Hey kids (of all ages), it’s Saturday Morning Cartoon time again!
Before we got sidetracked with all the holiday festivities, I’d been using the Saturday slot to look back at the many animated incarnations of DC Comics’ JUSTICE LEAGUE characters on TV, starting with the Filmation ‘toons of the 1960s, progressing to Hanna-Barbera’s SUPER FRIENDS of the ’70s and ’80s. That show went through multiple formats and titles, as we’ve covered here on the channel.
This final version was the SUPER POWERS TEAM: GALACTIC GUARDIANS. It actually boasted some better writing and animation than we’d become accustomed-to from the series. I usually feature the first episode of each season, but this time I skipped-ahead to get us to the one and only appearance of the Joker in any of the Super Friends programs. It also introduces the Royal Flush Gang in their first animated appearance from October 1985. More from the OldHorseman.