(November 1982)

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Volume:
47
Price:
1.25 USD; 1.50 CAD
Pages:
100
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC [bullet]
Editing:
Carl Gafford
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Challengers of the Unknown; Superboy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Keith Giffen [as Giffen] (signed)
Inks:
Romeo Tanghal [as Tanghal] (signed)
Colors:
Anthony Tollin
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino
Job Number:
C-948

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Challengers of the Unknown [Ace Morgan; Prof Haley; Rocky Davis; Red Ryan]; Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Star Boy; Brainiac 5; Chameleon Boy]; Lana Lang

Indexer Notes

Lettering and coloring credits from Carl Gafford in a December 2010 e-mail.

Presenting another sensational issue of Adventure Comics (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Table of contents.

When Destiny Calls! (Table of Contents)

Challengers of the Unknown / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Rozakis
Pencils:
George Tuska
Inks:
Andy Mushynsky
Colors:
Carl Gafford
Letters:
Milt Snapinn

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Rocky Davis; Prof Haley; Ace Morgan; Red Ryan
Synopsis:
Origin story retold

Indexer Notes

Story is "Dedicated to the power and majesty of Jack Kirby"

Lana Lang and the Legion of Super-Heroes (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
George Papp
Inks:
George Papp
Colors:
Carl Gafford (reprint colorist)
Letters:
Joe Letterese
Editing:
Mort Weisinger (original story)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy [also appears as Clark Kent]; Lana Lang; Star Boy [Thom Kallor]; Zynthia; Jonathan Kent (cameo); Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy (cameo); Saturn Girl (cameo); Lightning Lad (cameo); Chameleon Boy (cameo); Brainiac 5 (cameo)]; Mr. Kallor (cameo); Mrs. Kallor (cameo); Professor Lang (cameo); Mrs. Lang (cameo)
Synopsis:
Superboy and Lana meet Star Boy, a new Legion recruit.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Lightning Lad is still referred to as Lightning Boy in this story. Star Boy's powers similar (not identical) to Superboy's; story is partially rewritten from Adventure #195 (December 1953).

Coloring credits from Carl Gafford in December 2010 e-mail.

Is This My Foe?.. (Table of Contents)

Aquaman / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Skeates
Pencils:
Jim Aparo
Inks:
Jim Aparo
Colors:
Bob LeRose (reprint colorist)
Letters:
Jim Aparo
Editing:
Dick Giordano (original story)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Aquaman; Black Manta; Aquagirl; Aquababy [Arthur Curry Jr.]; Narkran; Mera (cameo flashback); Aqualad (cameo flashback)
Synopsis:
Aquaman encounters his old foe Black Manta and wonders if the villain is behind Mera's abduction.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Coloring credits from Carl Gafford in December 2010 e-mail.

A Nightmare Called Gorgonus (Table of Contents)

Zatanna / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Len Wein
Pencils:
Dick Giordano
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Colors:
Tom Ziuko (reprint colorist)
Letters:
?
Editing:
Joe Orlando (original story)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Zatanna: Jeff Sloane; Gorgonus
Synopsis:
Gorgonus returns to battle Zatanna.
Reprints:

Supergirl's Three Super Girl-Friends! (Table of Contents)

Supergirl / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Jim Mooney
Inks:
Jim Mooney
Colors:
Carl Gafford (reprint colorist)
Letters:
?
Editing:
Mort Weisinger (original story)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Supergirl [also appears as Linda Lee]; Legion of Super-Heroes [Saturn Girl; Triplicate Girl; Phantom Girl; Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lad; Brainiac 5; Shrinking Violet; Bouncing Boy; Sun Boy]; Lori Lemaris; Jerro; Krypto; Brainiac (flashback); Koko (flashback)
Synopsis:
Supergirl and Brainiac 5 become the newest members of the Legion of Super-Heroes.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Coloring credits from Carl Gafford in December 2010 e-mail.

Captain Marvel and the Twisted Powers (Table of Contents)

Captain Marvel / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Pete Costanza
Inks:
Pete Costanza
Colors:
Nansi Hoolahan (reprint colorist)
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Marvel [also appears as Billy Batson]; Joe Bloe; Zeus; Hephaestus (cameo)
Synopsis:
Captain Marvel's powers have vanished, but Billy seems to have them.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Coloring credits from Carl Gafford in December 2010 e-mail.

And Now a Word From Our Library (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Carl Gafford
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Original issue numbers and dates for the reprinted stories in the last three issues (#491-493).

The Ghost of Ace Chance! (Table of Contents)

The Spectre / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Murphy Anderson
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
Jerry Serpe (reprint colorist)
Letters:
?
Editing:
Julius Schwartz (original story)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Spectre; Jim Corrigan; Ace Chance; Mona Marcy
Synopsis:
The villainous ghost of Ace Chance occupies the body of Jim Corrigan - shutting the Spectre out.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Coloring credits from Carl Gafford in December 2010 e-mail.

The Story Behind the Stories (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Paul Levitz (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Paul Levitz provides commentary on the two Legion stories reprinted in this issue.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Aquaman; Zatanna; Captain Marvel; The Spectre; Supergirl / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Keith Giffen
Inks:
Romeo Tanghal
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Aquaman; Black Manta; Zatanna; Gorgonus; Captain Marvel; Billy Batson; Spectre; Jim Corrigan; Ace Chance; Supergirl; Legion of Super-Heroes [Saturn Girl; Phantom Girl; Triplicate Girl]

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Previews of the stories in the issue.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Challengers of the Unknown; Superboy
  2. 1. Presenting another sensational issue of Adventure Comics
  3. 2. When Destiny Calls!
    Challengers of the Unknown
  4. 3. Lana Lang and the Legion of Super-Heroes
    Superboy
  5. 4. Is This My Foe?..
    Aquaman
  6. 5. A Nightmare Called Gorgonus
    Zatanna
  7. 6. Supergirl's Three Super Girl-Friends!
    Supergirl
  8. 7. Captain Marvel and the Twisted Powers
    Captain Marvel
  9. 8. And Now a Word From Our Library
  10. 9. The Ghost of Ace Chance!
    The Spectre
  11. 10. The Story Behind the Stories
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Aquaman; Zatanna; Captain Marvel; The Spectre; Supergirl
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Merlin Haas
  • John Wells
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  • Bob Cherry
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Martin O'Hearn
  • Michael Grabois
  • Mike Tiefenbacher
  • Pat Lang
  • Mark Waid
  • Sidne Gail Ward
  • Jon Ingersoll
  • Dan Kocher
  • Bob Hughes
  • Ted Watson
  • Mark Gordon
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Dwayne Best
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  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ed Boner