Challenge of the SuperFriends

ABC (ended 1979)



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Challenge of the SuperFriends

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Banded together from remote galaxies, 13 of the most sinister villains of all time - the Legion of Doom! Dedicated to a single object, the conquest of the universe! Only one group dares to challenge this inter-galactic threat - The SuperFriends! Challenge is a sequel to the two earlier Super Friends shows. It drops Zan and Jayna from the previous incarnation and makes several "guest stars" full members of the Justice League, giving us a membership of Superman, Aquaman, Wonder Woman, Batman, Robin, Hawkman, Flash, Green Lantern, Black Vulcan, Samurai, and Apache Chief. Pitted against them are some real villains - the Legion of Doom: 13 of the most powerful supervillains from "remote galaxies" (well, 12 + Black Manta... :) ). Who are they? Lex Luthor, Brainiac, Solomon Grundy, the Riddler, the Scarecrow, Bizarro, Cheetah, Black Manta, Giganta, Gorilla Grodd, Sinestro, Captain Cold, and the Toyman. Okay, everyone but Brainiac, Sinestro, and Bizarro was from Earth (most of the gang is from Kansas City, we think), but "remote galaxies" sounded more impressive. The two teams squared off against each other in this series of full half-hour adventures.

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  • A one flaw classic.

    The only flaw with this show is the charaters. Why don't all of the villains and heros appear in an episode? 97/100 Awsome PS It's one of my favorite shows of all time.
  • I always thought that this was a pretty good cartoon. Not great, but pretty good. I like alot of the characters in this but some I really didn't like at all.moreless

    You have the Justice League Of America with great characters like Superman, Batman, Wonderwoman, Green Lantern, and my personal favorite The Flash. And then there are the ones that I didn't like. Apache Chief, Samuri, and Black Vulcan. I really didn't like those characters at all. I didn't like Hawkman either but at least I knew who he was. I never heard of those other three before I saw this series. Then there were their enemies, The Legion Of Doom. With great characters like Lex Luthor, Brainiac, and The Scarecrow, and The Riddler. But then even they had the not so great characters. Giganta and Toy Man were my two least favorites. I loved the cartoon but some of the characters were terrible. I think that the show could have been better without all of those annoying extra characters that I personally think were not needed.moreless
  • wonderful episode and part of the reason why i watch naruto

    the anbu put naruto under to get the info while i could have done without all the ramen talk i think this helped greatly improve the fillers. Plus this led into one of the most WONDERFUL episode of the fillers. Finding out about the old man naruto spent sooo much time with was VERY interesting. finding out about one minor characters is also great. Of course it is great seeing my favorites work together shikamaru shino most of all the shy hinata and the meshing in the episode of all the element is WONDERFUL that is why it gets a 9.0 in my eyes. I realize that naruto eats alot of ramen and him and genno spent lots of time together there but i consider the one flaw that they focused too much on that time especially in such detail even though it was only a few minutes but still they could have gleaned the info they wanted without the bunch of ramen stories.moreless
  • The stupidity itself is the reason why this show is fun.

    Many people hate old corny super-hero cartoons, but I don't. I like them, because they're funny and hilarius in their own stupidity. And, let me tell ya, Superfriends got plenty of that one. The animation is bad, monkeys could do more sincere dialouges, and you'll have a stomachache from laughing as soon as you hear some of these villain's plots and evil schemes. So, if nothing else, you should like this show just because it's ridicoulus and funny as hell. Just look at the old Batman series. It's no more serious then this thing and everybody loves it because it's funny. Why should SF be treated different?

    Superfriends - corny comedy in all of it's glory!moreless
  • From their secretive Hall of Doom, thirteen of the most sinister super villains of all time have banded together for intergalactic conquest. Now, the fate of the entire universe rests in the hands of the eleven powerful members of the Justice League.moreless

    "Challenge of the Super Friends" was an early animated adaptation of the popular DC Comics' superheroes that premiered on ABC in 1978. Produced by the creative team of William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, the Saturday morning series featured the exploits of the world's greatest superheroes thwarting the evil plans of the notorious Legion of Doom. "Challenge of the Super Friends" included a colorful roster of heroes and villains, simple old-school comic book adventure and no goofy junior sidekicks. The stories, characters and animation are pretty straightforward, but the half-hour animated series does offer some decent amusement.moreless

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