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)
...
 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)
...
 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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The Legion of Doom was based on DC Comics Secret Society of Super Villians, a criminal counter part to The SuperFriends basis The Justice League of America. 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 The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians (1985) See more »

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User Reviews

Best Super-Team Ensemble Cartoon For Kids Of Its Era
7 October 2003 | by (United States) – 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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