(January-February 1974)

DC, 1973 Series
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Volume
2
Price
0.20 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1973-10-04
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Line of DC Super-Stars
Editing
E. Nelson Bridwell
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Comic Reader #100.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Secret Origins; Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes; Blackhawk / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Nick Cardy
Inks
Nick Cardy
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
N-764
Genre
superhero; war
Characters
The Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Supergirl; Lightning Lad; Saturn Girl; Brainiac 5; Phantom Girl; Cosmic Boy; Triplicate Girl]; Blackhawk

The Origin of the Legion! (Table of Contents: 1)

Secret Origins; Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell (credited)
Pencils
Pete Costanza (credited)
Inks
Pete Costanza (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Milt Snapinn
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original editor)

Job Number
N-742
Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Lightning Lad; Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Supergirl; Sun Boy; Superboy; Phantom Girl; Light Lass; Triplicate Girl; Ultra Boy; Chameleon Boy; Brainiac 5; Shrinking Violet; Element Lad; Colossal Boy; Mon-El] (origin); R. J. Brande; Lightning Lord [as Mekt Ranzz]
Synopsis
The origin of the Legion of Super-Heroes is told. Three youths with fantastic powers save billionaire R. J. Brande, who bankrolls them in an organization meant to emulate Superboy and Supergirl: the Legion of Super-Heroes.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprint adjusted slightly on last page: When DC added the "SOMETHING BIG IS COMING FROM DC IN '74" blurb at the bottom, they shortened the middle tier of panels at the bottom. Invisible Kid's caption was changed from "There you have it... the origin of the Legion! I'm Invisible Kid... the current leader... saying you should read the other stories in this 80 Page Giant to learn more about the Legion and its members!" to "... I'm Invisible Kid! I and the other Legionnaires cordially invite you to the biggest Legion doings yet... including a wedding of two members! It's in the gala 200th issue of Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes... on sale the 4th week in October!". Colossal Boy's upraised hand also went in front of the word balloon originally. (Info from Peter Croome and Allen Ross, October 2008).

[The Origin of Blackhawk] (Table of Contents: 2)

Secret Origins; Blackhawk / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Will Eisner; Bob Powell (uncredited)
Pencils
Chuck Cuidera
Inks
Chuck Cuidera
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
Will Eisner (original editor)

Job Number
N-741
Genre
adventure; war
Characters
Blackhawks [Blackhawk (intro, origin); Baker (intro, origin)]; Capt. Von Tepp (villain; death); Jack Hawk [Blackhawk's brother] (intro, death); Connie Hawk [Blackhawk's sister] (intro, death)
Reprints

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

Original Thinking / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Letters
typeset

Job Number
N-769

Indexer Notes

Includes an article about the origin stories of the Legion of Super-Heroes and Blackhawk with letters of comment from Joe Filice, Maurice Kane, James T. McCoy and Rich Ludwig.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Secret Origins; Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes; Blackhawk
  2. 1. The Origin of the Legion!
    Secret Origins; Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  3. 2. [The Origin of Blackhawk]
    Secret Origins; Blackhawk
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Original Thinking
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Allen Ross
  • Matthew Head
  • Peter Croome
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jon Ingersoll