The Legion of Super-Heroes #291 [Newsstand]
(September 1982)

DC, 1980 Series
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Volume
34
Price
0.60 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1982-06-17
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893067009
Editing
Dick Giordano (managing editor); Laurie Sutton (editor)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched; Squarebound (#300)
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue is a variant of The Legion of Super-Heroes (DC, 1980 series) #291 [Direct].

On-sale date from Comic Reader #202.


A Sign of Darkness Dawning! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Keith Giffen (signed)
Inks
Romeo Tanghal (signed)
Colors
Anthony Tollin
Letters
?

Job Number
C-957
Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Wildfire; Dawnstar; Timber Wolf; Element Lad; Brainiac 5]; Mordru
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Colors credit confirmed by Anthony Tollin.

...A Sign of Darkness Dawning (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Paul Levitz
Pencils
Keith Giffen (breakdowns); Larry Mahlstedt (finished art)
Inks
Larry Mahlstedt
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
Annette Kawecki

Job Number
J-8260
Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Mon-El; Dream Girl; Shadow Lass; Element Lad; Chameleon Boy; Ultra Boy; Phantom Girl; Timber Wolf; Sun Boy; Star Boy; Light Lass; Cosmic Boy; Dawnstar; Brainiac 5; Invisible Kid [Jacques Foccart]; Wildfire; Blok; Superboy; Saturn Girl; Lightning Lad (cameo)]; Darkseid; Servants of Darkness [Superman (Clone); Orion (clone); Kalibak (Clone); Guardian of the Universe (Clone); Lydea Mallor (Clone)]; Mordru; Time Trapper; White Witch
Synopsis
The Servants of Darkness drain the power from Legion enemies Mordru and the Time Trapper, demonstrating their superiority over the Legion.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

"Chapter 2 of the Great Darkness Saga"

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

The Legion Outpost / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Paul Levitz
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-1069

Indexer Notes

Letters submitted by Andrew J. MacLaney and Wallace Lee Hopkins.

Of Leaders and Lovers (Table of Contents: 3)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Levitz
Pencils
Howard Bender (breakdowns); Rodin Rodriguez (finished art)
Inks
Rodin Rodriguez
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
Janice Chiang

Job Number
J-8261
Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Saturn Girl; Lightning Lad; Cosmic Boy]; Servant of Darkness [Lydea Mallor (clone)]
Synopsis
The three Legion founders defeat one of the Servants of Darkness and learn that Dream Girl has been elected Legion leader.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This story is redrawn for the Legion of Super-Heroes: The Great Darkness Saga (DC, 1989 series) collection.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. A Sign of Darkness Dawning!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  2. 1. ...A Sign of Darkness Dawning
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    The Legion Outpost
  4. 3. Of Leaders and Lovers
    Legion of Super-Heroes
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Jerry Hillegas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed