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    Older SuperHero TV Show?

    I remember when I was a small kid (late 70's or early 80's), my brothers and I gathering around the TV to watch a show about a superhero. He had a van and in the back was an Iron Man style supersuit. He would climb in and lay down. It was like a sandwich press and when it opened he had his suit on. It didn't run a full season if I remember correctly but I'm tired of digging and I can't remember the name of the show. Anyone else remember it?
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    Exo-Man, 1977 TVM with David Ackroyd. I liked it, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PNGwynne View Post
    Exo-Man, 1977 TVM with David Ackroyd. I liked it, too.
    Thank God!! I was pulling my last 2 hairs out trying to remember that show.
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    and I remember this too. I also remember seeing a Super Joe toy or power suit at the time and thinking it was based on this show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powersthatbe View Post
    and I remember this too. I also remember seeing a Super Joe toy or power suit at the time and thinking it was based on this show.
    That would be beyond awesome!! That's what makes a great toy, nostalgia
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    Been watching it on youtube. I had no idea that Col Potter was in it.
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    wasn't there another version in the late eighties or early nineties. Mantis? I can't recall exactly but I think the hero was paralyzed or something and wore an exo suit to walk and fight crime. didn't last long either. wasn't all that good from what I remember

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    ^M.A.N.T.I.S. starred Carl Lumbly who would go on to voice the Martian Manhunter on the Justice League and Justice League Unlimited animated series.

    I've never seen Exo-Man, but clips of it were used by some clever folks to make a 70s/80s Avengers trailer a few years back.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Earth 2 Chris View Post
    ^M.A.N.T.I.S. starred Carl Lumbly who would go on to voice the Martian Manhunter on the Justice League and Justice League Unlimited animated series.

    I've never seen Exo-Man, but clips of it were used by some clever folks to make a 70s/80s Avengers trailer a few years back.



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    Holy cow - I have misremembered MANTIS for years. I would have sworn that Keith David was the lead.

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    This likely won't count but Nightman based on Malibu Comics was pretty cool and awful at the same time. It may have only had one season in the mid 90s. I should try to track that down sometime.
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