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Challenge of the Superfriends 

The Justice League of America battles the plots of the supervillian team, the Legion of Doom.
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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 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
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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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TV-Y7
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(16 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This part of Hanna-Barbera's long-running Saturday morning animated television series aired around the same time as the live action theatrical release of Superman (1978). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[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 Justice League of America vs the Legion of Doom
10 January 2003 | by grendelkhanSee all my reviews

This was the Superbowl of Saturday Morning. We have the JLA, or Super Friends, as they had to be called; and the Legion Of Doom, a name so good it was borrowed for a pro wrestling tag-team. It sure beats the Injustice Gang or Secret Society of Super Villains (try saying that one three times fast).

Each week we were treated to another nefarious scheme by those no-goodnik Legionnaires, but they always forgot that one immutable truth: the good guys always win. Oh, sure, the Legion would always escape at the end (until Standards and Practices started to raise a stink) but they were losers, despite that cool hideout.

My only beef is that Giganta was a Wonder Woman villain, and not Apache Chief's. She was an ape transmuted into human form, and not the 50 FT Woman. Originally, there were plans to include Mr Atom and Dr Sivana, from the Captain Marvel/Shazam comics; but as the Big Red Cheese was on another network (and at another studio), changes were made. Catwoman was also considered, but rejected.

This as a great series that deserves a life on DVD. If they ever do produce the DVD, they have to include the "bumpers" from the Cartoon Network, where they spoof the show.... "Look, all I want is a decent pair of pants! Solomon Grundy want pants, too!" Great stuff.


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