So you thought awkward pans over comics panels while voice performers awkwardly narrated/acted out the story was a new thing, eh? Well, think again:

Apparently in the very early days of Nickelodeon, there was a show called Video Comics that consisted entirely of, well, comics on video. (It originated as a local-access show from Columbus, OH.) The show only featured DC titles, and ran from 1979 to 1981. The choice of Swamp Thing #1 seems like a weirdly grotesque selection, given that the show usually focused on kid-friendly superhero and funny animal titles. This clip cuts out the opening titles, which featured kids riding their bikes to the comics store to the tune of Wagner's "Ride of the Valkyries."

Found via Mike Sterling's awesome Progressive Ruin blog.