(June 1990)

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Price:
1.75 USD; 2.25 CAD; 0.70 GBP
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC [bullet]
Editing:
Mark Waid (co-editor); Michael Eury (co-editor)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched (#50 squarebound)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Newsboy Legion; Bouncing Boy; Silent Knight / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Karl Kesel (signed)
Inks:
Karl Kesel (signed)
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Newsboy Legion (younger clones) [Big Words; Gabby; Scrapper; Tommy; Flip]; Guardian; Angry Charlie; Bouncing Boy; Shining Knight

The Not-So-Secret Origin of Bouncing Boy (Table of Contents)

Bouncing Boy / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Ty Templeton
Pencils:
Ty Templeton
Inks:
Ty Templeton
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ty Templeton

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Bouncing Boy [Chuck Taine]; Cosmic Boy (cameo); Saturn Girl (cameo); Dr. F'toora (cameo)
Synopsis:
A lab assistant drinks a super-plastic fluid by mistake, becomes super-bouncy, and gets rejected and then accepted as a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes.

Secrets of the Cadmus D. N. A. Project (Table of Contents)

Newsboy Legion / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Karl Kesel
Pencils:
Karl Kesel
Inks:
Karl Kesel
Colors:
Tom Ziuko
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Newsboy Legion (younger clones) [Gabby; Flip; Tommy; Big Words; Scrapper]; Newsboy Legion (adults) [Gabby [John Gabrielli]; Tommy Thompkins; Big Words; Scrapper; Flip [Walter Johnson, Jr.]]; Guardian; Dabney Donovan; Dubblex (flashback, cameo); Angry Charlie; Dragorin (cameo)
Synopsis:
The adult Newsboy Legion discuss the history of Project Cadmus. Their younger clones explore an underground world beneath the Project, where they meet DNAlien Angry Charlie and mad scientist Dabney Donovan.

Indexer Notes

This story shows the origins of the original Guardian and Newsboy Legion, and their DNA descendents in the contemporary Superman books.

The Silent Knight (Table of Contents)

Silent Knight / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script:
Jan Strnad
Pencils:
John Koch
Inks:
Gary Martin
Colors:
Tom McCraw
Letters:
John Workman
Editing:
Mark Waid

Genre:
adventure; historical
Characters:
Silent Knight [Brian]; Lady Celia Penbrook; King Edwin Penbrook; Sir Oswald; Sir Grot; Slasher
Synopsis:
When young, stuttering stable boy Brian is bullied, King Edwin orderes Sir Grot to train him in self-defense. King Edwin is slain in a joust by his evil brother Oswald, who assumes the throne. Brian finds King Edwin's enchanted armor, puts it on, saves Lady Celia from being killed, and allows Oswald to think that he is being haunted by the ghost of his brother.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Secret Admirers / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Mark Waid; Michael Eury
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Includes letters from Jim Kelly, Bob Dobiesz and Daniel Robert.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Newsboy Legion; Bouncing Boy; Silent Knight
  2. 1. The Not-So-Secret Origin of Bouncing Boy
    Bouncing Boy
  3. 2. Secrets of the Cadmus D. N. A. Project
    Newsboy Legion
  4. 3. The Silent Knight
    Silent Knight
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Secret Admirers
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Roy Lyons
  • Mark Waid
  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Gregory Fischer