Hero High was a cartoon and live action series created by Filmation that aired as part of NBC's The Kid Super Power Hour with Shazam! It was about a high school where young superheroes were taught how to use their powers and fight crime. Originally intended to be a new entry in Filmation's long-running line of Archie cartoon series, the 1981 series was altered at the last minute because the company's rights to the "Archie" characters had expired; nevertheless, one can easily tell which was originally the Archie character, the Reggie character, et cetera.
Minor destructive sonic powers using a guitar and speakers. Super-speed while playing music (suggested in "Do the Computer Stomp")
"Dirty tricks" via gadgets
Weather and natural disaster control, flight via clouds. Minor fire powers (suggested in "Off Her Rocker")
In addition, several DC Comics-owned characters also appeared in the series: Captain Marvel, Mary Marvel and Isis. Both Captain Marvel and Mary Marvel were part of the parent series Kid Superpower Hour, while Isis had previously appeared in live-action form in another Filmation production, The Secrets of Isis.
The recent 2005 Disney superhero family comedy Sky High has a premise very similar to the show, with the only key difference is that the characters are in their everyday civilian clothes, not in spandex costumes, like in the latter. Needless to say, it also had a funnier, more cartoonish pace, albeit a live-action movie.
BCI Eclipse LLC (Under license from Entertainment Rights) released Hero High: The Complete Series on DVD in Region 1 on May 8, 2007. The 2 disc set includes many special features. The episodes presented in syndication order.
Hero High: The Complete Series
May 22, 2007
Full-length Audio Commentaries for episode "A Fistful of Knuckles" and the Kid Super-Power Hour wraparound segments and song.
Hero High Spotlight Interviews with Hero High actors, producers, writers and artists (55 mins.)
"The Magic of Filmation" Documentary: A half-hour history of one of America's most influential animation studios, with producers, writers, animators, historians, and other Filmation personnel.
Rare "Kid Super Power Hour" footage (approx. 20 mins.): By popular demand, the live-action opening credits, joke segments, and theme song by the Hero High Singing Group!