(December 1985)

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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

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.


[Starfinger] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Karl Kesel
Inks:
Karl Kesel
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Cosmic Boy; Ultra Boy; Brainiac 5; Phantom Girl]; Starfinger

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.

Starfinger! (Table of Contents)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 14.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Light Lass; Sun Boy; Ultra Boy; Matter-Eater Lad; Colossal Boy; Phantom Girl; Lightning Lad [also as Starfinger]; Cosmic Boy; Star Boy; Saturn Girl; Brainiac 5; Mon-El; Element Lad; Invisible Kid; Light Lass]; Dr. Hanscom
Synopsis:
The Legionnaires must guard the valuable mineral rejuvium from Starfinger, who threatens to destroy the Seven Wonders of the 30th Century. While confronting him, Saturn Girl gets a glimpse of his thoughts and realizes that he is a Legionnaire.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

1st appearance of Magnetic Lad (as Pol Krinn, Cosmic Boy's brother) original splash from second chapter eliminated

["Seeing all the old LEGION stories again..."] (Table of Contents)

Digest Forum / letters page / 2.33 pages (report information)

Script:
Nicola Cuti
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Feature starts as bottom third of page 17 of the digest, continues as bottom third of page 24, 33, 41, 48, 56 and concludes as bottom third of page 71. Letters from Rob Griffin and Errol W. Knowles.

Part I: The True Identity of Starfinger! (Table of Contents)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
John Forte
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
Shelley Eiber
Letters:
Milt Snapinn

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Lightning Lad [also as Starfinger]; Superboy; Brainiac 5; Saturn Girl; Cosmic Boy; Shrinking Violet; Triplicate Girl; Chameleon Boy; Star Boy; Mon-El; Phantom Girl; Light Lass; Matter-Eater Lad; Colossal Boy]; Dr. Hanscom
Synopsis:
The Legionnaires try to trap Starfinger.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story continues from previous story.

Part II: The Secret of Starfinger! (Table of Contents)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
John Forte
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
Shelley Eiber
Letters:
Milt Snapinn

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Lightning Lad [also as Starfinger]; Superboy; Matter-Eater Lad; Ultra Boy; Saturn Girl; Light Lass; Cosmic Boy; Brainiac 5; Chameleon Boy; Triplicate Girl; Star Boy; Phantom Girl; Mon-El]; Dr. Hanscom
Synopsis:
The Legionnaires trap Starfinger and discover he is Lightning Lad and that he was hypnotized by Dr. Lanscom.
Reprints:

The Insect Queen of Smallville (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
George Papp
Inks:
George Papp
Colors:
Shelley Eiber
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Lana Lang [also as Insect Queen]; Mrs. Lang
Synopsis:
Lana helps an alien who rewards her with a ring that gives her the powers of insects.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Origin of Lana Lang's Insect Queen identity.

Part I: The Weddings That Wrecked the Legion (Table of Contents)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
John Forte
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
Karin Orlando
Letters:
Vivian Berg

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Sun Boy; Light Lass; Cosmic Boy; Superboy; Brainiac 5; Chameleon Boy; Ultra Boy; Phantom Girl; Saturn Girl; Lightning Lad; Mon-El; Shrinking Violet; Triplicate Girl; Colossal Boy
Synopsis:
Two pairs of Legionnaires marry, leaving membership spots open for some secret agents who plan to join in disguise.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Brainiac 5 elected Legion leader.

Part II: The Legionnaire Dropouts! (Table of Contents)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
John Forte
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
Karin Orlando
Letters:
Milt Snapinn

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Brainiac 5; Element Lad; Mon-El; Cosmic Boy; Chameleon Boy; Saturn Girl; Phantom Girl; Lightning Lad; Ultra Boy]; Night Girl; Size Lad; Chlorophyll Kid; Blackout Boy; Magnetic Kid; Proty II
Synopsis:
The secret agents join the group and turn on the Legionnaires, but it was all a ruse to flush them out.
Reprints:

The Menace of the Sinister Super-Babies (Table of Contents)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 14.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
John Forte
Inks:
John Forte
Colors:
George Roberts
Letters:
Vivian Berg

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Star Boy; Ultra Boy; Chameleon Boy; Matter-Eater Lad; Saturn Girl; Element Lad; Light Lass; Invisible Kid; Brainiac 5]; Time Trapper; Glorith
Synopsis:
The Time Trapper sends Glorith to turn the Legionnaires into children. But the child Legionnaires cause such havoc, that when Brainiac 5 and Superboy cross the Time Trapper's barrier, he agrees to reverse the process if they will go away and leave him alone.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Original splash page from the second chapter eliminated.

The Sacrifice of Kid Psycho (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 7.66 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
George Papp
Inks:
George Papp
Colors:
Jeanine Casey
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Kid Psycho; Legion of Super-Heroes [Saturn Girl; Cosmic Boy; Chameleon Boy; Lightning Lad; Sun Boy]
Synopsis:
Kid Psycho comes from the Legion's time and impresses Superboy, who returns with him to the 30th century for reconsideration of Kid Psycho's petition for membership. But when Superboy learns the reason Kid Psycho was rejected, he suggests that he be made the Legion's secret weapon.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

origin and first appearance of Kid Psycho

Starfire is Gettiing Married (Table of Contents)

New Teen Titans / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Starfire; Nightwing

Indexer Notes

Promo for New Teen Titans comic.

Hunters of the Super-Beasts (Table of Contents)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 18.66 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
John Forte
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
George Roberts
Letters:
Vivian Berg

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Phantom Girl; Lightning Lad; Superboy; Brainiac 5; Sun Boy; Mon-El; Invisible Kid; Chameleon Boy; Saturn Girl; Colossal Boy; Star Boy; Phantom Girl]; Heroes of Lallor [Beast Boy; Evolvo Lad; Gas Girl; Life Lass; Duplicate Boy]
Synopsis:
The Legionnaires need Beast Boy for a case, but he has turned his back on humanity. When they try to track down Beast Boy, he runs and ends up giving his life to save a young girl who is nice to him.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Original splash page from second chapter eliminated.

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know... (Table of Contents)

Who's Who / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Promo for DC's "Who's Who" series. The bottom third of page 88 of the digest.

The Story Behind the Stories (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Paul Levitz (signed)
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
L-2067

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Annotation of the issues Legion stories.

The Legion faces -- Traitors! Beasts! Marriage! (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; Saturn Girl; Ultra Boy; Brainiac 5; Colossal Boy; Chameleon Boy]

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Scene from interior story.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Starfinger]
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  2. 1. Best of DC -- The Legion of Super-Heroes
  3. 2. Starfinger!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  4. 3. ["Seeing all the old LEGION stories again..."]
    Digest Forum
  5. 4. Part I: The True Identity of Starfinger!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  6. 5. Part II: The Secret of Starfinger!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  7. 6. The Insect Queen of Smallville
    Superboy
  8. 7. Part I: The Weddings That Wrecked the Legion
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  9. 8. Part II: The Legionnaire Dropouts!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  10. 9. The Menace of the Sinister Super-Babies
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  11. 10. The Sacrifice of Kid Psycho
    Superboy
  12. 11. Starfire is Gettiing Married
    New Teen Titans
  13. 12. Hunters of the Super-Beasts
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  14. 13. Everything You Ever Wanted To Know...
    Who's Who
  15. 14. The Story Behind the Stories
  16. 15. The Legion faces -- Traitors! Beasts! Marriage!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Merlin Haas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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