Before Marvel's Captain America was adapted for television, independent producer Ken Snyder introduced viewers to his own flag-waving hero, Roger Ramjet, aided by the 4-person American Eagle Squadron.
Gary Owens, 1 year before Space Ghost, voiced Roger. Dick Beals, long the voice of Alka-Seltzer's Speedy, not only voiced one of the Eagles, but sang the show's theme song, which was composed by Ivan Ditmars (Let's Make a Deal). A year later, Beals would, of course, join Owens at Hanna-Barbera to work on Frankenstein, Jr. while continuing with Ramjet, which lasted well over 125 episodes, more than 4 years worth of material. Snyder would finally make the move to network television in 1969, producing Hot Wheels & Skyhawks for ABC, but by 1970, all three of Snyder's shows were off the air.
RetroHeroes uploaded "Drafted". Dave Ketchum (Camp Runamuck) narrates.
Roger hasn't been seen since brief runs on Cartoon Network & Nickelodeon in the 90's, but don't be too surprised if someone picks him up down the line. We can all use a good laugh once in a while.