So, I recently bought the 1996 adaptation of 'The Phantom' for my little guy to check out. The current state of superhero comics is absolutely abysmal and crazily no place for a little boy, so I figured why not show him some older classic heroes that are actually, you know.... heroic. So, we watched it last night and he absolutely loved it and so did I. If you haven't watched it in awhile, or never watched it before, please go give it a watch. It holds up incredibly well and is an excellent adventure film, the kind that simply doesn't get made today.
So, all that leads to this. I'm asking for some suggestions as to other vintage heroes from back in the day that might be fun for us to check out. So far, I got The Rocketeer (which was a tough buy because its Disney) and I'm looking into getting Flash Gordon. Not sure how that's aged or whether he'd enjoy it. He watches the 1990's Conan cartoon and for what it is, it's rather enjoyable. I think The Shadow may be a bit too intense for a little kid, but if anyone knows of some Shadow content that's appropriate then I'm all ears.
So, what do you guys think? What vintage pulp heroes should we look into checking out?