The Best of DC #33 [Direct]
(February 1983)

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Volume
5
Price
1.25 USD; 1.50 CAD
Pages
100
Indicia frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1982-10-12
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC Blue Ribbon Digest
Editing
Dick Giordano (managing editor); Paul Levitz (editor); Nicola Cuti (editor)
Color
Color
Dimensions
5" x 6.75"
Paper Stock
Glossy cardstock cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
squarebound
Publishing Format
was ongoing

Secret Origins of the Legion of Super-Heroes and Some Super-Villains, Too! (Table of Contents)

Legion of Super-Heroes / cover / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Keith Giffen [as Giffen] (signed)
Inks
Mike DeCarlo [as DeCarlo] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
C-251
Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Lightning Lad; Light Lass; Dawnstar; Wildfire; Timber Wolf]; Grimbor; The Infinite Man

Indexer Notes

Wrap-around cover.

Secret Origins of the Legion of Super-Heroes and Some Super-Villains, Too! (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
Nick Cuti ?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Part I: The Lone Wolf Legionnaire! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Sun Boy; Light Lass; Chameleon Boy; Cosmic Boy; Matter-Eater Lad; Saturn Girl; Superboy; Mon-El; Ultra Boy; Lightning Lad; Brainiac 5]; Lone Wolf
Synopsis
While investigating robberies on Zoon, the Legionnaires extend an invitation of membership to Lone Wolf, but he refuses.
Reprints

Part II: The Youth Who Wasn't Human! (Table of Contents: 3)

Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Light Lass; Cosmic Boy; Mon-El; Chameleon Boy; Sun Boy; Brainiac 5; Ultra Boy; Lightning Lad]; Lone Wolf
Synopsis
Lone Wolf reveals that he refused membership because he is an android, but the Legion discovers he is not what he thinks.
Reprints

The One-Shot Hero! (Table of Contents: 4)

A New Tale of the Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Dave Cockrum
Inks
Dave Cockrum
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Phantom Girl; Chemical King; Shrinking Violet; Mon-El; Princess Projectra; Chameleon Boy; Colossal Boy; Bouncing Boy]; Erg-1
Synopsis
Erg-1 is rejected for membership in the Legion when he refuses to demonstrate his unique power.
Reprints

Dawnstar Rising (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Paul Kupperberg; Paul Levitz (plot)
Pencils
James Sherman
Inks
Bob McLeod
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Shelly Leferman

Job Number
J-8523
Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Origin of Dawnstar.

Brotherly Hate! (Table of Contents: 6)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
George Tuska
Inks
George Tuska
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Lightning Lad; Timber Wolf; Light Lass; Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl]; Superboy; Lightning Lord; R. J. Brande
Synopsis
Lightning Lad, Light Lass, and Timber Wolf track down Lightning Lord.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story includes short retellings of the Legion origin story from Superboy #147 (with the original members erroneously in their current costumes) and the Lightning Lad/Lightning Lass/Lighting Lord origin. In the fight to subdue him, Lightning Lord's hair is turned white, as it had already appeared in the adult Legion stories.

The Trillion-Dollar Trophies, Part 1: The Living Key (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Jim Shooter
Pencils
Mike Grell
Inks
Bob Wiacek
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Origin of Grimbor.

[The Trillion-Dollar Trophies] Chapter 2: Charma and the Chain-Maker (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Jim Shooter
Pencils
Mike Grell
Inks
Bob Wiacek
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

[The Trillion-Dollar Trophies] Part 3: Divided and Conquered (Table of Contents: 9)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Shooter
Pencils
Mike Grell
Inks
Bob Wiacek
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

The Infinite Man Who Conquered the Legion! (Table of Contents: 10)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Levitz
Pencils
James Sherman
Inks
Bob Wiacek
Colors
Liz Berube
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
superhero
Reprints

The Origins and Powers of the Legionnaires (Table of Contents: 11)

Legion of Super-Heroes / character profile / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Levitz
Pencils
James Sherman
Inks
Jack Abel
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

[Cover - Superboy & the Legion Super-Heroes #233] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Mike Grell
Inks
Mike Grell
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Denny O'Neil (original)

Genre
superhero
Reprints

[Cover - Superboy #221] (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Mike Grell
Inks
Mike Grell
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Murray Boltinoff; Jack Harris (assistant)

Genre
superhero
Reprints

[Cover - Adventure Comics #327] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Mort Weisinger

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy; Jonathan Kent
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Camelot 3000 / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Story Behind the Stories (Table of Contents: 16)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Paul Levitz (credited)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Discussion of the stories in the issue.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Secret Origins of the Legion of Super-Heroes and Some Super-Villains, Too!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  2. 1. Secret Origins of the Legion of Super-Heroes and Some Super-Villains, Too!
  3. 2. Part I: The Lone Wolf Legionnaire!
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  4. 3. Part II: The Youth Who Wasn't Human!
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  5. 4. The One-Shot Hero!
    A New Tale of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  6. 5. Dawnstar Rising
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  7. 6. Brotherly Hate!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  8. 7. The Trillion-Dollar Trophies, Part 1: The Living Key
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  9. 8. [The Trillion-Dollar Trophies] Chapter 2: Charma and the Chain-Maker
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  10. 9. [The Trillion-Dollar Trophies] Part 3: Divided and Conquered
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  11. 10. The Infinite Man Who Conquered the Legion!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  12. 11. The Origins and Powers of the Legionnaires
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  13. 12. [Cover - Superboy & the Legion Super-Heroes #233]
    Superboy & the Legion of Super-Heroes
  14. 13. [Cover - Superboy #221]
    Superboy & the Legion of Super-Heroes
  15. 14. [Cover - Adventure Comics #327]
    Superboy
  16. 15. ["It was foretold that England's greatest champion..."]
    Camelot 3000
  17. 16. The Story Behind the Stories
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