AFI Interview with 'The Greatest American Hero's' William Katt
January 7, 2009

Here’s another "Comic Con Classic" video from SDCC2008.  I don’t feel that bad this it’s just now posted to the site, as the new Greatest American Hero comic’s first issue just hit comic stores in December. 

 So the short version is: when I was a kid "The Greatest American Hero" was hands-down my favorite show.    Getting to meet William Katt and Robert Culp was a huge honor and trying to control the excitment of my 10 year-old self not quite believing (or not) that 20 years later I was standing there talking to them was a bit overwhelming.  I’m really looking forward to the upcoming flash animation they mention, and I can’t wait to see the direction they take the book.  



A few months after Comic Con I was invited to a very special "GAH" 20th Anniversary reunion live panel discussion with the whole cast and a lot of the crew including the creator Steven J. Cannel and I cannot wait to see the final product of the new movie they are talking about.

To read more about Sparks and The Greatest American Hero comic book check out Catastrophic Comics.

And yes… as a little kid my aunt really did make me a version of the suit.  I still have the cape to this day.

A big "thank you" to Bad Wolf Productions for working overtime and getting these cut together!

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on,, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post,,,, Boing-Boing,, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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