Legends of the Superheroes (1979)

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A teamup of some of DC Comics' greatest superheroes together, for 2 specials: a race to stop the united supervillains' plot to destroy the earth, then later a roast in tribute to all of the heroes hosted by Ed McMahon.

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Jeff Altman ...
 Weather Wizard (2 episodes, 1979)
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 Sinestro (2 episodes, 1979)
Gabriel Dell ...
 Mordru (2 episodes, 1979)
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 Dr. Sivana (2 episodes, 1979)
Mickey Morton ...
 Solomon Grundy (2 episodes, 1979)
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 Retired Man / ... (2 episodes, 1979)
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 Robin (2 episodes, 1979)
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 Batman (2 episodes, 1979)
A'leisha Brevard ...
 Giganta (2 episodes, 1979)
Garrett Craig ...
 Captain Marvel (2 episodes, 1979)
Howard Murphy ...
 Green Lantern (2 episodes, 1979)
Danuta Rylko Soderman ...
 Black Canary (2 episodes, 1979)
Bill Nuckols ...
 Hawkman (2 episodes, 1979)
Rod Haase ...
 The Flash (2 episodes, 1979)
Barbara Joyce ...
 Huntress (2 episodes, 1979)
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The adventures of many of DC Comics greatest superheroes and villians. In the first episode, The Challenge, the superheroes must race against time to stop the diabolical supervillians' plot to destroy the world. In the second episode, The Roast, the superheroes pay tribute to Batman and Robin in the form of a roast which even the villians attend. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@rogers.com>

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In the scene where Retired Man/Scarlet Cyclone gets awarded with a pocket watch, Scarlet Cyclone reads the wrong side of the watch revealing the name of the company that made it, Boluva. See more »

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A very hilarious parody of superheroes!
17 August 2001 | by (Newberry, SC) – See all my reviews

I saw both episodes, the normal episode and the roast, on a tape you can buy at many large comic conventions (so to everyone who wants a copy, that's how you can find one).

These things were flat out funny. They appeal to both the lifelong comics-lover and the person whose only experience with comics were the Batman movies.

The acting ranged from horrible (Charlie Callas) to the mediocre (Jeff Altman) to the great (William Schallert, Garrett Craig). The jokes were great.

Together, these are two very entertaining hours you won't forget. The tape should only cost around $20, and I highly recommend it!


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