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Challenge of the Superfriends 

The Justice League of America battles the plots of the supervillian team, the Legion of Doom.








Series cast summary:
Jack Angel Jack Angel ...  Hawkman / ... 16 episodes, 1978
Marlene Aragon Marlene Aragon ...  Cheetah 16 episodes, 1978
Lewis Bailey Lewis Bailey 16 episodes, 1978
Michael Bell ...  The Riddler / ... 16 episodes, 1978
William Callaway ...  Aquaman / ... 16 episodes, 1978
Ted Cassidy ...  Black Manta / ... 16 episodes, 1978
Melanie Chartoff 16 episodes, 1978
Henry Corden 16 episodes, 1978
Danny Dark Danny Dark ...  Superman / ... 16 episodes, 1978
Al Fann 16 episodes, 1978
Shannon Farnon ...  Wonder Woman / ... 16 episodes, 1978
Ruth Forman Ruth Forman ...  Giganta 16 episodes, 1978
Bob Hastings 16 episodes, 1978
Bob Holt 16 episodes, 1978
Buster Jones Buster Jones ...  Black Vulcan / ... 16 episodes, 1978
Stan Jones ...  Lex Luthor / ... 16 episodes, 1978
Casey Kasem ...  Robin / ... 16 episodes, 1978
Don Messick ...  Scarecrow / ... 16 episodes, 1978
Vic Perrin ...  Sinestro 16 episodes, 1978
Renny Roker Renny Roker 16 episodes, 1978
Stanley Ralph Ross ...  Gorilla Grodd / ... 16 episodes, 1978
Dick Ryal Dick Ryal ...  Captain Cold / ... 16 episodes, 1978
Michael Rye Michael Rye ...  Green Lantern / ... 16 episodes, 1978
Olan Soule ...  Batman / ... 16 episodes, 1978
Jimmy Weldon Jimmy Weldon ...  Solomon Grundy 16 episodes, 1978
Frank Welker ...  Toyman / ... 16 episodes, 1978
Louise Williams ...  Young Giganta 16 episodes, 1978


In this show, Superman leads a superhero team comprising of the greatest DC Comics superheroes against a team of 13 of the most notorious DC Comics supervillians called the Legion of Doom, led by Lex Luthor in a war that has the fate of Earth in the balance. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Did You Know?


Mr. Myxyzptlk, the imp from the fifth dimension who's one of Superman's arch-foes, makes his Super Friends debut in this series. His name in all of the Super Friends series is pronounced "mixel-plick," which is incorrect. His name is actually pronounced "Mix-yez-pittle-ick." Kltpzyxm, the word that sends him back to his own dimension, is wrongly pronounced "kitzle-plim" in all of the Super Friends series. It's actually pronounced "kell-tips-yes-im." See more »


Apache Chief and Giganta can both grow to 50 feet in height. However, in the opening credits, they are seen to be taller than skyscrapers that are much larger than 50 feet tall. See more »


[title sequence]
Series Narrator: Banded together from remote galaxies are thirteen of the most sinister villains of all time, The Legion of Doom, dedicated to a single objective: the conquest of the universe. Only one group dares to challenge this intergalactic threat: The SuperFriends! The Justice League of America versus The Legion of Doom! This is the Challenge of the SuperFriends!
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The Challenge of the Super Friends
3 May 2015 | by TerryfanSee all my reviews

Here is a show I used to watch in reruns when I was a kid, looking back on it, the show still make me that's good that they have so many superheroes and 13 of the most sinister super villains in the DC Universe.

While this is inspired by the DC Comic called The Justice League for this series they were called the Superfriends.

For the Superfriends the team included: Superman, Batman,Robin, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Hawkman, Black Vulcan, Apache Chief, and Samurai. Now this was a interesting mix for the protagonists and it works to give the fan favorites and lesser known heroes to get a share shot on the show.

Now they are up against 13 of the most dangerous villains of the DC Universe join forces to do battle against the Super Friends.

The Legion Of Doom are the main antagonists of the series and with a team like this it's easy to see why.

The Legion Of Doom members: Lex Luthor, Solomon Grundy, Sinestro, Black Manta, Cheetah, Giganta, The Scarecrow, Toyman, The Riddler, Bizarro, Brainiac, Captain Cold, and Gorilla Grodd.

The show just has that appeal that would make comic book fans see what it was like to watch a comic book series back in the day.

And the show is child friendly but it is good enough for adults to watch as well without parents worrying about it to be too dark.

The series feature some good animation, talented voice work from the cast and the intro was enough to make you interested in the show.

The stories for the show had some original ideas for a 1970s animation show but never the less I enjoy this show as a kid when I watched it on reruns.

So do yourself a favor if you're a fan of comic books watch this show

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Release Date:

8 September 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Challenge of the Super Friends: Attack of the Legion of Doom See more »

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(16 episodes)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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