The greatest of the DC Comics superheroes work together to uphold the good with the help of some young proteges.

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 Wendy / ... (16 episodes, 1973)
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 Alien / ... (13 episodes, 1973)
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Just Imagine! The greatest heroes of our time, banded together to stamp out the forces of evil wherever and whenever they might appear! Based on DC Comics' long-running Justice League Of America series, the show featured the Justice League (Superman, Batman & Robin, Aquaman, and Wonder Woman together with 'apprentice' super-heroes Marvin, Wendy, and Wonder Dog. Other DC luminaries such as the Flash and the Atom made periodic cameos. Written by Greg Sheets <m-sheets2@onu.edu>

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8 September 1973 (USA)  »

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Challenge of the Super Friends  »

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The characters of Plastic Man and Green Arrow made their first animated appearances on this show. See more »

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Narrator: Meanwhile, at the Hall of Justice...
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26 August 2012 | by (Orlando, Florida) – See all my reviews

... a reviewer by the name of ultreamatt2000-1 praises the heck out of this program. You bet I am. Welcome to "Matthew Praises". All of the great superheroes join forces to fight the forces of evil. This is awesome! It is very imaginative. What I love about it is the music by Hoyt Curtin. It is awesome. Why, it is so awesome, I can't wait to have an album of his works he made over the years. Also, the famous transitions, along with the sound that accompanies it. Who can forget those voices. That's right. The voices. I admire the voices. From Frank Welker to Ted Knight. I always thought the narration is by Frank Welker, but Ted Knight is the narrator. The story telling is magnificent. You can EASILY understand what is going on. The obstacles the writers put in the show is downright imaginative. All in all it is the greatest show I have seen in my life! Bottom line: Give it a go. I highly recommend it. It is fun for the entire family. Rated TV-Y7 for fantasy violence and peril.


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