(June 1974)

DC, 1949 Series
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Volume:
26
Price:
0.60 USD
Pages:
100
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
DC [block]
Editing:
Murray Boltinoff
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

Squarebound issue.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Nick Cardy
Inks:
Nick Cardy
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-2007

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Element Lad; Light Lass; Mon-El; Star Boy; Saturn Girl; Dream Girl; Invisible Kid; Element Lad; Chameleon Boy; Cosmic Boy]; Kenz Nuhor
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superboy & Legion of Super-Heroes / table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Neal Adams (illustration)
Inks:
Neal Adams (illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy; Supergirl; Brainiac 5
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

illustration is partial cover art from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #376

Lost: A Million Miles from Home! (Table of Contents)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Cary Bates
Pencils:
Dave Cockrum
Inks:
Mike Grell
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Letterese
Job Number:
B-1969

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Colossal Boy; Shrinking Violet
Synopsis:
Colossal Boy and Shrinking Violet are stuck on a cruiser with no power, except when Colossal Boy isn't on it.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Lettering credit from reprint in Legion Archives.
First Mike Grell art on the series.

The Legionnaire Who Killed! Part I (Table of Contents)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Milt Snapinn (p 1): Vivian Berg (pp 2-8)
Editing:
Mort Weisinger (original story)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Star Boy; Saturn Girl; Brainiac 5; Superboy; Shrinking Violet; Phantom Girl; Ultra Boy; Element Lad; Duo Damsel; Light Lass; Chameleon Boy; Invisible Kid; Colossal Boy (flashback); Cosmic Boy (flashback)]; Kenz Nuhor; Dream Girl; Calamity King; Color Kid
Synopsis:
After Star Boy kills Kenz Nuhor in self-defense, he's put on trial for breaking the Legion code against killing.
Reprints:

The Spectre! (Table of Contents)

The Spectre / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jim Aparo
Inks:
Jim Aparo
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

house ad for Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #433, on sale February 28

Part II The Verdict of the Legion! (Table of Contents)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
Milt Snapinn
Editing:
Mort Weisinger (original story)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Star Boy; Element Lad; Superboy; Light Lass; Duo Damsel; Matter-Eater Lad (cameo); Sun Boy (cameo); Mon-El (cameo); Chameleon Boy; Ultra Boy; Saturn Girl; Brainiac 5; Phantom Girl; Invisible Kid (cameo); Shrinking Violet (cameo); Colossal Boy (cameo); Lightning Lad (cameo); Cosmic Boy (cameo); Supergirl (cameo)]; Legion of Substitute Heroes [Polar Boy; Night Girl; Fire Lad; Chlorophyll Kid; Stone Boy; Dream Girl]; Proty II; Jimmy Olsen (cameo)
Synopsis:
Even with Superboy acting as his defense counsel, Star Boy is expelled from the Legion. Dream Girl convinces him to join the Substitute Heroes.
Reprints:

Coming Soon... (Table of Contents)

OMAC / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Mike Royer
Colors:
Jerry Serpe ?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction; superhero

Indexer Notes

house ad for OMAC (DC, 1974 series) #1

The Super-Stalag of Space! [Part I] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
Milt Snapinn
Editing:
Mort Weisinger (original story)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Saturn Girl; Chameleon Boy; Invisible Kid; Matter-Eater Lad; Light Lass;
Cosmic Boy; Duo Damsel; Element Lad; Brainiac 5]; Nardo; Blockade Boy; Weight Wizard; Plant Lad; Shadow Kid
Synopsis:
Answering a distress call from Brainiac 5, the Legionnaires are captured by the alien Nardo and taken to the Super-Stalag of Space, where other heroes are also imprisoned. A Durlan who has taken on the form of Superboy, is killed while trying to escape.
Reprints:

Part II The Test of Brainiac 5! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
Milt Snapinn
Editing:
Mort Weisinger (original story)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Brainiac 5; Cssmic Boy; Matter-Eater Lad; Invisible Kid; Element Lad; Chameleon Boy; Saturn Girl (cameo); Light Lass (cameo); Duo Damsel (cameo)]; Nardo; Plant Lad (death); Weight Wizard; Shadow Kid; Blockade Boy
Synopsis:
After Plant Lad attempts to fight back and is killed by the guards, the Legionnaires plan an escape but Nardo has an informant among the heroes.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement of October 1, 1973
Average number of copies sold during preceding 12 months (total paid circulation): 238,992
Actual number sold for issue nearest filing date (total paid circulation): 217,172
Owner: National Periodical Publications, Inc., wholly owned by Warner Communications, Inc., a publicly-held company, both at 75 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, N.Y. 10019

The Execution of Matter-Eater Lad! Part I (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
Milt Snapinn
Editing:
Mort Weisinger (original story)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Matter-Eater Lad; Invisible Kid; Brainiac 5; Cosmic Boy; Element Lad; Chameleon Boy; Light Lass; Duo Damsel; Saturn Girl]; Nardo; Blockade Boy (death); Weight Wizard (death); Shadow Kid
Synopsis:
Nardo kills Blockade Boy before he can escape. The Legionnaires learn that Weight Wizard has betrayed them, but he escapes them and dies himself.
Reprints:

Part II Duo Damsel's Double-Play! (Table of Contents)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
Milt Snapinn
Editing:
Mort Weisinger (original story)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Invisible Kid; Cosmic Boy; Brainiac 5; Chameleon Boy; Light Lass; Saturn Girl; Duo Damsel; Element Lad; Matter-Eater Lad; Superboy; Mon-El; Ultra Boy]; Nardo; Chuck Taine [Bouncing Boy] (cameo)
Synopsis:
Reinforcements arrive just in time to save Matter-Eater Lad from a firing squad, but the ricochet from the alien ray-guns turns him fat.
Reprints:

Lore of the Legion! (Table of Contents)

Legion of Super-Heroes / character profile / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils:
Dave Cockrum
Inks:
Dave Cockrum
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Letterese
Job Number:
N-920

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Lightning Lad; Light Lass; Duo Damsel; Bouncing Boy; Phantom Girl; Chameleon Boy; Invisible Kid; Colossal Boy; Star Boy; Brainiac 5; Sun Boy; Shrinking Violet; Ultra Boy; Matter-Eater Lad
Synopsis:
information about sixteen members of the Legion
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Continued in Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #205 (December 1974).
Writing and lettering credits from reprint in Legion Archives.

Wrath of the Devil-Fish! (Table of Contents)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
Cary Bates
Pencils:
Dave Cockrum
Inks:
Dave Cockrum
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Letterese
Job Number:
B-1950

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Saturn Girl; Timber Wolf; Matter-Eater Lad; Shadow Lass; Wildfire; Brainiac 5; Superboy; Mon-El; Light Lass; Element Lad]; Devil-Fish
Synopsis:
A Legion team investigates an alarm at their sea-station, which is powered by a pollutant converter. Though they suspect foul play by a half-man/half-fish being, the Devil-Fish knows that aliens are plotting to use the sea-station to poison Earth's atmosphere.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Lettering credit from reprint in Legion Archives.
Erg-1 announces his new name, Wildfire, in this story.

The Superboy of Bigville! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy [also appears as Clark Kent]; Lana Lang; Jim Marsh; Lionel Marsh; "Sparkle" Smith; Krypto
Synopsis:
Jim Marsh, a classmate of Clark's, is blackmailed into masquerading as Superboy in a neighboring town to help some crooks collect phony charitable donations.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Super-Talk / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Murray Boltinoff
Pencils:
? (logo illustration)
Inks:
? (logo illustration)
Colors:
? (logo illustration)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

excerpts from reader letters

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Superboy & Legion of Super-Heroes
  3. 2. Lost: A Million Miles from Home!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  4. 3. The Legionnaire Who Killed! Part I
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  5. 4. The Spectre!
    The Spectre
  6. 5. Part II The Verdict of the Legion!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  7. 6. Coming Soon...
    OMAC
  8. 7. The Super-Stalag of Space! [Part I]
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  9. 8. Part II The Test of Brainiac 5!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
  11. 10. The Execution of Matter-Eater Lad! Part I
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  12. 11. Part II Duo Damsel's Double-Play!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  13. 12. Lore of the Legion!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  14. 13. Wrath of the Devil-Fish!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  15. 14. The Superboy of Bigville!
    Superboy
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Super-Talk
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jerry Hillegas
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  • Dwayne Best
  • Per Sandell
  • Peter Croome
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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