Where most kids want to dress up as monsters and scary things I was never in to that. I had to be talked into it once and I hated it. I’d much rather be a superhero, which is one reason why my favorite costume was Ralph Hinkley’s from The Greatest American Hero. The other two are that my mom made it and it looked better than any cheap store-bought costume of the time. (Halloween costumes back then were usually some pull-on thing that tied like a hospital gown with the license name posted where it would be the most obvious–and the most out of place–and a cheap mask with an as-cheap rubber band that barely made it through the night. Mom used a sweatshirt with iron-on fabric, sweatpants, and a homemade cape and belt. I wish I had a picture of it because it was awesome and it got worn even when I wasn’t hunting candy or going to a costume party.
I was hoping to have a Halloween superhero comic for you guys but things conspired against me. So since Raplh (or at least his super-suit) was part of my Halloween I’ll make him part of yours, and there is that episode where he fought the supernatural. Can his alien-made suit handle the dark forces of the supernatural? Let’s find out, when an attempt to get a projector for the school leads to a woman’s soul being held prisoner and a battle with…The Beast In The Black!
You can catch more episodes of The Greatest American Hero by going to Hulu or purchasing the DVD. I get something for the latter if you use that link or for this one, which is really for fans. You get a cape AND an instruction booklet to lose. It still won’t be as good as my mom’s though.