Cartoon aired by ABC
. The cartoon ran from 1973 through 1986 in various forms.
Taken from the ever popular pages of DC Comics, the Superfriends
exploded on to television screens in 1973. The show followed the
adventures of a group of the world's premiere superheroes as they
protected the world from the forces of evil. The core group of heroes
The group was "assisted" by a pair of would-be heroes Wendy and Marvin
and their dog Wonder-Dog. These three were barely disguised plot
devices to allow the heroes someone to save or to explain to the kids
watching what was happening.
In later seasons, the original group was expanded to include other heroes
Marvin and Wendy were replaced by a pair of super-powered siblings dubbed
the Wonder Twins. When the two touched rings and said "Wonder Twin Powers
Activate!," the brother Zan could change into any form of water while
the sister Jayna could transform into any animal. They were accompanied by
their pet purple monkey Gleek.
In later seasons, the Superfriends were put into conflict with a group
of DC Comics worst villains called the Legion of Doom. This cross
section of the baddest of the bad were inept at best, but it gave the
Superfriends villains to oppose. When the Legion of Doom was introduced
the show became known as Challenge of the Superfriends.