(February 1968)

DC, 1938 Series
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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

Escape of the Fatal Five! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Neal Adams
Inks:
Neal Adams
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Shadow Lass; Cosmic Boy; Karate Kid; Superboy; Brainiac 5 (all as the Legion of Super-Heroes); Tharok
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

1st Neal Adams cover on this title.

Escape of the Fatal Five! (Table of Contents)

Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Jim Shooter
Pencils:
Jim Shooter (layouts only); Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
Milton Snapinn (page 1 only), Morris Waldinger ?
Editing:
Mort Weisinger

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Shadow Lass (intro); Brainiac 5; Karate Kid; Superboy; Cosmic Boy]; Fatal Five [Mano; Tharok; Emerald Empress; Persuader; Validus]
Synopsis:
The Legion is sent to Talok VIII to investigate its sudden belligerence, with its native heroine Shadow Lass, and fall into separate traps designed for each one of them. The Legionnaires escape their traps, but their energy in doing so powers the Fatal Five's escape from the dimension into which they were flung after their last encounter with the Legion.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story continues in next issue.

The Origin and Powers of the Legion of Super-Heroes! (Table of Contents)

Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes / filler / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan (reprint art, p. 1-4); Al Plastino (new art, p. 5-6)
Inks:
George Klein (reprint art, p. 1-4); Al Plastino (new art, p. 5-6)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Mort Weisinger

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Phantom Girl; Duo Damsel; Brainiac 5; Lightning Lad; Bouncing Boy; Invisible Kid; Shrinking Violet; Cosmic Boy; Chameleon Boy; Saturn Girl; Colossal Boy; Sun Boy; Superboy; Light Lass; Star Boy; Mon-El; Ultra Boy; Matter-Eater Lad; Supergirl; Element Lad; Elastic Lad [Jimmy Olsen]; Karate Kid; Dream Girl; Princess Projectra; Ferro Lad; Insect Queen [Lana Lang]; Kid Psycho (all as the Legion of Super-Heroes); Proty II; Krypto; Beppo; Comet; Streaky (all as the Legion of Super-Pets); Polar Boy; Fire Lad; Night Girl; Stone Boy; Chlorophyll Kid; Color Kid (all as the Legion of Substitute-Heroes)
Synopsis:
Origins and powers of the Legionnaires, Subs, and Pets
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

First two pages were originally printed in Superman Annual (DC, 1960 series) #4, then reprinted with some alterations in Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #316 with third and fourth pages, all of which were reprinted here with further alterations by Al Plastino, most notably in the Light Lass and Duo Damsel panels, and with the fifth and sixth pages added.

[The Origins and Powers of the Legion of Super-Heroes!] (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Escape of the Fatal Five!
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  2. 1. Escape of the Fatal Five!
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  3. 2. The Origin and Powers of the Legion of Super-Heroes!
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  4. 3. [The Origins and Powers of the Legion of Super-Heroes!]
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