(February 1968)

DC, 1938 Series
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Volume
?
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1967-12-26
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
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.; Standard Modern Age U.S.; Digest size (5" x 6.75") #491-503
Binding
Saddle-Stitched; Squarebound #390, 416, 491-503
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.


Escape of the Fatal Five! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Neal Adams
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Shadow Lass; Cosmic Boy; Karate Kid; Superboy; Brainiac 5 (all as the Legion of Super-Heroes); Tharok
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Indexer Notes

1st Neal Adams cover on this title.

Escape of the Fatal Five! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Jim Shooter
Pencils
Jim Shooter (layouts only); Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
Milton Snapinn (page 1 only); Morris Waldinger ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Karate Kid; Brainiac 5; Superboy; Cosmic Boy]; Shadow Lass (introduction)
Synopsis
The Legion is sent to Talok VIII to investigate its sudden belligerence, with its native heroine Shadow Lass, and fall into separate traps designed for each one of them.
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Part II: Mocked by the Master! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Jim Shooter
Pencils
Jim Shooter (layouts); Curt Swan (pencils)
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
Morris Waldinger ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Brainiac 5; Karate Kid; Cosmic Boy]; Shadow Lass; Fatal Five [Tharok; Emerald Empress; Persuader; Validus; Mano]
Synopsis
The Legionnaires escape their traps, but their energy in doing so powers the Fatal Five's escape from the dimension into which they were flung after their last encounter with the Legion.
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Indexer Notes

Story continues in the following issue.

The Origin and Powers of the Legion of Super-Heroes! (Table of Contents: 3)

Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes / illustration / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Curt Swan (reprint art, p. 1-4); Al Plastino (new art, p. 5-6)
Inks
George Klein (reprint art, p. 1-4); Al Plastino (new art, p. 5-6)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Phantom Girl; Duo Damsel; Brainiac 5; Lightning Lad; Bouncing Boy; Invisible Kid; Shrinking Violet; Cosmic Boy; Chameleon Boy; Saturn Girl; Colossal Boy; Sun Boy; Superboy; Light Lass; Star Boy; Mon-El; Ultra Boy; Matter-Eater Lad; Supergirl; Element Lad; Elastic Lad [Jimmy Olsen]; Karate Kid; Dream Girl; Princess Projectra; Ferro Lad; Insect Queen [Lana Lang]; Kid Psycho (all as the Legion of Super-Heroes); Proty II; Krypto; Beppo; Comet; Streaky (all as the Legion of Super-Pets); Polar Boy; Fire Lad; Night Girl; Stone Boy; Chlorophyll Kid; Color Kid (all as the Legion of Substitute-Heroes)
Synopsis
Origins and powers of the Legionnaires, Subs, and Pets
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Indexer Notes

First two pages were originally printed in Superman Annual (DC, 1960 series) #4, then reprinted with some alterations in Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #316 with third and fourth pages, all of which were reprinted here with further alterations by Al Plastino, most notably in the Light Lass and Duo Damsel panels, and with the fifth and sixth pages added.

Origins and Powers of the Legion of Super-Heroes (Table of Contents: 4)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Reprints

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

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Escape of the Fatal Five!
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  2. 1. Escape of the Fatal Five!
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  3. 2. Part II: Mocked by the Master!
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  4. 3. The Origin and Powers of the Legion of Super-Heroes!
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  5. 4. Origins and Powers of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Direct Currents
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