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Super Friends, Volume Two

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Only the combined superpowers of Earth?s greatest heroes can stop the unthinkable dangers that jeopardize humanity in these 16 episodes from the beloved animated TV series! Superman, Batman and Robin, Aquaman, Wonder Woman and Zan and Jayna battle villains … see full wiki

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Essential Piece to the Puzzle

  • Jan 27, 2008
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Despite how it might appear, the Super Friends, Volume Two (DC Comics Classic Collection) is the second part of the 1978 season (red box set) that featured the Wondertwins and Gleek (in addition to 5 of the 11 Justice League Members). It appears that the Amazon description of this set is filled with errors.

For starters, this is not the 1973 season as the title of this page suggests. In addition the plot synopsis says to expect 'apprentice' super-heroes Marvin, Wendy, and Wonder Dog. In reality, by 1978 the two junior members and their dog were replaced with the Vulcanized versions of Donnie and Marie Osmond and their pet space monkey, Gleek. Finally even the special features aren't immune to such inaccuracies, promising a retrospective featuring Kevin Smith (of Clerks fame). Nowhere is Mr. Smith found on this two-disc set. Although Paul Dini (eating a Pop-Tart no less) makes a pretty funny appearance in the retrospective.

Errors aside, this collection contains 16 episodes that ran as the second portion of the season that introduced us to Challenge of the Superfriends back in 78. The show's writers were clearly making strides in the right direction (especially compared to the 1977 season which also featured the Wondertwins). The shows each run for just under a full half-hour and unlike their Challenge counterparts, do not offer a villain (or legion of villains) to battle. Instead the show takes a similar (if not slightly improved) approach that was taken in the previous season where scientists and aliens make up the threats to the world. Actually, expect a dose of alien activity that could put X-Files to shame! Among the strangest villains encountered is none other than Count Dracula himself who, rather than bite his victims to infect them, merely sprinkles dust on the exterior of a jumbo jet to transform the passengers into vampires. In most every episode on the set, the Wondertwins disobey orders to stay at the Hall of Justice and wind up saving the day in the process.

Having never been a big fan of the Wondertwins in the first place, I do feel that this set pales in comparison to the Challenge of the Superfriends box set but remains an essential piece to the complete SF collection.

1: Rokan: Enemy from Space
2: The Demons of Exxor
3. Battle at the Earth's Core
4: Sinbad and the Space Pirates
5: The Pied Piper from Space
6: Attack of the Vampire
7: The Beasts are coming
8: Terror from the Phantom Zone
9: The Anti-Matter Monster
10: World Beneath the Ice
11: Invasion of the Brain Creatures
12: The Incredible Space Circus
13: Batman: Dead or Alive
14: Battle of the Gods
15: Journey through inner space
16: The Rise and Fall of the Super Friends

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Genre: Animation, Action & Adventure
Studio: Warner Home Video
DVD Release Date: May 24, 2005

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