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Old April 24 2011, 01:41 PM   #20
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Re: Favorite Comic Based Superhero TV Shows

JD wrote: View Post
What's Super Powers? I looked it up on wikipedia, but nothing came up.
The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians was the last incarnation of the Superfriends franchise from Hanna-Barbera. The name change was due to a cross-promotion with an action figure line of that name, but it was a different show from its predecessors in other ways, more mature and sophisticated. The main villain was Darkseid (played by Frank Welker), and Adam West played Batman (though Casey Kasem still did Robin). Its staff included Alan Burnett, who would go on to produce Batman: TAS and most of the subsequent Batman animated series to date. Burnett's episode "The Fear" was the first screen depiction of the murder of Thomas and Martha Wayne (something even B:TAS wasn't allowed to show by the censors), and was something of a prototype for B:TAS.
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