(1978)

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Volume:
7
Price:
2.00 USD
Pages:
76
Indicia frequency:
quarterly
On-sale date:
1977-12-12 ?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC [bullet]
ISBN:
?
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Joe Orlando (Editor, Managing Editor); Paul Levitz (Editorial Consultant)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Tabloid size
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Squarebound or Saddle-stitched

Issue Notes

UPC indicates this is a March issue.

Indicia: "ALL NEW COLLECTORS' EDITION, Vol. 7, No. C-55. Published quarterly by DC COMICS INC., 75 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, N.Y. 10019. Copyright © 1978 by DC Comics Inc. All Rights Reserved. The stories, characters, and incidents mentioned in this magazine are entirely fictional. No actual persons, living or dead, are intended or should be inferred. Printed in U.S.A."


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Mike Grell (signed)
Inks:
Mike Grell (signed)
Colors:
Sol Harrison; Adrienne Roy
Letters:
?

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

Wraparound cover. Adrienne Roy's first coloring for a cover, per Back Issue #51.

The Making of the Myth (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Todd Klein [as TK] (frame)
Inks:
Todd Klein [as TK] (frame)
Letters:
Todd Klein (title); typeset
Job Number:
C-641

Genre:
superhero
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Indexer Notes

Discusses the creation and history of the Legion of Super-Heroes. Printed on inside front cover. Art credits are from Todd Klein's blog.

["Presenting…The longest and most important tale ever told of the Legion of Super-Heroes"] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Mike Grell ?
Inks:
Vince Colletta ?
Colors:
Jerry Serpe; Tony Tollin
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino [as Gaspar]
Job Number:
J-4835

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

Table of contents and credits for this issue. Page numbered as if it is part of the story.

The Millennium Massacre Chapter One (Table of Contents)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Levitz
Pencils:
Mike Grell
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Colors:
Jerry Serpe
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Lightning Lad; Saturn Girl; Chameleon Boy; Princess Projectra; Karate Kid; Shadow Lass; Mon-El; Cosmic Boy; Ultra Boy; Sun Boy; Light Lass; Timber Wolf; Shrinking Violet; Tyroc (cameo); Star Boy (cameo); Element Lad; Phantom Girl; Brainiac 5; Dawnstar; Wildfire; Dream Girl; Colossal Boy; Duo Damsel (cameo); Bouncing Boy (cameo)]; Duplicate Boy (cameo); R. J. Brande (cameo); Legion of Substitute-Heroes [Night Girl; Color Kid; Fire Lad; Stone Boy; Polar Boy; Chlorophyll Kid] (cameo); Kid Psycho (cameo); Paul Levitz (cameo); Mike Grell (cameo)
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The Millennium Massacre Chapter Two: Murder by Moonlight (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Paul Levitz
Pencils:
Mike Grell
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Colors:
Jerry Serpe
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino
Job Number:
J-4836

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Lightning Lad; Saturn Girl; Dawnstar; Wildfire; Colossal Boy; Cosmic Boy; Light Lass; Timber Wolf; Phantom Girl]; Oseldan Khan
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The Millennium Massacre Chapter 3: The Twisted History Mystery (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Paul Levitz
Pencils:
Mike Grell
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Colors:
Jerry Serpe
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino
Job Number:
J-4837

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Brainiac 5; Superboy; Sun Boy; Mon-El; Karate Kid; Princess Projectra; Shadow Lass]; the Time Trapper (a Controller); Time Bubble; United Nations building; New York State Pavilion from World's Fair; Shea Stadium
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Paul Levitz ?
Pencils:
Mike Grell
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Colors:
Jerry Serpe; Tony Tollin
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Lightning Lad; Chameleon Boy; Star Boy; Shrinking Violet; Karate Kid; Mon-El; Sun Boy; Bouncing Boy; Invisible Kid; Element Lad; Ultra Boy; Duo Damsel; Colossal Boy; Brainiac 5; Phantom Girl; Light Lass; Dream Girl; Superboy; Tyroc; Shadow Lass]
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Indexer Notes

Shows the original three members and the Super-Hero Clubhouse circa 2959 A.D., then the new headquarters and the members at the time of 2968 A.D., and then today's Legion of 2978 A.D. The first page is numbered (36) as if it is part of the story (the second part of this double-page spread doesn't have a number, but does count as the next story page is 38).

The Millennium Massacre Chapter Four: Showdown at the End of Eternity (Table of Contents)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Levitz
Pencils:
Mike Grell
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Colors:
Jerry Serpe
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino
Job Number:
J-4838

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Sun Boy; Timber Wolf; Light Lass; Dawnstar; Shrinking Violet; Star Boy; Princess Projectra; Karate Kid; Dream Girl; Chameleon Boy; Superboy; Wildfire; Saturn Girl; Lightning Lad; Cosmic Boy; Shadow Lass; Mon-El; Brainiac 5; Colossal Boy; Phantom Girl; Element Lad; Tyroc; Ultra Boy]; Rond Vidar; the Time Trapper (a Controller); Ferro Lad (flashback, cameo); Time Bubble; the Miracle Machine; United Nations building
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Indexer Notes

On the last page, there are two identical word balloons from Superboy (one above his head, one below) with this text: "WILDFIRE... COMING FROM YOU, THAT ALMOST LEAVES ME SPEECHLESS." The letterer didn't notice that he used that text twice, and the editor didn't catch it either.

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; Tony Tollin
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino
Job Number:
J-4839

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Lightning Lad; Duo Damsel; Triplicate Girl; Phantom Girl; Chameleon Boy; Colossal Boy; Supergirl; Superboy; 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
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Indexer Notes

New origins and powers of all Legionnaires, even deceased, reserves, and the Substitutes. Introduction of a new costume for Element Lad that was never used again.

Secrets of the Legion (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Paul Levitz
Pencils:
James Sherman
Inks:
Jack Abel
Colors:
Jerry Serpe; Tony Tollin
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

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

Page numbered as page 8 of the previous sequence.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joe Orlando; Paul Levitz; Mike Grell
Pencils:
Todd Klein [as TK]
Inks:
Todd Klein [as TK]
Letters:
?
Job Number:
C-641-A

Genre:
biography

Indexer Notes

Biographies of Paul Levitz, Michael Jon Grell, Vince Colletta, Jack Abel, James Sherman, Gaspar Saladino, and Jerry Serpe. Levitz and Grell signed theirs (and they are first-person); the others were presumably written by Joe Orlando, as he introduces them. Printed on inside back cover. Art credits are from Todd Klein's blog.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes
  2. 1. The Making of the Myth
  3. 2. ["Presenting…The longest and most important tale ever told of the Legion of Super-Heroes"]
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  4. 3. The Millennium Massacre Chapter One
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  5. 4. The Millennium Massacre Chapter Two: Murder by Moonlight
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  6. 5. The Millennium Massacre Chapter 3: The Twisted History Mystery
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes
  8. 7. The Millennium Massacre Chapter Four: Showdown at the End of Eternity
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  9. 8. The Origins and Powers of the Legionnaires
    The Legion of Super-Heroes
  10. 9. Secrets of the Legion
    The Legion of Super-Heroes
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
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