(September 1985)

DC, 1979 Series
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Price:
1.50 USD; 2.00 CAD
Pages:
100
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC Blue Ribbon Digest
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Nicola Cuti
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
5" x 6.75"
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
squarebound
Publishing Format:
was ongoing

Superboy and the Legion battle the Moby Dick of Space (Table of Contents)

Legion of Super-Heroes / cover / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Paris Cullins
Inks:
Bob Smith
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy; Legion of Super-Heroes [Brainiac 5; Saturn Girl; Lightning Lad]; Moby Dick of Space

Indexer Notes

Wrap-around cover.

Best of DC -- The 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.

Superboy and the Five Legion Traitors (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
Shelley Eiber
Letters:
Milt Snapinn

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy; Legion of Super-Heroes [Chameleon Boy; Ultra Boy; Invisible Kid; Brainiac 5; Element Lad]; Police Chief Parker; Lana Lang
Synopsis:
Superboy accidentally arrives in a parallel world where the Legion are villains.
Reprints:

[Part I]: The Secret of the Mystery Legionnaire! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Jim Mooney
Inks:
Jim Mooney
Colors:
Shelley Eiber
Letters:
David Huffine

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Triplicate Girl; Cosmic Boy; Invisible Kid; Mon-El; Chameleon Boy; Star Boy; Colossal Boy; Sun Boy; Shrinking Violet]; Dynamo Boy [Vorm]; Pargg; Eye-ful Ethel; The Mess
Synopsis:
Space pirate Vorm joins the Legion as Dynamo Boy and begins to eliminate the Legionnaires.
Reprints:

Part II: The Victory of the Evil Legionnaire! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Jim Mooney
Inks:
Jim Mooney
Colors:
Shelley Eiber
Letters:
David Huffine

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Shrinking Violet; Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Chameleon Boy; Triplicate Girl; Ultra Boy; Star Boy; Sun Boy; Brainiac 5; Colossal Boy; Element Lad; Invisible Kid; Lightning Lad; Light Lass]; Dynamo Boy
Synopsis:
Dynamo Boy expels the remaining Legionnaires and makes plans for a new member drive.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Continues in next story.

[Part I]: The Triumph of the Legion of Super-Villains! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Jim Mooney
Inks:
Jim Mooney
Colors:
George Roberts
Letters:
David Huffine

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dynamo Boy; Golden Boy; The Polecat; Animal Lad; The Tusker; Legion of Super-Villains [Lightning Lord; Saturn Queen; Cosmic King]; Legion of Substitute-Heroes [Stone Boy; Chlorophyll Kid; Night Girl; Fire Lad; Polar Boy]
Synopsis:
Dynamo Boy accepts as members the Legion of Super-Villains, over the Subs' objections.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story continues from previous story.

Part II: The Revolt of the Super-Villains! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Jim Mooney
Inks:
Jim Mooney
Colors:
George Roberts
Letters:
David Huffine

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dynamo Boy; Legion of Super-Villains [Lightning Lord; Cosmic King; Saturn Queen]; Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Mon-El; Element Lad; Shrinking Violet; Triplicate Girl; Invisible Kid; Saturn Girl; Cosmic Boy]
Synopsis:
The LSV turns on Dynamo Boy and sends him into the future. The ex-Legionnaires, keeping track of events from far off, challenge the LSV to a final confrontation.
Reprints:

Part I: The Super-Moby Dick of Space! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
John Forte
Inks:
John Forte
Colors:
Helen Vesik
Letters:
Milt Snapinn

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Saturn Girl; Lightning Lad; Brainiac 5; Sun Boy; Ultra Boy]; Dr. Lanphier
Synopsis:
Lightning Lad loses an arm to the Super-Moby Dick of Space. When Ultra Boy fails to subdue the space creature, Lightning Lad leads a team against it.
Reprints:

Part II: The Cosmic Quest of Lightning Lad! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
John Forte
Inks:
John Forte
Colors:
Helen Vesik
Letters:
Milt Snapinn

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Lightning Lad; Saturn Girl; Brainiac 5; Superboy; Colossal Boy; Ultra Boy; Sun Boy]; Dr. Lanphier
Synopsis:
Lightning Lad shrinks the space creature to its original size with the help of the scientist who accidentally enlarged it.
Reprints:

Part I: The War between Krypton and Earth! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
John Forte
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
Karin Orlando
Letters:
Milt Snapinn

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Chameleon Boy; Phantom Girl; Brainiac 5; Light Lass; Star Boy; Saturn Girl; Colossal Boy; Superboy; Element Lad; Lightning Lad; Triplicate Girl]; Zat-El; Leta Lal
Synopsis:
The Legionnaires travel to the past to find out the story behind an ancient artifact which refers to a war between Earth and Krypton. The half that goes to Earth's past finds space travellers colonizing ancient Atlantis; the other half accompanies a group of Kryptonians who leave anti-scientific Krypton for Earth.
Reprints:

Part II: The Civil War of the Legion (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
John Forte
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
Karin Orlando
Letters:
Milt Snapinn

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Colossal Boy; Saturn Girl; Superboy; Brainiac 5; Light Lass; Star Boy; Chameleon Boy; Lightning Lad; Element Lad; Mon-El]; Zat-El; Leta Lal; Jhor Lal
Synopsis:
While the Atlanteans and Kryptonians fight, Brainiac 5 discovers why Earth's air irritates the Atlanteans and helps them adapt to life under the sea. Later, back in the future, Superboy finds more artifacts that explain what happened to the Kryptonians.
Reprints:

Part I: The Unknown Legionnaire (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
John Forte
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
Jeanine Casey
Letters:
Vivian Berg

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Brainiac 5; Saturn Girl; Sun Boy; Supergirl [also as Unknown Boy]; Cosmic Boy; Chameleon Boy; Phantom Girl]; Norm Eldor
Synopsis:
Superboy recalls a case when the Legionnaires were helped by a hero called Unknown Boy.
Reprints:

Part II: The Secret of Unknown Boy (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
John Forte
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
Jeanine Casey
Letters:
Milt Snapinn

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Phantom Girl; Cosmic Boy; Sun Boy; Saturn Girl; Brainiac 5; Supergirl [also as Unknown Boy]; Mon-El]; Norm Eldor
Synopsis:
After Unknown Boy helps the Legion finish a case, Superboy figures out that under the costume is Supergirl. Supergirl then recalls going through a red kryptonite cloud and losing her memory, but knowing she had to protect her secret identity, and so creating the Unknown Boy costume.
Reprints:

Legion Headquarters (Table of Contents)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Nicola Cuti (p. 1, 4); E. Nelson Bridwell (p. 2-3)
Pencils:
James Sherman (p. 1); Jim James (p. 2-3); Keith Giffen (p. 4)
Inks:
Jack Abel (p. 1); Frank Chiaramonte (p. 2-3); Larry Mahlstedt (p. 4)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

The Story behind the Stories (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Paul Levitz (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Discussion of the stories in the issue.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Superboy and the Legion battle the Moby Dick of Space
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  2. 1. Best of DC -- The Legion of Super-Heroes
  3. 2. Superboy and the Five Legion Traitors
    Superboy
  4. 3. [Part I]: The Secret of the Mystery Legionnaire!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  5. 4. Part II: The Victory of the Evil Legionnaire!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  6. 5. [Part I]: The Triumph of the Legion of Super-Villains!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  7. 6. Part II: The Revolt of the Super-Villains!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  8. 7. Part I: The Super-Moby Dick of Space!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  9. 8. Part II: The Cosmic Quest of Lightning Lad!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  10. 9. Part I: The War between Krypton and Earth!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  11. 10. Part II: The Civil War of the Legion
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  12. 11. Part I: The Unknown Legionnaire
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  13. 12. Part II: The Secret of Unknown Boy
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  14. 13. Legion Headquarters
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  15. 14. The Story behind the Stories
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