([June] 2008)

DC, 2008 Series
 
Price:
19.99 USD; 22.99 CAD
Pages:
228
On-sale date:
2008-06-04
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
Brand:
DC [swirl]
ISBN:
978-1-4012-1791-4 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Anton Kawasaki (editor - collected edition)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Cardstock cover
Binding:
Squarebound

Issue Notes

Printed in Canada.

Publication design by Amelia Grohman. Select interior black and white reconstruction by Rick Keene. Specific Drew Moore credits are directly from Drew Moore on Gormuu's DC Archives Message Board.


1,050 Years of the Future (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Mike Grell (figures)
Inks:
Mike Grell (figures)
Colors:
Drew R. Moore (figures)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Chameleon Boy; Star Boy; Dream Girl; Tyroc; Light Lass; Ultra Boy; Colossal Boy]
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Indexer Notes

This cover has a background collage (tinted brown) of the following covers: Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #312, Legion of Super-Heroes Secret Files (DC, 1999 series) #1, Legion of Super-Heroes: The Great Darkness Saga (DC, 1989 series) #[nn], Legion of Super-Heroes, The (DC, 1980 series) #300, Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #219, Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #355, Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes (DC, 2006 series) #31, Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes (DC, 2006 series) #37, Legion, The (DC, 2001 series) #25, Legion, The (DC, 2001 series) #3, Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #354, All-New Collectors' Edition (DC, 1978 series) #C-55, Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #247, and Legion of Super-Heroes (DC, 1994 series) #80.

[Title Pages] (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Title page with just an illustration of the Legion symbol, and the indicia page.

[Table of Contents] (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Table of contents, including credits and reprint sources.

The Future Can Change a Lot in 50 Years. (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Levitz
Pencils:
Mike Grell
Inks:
Mike Grell
Colors:
Drew R. Moore
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Saturn Girl; Tyroc; Light Lass; Ultra Boy; Colossal Boy; Brainiac 5; Karate Kid; Mon-El; Princess Projectra; Lightning Lad

Indexer Notes

Figures from Limited Collectors' Edition (DC, 1972 series) #C-49 [some flipped]; reprinted elsewhere in this book.

The Legion of Super-Heroes! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Mort Weisinger

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lad [as Lightning Boy]; Saturn Girl]
Reprints:

The Legion of Super-Heroes (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Mort Weisinger

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lad [as Lightning Boy]; Saturn Girl] (introduction); Jonathan Kent (cameo)
Synopsis:
Three teens from the future offer Superboy membership in their super-hero club. But when Superboy fails to complete three simple tasks, the Legionnaires pretend to reject him, until they reveal that the three tasks were merely initiation pranks which proved he is a good sport.
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Indexer Notes

First appearance of the Legion of Super-Heroes. Lightning Lad is called Lightning Boy in this story. Several other unidentified Legionnaires appear in the story. The Legionnaires are not yet in their regular costumes.

The Stolen Super-Powers! (Table of Contents)

Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
John Forte
Inks:
John Forte
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Letterese
Editing:
Mort Weisinger

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Shrinking Violet; Bouncing Boy; Sun Boy; Cosmic Boy; Chameleon Boy; Colossal Boy; Saturn Girl; Triplicate Girl; Brainiac 5; Invisible Kid; Matter-Eater Lad; Lightning Lad (death); Ultra Boy; Mon-El; Superboy [Clark Kent]; Supergirl]; Lori Lemaris (cameo); Zaryan the Conqueror
Synopsis:
Saturn Girl tries to sacrifice herself after she finds out that a computer predicts the death of a Legionnaire fighting Zaryan, but Lightning Lad dies instead.
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Indexer Notes

Death of Lightning Lad. Saturn Girl elected Legion leader.

The Super-Sacrifice of the Legionnaires! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein; John Forte (heads)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp
Editing:
Mort Weisinger

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Mon-El; Sun Boy; Lightning Lass; Chameleon Boy; Saturn Girl; Superboy [Clark Kent]; Lightning Lad]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This collection does not mention the credit for John Forte (heads) that we have for the original issue (which was added in 2005 per Bob Bailey prior to this reprint).

Part I: The Super-Sacrifice of the Legionnaires! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Ed Hamilton
Pencils:
John Forte
Inks:
John Forte
Colors:
?
Letters:
Milton Snapinn
Editing:
Mort Weisinger

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy [Clark Kent]; Mon-El; Saturn Girl; Sun Boy; Lightning Lass; Chameleon Boy]; Proty
Synopsis:
The Legionnaires search to find a way to revive Lightning Lad.
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Indexer Notes

The extra 1/3 page is filled with a Legion symbol.

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

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

Script:
Ed Hamilton
Pencils:
John Forte
Inks:
John Forte
Colors:
?
Letters:
Milton Snapinn
Editing:
Mort Weisinger

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy [Clark Kent]; Mon-El; Saturn Girl; Sun Boy; Lightning Lass; Chameleon Boy; Lightning Lad (revived)]; Proty (death)
Synopsis:
Proty substitutes for Saturn Girl, sacrificing his life to revive Lightning Lad.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The extra 1/3 page is filled with a Legion symbol.

["In 1964, when I was twelve and the LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES was six, I decided that I was going to write a comic book script and sell it to DC Comics."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jim Shooter
Pencils:
Curt Swan (cover reprint)
Inks:
George Klein (cover reprint)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset (article); Ira Schnapp (covers)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Ferro Lad (statue); Chemical King (statue); Quantum Queen (statue); Superman; Reflecto (statue); Shadow Woman (statue); Legion of Super-Villains [Cosmic King; Lightning Man; Saturn Queen]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Jim describes what it was like to write the Legion as a teenager, and then to be writing it in 2008. This is accompanied by small reprints of the covers of the issues (written by Jim) that are in the next two sequences.

The Adult Legion! (Table of Contents)

Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Jim Shooter
Pencils:
Jim Shooter (layouts only); Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
Milton Snapinn
Editing:
Mort Weisinger

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Saturn Woman; Brainiac 5; Timber Wolf; Lightning Man; Cosmic Man; Element Man; Polar Man]; Superman; Power Boy (statue); Ferro Lad (statue) [also as Andrew Nolan]; Shadow Woman (statue); Douglas Nolan; Light Lady; Night Woman; Chemical King (statue); Reflecto (statue); Shrinking Violet (statue); Duplicate Man (statue); Ultra Man; Phantom Woman; Ronn Nah; Arna Nah; Mon-El; Brin Londo; Bran Londo; Loni Londo; Tenzil Kem; Gim Allon; Thom Kallor; Nura Kallor; Chuck Taine; Luornu Taine; Legion of Super-Villains [Saturn Queen; Lightning Lord; Cosmic King]
Synopsis:
Superman is summoned to help the adult Legion investigate acts of sabotage. The Legion discovers the saboteur is Ferro Lad's twin brother, but he has been under the mind control of the Legion of Super-Villains.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story continues in following sequence.

The War of the Legions! (Table of Contents)

Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Jim Shooter
Pencils:
Jim Shooter (layouts only); Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
Milton Snapinn
Editing:
Mort Weisinger

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Saturn Woman; Brainiac 5; Lightning Man; Cosmic Man; Element Man; Polar Man; Lex Luthor (descendant, introduction); Mr. Mxyzptlk (descendant, introduction)]; Superman; Ferro Man [Douglas Nolan] (cameo); Legion of Super-Villains [Saturn Queen; Lightning Lord; Cosmic King; Echo (introduction); Beauty Blaze (introduction)]; Universe Tower
Synopsis:
The Legion is lured into separate traps by the Legion of Super-Villains, but are saved by the current day Lex Luthor and Mr. Mxyzptlk.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story continued from the preceding sequence.

[Limited Collectors' Edition #C-49 Cover] (Table of Contents)

Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes / cover reprint (on interior page) / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Mike Grell [as MG]
Inks:
Mike Grell [as MG]
Colors:
Drew R. Moore (recoloring)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy [Clark Kent]; Saturn Girl; Tyroc; Light Lass; Ultra Boy; Colossal Boy; Dream Girl; Star Boy; Chameleon Boy; Princess Projectra; Timber Wolf; Sun Boy; Shrinking Violet; Lightning Lad; Mon-El; Karate Kid; Brainiac 5; Shadow Lass; Wildfire; Element Lad; Duo Damsel; Phantom Girl]
Reprints:

The Legion's Home Base (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Pencils:
Jim Shooter (layout); Curt Swan (finished pencils)
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
Drew R. Moore (recoloring)
Letters:
?

Reprints:

More of the Legion Headquarters Complex (Table of Contents)

Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan; Dave Cockrum; Mike Grell
Inks:
Jack Abel; Dave Cockrum; Mike Grell
Colors:
Drew R. Moore (recoloring)
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Karate Kid; Dream Girl; Porcupine Pete; Infectious Lass; Molecule Master; Superboy [Clark Kent]; Colossal Boy; Phantom Girl; Shadow Lass; Mon-El; Duo Damsel; Sun Boy; Brainiac 5; Timber Wolf; Princess Projectra; Shrinking Violet; Wildfire
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This constructed set of pages is composed of panel reprints from various issues that illustrate various parts of the headquarters complex. Specifics per panel:

First page: from Superboy #201 second story page 2 (by Cockrum), from Superboy #201 second story page 2 (by Cockrum), from Adventure Comics #371 first story page 11 (by Swan/Abel), from Superboy #203 page 15 (by Grell), from Superboy #201 first story page 1 (by Cockrum), from Superboy #201 first story page 2 (by Cockrum), from Superboy #201 first story page 7 (by Cockrum), and from Adventure Comics #369 page 3 (by Swan/Abel).

Second page: from Adventure Comics #369 page 2 (by Swan/Abel), from Superboy #209 second story page 3 (by Grell), from Superboy #206 first story page 13 (by Grell), from Superboy #201 second story page 3 (by Cockrum), from Superboy #209 first story page 3 (by Grell), from Superboy #213 first story page 2 (by Grell), and from Superboy #201 first story page 10 (by Cockrum).

[Superboy #212 Cover] (Table of Contents)

Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Mike Grell (signed)
Inks:
Mike Grell (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Murray Boltinoff; Jack Harris (assistant)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Karate Kid; Superboy [Clark Kent]; Light Lass; Timber Wolf; Matter-Eater Lad; Cosmic Boy; Shrinking Violet; Phantom Girl; Shadow Lass (vignette); Brainiac 5 (vignette); Mon-El (vignette); Saturn Girl (vignette)]; Esper Lass; Magno Lad; Phantom Lad; Micro Lad
Reprints:

Last Fight for a Legionnaire (Table of Contents)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Jim Shooter
Pencils:
Mike Grell
Inks:
Mike Grell
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda
Editing:
Murray Boltinoff; Jack Harris (assistant)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Timber Wolf; Karate Kid; Superboy [Clark Kent]; Light Lass; Chameleon Boy; Cosmic Boy; Matter-Eater Lad; Phantom Girl; Saturn Girl; Shrinking Violet; Ferro Lad (statue)]; Chameleon Kid; Magno Lad; Esper Lass; Phantom Lad; Calorie Queen; Micro Lad
Synopsis:
Six Legion applicants from the same planets as six Legionnaires challenge them for their positions on the team.
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Indexer Notes

This includes the extra page (8A) that was intended for Superboy #212 but cut, but later showed up in Amazing World of DC Comics, The (DC, 1974 series) #9 in black and white (first published in color in Legion of Super-Heroes Archives, The (DC, 1991 series) #11).

[All-New Collectors' Edition #C-55 Cover] (Table of Contents)

Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes / cover reprint (on interior page) / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Mike Grell (signed)
Inks:
Mike Grell (signed)
Colors:
Sol Harrison (original colors); Drew R. Moore (recoloring)
Letters:
typeset
Editing:
Joe Orlando (Editor, Managing Editor); Paul Levitz (Editorial Consultant)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy [Clark Kent]; Lightning Lad; Saturn Girl; Karate Kid; Cosmic Boy; Mon-El; Wildfire; Princess Projectra; Timber Wolf]
Reprints:

The Origins and Powers of the Legionnaires (Table of Contents)

The Legion of Super-Heroes / text article / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Levitz
Pencils:
James Sherman
Inks:
Jack Abel
Colors:
Jerry Serpe (original colors); Tony Tollin (original colors); Drew R. Moore (recoloring)
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino
Editing:
Joe Orlando (Editor, Managing Editor); Paul Levitz (Editorial Consultant)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Lightning Lad; Duo Damsel; Triplicate Girl; Phantom Girl; Chameleon Boy; Colossal Boy; Supergirl; Superboy [Clark Kent]; Brainiac 5; Ultra Boy; Star Boy; Shrinking Violet; Sun Boy; Bouncing Boy; Mon-El; Matter-Eater Lad; Element Lad; Light Lass; Dream Girl; Princess Projectra; Karate Kid; Shadow Lass; Timber Wolf; Wildfire; Tyroc; Dawnstar; Ferro Lad (statue); Invisible Kid (statue); Chemical King (statue); Pete Ross; Jimmy Olsen; Insect Queen; Rond Vidar; Kid Psycho; Polar Boy; Night Girl; Stone Boy; Fire Lad; Color Kid; Chlorophyll Kid
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Origins and powers of all Legionnaires as of 1978, even deceased, reserves, and the Substitutes.

Secrets of the Legion (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Paul Levitz
Pencils:
James Sherman
Inks:
Jack Abel
Colors:
Jerry Serpe (original colors); Tony Tollin (original colors); Drew R. Moore (recoloring)
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino
Editing:
Joe Orlando (Editor, Managing Editor); Paul Levitz (Editorial Consultant)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Saturn Girl; flight ring; telepathic plug; Legion cruiser
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Page-numbered as page 8 of the previous sequence.

[The Legion of Super-Heroes #300 Cover] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Carmine Infantino (Supergirl); Paris Cullins (Invisible Kid); George Perez (Colossal Boy); Joe Kubert (Dawnstar); Kurt Schaffenberger (Superboy); Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (Sun Boy); Don Heck (White Witch); Jim Aparo (Karate Kid); Jan Duursema (Queen Projectra); Gene Colan (Timber Wolf); Dave Cockrum (Phantom Girl): Walter Simonson (Blok); George Tuska (Star Boy); Jim Sherman (Dream Girl); Howard Chaykin (Brainiac 5); Curt Swan (Ultra Boy); Howard Bender (Wildfire); Keith Giffen (Cosmic Boy, Proty II); Dick Giordano (Saturn Girl); Larry Mahlstedt (Lightning Lad); Gil Kane (Mon-El); Trevor von Eeden (Element Lad); Joe Orlando (Chameleon Boy); Ross Andru (Shadow Lass); Ernie Colon (Duo Damsel); Joe Staton (Bouncing Boy)
Inks:
Bob Oksner (Supergirl); Paris Cullins (Invisible Kid); George Perez (Colossal Boy); Joe Kubert (Dawnstar); Kurt Schaffenberger (Superboy); Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (Sun Boy); Don Heck (White Witch); Jim Aparo (Karate Kid); Jan Duursema (Queen Projectra); Frank Giacoia (Timber Wolf); Dave Cockrum (Phantom Girl); Walter Simonson (Blok); Mike DeCarlo (Star Boy); Jim Sherman (Dream Girl); Howard Chaykin (Brainiac 5); Curt Swan (Ultra Boy); Dave Hunt (Wildfire); Larry Mahlstedt (Cosmic Boy); Dick Giordano (Saturn Girl); Keith Giffen (Lightning Lad); Gil Kane (Mon-El); Trevor von Eeden (Element Lad); Joe Orlando (Chameleon Boy); Dan Adkins (Proty II); Romeo Tanghal (Shadow Lass); Ernie Colon (Duo Damsel); Joe Staton (Bouncing Boy)
Colors:
?
Editing:
Karen Berger

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Invisible Kid [Jacques Foccart]; Colossal Boy; Dawnstar; Superboy [Clark Kent]; Sun Boy; White Witch; Karate Kid; Queen Projectra; Timber Wolf; Phantom Girl; Shrinking Violet; Blok; Star Boy; Dream Girl; Brainiac 5; Ultra Boy; Wildfire; Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Lightning Lad; Mon-El; Element Lad; Chameleon Boy; Proty II; Shadow Lass [Shadow Woman]; Duo Damsel; Bouncing Boy]
Reprints:

The Future Is Forever! (Table of Contents)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script:
Keith Giffen (plot); Paul Levitz (plot, script)
Pencils:
Keith Giffen
Inks:
Larry Mahlstedt
Colors:
Carl Gafford (original colors); Drew R. Moore (recoloring)
Letters:
John Costanza
Editing:
Karen Berger

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy [Clark Kent]; Element Lad; Phantom Girl; Ultra Boy; Colossal Boy; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Invisible Kid [Jacques Foccart]; Rond Vidar; Brainiac 5; Shadow Lass [Shadow Woman]; Mon-El; White Witch; Chameleon Boy; Cosmic Boy; Karate Kid (cameo); Queen Projectra (cameo); Star Boy (cameo); Dream Girl (cameo); Blok (cameo); Wildfire (cameo); Dawnstar (cameo); Timber Wolf (cameo); Bouncing Boy (cameo); Duo Damsel (cameo); Sun Boy (cameo); Saturn Girl (cameo); Lightning Lad (cameo); Shrinking Violet (cameo)]; Circadia Senius; Queeg; Douglas Nolan; R. J. Brande; Proty II; Legion of Substitute-Heroes [Chlorophyll Kid; Fire Lad; Polar Boy; Color Kid; Night Girl; Infectious Lass; Porcupine Pete; Stone Boy] (cameo); Kid Psycho (cameo); Dev-Em; Heroes of Lallor [Duplicate Boy; Evolvo Lad; Gas Girl; Life Lass] (cameo); Dr. Gym'll (cameo); Shvaughn Erin (cameo); Elastic Lad [Jimmy Olsen] (cameo); Light Lass (cameo); Wanderers [Celebrand; Dartalg; Elvo; Immorto; Orintho; Psyche; Quantum Queen] (cameo); Matter-Eater Lad (cameo); Paul Levitz (cameo); Keith Giffen (cameo); Larry Mahlstedt (cameo); John Costanza (cameo); Carl Gafford (cameo); Karen Berger (cameo); Garfield (cameo); Spider-Man (cameo); Batman (in shadow); Broot (cameo); Lenny (cameo); Squiggy (cameo)
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Indexer Notes

Pages numbered 1-5, 12, 18-20, 26, 27, 33, 34, 41, 42, 48-55; the framing sequence of this multi-part story.

The Future Is Forever: First Vision (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Keith Giffen (plot); Paul Levitz (plot, script)
Pencils:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors:
Carl Gafford (original colors); Drew R. Moore (recoloring)
Letters:
John Costanza
Editing:
Karen Berger

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Lex Luthor; Lana Lang; Pete Ross; Legion of Super-Heroes [Lightning Lad; Cosmic Boy; Invisible Kid [Lyle Norg]; Colossal Boy; Saturn Girl; Phantom Girl (cameo); Triplicate Girl (cameo); Chameleon Boy (cameo); Bouncing Boy (cameo); Shrinking Violet (cameo); Brainiac 5 (cameo); Sun Boy (cameo)]; time bubble
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Indexer Notes

Pages numbered 6-11 of this multi-part story. Set roughly a year after Superboy joined the Legion. Cosmic Boy uses his magnetic eyes.

The Future Is Forever: Second Vision (Table of Contents)

Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Keith Giffen (plot); Paul Levitz (plot, script)
Pencils:
Howard Bender
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
Carl Gafford (original colors); Drew R. Moore (recoloring)
Letters:
John Costanza
Editing:
Karen Berger

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Sun Boy; Saturn Girl; Triplicate Girl (dies); Light Lass; Colossal Boy; Chameleon Boy (cameo); Phantom Girl (cameo); Ultra Boy (cameo); Star Boy (cameo); Matter-Eater Lad (cameo)]; Legion of Substitute-Heroes [Polar Boy; Night Girl; Color Kid (cameo); Chlorophyll Kid (cameo); Fire Lad (cameo); Stone Boy (cameo)]; Legion of Super-Villains [Lightning Lord; Saturn Queen; Cosmic King]; Computo; Universo (cameo); Persuader (cameo); Nardo (cameo); Shanghalla
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Indexer Notes

Pages numbered 13-17 of this multi-part story. Set around the time of Adventure Comics #341. In addition to printed credits, there is a fake signature of "FORTEST", written in the style of John Forte's signature during this era.

The Future Is Forever: Third Vision (Table of Contents)

Tales of the Adult Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Keith Giffen (plot); Paul Levitz (plot, script)
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Dan Adkins
Colors:
Carl Gafford (original colors); Drew R. Moore (recoloring)
Letters:
John Costanza
Editing:
Karen Berger

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Chameleon Man; Element Man; Sun Man; Karate King; Timber Wolf; Matter-Eater Lad (statue); Saturn Girl (statue); Cosmic Boy (statue); Shadow Woman (statue); Lightning Lad (statue); Shrinking Violet (statue); Ferro Lad (statue); Quantum Queen (statue)]; Fatal Five [Persuader; Tharok; Emerald Emperess; Mano; Validus]
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Indexer Notes

Pages numbered 18-22 of this multi-part story. Set around the time of Adventure Comics #354. Shadow Woman's statue is even deliberately miscolored Caucasian as it was in that issue.

The Future Is Forever: Fourth Vision (Table of Contents)

A New Tale of the Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Keith Giffen (plot); Paul Levitz (plot, script)
Pencils:
Dave Cockrum
Inks:
Dave Cockrum
Colors:
Carl Gafford (original colors); Drew R. Moore (recoloring)
Letters:
John Costanza
Editing:
Karen Berger

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Wildfire; Ultra Man; Superman [Clark Kent]; Colossal Man; Phantom Woman; Chemical King (cameo); Tyroc (cameo); Brainiac 5 (cameo); Element Man (cameo); Sun Man (cameo); Ferro Lad (photo); Invisible Kid [Lyle Norg] (photo); Shadow Lass (photo); Karate Kid (photo)]; Thom Kallor; Nura Nal
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Indexer Notes

Pages numbered 28-32 of this multi-part story. Set around the time of Superboy #190.

The Future Is Forever: Fifth Vision (Table of Contents)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Keith Giffen (plot); Paul Levitz (plot, script)
Pencils:
James Sherman
Inks:
James Sherman
Colors:
Carl Gafford (original colors); Drew R. Moore (recoloring)
Letters:
John Costanza
Editing:
Karen Berger

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Light Lass; Lightning Lad; Saturn Girl; Dream Girl; White Witch; Princess Projectra; Sun Boy; Colossal Boy; Cosmic Boy; Brainiac 5 (cameo); Shrinking Violet (cameo); Shadow Lass (cameo); Karate Kid (cameo); Phantom Girl (cameo)]; Mordru
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Pages numbered 35-40 of this multi-part story. Set around the time of Superboy & the Legion of Super-Heroes #245.

The Future Is Forever: Sixth Vision (Table of Contents)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Keith Giffen (plot); Paul Levitz (plot, script)
Pencils:
Joe Staton
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Colors:
Carl Gafford (original colors); Drew R. Moore (recoloring)
Letters:
John Costanza
Editing:
Karen Berger

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Colossal Boy; Element Lad; Lightning Lad; Wildfire; Karate Kid; Blok; Dawnstar; Dream Girl (cameo); Chameleon Boy (cameo); Star Boy (cameo); Timber Wolf (cameo); Brainiac 5 (cameo); Matter-Eater Lad (cameo); Ultra Boy (cameo); Phantom Girl (cameo); Shrinking Violet (cameo)]; The Dark Man
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Indexer Notes

Pages numbered 43-47 of this multi-part story. Set around the time of Legion of Super-Heroes #259.

The Legion Constitution (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Levitz
Pencils:
? (spot graphics)
Inks:
? (spot graphics)
Colors:
? (spot graphics)
Letters:
typeset
Editing:
Karen Berger

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This reprint says that it is adapted from Who's Who in the Legion of Super-Heroes (DC, 1988 series) #2-6, but it's really an exact reprint of the article in the Secret Files issue. The information in both that and the Who's Who issues was extracted/edited from four years earlier from Legion of Super-Heroes, The (DC, 1980 series) #308 (February 1984). And much of the information was published in tidbits in even earlier stories, and in places such as Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #325-326 and Legion of Super-Heroes (DC, 1973 series) #1 (February 1973).

Pinup by Steve Lightle (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Steve Lightle (signed)
Inks:
Steve Lightle (signed)
Colors:
Drew R. Moore
Editing:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Sensor Girl; Ultra Boy; Phantom Girl; Lightning Lass; Dawnstar; Chameleon Boy; Mon-El; Timber Wolf; Quislet; Tellus; Polar Boy; Blok; Invisible Kid [Jacques Foccart]; Saturn Girl; Wildfire]
Reprints:
  • from The History of the DC Universe Portfolio (DC, 1987 series) #[nn]

Indexer Notes

The original was in black and white.

Zero Hour and the Legion of Super-Heroes (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Mark Waid
Pencils:
Stuart Immonen (cover reprint)
Inks:
Ron Boyd (cover reprint)
Colors:
Tom McCraw (original cover colors)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Live Wire; Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Mark describes what it was like to write the Legion when it was rebooted in 1994, and what it was like to index the original series in 1985. This is a new article accompanied by a small cover reprint.

Time and Chance (Table of Contents)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom McCraw; Mark Waid
Pencils:
Stuart Immonen
Inks:
Ron Boyd
Colors:
Tom McCraw (original colors)
Letters:
Bob Pinaha
Editing:
KC Carlson; Mike McAvennie (Assistant Editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Live Wire [Garth Ranzz]; Cosmic Boy [Rokk Krinn]; Saturn Girl [Imra Ardeen]]; R. J. Brande; Luornu Durgo; Roderick Doyle; President Chu; Oto; Jando; Shvaughn Erin; Quav; Hagbard; Mekt Ranzz; Ayla Ranzz; Mr. Cuspin; Sgt. Bendah; Superman (hologram); Batman (hologram); Flash (hologram); Wonder Woman (hologram)
Synopsis:
When three youths with fantastic powers save billionaire R. J. Brande from an assassination attempt, he offers to sponsor them in an organization meant to emulate the super-heroes of a millennium ago.
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[Legion of Super-Heroes #80 Cover] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Alan Davis
Inks:
Mark Farmer
Colors:
Patrick Martin (original colors)
Letters:
typeset
Editing:
KC Carlson; Mike McAvennie (assistant)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Spark; Kinetix; Ultra Boy; Live Wire; Cosmic Boy; Leviathan; Gates; Saturn Girl; Andromeda; Element Lad; Invisible Kid; Chameleon; Violet; Brainiac 5; Triad; XS; Star Boy]
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Pinup by Phil Jimenez (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Phil Jimenez (signed)
Inks:
Phil Jimenez (signed)
Colors:
Tom McCraw
Editing:
KC Carlson; Frank Berrios (assistant editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Sun-Eater; Comet Queen; Lume; Chameleon; Sister Andromeda; Atmos; Triad; M'Onel; Superboy [Kon-El]; Mordru; Thunder [CeCe Beck]; Supergirl; Pr'n TinG Er'rr; Validus; a Brain Globe; Empress; Buck Bond; Evisceratronic; Scavenger; Slipstream; Starfinger; Chronos; Dirk Morgna; Konk; Aven; Dragonmage; Violet; Ultra Boy; Apparition; Insect Queen; Tharok; Mano; Persuader; C.O.M.P.U.T.O.; Sklarian Raider; Monstress; Color Kid; President Jeanne Chu; Beast Boy; Fire Lad; Night Girl; Evolvo; R. J. Brande; Tiffany Cross; Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Live Wire; Lightning Lord; Invisible Kid; Marla Latham; Roderick Doyle; Quicksand; Mysa; Tomb; Holdur; Khund Warrior; Composite Man; Warden; Brawler; Nara Minsork; Leland McCauley; Winema Wazzo; Gigi Cusimano; Science Police Officer Deacon; Cannus; Sensor; Chlorophyll Kid; Kid Quantum [Jazmin Cullen]; Splitter; Ferro; Star Boy; Dreamer; Element Lad; Gas Girl; Rond Vidar; Karate Kid; Spider Girl; Particon; Inferno; Polar Boy; Tenzil Kem; Stone Boy; XS; Kinetix; Dr. Ryk'rr; Caress; Bandarkat; Titanor; Bur Rac; Gates; Spark; Umbra; Brainiac 5; Koko; Shvaugh Erin; Magno; Radion; Chuck Taine; Impulse; Atharamites; Roxxas; Dr. Gym'll; Lori Morning; Mantis Morlo; Phantom Lad; Density; Ze Tongue; Cherry Bomb; Time Trapper; Pulsar Stargrave; Emerald Eye; White Triangle Gang; Tangleweb; Proty
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Indexer Notes

Called "The Roll Call" in the table of contents of the original issue.

Bedtime Story (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Paul Levitz
Pencils:
Stuart Immonen
Inks:
George Freeman
Colors:
Tom McCraw (original colors)
Letters:
Bill Oakley
Editing:
Mike Carlin; Mike McAvennie ("advice")

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Rokk Krinn; Pol Krinn; Mekt Ranzz; Garth Ranzz; Ayla Ranzz; Granny Goodness; Jonathan Kent (cameo); Martha Kent (cameo); Clark Kent (cameo); Jenni Ognats; Dawn Allen Ognats; Jeven Ognats; Imra Ardeen; Salu Digby; Querl Dox
Synopsis:
The origin of Superman is told to the children, some of whom will grow up to be Legionnaires.
Reprints:

[The Legion #3 Cover] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Olivier Coipel
Inks:
Andy Lanning
Colors:
Richard Horie; Tanya Horie (original colors)
Editing:
Mike McAvennie

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Brainiac 5; Chameleon; Cosmic Boy; Invisible Kid; Leviathan; Kid Quantum [Jazmin Cullen]; Saturn Girl; Shikari; Triad; Ultra Boy; Umbra; Wildfire]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The Interlac text translates as "THE LEGION" and "ABNETT LANNING COIPEL" (the creators).

Legion World (Table of Contents)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
Dan Abnett; Andy Lanning
Pencils:
Olivier Coipel
Inks:
Andy Lanning
Colors:
Tom McCraw (original colors); Digital Chameleon (original separations)
Letters:
Comicraft
Editing:
Mike McAvennie

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Brainiac 5; Chameleon; Cosmic Boy; Gear; Invisible Kid; Leviathan; Kid Quantum [Jazmin Cullen]; Saturn Girl; Sensor; Shikari; Spark; Triad; Ultra Boy; Umbra; Wildfire]; Chuck Taine; R. J. Brande
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Third Time's the Charm? (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Barry Kitson (cover reprint)
Inks:
Barry Kitson (cover reprint)
Colors:
Nathan Eyring ? (cover reprint)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Legion of Super-Heroes (Earth Prime) [Micro Lad; Ultra Boy; Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lad; Brainiac 5; Light Lass; Triplicate Girl; Karate Kid; Saturn Girl; Shadow Lass; Element Lad; Star Boy; Atom Girl; Sun Boy; Phantom Girl; Projectra; Invisible Kid; Timber Wolf]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A brief description of the 2005-2009 series. This is a new article accompanied by a cover reprint.

[The Legion of Super-Heroes #37 Cover] (Table of Contents)

Legion of Super-Heroes / cover reprint (on interior page) / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Francis Manapul (signed)
Inks:
John Livesay (signed)
Colors:
?
Editing:
Mike Marts; Jeanine Schaefer (associate)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes (Earth Prime) [Star Boy; Light Lass; Element Lad; Sun Boy; Colossal Boy; Brainiac 5; Triplicate Girl; Timber Wolf; Atom Girl; Invisible Kid; Shadow Lass; Karate Kid; Ultra Boy; Chameleon; Lightning Lad; Saturn Girl; Projectra; Phantom Girl]
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[House Advertisement] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

House ad for graphic novels (Kingdom Come, Identity Crisis, Crisis on Infinite Earths, and DC: The New Frontier volume 1).

Travel to the Past to Witness the Future Unfold! (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Promotional text about the contents. Located on the back cover. The covers reprinted on the front cover are also repeated here on the back cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

blank page(s) / 2.66 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

The inside front cover and inside back cover are blank pages, plus two 1/3 page fillers.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. 1,050 Years of the Future
    The Legion of Super-Heroes
  2. 1. [Title Pages]
  3. 2. [Table of Contents]
  4. 3. The Future Can Change a Lot in 50 Years.
  5. 4. The Legion of Super-Heroes!
    Superboy
  6. 5. The Legion of Super-Heroes
    Superboy
  7. 6. The Stolen Super-Powers!
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  8. 7. The Super-Sacrifice of the Legionnaires!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  9. 8. Part I: The Super-Sacrifice of the Legionnaires!
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  10. 9. Part II: The Bravest Legionnaire!
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  11. 10. ["In 1964, when I was twelve and the LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES was six, I decided that I was going to write a comic book script and sell it to DC Comics."]
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  12. 11. The Adult Legion!
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  13. 12. The War of the Legions!
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  14. 13. [Limited Collectors' Edition #C-49 Cover]
    Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes
  15. 14. The Legion's Home Base
  16. 15. More of the Legion Headquarters Complex
    Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes
  17. 16. [Superboy #212 Cover]
    Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes
  18. 17. Last Fight for a Legionnaire
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  19. 18. [All-New Collectors' Edition #C-55 Cover]
    Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes
  20. 19. The Origins and Powers of the Legionnaires
    The Legion of Super-Heroes
  21. 20. Secrets of the Legion
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  22. 21. [The Legion of Super-Heroes #300 Cover]
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  23. 22. The Future Is Forever!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  24. 23. The Future Is Forever: First Vision
    Superboy
  25. 24. The Future Is Forever: Second Vision
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  26. 25. The Future Is Forever: Third Vision
    Tales of the Adult Legion of Super-Heroes
  27. 26. The Future Is Forever: Fourth Vision
    A New Tale of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  28. 27. The Future Is Forever: Fifth Vision
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  29. 28. The Future Is Forever: Sixth Vision
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  30. 29. The Legion Constitution
  31. 30. Pinup by Steve Lightle
  32. 31. Zero Hour and the Legion of Super-Heroes
  33. 32. Time and Chance
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  34. 33. [Legion of Super-Heroes #80 Cover]
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  35. 34. Pinup by Phil Jimenez
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  36. 35. Bedtime Story
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  37. 36. [The Legion #3 Cover]
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  38. 37. Legion World
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  39. 38. Third Time's the Charm?
  40. 39. [The Legion of Super-Heroes #37 Cover]
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  41. 40. [House Advertisement]
  42. 41. Travel to the Past to Witness the Future Unfold!
  43. 42. [no title indexed]
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