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
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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 »
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 »
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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The people behind the SuperFriends series finally got the hint and banished The Wonder Twins and that God awful purple monkey back to their planet (Wherever they came from)and came up with the premise for the best of the SuperFriends series. The Justice League vs. The Legion Of Doom go head to head, good vs. evil, light vs. dark. You KNOW that no one EVER dies in the series and you KNOW that good will triumph, but it's just fun watching T.L.O.D. come up with ways to bump off T.J.L. (And come pretty darn close, too!). Strange that the women look a bit too sexy for Saturday morning cartoons (Wonder Woman always looked like she was about to pop out of her top), but considering the current state of Saturday morning cartoons (Or any cartoon for that matter), "Challenge Of The SuperFriends" is tame (No blood, guts or gore). If you have kids and you don't like the current state of animated programs, then this would be a safe bet.
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