([December] 1996)

DC, 1994 Series
Price
3.50 USD; 4.95 CAD
Pages
52
On-sale date
1996-10-23
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
761941203508 00311
Editing
KC Carlson; Ruben Diaz (associate)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Part of the DC Comics 1996 Annuals theme "Legends of the Dead Earth".


Running Out of Time! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Alan Davis
Inks
Mark Farmer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
XS

Indexer Notes

Cover art credits confirmed at http://www.alandavis-comicart.com/Checklist.html.

Earth is Dead (Table of Contents: 1)

credits, title page / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Credits page plus a short description of what the Legends of the Dead Earth concept is about.

The Long Road Home (Table of Contents: 2)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 38 pages (report information)

Script
Roger Stern
Pencils
Tony Castrillo (pages 1-9); Chuck Wojtkiewicz (pages 10-32); Dan Jurgens (pages 33-38)
Inks
John Lowe (pages 1-9); Don Hillsman (pages 10-15); Dexter Vines (pages 16-32); Ron Boyd (pages 33-38)
Colors
Tom McCraw
Letters
Pat Brosseau (pages 1-28); Albert DeGuzman (pages 29-38)

Genre
superhero
Characters
XS; Flash [Jay Garrick] (cameo); Flash [John Fox] (cameo); Cosmic Boy (flashback, cameo); Saturn Girl (flashback, cameo); Invisible Kid (flashback, cameo); Flash [Wally West] (flashback, cameo); Impulse (flashback, cameo); Iris Allen (flashback, cameo); Jesse Quick (flashback, cameo); Max Mercury (flashback, cameo); cosmic treadmill; Flash [Barry Allen]; Protectors; Avatar (intro); Metallica (intro); Behemoth (intro); Ultra-Man [Gary Concord]; Almeer-5; Spear of Destiny; Linear Men [Hunter; Liri Lee; Waverider]; Vanishing Point; Superman (cameo); Hourman [Rex Tyler] (cameo); Doctor Mid-Nite [Charles McNider] (cameo); Doctor Fate [Kent Nelson] (cameo); Atom [Al Pratt] (cameo); Green Lantern [Alan Scott] (cameo) Darkstar [Donna Troy] (cameo); Green Lantern [Kyle Rayner] (cameo); Time Trapper; Wildcat [Ted Grant] (cameo); Starman [Ted Knight] (cameo)
Synopsis
XS has been stuck in the 20th century. With the help of Flashes John Fox and Jay Garrick, she uses a cosmic treadmill to try to return to the 30th century. She comes up a little short, ending up with her grandfather, Barry Allen (in the 30th century but before he has kids). He helps her get back in the timestream again. But now she ends up in the 100th century, where non-licensed metahumans are outlawed. She is captured by the Protectors, and imprisoned with other illegal metahumans (Avatar, Metallica, Behemoth, and Ultra-Man). After she hears their stories, she uses her powers to break them out, and helps them retrieve their tools and weapons. They fight their dopplegangers, and escape to Avatar's secret lab. They decide to team up into a new Legion of Super-Heroes, and invite XS to join them, but she still wants to get home. Using the Spear of Destiny to start her journey into the timestream, she ends up at Vanishing Point, home to the Linear Men, but is unable to interact with anyone there. Suddenly, the Time Trapper appears, and reveals he is behind her journeys through the 20th, 30th, and 100th centuries, in order for her to gain experience and to learn. He then has her forget the meeting, and returns her to her home in 2995.

Indexer Notes

This is really a solo story about XS. This is the first appearance of the Gary Concord version of Ultra-Man in 56 years. Gary Concord appeared in All-American Comics from 1939 to 1940. When Gary Concord lost his parents in World War I, he vowed to eliminate war. While working towards that goal in his underground bunker, he was accidentally placed in suspended animation and revived in the 22nd century, where he picked up his struggle for world peace. Here, he was revived in the 100th century.

[Ads] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

advertisement / 11 pages (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Running Out of Time!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  2. 1. Earth is Dead
  3. 2. The Long Road Home
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  4. 3. [Ads]
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