(April 1981)

DC, 1980 Series
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Volume:
2
Price:
0.95 USD
Pages:
100
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC Blue Ribbon Digest
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

[The Dark Circle; The Fatal Five] (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 [Superboy; Karate Kid; Shadow Lass; Star Boy; Phantom Girl]

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.

Escape of the Fatal Five (Table of Contents)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Jim Shooter
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
Jerry Serpe
Letters:
Milton Snapinn; Morris Waldinger ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Shadow Lass (intro); Brainiac 5; Karate Kid; Superboy; Cosmic Boy]; Fatal Five [Mano; Tharok; Emerald Empress; Persuader; Validus]
Synopsis:
The Legion is sent to Talok VIII to investigate its sudden belligerence, with its native heroine Shadow Lass, and fall into separate traps designed for each one of them. The Legionnaires escape their traps, but their energy in doing so powers the Fatal Five's escape from the dimension into which they were flung after their last encounter with the Legion.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story continues in following sequence.

Fight for the Championship of the Universe (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jim Shooter
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
Jerry Serpe
Letters:
Morris Waldinger ?; Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Karate Kid; Superboy; Brainiac 5]; Shadow Lass; Fatal Five [Validus; Emerald Empress; Tharok; Persuader; Mano]
Synopsis:
The Legion discovers that the Fatal Five were behind the belligerence of Talok VIII, while the Fatal Five head to Earth and its Universal Weapons Control Panel. But the Fatal Five discover they need a third key held at Legion Headquarters to operate the weapon. By the time they get there it is being defended by the returned Legionnaires. The Legionnaires fight the Fatal Five long enough for the U.P. Forces to come to their rescue and force the Five to flee.
Reprints:

No Escape from the Circle of Death (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jim Shooter
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein; Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
Bob Le Rose
Letters:
Ray Holloway ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Lightning Lad; Duo Damsel; Cosmic Boy; Superboy; Phantom Girl; Invisible Kid; Sun Boy; Karate Kid; Ferro Lad (statue); Star Boy; Brainiac 5]; Fatal Five [Validus; Emerald Empress; Tharok; Persuader; Mano] (all in cameo); The Dark Circle; Sensei
Synopsis:
While the new Legion Headquarters is being built, Karate Kid heads to Japan, while The Dark Circle watches from afar. The Dark Circle invades Japan, and everything seems hopeless until Brainiac 5 uses the Miracle Machine, a gift from a Controller, to repel the invasion.
Reprints:

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:
Lynne Gelfer
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [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:

The Fatal Five Who Twisted Time (Table of Contents)

Superboy; Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Cary Bates
Pencils:
Dave Cockrum
Inks:
Dave Cockrum
Colors:
Adrienne Roy [as Adrienne]
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy; Fatal Five [Emerald Empress; Persuader; Tharok; Validus; Mano]; Lana Lang; Legion of Super-Heroes [Brainiac 5; Element Lad; Princess Projectra; Karate Kid; Chameleon Boy [also as Mano]; Mon-El; Colossal Boy]
Synopsis:
At a carnival in his own time period, Superboy faces the Fatal Five. A Legion team trails the Fatal Five to Superboy's time, while, due to a time-distortion machine placed in Superboy's time by the Fatal Five, the rest of the Legion and their headquarters fade from existence in the future. The Legion team in Superboy's time disables the time-distorting machine, and so in the future Legion headquarters rematerializes, imprisoning Mano and Tharok.
Reprints:

Legion Cover Gallery (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Neal Adams
Inks:
Neal Adams
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inside back covers. Small reprints of the covers of three stories in the issue.

Who are the Legion's Greatest Foes? (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Duo Damsel; Bouncing Boy; Phantom Girl; Karate Kid; Element Lad; Lightning Lad; Saturn Girl; Star Boy; Chameleon Boy; Cosmic Boy; Colossal Boy]

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Previews of the stories in the issue, surrounded by headshots of Legion members.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [The Dark Circle; The Fatal Five]
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  2. 1. Legion of Super-Heroes
  3. 2. Escape of the Fatal Five
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  4. 3. Fight for the Championship of the Universe
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  5. 4. No Escape from the Circle of Death
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  6. 5. Lost: A Million Miles from Home
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  7. 6. The Fatal Five Who Twisted Time
    Superboy; Legion of Super-Heroes
  8. 7. Legion Cover Gallery
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  9. 8. Who are the Legion's Greatest Foes?
    Legion of Super-Heroes
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