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Challenge of the Superfriends 

The Justice League of America battles the plots of the supervillian team, the Legion of Doom.
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Series cast summary:
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 Hawkman / ... 16 episodes, 1978
Marlene Aragon ...
Lewis Bailey
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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
Danny Dark ...
 Superman / ... 16 episodes, 1978
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 Wonder Woman / ... 16 episodes, 1978
Ruth Forman ...
Buster Jones ...
 Black Vulcan / ... 16 episodes, 1978
Stan Jones ...
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 Robin / ... 16 episodes, 1978
Don Messick ...
 Scarecrow / ... 16 episodes, 1978
Vic Perrin ...
 Sinestro 16 episodes, 1978
Renny Roker
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 Gorilla Grodd / ... 16 episodes, 1978
Dick Ryal ...
 Captain Cold / ... 16 episodes, 1978
Michael Rye ...
 Green Lantern / ... 16 episodes, 1978
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 Batman / ... 16 episodes, 1978
Jimmy Weldon ...
 Solomon Grundy 16 episodes, 1978
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 Toyman / ... 16 episodes, 1978
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 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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TV-Y7
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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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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Although Giganta is an enemy of Wonder Woman, she is portrayed in the series as Apache Chief's arch enemy. See more »

Goofs

Apache Chief and Giganta can both grow to 50 feet in height. However, in the opening credits, they are seen to be taller than skyscrapers that are much larger than 50 feet tall. 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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Referenced in The Venture Bros.: It Happening One Night (2016) See more »

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Best Super-Team Ensemble Cartoon For Kids Of Its Era
7 October 2003 | by See all my reviews

It took a few incarnations but eventually Hanna Barbera did what they should have done the first time; they blew off the ultra-goofy Marvin and Wendy and Zann and Jayna child's eye view sidekicks and went strictly with the real DC Comics superheroes and supervillains kids love. While CHALLENGE OF THE SUPER-FRIENDS' toe-to-toe battles still feature the Gardner Foxesque "goodness and teamwork will overcome greed and evil" morality, they also have darker plot lines with surprising violence and they usually end with the bad guys getting away. Some episodes take an adult approach, including "History of Doom," which incorporates an interesting time travel doomed alternate universe premise which Harlan Ellison would love. All in all, this is clearly the most satisfying and sophisticated work done on the longrunning show. If you're a fan of 1970s DC superheroes, you'll definitely want to check out these episodes.


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