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"The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians" The Wild Cards (1985)

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Original Air Date:
9 October 1985 (Season 1, Episode 5)
The Super Powers team must battle the Royal Flush Gang. | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Ernie Hudson ... Cyborg / Victor Stone (voice)

Casey Kasem ... Robin / Dick Grayson (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Rene Auberjonois ... Desaad (voice)
Danny Dark ... Superman (voice)
Michael Rye ... Green Lantern (voice)

Mark L. Taylor ... Firestorm (voice) (as Mark Taylor)

B.J. Ward ... Wonder Woman (voice)

Frank Welker ... Darkseid / Kalibak / The Joker / Ace / The Penguin / Mr. Mxyzptlk (voice)

Adam West ... Batman / Bruce Wayne (voice)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Oscar Dufau 
Bill Hutten  (as Bill Hutton)
Tony Love 
Rudy Zamora 
Ray Patterson (supervising director)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Alan Burnett  story
John Loy  story
John Loy  written by

Produced by
Joseph Barbera .... executive producer
William Hanna .... executive producer
Larry Latham .... producer
Original Music by
Hoyt Curtin 
Film Editing by
Gil Iverson (show editor)
Casting by
Andrea Romano 
Production Management
Jayne Barbera .... executive in charge of production
Joed Eaton .... post-production supervisor
Jean MacCurdy .... executive in charge of production
Art Department
Rick Hoberg .... story director
Larry Houston .... story director
Larry Latham .... story director
Don Manuel .... story director
Iraj Paran .... graphics
Frank Paur .... story director
Mitch Schauer .... story director
Michael Swanigan .... story director (as Michael Swannigan)
Iwao Takamoto .... creative designer
Tom Wogatzke .... graphics
Sound Department
Michael Bradley .... supervising sound effects editor
Pat Foley .... dubbing supervisor
Gordon Hunt .... recording director
Animation Department
Norman Cabral .... layout supervisor
Geofrey Darrow .... character designer (as Geof Darrow)
Lee Evans .... character designer
Julienne Gimeno .... character designer (as Julie Zakowski)
Bob Goe .... animation director
Eric Heschong .... color key artist
Bill Hutten .... animation director (as Bill Hutton)
Mr. Jim .... character designer
Willard Kitchen .... animation supervisor
Tony Love .... animation director
Irven Spence .... animation director (as Irv Spence)
Mike Vosburg .... background artist
James T. Walker .... animation director (as Tim Walker)
Editorial Department
Mark Bernay .... video tape editor
Larry C. Cowan .... supervising film editor
William E. DeBoer .... negative consultant
Music Department
Hoyt Curtin .... conductor
Paul DeKorte .... music supervisor
Joe Sandusky .... supervising music editor
Other crew
Peter Aries .... production coordinator (as Peter Aries Jr.)
Alan Burnett .... story editor
Larry Latham .... titles
Bob Marples .... technical supervisor
Series Cast
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William Callaway ... Aquaman / Bizarro (voice)

Series Crew
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Sound Department
Roy Braverman .... sound effects editor
Paul Vitello .... sound editor
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Based On An Actual Comic Book Story, 6 August 2008
Author: richard.fuller1

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

The Royal Flush Gang are hardly exceptional villains or comic book characters; five figures dressed like cards, the token female being the Queen.

For some strange reason, they manage to turn up at rather exceptional moments.

They were strictly a 1960s cardboard villain set; Ace, King, Queen, Jack and Ten.

I would first see them, ironically enough, in an issue of the short-lived title, The Joker, about everybody's favorite clown prince of crime. That was mid-1970s.

Then they would turn up in the Justice League of America, #202 or #203, as a new group, formed by a mysterious figure who was Ace.

At the end of the first issue, the King would learn Ace was really . . . a robot! More interesting was that when Ace removed his card mask, we saw him as a black man, who then removed THAT mask, revealing the metallic circuitry beneath.

The other alteration in this new group was that Ten now became a woman.

So with this CARDboard group of characters, we now get a mysterious robot, a second female and one who knows the robot's secret.

An intriguing overhaul, I must say.

Obviously intriguing enough, as this arrangement would, more or less, step into the Super Powers cartoon.

Ace formed the group, Ten was once again a female (she appeared to be latino. I thought at first she was black. In the comic book, she was white.) and Ace had a secret.

Well, Batman figured out Ace's secret.

Ten would step away from the group and try to help the heroes, deducing she was in too far over her head.

Rather interesting, tho predictable, way in which the villains were stopped as well.

For whatever reason, the story came from the comic book (in the third issue of the story, it was revealed that some other outdated villain called Hector Hammond was behind everything).

Of all comic book stories to do, this one would be done.

And rather well too. Won't spoil it by revealing what other characters turned up.

But it was very good.

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