7.3/10
1,663
19 user 6 critic

Super Friends 

The greatest of the DC Comics superheroes work together to uphold the good with the help of some young proteges.

Creator:

Gardner Fox
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Episodes

Seasons


Years



9   8   7   6   5   4   3   2   1  
1985   1984   1983   1981   1980   1979   … See all »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Super Friends (1980–1983)
Animation | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The further adventures of the DC Universe's greatest superheroes.

Stars: Danny Dark, Olan Soule, Michael Bell
Adventure | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The further and darker adventures of the team consisting of DC Comics' greatest superheroes.

Stars: Michael Bell, William Callaway, Danny Dark
Action | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Now with the addition of Firestorm, the Super Friends oppose the forces of evil, especially the evil New God, Darkseid.

Stars: Mário Jorge Andrade, James Avery, Isaac Bardavid
Adventure | Animation | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

With the additional help of Cyborg, the greatest DC Comics superheroes continue their battle against the forces of evil.

Stars: Ernie Hudson, Casey Kasem, Adam West
Space Ghost (1966–1968)
Adventure | Animation | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The adventures of a space superhero who can become invisible and his sidekicks.

Stars: Gary Owens, John David Carson, Tim Matheson
Animation | Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Superman protects Metropolis and the world from a variety of threats while working at the Daily Planet as Clark Kent.

Stars: Bud Collyer, Joan Alexander, Jackson Beck
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Batman, Robin and Batgirl fight crime in Gotham City with the "help" of Batmite.

Stars: Adam West, Burt Ward, Melendy Britt
The Herculoids (1967–1969)
Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

In this widely syndicated cartoon, King Zandor and a group of bizarre creatures protect their futuristic kingdom from creatures from other galaxies.

Stars: Mike Road, Virginia Gregg, Ted Eccles
Birdman (1967–1987)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A winged superhero who gets his powers from the sun battles various evildoers with the help of his eagle sidekick Avenger.

Stars: Keith Andes, Don Messick, John Stephenson
Superman (TV Series 1988)
Animation | Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The Man of Steel fights evil in the city of Metropolis and beyond.

Stars: Beau Weaver, Ginny McSwain, Mark L. Taylor
Jabberjaw (1976–1978)
Animation | Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The futuristic undersea adventures of a goofy talking shark and his human musical band companions.

Stars: Tommy Cook, Barry Gordon, Julie McWhirter
Animation | Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The GI Joe Special Missions force must battle to build a counterweapon to Cobra's teleportation device.

Stars: Michael Bell, Arthur Burghardt, Christopher Collins
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Danny Dark Danny Dark ...  Superman / ... 17 episodes, 1973-1979
Shannon Farnon ...  Wonder Woman / ... 17 episodes, 1973-1979
Casey Kasem ...  Robin / ... 17 episodes, 1973-1979
Olan Soule ...  Batman / ... 17 episodes, 1973-1979
Frank Welker ...  Marvin / ... 17 episodes, 1973-1979
Sherry Alberoni ...  Wendy / ... 16 episodes, 1973
Norman Alden ...  Aquaman / ... 16 episodes, 1973
Ted Knight ...  Narrator / ... 16 episodes, 1973
John Stephenson ...  Alien / ... 13 episodes, 1973
Edit

Storyline

Just Imagine! The greatest heroes of our time, banded together to stamp out the forces of evil wherever and whenever they might appear! Based on DC Comics' long-running Justice League Of America series, the show featured the Justice League (Superman, Batman & Robin, Aquaman, and Wonder Woman together with 'apprentice' super-heroes Marvin, Wendy, and Wonder Dog. Other DC luminaries such as the Flash and the Atom made periodic cameos. Written by Greg Sheets <m-sheets2@onu.edu>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 September 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The All New Super Friends Hour See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(16 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The characters of Wendy, Marvin, and Wonder Dog were introduced to the DC Comics Universe over 30 years later in Geoff John's 'Teen Titans' series around 2006. Marvin would be subsequently killed off (by a rabid Wonder Dog, no less) and Wendy made paraplegic by the writer who took over after Johns left the title two years later. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Narrator: Meanwhile, at the Hall of Justice...
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Superman 50th Anniversary (1988) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

"Meanwhile, back at the Hall of Justice..."
9 January 2003 | by grendelkhanSee all my reviews

Ah, the Super Friends. Anyone who grew up in the 70's and calls themselves a comic book fan has a special place in their heart for this show; the first cartoon to depict the Justice League of America (well, apart from the Filmation cartoons, but they didn't have the big guns of Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman in the JLA cartoons). Some hated it because it was watered down, with no memorable villains. Other enjoyed its charm and goofy fun. Some of us were glad to see any show with superheroes.

Now, in the 70's, the networks didn't allow much in the ways of violence in cartoons (except for Bugs and company), so we didn't get any slobberknockers with the bad guys. Still, there were memorable conflicts, with some creativity involved. Yeah, most of the "villains" were misguided and not evil, but there was fun to be had.

Some of my personal favorites were the GEEC episode, where a computer controls all of man's machines, only to go haywire when a mouse gets inside it; The planet-splitting episode, where Superman's origin is retold; the Gulliver episode, where everyone is reduced to the size of a doll; and the episode with the Flash.

The series went out of its way to present environmental issues, moral dilemmas, and other thought-provoking conflicts. It had far greater educational value than the "commercial" cartoons of the 80's and was far more entertaining than most. Yes, Wendy and Marvin were annoying at times, but they did have some value. I'll take them over the Wonder Twins any day. Besides, Marvin made it into Alex Ross' Kingdom Come.

If you wanted action in the 70's, you had to find Jonny Quest reruns or catch Speed Racer in syndication. The Super Friends would suffice until something better came along. It took two more series, but arrive it did; and, it still carried the name, Super Friends.


11 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 19 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

IMDb Freedive: Watch Movies and TV Series for Free

Watch Hollywood hits and TV favorites for free with IMDb Freedive. Start streaming on IMDb and Fire TV devices today!

Start watching

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed