(March-April 1980)

DC, 1980 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.95 USD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1979-12-04
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC Blue Ribbon Digest
Barcode
0709893345204
Editing
Joe Orlando (managing editor); Jack C. Harris (editor)
Color
Color
Dimensions
5" x 6.75" (12.7 cm x 17.1cm)
Paper Stock
Glossy cardstock cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Comic Reader #175.


Legion of Super-Heroes Featuring Superboy (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Dick Giordano [as dg] (signed)
Inks
Dick Giordano [as dg] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino; typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Saturn Girl; Lightning Lad; Cosmic Boy]

Legion of Super-Heroes (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

[Adventure Comics #247] (Table of Contents: 2)

Superboy / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack C. Harris [as JCH] (intro text); ? (original cover text)
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy; Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lad [as Lightning Boy]; Saturn Girl]
Reprints

The Legion of Super-Heroes (Table of Contents: 3)

Superboy / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy; Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lad [as Lightning Boy]; Saturn Girl]; Jonathan Kent (cameo)
Synopsis
Three teens from the future offer Superboy membership in their super-hero club. But when Superboy fails to complete three simple tasks, the Legionnaires pretend to reject him, until they reveal that the three tasks were merely intitiation pranks which proved he is a good sport.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Lightning Lad called Lightning Boy in this story. There are several other unidentified Legionnaires in this story. The main Legionnaires are not in their usual costumes.

The Rogue Legionnaire! (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Jim Shooter
Pencils
Jim Shooter (layouts); Curt Swan (pencils)
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Brainiac 5; Colossal Boy; Shrinking Violet; Saturn Girl; Chameleon Boy; Superboy]; Universo; Rond Vidar
Synopsis
Universo steals a time bubble, and the Legionnaires use a student's time cube to travel to the past in search of him.
Reprints

Part II: Ambushed Across the Ages! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Jim Shooter
Pencils
Jim Shooter (layouts); Curt Swan (pencils)
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
Milton Snapinn

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Colossal Boy; Saturn Girl; Brainiac 5; Shrinking Violet; Chameleon Boy; Superboy]; Napoleon Bonaparte; Universo; Rond Vidar
Synopsis
Rond Vidar returns the Legionnaires to their own time and they stop Universo from taking hypnotic control of the United Planets Inner Council.
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The Legion of Substitute Heroes! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
John Forte
Inks
John Forte
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Sun Boy; Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Chameleon Boy; Bouncing Boy; Colossal Boy; Brainiac 5; Shrinking Violet]; Legion of Substitute Heroes [Polar Boy; Night Girl; Stone Boy; Fire Lad; Chlorophyll Kid]
Synopsis
A group of rejected applicants band together as the Legion of Substitute Heroes and thwart the Plant Men's scheme to take over the Earth.
Reprints

[Adventure Comics #300] (Table of Contents: 7)

Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack C. Harris [as JCH] (intro text)
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Sun Boy; Saturn Girl; Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lad, Triplicate Girl; Mon-El]
Reprints

The Fatal Five! Part I: To Save a Galaxy! (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Jim Shooter
Pencils
Jim Shooter (layouts); Curt Swan (pencils)
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Ferro Lad; Superboy; Princess Projectra; Cosmic Boy; Sun Boy]; Fatal Five [Tharok; Emerald Empress; Validus; Persuader; Mano]
Synopsis
As a last resort, the Legion decides to enlist the villainous Fatal Five to defend Earth from the Sun-Eater.
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Part II: An S.O.S. to Evil! (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Jim Shooter
Pencils
Jim Shooter (layouts); Curt Swan (pencils)
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
Milton Snapinn

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Ferro Lad; Princess Projectra; Superboy; Sun Boy; Cosmic Boy]; Fatal Five [Tharok; Emerald Empress; Validus; Persuader; Mano]
Synopsis
After the Legionnaires collect each of the Fatal Five, the heroes and villains prepare to confront the Sun-Eater, while Tharok plans for the aftermath.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Combines "An S.O.S. to Evil!" from Adventure Comics #352 (minus its final page) and "The Doomed Legionnaire!" from Adventure Comics #353 (minus its first page).

Part III: Slain by the Sun-Eater! (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Jim Shooter
Pencils
Jim Shooter (layouts); Curt Swan (pencils)
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
Milton Snapinn

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Cosmic Boy; Princess Projectra; Ferro Lad (death); Sun Boy; Brainiac 5; Invisible Kid; Colossal Boy; Chameleon Boy; Saturn Girl]; Fatal Five [Persuader; Validus; Tharok; Emerald Empress; Mano]
Synopsis
Ferro Lad knocks out Superboy and sacrifices his life delivering the bomb which destroys the Sun-Eater.
Reprints
Keywords
Shanghalia

The Legion of Super-Heroes Current Membership (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
List of Legion members, their civilian names, and powers. (List current as of December 1979, our time).

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Legion of Super-Heroes / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Giordano [as dg] (signed)
Inks
Dick Giordano [as dg] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
For the first time in one mighty magazine...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Brainiac 5; Shadow Lass; Timber Wolf; Tyroc; Princess Projecta; Ultra Boy; Dream Girl; Wildfire; Light Lass; Mon-El; Sun Boy; Shrinking Violet]

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Previews of the stories in the issue. Headshots of the Legionnaires.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Legion of Super-Heroes Featuring Superboy
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  2. 1. Legion of Super-Heroes
  3. 2. [Adventure Comics #247]
    Superboy
  4. 3. The Legion of Super-Heroes
    Superboy
  5. 4. The Rogue Legionnaire!
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  6. 5. Part II: Ambushed Across the Ages!
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  7. 6. The Legion of Substitute Heroes!
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  8. 7. [Adventure Comics #300]
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  9. 8. The Fatal Five! Part I: To Save a Galaxy!
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  10. 9. Part II: An S.O.S. to Evil!
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  11. 10. Part III: Slain by the Sun-Eater!
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  12. 11. The Legion of Super-Heroes Current Membership
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  13. 12. ["For the first time in one mighty magazine..."]
    Legion of Super-Heroes
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  • Nick Caputo
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