(April 1979)

DC, 1977 Series
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Volume
31
Price
0.40 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1979-01-23
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893067004
Editing
Joe Orlando (managing editor); Jack C. Harris (editor)
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 #164.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Joe Staton (signed)
Inks
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
C-927
Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lad; Saturn Girl; Shadow Lass; Brainiac 5; Chameleon Boy]
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Indexer Notes

cover background composed of old Superboy covers

This Is the Day the Universe Dies! (Table of Contents: 1)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Starlin [as Steve Apollo] (plot); Paul Levitz (script)
Pencils
Jim Starlin [as Steve Apollo] (layouts, pages 2-12); Joe Staton (page 1 only, uncredited); Dave Hunt (finished art)
Inks
Dave Hunt
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Chameleon Boy; Wildfire; Brainiac 5; Colossal Boy; Dawnstar; Dream Girl; Element Lad; Karate Kid; Lightning Lad; Mon-El; Princess Projectra; Saturn Girl; Shadow Lass; Shrinking Violet; Star Boy; Sun Boy; Timber Wolf; Tyroc; Ultra Boy]; Omega
Synopsis
Chameleon Boy announces that Ultra Boy was framed for the murder of An Ryd, but before the full truth comes out the Legion must deal with the threat of Omega, a giant creature claiming to be the embodiment of all the hate in the universe.
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Indexer Notes

Pages 1-13 of a 19 page story. Story originally intended for a Superboy & the Legion of Super-Heroes Spectacular in the DC Special Series. Reworking for appearance here caused Jim Starlin to request having his name taken off.

Joe Staton credit confirmed by Paul Levitz in The Legion Companion, page 110: "I recreated the story, we threw out a few pages, we had Joe Staton do a new splash page for the second part [and] ran it in an entirely different order with a somewhat different plot than what Jim intended..." Thanks to the LSH: The Legion of Super-Heroes Facebook group for this information.

The Golden Treasure (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Wonder Woman; Hostess Twinkies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[This Is the Day the Universe Dies!] Chapter Two: Madman in Our Midst! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Jim Starlin (story); Paul Levitz (words)
Pencils
Jim Starlin (layouts); David Hunt (finished art)
Inks
David Hunt
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
superhero
Synopsis
Brainiac 5 is revealed as the creator of Omega and the person who framed Ultra Boy. The Legion prepares for the final battle with Omega after locking their insane friend away.
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Indexer Notes

Pages 14-19 of a 19 page story. Story continues in the following issue.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

The Legion Outpost / letters page / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
Jack C. Harris
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Letters submitted by Al Schroeder III; Beppe Sabatini; Ed Via; Bill Keller; Sheryl Fuller.

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

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement of October 1, 1978
Average number of copies sold during preceding 12 months (total paid circulation): 141,277
Actual number sold for issue nearest filing date (total paid circulation): 204,473
Owner: DC Comics, Inc., wholly owned by Warner Communications, Inc., a publicly-held company, both at 75 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, N.Y. 10019

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  2. 1. This Is the Day the Universe Dies!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  3. 2. The Golden Treasure
    Wonder Woman; Hostess Twinkies
  4. 3. [This Is the Day the Universe Dies!] Chapter Two: Madman in Our Midst!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    The Legion Outpost
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
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