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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Challenge of the Super Friends: Attack of the Legion of Doom  »

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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 »

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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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Version of Legends of the Superheroes (1979) See more »

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The Challenge of the Super Friends
3 May 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Here is a show I used to watch in reruns when I was a kid, looking back on it, the show still make me that's good that they have so many superheroes and 13 of the most sinister super villains in the DC Universe.

While this is inspired by the DC Comic called The Justice League for this series they were called the Superfriends.

For the Superfriends the team included: Superman, Batman,Robin, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Hawkman, Black Vulcan, Apache Chief, and Samurai. Now this was a interesting mix for the protagonists and it works to give the fan favorites and lesser known heroes to get a share shot on the show.

Now they are up against 13 of the most dangerous villains of the DC Universe join forces to do battle against the Super Friends.

The Legion Of Doom are the main antagonists of the series and with a team like this it's easy to see why.

The Legion Of Doom members: Lex Luthor, Solomon Grundy, Sinestro, Black Manta, Cheetah, Giganta, The Scarecrow, Toyman, The Riddler, Bizarro, Brainiac, Captain Cold, and Gorilla Grodd.

The show just has that appeal that would make comic book fans see what it was like to watch a comic book series back in the day.

And the show is child friendly but it is good enough for adults to watch as well without parents worrying about it to be too dark.

The series feature some good animation, talented voice work from the cast and the intro was enough to make you interested in the show.

The stories for the show had some original ideas for a 1970s animation show but never the less I enjoy this show as a kid when I watched it on reruns.

So do yourself a favor if you're a fan of comic books watch this show


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