The animated adventures of several DC Comics superheroes.
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A team of the greatest DC Comics superheroes protects Earth with the help of a pair of alien sibling apprentices.

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Aquaman (TV Series 1968)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A repackaging of Aquaman's half of _"Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure, The" (1967)_, including the rotating spot of The Atom; The Flash; Green Lantern; Hawkman; those heroes plus Superman... See full summary »

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A teenage boy with the powers of a spider fights crime as the Webslinging Wonder.

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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

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The Man of Steel fights a mad scientist who is destroying Metropolis with an energy cannon.

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The adventures of a female superhero with spider-like abilities.

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Paul Frees ...
 Evil Star / ... (2 episodes, 1967)
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 Hawkman / ... (2 episodes, 1967)
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In this series, the adventures of various superhero characters from DC Comics are featured. When trouble erupts, the last son of Krypton doffs his identity as Clark Kent to become Superman. When villians threaten the sea, they must face the power of its Atlantian defenders, Aquaman, Aqualad and Mera. In addition to these featured characters, we have several other heroes' adventures. These include the adventures of police scientist Barry Allen who fights crime as the fastest man alive, the Flash. Katar Hol fights crime as the winged avenger, Hawkman. Armed with the wonderous power ring, test pilot Hal Jordan responds to threats to his sector of space as its assigned Green Lantern. Scientist Ray Palmer opposes evil using his shrinking and density control equipment as the Atom. In addition, these heroes work together for the Justice League of America. Also, the teen sidekicks of these heroes have their own adventures as the Teen Titans. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Supermen i Akvamen  »

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Trivia

This marked the first animated appearances for all of the characters on the show except for Superman and Lois Lane, who had made their animated debut nearly 25 years earlier. See more »

Goofs

Green Lantern normally wears his power ring on his right hand, but in several shots he is firing the ring from his left hand. See more »

Quotes

Rock Man weapon officer: Maximum power, three two one, zero.
Superman: Great Scott, I'm too late. It's up to Hawkman now.
Hawkman: Look, Screel. They've fired. Hope this works.
[Hawkman intercepts the Rock Men's beam]
Hawkman: Lucky shot. Now it's up to Superman.
[Superman destroys the Rock Men's generator]
Rock Man leader: Why do you interfere with our vendetta against the Chrystal People?
Superman: To prevent needless killing and destruction.
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Connections

Featured in Cartoon Superheroes Abridged: Episode #1.2 (2015) See more »

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A Great Cartoon Show
6 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure was my original introduction to the DC Universe beyond Superman and Batman and motivated me into loving comic book heroes to this day. Although the animation quality is considered crappy by today's standards, it will always have a special place in my heart.

I would like to point out some issue a few people have raised about the cartoons and why they were made the way they were.

Green Lantern - the main reason they used some alien kid instead of Hal Jordan's Eskimo buddy in the comics is because these cartoons were made at the height of the civil rights movement at a time when being friends with a non white still made a few people uncomfortable. The television executives at the time had to worry about the stations in the southern states refusing to air their programming over race.

Robin - Why he wasn't leading the Titans in their cartoon segment? Simple. The live action Adam West show was still in production and right in the middle of its original network run at the time these cartoons were made. The rights to the Robin character were still tied up with that show so Filmation couldn't include him. It was after the live action series ended when Filmation got the rights and produced the Batman cartoon show the following season.

Wonder Woman - The television execs were sexist pure and simple. A cartoon about a woman kicking butt didn't sit too well with them (these guys weren't happy campers about Honey West and The Avenger's Emma Peel).

Despite these issues, The S/A Hour of Adventure will always remain one of my all time favorite childhood shows.


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