Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show

Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show
Also known as 'Super Friends VII'
Genre Adventure
Created by E. Nelson Bridwell
Carmine Infantino
Julius Schwartz (consultants)
Written by Alan Burnett
Gerry Conway
Rich Fogel
Cynthia Friedlob
Glenn Leopold
William M. Marston
Al Milgrom
John Semper
Joe Shuster
Jerry Siegel
Jeff Segal
Marc Scott Zicree
Directed by Ray Patterson (Supervising)
Oscar Dufau
Creative director(s) Iwao Takamoto
Voices of Jack Angel
René Auberjonois
Michael Bell
William Callaway
Constance Cawlfield
Danny Dark
Fernando Escandon
Buster Jones
Stan Jones
Casey Kasem
Stanley Ralph Ross
Olan Soule
Mark L. Taylor
B.J. Ward
Frank Welker
Adam West
Narrated by William Woodson
Theme music composer Hoyt Curtin
Composer(s) Hoyt Curtin
Paul DeKorte
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 8 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s) Joseph Barbera
William Hanna
Margaret Loesch (Supervising)
Producer(s) Kay Wright
Editor(s) Michael Bradley
David Cowan
Mary Gleason
Jon Johnson
Carol Lewis
Catherine MacKenzie
Kerry Williams
Jerry Winicki
Cecil Broughton
Daniels Mclean
Terry Moore
Joe Sandusky
Giv Iverson
Running time 30 minutes (including commercials)
Production company(s) Hanna-Barbera Productions
DC Comics
Distributor Taft Broadcasting (original)
Warner Bros. Television (current)
Original network ABC
Original release September 8, 1984 – August 31, 1985
Preceded by Super Friends
Followed by The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians

Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show is an American animated television series about a team of superheroes which ran from 1984 to 1985 on ABC. It was produced by Hanna-Barbera and is based on the Justice League and associated comic book characters published by DC Comics.


Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show was the first Super Friends series in a new format since 1979's The World's Greatest Super Friends. Continuing the previous three years' policy of producing short stories, this series' format was two stories per half-hour, so all the separate stories were ten minutes long each. Furthermore, the Wonder Twins were largely supplanted as audience identification figures by Firestorm, a well established teenage superhero in the DC Comics Universe.

Toyline tie-in

Unlike previous series, Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show was produced to tie-in with the Super Powers Collection toyline produced by Kenner, hence the name change. The general story, as detailed in the mini-comics that accompanied the figures, was that the major heroes of Earth had teamed up to fight Darkseid and his villains.


Super Friends/Justice League of America

Thirteen heroes made up the Super Friends. They were:

According to DC writer/historian Mark Waid, Aquaman's sole appearance in The Legendary Super Powers Show comes via his appearance within the opening credits. The same is true for The Flash. This was the first time Wonder Woman was animated with the =w= symbol on her costume instead of the eagle design, this carried over into the final series, Galactic Guardians. Lynda Carter was unable to reprise this role for animation because she was busy with her singing career, commercials for Maybelline cosmetics, and television films. The series was also noteworthy for using Adam West as the voice of Batman, two decades after the end of his live action television series of Batman. West replaced Olan Soule and would continue through the subsequent Galactic Guardians series.


For this series, Lex Luthor and Brainiac were completely revamped to resemble their comic book counterparts.

List of episodes


Note: Beginning with this version, Adam West replaced Olan Soule as the voice of Batman


Production credits

Home media releases

DVD name Ep No. Release date
The Complete Series 16 August 7, 2007

See also


  1. Cyrenne, Randall (2007-09-30). "Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show: The Complete Series • Animated Views". Retrieved 2016-06-01.
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