The Best of DC #67 [Direct]
(December 1985)

DC, 1979 Series
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Price
1.50 USD; 2.00 CAD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1985-08-13
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics Inc.
Brand
DC Blue Ribbon Digest
Editing
Nicola Cuti

Issue Notes

[Starfinger] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Karl Kesel
Inks
Karl Kesel
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Cosmic Boy; Ultra Boy; Brainiac 5; Phantom Girl]; Starfinger

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.

Starfinger! (Table of Contents: 2)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 14.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Light Lass; Sun Boy; Ultra Boy; Matter-Eater Lad; Colossal Boy; Phantom Girl; Lightning Lad [also as Starfinger]; Cosmic Boy; Star Boy; Saturn Girl; Brainiac 5; Mon-El; Element Lad; Invisible Kid; Light Lass]; Dr. Hanscom
Synopsis
The Legionnaires must guard the valuable mineral rejuvium from Starfinger, who threatens to destroy the Seven Wonders of the 30th Century. While confronting him, Saturn Girl gets a glimpse of his thoughts and realizes that he is a Legionnaire.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

1st appearance of Magnetic Lad (as Pol Krinn, Cosmic Boy's brother) original splash from second chapter eliminated

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Digest Forum / letters page / 2.33 pages (report information)

Script
Nicola Cuti
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Seeing all the old LEGION stories again...

Indexer Notes

Feature starts as bottom third of page 17 of the digest, continues as bottom third of page 24, 33, 41, 48, 56 and concludes as bottom third of page 71. Letters of comment from readers Rob Griffin and Errol W. Knowles.

Part I: The True Identity of Starfinger! (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
John Forte
Inks
George Klein
Colors
Shelley Eiber
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Lightning Lad [also as Starfinger]; Superboy; Brainiac 5; Saturn Girl; Cosmic Boy; Shrinking Violet; Triplicate Girl; Chameleon Boy; Star Boy; Mon-El; Phantom Girl; Light Lass; Matter-Eater Lad; Colossal Boy]; Dr. Hanscom
Synopsis
The Legionnaires try to trap Starfinger.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continues from previous story.

Part II: The Secret of Starfinger! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
John Forte
Inks
George Klein
Colors
Shelley Eiber
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Lightning Lad [also as Starfinger]; Superboy; Matter-Eater Lad; Ultra Boy; Saturn Girl; Light Lass; Cosmic Boy; Brainiac 5; Chameleon Boy; Triplicate Girl; Star Boy; Phantom Girl; Mon-El]; Dr. Hanscom
Synopsis
The Legionnaires trap Starfinger and discover he is Lightning Lad and that he was hypnotized by Dr. Lanscom.
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The Insect Queen of Smallville (Table of Contents: 6)

Superboy / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
George Papp
Inks
George Papp
Colors
Shelley Eiber
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Lana Lang [also as Insect Queen]; Mrs. Lang
Synopsis
Lana helps an alien who rewards her with a ring that gives her the powers of insects.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Origin of Lana Lang's Insect Queen identity.

Part I: The Weddings That Wrecked the Legion (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
John Forte
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
Karin Orlando
Letters
Vivian Berg

Genre
superhero
Characters
Sun Boy; Light Lass; Cosmic Boy; Superboy; Brainiac 5; Chameleon Boy; Ultra Boy; Phantom Girl; Saturn Girl; Lightning Lad; Mon-El; Shrinking Violet; Triplicate Girl; Colossal Boy
Synopsis
Two pairs of Legionnaires marry, leaving membership spots open for some secret agents who plan to join in disguise.
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Indexer Notes

Brainiac 5 elected Legion leader.

Part II: The Legionnaire Dropouts! (Table of Contents: 8)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 7.67 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 [Superboy; Brainiac 5; Element Lad; Mon-El; Cosmic Boy; Chameleon Boy; Saturn Girl; Phantom Girl; Lightning Lad; Ultra Boy]; Night Girl; Size Lad; Chlorophyll Kid; Blackout Boy; Magnetic Kid; Proty II
Synopsis
The secret agents join the group and turn on the Legionnaires, but it was all a ruse to flush them out.
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The Menace of the Sinister Super-Babies (Table of Contents: 9)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 14.67 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
John Forte
Inks
John Forte
Colors
George Roberts
Letters
Vivian Berg

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Star Boy; Ultra Boy; Chameleon Boy; Matter-Eater Lad; Saturn Girl; Element Lad; Light Lass; Invisible Kid; Brainiac 5]; Time Trapper; Glorith
Synopsis
The Time Trapper sends Glorith to turn the Legionnaires into children. But the child Legionnaires cause such havoc, that when Brainiac 5 and Superboy cross the Time Trapper's barrier, he agrees to reverse the process if they will go away and leave him alone.
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Indexer Notes

Original splash page from the second chapter eliminated.

The Sacrifice of Kid Psycho (Table of Contents: 10)

Superboy / comic story / 7.66 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
George Papp
Inks
George Papp
Colors
Jeanine Casey
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Kid Psycho; Legion of Super-Heroes [Saturn Girl; Cosmic Boy; Chameleon Boy; Lightning Lad; Sun Boy]
Synopsis
Kid Psycho comes from the Legion's time and impresses Superboy, who returns with him to the 30th century for reconsideration of Kid Psycho's petition for membership. But when Superboy learns the reason Kid Psycho was rejected, he suggests that he be made the Legion's secret weapon.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

origin and first appearance of Kid Psycho

Starfire Is Gettiing Married (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

New Teen Titans / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Hunters of the Super-Beasts (Table of Contents: 12)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 18.66 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
John Forte
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
George Roberts
Letters
Vivian Berg

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Phantom Girl; Lightning Lad; Superboy; Brainiac 5; Sun Boy; Mon-El; Invisible Kid; Chameleon Boy; Saturn Girl; Colossal Boy; Star Boy; Phantom Girl]; Heroes of Lallor [Beast Boy; Evolvo Lad; Gas Girl; Life Lass; Duplicate Boy]
Synopsis
The Legionnaires need Beast Boy for a case, but he has turned his back on humanity. When they try to track down Beast Boy, he runs and ends up giving his life to save a young girl who is nice to him.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Original splash page from second chapter eliminated.

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know... (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Who's Who / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

The Story Behind the Stories (Table of Contents: 14)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Paul Levitz (credited)
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-2067

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Annotation of the issues Legion stories.

The Legion Faces -- Traitors! Beasts! Marriage! (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Starfinger]
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  2. 1. Best of DC -- The Legion of Super-Heroes
  3. 2. Starfinger!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  4. 3. ["Seeing all the old LEGION stories again..."]
    Digest Forum
  5. 4. Part I: The True Identity of Starfinger!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  6. 5. Part II: The Secret of Starfinger!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  7. 6. The Insect Queen of Smallville
    Superboy
  8. 7. Part I: The Weddings That Wrecked the Legion
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  9. 8. Part II: The Legionnaire Dropouts!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  10. 9. The Menace of the Sinister Super-Babies
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  11. 10. The Sacrifice of Kid Psycho
    Superboy
  12. 11. Starfire Is Gettiing Married
    New Teen Titans
  13. 12. Hunters of the Super-Beasts
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  14. 13. Everything You Ever Wanted to Know...
    Who's Who
  15. 14. The Story Behind the Stories
  16. 15. The Legion Faces -- Traitors! Beasts! Marriage!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
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