(May-June 1968)

DC, 1949 Series
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Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
84
Indicia frequency:
monthly, with the exception of Feb., Aug., and Nov.
On-sale date:
1968-03-14
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.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched; Squarebound (#129, 138, 147, 156, 165, 185, 202, 205, 208)
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Also designated on cover as 80 Page Giant (DC, 1964 series) #G47 and as G-47 on indicia page.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superboy; Legion of Super-Heroes / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Neal Adams
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Supergirl; Lightning Lad; Saturn Girl; Cosmic Boy; Ultra Boy; Brainiac 5; Sun Boy; Triplicate Girl; Phantom Girl]; Krypto; Streaky
Reprints:

The Origin of the Legion! (Table of Contents)

Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils:
Pete Costanza
Inks:
Pete Costanza
Colors:
?
Letters:
Milt Snapinn

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Lightning Lad; Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Supergirl; Sun Boy; Superboy; Phantom Girl; Light Lass; Triplicate Girl; Ultra Boy; Chameleon Boy; Brainiac 5; Shrinking Violet; Element Lad; Colossal Boy; Mon-El] (origin); R.J. Brande; Lightning Lord [as Mekt Ranzz]
Synopsis:
Three youths with fantastic powers save billionaire R.J. Brande, who bankrolls them in an organization meant to emulate Superboy and Supergirl, the Legion of Super-Heroes.
Reprints:

The Boy with Ultra-Powers! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
Milt Snapinn

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy [also appears as Clark Kent]; Ultra Boy [Jo Nah; "Gary Crane"]; Marla ["Ben Crane"]; Pete Ross; Krypto; Lana Lang; Martha Kent; Jonathan Kent
Synopsis:
Ultra Boy must discover Superboy's secret identity as an initiation test for the Legion.
Reprints:

The Legion of Super-Traitors! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
Milt Snapinn

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy [also appears as Clark Kent]; Lana Lang, Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Legion of Super-Heroes [Lightning Lad; Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl]; Phantom Zone inhabitants [Jax-Ur; General Zod; Mon-El]; Legion of Super-Pets [Krypto; Streaky; Super-Monkey; Super-Horse]
Synopsis:
Superboy is attacked by his friends in the Legion, under the evil influence of the Brain-Globes of Rambat. After the Legionnaires regain their senses, they gather four super-pets to defeat the Brain-Globes.
Reprints:

Supergirl's Three Super-Girl Friends! (Table of Contents)

Supergirl / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Jim Mooney
Inks:
Jim Mooney
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Letterese

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Supergirl [also appears as Linda Danvers]; Legion of Super-Heroes [Saturn Girl; Triplicate Girl; Phantom Girl; Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lad; Brainiac 5; Shrinking Violet; Bouncing Boy; Sun Boy]; Lori Lemaris; Jerro; Krypto; Brainiac (flashback); Koko (flashback)
Synopsis:
Supergirl and Brainiac 5 become the newest members of the Legion of Super-Heroes.
Reprints:

The Secret of the Seventh Super-Hero! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 13.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Bernstein
Pencils:
George Papp
Inks:
George Papp
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Letterese

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy [also appears as Clark Kent]; Sun Boy (impostor); Tom Tanner; Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lad; Saturn Girl; Phantom Girl; Brainiac 5; Chameleon Boy; Sun Boy]; Lana Lang; Martha Kent; Chief Parker
Synopsis:
Superboy meets new Legion member Sun Boy (who is later revealed to be an impostor). Meanwhile, reform school escapee Tom Tanner (a double for Clark Kent) tries to take over Clark's life in Smallville.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Original story is partially rewritten from "The Two Clark Kents" in Adventure Comics #191 (August 1953).

The Legion of Super-Villains! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Milt Snapinn

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lex Luthor; Legion of Super-Villains [Cosmic King; Lightning Lord; Saturn Queen]; Legion of Super-Heroes [Lightning Man (adult Lightning Lad); Cosmic Man (adult Cosmic Boy); Saturn Woman (adult Saturn Girl)]
Synopsis:
Luthor contacts and teams up with Legion of Super-Villains from 30th Century; adult Legion of Super-Heroes comes to 20th Century to help Superman.
Reprints:

The Lore of the Legion (Table of Contents)

Legion of Super-Heroes / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Synopsis:
The author covers the major events in the published history of the Legion of Super-Heroes.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superboy; Legion of Super-Heroes
  2. 1. The Origin of the Legion!
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  3. 2. The Boy with Ultra-Powers!
    Superboy
  4. 3. The Legion of Super-Traitors!
    Superboy
  5. 4. Supergirl's Three Super-Girl Friends!
    Supergirl
  6. 5. The Secret of the Seventh Super-Hero!
    Superboy
  7. 6. The Legion of Super-Villains!
    Superman
  8. 7. The Lore of the Legion
    Legion of Super-Heroes
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