(January-February 1974)

DC, 1973 Series
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Volume:
2
Price:
0.20 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
The Line of DC Super-Stars
Editing:
E. Nelson Bridwell
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Secret Origins; Legion of Super-Heroes; Blackhawk / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Nick Cardy
Inks:
Nick Cardy
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
N-764

Genre:
superhero; war
Characters:
The Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Supergirl; Lightning Lad; Saturn Girl; Brainiac 5; Phantom Girl; Cosmic Boy; Triplicate Girl]; Blackhawk

The Origin of the Legion! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell (credited)
Pencils:
Pete Costanza (credited)
Inks:
Pete Costanza (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Milt Snapinn
Editing:
Mort Weisinger (original editor)
Job Number:
N-742

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:
The origin of the Legion of Super-Heroes is told. 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:

Indexer Notes

Reprint adjusted slightly on last page: When DC added the "SOMETHING BIG IS COMING FROM DC IN '74" blurb at the bottom, they shortened the middle tier of panels at the bottom. Invisible Kid's caption was changed from "There you have it... the origin of the Legion! I'm Invisible Kid... the current leader... saying you should read the other stories in this 80 Page Giant to learn more about the Legion and its members!" to "... I'm Invisible Kid! I and the other Legionnaires cordially invite you to the biggest Legion doings yet... including a wedding of two members! It's in the gala 200th issue of Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes... on sale the 4th week in October!". Colossal Boy's upraised hand also went in front of the word balloon originally. (info from Peter Croome and Allen Ross, October 2008).

[The Origin of Blackhawk] (Table of Contents)

Secret Origins; Blackhawk / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner; Bob Powell
Pencils:
Chuck Cuidera [as Charles Cuidera] (signed)
Inks:
Chuck Cuidera [as Charles Cuidera] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen
Editing:
Will Eisner (original editor)
Job Number:
N-741

Genre:
adventure; war
Characters:
Blackhawks [Blackhawk (intro; origin); Baker (intro; origin)]; Capt. Von Tepp (villain; death); Jack Hawk [Blackhawk's brother] (intro; death); Connie Hawk [Blackhawk's sister] (intro; death)
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Original Thinking / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
N-769

Indexer Notes

Includes an article about the origin stories of the Legion of Super-Heroes and Blackhawk with letters of comment from Joe Filice, Maurice Kane, James T. McCoy and Rich Ludwig.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Secret Origins; Legion of Super-Heroes; Blackhawk
  2. 1. The Origin of the Legion!
    Secret Origins; Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  3. 2. [The Origin of Blackhawk]
    Secret Origins; Blackhawk
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Original Thinking
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