80s Cartoons: Silverhawks


If you knew this image by heart than you are either around the same age as me or a VERY serious student of the eighties.  The Silverhawks were like the Thundercats less favored cousins, the relatives at the reunion that are keeping to themselves and may or may not be into some weird stuff.

Like Micronauts, Crystar, Shogun Warriors, Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors, G.I. Joe, Transformers, M.A.S.K. and a dozen other eighties cartoons the Silverhawks were good friends growing up in an era of Reaganauts and Russian supervillains.

I attempted to show my teenage boys the intro the other day and was mocked mercilessly.  I think it had something to do with the guy and the cowboy hat and his space guitar.  I am now using the threat of watching the show as a disciplinary tool.  My kids have been well behaved all week.

Enjoy the intro again or for the first time, it will be at least an hour before you get it out of you head.  Click the link if you don’t see an embedded video.