Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Animated World of DC Comics: The Case of the Dreadful Dolls (Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show, 1984)

The writers of Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show cribbed an idea that had actually been borne over at Marvel in this next entry.

The Dollmaker (Frank Welker) is a rip-off of the Puppet Master, who bedeviled the Fantastic Four back in the day. DC had their version, too, the Puppeteer, who was a 1-shot menace vs. the Teen Titans before being seemingly killed off in the early 80's. Anyway, Dollmaker uses some magic clay, a la Philip "Puppet Master" Masters, to control the actions of our heroes.

Here's "The Case of the Dreadful Dolls":

Should've merited the entire half-hour, in this writer's view.

Edit, 6/28/18: Ignore the chyron above. The Dailymotion poster, Comedy 19, changed the labels to avoid the copyright police.

Rating: B-.

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