(March-April 1980)

DC, 1980 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.95 USD
Pages:
100
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC Blue Ribbon Digest
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Jack C. Harris
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
5" x 6.75" (12.7 cm x 17.1cm)
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Squarebound
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Legion of Super-Heroes Featuring Superboy (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Dick Giordano [as dg] (signed)
Inks:
Dick Giordano [as dg] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Saturn Girl; Lightning Lad; Cosmic Boy]

Legion of Super-Heroes (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Table of contents.

[Adventure Comics #247] (Table of Contents)

Superboy / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Superboy; Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lad [as Lightning Boy]; Saturn Girl]
Reprints:

The Legion of Super-Heroes (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy; Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lad [as Lightning Boy]; Saturn Girl]; Jonathan Kent (cameo)
Synopsis:
Three teens from the future offer Superboy membership in their super-hero club. But when Superboy fails to complete three simple tasks, the Legionnaires pretend to reject him, until they reveal that the three tasks were merely intitiation pranks which proved he is a good sport.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Lightning Lad called Lightning Boy in this story. There are several other unidentified Legionnaires in this story. The main Legionnaires are not in their usual costumes.

The Rogue Legionnaire (Table of Contents)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Brainiac 5; Colossal Boy; Shrinking Violet; Saturn Girl; Chameleon Boy; Superboy]; Universo; Rond Vidar
Synopsis:
Universo steals a time bubble, and the Legionnaires use a student's time cube to travel to the past in search of him. But Rond Vidar returns the Legionnaires to their own time and they stop Universo from taking hypnotic control of the United Planets Inner Council.
Reprints:

The Legion of Substitute Heroes (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
John Forte
Inks:
John Forte
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Letterese

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Sun Boy; Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Chameleon Boy; Bouncing Boy; Colossal Boy; Brainiac 5; Shrinking Violet]; Legion of Substitute Heroes [Polar Boy; Night Girl; Stone Boy; Fire Lad; Chlorophyll Kid]
Synopsis:
A group of rejected applicants band together as the Legion of Substitute Heroes and thwart the Plant Men's scheme to take over the Earth.
Reprints:

[Adventure Comics #300] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Sun Boy; Saturn Girl; Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lad, Triplicate Girl; Mon-El]
Reprints:

The Fatal Five (Table of Contents)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 44 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Ferro Lad; Superboy; Princess Projectra; Cosmic Boy; Sun Boy; Sun Boy; Brainiac 5; Invisible Kid; Colossal Boy; Chameleon Boy; Saturn Girl]; Fatal Five [Tharok; Emerald Empress; Validus; Persuader; Mano]
Synopsis:
As a last resort, the Legion decides to enlist the villainous Fatal Five to defend Earth from the Sun-Eater, so the Legionnaires set out separately to collect each of the Fatal Five. Once gathered, the heroes and villains prepare to confront the Sun-Eater, while Tharok plans for the aftermath. When Superboy attempts a final suicide mission to destroy the Sun-Eater, Ferro Lad knocks him out and sacrifices his life to deliver the bomb which destroys the Sun-Eater.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Combines two stories, "To Save a Galaxy" and "The Doomed Legionnaire," with 2 pages removed.

The Legion of Super-Heroes Membership (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
List of Legion members, their civilian names, and powers. (List current as of December 1979, our time).

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

[For the first time in one mighty magazine] (Table of Contents)

Legion of Super-Heroes / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dick Giordano [as dg] (signed)
Inks:
Dick Giordano [as dg] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Brainiac 5; Shadow Lass; Timber Wolf; Tyroc; Princess Projecta; Ultra Boy; Dream Girl; Wildfire; Light Lass; Mon-El; Sun Boy; Shrinking Violet]

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Previews of the stories in the issue. Headshots of the Legionnaires.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Legion of Super-Heroes Featuring Superboy
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  2. 1. Legion of Super-Heroes
  3. 2. [Adventure Comics #247]
    Superboy
  4. 3. The Legion of Super-Heroes
    Superboy
  5. 4. The Rogue Legionnaire
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  6. 5. The Legion of Substitute Heroes
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  7. 6. [Adventure Comics #300]
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  8. 7. The Fatal Five
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  9. 8. The Legion of Super-Heroes Membership
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  10. 9. [For the first time in one mighty magazine]
    Legion of Super-Heroes
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Merlin Haas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jon Ingersoll
  • John P. Selegue
  • Gregory Fischer