The Best of DC #57 [Direct]
(February 1985)

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Price
1.50 USD; 2.00 CAD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1984-10-09
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics Inc.
Brand
DC Blue Ribbon Digest
Editing
Nicola Cuti (editor); Tom Condon (managing editor)

Issue Notes

No date in indicia. Date on cover only. On-sale date from DC Releases #9.
This issue has variants:

A Tale of Revenge! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Pat Broderick
Inks
Pat Broderick
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Saturn Girl; Shrinking Violet; Light Lass; Chameleon Boy; Invisible Kid; Cosmic Boy; Brainiac 5]; Superboy

Indexer Notes

The cover illustrates "The Revolt of the Girl Legionnaires!"

Best of DC -- The Legion of Super-Heroes (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
Nicola Cuti ?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Part I: The Legion of Super-Outlaws! (Table of Contents: 2)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
John Forte
Inks
John Forte
Colors
Jeanine Casey
Letters
Vivian Berg

Genre
superhero
Characters
Heroes of Lallor [Beast Boy; Gas Girl; Evolvo Lad; Duplicate Boy; Life Lass]; Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Shrinking Violet; Star Boy; Saturn Girl; Sun Boy; Chameleon Boy; Invisible Kid]; Marden King
Synopsis
Marden King tricks the Heroes of Lallor into fighting the Legion, in revenge for the Legion's earlier defeat of his brother Jungle King.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Origin and first appearances of Beast Boy, Gas Girl, Evolvo Lad, Life Lass, and Duplicate Boy.

The Origin and Powers of the Legion of Super-Heroes (Table of Contents: 3)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Listing of Legionaires, their identities, and their powers.

Indexer Notes

Article begins on bottom third of page 11 of the digest, continues on bottom third of pages 19, 26, 34, 42, and concludes on the bottom third of page 49. This is different than the other sequence of the same name in this issue.

Part II: The Battle of the Super-Teams! (Table of Contents: 4)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
John Forte
Inks
John Forte
Colors
Jeanine Casey
Letters
Vivian Berg

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Colossal Boy; Ultra Boy; Mon-El; Shrinking Violet; Superboy; Star Boy; Invisible Kid; Element Lad; Cosmic Boy; Chameleon Boy; Sun Boy; Lightning Lad]; Heroes of Lallor [Duplicate Boy; Gas Girl; Life Lass; Beast Boy; Evolvo Lad]; Marden King
Synopsis
The Heroes of Lallor realize they have been tricked and turn on Marden King.
Reprints

Part I: Lex Luthor Meets the Legion of Super-Heroes! (Table of Contents: 5)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
John Forte
Inks
John Forte
Colors
Shelley Eiber
Letters
Vivian Berg

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Sun Boy; Star Boy; Cosmic Boy; Brainiac 5; Matter-Eater Lad; Triplicate Girl; Lightning Lad; Phantom Girl; Shrinkng Violet; Light Lass; Invisible Kid; Mon-El; Superboy (in flashback)]; Lex Luthor
Synopsis
Lex Luthor convinces the Legion he has come to the future from a time before he turned evil.
Reprints

Part II: The Super-Vengeance of Lex Luthor! (Table of Contents: 6)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
John Forte
Inks
John Forte
Colors
Shelley Eiber
Letters
Vivian Berg

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Matter-Eater Lad; Triplicate Girl; Phantom Girl; Brainiac 5; Light Lass; Colossal Boy; Sun Boy; Star Boy; Element Lad; Mon-El; Shrinking Violet; Lightning Lad; Invisible Kid; Cosmic Boy; Superboy; Supergirl; Saturn Girl; Ultra Boy; Chameleon Boy; Element Lad]; Lex Luthor; Proty II
Synopsis
Luthor seemingly dissolves the Legionnaires, but they have the last laugh on him.
Reprints

Part I: The Revolt of the Girl Legionnaires! (Table of Contents: 7)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 7.66 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
John Forte
Inks
John Forte
Colors
George Roberts
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Light Lass; Triplicate Girl; Shrinking Violet; Supergirl; Phantom Girl; Saturn Girl; Ultra Boy; Mon-El; Lightning Lad; Colossal Boy; Matter-Eater Lad; Element Lad; Invisible Kid; Brainiac 5; Cosmic Boy; Superboy]; Proty II
Synopsis
The girl Legionnaires turn on the boys.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Light Lass' costume emblem becomes a cloud.

Part II: The Triumph of the Super-Heroines (Table of Contents: 8)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 6.66 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
John Forte
Inks
George Klein
Colors
George Roberts
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Saturn Girl; Light Lass; Triplicate Girl; Supergirl; Shrinking Violet; Superboy; Chameleon Boy; Star Boy; Phantom Girl; Ultra Boy; Mon-El; Cosmic Boy; Brainiac 5; Element Lad]; Queen Azura
Synopsis
The source of the plot is revealed and the boys are restored.
Reprints

Part I: The Lone Wolf Legionnaire! (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
John Forte
Inks
George Klein
Colors
Karin Orlando
Letters
Milt Snapinn

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

Indexer Notes

Origin and 1st appearance Lone Wolf.

Part II: The Youth Who Wasn't Human (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

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

Indexer Notes

Light Lass' costume emblem becomes feather

[Part I]: The Lad Who Wrecked the Legion! (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Jim Mooney
Inks
Jim Mooney
Colors
Shelley Eiber
Letters
David Huffine

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Triplicate Girl; Sun Boy; Superboy; Cosmic Boy; Triplicate Girl; Invisible Kid; Star Boy; Shrinking Violet; Mon-El; Ultra Boy; Lightning Lad; Phantom Girl]; Command Kid; Bouncing Boy
Synopsis
Command Kid joins the Legion, but his arrogance puts off some of the Legionnaires. Star Boy, however, asks Command Kid to help him become as powerful as he is.
Reprints

Part II: The Secret of the Legion Rookie?! (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Jim Mooney
Inks
Jim Mooney
Colors
Shelley Eiber
Letters
David Huffine

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Sun Boy; Lightning Lad; Shrinking Violet; Cosmic Boy; Invisible Kid; Star Boy; Triplicate Girl; Superboy; Phantom Girl; Ultra Boy; Saturn Girl; Element Lad]; Command Kid
Synopsis
More Legionnaires submit to Command Kid's treatment, but Saturn Girl and Element Lad return with the solution to the mystery of Command Kid just in time.
Reprints

[Part I]: The Bizarro-Legion! (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Jim Mooney
Inks
Jim Mooney
Colors
Helen Vesik
Letters
David Huffine

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Saturn Girl; Triplicate Girl; Invisible Kid; Lightning Lad; Chameleon Boy; Brainiac 5; Ultra Boy; Mon-El]; Time Trapper; Legion of Stupor-Bizarros [Bizarro-Superboy; Bizarro-Lightning Lad; Bizarro-Invisible Kid; Bizarro-Chameleon Boy; Bizarro-Brainiac 5; Bizarro-Saturn Girl]
Synopsis
The Legion rejects Bizarro-Superboy's request for membership, so he sets off to create his own Legion.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The Legionnaires switch from flight belts to rings in this story.

Part II: The Mad, Mad, Mad Bizarro-Legion (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Jim Mooney
Inks
Jim Mooney
Colors
Helen Vesik
Letters
David Huffine

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Light Lass; Triplicate Girl; Ultra Boy; Mon-El; Saturn Girl; Element Lad; Lightning Lad; Cosmic Boy; Invisible Kid]; Legion of Stupor-Bizarros [Bizarro-Ultra Boy; Bizarro-Mon-El; Bizarro-Superboy; Bizarro-Saturn Girl; Bizarro-Cosmic Boy; Bizarro-Invisible Kid]
Synopsis
Superboy, with Element Lad's aid, tricks Bizarro-Superboy into disbanding the Bizarro-Legion.
Reprints

The Origin and Powers of the Legion of Super-Heroes (Table of Contents: 15)

Legion of Super-Heroes / character profile / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Synopsis
Origins and powers of the Legionnaires
Reprints

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

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Paul Levitz (credited)
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-1789

Indexer Notes

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

Be Sure to Miss! (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Legion of Super-Heroes / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Related Scans
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. A Tale of Revenge!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  2. 1. Best of DC -- The Legion of Super-Heroes
  3. 2. Part I: The Legion of Super-Outlaws!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  4. 3. The Origin and Powers of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  5. 4. Part II: The Battle of the Super-Teams!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  6. 5. Part I: Lex Luthor Meets the Legion of Super-Heroes!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  7. 6. Part II: The Super-Vengeance of Lex Luthor!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  8. 7. Part I: The Revolt of the Girl Legionnaires!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  9. 8. Part II: The Triumph of the Super-Heroines
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  10. 9. Part I: The Lone Wolf Legionnaire!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  11. 10. Part II: The Youth Who Wasn't Human
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  12. 11. [Part I]: The Lad Who Wrecked the Legion!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  13. 12. Part II: The Secret of the Legion Rookie?!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  14. 13. [Part I]: The Bizarro-Legion!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  15. 14. Part II: The Mad, Mad, Mad Bizarro-Legion
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  16. 15. The Origin and Powers of the Legion of Super-Heroes
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  17. 16. The Story Behind the Stories
  18. 17. Be Sure to Miss!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
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