(August 1983)

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Volume:
48
Price:
1.25 USD; 1.50 CAD
Pages:
100
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1983-04-12
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC [bullet]
Editing:
Nicola Cuti
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

Dream Girl -- Mystic or Monster? (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Ed Hannigan [as Hannigan] (signed)
Inks:
Klaus Janson [as Janson] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
C-422

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Dream Girl; Sun Boy; Saturn Girl; Star Boy; Ultra Boy; Bouncing Boy; Shrinking Violet; Lightning Lad; Lightning Lass]

Adventure Comics (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Table of contents.

["Boy, that Plastic Man is somethin' else!"] (Table of Contents)

Plastic Man / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Martin Pasko
Pencils:
Joe Staton
Inks:
Bob Smith
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda
Editing:
Len Wein (original story)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Plastic Man; Woozy Winks; Chief Branner; Terry Cotta; Trowel [Mason Stucko]; Cindy Block; Brickface
Synopsis:
Plas and Woozy investigate the murder of Alonzo Van Rivett.
Reprints:

Part I: The Renegade Super-Hero! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
John Forte
Inks:
John Forte
Colors:
?
Letters:
Milton Snapinn
Editing:
Mort Weisinger (original story)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Ultra Boy; Phantom Girl; Saturn Girl; Sun Boy; Brainiac 5; Mon-El; Lightning Lad; Chameleon Boy; Bouncing Boy; Cosmic Boy; Shrinking Violet; Element Lad; Colossal Boy (cameo); Lightning Lass (cameo); Invisible Kid (cameo)]; Proty II
Synopsis:
Ultra Boy is revealed to be an escaped convict and flees the Legion.
Reprints:

Part II: The End of a Super-Traitor! (Table of Contents)

Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
John Forte
Inks:
John Forte
Colors:
?
Letters:
Milton Snapinn
Editing:
Mort Weisinger (original story)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Ultra Boy; Phantom Girl; Saturn Girl; Sun Boy; Brainiac 5; Mon-El; Chameleon Boy; Cosmic Boy; Element Lad; Invisible Kid]; Proty II
Synopsis:
Ultra Boy's criminal past is revealed to be a ruse, so that he could infiltrate a pirate band.
Reprints:

The Human Hawks (Table of Contents)

Captain Marvel / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
C. C. Beck
Inks:
C. C. Beck
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Wendell Crowley (original story)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Marvel [also appears as Billy Batson]; Dudley Wright
Synopsis:
Captain Marvel must rescue explorer Dudley Wright from the Hawkmen, a band of winged humans in the Himalayss.
Reprints:

The Parchment of Power Perilous (Table of Contents)

The Spectre / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Skeates
Pencils:
Jerry Grandenetti
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jerry Grandenetti
Editing:
Julius Schwartz (original story)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Spectre; Jim Corrigan; Narkran; Carstagg Mob
Synopsis:
The Spectre carelessly injures a human, and is set up to be punished in later stories.
Reprints:

Can This Be Death? (Table of Contents)

Aquaman / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Skeates
Pencils:
Jim Aparo
Inks:
Jim Aparo
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jim Aparo
Editing:
Dick Giordano (original story)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Aquaman; Aqualad; Mera; Ocean Master
Synopsis:
The Ocean Master tries to warn Aquaman just before the Sea King is teleported to an alien world.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Aparo draws panel on pg 11 using most of the names of DC staffers as part of the background.

Zatanna, the Magician (Table of Contents)

Zatanna / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Len Wein
Pencils:
Gray Morrow
Inks:
Gray Morrow
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Joe Orlando (original story)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Zatanna; Zatara; Jeff Sloane; Justice League of America [Hawkman; Elongated Man; Flash [Barry Allen]; Atom [Ray Palmer]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Batman](all in cameo flashback)
Synopsis:
An unseen villain gains control of Zatara and forces him to send Zatanna and Jeff into another dimension.
Reprints:

Part I: The Menace of Dream Girl! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
John Forte
Inks:
John Forte
Colors:
?
Letters:
Milton Snapinn
Editing:
Mort Weisinger (original story)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Saturn Girl; Lightning Lass; Brainiac 5; Star Boy; Matter-Eater Lad; Superboy; Mon-El; Sun Boy; Triplicate Girl; Bouncing Boy; Dream Girl (joins)]; Rann Antar (applicant)
Synopsis:
Dream Girl joins, causes Lightning Lass to lose her powers, and has Lightning Lass and Triplicate Girl expelled.
Reprints:

Part II: The Doom of the Legion! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
John Forte
Inks:
John Forte
Colors:
?
Letters:
Milton Snapinn
Editing:
Mort Weisinger (original story)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Dream Girl (leaves); Saturn Girl; Brainiac 5; Star Boy; Matter-Eater Lad; Triplicate Girl; Sun Boy; Lightning Lad; Ultra Boy; Bouncing Boy; Shrinking Violet; Superboy; Lightning Lass [becomes Light Lass]; Chameleon Boy (cameo)]
Synopsis:
Dream Girl has more Legionnaires expelled, in order to prevent her prediction of their deaths. The prediction proves false, Dream Girl leaves and the others are reinstated. She has also altered Lightning Lass's powers to the ability to make things super-light.
Reprints:

The Story Behind the Stories (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Paul Levitz (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Paul Levitz discusses the two Legion stories reprinted in this issue.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Aquaman; Captain Marvel; The Spectre; Zatanna; Plastic Man / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Howard Bender [as Bender] (signed)
Inks:
Larry Mahlstedt [as Mahlstedt] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Aquaman; Billy Batson; Captain Marvel; Spectre; Zatanna; Jeff Sloane; Plastic Man

Indexer Notes

back cover. Previews of the stories in the issue.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Dream Girl -- Mystic or Monster?
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  2. 1. Adventure Comics
  3. 2. ["Boy, that Plastic Man is somethin' else!"]
    Plastic Man
  4. 3. Part I: The Renegade Super-Hero!
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  5. 4. Part II: The End of a Super-Traitor!
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  6. 5. The Human Hawks
    Captain Marvel
  7. 6. The Parchment of Power Perilous
    The Spectre
  8. 7. Can This Be Death?
    Aquaman
  9. 8. Zatanna, the Magician
    Zatanna
  10. 9. Part I: The Menace of Dream Girl!
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  11. 10. Part II: The Doom of the Legion!
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  12. 11. The Story Behind the Stories
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Aquaman; Captain Marvel; The Spectre; Zatanna; Plastic Man
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