Superboy #208
(April 1975)

DC, 1949 Series
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Volume
27
Price
0.50 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly (with the exception of May, July, Nov., Jan.)
On-sale date
1975-01-09
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
DC [circle]
Editing
Murray Boltinoff; E. Nelson Bridwell (associate editor)
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 #114.


Vengeance of the Super-Villains (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Mike Grell (main panel); Curt Swan (smaller panels)
Inks
Mike Grell (main panel); George Klein (smaller panels)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Mon-El; Bouncing Boy; Lightning Lad; Star Boy; Duo Damsel]; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Lana Lang; Krypto
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The small Superboy panel is taken from the cover of Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #93; the small Legion panel is taken from the cover of Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #343.

The Mummy (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Batman; Hostess Twinkies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Vengeance of the Super-Villains (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-2382
Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Mon-El; Ultra Boy; Brainiac 5; Saturn Girl; Timber Wolf; Chameleon Boy; Sun Boy; Chemical King; Colossal Boy; Star Boy; Lightning Lad; Karate Kid; Princess Projectra; Shadow Lass]; Legion of Super-Villains [Sun Emperor; Lightning Lord; Spider Girl; Radiation Roy; Nemesis Kid; Chameleon Chief]; Martha Kent; Jonathan Kent; Larx Kenrik
Synopsis
As the Legion prepares to award a peace negotiator with the coveted Universal Trophy, Superboy, Mon-El, and Ultra Boy are attacked by their parents. Before the ceremony, Chameleon Chief booby traps the statue. Superboy, Mon-El, and Ultra Boy are released from their traps, but the rest of the Legion is already onto the Villains' plans and have surprised the LSV in their own lair.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Lettering credit from reprint in Legion Archives.

The Legion of Substitute Heroes (Table of Contents: 3)

Legion of Substitute Heroes / character profile / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Substitute Heroes [Polar Boy; Night Girl; Fire Lad; Chlorophyll Kid; Stone Boy; Color Kid]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Figures taken from the Legion story in Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #351.

Writing credit from reprint in Legion Archives.

Lana Lang's Superboy Identity Detection Kit! (Table of Contents: 4)

Superboy / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
George Papp
Inks
George Papp
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
N-1259
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Lana Lang; Chameleon Boy (in real life and as figurine); Saturn Girl (figurine); Cosmic Boy (figurine); Lightning Lad (figurine); Brainiac 5 (figurine); Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Professor Lewis Lang; "Chips" Flanagan (cameo); Krypto (cameo)
Synopsis
Chameleon Boy helps Superboy hide his secret identity from Lana.
Reprints

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
B-2387

The Evil Hand of the Luck Lords! [Part 1] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Job Number
N-1258
Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Sun Boy; Brainiac 5; Invisible Kid; Saturn Girl; Lighting Lad; Cosmic Boy; Chameleon Boy; Light Lass; Duo Damsel; Element Lad; Shrinking Violet]; Legion of Super-Pets [Proty II; Krypto; Comet; Streaky]; Star Boy; Bouncing Boy; Calamity King
Synopsis
The Legionnaires fear they are victims of bad luck.
Reprints

[The Evil Hand of the Luck Lords!] Part II: The Secret of the Luck Lords! (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
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lad; Duo Damsel; Star Boy; Shrinking Violet; Element Lad; Invisible Kid; Matter-Eater Lad; Saturn Girl]; Legion of Super-Pets [Proty II; Comet; Krypto; Streaky; Beppo]; Star Boy
Synopsis
Saturn Girl travels to Thaun to consult with the Luck Lords about the Legion's bad luck, and the Legion follows her and discovers the truth.
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Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Vengeance of the Super-Villains
    Legion of Super-Heroes; Superboy
  2. 1. The Mummy
    Batman; Hostess Twinkies
  3. 2. Vengeance of the Super-Villains
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  4. 3. The Legion of Substitute Heroes
    Legion of Substitute Heroes
  5. 4. Lana Lang's Superboy Identity Detection Kit!
    Superboy
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Super-Talk
  7. 6. The Evil Hand of the Luck Lords! [Part 1]
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  8. 7. [The Evil Hand of the Luck Lords!] Part II: The Secret of the Luck Lords!
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
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