(February 1964)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1963-12-26
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Mort Weisinger (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Cover logo changes to reflect new feature. "Hall of Fame" Superboy reprints begin this issue.

The Menace of Dream Girl! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Lightning Lad; Bouncing Boy; Shrinking Violet; Ultra Boy]; Dream Girl
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

The World of Dinosaurs / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Part I The Menace of Dream Girl! (Table of Contents: 2)

Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
John Forte (signed)
Inks
John Forte (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Saturn Girl; Lightning Lass; Brainiac 5; Star Boy; Matter-Eater Lad; Superboy; Mon-El; Sun Boy; Triplicate Girl; Bouncing Boy]; Dream Girl (introduction); Rann Antar (rejected applicant)
Synopsis
Dream Girl joins the Legion and insists Lightning Lass be expelled when she loses her powers and demands Triplicate Girl be court-martialled for accusing her of causing Lightning Lass to lose her power.
Reprints
Keywords
Iron Curtain of Time; Legion Constitution

Indexer Notes

First mention of the Time Trapper and the first appearance the Iron Curtain of Time.

At the beginning of the meeting, there is a reading of the Legion Constitution, which includes "Clause 6, sub-clause 3 [which] requires that every Legionnaire use language-learning machines to learn any new planetary language."

And later Dream Girl quotes clause 2-B, which reads "No one without a super-power can be a member." And she later quotes sub-clause 11, which reads "Making false charges against any fellow-legionnaire shall be cause for expulsion from the Legion." And later yet she quotes clause 2, sub-clause 4 which forbids subverting a legionnaire doing his or her duty.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Super-Turtle / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look at that turtle dressed like Superman...
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Super-Turtle
Synopsis
Super-Turtle confronts bank robbers who laugh at a turtle dressed like Superman. They shoot at him, but keep missing. Super-Turtle is discouraged that crooks will never realize he is invincible unless they can hit him, so the next time he encounters bank robbers, he puts a bullseye on his belly.

Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation (Table of Contents: 4)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Irwin Donenfeld
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Moolah the Mystic / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff
Inks
Henry Boltinoff
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

First Line of Dialogue or Text
He's lying on a bed of spikes!
Genre
humor
Characters
Moolah the Mystic
Synopsis
Moolah, who lies on nails and eats fire, stays away from the beach because he gets a sunburn.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

100 Toy Soldiers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Part II The Doom of the Legion! (Table of Contents: 7)

Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
John Forte
Inks
John Forte
Colors
?
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Saturn Girl; Brainiac 5; Star Boy; Matter-Eater Lad; Triplicate Girl; Sun Boy; Lightning Lad; Ultra Boy; Bouncing Boy; Shrinking Violet; Superboy; Chameleon Boy; Light Lass]; Dream Girl
Synopsis
Even more Legionnaires are expelled before Dream Girl reveals to Star Boy that it was all a plot to prevent their deaths. Star Boy explains what she really foresaw and Dream Girl leaves the team to perfect her power.
Reprints
Keywords
Defense Plan 78; Legion Constitution

Indexer Notes

Lightning Lass becomes Light Lass.

Again Dream Girl quotes from the Legion Constitution: clause 33-B says "If a Legionnaire becomes physically or mentally unfit to perform his duties, he must remain under observation in the Science Hospital for one year." And later she mentions that clause 81 allows punishment for making false charges against a fellow-Legionnaire.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Smallville Mailsack / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

The column starts with an announcement of the new "Hall of Fame" department, which reprints from time to time the "greatest stories of past eras."

Letters from Jerry Phillips, Merle S. Winston, Lane Tyson, Buddy Nesser, and Nora Knight.

The editor also credits Edmond Hamilton for "The Super-Villains of all Ages" in issue 314, and for the story in the next issue, 318.

The Shrinking of Superboy! (Table of Contents: 10)

Superboy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Sikela
Inks
John Sikela
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Mort Weisinger

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy; Lana Lang; Professor Lewis Lang; Martha Kent
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Caption in splash panel has been rewritten to reference the "Hall of Fame" reprints that begin in this issue. The original story title does not end with an exclamation point.

Fight Global Air Battles with Planes of All Nations (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Roman War Soldiers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

American Body Building Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Best Values Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Menace of Dream Girl!
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    The World of Dinosaurs
  3. 2. Part I The Menace of Dream Girl!
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  4. 3. ["Look at that turtle dressed like Superman..."]
    Super-Turtle
  5. 4. Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation
  6. 5. ["He's lying on a bed of spikes!"]
    Moolah the Mystic
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    100 Toy Soldiers
  8. 7. Part II The Doom of the Legion!
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  9. 8. ["Get these favorite, exciting and entertaining comics magazines..."]
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Smallville Mailsack
  11. 10. The Shrinking of Superboy!
    Superboy
  12. 11. Fight Global Air Battles with Planes of All Nations
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Roman War Soldiers
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    American Body Building Club
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Best Values Co.
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