Superboy #202
(May-June 1974)

DC, 1949 Series
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Volume
26
Price
0.60 USD
Pages
100
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1974-02-26
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
DC [block]
Editing
Murray Boltinoff
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.; Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Saddle-Stitched; Squarebound (#129, 138, 147, 156, 165, 185, 202, 205, 208)
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Squarebound issue. On-sale date from Comic Reader #103.


Wrath of the Devil-Fish (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Nick Cardy
Inks
Nick Cardy
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-2007
Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Element Lad; Light Lass; Mon-El; Star Boy; Saturn Girl; Dream Girl; Invisible Kid; Element Lad; Chameleon Boy; Cosmic Boy]; Kenz Nuhor
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Neal Adams (illustration)
Inks
Neal Adams (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
N-921
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy; Supergirl; Brainiac 5
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Indexer Notes

Illustration is modified version of the cover art from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #376.

Lost: A Million Miles from Home! (Table of Contents: 2)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Dave Cockrum
Inks
Mike Grell
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese

Job Number
B-1969
Genre
superhero
Characters
Colossal Boy; Shrinking Violet
Synopsis
Colossal Boy and Shrinking Violet are stuck on a cruiser with no power, except when Colossal Boy isn't on it.
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Indexer Notes

Lettering credit from reprint in Legion Archives.

First Mike Grell art on the series.

The Legionnaire Who Killed! Part I (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
?
Letters
Milt Snapinn (p. 1); Vivian Berg (pp. 2-8)
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original story)

Job Number
N-907
Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Star Boy; Saturn Girl; Brainiac 5; Superboy; Shrinking Violet; Phantom Girl; Ultra Boy; Element Lad; Duo Damsel; Light Lass; Chameleon Boy; Invisible Kid; Colossal Boy (flashback); Cosmic Boy (flashback)]; Kenz Nuhor; Dream Girl; Calamity King; Color Kid
Synopsis
After Star Boy kills Kenz Nuhor in self-defense, he's put on trial for breaking the Legion code against killing.
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The Spectre! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

The Spectre / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Part II: The Verdict of the Legion! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
Milt Snapinn
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original story)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Star Boy; Element Lad; Superboy; Light Lass; Duo Damsel; Matter-Eater Lad (cameo); Sun Boy (cameo); Mon-El (cameo); Chameleon Boy; Ultra Boy; Saturn Girl; Brainiac 5; Phantom Girl; Invisible Kid (cameo); Shrinking Violet (cameo); Colossal Boy (cameo); Lightning Lad (cameo); Cosmic Boy (cameo); Supergirl (cameo)]; Legion of Substitute Heroes [Polar Boy; Night Girl; Fire Lad; Chlorophyll Kid; Stone Boy; Dream Girl]; Proty II; Jimmy Olsen (cameo)
Synopsis
Even with Superboy acting as his defense counsel, Star Boy is expelled from the Legion. Dream Girl convinces him to join the Substitute Heroes.
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Coming Soon... (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

OMAC / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

The Super-Stalag of Space! [Part I] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
Milt Snapinn
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original story)

Job Number
N-908
Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Saturn Girl; Chameleon Boy; Invisible Kid; Matter-Eater Lad; Light Lass;
Cosmic Boy; Duo Damsel; Element Lad; Brainiac 5]; Nardo; Blockade Boy; Weight Wizard; Plant Lad; Shadow Kid
Synopsis
Answering a distress call from Brainiac 5, the Legionnaires are captured by the alien Nardo and taken to the Super-Stalag of Space, where other heroes are also imprisoned. A Durlan who has taken on the form of Superboy, is killed while trying to escape.
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Part II: The Test of Brainiac 5! (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
Milt Snapinn
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original story)

Job Number
N-908
Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Brainiac 5; Cosmic Boy; Matter-Eater Lad; Invisible Kid; Element Lad; Chameleon Boy; Saturn Girl (cameo); Light Lass (cameo); Duo Damsel (cameo)]; Nardo; Plant Lad (death); Weight Wizard; Shadow Kid; Blockade Boy
Synopsis
After Plant Lad attempts to fight back and is killed by the guards, the Legionnaires plan an escape but Nardo has an informant among the heroes.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement of October 1, 1973
Average number of copies sold during preceding 12 months (total paid circulation): 238,992
Actual number sold for issue nearest filing date (total paid circulation): 217,172
Owner: National Periodical Publications, Inc., wholly owned by Warner Communications, Inc., a publicly-held company, both at 75 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, N.Y. 10019

The Execution of Matter-Eater Lad! Part I (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
Milt Snapinn
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original story)

Job Number
N-909
Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Matter-Eater Lad; Invisible Kid; Brainiac 5; Cosmic Boy; Element Lad; Chameleon Boy; Light Lass; Duo Damsel; Saturn Girl]; Nardo; Blockade Boy (death); Weight Wizard (death); Shadow Kid
Synopsis
Nardo kills Blockade Boy before he can escape. The Legionnaires learn that Weight Wizard has betrayed them, but he escapes them and dies himself.
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Part II: Duo Damsel's Double-Play! (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
Milt Snapinn
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original story)

Job Number
N-909
Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Invisible Kid; Cosmic Boy; Brainiac 5; Chameleon Boy; Light Lass; Saturn Girl; Duo Damsel; Element Lad; Matter-Eater Lad; Superboy; Mon-El; Ultra Boy]; Nardo; Chuck Taine [Bouncing Boy] (cameo)
Synopsis
Reinforcements arrive just in time to save Matter-Eater Lad from a firing squad, but the ricochet from the alien ray-guns turns him fat.
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The Lore of the Legion! (Table of Contents: 12)

Legion of Super-Heroes / character profile / 4 pages (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
Dave Cockrum
Inks
Dave Cockrum
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese

Job Number
N-920
Genre
superhero
Characters
Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Lightning Lad; Light Lass; Duo Damsel; Bouncing Boy; Phantom Girl; Chameleon Boy; Invisible Kid; Colossal Boy; Star Boy; Brainiac 5; Sun Boy; Shrinking Violet; Ultra Boy; Matter-Eater Lad
Synopsis
information about sixteen members of the Legion
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Indexer Notes

Writing and lettering credits from reprint in Legion Archives.

Continues in Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #205 (December 1974).

The Wrath of the Devil-Fish! (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Dave Cockrum
Inks
Dave Cockrum
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese

Job Number
B-1950
Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Saturn Girl; Timber Wolf; Matter-Eater Lad; Shadow Lass; Wildfire; Brainiac 5; Superboy; Mon-El; Light Lass; Element Lad]; Devil-Fish
Synopsis
A Legion team investigates an alarm at their sea-station, which is powered by a pollutant converter. Though they suspect foul play by a half-man/half-fish being, the Devil-Fish knows that aliens are plotting to use the sea-station to poison Earth's atmosphere.
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Indexer Notes

Lettering credit from reprint in Legion Archives.

Erg-1 announces his new name, Wildfire, in this story.

The Superboy of Bigville! (Table of Contents: 14)

Superboy / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
N-910
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy [also appears as Clark Kent]; Lana Lang; Jim Marsh; Lionel Marsh; "Sparkle" Smith; Krypto
Synopsis
Jim Marsh, a classmate of Clark's, is blackmailed into masquerading as Superboy in a neighboring town to help some crooks collect phony charitable donations.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

Super-Talk / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
B-2004
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Wrath of the Devil-Fish
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  3. 2. Lost: A Million Miles from Home!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  4. 3. The Legionnaire Who Killed! Part I
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  5. 4. The Spectre!
    The Spectre
  6. 5. Part II: The Verdict of the Legion!
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  7. 6. Coming Soon...
    OMAC
  8. 7. The Super-Stalag of Space! [Part I]
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  9. 8. Part II: The Test of Brainiac 5!
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
  11. 10. The Execution of Matter-Eater Lad! Part I
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  12. 11. Part II: Duo Damsel's Double-Play!
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  13. 12. The Lore of the Legion!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  14. 13. The Wrath of the Devil-Fish!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  15. 14. The Superboy of Bigville!
    Superboy
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Super-Talk
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Per Sandell
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