Challenge of the SuperFriends (1978– )

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The Justice League of America battles the plots of the supervillian team, the Legion of Doom.

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Jack Angel ...
 Hawkman / ... (16 episodes, 1978)
Marlene Aragon ...
 Cheetah (16 episodes, 1978)
Lewis Bailey
(16 episodes, 1978)
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 The Riddler / ... (16 episodes, 1978)
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 Aquaman / ... (16 episodes, 1978)
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 Black Manta / ... (16 episodes, 1978)
(16 episodes, 1978)
(16 episodes, 1978)
Danny Dark ...
 Superman / ... (16 episodes, 1978)
Al Fann
(16 episodes, 1978)
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 Wonder Woman / ... (16 episodes, 1978)
Ruth Forman ...
 Giganta (16 episodes, 1978)
(16 episodes, 1978)
(16 episodes, 1978)
Buster Jones ...
 Black Vulcan / ... (16 episodes, 1978)
Stan Jones ...
 Lex Luthor / ... (16 episodes, 1978)
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 Robin / ... (16 episodes, 1978)
Don Messick ...
 Scarecrow / ... (16 episodes, 1978)
Vic Perrin ...
 Sinestro (16 episodes, 1978)
Renny Roker
(16 episodes, 1978)
Stanley Ralph Ross ...
 Gorilla Grodd / ... (16 episodes, 1978)
Dick Ryal ...
 Captain Cold / ... (16 episodes, 1978)
Michael Rye ...
 Green Lantern / ... (16 episodes, 1978)
Olan Soule ...
 Batman / ... (16 episodes, 1978)
Jimmy Weldon ...
 Solomon Grundy (16 episodes, 1978)
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 Toyman / ... (16 episodes, 1978)
Louise Williams ...
 Young Giganta (16 episodes, 1978)
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In this show, Superman leads a superhero team comprising of the greatest DC Comics superheroes against a team of 13 of the most notorious DC Comics supervillians called the Legion of Doom, led by Lex Luthor in a war that has the fate of Earth in the balance. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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8 September 1978 (USA)  »

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Izazov Super prijatelja  »

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(16 episodes)

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Trivia

Originally when Black Vulcan first appeared in The All-New Super Friends Hour (1977), his costume covered his legs. Starting in this series, Black Vulcan's costume no longer covers his legs; it leaves them bare. See more »

Quotes

[title sequence]
Series Narrator: Banded together from remote galaxies are thirteen of the most sinister villains of all time, The Legion of Doom, dedicated to a single objective: the conquest of the universe. Only one group dares to challenge this intergalactic threat: The SuperFriends! The Justice League of America versus The Legion of Doom! This is the Challenge of the SuperFriends!
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Edited into Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics (2013) See more »

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One of those "had to see" series
15 January 2003 | by (Manchester, NH) – See all my reviews

After watching all these heroes I had never seen before (Green Lantern, the Flash, the Atom, Hawkman and Hawkgirl), the thought of an ongoing series which regularly featured them thrilled me. I had to be on my best behavior or risk being banned from the TV and therefore missing an episode.

I enjoyed the show, but looking back on Cartoon Network reruns saw quite a few flaws in the characterization and details. For example, Green Lantern was able to deflect some of the yellow-colored attacks posed against him, and sometimes he could. At the time, as GL fans know, his ring was always powerless against anything colored yellow. They also committed the same offense as in other series'; for Batman and Robin, it was all about the devices in the utility belts. For Wonder Woman, the jet and Magic Lasso. Lose these things, and they're helpless? Please!

Whatever. Just bring on the whole JLA and I was happy. Still a classic.


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