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Writers:
Mike Marmer (written by) &
Peter Gallay (written by)
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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
18 January 1979 (USA) See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary »
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Legends Of The Superheroes DVD Review
 (From Collider.com. 12 November 2010, 10:25 AM, PST)

Review: 'Legends of the Superheroes'
 (From Comicmix. 3 November 2010, 7:02 AM, PDT)

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A very hilarious parody of superheroes! See more (18 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 16 of 24)
Jeff Altman ... Weather Wizard (2 episodes, 1979)

Charlie Callas ... Sinestro (2 episodes, 1979)
Gabriel Dell ... Mordru (2 episodes, 1979)

Howard Morris ... Dr. Sivana (2 episodes, 1979)
Mickey Morton ... Solomon Grundy (2 episodes, 1979)

William Schallert ... Retired Man / ... (2 episodes, 1979)

Burt Ward ... Robin (2 episodes, 1979)

Adam West ... 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 ... Flash (2 episodes, 1979)
Barbara Joyce ... Huntress (2 episodes, 1979)

Gary Owens ... Narrator (2 episodes, 1979)
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Series Directed by
Bill Carruthers (2 episodes, 1979)
Chris Darley (1 episode, 1979)
 
Series Writing credits
Peter Gallay (2 episodes, 1979)
Mike Marmer (2 episodes, 1979)

C.C. Beck (unknown episodes)
Bob Kane (unknown episodes)
Gil Kane (unknown episodes)
Bob Layton (unknown episodes)
Paul Levitz (unknown episodes)
Joe Staton (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Joseph Barbera .... executive producer (2 episodes, 1979)
Bill Carruthers .... producer (2 episodes, 1979)
Joel Stein .... associate producer (2 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Original Music by
Fred Werner (2 episodes, 1979)

John Beal (unknown episodes)
 
Series Cinematography by
Greg Brunton (1 episode, 1979)
 
Series Film Editing by
Harvey Berger (2 episodes, 1979)
Andy Shubert (2 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Casting by
Lee Schaff Guardino (2 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Costume Design by
Warden Neil (2 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Makeup Department
Rudy Horvatich .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1979)
Jack H. Young .... special character make-up (2 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Production Management
Louis M. Heyward .... executive in charge of production (2 episodes, 1979)
Barry J. Koeb .... production manager (2 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chris Darley .... associate director (1 episode, 1979)
Barbara Roche .... associate director (1 episode, 1979)
 
Series Sound Department
Ron Gronkhite .... audio (1 episode, 1979)
Doug Nelson .... audio (1 episode, 1979)
Larry Stevens .... audio (1 episode, 1979)
 
Series Special Effects by
Bob Hughes .... special effects (1 episode, 1979)
 
Series Stunts
Buddy Joe Hooker .... stunt coordinator (2 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Jim Balden .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1979)
Jack Denton .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1979)
Fred McKinnon .... lighting consultant (2 episodes, 1979)
Marc Palius .... lighting director (2 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Music Department
John Beal .... composer: additional music / orchestrator (2 episodes, 1979)
John Rosenberg .... orchestra contractor (2 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Other crew
Samuel J. Baum .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1979)
Sol Harrison .... consultant (2 episodes, 1979)
Bob Kemp .... technical director (2 episodes, 1979)
Pamela Ryan .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 1979)
Judy Schecter .... talent coordinator (2 episodes, 1979)
 

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Runtime:
100 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Trivia:
Produced by Hanna-Barbera, this is a live action version of The Super Friends cartoon, specifically "Challenge of the SuperFriends" (1978).See more »
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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
A very hilarious parody of superheroes!, 17 August 2001
Author: Thanos6 from Newberry, SC

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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