A teamup of some of DC Comics' greatest superheroes together, for 2 specials: a race to stop the united supervillains' plot to destroy the earth, then later a roast in tribute to all of the heroes hosted by Ed McMahon.
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
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DC launched a Super Friends treasury sized edition to tie into the cartoon, which included a section, drawn by designer Alex Toth, which explained the animation process for the show. A regular comic series followed, which explained that Wendy was the niece of Batman, though how that was possible was never explained. Wendy and Marvin were later replaced by the Wonder Twins, after their debut in the All-New Superfriends Hour. See more »
OK, it was a kids show. I accept that. That's why they didn't want to scare kids with bloodthirsty villains like Lex Luthor and the Joker and instead used well-intentioned mad scientists so that kids could learn about right and wrong. ;-)
I only remember a few scenes from the first season before they were rerun years later. First introduced to Wonder Woman and Aquaman. During reruns, I saw that there were guest appearances by Green Arrow and Plastic Man. There was even one with the Blackhawks, but I haven't seen it yet.
The thing that really irks me was Wendy and Marvin. Never really liked them. And Wonder Dog was a Scooby-Doo wannabe, let's face it!
Some think it's a classic, some think it's crap. I like to think of the first season as a prototype for the real thing to come, right up to "Justice League."
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