On-sale date from Comic Reader #164.
cover background composed of old Superboy covers
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.
Pages 14-19 of a 19 page story. Story continues in the following issue.
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
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