Since the 1960’s superhero cartoons had received good ratings there was interest in the early 1970’s in creating a new series; despite interest groups protesting alleged violent content.

Hanna-Barbera took the reigns and produced a new series based on the DC Comics concept of the Justice League of America called Super Friends.

Debuting on ABC on September 8th, 1973, the Super Friends concept would go through various incarnations providing DC Comics fans adventures through 1985 on ABC.

The series was successful enough to merit a Super Friends (comic book) series helmed by E. Nelson Bridwell that ran from 1976 to 1981.

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