(June 1983)

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Volume:
35
Price:
1.50 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1983-03-17
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC [bullet]
Barcode:
0709893067006
Editing:
Karen Berger
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched; Squarebound (#300)
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Legion of Super-Heroes / cover / 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:
Anthony Tollin
Job Number:
C-289

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Supergirl; Invisible Kid; Colossal Boy; Dawnstar; Superboy; Sun Boy; White Witch; Karate Kid; Queen Projectra; Timber Wolf; Phantom Girl; Blok; Star Boy; Dream Girl; Brainiac Five; Ultra Boy; Wildfire; Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Lightning Lad; Mon-El; Element Lad; Chameleon Boy; Proty II; Shadow Lass/Woman; Duo Damsel; Bouncing Boy
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Indexer Notes

The cover of this book was a part of a contest. Readers could try to identify the artist who drew each character. The reader that guessed the most correctly won an autographed page of Giffen/Mahlstedt art from this issue. The contest winner was David C. Zimmerman of St. Louis, MO. Second-prize winners won a Legion poster. Cover credits are credited as revealed in the letter column for Legion of Super-Heroes #306 (December 1983).
Color credits confirmed by Anthony Tollin.

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
Letters:
John Costanza
Job Number:
J-8620

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy [Clark Kent]; Element Lad; Phantom Girl; Ultra Boy; Colossal Boy; Invisible Kid [Jacques Foccart]; Wildfire; Brainiac 5; Mon-El; Shadow Lass [Shadow Woman]; White Witch; Cosmic Boy; Ferro Lad (flashback); Star Boy (cameo); Dream Girl (cameo); Blok (cameo); Dawnstar (cameo); Timber Wolf (cameo); Colossal Boy (cameo); Shrinking Violet (cameo)]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Rond Vidar; Circadia Senius; Douglas Nolan; Queeg; R. J. Brande; Chameleon Boy; Karate Kid (cameo); Queen Projectra (cameo); Bouncing Boy (cameo); Duo Damsel (cameo); Legion of Substitute Heroes (cameo) [Polar Boy; Infectious Lass; Porcupine Pete; Night Girl; Chlorophyll Kid; Fire Lad; Stone Boy; Color Kid]; Kid Psycho (cameo); Dr. Gym'll (cameo); Heroes of Lallor (cameo) [Duplicate Boy; Life Lass; Gas Girl; Evolvo Lad]; Shvaughn Erin (cameo); Elastic Lad [Jimmy Olsen] (cameo); Tornado Twins (cameo) [Don Allen; Dawn Allen]; Light Lass (cameo); Matter-Eater Lad (cameo); Wanderers (cameo) [Celebrand; Quantum Queen; Elvo; Ornitho]; Proty II (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)
Synopsis:
As most of the Legion gathers for a celebration ceremony, Mon-El and Shadow Lass fend off a Khund attack on the Science Asteroid while Brainiac 5 and Rond Vidar, at the Time Institute, are trying to help a patient tortured by visions of several alternate futures.
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Indexer Notes

Pages 1-5, 12, 18-20, 26, 27, 33, 34, 41, 42, 48-55. The last two pages are a double spread illustration featuring active, reserve and honorary Legion members, supporting characters, and Spider-Man, Garfield (from the daily comic strip), Batman (shadow), Lenny and Squiggy (from the TV series Laverne and Shirley), writer Paul Levitz, penciller Keith Giffen, inker Larry Mahlstedt, and editor Karen Berger.

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
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy; Legion of Super-Heroes [Invisible Kid [Lyle Norg]; Colossal Boy; Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Chameleon Boy (cameo); Bouncing Boy (cameo); Sun Boy (cameo); Brainiac 5 (cameo); Shrinking Violet (cameo)]; Lex Luthor; Lana Lang; Pete Ross
Synopsis:
Superboy's Legionnaire friends arrive just in time to foil Lex Luthor's latest plot. Later, Superboy surprises them by resigning, saying that he needs to protect Earth in his own time to honor an oath made to his dying father.
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Indexer Notes

Pages 6-11
A tale of the early Legion (pre-Adventure Comics #300), but in which Superboy's parents the Kents died much sooner.

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

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
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Saturn Girl; Colossal Boy; Light Lass; Chameleon Boy; Ultra Boy; Star Boy; Sun Boy; Phantom Girl; Duo Damsel; Matter-Eater Lad]; Legion of Substitute Heroes [Color Kid; Chlorophyll Lid; Fire Lad; Night Girl; Stone Boy; Polar Boy]; Computo; Legion of Super-Villains [Lightning Lord; Saturn Queen; Cosmic King]
Synopsis:
Computo teams up with the Legion of Super-Villains to kill seven Legionnaires. The Legion of Substitute Heroes joins the Legion to replace the fallen members.
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Indexer Notes

Pages 13-17; drawn in the style of John Forte

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

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
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Chameleon Boy [Chameleon Man]; Sun Boy [Sun Man]; Element Lad [Element Man]; Karate Kid [Karate King]; Timber Wolf]; Fatal Five [Persuader; Tharok; Validus; Emerald Empress; Mano]
Synopsis:
The Adult Legion battles the Fatal Five.
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Indexer Notes

Pages 18-22
Additional members who have died since the first Adult Legion story (Adventure Comics #354-355) include Lightning Man, Saturn Woman, Cosmic Man, Matter-Eater Man, and Queen Projectra

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

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
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Wildfire; Ultra Boy [Ultra Man]; Superman; Colossal Boy [Colossal Man]; Phantom Girl [Phantom Woman]; Element Lad [Element Man]; Tyroc; Chemical King; Sun Boy [Sun Man]]; Thom Kallor [Star Boy]; Nura Kallor [Dream Girl]
Synopsis:
An alternate Adult Legion abolishes the Legion code against killing, which leads to Superman's resignation.
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Indexer Notes

Pages 28-32

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
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Lightning Lad; Saturn Girl; Light Lass; Dream Girl; Princess Projectra; Sun Boy; Colossal Boy; Cosmic Boy; Karate Kid; Phantom Girl; Dawnstar; Shadow Lass; Shrinking Violet; Brainiac 5]; Mordru; White Witch
Synopsis:
Mordru has conquered Earth but the Legion, with the help of the White Witch, drives him away once more.
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Indexer Notes

Pages 35-40

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
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Colossal Boy; Element Lad; Wildfire; Lightning Lad; Dream Girl; Chameleon Boy; Star Boy; Timber Wolf; Karate Kid; Blok; Brainiac 5 (cameo); Ultra Boy (cameo); Phantom Girl (cameo); Shrinking Violet (cameo); Dawnstar]; Matter-Eater Lad (cameo); The Dark Man
Synopsis:
Still under the control of the Dark Man, the traitor Blok helps demolish Legion HQ, murdering the entire team.
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Indexer Notes

Pages 43-47

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Legion Outpost / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Levitz
Pencils:
? (logo illustration)
Inks:
? (logo illustration)
Colors:
? (logo illustration)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters submitted by Kevin Hawn; Kevin T. Brown; Steve Bellew; Dave Blanchard

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  2. 1. The Future Is Forever!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  3. 2. The Future Is Forever: First Vision
    Superboy
  4. 3. The Future Is Forever: Second Vision
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  5. 4. The Future Is Forever: Third Vision
    Adult Legion of Super-Heroes
  6. 5. The Future Is Forever: Fourth Vision
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  7. 6. The Future Is Forever: Fifth Vision
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  8. 7. The Future Is Forever: Sixth Vision
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    The Legion Outpost
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Steven Samuels
  • Jerry Hillegas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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