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The Super Friends had an ongoing comic book series published from 1976 until 1981.

The stories were further adventures of the popular Hanna-Barbera animated series, The Super Friends.

It began after the 1973 season of the TV series was canceled. It focused on the SuperFriends, and Wendy and Marvin. Then in 1977, when the SuperFriends cartoon was relaunched with Zan and Jayna, instead of Wendy and Marvin;[1] the comic followed suit. It showed how the kids "retired" to attend college and even gave an origin story to the Wonder Twins.

The first eight issues take place 'before' season 2 (The All-New Super Friends Hour), then issue #9 forward, takes place in tandem with the series.[2]

This comicbook series, (like its TV counterpart) was responsible for creating and assembling a team on international heroes in 1977 that by 1982 would be called the Global Guardians in the parallel universe of Earth-One.


Issues

SuperFriends Comic Book: North American issues
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Publication Number: 000
Release date: December, 1975 / January, 1976
Writer(s): Gardner F. Fox
Publisher(s): National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Synopsis:
Early Justice League adventures!
Reprinted from Justice League of America, #36, (June 1965) and Justice League of America, #61 (March 1968).


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Publication Number: 001
Release date: November, 1976
Writer(s): E. Nelson Bridwell
Publisher(s): Jenette Kahn, National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Synopsis:
The SuperFriends go to three separate locations to stop a band of their old enemies and their enemies’ proteges from stealing the components of a super-robot.


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Publication Number: 002
Release date: December, 1976
Writer(s): E. Nelson Bridwell
Publisher(s): Jenette Kahn, National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Synopsis:
The proteges of the Super Foes have second thoughts about their allegiances as the Penguin’s plan bears fruit.


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Publication Number: 003
Release date: February, 1977
Writer(s): E. Nelson Bridwell
Publisher(s): Jenette Kahn, National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Synopsis:
An alien scientist destroys over 100 super-villains to transfer their power to an android who defeats all the heroes of the Earth, except the SuperFriends.


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Publication Number: 004
Release date: April, 1977
Writer(s): E. Nelson Bridwell
Publisher(s): Jenette Kahn, DC Comics, Inc.
Synopsis:
The SuperFriends must deal with the dual crimes of the Riddler and the Skyrocket.


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Publication Number: 005
Release date: June, 1977
Writer(s): E. Nelson Bridwell
Publisher(s): Jenette Kahn, DC Comics, Inc.
Synopsis:
Greenback, a villain who uses money as a weapon, kidnaps Bruce Wayne for ransom while the Justice League and the SuperFriends are staging a telethon.


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Publication Number: 006
Release date: August, 1977
Writer(s): E. Nelson Bridwell
Publisher(s): Jenette Kahn, DC Comics, Inc.
Synopsis:
The SuperFriends tackle the Menagerie Man, a villain who can cause animal aides to appear seemingly from nowhere.


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Publication Number: 007
Release date: October, 1977
Writer(s): E. Nelson Bridwell
Publisher(s): Jenette Kahn, DC Comics, Inc.
Synopsis:
Two youths from space crash-land on Earth and inform Wendy and Marvin that Grax, Superman’s old enemy, has seeded the Earth with 12 deadly bombs.  The Justice League opts to team with the heroes of other nations to defuse them.


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Publication Number: 008
Release date: November, 1977
Writer(s): E. Nelson Bridwell
Publisher(s): Jenette Kahn, DC Comics, Inc.
Synopsis:
The Justice League and their international hero friends strive to render inert the rest of Grax’s bombs, but are playing against time.


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Publication Number: 009
Release date: December, 1977
Writer(s): E. Nelson Bridwell
Publisher(s): Jenette Kahn, DC Comics, Inc.
Synopsis:
While the Justice League tries to finish the last of Grax’s bombs, Grax himself strikes at the Hall of Justice.


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Publication Number: 010
Release date: February/March, 1978
Writer(s): E. Nelson Bridwell
Publisher(s): Jenette Kahn, DC Comics, Inc.
Synopsis:
The SuperFriends and their two young alien allies, Zan and Jayna must take on a crew of monstrous beings who are after two treasures.


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Publication Number: 011
Release date: April/May, 1978
Writer(s): E. Nelson Bridwell
Publisher(s): Jenette Kahn, DC Comics, Inc.
Synopsis:
The SuperFriends must stop Kingslayer from killing six rulers.


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Publication Number: 012
Release date: June/July, 1978
Writer(s): E. Nelson Bridwell
Publisher(s): Jenette Kahn, DC Comics, Inc.
Synopsis:
Two radiation-based heroes from the past, T.N.T. and Dan the Dyna-Mite, have lost control of their powers, and the SuperFriends must find a way to capture them and remedy their situation.


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Publication Number: 013
Release date: August/September, 1978
Writer(s): E. Nelson Bridwell
Publisher(s): Jenette Kahn, DC Comics, Inc.
Synopsis:
Dr. Mist, a mysterious hero, lets the SuperFriends know where a mole creature is expected to strike.


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Publication Number: 014
Release date: October/November, 1978
Writer(s): E. Nelson Bridwell
Publisher(s): Jenette Kahn, DC Comics, Inc.
Synopsis:
STORY ONE: The SuperFriends face the Elementals, a quartet of opponents who command the powers of earth, fire, air, and water.
STORY TWO: The Wonder Twins reveal the secrets of their origin to the SuperFriends.


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Publication Number: 015
Release date: December, 1978
Writer(s): E. Nelson Bridwell
Publisher(s): Jenette Kahn, DC Comics, Inc.
Synopsis:
The Overlord strikes at four different locations with the powers of earth, air, fire, and water.


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Publication Number: 016
Release date: January, 1979
Writer(s): E. Nelson Bridwell
Publisher(s): Jenette Kahn, DC Comics, Inc.
Synopsis:
The SuperFriends face a race of aliens who intend to prevent all Earthlings from flying.


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Publication Number: 017
Release date: February, 1979
Writer(s): E. Nelson Bridwell
Publisher(s): Jenette Kahn, DC Comics, Inc.
Synopsis:
The Time Trapper sabotages Prof. Nichols’s time machine and throws Jan and Zayna across time and space into deathtraps.


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Publication Number: 018
Release date: March, 1979
Writer(s): E. Nelson Bridwell
Publisher(s): Jenette Kahn, DC Comics, Inc.
Synopsis:
Prof. Carter Nichols sends the SuperFriends back in time through hypnosis to deal with the Time Trapper’s menaces.


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Publication Number: 019
Release date: April, 1979
Writer(s): E. Nelson Bridwell
Publisher(s): Jenette Kahn, DC Comics, Inc.
Synopsis:
The Menagerie Man kidnaps Gleek and trains him to be a thief.


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Publication Number: 020
Release date: May, 1979
Writer(s): Sergius O'Shaugnessy
Publisher(s): Jenette Kahn, DC Comics, Inc.
Synopsis:
Havoc results when Merlin gives a movie producer a magic projector that can bring objects to life.


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Publication Number: 021
Release date: June, 1979
Writer(s): E. Nelson Bridwell
Publisher(s): Jenette Kahn, DC Comics, Inc.
Synopsis:
The SuperFriends battle two shape-shifting villains, Fegla and Yeltu from Zan and Jayna’s world.


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Publication Number: 022
Release date: July, 1979
Writer(s): E. Nelson Bridwell
Publisher(s): Jenette Kahn, DC Comics, Inc.
Synopsis:
Chronos and his henchmen use a device of his own invention to distort time in Gotham City, and the SuperFriends attempt to stop it.


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Publication Number: 023
Release date: August, 1979
Writer(s): E. Nelson Bridwell
Publisher(s): Jenette Kahn, DC Comics, Inc.
Synopsis:
The SuperFriends and Wonder Twins are sent to different universes by the Mirror Master.


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Publication Number: 024
Release date: September, 1979
Writer(s): Sergius O'Shaugnessy
Publisher(s): Jenette Kahn, DC Comics, Inc.
Synopsis:
In a pyramid that bears the faces of Zan and Jayna, the SuperFriends discover two ancient Exorians.


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Publication Number: 025
Release date: October, 1979
Writer(s): E. Nelson Bridwell
Publisher(s): Jenette Kahn, DC Comics, Inc.
Synopsis:
The Overlord brainwashes the SuperFriends into becoming would-be tyrants, and their friends and allies must find a way to stop them.


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Publication Number: 026
Release date: November, 1979
Writer(s): E. Nelson Bridwell
Publisher(s): Jenette Kahn, DC Comics, Inc.
Synopsis:
Johnny Witts and his gang impersonate the SuperFriends to learn the Wonder Twins’ secret identities and Batman’s in turn, setting up the latter for a deathtrap.


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Publication Number: 027
Release date: December, 1979
Writer(s): E. Nelson Bridwell
Publisher(s): Jenette Kahn, DC Comics, Inc.
Synopsis:
Poseidonis, Atlantis’ capital city, is abducted by aliens, and Aquaman and his friends must recover it.


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Publication Number: 028
Release date: January, 1980
Writer(s): E. Nelson Bridwell
Publisher(s): Jenette Kahn, DC Comics, Inc.
Synopsis:
In order to force wealthy partygoers to turn over their gems, Felix Faust crashes a masquerade on Halloween and magically causes attendees to become the monsters as which they are dressed.


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Publication Number: 029
Release date: February, 1980
Writer(s): E. Nelson Bridwell
Publisher(s): Jenette Kahn, DC Comics, Inc.
Synopsis:
STORY ONE: Despite being stuck in two dimensions at once, the SuperFriends manage to stave off an invasion of Earth.
STORY TWO: The Wonder Twins play tricks on their classmates when the latter try to discover their secret identities.


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Publication Number: 030
Release date: March, 1980
Writer(s): E. Nelson Bridwell
Publisher(s): Jenette Kahn, DC Comics, Inc.
Synopsis:
Giganta and Gorilla Grodd hatch a plot to turn Gorilla City against the SuperFriends by turning its inhabitants into humans.


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Publication Number: 031
Release date: April, 1980
Writer(s): E. Nelson Bridwell
Publisher(s): Jenette Kahn, DC Comics, Inc.
Synopsis:
The SuperFriends become involved in a case in which Lisa Patrick, an old foe of the Black Orchid’s, baits a trap for the Orchid with Kryptonite.


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Publication Number: 032
Release date: May, 1980
Writer(s): E. Nelson Bridwell
Publisher(s): Jenette Kahn, DC Comics, Inc.
Synopsis:
The Scarecrow induces phobias in the SuperFriends to make them incapable of carrying out their crime-fighting duty.


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Publication Number: 033
Release date: June, 1980
Writer(s): E. Nelson Bridwell
Publisher(s): Jenette Kahn, DC Comics, Inc.
Synopsis:
The Menagerie Man goes after a supposedly extinct animal and traps Zan while he is in bird-form.


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Publication Number: 034
Release date: July, 1980
Writer(s): E. Nelson Bridwell
Publisher(s): Jenette Kahn, DC Comics, Inc.
Synopsis:
An animal from an alien space capsule lands on Earth and begins creating havoc.


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Publication Number: 035
Release date: August, 1980
Writer(s): E. Nelson Bridwell
Publisher(s): Jenette Kahn, DC Comics, Inc.
Synopsis:
The SuperFriends hire circus performers to impersonate them while they themselves perform at a circus.


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Publication Number: 036
Release date: September, 1980
Writer(s): E. Nelson Bridwell
Publisher(s): Jenette Kahn, DC Comics, Inc.
Synopsis:
Plastic Man tries to bring in a munitions-stealing villain, Warhead, but keeps running into interference from the SuperFriends.


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Publication Number: 037
Release date: October, 1980
Writer(s): E. Nelson Bridwell
Publisher(s): Jenette Kahn, DC Comics, Inc.
Synopsis:
STORY ONE: The Weather Wizard hits a nostalgia con for theft purposes, and Supergirl is miffed when all the attention for crime-fighting goes to the SuperFriends.
STORY TWO: Jack O’Lantern goes into action to fight Balor, a giant who threatens Ireland.


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Publication Number: 038
Release date: November, 1980
Writer(s): E. Nelson Bridwell
Publisher(s): Jenette Kahn, DC Comics, Inc.
Synopsis:
STORY ONE: Grax empowers gangsters to steal while avoiding capture by becoming immaterial, and the SuperFriends find themselves stymied.
STORY TWO: When the Seraph’s fury overrules his judgment, he is taught a lesson by a higher power.


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Publication Number: 039
Release date: December, 1980
Writer(s): E. Nelson Bridwell
Publisher(s): Jenette Kahn, DC Comics, Inc.
Synopsis:
STORY ONE: The Overlord creates a hyper-evolved clone of himself to battle the SuperFriends. STORY TWO: The Wonder Twins take care of a gang of crooks who threaten a disco.


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Publication Number: 040
Release date: January, 1981
Writer(s): E. Nelson Bridwell
Publisher(s): Jenette Kahn, DC Comics, Inc.
Synopsis:
STORY ONE: The Monocle, a new super-villain, distorts the senses of normal people in an effort to break down order. STORY TWO: Jack O’Lantern and his fairy pal lend a hand when two conmen convince a salesman into thinking he has bought a piece of the Blarney Stone.


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Publication Number: 041
Release date: February, 1981
Writer(s): Bob Rozakis
Publisher(s): Jenette Kahn, DC Comics, Inc.
Synopsis:
STORY ONE: The SuperFriends and the Wondertwins team up to stop the Toyman from stealing toys on three fronts. STORY TWO: The Seraph acts to stop saboteurs from destroying an Israeli desalinization plant.


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Publication Number: 042
Release date: March, 1981
Writer(s): E. Nelson Bridwell
Publisher(s): Jenette Kahn, DC Comics, Inc.
Synopsis:
STORY ONE: The Green Fury teams up with the SuperFriends to fight the Green Thumb, a plant-wielding villain. STORY TWO: The Wonder Twins and Prof. Nichols team up to give a generous youth a merry Christmas.


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Publication Number: 043
Release date: April, 1981
Writer(s): E. Nelson Bridwell
Publisher(s): Jenette Kahn, DC Comics, Inc.
Synopsis:
The Overlord’s futuristic clone, Futurio-XX, desires a clone of Wonder Woman as a mate, but refuses to take the lives of the SuperFriends.


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Publication Number: 044
Release date: May, 1981
Writer(s): E. Nelson Bridwell
Publisher(s): Jenette Kahn, DC Comics, Inc.
Synopsis:
STORY ONE: An Exorian villain comes to Earth and robs the SuperFriends of the memories of their secret identities. STORY TWO: The Banshee wails, and Jack O’Lantern takes it as a portent of his uncle’s impending death.


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Publication Number: 045
Release date: June, 1981
Writer(s): E. Nelson Bridwell
Publisher(s): Jenette Kahn, DC Comics, Inc.
Synopsis:
Dr. Mist summons the SuperFriends and Global Guardians to stop the Conqueror from stealing the weapons of six super-villains.


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Publication Number: 046
Release date: July, 1981
Writer(s): E. Nelson Bridwell
Publisher(s): Jenette Kahn, DC Comics, Inc.
Synopsis:
The SuperFriends and Global Guardians must stop the Conqueror from gaining the last three super-weapons he needs to conquer the world.


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Publication Number: 047
Release date: August, 1981
Writer(s): E. Nelson Bridwell
Publisher(s): Jenette Kahn, DC Comics, Inc.
Synopsis:
The Green Fury summons the SuperFriends to Brazil to help her with a shaman’s grandson who is using his mystic power in destructive ways.


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Publication Number: 0001
Release date: 1981
Writer(s): E. Nelson Bridwell
Publisher(s): Jenette Kahn, DC Comics, Inc.
Synopsis:
Two full length stories: This story is reprinted from The SuperFriends, #19 and The SuperFriends, #36.
Extra: 12 pages of puzzles and games.


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Publication Number: 0002
Release date: June, 2001
Writer(s): E. Nelson Bridwell
Publisher(s): Jenette Kahn, DC Comics, Inc.
Synopsis:
Reprinted from Limited Collectors' Edition #C-41 (Super Friends material only), The SuperFriends, #1, The SuperFriends #6, The SuperFriends, #7, The SuperFriends, #8, The SuperFriends, #9, The SuperFriends, #14, The SuperFriends, #21, The SuperFriends, #27


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Publication Number: 0003
Release date: April, 2003
Writer(s): E. Nelson Bridwell
Publisher(s): Jenette Kahn, DC Comics, Inc.
Synopsis:
Reprinted from The SuperFriends, #10, The SuperFriends, #12, The SuperFriends, #13, The SuperFriends, #25, The SuperFriends, #28, The SuperFriends, #31 and The SuperFriends, #37.



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  1. The first eight issues would include Wendy and Marvin.
  2. The location of the Hall of Justice in the comic book is in Gotham City for the entirety of the comic book series. The location in the series, was unclear. For this reason, some postulate that the entire comic book series is sandwiched between Season 1 and Season 2.
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