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    Default Super Friends Appreciation thread:

    Discuss all things Super Friends: :

    From every incarnation of the show:


    The Comics:



    The cast:

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    The specific Hanna Barbera / Alex Toth Created Heroes:

    Apache, Vulcan, Samurai, Dorado & The Wonder Twins


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    And their reimaginings in other Animated series JLAU and YJ:
    This is their home!

    "CREATED FROM THE COSMIC LEGENDS OF THE UNIVERSE!"
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    As well as the Greatest International Team ever created.
    The Global Guardians

    First introduced in one of the funnest globe spanning story-arcs beginning in Super Friends #7 ...and appearing throughout the series.
    First Team-Ups were:

    Superman with Seraph in Iseal
    Elongated-Man with Godiva in England
    Flash with Impala in South Africa
    Hawkman & Hawkwoman with Owl-Woman in USA
    Atom and Rising-Sun in Japan
    Green Lantern and Jack O' Lantern in Ireland
    Red Tornado and Tuatara in New Zealand
    Batman & Robin and Bushmaster in Venezuela
    Black Canary and Thunderlord Taiwan
    Green Arrow and Tasmanian Devil Australia(Tasmania)
    Aquaman and Little Mermaid in Denamark
    Wonder Woman and The Olympian in Greece
    Later
    Icemaiden of Norway
    Wild Huntsman of Germany
    Green Fury of Brazil

    And their enigmatic leader Dr. Mist...







    Edit: So as not to take away from the main Super Friends, refocusing on Global Guardians team here, as they have now gotten their own wonderful thread - https://community.cbr.com/showthread...avorites/page2
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    Brought from the Satellite thread:

    Quote Originally Posted by silly View Post
    Is Rima a DC property? A Hannah Barberra property?
    Rima is a Victorian -> Pulp era public domain character.
    She predates even Tarzan, and all the derivative "Jungle Girl" characters that came later.
    From the 1904 W.H. Hudson novel Green Mansions (great story FYI)



    Later a 1959 film starring Audrey Hepburn

    DC published a Rima comic in 1974 with beautiful art by Nestor Redondo



    In 1977 Hanna Barbera looking to add more diversity/women to their JL / Super Friends along with the HB created Apache, Vulcan, Dorado and Samurai, added DC's version of Rima to the roster.

    I say DC's version because there were some differences from the novel, DC's pretty much evolved into her own character. A particular image was her white Jaguar.

    DC has since somewhat reworked the character into their attempt Pulp First Wave line. Again somewhat different from the original novel version, yet also closer to the original "bird-girl" aspect.

    But DC doesn't (and never did) own the character outright, others can publish their own version.

    Ironically Hanna Barbera had another cartoon in 1978 called Jana, which also borrows heavily from not only the Novel, but DC's version of Rima, including the whitish hair, and the white Jaguar.
    With DC/WB acquiring the Hanna Barbera library, the irony is that WB/DC actually do own this version, but don't use her.

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    I really thought the comics were well done. They had great villains, great guest stars, and great stories. And I loved the Global Guardians

    Loved the tv show. It's what got my hooked on super hero comics.

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    hey, you made a thread. cool.


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    I've been a fan of the Super Friends since day one! The only version I don't like is the JLU one. I felt it was too much of a departure from the original concepts of Apache Chief, Black Vulcan, Samurai, and the Wonder Twins.
    Currently Reading:Aquaman, Doomsday Clock, Freedom Fighters, Gotham City Monsters, Hawkman, Justice League, Justice League Dark, Shazam, Wonder Twins, Wonder Woman, & Young Justice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Poison View Post
    I've been a fan of the Super Friends since day one! The only version I don't like is the JLU one. I felt it was too much of a departure from the original concepts of Apache Chief, Black Vulcan, Samurai, and the Wonder Twins.
    I actually like the JLU version a lot (aside from them not being real people) because it departed from the dated ham-fisted attempt at diversity, making them look like "ethnics on parade." If Black Vulcan wasn't a take on the pre-existing Black Lightning, I can only imagine what they would have come up with for a black hero.

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    Quote Originally Posted by liwanag View Post
    ^ Nice!

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Poison View Post
    I've been a fan of the Super Friends since day one! The only version I don't like is the JLU one. I felt it was too much of a departure from the original concepts of Apache Chief, Black Vulcan, Samurai, and the Wonder Twins.
    It is interesting in marketing the toys they went with their more traditional recognizable version, rather than the JLU Ultimen incarnation.





    Although I agree it was a bit to much of a departure, and their origin; tested and created in a lab as experiments, (I hate that).
    Also loathe that they made the Wonder-Twins super white(albino) as they were one of the first representations of humanoid aliens who were not default caucasian looking.
    Which was significant to me as a kid.

    And I'm aware they were somewhat Donny and Mary inspired, still Hanna Barbera did something that was unique at the time,
    So making them suddenly Albino seemed like a betrayal. Their casting in Smallviile was awful too.

    However I did like some of the JLU visual updates to their costumes and names,
    They didn't brandish their ethnicity in their costume, and names.
    Yet it was obvious we were looking at the same characters.
    Although they sadly missed having an El Dorado analogue, it looks like their LongShadow (in costume anyway) borrowed some elements from both Apache and Dorado.
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    Quote Originally Posted by j9ac9k View Post
    I actually like the JLU version a lot (aside from them not being real people) because it departed from the dated ham-fisted attempt at diversity, making them look like "ethnics on parade." If Black Vulcan wasn't a take on the pre-existing Black Lightning, I can only imagine what they would have come up with for a black hero.
    Agree. Near quoting my sentiments verbatim.
    If they were going to (or still are) going to homage them, they need some serious reinvention.
    Updating their costumes and look on JLU was a great first step.
    Another is giving them actual unique personalities, and civilian ID's which their YJ version pretty much did.
    Somewhere there is a great middle ground.
    Quote Originally Posted by Güicho View Post

    Since the comic creators hadn't diversified the League to look more like their audience, the animators had to do it themselves, in a somewhat ham-fisted attempt at diversification, they first introduced in the 70s Superfriends cartoon.
    Then later kept alive with homage and reinvention in JL Animated U as the Ultimen, and then again in Young Justice as the Runaways.


    With some reinvention, these characters could easily work in DC proper.
    Encompassing all their cartoon incarnations from Superfriends > JL Animated U > Young Justice: they can become:

    1. Tye- Apache-Long-shadow
    2. Buster-Volt-Jones-(using the name of Vulcan's voice actor)
    3. Toshio-Samurai-Wind-Dragon-Eto
    4. Eduardo-Desperado-Dorado

    And they have since added -

    5. Asami-Chi-Koizumi. Kind of a Samurai Legacy (or they could make her his sister), but also her own character, instead of wind power Chi or Qi (氣) power.
    6. - And although not created for the cartoon Rima.

    7. The Exor Twins

    All together they make their own Magnificent Seven team.
    Giving them costumes which incorporate elements from HB and JLU
    And then giving them civilian ID's which parallel their YJ versions, but slightly older.

    There is some great fan art out there:
    This is a little excessive, but I like the designs.


    Another:
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    Yay!! The Super Friends!

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    Very cool! Nice to see a thread for the Super Friends!

    I was a fan of both the TV show and comic book, and I have a bunch of memorabilia from both. One item I don't have is a set of Wonder Twins rings. Somewhere along the line, people started thinking that Zan's & Jayna's powers were activated by rings. They're not. LOL




    If anyone is interested, I made an appreciation thread for the Wonder Twins, and discussions range from their first appearances to their upcoming monthly title in February.



    https://community.cbr.com/showthread...ciation-Thread!

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    Quote Originally Posted by scary harpy View Post


    LOL! Loved the Universe of Evil episode, and the Super Fiends!

    SuperMean
    Red-Demon Batman
    Mustachioed Robin ...terrifying!
    Heroin-chic Wonder Woman
    Pirate-patch Aquaman LOL!

    Repro-Megos Figurestoy company is actually making Super Friends figure variants of them.


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