The battle to defend Earth from the dark New God Darkseid and other forces of evil continues in this most intelligent version of this series. Now the team is further strengthened with the addition of Cyborg, a former athlete named Victor Stone who after a horrific accident, had to be almost completely rebuilt with advanced prototype prosthetics which give him the strength of a bulldozer and can outfitted with a variety of weapons, but at the price of truly being half-man and half-metal. Written by
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This final incarnation of the "Super Friends" property had the usual original kid sidekick members such as Wendy and Marvin and the Wonder Twins eliminated from the series. Instead, the youthful superheroes from the comics, Firestorm and Cyborg, take up that role for children's audience identification. See more »
This was an even better season, with improved art and animation. With the introduction of Cyborg to the TV, the stories seemed to improve both in characterization and plot. For Batman, it became less about the utility belts and more about the man. For Wonder Woman, she finally got to flex her muscles (I think she did last season, too.).
And some of the stories were risque for the time, most notably in "The Fear," which retold Batman's origin and the murder of his parents (The writer of this and the Fox/WB Batman series says he can't believe TPTB let him do it), and "The Death of Superman."
Why they let this series end after one season is beyond me. I truly loved this show and I'm glad Cartoon Network has been rerunning them, even if they *are* on the thin line between Saturday night and Sunday morning.
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