R.I.P. Buster Jones

Buster Jones

From Variety:

Buster Jones, an actor on Hanna-Barbera’s “Super Friends” cartoon, which ran on ABC on Saturday mornings fr0m 1973-76, died on Sept. 16 in North Hollywood, Calif. He was 71.

He is probably best known from his role as Black Vulcan in “Super Friends” (the 1980-2 version, which was the fifth incarnation of the series).

The actor also played Blaster in “The Transformers,” Doc in “G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero” and Winston Zeddemore in “The Real Ghostbusters” (subbing in for Arsenio Hall) and later in “Extreme Ghostbusters.”

While “Super Friends” featured the superheroes of the DC comicbook world, Jones’ character Black Vulcan was a creation of Hanna-Barbera.

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10 thoughts on “R.I.P. Buster Jones

  1. Oh..Oh.

    It took me awhile to see who this guy was and when you mentioned the Black Vulcan character (BTW..that had to have been the most cheesiest stereotypical name to give to a Black superhero. In general I thought about this with many of the POC heroes on the series), but now that I know how he is, it’s still sad to hear about his passing.I will tell my brother about this as he has been a longtime fan of comic book shows and books.

  2. Super Friends was before my time but I do know about their incarnation on Justice League Unlimited as the Ultimen, and Black Vulcan was recreated as Juice, with the power of electricity. Such a shame, may he rest in peace

  3. I was just talkin’ bout the Super Friends the other day, how did this escape my attention? (Well, I have ben mad busy, as I am sure that most everyone else can relate as well), anyhow, R.I.P. Mr. Buster Jones, and thanks for the wonderful memories!!!

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