(August 1963)

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Volume:
?
Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Mort Weisinger
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.; Standard Modern Age U.S.; Digest size (5" x 6.75") #491-503
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched; Squarebound #390, 416, 491-503
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Reader suggestions for new Legionnaires include Evolvo Lad. Readers point to the existence of Lightning Man in stories of the adult Legion as proof that Lightning Lad's death can't be permanent, editors admit that he'll be restored in the following issue at the cost of another member's life.


The Legion of Substitute Heroes Declares War on the Legion of Super-Heroes! (Table of Contents)

Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Substitute-Heroes [Chlorophyll Kid; Fire Lad; Polar Boy; Night Girl; Stone Boy]; Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Shrinking Violet; Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Bouncing Boy; Chameleon Boy; Triplicate Girl; Ultra Boy; Star Boy; Sun Boy; Brainiac 5; Colossal Boy; Element Lad; Invisible Kid; Lightning Lass]
Reprints:

Part I: The War Between the Substitute Heroes and the Legionnaires! (Table of Contents)

Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
John Forte
Inks:
John Forte
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Letterese; Milton Snapinn
Editing:
Mort Weisinger

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Substitute-Heroes [Chlorophyll Kid; Fire Lad; Polar Boy; Night Girl; Stone Boy]; Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Shrinking Violet; Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Bouncing Boy; Chameleon Boy; Triplicate Girl; Ultra Boy; Star Boy; Sun Boy; Brainiac 5; Colossal Boy; Element Lad; Invisible Kid; Lightning Lass] (most as projected images)
Synopsis:
The Legion of Substitute-Heroes tries to fill in for the Legion, but the Legion tells the Subs to disband.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Legion of Substitute Heroes stars

Part II: The Duel of the Legions! (Table of Contents)

Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
John Forte
Inks:
John Forte
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Letterese; Milton Snapinn
Editing:
Mort Weisinger

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Substitute-Heroes [Chlorophyll Kid; Fire Lad; Polar Boy; Night Girl; Stone Boy]; Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Sun Boy; Chameleon Boy; Bouncing Boy]
Synopsis:
The Substitutes realize the Legion has been replaced by aliens, chase the aliens away, and save the real Legion.
Reprints:

Smallville's War Against Superbaby! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
Milton Snapinn
Editing:
Mort Weisinger

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superbaby; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Zeke Stebbins

untitled (Table of Contents)

Casey the Cop / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff
Editing:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Casey the Cop
Synopsis:
Casey rescues a little boy and takes him for ice cream.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Legion of Substitute Heroes Declares War on the Legion of Super-Heroes!
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  2. 1. Part I: The War Between the Substitute Heroes and the Legionnaires!
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  3. 2. Part II: The Duel of the Legions!
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  4. 3. Smallville's War Against Superbaby!
    Superboy
  5. 4. untitled
    Casey the Cop
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