The Best of DC #64 [Direct]
(September 1985)

DC, 1979 Series
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Price
1.50 USD; 2.00 CAD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1985-05-14
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics Inc.
Brand
DC Blue Ribbon Digest
Printer
Printed in U.S.A.
Editing
Nicola Cuti (credited) (editor); Tom Condon (credited) (managing editor)

Issue Notes

Superboy and the Legion Battle the Moby Dick of Space! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Paris Cullins
Inks
Bob Smith
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy; Legion of Super-Heroes [Brainiac 5; Saturn Girl; Lightning Lad]; Moby Dick of Space

Indexer Notes

Wrap-around cover.

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

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Table of contents and indicia information.

Superboy and the Five Legion Traitors (Table of Contents: 2)

Superboy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (credited)
Pencils
Curt Swan (credited)
Inks
George Klein (credited)
Colors
Shelley Eiber (credited)
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Feature Logo
Superboy
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy; Legion of Super-Heroes [Chameleon Boy; Ultra Boy; Invisible Kid; Brainiac 5; Element Lad]; Police Chief Parker; Lana Lang
Synopsis
Superboy accidentally arrives in a parallel world where the Legion are villains.
Reprints

[Part I]: The Secret of the Mystery Legionnaire! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Feature Logo
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Triplicate Girl; Cosmic Boy; Invisible Kid; Mon-El; Chameleon Boy; Star Boy; Colossal Boy; Sun Boy; Shrinking Violet]; Dynamo Boy [Vorm]; Pargg; Eye-ful Ethel; The Mess
Synopsis
Space pirate Vorm joins the Legion as Dynamo Boy and begins to eliminate the Legionnaires.
Reprints

Part II: The Victory of the Evil Legionnaire! (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Feature Logo
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Shrinking Violet; Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Chameleon Boy; Triplicate Girl; Ultra Boy; Star Boy; Sun Boy; Brainiac 5; Colossal Boy; Element Lad; Invisible Kid; Lightning Lad; Light Lass]; Dynamo Boy
Synopsis
Dynamo Boy expels the remaining Legionnaires and makes plans for a new member drive.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Continues in next story.

[Part I]: The Triumph of the Legion of Super-Villains! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Jerry Siegel (credited)
Pencils
Jim Mooney (credited)
Inks
Jim Mooney (credited)
Colors
George Roberts (credited)
Letters
David Huffine

Feature Logo
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
superhero
Characters
Dynamo Boy; Golden Boy; The Polecat; Animal Lad; The Tusker; Legion of Super-Villains [Lightning Lord; Saturn Queen; Cosmic King]; Legion of Substitute-Heroes [Stone Boy; Chlorophyll Kid; Night Girl; Fire Lad; Polar Boy]
Synopsis
Dynamo Boy accepts as members the Legion of Super-Villains, over the Subs' objections.
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Indexer Notes

Story continues from previous story.

Part II: The Revolt of the Super-Villains! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Jim Mooney
Inks
Jim Mooney
Colors
George Roberts
Letters
David Huffine

Feature Logo
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
superhero
Characters
Dynamo Boy; Legion of Super-Villains [Lightning Lord; Cosmic King; Saturn Queen]; Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Mon-El; Element Lad; Shrinking Violet; Triplicate Girl; Invisible Kid; Saturn Girl; Cosmic Boy]
Synopsis
The LSV turns on Dynamo Boy and sends him into the future. The ex-Legionnaires, keeping track of events from far off, challenge the LSV to a final confrontation.
Reprints

Part I: The Super-Moby Dick of Space! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Edmond Hamilton (credited)
Pencils
John Forte (credited)
Inks
George Klein
Colors
Helen Vesik (credited)
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Feature Logo
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Saturn Girl; Lightning Lad; Brainiac 5; Sun Boy; Ultra Boy]; Dr. Lanphier
Synopsis
Lightning Lad loses an arm to the Super-Moby Dick of Space. When Ultra Boy fails to subdue the space creature, Lightning Lad leads a team against it.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This reprinting credits John Forte as the only artist. However, Mort Weisinger's records credit George Klein, as does the ICG Legion of Super-Heroes index. Legion of Super-Heroes: The Silver Age Omnibus Volume 2 also credits George Klein.

Part II: The Cosmic Quest of Lightning Lad! (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
John Forte
Inks
George Klein
Colors
Helen Vesik
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Feature Logo
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Lightning Lad; Saturn Girl; Brainiac 5; Superboy; Colossal Boy; Ultra Boy; Sun Boy]; Dr. Lanphier
Synopsis
Lightning Lad shrinks the space creature to its original size with the help of the scientist who accidentally enlarged it.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This reprinting credits John Forte as the only artist. However, Mort Weisinger's records credit George Klein, as does the ICG Legion of Super-Heroes index. Legion of Super-Heroes: The Silver Age Omnibus Volume 2 also credits George Klein.

Part I: The War between Krypton and Earth! (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Feature Logo
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Chameleon Boy; Phantom Girl; Brainiac 5; Light Lass; Star Boy; Saturn Girl; Colossal Boy; Superboy; Element Lad; Lightning Lad; Triplicate Girl]; Zat-El; Leta Lal
Synopsis
The Legionnaires travel to the past to find out the story behind an ancient artifact which refers to a war between Earth and Krypton. The half that goes to Earth's past finds space travellers colonizing ancient Atlantis; the other half accompanies a group of Kryptonians who leave anti-scientific Krypton for Earth.
Reprints

Part II: The Civil War of the Legion (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Feature Logo
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Colossal Boy; Saturn Girl; Superboy; Brainiac 5; Light Lass; Star Boy; Chameleon Boy; Lightning Lad; Element Lad; Mon-El]; Zat-El; Leta Lal; Jhor Lal
Synopsis
While the Atlanteans and Kryptonians fight, Brainiac 5 discovers why Earth's air irritates the Atlanteans and helps them adapt to life under the sea. Later, back in the future, Superboy finds more artifacts that explain what happened to the Kryptonians.
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Part I: The Unknown Legionnaire (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Edmond Hamilton (credited)
Pencils
John Forte (credited)
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff (credited)
Colors
Jeanine Casey (credited)
Letters
Vivian Berg

Feature Logo
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Brainiac 5; Saturn Girl; Sun Boy; Supergirl [also as Unknown Boy]; Cosmic Boy; Chameleon Boy; Phantom Girl]; Norm Eldor
Synopsis
Superboy recalls a case when the Legionnaires were helped by a hero called Unknown Boy.
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Part II: The Secret of Unknown Boy (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

Feature Logo
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Phantom Girl; Cosmic Boy; Sun Boy; Saturn Girl; Brainiac 5; Supergirl [also as Unknown Boy]; Mon-El]; Norm Eldor
Synopsis
After Unknown Boy helps the Legion finish a case, Superboy figures out that under the costume is Supergirl. Supergirl then recalls going through a red kryptonite cloud and losing her memory, but knowing she had to protect her secret identity, and so creating the Unknown Boy costume.
Reprints

Legion Headquarters (Table of Contents: 13)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Nicola Cuti (credited) (pp. 1, 4); E. Nelson Bridwell (credited) (pp. 2-3)
Pencils
James Sherman (credited) (p. 1); Keith Giffen (credited) (p. 4); Jim Janes (credited) (pp. 2-3)
Inks
Jack Abel (credited) (p. 1); Frank Chiaramonte (credited) (pp. 2-3); Larry Mahlstedt (credited) (p. 4)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Feature Logo
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
superhero

[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. Discussion of the stories in the issue.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Superboy and the Legion Battle the Moby Dick of Space!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  2. 1. Best of DC -- The Legion of Super-Heroes
  3. 2. Superboy and the Five Legion Traitors
    Superboy
  4. 3. [Part I]: The Secret of the Mystery Legionnaire!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  5. 4. Part II: The Victory of the Evil Legionnaire!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  6. 5. [Part I]: The Triumph of the Legion of Super-Villains!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  7. 6. Part II: The Revolt of the Super-Villains!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  8. 7. Part I: The Super-Moby Dick of Space!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  9. 8. Part II: The Cosmic Quest of Lightning Lad!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  10. 9. Part I: The War between Krypton and Earth!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  11. 10. Part II: The Civil War of the Legion
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  12. 11. Part I: The Unknown Legionnaire
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  13. 12. Part II: The Secret of Unknown Boy
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  14. 13. Legion Headquarters
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    The Story Behind the Stories
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