([October] 2018)

DC, 2018 Series
 
Volume
1
Price
24.99 USD; 33.99 CAD
Pages
332
On-sale Date
2018-08-22
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [circle and serifs]
ISBN
978-1-4012-8157-1 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781401281571 52499
Printer
LSC Communications, Owensville, MO, USA
Editing
Tyler-Marie Evans (credited) (editor - collected edition); Jeb Woodard (credited) (group editor - collected editions); Mort Weisinger (credited) (editor - original series)

Issue Notes

Collects Legion of Super-Heroes stories from Adventure Comics #247, 267, 282, 290, 293, 300-310, Action Comics #267, 276, 287, 289, Superboy #86, 89, 98, and Superman #147.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Evan Shaner (credited as Evan "Doc" Shaner)
Inks
Evan Shaner (credited as Evan "Doc" Shaner)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Lightning Lad; Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl]

Indexer Notes

Original cover art by Evan "Doc" Shaner.

[Title Page] (Table of Contents: 1)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Title Page with title logo, no illustration.

[Creator Credits] (Table of Contents: 2)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Writer and artist credits

[2nd Title Page] (Table of Contents: 3)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Evan Shaner (credited as Evan "Doc" Shaner)
Inks
Evan Shaner (credited as Evan "Doc" Shaner)
Colors
?

Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Lightning Lad; Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl]

Indexer Notes

Title page with reprint of the cover which appears after the credits and before the indicia page.

[Indicia and Publisher information] (Table of Contents: 4)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Indicia listing publisher credits

[Table of Contents] (Table of Contents: 5)

table of contents / 2 pages (report information)

Colors
?
Letters
typeset

[Adventure Comics #247] (Table of Contents: 6)

Superboy / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan (credited)
Inks
Stan Kaye (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lad [as Lightning Boy]; Saturn Girl]
Reprints

The Legion of Super-Heroes (Table of Contents: 7)

Superboy / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder (credited)
Pencils
Al Plastino (credited)
Inks
Al Plastino (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lad [as Lightning Boy]; Saturn Girl] (intro); Jonathan Kent (cameo)
Synopsis
Three teens from the future offer Superboy membership in their super-hero club. But when Superboy fails to complete three simple tasks, the Legionnaires pretend to reject him, until they reveal that the three tasks were merely initiation pranks which proved he is a good sport.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First appearance of the Legion of Super-Heroes. Lightning Lad is called Lightning Boy in this story. Several other unidentified Legionnaires appear in the story. The Legionnaires are not yet in their regular costumes.

[Adventure Comics #267] (Table of Contents: 8)

Superboy / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan (credited)
Inks
Stan Kaye (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lad; Saturn Girl; Superboy
Reprints
Keywords
kryptonite

Prisoner of the Super-Heroes (Table of Contents: 9)

Superboy / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (credited)
Pencils
George Papp (credited)
Inks
George Papp (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy; Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lad; Saturn Girl]; Krypto; Martha Kent; Jonathan Kent
Synopsis
The Legion returns to 20th Century to discredit Superboy and exile him from Earth.
Reprints
Keywords
Sigellian

Indexer Notes

2nd appearance of Legion, Saturn Girl has brown hair.

Introduces Sigellian (a new element that's harmful to humans like Kryptonite is to Superboy).

The Three Super-Heroes! (Table of Contents: 10)

Supergirl / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (credited)
Pencils
Jim Mooney (credited)
Inks
Jim Mooney (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese

Genre
superhero
Characters
Supergirl; Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lad; Saturn Girl; Chameleon Boy; Colossal Boy; Invisible Kid]; Superman
Synopsis
The Legion comes to the 20th century to meet Supergirl and invites her to come to the 30th Century to apply to join the Legion.
Reprints
Keywords
red kryptonite; time travel

Indexer Notes

Third appearance of the Legion of Super-Heroes; first appearance of Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, and Invisible Kid.

The Army of Living Kryptonite Men! (Table of Contents: 11)

Superboy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (credited)
Pencils
George Papp (credited)
Inks
George Papp (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy; Lex Luthor; Lana Lang; Jonathan Kent; Krypto; Lightning Lad; Cosmic Boy (cameo); Saturn Girl (cameo)
Synopsis
Luthor lures Superboy into a kryptonite trap, but he is saved by a timely appearance of Lightning Lad.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Luthor speculates about the existence of a Legion of Super-Villains, and their future first appearance is plugged in the final caption of the story.

[Adventure Comics #282] (Table of Contents: 12)

Superboy / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan (credited)
Inks
Stan Kaye (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy; Star Boy; Lana Lang; Zynthia
Reprints

Lana Lang and the Legion of Super-Heroes! (Table of Contents: 13)

Superboy / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder (credited)
Pencils
George Papp (credited)
Inks
George Papp (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy; Lana Lang; Star Boy; Legion of Super-Heroes [Chameleon Boy; Lightning Lad; Saturn Girl; Cosmic Boy] (in flashback)
Synopsis
Lana uses Star Boy in an attempt to make Superboy jealous.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Star Boy's powers similar (not identical) to Superboy's; story is partially rewritten from Adventure #195 (December 1953).

Supergirl's Three Super Girl-Friends! (Table of Contents: 14)

Supergirl / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (credited)
Pencils
Jim Mooney (credited)
Inks
Jim Mooney (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Supergirl [Linda Lee]; Legion of Super-Heroes [Saturn Girl; Phantom Girl (intro); Triplicate Girl (intro, later Duo Damsel); Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lad; Shrinking Violet (intro); Bouncing Boy (intro); Sun Boy (intro); Brainiac 5 (intro)]; Brainiac (flashback); Superman (flashback); Lori Lemaris; Jerro; Krypto
Synopsis
Supergirl and Brainiac 5 join the Legion.
Reprints
Keywords
Green Kryptonite; Kandor (flashback); time travel

[Superboy #89] (Table of Contents: 15)

Superboy / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Curt Swan (credited)
Inks
Stan Kaye (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy; Mon-El
Reprints

Superboy's Big Brother! Part I (Table of Contents: 16)

Superboy / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Bernstein (credited)
Pencils
George Papp (credited)
Inks
George Papp (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy [Kal-El]; Mon-El [also as Bob Cobb]; Martha Kent; Jonathan Kent; Krypto (cameo); Jor-El (flashback); Lara (flashback)
Synopsis
When a space ship crashes outside Smallville, Superboy finds an amnesiac, super-powered youth who might be his older brother. He christens him Mon-El and sets him up with a secret identity, but he soon finds evidence that Mon-El is not, in fact, Kryptonian.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reworked from "Superman's Big Brother" in Superman (DC, 1939 series) #80 (January-February 1953).
1st appearance of Mon-El.

[Superboy's Big Brother! Part II] The Secret of Mon-El! (Table of Contents: 17)

Superboy / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Bernstein (credited)
Pencils
George Papp (credited)
Inks
George Papp (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy; Mon-El [Bob Cobb] (origin); Martha Kent; Jonathan Kent; Lana Lang; Miss Joyce; King Mycerinua; Rhodopis; Jor-El (flashback); Lara (flashback); unnamed Phantom Zone prisoner (flashback)
Synopsis
Trying to prove Mon-El isn't actually Kryptonian, Superboy accidentally exposes him to lead, which both poisons him and returns his memory. Mon-El remembers that he is a space explorer from Daxam, who visited Krypton, meeting Jor-El and Lara, before arriving on Earth. To save his life, Superboy sends Mon-El into the Phantom Zone until he can cure him of his lead poisoning.
Reprints
Keywords
Daxam; Phantom Zone

[Superman #147] (Table of Contents: 18)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan (credited)
Inks
Stan Kaye (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Villains [Cosmic King; Lightning Lord; Saturn Queen]; Superman
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover is an homage to the cover of Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #247.

The Legion of Super-Villains! (Table of Contents: 19)

Superman / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (credited)
Pencils
Curt Swan (credited)
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Lightning Man; Cosmic Man; Saturn Woman] (first Adult Legion appearance); Legion of Super-Villains [Cosmic King (intro, origin); Lightning Lord [Mekt Ranzz] (intro, origin); Saturn Queen (intro, origin)] (intro, origin, villains); Lex Luthor (villain); Superman; Lois Lane (illusion)
Synopsis
Luthor contacts and teams up with Legion of Super-Villains from 30th Century. An adult Legion of Super-Heroes comes to 20th Century to help Superman.
Reprints
Keywords
green kryptonite

Indexer Notes

First adult Legion; first Legion of Super-Villains

[Adventure Comics #290] (Table of Contents: 20)

Superboy / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan (credited)
Inks
Stan Kaye (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy; Legion of Super-Heroes [Sun Boy; Brainiac 5 (image only); Phantom Girl (image only); Chameleon Boy (image only); Saturn Girl (image only); Lightning Lad (image only)]
Reprints

The Secret of the Seventh Super-Hero! (Table of Contents: 21)

Superboy / comic story / 13.67 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Bernstein (credited)
Pencils
George Papp (credited)
Inks
George Papp (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Tom Tanner (Clark Kent look-alike); Lana Lang; Sun Boy (impostor); Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Lightning Lad; Phantom Girl; Brainiac 5; Chameleon Boy]; Chief Parker; Superboy robots; Ma Kent; Lana Lang
Synopsis
A fake Sun Boy comes to Smallville asking Superboy's help in assembling a super-weapon. Meanwhile Tom Tanner, an escapee from reform school, takes over Clark Kent's identity.
Reprints
Keywords
kryptonite

Indexer Notes

first appearance of Sun Boy; original story is partially rewritten from "The Two Clark Kents" in Adventure Comics #191 (August 1953)

[Adventure Comics #293] (Table of Contents: 22)

Superboy / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan (credited)
Inks
George Klein (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy; Legion of Super-Heroes [Lightning Lad; Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl]
Reprints
Keywords
green kryptonite

The Legion of Super-Traitors! (Table of Contents: 23)

Superboy / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (credited)
Pencils
Curt Swan (credited)
Inks
George Klein (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Lana Lang, Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Legion of Super-Heroes [Lightning Lad; Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl]; Jax-Ur (in the Phantom Zone); General Zod (in the Phantom Zone); Mon-El (in the Phantom Zone); two unnamed Phantom Zone prisoners; Legion of Super-Pets (first appearance) [Krypto; Streaky; Beppo the Super-Monkey; Comet the Super-Horse (first appearance)]; Brain Globes of Rambat
Synopsis
Super-Pets defeat Brain-Globes of Rambat
Reprints
Keywords
Phantom Zone

Indexer Notes

1st Legion of Super-Pets; 3rd appearance Mon-El.

Supergirl's Greatest Challenge! (Table of Contents: 24)

Supergirl / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (credited)
Pencils
Jim Mooney (credited)
Inks
Jim Mooney (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Genre
superhero
Characters
Supergirl [Linda Danvers]; Lois Lane; Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy [Rokk Krinn]; Lightning Lad [Garth Ranzz]; Saturn Girl [Imra Ardeen]; Sun Boy [Dirk Morgna]; Bouncing Boy [Chuck Taine]]; Whizzy (descendant of Streaky); Positive Man; Chameleon Men; Fred Danvers; Edna Danvers; Streaky
Synopsis
Supergirl helps out the Legionnaires, then defeats the Chameleon Men imposters.
Reprints
Keywords
Phantom Zone

Indexer Notes

The real Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, and Triplicate Girl do not appear in this story, only their Chameleon Men impostors.

Supergirl's statement that she and Whizzy are the only two phantoms in the Phantom Zone is incorrect. In fact, both Mon-El and the Mighty Gazor are still there.

[Action Comics #289] (Table of Contents: 25)

Supergirl / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan (credited)
Inks
George Klein (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Supergirl; Luma Lynai of Staryl
Reprints

Superman's Super-Courtship! (Table of Contents: 26)

Supergirl / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (credited)
Pencils
Jim Mooney (credited)
Inks
Jim Mooney (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Genre
superhero
Characters
Supergirl [Linda Danvers]; Superman; Luma Lynai; Helen of Troy; Rhondous; adult Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Man; Phantom Woman; Chameleon Man; Triplicate Woman; Sun Man; Saturn Woman; Brainiac 5; Lightning Man]; Fred Danvers; Edna Danvers
Synopsis
Supergirl tries to play matchmaker for her cousin Superman with Helen of Troy, Saturn Woman, and Luma Lynai of Staryl, but realizes she needs to leave Superman's love life up to fate.
Reprints
Keywords
time travel; Troy

[Superboy #98] (Table of Contents: 27)

Superboy / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Curt Swan (credited)
Inks
George Klein (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Ultra Boy; Superboy [Clark Kent]; Lana Lang
Reprints

The Boy with Ultra-Powers! (Table of Contents: 28)

Superboy / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (credited)
Pencils
Curt Swan (credited)
Inks
George Klein (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Genre
superhero
Characters
Ultra-Boy [Jo Nah; Gary Crane] (intro; orgin); Superboy [Clark Kent]; Martha Kent; Marla [Ben Crane]; Pete Ross; Jonathan Kent; Superboy robots; Krypto; Lana Lang; E. W. Lemley
Synopsis
Ultra Boy must discover Superboy's secret identity as an initiation test for the Legion.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First appearance of Ultra Boy

[Adventure Comics #300] (Table of Contents: 29)

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

Pencils
Curt Swan (credited)
Inks
George Klein (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Sun Boy; Saturn Girl; Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lad, Triplicate Girl; Mon-El]
Reprints

The Face Behind the Lead Mask! (Table of Contents: 30)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 11.66 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (credited)
Pencils
John Forte (credited); Al Plastino (credited) (page 4 and some Superboy and Luthor heads only)
Inks
John Forte (credited); Al Plastino (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Feature Logo
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Lightning Lad; Sun Boy; Superboy; Chameleon Boy (statue); Bouncing Boy (statue); Shrinking Violet (statue); Invisible Kid [Lyle Norg] (statue)]; Lex Luthor; Urthlo; Mon-El
Synopsis
At a regular meeting of the Legion of Super-Heroes, the Legionnaires lose control of their powers. Urthlo arrives and announces that he now controls the Legionnaires' powers and there is nothing they can do about it. But Saturn Girl comes up with a serum to temporarily cure Mon-El and immunize him against lead, and Superboy releases him from the Phantom Zone to knock out Urthlo, who turns out to be an automaton created by Lex Luthor sent into the future to destroy the Legion.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Beginning of first regular Legion series. Mon-El becomes a member of the Legion in this story.

The Secret Origin of Bouncing Boy! (Table of Contents: 31)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (credited)
Pencils
John Forte (credited)
Inks
John Forte (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Feature Logo
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Bouncing Boy; Sun Boy; Cosmic Boy; Shrinking Violet; Lightning Lad; Chameleon Boy; Saturn Girl; Triplicate Girl; Colossal Boy; Phantom Girl; Ultra Boy]
Synopsis
Bouncing Boy tells a group of applicants how he got his powers and gained acceptance into the Legion.
Reprints

[Adventure Comics #302] (Table of Contents: 32)

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

Pencils
Curt Swan (credited)
Inks
George Klein (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy; Sun Boy; Ultra Boy; Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl
Reprints

Sun-Boy's Lost Power! (Table of Contents: 33)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (credited)
Pencils
John Forte (credited)
Inks
John Forte (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Feature Logo
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Sun Boy; Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Superboy; Ultra Boy; Bouncing Boy]; Pete Ross
Synopsis
Sun Boy loses his powers and has to find a way to recharge them.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

"Super-Monsters" appearance

The Fantastic Spy! (Table of Contents: 34)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (credited)
Pencils
John Forte (credited)
Inks
John Forte (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese

Feature Logo
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Sun Boy; Lightning Lad; Brainiac 5; Matter-Eater Lad; Bouncing Boy; Chameleon Boy; Shrinking Violet; Superboy]; Dr. Landro
Synopsis
The newest Legionnaire, Matter-Eater Lad, is accused of being a spy.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

intro & origin Matter-Eater Lad, joins the Legion.

The Stolen Super-Powers! (Table of Contents: 35)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (credited)
Pencils
John Forte (credited)
Inks
John Forte (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese

Feature Logo
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Shrinking Violet; Bouncing Boy; Sun Boy; Cosmic Boy; Chameleon Boy; Colossal Boy; Saturn Girl; Triplicate Girl; Brainiac 5; Invisible Kid; Matter-Eater Lad; Lightning Lad; Ultra Boy; Mon-El; Superboy; Supergirl]; Lori Lemaris; Zaryan the Conqueror
Synopsis
Saturn Girl tries to sacrifice herself after she finds out that a computer predicts the death of a legionnaire fighting Zaryan, but Lightning Lad dies instead.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Death of Lightning Lad. Lori Lemaris appearance. Saturn Girl elected Legion leader.

The Secret of the Mystery Legionnaire! (Table of Contents: 36)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (credited)
Pencils
John Forte (credited)
Inks
John Forte (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese

Feature Logo
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Sun Boy; Shrinking Violet; Bouncing Boy; Cosmic Boy; Mon-El [as Marvel Lad, the Legionnaire Lemon]; Saturn Girl; Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lad; Colossal Boy; Brainiac 5; Superboy (in flashback)]
Synopsis
In tryouts to replace the fallen Lightning Lad, Marvel Lad wows the Legionnaires, who reveals he is Mon-El, now cured by Brainiac 5.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

"Super-Monsters" app; Mon-El leaves Phantom Zone permanently; a newspaper headline announces the re-election of John F. Kennedy

The Legion of Substitute Heroes! (Table of Contents: 37)

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

Script
Edmond Hamilton (credited)
Pencils
John Forte (credited)
Inks
John Forte (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese

Feature Logo
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Sun Boy; Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Chameleon Boy; Bouncing Boy; Colossal Boy; Brainiac 5; Shrinking Violet]; Legion of Substitute Heroes [Polar Boy; Night Girl; Stone Boy; Fire Lad; Chlorophyll Kid]
Synopsis
A group of rejected applicants band together as the Legion of Substitute Heroes and thwart the Plant Men's scheme to take over the Earth.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Intro & origin Legion of Substitute Heroes (Polar Boy, Night Girl, Stone Boy, Fire-Lad, Chlorophyll Kid).

[Adventure Comics #307] (Table of Contents: 38)

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

Pencils
Curt Swan (credited)
Inks
George Klein (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Element Lad [as Mystery Lad]; Legion of Super-Heroes [Sun Boy; Bouncing Boy; Saturn Girl]; Superboy; Bizarro
Reprints

The Secret Power of the Mystery Super-Hero! (Table of Contents: 39)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton (credited)
Pencils
John Forte (credited)
Inks
John Forte (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese

Feature Logo
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Bouncing Boy; Sun Boy; Brainiac 5; Invisible Kid; Colossal Boy]; Element Lad [as Mystery Lad]; Roxxas
Synopsis
The Legion takes in new member Mystery Lad on Saturn Girl's word and he helps them put an end to space pirate Roxxas.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Intro, origin Element Lad, who joins

The Return of Lightning Lad! (Table of Contents: 40)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 10.67 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton (credited)
Pencils
John Forte (credited)
Inks
John Forte (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese

Feature Logo
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Lightning Lass [as Lightning Lad]; Bouncing Boy; Chameleon Boy; Sun Boy; Mon-El; Lightning Lad (in flashback and lying in state); Shrinking Violet; Supergirl; Brainiac 5]; Proty
Synopsis
Lightning Lad's sister impersonates her dead brother and joins the Legion.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Intro Proty, Lightning Lass; Lightning Beasts of Korball app; Lightning Lad's body app.

The Legion of Super-Monsters! Part I (Table of Contents: 41)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 8.66 pages (report information)

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

Feature Logo
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Brainiac 5 [Querl Dox]; Bouncing Boy [Chuck Taine]; Saturn Girl [Imra Ardeen]; Sun Boy [Dirk Morgna]; Chameleon Boy [Reep Daggle]; Mon-El [Lar Gand]; Colossal Boy [Gim Allon]; Ultra Boy [Jo Nah]; Matter-Eater Lad [Tenzil Kem] (cameo); Shrinking Violet [Salu Digby] (cameo); Superboy [Kal-El; Clark Kent] (cameo); Triplicate Girl [Lournu Durgo] (cameo); Invisible Kid [Lyle Norg] (cameo); Cosmic Boy [Rokk Krinn] (cameo)]; Rainbow Girl; Jungle King [Monster Master]; Legion of Super-Monsters [Earthquake Beast; Eye-Monster; Mirror Monster; Drill Beast; Omnibeast]
Synopsis
Failed Legion applicant Jungle King tries to get revenge with his super-beasts.
Reprints
Keywords
comet-jewels; Monster World; Sky City; Space Bank

Part II The Legion's Super-Showdown! (Table of Contents: 42)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Feature Logo
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Brainiac 5 [Querl Dox]; Bouncing Boy [Chuck Taine]; Saturn Girl [Imra Ardeen]; Sun Boy [Dirk Morgna]; Chameleon Boy [Reep Daggle]]; Jungle King [Monster Master] (death); Legion of Super-Monsters [Earthquake Beast; Eye-Monster; Mirror Monster; Drill Beast; Omnibeast]; gas creature
Synopsis
The Legion defeats the Jungle King and his super-beasts.
Reprints
Keywords
Inshar; Monster World

The Doom of the Super-Heroes! (Table of Contents: 43)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

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

Feature Logo
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Bouncing Boy; Chameleon Boy; Triplicate Girl (cameo); Brainiac 5; Star Boy (cameo); Superboy; Ultra Boy; Colossal Boy (cameo); Element Lad (cameo); Invisible Kid; Lightning Lass; Sun Boy; Shrinking Violet]; Mxyzptlk V [as Mask Man]
Synopsis
The Legion confronts a masked raider looting Metropolis, who turns out to be deadly, killing several of the Legionnaires.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Ultra-Boy, Shrinking Violet, Chameleon Boy die. Triplicate Girl, Element Lad, and Phantom Girl die off screen

Part II: Last Stand of the Legion! (Table of Contents: 44)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Feature Logo
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Colossal Boy; Invisible Kid; Saturn Girl; Bouncing Boy; Sun Boy; Mon-El; Cosmic Boy; Colossal Boy; Brainiac 5; Lightning Lass]; Mxyzptlk V [as Mask Man]
Synopsis
Superboy figures out Mask Man's identity and returns him to the 5th Dimension, restoring to life all the Legionnaires.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Invisible Kid, Brainiac 5, Saturn Girl, Lightning Lass, Mon-El die. All are restored.

From the 31st Century! (Table of Contents: 45) (Expand) /

Legion of Super-Heroes / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  2. 1. [Title Page]
  3. 2. [Creator Credits]
  4. 3. [2nd Title Page]
  5. 4. [Indicia and Publisher information]
  6. 5. [Table of Contents]
  7. 6. [Adventure Comics #247]
    Superboy
  8. 7. The Legion of Super-Heroes
    Superboy
  9. 8. [Adventure Comics #267]
    Superboy
  10. 9. Prisoner of the Super-Heroes
    Superboy
  11. 10. The Three Super-Heroes!
    Supergirl
  12. 11. The Army of Living Kryptonite Men!
    Superboy
  13. 12. [Adventure Comics #282]
    Superboy
  14. 13. Lana Lang and the Legion of Super-Heroes!
    Superboy
  15. 14. Supergirl's Three Super Girl-Friends!
    Supergirl
  16. 15. [Superboy #89]
    Superboy
  17. 16. Superboy's Big Brother! Part I
    Superboy
  18. 17. [Superboy's Big Brother! Part II] The Secret of Mon-El!
    Superboy
  19. 18. [Superman #147]
    Superman
  20. 19. The Legion of Super-Villains!
    Superman
  21. 20. [Adventure Comics #290]
    Superboy
  22. 21. The Secret of the Seventh Super-Hero!
    Superboy
  23. 22. [Adventure Comics #293]
    Superboy
  24. 23. The Legion of Super-Traitors!
    Superboy
  25. 24. Supergirl's Greatest Challenge!
    Supergirl
  26. 25. [Action Comics #289]
    Supergirl
  27. 26. Superman's Super-Courtship!
    Supergirl
  28. 27. [Superboy #98]
    Superboy
  29. 28. The Boy with Ultra-Powers!
    Superboy
  30. 29. [Adventure Comics #300]
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  31. 30. The Face Behind the Lead Mask!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  32. 31. The Secret Origin of Bouncing Boy!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  33. 32. [Adventure Comics #302]
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  34. 33. Sun-Boy's Lost Power!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  35. 34. The Fantastic Spy!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  36. 35. The Stolen Super-Powers!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  37. 36. The Secret of the Mystery Legionnaire!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  38. 37. The Legion of Substitute Heroes!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  39. 38. [Adventure Comics #307]
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  40. 39. The Secret Power of the Mystery Super-Hero!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  41. 40. The Return of Lightning Lad!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  42. 41. The Legion of Super-Monsters! Part I
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  43. 42. Part II The Legion's Super-Showdown!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  44. 43. The Doom of the Super-Heroes!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  45. 44. Part II: Last Stand of the Legion!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  46. 45. From the 31st Century!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
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