Sunday, July 6

History of Animated Series of DC Comics Superhero teams

  Here I include Justice League, Young Justice and Teen Titans.
Super Friends (1973-1974) 
Super Friends first aired on ABC on September 8, 1973, featuring the well known DC characters Superman, Batman and Robin, Wonder Woman, and Aquaman. Superman, Batman and Aquaman had each previously appeared in their own animated series produced by Filmation, and voice talent from these prior programs was brought over to work on the new show. In addition to the superheroes, a trio of sidekicks was introduced, each of whom were new characters not drawn from the comic books: Wendy Harris, Marvin White  and Wonderdog.
 The All-New Superfriends Hour (1977-1978)
The All-New Super Friends Hour ran from September 10, 1977, to September 2, 1978, on ABC. It was produced by Hanna-Barbera and is based on the Justice League and associated comic book characters published by DC Comics. In this particular incarnation of the Super Friends, the DC Comic book legends Superman, Batman, Robin, Wonder Woman and Aquaman return to fight for justice. However, this time, they get help from the shape-shifting super-teens Zan and Jayna (a.k.a. The Wonder Twins), along with their space-monkey Gleek. Also included were new heroes created for the series such as Samurai, Apache Chief and Black Vulcan. Existing characters included Hawkman, Hawkgirl, Green Lantern, The Flash and Rima the Jungle Girl.

Justice League (2001-2004)
Justice League ran from 2001 to 2004 on Kids WB and Cartoon Network. It is part of the DC animated universe. The main team included Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Hawkgirl, Green Lantern (John Stewart) and Martain Manhunter.
Justice League Unlimited (2004-2006)
Justice League Unlimited (JLU) aired on Cartoon Network. Featuring a wide array of superheroes from the DC Comics universe, and specifically based on the Justice League superhero team, it is a direct sequel to the previous Justice League animated series. JLU debuted on July 31, 2004 on Toonami and ended with the episode aired May 13, 2006. It was also the final series set in the long-running DC animated universe, which started with Batman: The Animated Series in 1992. It included canon from B:TAS, S:TAS, Batman Beyond, Static Shock and the Zeta Project.
 Teen Titans (2003-2006)
Teen Titans is an American TV show based on the DC Comics characters of the same name, that premiered on Cartoon Network and The WB in 2003. It is based primarily on the run of stories by Marv Wolfman and George Pérez in the early-1980s New Teen Titans comic book series. The show was created by Glen Murakami, developed by David Slack, and produced by Warner Bros. Animation. It premiered on Cartoon Network on July 19, 2003 and ended January 16, 2006, with the film Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo serving as the series finale. The main team included Robin, Starfire, Beastboy, Raven and Cyborg. It introduced Guatemalan twins Mas y Menos.
Young Justice (2010-2013)
Young Justice (dubbed Young Justice: Invasion for the second season) was created by Brandon Vietti and Greg Weisman for Cartoon Network. Despite its title, it is not a direct adaptation of Peter David, Todd Dezago and Todd Nauck's Young Justice comic series, but rather an adaptation of the entire DC Universe with a focus on young superheroes. The Team included Superboy, Robin (Dick Grayson and then Tim Drake), Kid Flash (Wally West), Aqualad, Miss Martian, Speedy, Zantana, Artemis and Rocket. The main setting is the fictional universe of Earth-16, during a time period in which superheroes are a relatively recent phenomenon. The series ended alongside fellow DC Nation show Green Lantern: The Animated Series after its second season came to a conclusion during spring 2013.
Teen Titans (2013-)
Teen Titans Go! was announced following the popularity of DC Nation's New Teen Titans shorts, both of which are based on the 2003 Teen Titans TV series. Teen Titans Go! is a more comedic take on the DC Comics franchise, dealing with situations that happen outside of saving the world.
The original principal voice cast returns to reprise their respective roles. The series is rated TV-PG for sci-fi violence, rude humor, and suggestive content