Superboy #205
(November-December 1974)

DC, 1949 Series
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Volume
26
Price
0.60 USD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1974-08-22
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
DC [circle]
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

On-sale date from Comic Reader #109.


The Legion of Super-Executioners; The Outcast Super-Heroes; The One-Man Team (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Nick Cardy
Inks
Nick Cardy
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-2271
Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Brainiac 5; Wildfire; Shadow Lass; Mon-El; Ultra Boy; Supergirl; Cosmic Boy; Light Lass; Phantom Girl; Karate Kid; Saturn Girl; Sun Boy]; Lana Lang; Mike Grell
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Contents (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Neal Adams
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
N-1133
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hurry up, Superboy!
Genre
superhero
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Indexer Notes

Uses the cover image from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #378.

The Legion of Super-Executioners (Table of Contents: 2)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Mike Grell
Inks
Mike Grell
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
B-2187
Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Mon-El; Shadow Lass; Karate Kid; Brainiac 5; Wildfire; Ultra Boy; Superboy; Shrinking Violet]; Lana Lang [also as Insect Queen]; The Master
Synopsis
Superboy and Lana Lang arrive in the 30th century to find Ultra Boy locked up and berserk. After Superboy sets off to retrieve the cure for Ultra Boy's condition, the Legionnaires turn on Lana Lang and prepare to execute her and a rational Ultra Boy. Superboy secretly saves Ultra Boy and Lana Lang from their firing squad, then the three of them destroy the helmet of the alien controlling the other Legionnaires.
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Indexer Notes

Lettering credit from reprint in Legion Archives.

Meet "Iron Mike" Grell (Table of Contents: 3)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mike Grell
Pencils
Mike Grell
Inks
Mike Grell
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-2252
Genre
biography
Characters
Superboy; Saturn Girl; Aquaman
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The One-Man Team! (Table of Contents: 4)

Superboy / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Bernstein
Pencils
George Papp
Inks
George Papp
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
N-1129
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Lana Lang; Chief Parker; Professor Lang; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent
Synopsis
Superboy demonstrates why he cannot compete in high school sports while stopping a band of robbers.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Murray Boltinoff
Pencils
? (logo illustration)
Inks
? (logo illustration)
Colors
? (logo illustration)
Letters
typeset

Job Number
B-2255
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Like they say in show biz...
Characters
Mon-El; Superboy; Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl

Indexer Notes

Excerpts of letters from: Steve Epstein, Ron Blum, Dan Jurgens, Bruce Woehl, Michael Forrester, Elvis White, Charles David Haskell, David Kell, Jack Terbush, Anthony Brooks, Clint Thomas, Rich Morrissey, Scott Taylor, Mike White, Jeff Synder, Dart Vernon, Hortense Fenner, Randy Emeniser, Michael Ingrassia, Reddie Brandly, Carlton Hendricks, Michael Raship, Brian Prescott and Jeannie Frehmel. Roma Pohorecky, Steven Vaughn, Lionel Culpepper, John Gaines and Mary Ann Consolo also mentioned as letter writers.

The Outcast Super-Heroes! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
Milton Snapinn

Job Number
N-1127
Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy [Kal-El; Clark Kent]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El; Linda Danvers]; Invisible Kid [Lyle Norg]; Saturn Girl [Imra Ardeen]; Chameleon Boy [Reep Daggle]; Shrinking Violet [Salu Digby]; Colossal Boy [Gim Allon]; Brainiac 5 [Querl Dox]; Sun Boy [Dirk Morgana]; Mon-El [Lar Gand]; Ultra Boy [Jo Nah]; Element Lad [Jan Arrah]; Matter-Eater Lad [Tenzil Kem]; Cosmic Boy [Rokk Krinn]; Light Lass [Ayla Ranzz]; Phantom Girl [Tinya Wazzo]; Duo Damsel [Luornu Durgo]; Karate Kid [Val Armorr]]; Jor-El (flashback); Lara (flashback); Sir Prize; Miss Terious
Synopsis
Superboy and Supergirl resign due to a Kryptonite cloud, and are replaced by Sir Prize and Miss Terious.
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Keywords
Computo (model); green kryptonite

Part II: The Devil's Dozen! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
Milton Snapinn

Job Number
N-1127
Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy [Kal-El; Clark Kent]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El; Linda Danvers]; Invisible Kid [Lyle Norg]; Saturn Girl [Imra Ardeen]; Chameleon Boy [Reep Daggle]; Shrinking Violet [Salu Digby]; Colossal Boy [Gim Allon]; Brainiac 5 [Querl Dox]; Sun Boy [Dirk Morgana]; Mon-El [Lar Gand]; Ultra Boy [Jo Nah]; Element Lad [Jan Arrah]; Matter-Eater Lad [Tenzil Kem]; Cosmic Boy [Rokk Krinn]; Light Lass [Ayla Ranzz]; Phantom Girl [Tinya Wazzo]; Duo Damsel [Luornu Durgo]; Karate Kid [Val Armorr]; Ferro Lad [Andrew Nolan]; Sir Prize [Star Boy]; Miss Terious [Dream Girl]]; RJ Brande; Devil's Dozen [Prince Evillo; The Hag [White Witch] (intro); The Wild Huntsman; Sugyn; Apollo [Tal Obrin]]
Synopsis
The Devil's Dozen commit robberies and kidnap Lighting Lad.
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Indexer Notes

The villains are called the Devil's Dozen however only five are shown. First appearance of the Hag who is later revealed to be the White Witch.

Lore of the Legion! (Table of Contents: 8)

Legion of Super-Heroes / character profile / 3 pages (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
Dave Cockrum (pages 1 and 2); Curt Swan (page 3)
Inks
Dave Cockrum (pages 1 and 2); George Klein (page 3); George Roussos (Insect Queen figure)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Mon-El; Element Lad; Dream Girl; Karate Kid; Princess Projectra; Shadow Lass; Timber Wolf; Chemical King; Wildfire; Ferro Lad]; Elastic Lad; Kid Psycho; Insect Queen; Pete Ross; Rond Vidar
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Indexer Notes

Profiles of ten of the Legionnaires and five of their associates. Writing credit from reprint in Legion Archives.

Some of the figures are taken from stories in Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #94 (January 1962) [Pete Ross], Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #125 (December 1965) [Kid Psycho], Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #352 (January 1967) [Ferro Lad], Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #360 (September 1967) [Rond Vidar], Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #105 (September 1967) [Jimmy Olsen], and Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #370 (July 1968) [Insect Queen].

The Forgotten Legion! Part I (Table of Contents: 9)

Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
Milton Snapinn

Job Number
N-1128
Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Substitute-Heroes [Stone Boy [Dag Wentim]; Night Girl [Lydda Jath]; Polar Boy [Brek Bannin]; Fire Lad [Staq Mavlen]; Color Kid [Ulu Vakk]; Chlorophyll Kid [Ral Benem]]; Legion of Super-Pets [Krypto; Beppo; Streaky; Comet]; Legion of Super-Heroes [Supergirl [Kara Zor-El; Linda Danvers]; Invisible Kid [Lyle Norg]; Saturn Girl [Imra Ardeen]; Shrinking Violet [Sau Digby]; Brainiac 5 [Querl Dox]; Mon-El [Lar Gand]; Ultra Boy [Jo Nah]; Element Lad [Jan Arrah]; Matter-Eater Lad [Tenzil Kem]; Cosmic Boy [Rokk Krinn]; Phantom Girl [Tinya Wazzo];Ferro Lad [Andrew Nolan]; Karate Kid [Val Armorr]; Sir Prize [Star Boy]; Miss Terious [Dream Girl]]; Devil's Dozen [Prince Evillo; Hag [White Witch]; Sugyn; Wild Huntsman]
Synopsis
The Legion encounters the Hag on the Brande estate. Lightning Lad tries to resist the corrupting influence of Evillo. The Legion call the the Subs into action.
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Part II: The Faces Behind the Masks! (Table of Contents: 10)

Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
Milton Snapinn

Job Number
N-1128
Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Bouncing Boy [Chuck Taine]; Mon-El [Lar Gand]; Superboy [Kal-El; Clark Kent]; Colossal Boy [Gim Allon]; Saturn Girl [Imra Ardeen]; Princess Projectra [Projectra Wind'zzor]; Element Lad [Jan Arrah]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El; Linda Danvers]; Ferro Lad [Andrew Nolan]; Star Boy [Sir Prize]; Dream Girl [Miss Terious]; Matter-Eater Lad [Tenzil Kem]; Invisible Kid [Lyle Norg]; Cosmic Boy [Rokk Krinn]]; Master Mxyzptlk; Devil's Dozen [Prince Evillo; The Hag [White Witch]; The Wild Huntsman; Sugyn; Apollo [Tal Obrin]]; Legion of Substitute-Heroes [Stone Boy [Dag Wentim]; Night Girl [Lydda Jath]; Polar Boy [Brek Bannin]; Fire Lad [Staq Mavlen]; Color Kid [Ulu Vakk]; Chlorophyll Kid [Ral Benem]]; Legion of Super-Pets [Krypto; Beppo; Streaky; Comet]
Synopsis
The Legion gather the materials to counter the Hag's spells and reveal her as the White Witch. Sir Prize and Miss Terious reveal themselves as Star Boy and Dream Girl. They then attack Evillo's headquarters.
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Keywords
Blue Kryptonite

Indexer Notes

First appearance of the Witch With as herself.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Legion of Super-Executioners; The Outcast Super-Heroes; The One-Man Team
    Legion of Super-Heroes; Superboy
  2. 1. Contents
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  3. 2. The Legion of Super-Executioners
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  4. 3. Meet "Iron Mike" Grell
  5. 4. The One-Man Team!
    Superboy
  6. 5. ["Like they say in show biz..."]
    Super-Talk
  7. 6. The Outcast Super-Heroes!
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  8. 7. Part II: The Devil's Dozen!
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  9. 8. Lore of the Legion!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  10. 9. The Forgotten Legion! Part I
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  11. 10. Part II: The Faces Behind the Masks!
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
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