(February 1964)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1963-12-19
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
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

Cover logo changes to reflect new feature. "Hall of Fame" Superboy reprints begin this issue


The Menace of Dream Girl! (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 Super-Heroes [Superboy; Lightning Lad; Bouncing Boy; Shrinking Violet; Ultra Boy]; Dream Girl
Reprints:

Part I: The Menace of Dream Girl! (Table of Contents)

Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
John Forte (signed)
Inks:
John Forte (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Milton Snapinn
Editing:
Mort Weisinger

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Saturn Girl; Lightning Lass; Brainiac 5; Star Boy; Matter-Eater Lad; Superboy; Mon-El; Sun Boy; Triplicate Girl; Bouncing Boy]; Dream Girl (introduction); Rann Antar (rejected applicant)
Synopsis:
Dream Girl joins the Legion and insists Lightning Lass be expelled when she loses her powers and demands Triplicate Girl be court-martialled for accusing her of causing Lightning Lass to lose her power.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Iron Curtain of Time; Legion Constitution

Indexer Notes

First mention of the Time Trapper and the first appearance the Iron Curtain of Time.

At the beginning of the meeting, there is a reading of the Legion Constitution, which includes "Clause 6, sub-clause 3 [which] requires that every Legionnaire use language-learning machines to learn any new planetary language."

And later Dream Girl quotes clause 2-B, which reads "No one without a super-power can be a member." And she later quotes sub-clause 11, which reads "Making false charges against any fellow-legionnaire shall be cause for expulsion from the Legion." And later yet she quotes clause 2, sub-clause 4 which forbids subverting a legionnaire doing his or her duty.

["Look at that turtle dressed like Superman"] (Table of Contents)

Super-Turtle / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff
Editing:
?

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters:
Super-Turtle
Synopsis:
Super-Turtle confronts bank robbers who laugh at a turtle dressed like Superman. They shoot at him, but keep missing. Super-Turtle is discouraged that crooks will never realize he is invincible unless they can hit him, so the next time he encounters bank robbers, he puts a bullseye on his belly.

Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
Irwin Donenfeld
Letters:
typeset

["He's lying on a bed of spikes!"] (Table of Contents)

Moolah the Mystic / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Moolah the Mystic
Synopsis:
Moolah, who lies on nails and eats fire, stays away from the beach because he gets a sunburn.
Reprints:

Part II: The Doom of the Legion! (Table of Contents)

Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Saturn Girl; Brainiac 5; Star Boy; Matter-Eater Lad; Triplicate Girl; Sun Boy; Lightning Lad; Ultra Boy; Bouncing Boy; Shrinking Violet; Superboy; Chameleon Boy; Light Lass]; Dream Girl
Synopsis:
Even more Legionnaires are expelled before Dream Girl reveals to Star Boy that it was all a plot to prevent their deaths. Star Boy explains what she really foresaw and Dream Girl leaves the team to perfect her power.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Defense Plan 78; Legion Constitution

Indexer Notes

Lightning Lass becomes Light Lass

Again Dream Girl quotes from the Legion Constitution: clause 33-B says "If a Legionnaire becomes physically or mentally unfit to perform his duties, he must remain under observation in the Science Hospital for one year." And later she mentions that clause 81 allows punishment for making false charges against a fellow-Legionnaire.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Smallville Mailsack / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

The column starts with an announcement of the new "Hall of Fame" department, which reprints from time to time the "greatest stories of past eras."

Letters from Jerry Phillips, Merle S. Winston, Lane Tyson, Buddy Nesser, and Nora Knight.

The editor also credits Edmond Hamilton for "The Super-Villains of all Ages" in issue 314, and for the story in the next issue, 318.

The Shrinking of Superboy! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Sikela
Inks:
John Sikela
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Mort Weisinger

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy; Lana Lang; Professor Lewis Lang; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Caption in splash panel has been rewritten to reference the "Hall of Fame" reprints that begin in this issue. The original story title does not end with an exclamation point.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Menace of Dream Girl!
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  2. 1. Part I: The Menace of Dream Girl!
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  3. 2. ["Look at that turtle dressed like Superman"]
    Super-Turtle
  4. 3. Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation
  5. 4. ["He's lying on a bed of spikes!"]
    Moolah the Mystic
  6. 5. Part II: The Doom of the Legion!
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Smallville Mailsack
  8. 7. The Shrinking of Superboy!
    Superboy
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