(March 1966)

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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1966-01-27
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; E. Nelson Bridwell (Assistant Editor)
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

The Legionnaire Who Killed! (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 [Star Boy; Saturn Girl; Superboy]; Dream Girl; Kenz Nuhor
Reprints:

Do You Make Life Hard for Yourself? (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Bernard Baily
Inks:
Bernard Baily
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Synopsis:
Betsy tells young Bobby that he should keep his room neater but realizes that she has the same problem.

Indexer Notes

Published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.

Previously appeared in DC comics cover-dated May 1959.

The Legionnaire Who Killed! (Table of Contents)

Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 15.33 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff (p. 1-8); George Klein (p. 9-16)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Vivian Berg (p. 2-8); Milton Snapinn (p. 1, 9-16)
Editing:
Mort Weisinger

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Shrinking Violet; Ultra Boy; Saturn Girl; Element Lad; Duo Damsel; Brainiac 5; Star Boy; Superboy; Phantom Girl; Light Lass; Chameleon Boy; Invisible Kid; Sun Boy; Matter-Eater Lad; Colossal Boy (cameo); Lightning Lad (cameo); Mon-El; Cosmic Boy (cameo); Supergirl (cameo)]; Jan Barth (death); Kenz Nuhor (death); Dream Girl; Legion of Substitute Heroes [Polar Boy; Night Girl; Fire Lad; Chlorophyll Kid; Stone Boy]; Proty II; Jimmy Olsen; Calamity King (introduction); Color Kid (introduction)
Synopsis:
After Star Boy kills Kenz Nuhor in self-defense, he's put on trial for breaking the Legion code against killing. After his conviction, he's expelled and joins the Legion of Substitute Heroes.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Karak (planet); trial

Indexer Notes

Part II is titled "The Verdict of the Legion!"

Pages numbered 8 and 16 are 2/3 page each.

Painting a Model Car! Part 2 (Table of Contents)

Cap's Hobby Hints / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff
Editing:
?
Job Number:
6363

Characters:
Cap
Synopsis:
painting a model car

Indexer Notes

Part one is in Action Comics #335 and Detective Comics #349.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Legion Outpost / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from: Paul Laginis, Amy Behrens, Uday Saraiya, C. Alexander, Brian Hoya, Wayne Tanenbaum, Jeff Woods, Jack Stevenson, and Roger O'Connor. Bits of Legionnaire Business from: David Krels (Porcupine Pete), Greg Sanchez (Glass Girl), Betty Borbely (Colorless Kate), Sal Iacopelli (Negative Nell), Greg Kent (Rocket Roy), and Phillip Cano III (Disappearing Dan).

Also, it is acknowledged that Color Kid (who is introduced in this issue) was earlier suggested by Jeff Greenberg.

The Boy Who Betrayed Clark Kent! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Leo Dorfman
Pencils:
George Papp
Inks:
George Papp
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Mort Weisinger

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Pete Ross (introduction); Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent
Synopsis:
Clark Kent becomes friends with a new boy in town, but Pete Ross seems to be trying to prove that Clark Kent is Superboy.
Reprints:
Keywords:
trophy room

Indexer Notes

"A Hall of Fame Classic"

Superboy's measurements are given as: Height 5 foot 10 inches, Weight: 149 pounds, Chest: 40 inches, Waist: 30 inches.

["With my x-ray vision I see a scuba diver trapped in weeds under water"] (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

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters:
Super-Turtle
Synopsis:
Super-Turtle spots a scuba diver trapped underwater in the weeds. As he is helping the man, two octopuses threaten to attack. Super-Turtle ties their arms in knots in order to give him enough time to free the diver.
Reprints:

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

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
Irwin Donenfeld
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Date of filing: October 1st, 1965. No sales given.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Legionnaire Who Killed!
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  2. 1. Do You Make Life Hard for Yourself?
  3. 2. The Legionnaire Who Killed!
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  4. 3. Painting a Model Car! Part 2
    Cap's Hobby Hints
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    The Legion Outpost
  6. 5. The Boy Who Betrayed Clark Kent!
    Superboy
  7. 6. ["With my x-ray vision I see a scuba diver trapped in weeds under water"]
    Super-Turtle
  8. 7. Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation
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