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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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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Trivia

Alex Toth had submitted a different roster for the Legion of Doom that included villains from the rogues galleries of both Batman and Captain Marvel, assuming the latter would be in the show. In the original proposal the Legion Of Doom consisted of: Dr. Sivanna, Abra-Kadabra, Captain Cold, Cheetah, Gorilla Grodd, Heatwave, The Joker, Mr. Atom, Oggar, The Penguin, Poison Ivy, Sinestro, and Beautia Sivanna (the Dr's daughter). Filmation Associates held the rights to Captain Marvel and related characters (featured in "Shazam!" (1974)) and most of the Batman villains were being used on The New Adventures of Batman (1977) (although HB and Filmation shared rights to Batman and Robin), so the group had to be retooled. The Captain Marvel villains were dropped and the Batman villains replaced, as were most of the Flash villains. See more »

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[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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Referenced in Justice League: Secret Society: Part II (2003) See more »

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The justice league vs. their arch enemies
16 February 2003 | by (east orange, new jersey) – See all my reviews

I remember watching this cartoon at 8:30 in the morning if I had a day out of school. At the age of 10 I realize that this is the best superfriends cartoon. The cartoon pit their arch enemies against the superfriends which derives from the DC comics. I enjoy watching Lex Luther always trying to make a way to destroy the superfriends. Especially superman,wonder woman,and the green lantern because they all the most powerful ones of them all. Superman serves as the superfriends leader and at the end they prove that evil never prevails. If you noticed The Challenge of the Superfriends and The Scooby Doo Show(1978) has the same danger background music.


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