, she talks only in "baby talk." The curl on her head is shaped like a dollar sign. Gloria Glad – Richie's redheaded girlfriend, notorious for her regular refusal of the many luxurious gifts Richie offers, for her disdain for the open display of money and other forms of wealth in Richie's household, despite his efforts to conceal it from her. Regardless, she always wins his attention in comparison to Mayda Munny. Gloria's last name, for the 1994 live-action movie, was c
The Omega Men are a fictional team of extraterrestrial superheroes who have appeared in various comic book series published by DC Comics. They first appeared in Green Lantern #141, were created by Marv Wolfman and Joe Staton. After appearances in Green Lantern, Action Comics and The New Teen Titans, the Omega Men were featured in their own comics series which ran for 38 issues from April 1983 to May 1986. During its run, writer Roger Slifer and artist Keith Giffen created the mercenary anti-hero Lobo. Creators included writers Doug Moench and Todd Klein, artists Tod Smith, Shawn McManus and Alex Niño, inkers Mike DeCarlo, Jim McDermott and Greg Theakston. Members of the Omega Men appeared in the 2004 eight-issue Adam Strange limited series, as well as the 2005 Infinite Crisis lead-in 6-issue limited series, Rann-Thanagar War and the 2008 follow-up Rann-Thanagar Holy War. In 2006 they had their own six issue limited series with Tigorr, Elu and Ryand'r - written by Andersen Gabrych and art by Henry Flint.
The Omega Men hail from the Vega system, a planetary system with twenty-five habitable planets, which as of the early 1980s had been ruled for millennia by the Citadelians, a race of warriors cloned from the First Citadelian, the demi-godlike son of X'Hal. The Citadelians established a tyrannical regime based in a fortress moon known as the Citadel; the citadel set about to conquer the younger races of Vega. There were only two races in the Vegan system, the primitive Branx and the pacifistic Okaarans, but the Psions used Okaaran DNA to create the other twenty-three races of Vega such as the Tamaraneans, Aelloans and the Changralyns; the Omega Men were assembled as a group of renegades and representatives of conquered Vegan worlds to fight Citadelian aggression. Pre-Infinite Crisis the team was based on the planet Kuraq; the Omega Men are important peacekeepers in their sector because the Green Lantern Corps is not allowed into Vegan space, due to a long-standing agreement with the Psions. The Omega Men made a return appearance in the Adam Strange mini-series.
Still led by Tigorr, with veteran members Broot, Elu and Harpis. They were joined by a group of new members, they were still fighting the Spider Empire. A vision by one of their new members, a precog, results in them waiting in a Rannian space station for some time, it was in this storyline. Doc himself is presumed slain. In the recent Omega Men mini-series, it had been revealed that upon returning to the remains of Tamaran with Ryand'r, the Omegans are attacked by the Darkstar zombies of Lady Styx and all but five of them died; the Omega Men have been seen fleeing L. E. G. I. O. N. Robots during a hostile takeover ousting Vril Dox. An alternate future has the Earth taken over by a new Nazi movement. A division of Omega Men participates in a rescue mission and all are killed. Tigorr Broot Doc Elu Ryand'r Felicity: the same Felicity that died during Invasion!, she refused to be converted into one of Lady Styx's Darkstars and stayed in a limbo, from which she came out changed in a new super-powered form Primus: Primus is a telepath and telekinetic from planet Euphorix.
Dies during Invasion! storyline, shot down by guards. Kalista: widow of Primus, sorceress from planet Euphorix. Tigorr: Taghurrhu of planet Karna, last of his kind. Broot: super strong and durable, born of a pacifist society on Changralyn. Rejected from his society for resorting to violence. Nimbus: disembodied agent of reincarnation of Branx warriors planetary guardian of Kuraq. Harpis: sister of Demonia from planet Aello, mutated by Psions, killed by Lady Styx' Darkstars. Demonia: sister of Harpis from planet Aello, mutated by Psions, betrayed the team, killed by Tigorr. Felicity: last female of Tigorr's species, died during Invasion! Storyline when shape-shifting Durlans attacked. Doc: bio-organic doctor from Aello, killed by Durlan assassin in Adam Strange mini-series. Shlagen: team mechanic, from planet Slagg, died in battle against Lady Styx. Elu: a shy energy being and Ryand'r's best friend Ryand'r: brother of Starfire, from Old Tamaran, now goes by the name Darkfire. In the Teen Titans Go! comics, he is renamed Wildfire Auron: Lambien of Okaara, son of the goddess X'Hal, godlike energy powers Green Man: ex-Green Lantern from planet Uxor, died during Invasion!
Storyline Artin: artificial intelligence created by the Psions who holds a recording of Primus' brain in his memory, destroyed by Lady Styx's Darkstars Rynoc: male warrior from Okaara, deceased Zirral: female from Old Tamaran Ynda: Kallista's cousin from Euphorix and love interest of Ryand'r, died during Invasion! Oho-Besh: a Changralyn priest, deceased Uhlan: a Gordanian from Karna Seer Cecilia Dark Flea Chantale Vandal Lianna: female member of the Guardians of the Universe Primus Kalista Felicity Shlagen Rynoc Ynda Green Man Doc Seer Cecilia Chantale Dark Flea Demonia Harpis Vandal Typical Outrage Doc Rod Infinite Soap Exkurt Dark Ord Zen High Voltage Galanta Arguth Tilian Magnum Preside Folex Light Sheperd Deka In September 2011, The New 52 rebooted DC's continuity. In this new timeline, a modified version of the Omega Men dubbed; the new group consists of young aliens under the tutelage of Zealot. Each of the aliens' parents were enslaved by Lobo, they are united in seeking revenge on the marauder.
Primus Kalista Tigorr In 2015, as part of the "DC You" revamp of the DC Comics, a new O
Murray State University
Murray State University is a public university in Murray, Kentucky. In addition to the main campus in Calloway County in southwestern Kentucky, Murray State operates extended campuses offering upper level and graduate courses in Paducah, Hopkinsville and Henderson. Murray State University was founded after passage of Senate Bill 14 by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, which created two normal schools in the early 20th century to address the growing demand for professional teachers. One was to be located in the western part of the state, many cities and towns bid for the new normal school. Rainey T. Wells spoke on behalf of the city of Murray to convince the Normal School Commission to choose his city. On September 2, 1922, Murray was chosen as the site of the western normal school, while Morehead was chosen for the eastern normal school. On November 26, 1922, John Wesley Carr was elected the first president of the Murray State Normal School by the State Board of Education.
Believing it had the authority to elect the president, the Normal School Commission picked Rainey Wells as the first president. On May 15, 1923, the Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled for the State Board of Education, Carr became Murray's first president. Murray State Normal School opened on September 23, 1923; until the first building was completed, classes were held on the first floor of Murray High School. That historic building is now used as Wrather West Kentucky Museum. All students lived at home or boarded with local families until the first dormitory, Wells Hall, was constructed in 1925. Wilson Hall was completed under Carr's presidency, with other structures were in progress. In 1926, Rainey T. Wells, recognized as the founder of Murray State, became its second president. Wells served from 1926 to 1932, during this time Lovett Auditorium, Carr Health Building, Pogue Library were all completed. In 1926, the Normal School was renamed Murray State Normal School and Teachers College, with a four-year curriculum, the General Assembly granted it authority to confer baccalaureate degrees.
In 1928, the college was accredited by the Southern Association of Schools. In 1930, the name was changed to Murray State Teachers College and it was granted authority to offer liberal arts and pre-professional courses; the name was changed again in 1948 to Murray State College, with expansion of the programs to include graduate-level courses, in 1966 the General Assembly authorized the Board of Regents to change the name to Murray State University. The Shield is the official seal of the university, it is taken from the heraldic coat-of-arms of the family of William Murray, Earl of Mansfield and Lord Chief Justice of Great Britain in 1756. William Murray is an ancestor of the Murray family from whom the city and the university take their names; the shield is blue with a double gold border—its three stars represent hope and achievement. The oldest and most recognizable buildings on the Murray State campus are situated around a large, tree-lined area on the south side of campus; this part of campus, known as the Quad, is bounded by 16th Street to the west, 15th Street to the east, Lovett Auditorium to the north and Wilson Hall to the south.
In the southwest corner of the Quad is the oldest building on campus, now used as Wrather West Kentucky Museum. It was known first as the Administration Building and as Wrather Hall before it became a museum. Ground was broken for Wrather Hall on October 15, 1923, it has been in use since 1924. Wrather Hall first housed administrative classrooms; the building features a large auditorium, used for lectures and meetings. Faculty Hall, Wells Hall and the Business Building line the western edge of the Quad; the Lowry Center, Pogue Library and the Price Doyle Fine Arts Center line the eastern side of the Quad. The 11-story Doyle Fine Arts Center is the tallest building on campus, housing numerous classrooms, practice rooms and recital halls, the Robert E. Johnson Theatre, Clara Eagle Art Gallery, WKMS-FM and television studios used for student work and the taping of Murray State's signature show, Roundabout U. Directly south of the Quad is Sparks Hall. Sparks Hall is the main administrative building, housing the offices of student financial aid and registration, accounting and financial services, vice president for administrative services, Center for Continuing Education and Academic Outreach, human resources and university communications.
The five-story, 39,000-square-foot, Sparks Hall was completed in 1967 at a cost of $1,308,514. To the south of the Quadrangle, directly west of Sparks Hall is Oakhurst, the residence of the university president. Construction of the residence known as Edgewood, began in 1917 and was completed in 1918; the home was built by Mrs. Rainey T. Wells; the Board of Regents purchased the home from Rainey T. Wells in June 1936, it was remodeled that year and renamed Oakhurst in preparation for James H. Richmond's occupation of the house; the central portion of the Murray State campus lines 15th Street between Chestnut Street and Olive Boulevard. This portion of 15th Street was open to automobile traffic, but has since been closed and converted into a pedestrian thoroughfare. Along the west side of the 15th Street pedestrian pathway is the Martha Layne Collins Center for Industry and Technology, Blackburn Science Building, Oakley Applied Science Building. To the east of the pedestrian pathway lies the Curris Center, Carr Health Building and Cutchin Fieldhouse, Waterfield Library, Ordway Hall, Woods Hall and Mason Hall.
The most historic building in the central portion of campus is Ordway Hall. The contract for construction of Ordway Hall was approved in April 1930, c
Americans are nationals and citizens of the United States of America. Although nationals and citizens make up the majority of Americans, some dual citizens and permanent residents may claim American nationality; the United States is home to people of many different ethnic origins. As a result, American culture and law does not equate nationality with race or ethnicity, but with citizenship and permanent allegiance. English-speakers, speakers of many other languages use the term "American" to mean people of the United States; the word "American" can refer to people from the Americas in general. The majority of Americans or their ancestors immigrated to America or are descended from people who were brought as slaves within the past five centuries, with the exception of the Native American population and people from Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the Philippine Islands, who became American through expansion of the country in the 19th century, additionally America expanded into American Samoa, the U. S. Virgin Islands and Northern Mariana Islands in the 20th century.
Despite its multi-ethnic composition, the culture of the United States held in common by most Americans can be referred to as mainstream American culture, a Western culture derived from the traditions of Northern and Western European colonists and immigrants. It includes influences of African-American culture. Westward expansion integrated the Creoles and Cajuns of Louisiana and the Hispanos of the Southwest and brought close contact with the culture of Mexico. Large-scale immigration in the late 19th and early 20th centuries from Southern and Eastern Europe introduced a variety of elements. Immigration from Asia and Latin America has had impact. A cultural melting pot, or pluralistic salad bowl, describes the way in which generations of Americans have celebrated and exchanged distinctive cultural characteristics. In addition to the United States and people of American descent can be found internationally; as many as seven million Americans are estimated to be living abroad, make up the American diaspora.
The United States of America is a diverse country and ethnically. Six races are recognized by the U. S. Census Bureau for statistical purposes: White, American Indian and Alaska Native, Black or African American, Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, people of two or more races. "Some other race" is an option in the census and other surveys. The United States Census Bureau classifies Americans as "Hispanic or Latino" and "Not Hispanic or Latino", which identifies Hispanic and Latino Americans as a racially diverse ethnicity that comprises the largest minority group in the nation. People of European descent, or White Americans, constitute the majority of the 308 million people living in the United States, with 72.4% of the population in the 2010 United States Census. They are considered people who trace their ancestry to the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, North Africa. Of those reporting to be White American, 7,487,133 reported to be Multiracial. Additionally, there are Latinos.
Non-Hispanic Whites are the majority in 46 states. There are four minority-majority states: California, New Mexico, Hawaii. In addition, the District of Columbia has a non-white majority; the state with the highest percentage of non-Hispanic White Americans is Maine. The largest continental ancestral group of Americans are that of Europeans who have origins in any of the original peoples of Europe; this includes people via African, North American, Central American or South American and Oceanian nations that have a large European descended population. The Spanish were some of the first Europeans to establish a continuous presence in what is now the United States in 1565. Martín de Argüelles born 1566, San Agustín, La Florida a part of New Spain, was the first person of European descent born in what is now the United States. Twenty-one years Virginia Dare born 1587 Roanoke Island in present-day North Carolina, was the first child born in the original Thirteen Colonies to English parents. In the 2017 American Community Survey, German Americans, Irish Americans, English Americans and Italian Americans were the four largest self-reported European ancestry groups in the United States forming 35.1% of the total population.
However, the English Americans and British Americans demography is considered a serious under-count as they tend to self-report and identify as "Americans" due to the length of time they have inhabited America. This is over-represented in the Upland South, a region, settled by the British. Overall, as the largest group, European Americans have the lowest poverty rate and the second highest educational attainment levels, median household income, median personal income of any racial demographic in the nation. According to the American Jewish Archives and the Arab American National Museum, some of the first Middle Easterners and North Africans arrived in the Americas between the late 15th and mid-16th centuries. Many were fleeing ethnic or ethnoreligious persecution during the Spanish Inquisition, a few were taken to the Americas as slaves. In 2014, The United States Census Bureau began finalizing the ethnic classification of MENA populations. According to the Arab American Institute, Arab
Green Lantern (comic book)
Green Lantern is an ongoing American comic book series featuring the DC Comics heroes of the same name. The character's first incarnation, Alan Scott, appeared in All-American Comics #16, was spun off into the first volume of Green Lantern in 1941; that series was canceled in 1949 after 38 issues. When the Silver Age Green Lantern, Hal Jordan, was introduced, the character starred in a new volume of Green Lantern starting in 1960 and has been the lead protagonist of the Green Lantern mythos for the majority of the last 60 years. Although Green Lantern is considered a mainstay in the DC Comics stable, the series has been canceled and rebooted several times; the first series featuring Hal Jordan was canceled at issue #224, but was restarted with a third volume and a new #1 issue in June 1990. When sales began slipping in the early 1990s, DC Comics instituted a controversial editorial mandate that turned Jordan into the supervillain Parallax and created a new protagonist named Kyle Rayner; this third volume ended publication in 2004, when the miniseries Green Lantern: Rebirth brought Hal Jordan back as a heroic character and made him the protagonist once again.
After Rebirth's conclusion, writer Geoff Johns began a fourth volume of Green Lantern from 2005 to 2011, a fifth volume which started after, this time showcasing both Hal Jordan and Sinestro as Green Lanterns. Volume 1 was published from 1941 until 1949 spanning a total of 38 issues; the series featured Alan Scott, the first Green Lantern character, created by writer/artist Martin Nodell and writer Bill Finger. Alan's first appearance was in the anthology series, All-American Comics #16; the Green Lantern character received his own self-titled series in Fall 1941. The first use of the Green Lantern oath was in issue #9. Artist Alex Toth did some of his earliest comics work on the title beginning with issue #28. A canine sidekick named Streak was introduced in #30 and the dog proved so popular that he became the featured character on several covers of the series starting with #34; the series was canceled with #38. Although there have been several subsequent Green Lantern revival projects over the years, this remains the only series to date to spotlight the Alan Scott character.
The Silver Age Green Lantern was created by John Broome and Gil Kane in Showcase #22 at the behest of editor Julius Schwartz. Volume 2 of Green Lantern began publication in August 1960; the series spotlighted the Silver Age Green Lantern, Hal Jordan and introduced the expansive mythology surrounding Hal’s forebearers in the Green Lantern Corps. The supervillain Sinestro was introduced in #7. In 2009, Sinestro was ranked IGN's 15th Greatest Comic Book Villain of All Time. Hal Jordan's love interest, Carol Ferris, became the Star Sapphire in issue #16. Black Hand, a character featured prominently in the "Blackest Night" storyline in 2009-2010, debuted in issue #29. A substitute Green Lantern, Guy Gardner first appeared in the story "Earth's Other Green Lantern!" in issue #59. Green Arrow joined Hal Jordan in the main feature of the title in an acclaimed series of stories by writer Dennis O'Neil and artist Neal Adams beginning with issue #76 and ending with issue #122 that dealt with various social and political issues in which Green Arrow spoke for radical change while Green Lantern was an establishment conservative figure, wanting to work within existing institutions of government and law.
Where Oliver Queen advocated direct action, Hal Jordan wanted to work within the system. Each would find their beliefs challenged by the other. Oliver convinced Jordan to see beyond his strict obedience to the Green Lantern Corps, to help those who were neglected or discriminated against; as O'Neil explained: "He would be a hot-tempered anarchist to contrast with the cerebral, sedate model citizen, the Green Lantern." The duo embarked on a quest to find America, witnessing the problems of corruption, racism and overpopulation confronting the nation. O'Neil took on then-current events, such as the Manson Family cult murders, in issue #78 where Black Canary falls under the spell of a false prophet who advocates violence, it was during this period. 2, #85-86, when it was revealed that Green Arrow's ward Speedy was addicted to heroin. In his zeal to save America, Oliver Queen had failed in his personal responsibility to Speedy — who would overcome his addiction with the help of Black Canary, Green Arrow's then-love interest.
This story prompted a congratulatory letter from the Mayor of John Lindsay. Another backup Green Lantern, John Stewart was introduced in #87; the series did not match commercial expectations and Neal Adams had trouble with deadlines, causing issue #88 to be an unscheduled reprint issue. Four months Green Lantern began a backup feature in The Flash #217 and appeared in most issues through The Flash #246 until his own solo series was revived; the Green Lantern title returned with issue #90 and continued the Green Lantern/Green Arrow team format. Julius Schwartz, who had edited the title for most of its run since 1960, left the series as of issue #103. In issue # 123, Hal Jordan resumed Green Arrow left the series. On the advice of artist Joe Staton, editor Jack C. Harris gave British artist Brian Bolland his first assignment for a U. S. comics publisher, the cov
Casper the Friendly Ghost
Casper the Friendly Ghost is the protagonist of the Famous Studios theatrical animated cartoon series of the same name. He is a personable ghost. Casper was created in the late 1930s by Seymour Reit and Joe Oriolo, the former devising the idea for the character and the latter providing illustrations. Intended as the basis for a 1939 children's storybook, there was at first little interest in their idea; when Reit was away on military service during the Second World War before the book was released, Oriolo sold the rights to the book to Paramount Pictures' Famous Studios animation division. The Friendly Ghost, the first Noveltoon to feature Casper, was released by Paramount in 1945 with a few differences from the book. In the cartoon adaptation, Casper is a cute ghost-child with a New York accent who inhabits a haunted house along with a community of adult ghosts who delight in scaring the living. Casper, however, is a nonconformist among ghosts: he would prefer to make friends with people, he goes out into the world, hoping to find friends.
However, the animals that he meets take one horrified look at him, scream: "A Ghost!" and run off in the other direction. Distraught, Casper unsuccessfully attempts to commit suicide by lying down on a railway track before an oncoming train, before he meets two children named Bonnie and Johnny who become his friends; the children's mother widowed and impoverished, at first is frightened of Casper, but welcomes him into the family after he unintentionally frightens off a greedy landlord, unwilling to own a "haunted" house, tears up the mortgage and gives her the house outright. The short ends with the mother kissing Bonnie and Casper as she sends them off to school, with Casper wearing clothing as if he were a living child. Casper appeared in two more subsequent cartoons, There's Good Boos To-Night and A Haunting We Will Go. There's Good Boos To-Night differs wildly from Casper cartoons: although the theme of Casper trying to find a friend and failing in these attempts before succeeding occurs in cartoons, the tone of this short turns remarkably dark when a hunter and his dogs appear, chasing the little fox cub named Ferdie that Casper has befriended.
Although Casper scares the hunter and dogs away, Casper discovers Ferdie dead after a harrowing chase scene. However, Ferdie returns as a ghost to join his friend Casper in the afterlife; these were adapted into Noveltoons before Paramount started a Casper the Friendly Ghost series in 1950, ran the theatrical releases until the summer of 1959. Nearly every entry in the series was the same: Casper escapes from the afterlife of a regular ghost because he finds that scaring people can be tiresome year after year, tries to find friends but inadvertently scares everyone, finds a friend, whom he saves from some sort of fate, leading to his acceptance by those scared of him. In 1955, composer Winston Sharples composed an instrumental theme for Casper's cartoons. Casper went on to become one of the most famous properties from Famous Studios. Casper was first published in comics form in 1949 by St. John Publications. After Harvey bought the rights to Casper and many other Famous properties in 1959, they began broadcasting the post-September 1950 theatrical Famous shorts on a television show sponsored by Mattel Toys titled Matty's Funday Funnies on ABC in 1959 which introduced the Barbie doll to the public.
The other Famous produced Casper cartoons had been acquired by television distributor U. M. & M. TV Corporation in 1956. U. M. & M. retitled just "A Haunting We Will Go", but credited "Featuring Casper The Friendly Ghost" as "Featuring Casper's Friendly Ghost". New cartoons were created for The New Casper Cartoon Show in 1963 on ABC; the original Casper cartoons were syndicated under the title Harveytoons in 1963 and ran continually until the mid-90s. Casper has remained popular in reruns and merchandising, Hanna-Barbera produced two holiday specials, Casper's First Christmas and Casper's Halloween Special, the Saturday morning cartoon series Casper and the Angels in the autumn of 1979, all on NBC. Featured on the NBC version was a big ghost named Hairy Scary. None of Casper's original co-stars appeared in the show; the Famous Studios version of Casper was scheduled to appear as a cameo in the deleted scene "Acme's Funeral" from the 1988 film Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Numerous Casper cartoons were released on home video by Universal Studios, which adapted the friendly ghost into a live-action feature film titled Casper in 1995, where he and his wicked uncles, the Ghostly Trio, were rendered via computer animation, which created the first CGI lead character in a film.
The film constructed a back-story for the character and is the only time in the series that the question of his death has been addressed. According to the film, Casper was a twelve-year-old boy living in Whipstaff Manor with his inventor father J. T. McFadden until he died from pneumonia after playing out in the cold until it
Earth-Two is a fictional universe appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. First appearing in The Flash #123, Earth-Two was created to explain differences between the original Golden Age and then-current Silver Age versions of characters such as the Flash, how the current versions could appear in stories with their counterparts; this Earth-Two continuity includes DC Golden Age heroes, including the Justice Society of America, whose careers began at the dawn of World War II, concurrently with their first appearances in comics. Earth-Two, along with the four other surviving Earths of the DC Multiverse, were merged into one in the 1985 miniseries Crisis on Infinite Earths. However, following the events of Infinite Crisis, the Multiverse was reborn, although the subsequent Earth-Two was not the same as its pre-Crisis equivalent. Following the events of Flashpoint, Earth 2 underwent an additional reiteration. While it still houses a team of superheroes, its membership is younger than before.
Earth 2 has a tragic backstory, having been invaded by a horde of alien invaders from Apokolips five years prior to the reboot, ahead of Darkseid's attempted invasion of Prime Earth. In the process, this reality's Superman and Wonder Woman all died, while its Supergirl and Robin were swept through a dimensional warp to Prime Earth where they became known as Power Girl and Huntress. Characters from DC Comics were suggestive of each existing in their own world, as superheroes never encountered each other; this was soon changed with alliances being formed between certain protagonists. Several publications, including All Star Comics, Leading Comics and other comic books introduced a "shared universe" among several characters during the 1940s. By the 1950s, as the popularity of superheroes was waning, comics shifted to horror and war. Batman and Wonder Woman were among the few DC continued to publish. Beginning in the early 1960s, the popularity of superheroes began to grow. DC introduced more modern versions of its heroes, for example, Hawkman was an alien policeman instead of a reincarnated Egyptian prince.
The older heroes were assigned to an alternative reality earth. Alternative-reality Earths had been used in DC stories before, but were not referred to after that particular story. Most of these alternative Earths were so vastly different that no one would confuse that Earth and its history with the so-called real Earth; that would change when the existence of another reliable Earth was established in a story titled "Flash of Two Worlds" in which Barry Allen, the modern Flash referred to as the Flash of Earth-One first travels to another Earth, accidentally vibrating at just the right speed to appear on Earth-Two, where he meets Jay Garrick, his Earth-Two counterpart. He claims Gardner Fox's dreams were tuned into Earth-Two, explaining their depiction as a fictional world in earlier Barry Allen stories. Superman was introduced in the 1930s and was the archetype for the modern superhero, so is depicted in stories set on Earth-Two as the first major reliable costumed superhero on that world, discounting earlier part-time heroes and "mystery men" such as Dr. Occult.
Most of the following costumed mystery men history is based on the Earth-Two Superman's initial appearance, where these independent operating heroes begin to reliably interact. In order to distinguish him from the primary version of the character, this Superman was called "Kal-L", using the spelling of Superman's Kryptonian name in his early appearances, he was introduced as an Earth-Two character in Justice League of America #73. Most superheroes from the Golden Age followed this trend of operating publicly, while wearing distinctive costuming and interacting in a shared universe; the primary characters of Superman and Batman still worked independent of team environments. In the 1970s, as the now annual team up between the Justice League of America and the Justice Society of America had proven popular, DC published the present day adventures of the Justice Society in the revived All-Star Comics with issue 58, resuming the numbering from the series original run; the story continued in Adventure Comics # 460 - 465.
Mr and Mrs Superman, a feature in Superman Family, featured stories of the adventures of married Superman and Lois Lane of Earth-Two. These stories were set at a time in which the Superman of Earth-Two was at a similar age to the then-present-day Superman of Earth-One. In the 1980s, DC published All-Star Squadron which covered the war time history of various superheroes during World War II. Infinity, Inc. a group made up of the children and heirs of the Justice Society, was introduced in All-Star Squadron #25. There was an eponymous comics series starring the group, which ran from March 1984 through June 1988. Crisis on Infinite Earths was an effort by DC Comics to clean up their continuity, resulting in the multiple universes combining into one. Since a handful of characters originating from Earth-Two have remained part of the merged Earth, including Power Girl, Jay Garrick, Alan Scott. Superman and Lois Lane from Earth-Two were transported into a ghost-like "paradise dimension" tangential to the new universe.
Following the end of the known Multiverse, more alternate realities were discovered. Though Earth-Three was destroyed in the Anti-Monitor's anti-matter wave attacks, a new Crime Syndicate (called the "Crime Syndicat