11 June 2009

The Justice League: A Super Friendly Tour (Part 7)

In 1980, the heroes reclaimed the original title, simply Super Friends.

Super Friends (Shorts)

This time around, episodes were produced as 7-minute shorts with 3 airing each week packaged with a 20-minute rerun from previous years. The new adventures featured appearances by the same core team members including Superman, Batman and Robin, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, and Zan, Jayna and Gleek, but there were also occasional guests stars from previous seasons including old favorites Hawkgirl, Rima the Jungle Girl, and the Atom. Also making his debut was the created for the show character El Dorado.

No origin was provided for the El Dorado' character but he had a smorgasbord of powers including mind reading, casting illusions, teleportation, and lasers eyes. He assisted the Super Friends whenever they were forced to enter unfamiliar ruins or areas in Mexico or Central America.

This format continued for the next three years. In all 66 shorts were made, though the last 24 would become part of next weeks focus-The Lost Episodes

Availability: Check YouTube.

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