([July] 2008)

DC, 2008 Series
 
Volume:
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Price:
24.99 USD; 27.99 CAD
Pages:
168
Indicia frequency:
?
On-sale date:
2008-07-16
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
?
ISBN:
978-1-4012-1819-5 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
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Editing:
Bob Harras (collected edition); Matt Idelson (Editor - original series); Nachie Castro (Associate Editor - original series)
Format:
Color; Standard Modern Age US; Hardcover; Collected Edition

Long Live the Legion! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Gary Frank
Inks:
Jon Sibal
Colors:
Dave McCaig
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Legion of Super-Heroes [Lightning Lad; Blok; Dawnstar; Polar Boy; Colossal Boy; Shrinking Violet; Saturn Girl; Cosmic Boy; Invisible Kid [Jacques Foccart]; Brainiac 5; Night Girl; Ultra Boy; Shadow Lass; Phantom Girl; Chameleon Girl [Yera Allon]; Timber Wolf; Lightning Lass; Sun Boy]
Reprints:
Keywords:
Lightning Saga

Indexer Notes

This is a wraparound cover; only the front is reprinted, the rest is original.

[Title Page] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Gary Frank
Inks:
Jon Sibal
Colors:
Dave McCaig
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Legion of Super-Heroes [Saturn Girl; Lightning Lad; Cosmic Boy; Polar Boy]
Keywords:
Lightning Saga

Indexer Notes

Superman and the Legion panel from Action #863 page 17.

[Credits] (Table of Contents)

Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes / credits / 3 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Gary Frank
Inks:
Jon Sibal
Colors:
Dave McCaig
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Legion of Super-Heroes [Brainiac 5; Colossal Boy; Chameleon Girl [Yera Allon]; Sun Boy; Polar Boy; Shadow Lass; Lightning Lass; Timber Wolf; Lightning Lad; Dawnstar; Ultra Boy; Night Girl; Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Blok; Phantom Girl; Invisible Kid [Jacques Foccart]; Wildfire] ; Earth-Man [Absorbancy Boy]
Keywords:
Lightning Saga

Indexer Notes

Panels from Action #863 page 17, Action #859 page 18, Action #858 page 10, Action #861 page 4, Action #859 page 7, Action #858 page 27, and Action #858 page 19; reprinted elsewhere in this book.

Introduction (Table of Contents)

Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Keith Giffen
Pencils:
Gary Frank
Inks:
Jon Sibal
Colors:
Dave McCaig
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Cosmic Boy
Reprints:
Keywords:
Lightning Saga

Indexer Notes

Panels from Action #858 page 10, page 19, and page 16; reprinted elsewhere in this book.

Dedicated to the memory of Curt Swan (Table of Contents)

Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gary Frank
Inks:
Jon Sibal
Colors:
Dave McCaig
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Panel from Action #858 page 3.

Cover to Action Comics 858 (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Gary Frank (signed)
Inks:
Gary Frank (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Reprints:

Variant Cover [to Action Comics 858] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Gary Frank
Inks:
Gary Frank
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Brainiac Robot
Reprints:

Chapter One - Alien World (Table of Contents)

Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 30 pages (report information)

Script:
Geoff Johns
Pencils:
Gary Frank
Inks:
Jon Sibal
Colors:
Dave McCaig
Letters:
Rob Leigh

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Brainiac Time Diver Robot; Brainiac 5; Cosmic Boy (flashback); Saturn Girl (flashback); Lightning Lad (flashback); Legion of Super-Heroes [Shadow Lass; Princess Projectra; Colossal Boy; Triplicate Girl; Star Boy; Light Lass; Phantom Girl; Ultra Boy; Sun Boy; Mon-El; Chameleon Boy; Brainiac 5; Shrinking Violet; Bouncing Boy; Dream Girl; Karate Kid; Ferro Lad; Matter-Eater Lad; Invisible Kid [Lyle Norg]; Element Lad; Timber Wolf] (flashback, cameo); Colossal Boy; Dawnstar; Wildfire; Juun (cameo); Mara (cameo); General Zod (photo)
Synopsis:
Parents on a dying world send their baby to Earth in the 31st century, but instead of being accepted like Superman was, the people who find it decide to kill it. Back in the 21st century, a giant Brainiac-like robot is menacing Metropolis, but turns out to be a Time Diver sent by Brainiac 5 to restore Superman's memories and bring him back to the 31st century to help. Superman remembers back to when he first met the Legion back in high school. He travels to the 31st century via time bubble, but is attacked by Science Police officers. He's helped by some Legionnaires, but he discovers he has lost his power as Earth's sun has turned red.
Reprints:
Keywords:
flight ring; Lightning Saga; time bubble

Indexer Notes

Story continues in the next story sequence. The Interlac dialog on page 15 is translated as follows: "THERE HE IS." and "TURN YOUR LEGION TRANSLATORS ON."

Cover to Action Comics 859 (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Gary Frank (signed)
Inks:
Gary Frank (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman (statue); Lightning Lad (statue); Dawnstar (statue); Cosmic Boy (statue); Saturn Girl (statue); Brainiac 5 (statue); Phantom Girl (statue); Wildfire (statue); Colossal Boy (statue)
Reprints:

Variant Cover [to Action Comics 859] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Andy Kubert (signed)
Inks:
Andy Kubert (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lightning Lad; Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batcave; Lightning Saga

Chapter Two - Illegal Aliens (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Geoff Johns
Pencils:
Gary Frank
Inks:
Jon Sibal
Colors:
Dave McCaig
Letters:
Rob Leigh

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Lightning Lad; Colossal Boy; Dawnstar; Wildfire; Invisible Kid [Jacques Foccart] (cameo); Phantom Girl (cameo); Ultra Boy (cameo); Shrinking Violet (cameo); Blok (cameo)]; Justice League [Earth-Man [Absorbancy Boy]; Spider-Girl; Tusker; Golden Boy; Storm Boy; Radiation Roy] (introduction); Miss Niwtyn (cameo); Maetthu (cameo); Ariel (cameo)
Synopsis:
Cosmic Boy, Lightning Lad, and Saturn Girl dig their way into the old Batcave, looking for evidence that Krypton existed. But the new Justice League, consisting of Legion applicants who were rejected, find them and fight, overcoming them. They are proclaiming that Earth is for humans, that all aliens are to be deported, and Superman was not an alien, but from Earth. Superman is briefed by his Legion colleagues, and discovers what's been going on. Earth-Man, the leader of the Justice League, imprisons the newly-captured Legionnaires, and absorbs their powers, revealing that he has many more Legionnaires held in stasis. Superman wants to track down Brainiac 5, and his team goes to an alien holding camp to do so.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Alien Holding Camp 6736; Batcave; Human Cultural Center; Lightning Saga

Indexer Notes

Story continued from the previous story sequence, and continues in the next story sequence. Alien Holding Camp 6736 appears to be modeled on the first Legion Clubhouse (the upside-down rocket). The members of the Justice League were all former Legion rejects pre-Crisis, having been rejected in Adventure Comics #301, 320, 323, 331, and Superboy #218. Miss Niwtyn's full name is Ethel Lyn Niwtyn, also known as another reject, Eye-Ful Ethel. The Superman hologram on page 16 is an homage to Superman (DC, 1939 series) #1.

Cover to Action Comics 860 (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Gary Frank (signed)
Inks:
Gary Frank (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice League [Earth-Man [Absorbancy Boy]; Spider-Girl; Tusker; Golden Boy; Radiation Roy; Storm Boy]
Reprints:

Variant Cover [to Action Comics 860] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Steve Lightle (signed)
Inks:
Steve Lightle (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Polar Boy
Reprints:
Keywords:
Lightning Saga

Chapter 3: Lightning and Shadows (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Geoff Johns
Pencils:
Gary Frank
Inks:
Jon Sibal
Colors:
Dave McCaig
Letters:
Rob Leigh

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Legion of Super-Heroes [Colossal Boy; Dawnstar; Wildfire; Polar Boy; Shadow Lass; Night Girl; Lightning Lass; Timber Wolf; Brainiac 5 (cameo)]; Justice League [Earth-Man [Absorbancy Boy]; Spider-Girl; Tusker; Golden Boy; Storm Boy; Radiation Roy]; Batman (statue); Wonder Woman (statue); Colu
Synopsis:
Earth-Man and his Justice League discover that Superman has returned. Superman and his colleagues attack an alien holding camp, trying to find Brainac 5. Dawnstar discovers that Brainy has teleported back to Colu. They free Polar Boy, and escape to their underground headquarters. They send off-planet the other aliens they rescued, but Earth-Man, using Saturn Girl's stolen powers, tracks them, and he and the Justice League attack. Superman's team is placed in a shuttle while the others battle. They go to Colu, but are captured by the intelligence collection of Colu, led by Brainiac 5.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Alien Holding Camp 6736; Lightning Saga

Indexer Notes

Story continued from the previous story sequence, and continues in the next story sequence.

Cover to Action Comics 861 (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Gary Frank (signed)
Inks:
Gary Frank (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Reprints:

Variant Cover [to Action Comics 861] (Table of Contents)

Superman 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:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Colossal Boy; Dawnstar; Wildfire; Polar Boy; Brainiac 5; Justice League [Earth-Man [Absorbancy Boy]; Spider-Girl; Tusker; Golden Boy; Storm Boy; Radiation Roy]
Reprints:
Keywords:
Lightning Saga

Chapter 4 - Chameleons (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Geoff Johns
Pencils:
Gary Frank
Inks:
Jon Sibal
Colors:
Dave McCaig
Letters:
Rob Leigh

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Legion of Super-Heroes [Brainiac 5; Colossal Boy; Dawnstar; Wildfire; Polar Boy; Chameleon Girl [Yera Allon]; Night Girl (cameo); Shadow Lass (cameo); Lightning Lass (cameo); Timber Wolf (cameo); Invisible Kid [Jacques Foccart] (cameo); Phantom Girl (cameo); Ultra Boy (cameo); Shrinking Violet (cameo); Blok (cameo); Cosmic Boy (cameo); Saturn Girl (cameo); Lightning Lad (cameo); Sun Boy (cameo)]; Justice League [Earth-Man [Absorbancy Boy]; Spider-Girl; Tusker; Golden Boy; Storm Boy; Radiation Roy]; Eye-Ful Ethel; Mr. Marshall (cameo, dies); Braal; Titan; Winath; Colu
Synopsis:
Brainiac 5 has captured some of the Legionnaires including Superman. After dismissing the guards, he reveals that he's been trying to hold off an invasion of Earth by the United Planets, waiting for Superman to arrive. But due to problems with the time bubble, Superman arrived months later. He also reveals that they have a plant who is close to the Justice League. After the League spends some time relaxing, we find that the insider has tracked down one other captured Legionnaire, powering a machine. But she is discovered by Earth-Man, and revealed to be Chameleon Girl. Brainy gives the Legionnaires the information they need to know, but before they can leave, they are all discovered, and Brainy has to leave with them, which means without his interference, the war will start in four hours.
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Indexer Notes

Story continued from the previous story sequence, and continues in the next story sequence.

Cover to Action Comics 862 (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Gary Frank (signed)
Inks:
Gary Frank (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Substitute-Heroes [Rainbow Girl; Chlorophyll Kid; Fire Lad; Stone Boy]
Reprints:
Keywords:
Lightning Saga

Variant Cover [to Action Comics 862] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Keith Giffen (signed)
Inks:
Al Milgrom (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Rainbow Girl; Fire Lad; Spider-Girl; Tusker; Storm Boy; Radiation Roy
Reprints:
Keywords:
Lightning Saga

Chapter 5 - Revenge of the Rejects (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Geoff Johns
Pencils:
Gary Frank
Inks:
Jon Sibal
Colors:
Dave McCaig; Hi-Fi
Letters:
Rob Leigh

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Legion of Super-Heroes [Brainiac 5; Colossal Boy; Dawnstar; Wildfire; Polar Boy; Chameleon Girl [Yera Allon]; Night Girl (flashback, cameo); Phantom Girl (flashback, cameo); Chameleon Boy (flashback, cameo); Triplicate Girl (flashback, cameo); Saturn Girl (cameo); Cosmic Boy (cameo); Invisible Kid [Jacques Foccart] (cameo); Shadow Lass (cameo); Lightning Lass (cameo); Timber Wolf (cameo); Lightning Lad (cameo); Sun Boy (cameo)]; Justice League [Earth-Man [Absorbancy Boy]; Spider-Girl; Tusker; Golden Boy; Storm Boy; Radiation Roy]; Eye-Ful Ethel; Legion of Substitute-Heroes [Rainbow Girl; Chlorophyll Kid; Fire Lad; Stone Boy]
Synopsis:
As Superman and his Legion colleagues return to Earth, he decides to call in the Legion of Substitute-Heroes to run interference for them. They do, attacking Justice League headquarters with a space bus. Meanwhile, Superman's team sneaks in, and find the missing Legionnaires, along with the crystal tablet that proclaimed that Superman was human, and it appears genuine. They also find Sun Boy, and discover the machine he's attached to has changed the sun's color. They also find Chameleon Girl, but as she gets close, they discover that it's really Earth-Man, who attacks them. Earth-Man confronts Superman, whom he hates for being accepted by the Legion when he wasn't. They fight, which Earth-Man gains the upper hand with all the Legionnaires stolen powers versus a powerless Superman. But Superman takes the fight "outside", to Earth orbit.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Lightning Saga

Indexer Notes

Story continued from the previous story sequence, and continues in the next story sequence. The Kryptonese text on the crystal tablet on page 15 reads "THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN".

Cover to Action Comics 863 (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Gary Frank
Inks:
Gary Frank
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Legion of Super-Heroes [Lightning Lad; Blok; Dawnstar; Polar Boy; Colossal Boy; Shrinking Violet; Saturn Girl; Cosmic Boy; Invisible Kid [Jacques Foccart]]
Reprints:
Keywords:
Lightning Saga

Variant Cover [to Action Comics 863] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Gary Frank
Inks:
Gary Frank
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Reprints:

Chapter 6: Sun Rise (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Geoff Johns
Pencils:
Gary Frank
Inks:
Jon Sibal
Colors:
Dave McCaig
Letters:
Rob Leigh

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Earth-Man [Absorbancy Boy]; Legion of Super-Heroes [Brainiac 5; Colossal Boy; Chameleon Girl [Yera Allon]; Sun Boy; Polar Boy (cameo); Shrinking Violet (cameo); Shadow Lass (cameo); Lightning Lass (cameo); Timber Wolf (cameo); Lightning Lad (cameo); Dawnstar (cameo); Ultra Boy (cameo); Night Girl (cameo); Cosmic Boy (cameo); Saturn Girl (cameo); Blok (cameo); Phantom Girl (cameo); Invisible Kid [Jacques Foccart] (cameo); Wildfire (cameo)]
Synopsis:
As the fight in Justice League headquarters continues, Earth-Man pushes a powerless Superman toward Earth, protected only by his flight ring. Superman's Legion colleagues free Chameleon Girl, and unhook Sun Boy from the machine. But the sun won't change until Sun Boy is awakened, which falls to Chameleon Girl. Earth-Man has destroyed Superman's flight ring in low Earth orbit, pushing him to plunge into the sidewalk in front of the old Legion headquarters. But as he approaches, the sun turns back to yellow, and he gets his powers back. He frees some aliens that were just rounded up, and scolds an officer for imprisoning them. But Earth-Man arrives, and uses the stolen Legionnaires powers to fight Superman. But the rest of the Legion arrives, and join the battle. Superman delivers the final blow, knocking out Earth-Man. He and the Legion then confront the invasion force, and convince them to stand down. As the Legion gets ready to return Superman to his time, he reminisces about the first time they did so, and he remembers not feeling so alone anymore.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Lightning Saga

Indexer Notes

Story continued from the previous story sequence. One of the alien prisoners being rounded up on page 6 appears to be Dr. Zoidberg from the "Futurama" TV show.

[Sketchbook] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Gary Frank
Inks:
Gary Frank
Colors:
Gary Frank
Letters:
Gary Frank

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Timber Wolf; Radiation Roy; Polar Boy; Rainbow Girl; Chlorophyll Kid; Cosmic Boy; Fire Lad; Dawnstar; Lightning Lad; Stone Boy; Night Girl; Wildfire; Phantom Girl; Colossal Boy; Shadow Lass; Brainiac 5; Spider-Girl; Tusker; Lightning Lass; Saturn Girl
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Indexer Notes

Character sketches for the Legionnaires, Subs, and Justice League.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

blank page(s) / 6 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

Flyleaf pages, and the inside front cover and inside back cover: all blank pages.

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Table of Contents

  1. 0. Long Live the Legion!
    Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes
  2. 1. [Title Page]
    Superman
  3. 2. [Credits]
    Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes
  4. 3. Introduction
    Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes
  5. 4. Dedicated to the memory of Curt Swan
    Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes
  6. 5. Cover to Action Comics 858
    Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes
  7. 6. Variant Cover [to Action Comics 858]
    Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes
  8. 7. Chapter One - Alien World
    Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes
  9. 8. Cover to Action Comics 859
    Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes
  10. 9. Variant Cover [to Action Comics 859]
    Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes
  11. 10. Chapter Two - Illegal Aliens
    Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes
  12. 11. Cover to Action Comics 860
    Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes
  13. 12. Variant Cover [to Action Comics 860]
    Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes
  14. 13. Chapter 3: Lightning and Shadows
    Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes
  15. 14. Cover to Action Comics 861
    Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes
  16. 15. Variant Cover [to Action Comics 861]
    Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes
  17. 16. Chapter 4 - Chameleons
    Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes
  18. 17. Cover to Action Comics 862
    Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes
  19. 18. Variant Cover [to Action Comics 862]
    Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes
  20. 19. Chapter 5 - Revenge of the Rejects
    Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes
  21. 20. Cover to Action Comics 863
    Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes
  22. 21. Variant Cover [to Action Comics 863]
    Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes
  23. 22. Chapter 6: Sun Rise
    Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes
  24. 23. [Sketchbook]
    Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
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