Adventure Comics #503 [Direct]
(September 1983)

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Volume
48
Price
1.25 USD; 1.50 CAD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1983-05-10
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Printer
Printed in U.S.A.
Editing
Nicola Cuti (credited) (editor)

The Legion Mutiny! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Ross Andru (signed as R. A.); Howard Bender (border)
Inks
Pablo Marcos (border); Joe Rubinstein (signed as J. R.)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
C-422
Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Saturn Girl; Chameleon Boy; Sun Boy; Duo Damsel; Brainiac 5; Lightning Lad; Bouncing Boy; Cosmic Boy]; Night Girl

Indexer Notes

Howard Bender confirmed his pencils and Pablo Marcos inks on the border artwork. Bender also confirmed the characters drawn in the border and back cover represented all the main characters that ever appeared in Adventure Comics (posted on his Facebook page, 21 June 2017).

Adventure Comics No. 503 (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
Nicola Cuti ?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Mutiny of the Legionnaires! Part I (Table of Contents: 2)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
John Forte
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
?
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Feature Logo
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Sun Boy; Cosmic Boy; Light Lass; Triplicate Girl; Star Boy; Lightning Lad; Matter-Eater Lad]; Time Trapper (first appearance)
Synopsis
Sun Boy gets a little crazy after being stressed for too long.
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Part II: The Castaway Legionnaires! (Table of Contents: 3)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
John Forte
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
?
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Feature Logo
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Triplicate Girl; Light Lass; Matter-Eater Lad; Lightning Lad; Star Boy; Sun Boy]
Synopsis
The Legion must survive after being stranded in space by the crazed Sun Boy.
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[Brickface the Wall-to-Wall Killer] (Table of Contents: 4)

Plastic Man / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Martin Pasko (credited)
Pencils
Joe Staton (credited)
Inks
Bob Smith (credited)
Colors
Glynis Oliver (credited as Glynis Wein)
Letters
Ben Oda (credited)
Editing
Len Wein (credited) (original story)

Genre
superhero; humor
Characters
Plastic Man; Woozy Winks; Brickface (villain); Mason Stucko (villain)
Synopsis
Plastic Man defeats the villains Brickface and the Trowel.
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Indexer Notes

Original cliffhanger ending removed.

The Big Pull (Table of Contents: 5)

Aquaman / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Skeates (credited)
Pencils
Jim Aparo (credited)
Inks
Jim Aparo (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Jim Aparo
Editing
Dick Giordano (credited) (original story)

Feature Logo
Aquaman [arching]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Aqualad [Garth]; Mera; Ocean Master [Orm Marius]
Synopsis
Aquaman struggles to escape a weird alien water-world, while Mera and Aqualad deal with Ocean Master while trying to figure out what happened to Aquaman.
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The Traders' Trap! (Table of Contents: 6)

Aquaman / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Skeates (credited)
Pencils
Jim Aparo (credited)
Inks
Jim Aparo (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Jim Aparo
Editing
Dick Giordano (credited) (original story)

Job Number
G-466
Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Mera
Synopsis
Aquaman deals with aliens and primitives in another dimension while trying to return home. Mera's desire for him to return helps bring him back.
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The Tower of the Dead! (Table of Contents: 7)

Zatanna / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Len Wein (credited)
Pencils
Gray Morrow (credited)
Inks
Gray Morrow (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-1419
Feature Logo
Zatanna the Magician!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Zatanna; Jeff Sloane; Gorgonus
Synopsis
Zatanna and Jeff are stranded in another dimension, where the king forces them to enter a mysterious castle. In the castle, the two encounter Gorgonus, a Medusa-like creature, who turns Jeff to stone.
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Kill-- or Be Killed (Table of Contents: 8)

Zatanna / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Len Wein (credited)
Pencils
Gray Morrow (credited)
Inks
Gray Morrow (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
superhero
Characters
Zatanna; Zatara; Jeff Sloane; Allura
Synopsis
Zatanna and Jeff return to Earth, which frees Jeff from his stony trap. They encounter and battle little goblins, who reveal that Zatara, Zatanna's father, is going to summon monsters to Earth. Zatanna battles Zatara, and learns his old foe Allura is really behind it all.
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[The Story of the Newsboy Legion] (Table of Contents: 9)

The Newsboy Legion / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Simon (credited); Jack Kirby (credited)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (credited)
Inks
Joe Simon (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Howard Ferguson

Job Number
X-204
Genre
adventure; children; superhero
Characters
Guardian (first appearance, origin); Newsboy Legion
Synopsis
Police officer Jim Harper discovers he can do good as the costumed Guardian in situations where the law is limited. Meanwhile, he also meets a group street kids who sell newspapers, and they help him bring down a criminal.
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Elastic Lad Jimmy and His Legion Romances! (Table of Contents: 10)

Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
John Forte
Inks
John Forte
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese

Feature Logo
Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen
Genre
superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen [Elastic Lad]; Legion of Super-Heroes [Saturn Girl; Light Lass; Triplicate Girl; Sun Boy (cameo); Ultra Boy (cameo)]; Lucy Lane
Synopsis
The ladies of the Legion bring Jimmy Olsen to the future to make him feel better about himself after he is snubbed by Lucy Lane.
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[New Comics #1 cover] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Pencils
Vin Sullivan (signed)
Inks
Vin Sullivan (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

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[New Adventure Comics #12 cover] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Pencils
Whitney Ellsworth
Inks
Whitney Ellsworth
Colors
?
Letters
?

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[New Adventure Comics #15 cover] (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Pencils
Creig Flessel
Inks
Creig Flessel
Colors
?

Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

The Story Behind the Stories / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Paul Levitz (credited)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Comments about the Legion stories in the issue.

100 Pages of Thrills! (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Legion Mutiny!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  2. 1. Adventure Comics No. 503
  3. 2. The Mutiny of the Legionnaires! Part I
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  4. 3. Part II: The Castaway Legionnaires!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  5. 4. [Brickface the Wall-to-Wall Killer]
    Plastic Man
  6. 5. The Big Pull
    Aquaman
  7. 6. The Traders' Trap!
    Aquaman
  8. 7. The Tower of the Dead!
    Zatanna
  9. 8. Kill-- or Be Killed
    Zatanna
  10. 9. [The Story of the Newsboy Legion]
    The Newsboy Legion
  11. 10. Elastic Lad Jimmy and His Legion Romances!
    Jimmy Olsen
  12. 11. [New Comics #1 cover]
  13. 12. [New Adventure Comics #12 cover]
  14. 13. [New Adventure Comics #15 cover]
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    The Story Behind the Stories
  16. 15. 100 Pages of Thrills!
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