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Encyclopedia > Legends of the Superheroes
Barbara Joyce as the Huntress from Legends of the Superheroes.
Barbara Joyce as the Huntress from Legends of the Superheroes.
A'Leshia Brevard and Alfie Wise as Giganta and the Atom, respectively.
A'Leshia Brevard and Alfie Wise as Giganta and the Atom, respectively.

Legends of the Superheroes was an umbrella title for two one-hour Hanna-Barbera TV specials based on the Super Friends cartoon show that aired on NBC in January 1979. The specials were produced like standard variety shows of the time: on videotape, and with a laugh track. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links GigtantaAtom. ... Image File history File links GigtantaAtom. ... Cartoon Network Studios, formerly known as Hanna-Barbera Cartoons, Inc. ... This article is about the Hanna-Barbera television series. ... This article is about the television network. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... See also: 1978 in television, other events of 1979, 1980 in television, and the list of years in television. For the United States network television schedule, please see 1979-80 United States network television schedule. ... Bottom view of VHS videotape cassette with magnetic tape exposed Videotape is a means of recording images and sound onto magnetic tape as opposed to movie film. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

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Cast

It starred Adam West and Burt Ward, reprising their roles as Batman and Robin from the live-action Batman TV series. It also had a large ensemble cast of other DC Comics superheroes that included Garrett Craig as Captain Marvel, Howard Murphy as Green Lantern, Bill Nuckols as Hawkman, Barbara Joyce as The Huntress, Rod Haase as The Flash, Alfie Wise as The Atom and Danuta Wesley as the Black Canary. Adam West (born William West Anderson on September 19, 1928) is an American actor who is best known for playing the role of Batman/Bruce Wayne on the 1960s TV series Batman (which also had a film adaptation). ... Burt Ward (born Bert John Gervis, Jr. ... Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ... Robin is a fictional character, a superhero in the DC Comics universe. ... This article is about the 1960s television series. ... DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company. ... For other uses, see Superhero (disambiguation). ... This article is about the DC Comics character. ... The Green Lantern redirects here. ... For other meanings of the term, see Hawkman (disambiguation) Hawkman is a fictional character in the DC Comics universe. ... The Huntress is also the title of a television series about a female bounty hunter. ... The Flash. ... The Atom is a superhero created in 1941 for All-American Comics, and recreated in 1962 in a self-named title, a part of DC Comics Silver Age of Comic Books. ... Black Canary is a fictional character, a DC Comics superheroine. ...


Superman and Wonder Woman did not appear on the show because both of those characters were already being used elsewhere: Superman was in the beginnings of his movie franchise, and Wonder Woman still had her own live-action series. Superman is a fictional character and comic book superhero , originally created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian artist Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics. ... For other uses, see Wonder Woman (disambiguation). ...


Notable guest stars

Notable guest stars in the two specials included Frank Gorshin reprising his role as The Riddler from Batman, Howard Morris as Dr. Sivana, Gabriel Dell as Mordru, Charlie Callas as Sinestro, Jeff Altman as the Weather Wizard, Ruth Buzzi as Aunt Minerva, Mickey Morton as Solomon Grundy, June Gable as Rhoda Rooter, Pat Carroll as Hawkman's Mother, A'leshia Brevard as Giganta, William Schallert playing the Scarlet Cyclone (more commonly referred to as "Retired Man") and Brad Sanders as "Ghetto Man". Ed McMahon played himself, hosting the celebrity super-hero roast. Frank Gorshin as the Riddler, from the Batman TV series. ... Detective Comics #140 (October 1948), the first appearance of The Riddler. ... Howard Morris (September 4, 1919 – May 21, 2005) was an American comic actor and director. ... Doctor Thaddeus Bodog Sivana is a is a Fawcett Comics and DC Comics supervillain, the archenemy of Captain Marvel. ... October 4, 1919, in Brooklyn, New York. ... // Character Biography Mordru (also known as Mordru the Merciless) is a fictional character, a supervillain in the DC Comics Universe whose main foes are the Legion of Super-Heroes in the future world of the 30th and 31st centuries and the Justice Society of America and the Lord of Order... Charlie Callas (born December 20, 1924) is a comedian and actor most commonly known for his work with Mel Brooks, Jerry Lewis, and Dean Martin. ... Sinestro is a fictional character, an alien supervillain in the DC Comics Universe. ... Jeff Altman (born in Syracuse, New York, August 13, 1951) is a comedian who has appeared as a guest on The Late Show with David Letterman 36 times. ... Weather Wizard is the name of a fictional DC Comics supervillain. ... Ruth Buzzi (July 24, 1936—) is an American actress and comedienne of theatre, film, and television. ... Solomon Grundy is a DC Comics character, a large, strong zombie supervillain. ... Giganta is a fictional character, a red-haired super-villainess appearing in DC Comics publications and related media. ... William Schallert (born July 6, 1922 in Los Angeles, California), is a very tall actor who has appeared in many movies and television series such as The Smurfs, Gunsmoke, and Get Smart. ... Edward Ed Peter Leo McMahon, Jr. ...


The Challenge

The first episode was an adventure, where The Superheroes attempt to stop Dr. Sivana's doomsday bomb, with slapstick results.


Although it aired first, "The Challenge" was produced second, in order to accommodate Frank Gorshin's schedule.


The Roast

The second episode was a celebrity roast of The Superheroes hosted by Ed McMahon. Edward Ed Peter Leo McMahon, Jr. ...


Production credits

  • Produced by Bill Carruthers
  • Directed by Bill Carruthers and Chris Darley
  • Written by Mike Marmer, Peter Gallay
  • Associate Producer: Joel Stein
  • Guest Stars: Jeff Altman (Weather Wizard), Charlie Callas (Sinestro), Gabe Dell (Mordru), Frank Gorshin (The Riddler), Howard Morris (Dr. Sivana), Mickey Morton (Solomon Grundy), William Schallert (Retired Man), Burt Ward (Robin), Adam West (Batman)
  • Featuring: A'Leshia Brevard (Giganta), Gartret Craig (Captain Marvel), Danuta Wesley (Black Canary), Bill Nuckols (Hawkman), Rod Haase (Flash), Barbara Joyce (Huntress)
  • Additional Material by Mort Greene, Ken Harris
  • Casting Director: Lee Guardino
  • Art Directors: Ed Flesh, Roger Speakman
  • Costumes by Warden Neil
  • Music by Fred Werner
  • Stunt Coordinator: Buddy Joe Hooker
  • Production Manager: Barry J. Koeb
  • Associate Director: Barbara Roche
  • Production Coordinator: Pamela Ryan
  • Talent Coordinator: Judy Schecter
  • Production Assistant: Samuel J. Baum
  • Stage Managers: Arlando Smith, Kevin McDonough, Jennifer Cobb, Ed Duzik
  • Technical Directors: John B. Field, Bob Kemp
  • Lighting Consultant: Red McKinnon
  • Lighting Director: Mark Palius
  • Director of Photography: Greg Bunton
  • Video: John Palacio, Victor Bagadi
  • Audio: Larry Stevens, Ron Cronkhite
  • Videotape Editors: Harvey W. Berger, Andy Shubert
  • Cameramen: Jim Balden, Ron Brooks, Jack Denton, Dave Hilmer, Bob Keys, Bill Philbin, Ron Sheldon
  • Special Character Make-up: Jack Young, SMA
  • Make-up: Rudy Horvatich, SMA
  • Animated Effects by Image West, Limited
  • Remote Videotape Facilities by Compact Video Systems, Inc.
  • Consultant: Sol Harrison
  • Executive Producer: Joseph Barbera
  • Executive in Charge of Production: Louis M. "Deke" Heyward
  • Based upon the Characters Appearing in Justice League of America Magazines Published by DC Comics Inc.
  • © 1978 DC Comics, Inc./Hanna-Barbera Productions, Inc.

Bill Carruthers was a game show creator throughtout the 70s and 80s, including The Neighbors hosted by pre-Who Wants to be a Millionaire host Regis Philbin. ... Bill Carruthers was a game show creator throughtout the 70s and 80s, including The Neighbors hosted by pre-Who Wants to be a Millionaire host Regis Philbin. ... Joel Stein at Beverly Hills High School for Career Day, May 16, 2006. ... Charlie Callas (born December 20, 1924) is a comedian and actor most commonly known for his work with Mel Brooks, Jerry Lewis, and Dean Martin. ... Sinestro is a fictional character, an alien supervillain in the DC Comics Universe. ... Frank Gorshin as the Riddler, from the Batman TV series. ... Detective Comics #140 (October 1948), the first appearance of The Riddler. ... Howard Morris (September 4, 1919 – May 21, 2005) was an American comic actor and director. ... Doctor Thaddeus Bodog Sivana is a is a Fawcett Comics and DC Comics supervillain, the archenemy of Captain Marvel. ... Solomon Grundy is a 19th century childrens nursery rhyme, and was presented by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps in 1842. ... William Schallert (born July 6, 1922 in Los Angeles, California), is a very tall actor who has appeared in many movies and television series such as The Smurfs, Gunsmoke, and Get Smart. ... Burt Ward (born Bert John Gervis, Jr. ... Look up robin in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Adam West (born William West Anderson on September 19, 1928) is an American actor who is best known for playing the role of Batman/Bruce Wayne on the 1960s TV series Batman (which also had a film adaptation). ... Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ... Giganta is a fictional character, a red-haired super-villainess appearing in DC Comics publications and related media. ... Captain Marvel may refer to: Captain Marvel (DC Comics), a young boy who transforms into a superhero by saying the word Shazam!; originally published by Fawcett Comics and currently published by DC Comics. ... Black Canary is a fictional character, a DC Comics superheroine. ... For other meanings of the term, see Hawkman (disambiguation) Hawkman is a fictional character in the DC Comics universe. ... The Flash. ... The Huntress is also the title of a television series about a female bounty hunter. ... SMA is a TLA that may stand for: Saint Marys Academy, Rawalpindi San Marcos Baptist Academy Santa Monica Airlines, a skateboard manufacturer Sarasota Military Academy, the worst school on Earth Supplementary motor area San Manuel Arizona Railroad (AAR reporting mark SMA) Sergeant Major of the Army (USA) Shape memory... SMA is a TLA that may stand for: Saint Marys Academy, Rawalpindi San Marcos Baptist Academy Santa Monica Airlines, a skateboard manufacturer Sarasota Military Academy, the worst school on Earth Supplementary motor area San Manuel Arizona Railroad (AAR reporting mark SMA) Sergeant Major of the Army (USA) Shape memory... Joseph Roland Joe Barbera (March 24, 1911 – December 18, 2006) was an American animator, cartoon artist, storyboard artist, director, producer, and co-founder, together with William Hanna, of Hanna-Barbera. ... The Justice League is a DC Comics superhero team. ... DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company. ... DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company. ... Cartoon Network Studios, formerly known as Hanna-Barbera Cartoons, Inc. ...

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Legends of the Superheroes was an umbrella title for two TV movies based on the Superfriends cartoon show that aired on NBC in January 1979.
It also had a large ensemble cast of other DC Comics superheroes that included Garrett Craig as Captain Marvel, Howard Murphy as Green Lantern, Bill Nuckols as Hawkman, Barbara Joyce as The Huntress, Rod Haase as The Flash, and Danuta Wesley as The Black Canary.
Notable guest stars in the two specials included Frank Gorshin, reprising his role as The Riddler from Batman, Charlie Callas as Sinestro, Jeff Altman as the Weather Wizard and Ed McMahon playing himself.
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