(March-April 1971)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
DC [character]
Editing:
E. Nelson Bridwell
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

Also designated on cover as Giant (DC, 1969 series) #G81 and as G-81 on indicia page.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
n-190

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Mon-El; Sun Boy; Lightning Lass; Chameleon Boy; Saturn Girl; Superboy; Lightning Lad
Reprints:

The Stolen Super-Powers! (Table of Contents)

Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
John Forte
Inks:
John Forte
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Letterese
Job Number:
n-194

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Saturn Girl; Cosmic Boy; Triplicate Girl; Invisible Kid; Colossal Boy; Brainiac 5; Matter-Eater Lad; Lightning Lad; Ultra-Boy; Shrinking Violet; Sun Boy; Mon-El; Superboy; Supergirl; Lori Lemaris
Synopsis:
Saturn Girl tries to sacrifice herself as the Legionnaire predicted to die fighting Zaryan, but Lightning Lad dies instead.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Death of Lightning Lad. Lori Lemaris app. Saturn Girl elected Legion leader.

The Secret of the Mystery Legionnaire (Table of Contents)

Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
John Forte
Inks:
John Forte
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Letterese

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Saturn Girl; Cosmic Boy; Sun Boy; Invisible Kid; Bouncing Boy; Shrinking Violet; Colossal Boy; Brainiac 5; Mon-El (as Marvel Lad, the Legionnaire Lemon); Superboy (in flashback); Phantom Zone criminals
Synopsis:
Mon-El finally leaves the Phantom Zone and joins the Legion full-time.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Lightning Lad app.; "Super-Monsters" app; Mon-El leaves Phantom Zone permanently

The Return of Lightning Lad! (Table of Contents)

Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 10.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
John Forte
Inks:
John Forte
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Letterese
Job Number:
n-196

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Sun Boy; Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Mon-El; Bouncing Boy; Lightning Lass (as Lightning Lad); Chameleon Boy; Brainiac 5; Proty
Synopsis:
Lightning Lad's sister impersonates her dead brother and later joins the Legion.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Intro Proty, Lightning Lass; Lightning Beasts of Korball app; Lightning Lad's body app.

Fashions from Fans (Table of Contents)

Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils:
Ross Andru
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
n-192

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Saturn Girl; Duo Damsel; Phantom Girl; Light Lass; Shrinking Violet; Cosmic Boy; Karate Kid; Ultra Boy; Princess Projectra; Shadow Lass; Lightning Lad; Night Girl; Chlorophyll Kid
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Renderings of costume designs submitted by fans.

Diagram of Legion Headquarters Complex (Table of Contents)

Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils:
Ross Andru
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
n-193

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Ferro Lad (statue); Superboy (statue)
Reprints:

Part I: The Super Sacrifice of 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:
Milton Snapinn
Job Number:
n-197; n-198

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy; Mon-El; Saturn Girl; Sun Boy; Lightning Lass; Chameleon Boy; Proty
Synopsis:
The Legionnaires try to find a way to revive Lightning Lad
Reprints:

Part II: The Bravest Legionnaire! (Table of Contents)

Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy; Mon-El; Saturn Girl; Sun Boy; Lightning Lass; Chameleon Boy; Proty (dies); Lightning Lad (restored)
Synopsis:
Proty sacrifices his life to revive Lightning Lad.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Proty dies; Lightning Lad revived

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  2. 1. The Stolen Super-Powers!
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  3. 2. The Secret of the Mystery Legionnaire
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  4. 3. The Return of Lightning Lad!
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  5. 4. Fashions from Fans
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  6. 5. Diagram of Legion Headquarters Complex
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  7. 6. Part I: The Super Sacrifice of the Legionnaires!
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  8. 7. Part II: The Bravest Legionnaire!
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
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