(1991 [January 1992])

DC, 1991 Series
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Volume
1
Price
39.95 USD; 47.95 CAD
Pages
264
On-sale Date
1991-12-05
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics Inc.
Brand
DC Archive Editions
ISBN
1-56389-020-8 Search at WorldCat
Editing
Michael Charles Hill

Issue Notes

Table of Contents page mistakenly omitted; included as insert with second volume. All lettering credits from other indexes and sources.
This issue has variants:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
Rick Taylor

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Lightning Lad; Saturn Girl; Cosmic Boy]

Legion of Super-Heroes Archives Volume One (Table of Contents: 1)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

teaser on dust jacket flaps (inside front and inside back)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Legion of Super-Heroes / credits, title page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
Tom McCraw; Rick Taylor
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lightning Lad [as Lightning Boy]; Saturn Girl; Cosmic Boy

Indexer Notes

Title and credits page with indicia information, illustrated with a detail from the cover of Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #247.

Foreword (Table of Contents: 3)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Gold
Pencils
John Forte (spot illustration 1); John Byrne (spot illustration 2)
Inks
John Forte (spot illustration 1); John Byrne (spot illustration 2)
Colors
Tom McCraw; Rick Taylor
Letters
typeset

Characters
Bouncing Boy (spot illustration 1); Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Lightning Lad; Saturn Girl; Cosmic Boy; Triplicate Girl] (spot illustration 2)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The first illustration is taken from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #301; the second illustration is taken from Interlac (the Legion APA).

The Origin and Powers of the Legion of Super-Heroes (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
Tom McCraw; Rick Taylor
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Phantom Girl; Triplicate Girl; Brainiac 5; Lightning Lad; Bouncing Boy; Invisible Kid; Shrinking Violet; Cosmic Boy; Chameleon Boy; Saturn Girl; Colossal Boy; Sun Boy
Synopsis
Origins and powers of 12 of the Legionnaires.
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The Legion of Super-Heroes (Table of Contents: 5)

Superboy / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
Tom McCraw; Rick Taylor
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy; Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lad [as Lightning Boy]; Saturn Girl]; Jonathan Kent (cameo)
Synopsis
Three teens from the future offer Superboy membership in their super-hero club. But when Superboy fails to complete three simple tasks, the Legionnaires pretend to reject him, until they reveal that the three tasks were merely intitiation pranks which proved he is a good sport.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First appearance of the Legion of Super-Heroes. Lightning Lad is called Lightning Boy in this story only and all three Legionnaires appear in these costumes in this issue only. Several other unidentified Legionnaires appear in this story, including one who is colored to imply he is Brainiac 5.

Prisoner of the Super-Heroes (Table of Contents: 6)

Superboy / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
George Papp
Inks
George Papp
Colors
Tom McCraw; Rick Taylor
Letters
Joe Letterese

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy; Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lad; Saturn Girl]; Krypto; Martha Kent; Jonathan Kent
Synopsis
The Legion returns to 20th Century to discredit Superboy and exile him from Earth.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Second appearance of the Legion of Super-Heroes

The Three Super-Heroes (Table of Contents: 7)

Supergirl / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Jim Mooney
Inks
Jim Mooney
Colors
Tom McCraw; Rick Taylor
Letters
Joe Letterese

Genre
superhero
Characters
Supergirl; Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lad; Saturn Girl; Chameleon Boy; Colossal Boy; Invisible Kid]; Superman
Synopsis
The Legion comes to the 20th century to meet Supergirl and invites her to come to the 30th Century to apply to join the Legion.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Third appearance of the Legion of Super-Heroes; first appearance of Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, and Invisible Kid.

The Army of Living Kryptonite Men! (Table of Contents: 8)

Superboy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
George Papp
Inks
George Papp
Colors
Tom McCraw; Rick Taylor
Letters
Joe Letterese

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy; Lex Luthor; Lana Lang; Jonathan Kent; Krypto; Lightning Lad; Cosmic Boy (cameo); Saturn Girl (cameo)
Synopsis
Luthor lures Superboy into a kryptonite trap, but he is saved by a timely appearance of Lightning Lad.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Luthor speculates about the existence of a Legion of Super-Villains, and their future first appearance is plugged in the final caption of the story.

Lana Lang and the Legion of Super-Heroes (Table of Contents: 9)

Superboy / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
George Papp
Inks
George Papp
Colors
Tom McCraw; Rick Taylor
Letters
Joe Letterese

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy; Lana Lang; Star Boy; Legion of Super-Heroes [Chameleon Boy; Lightning Lad; Saturn Girl; Cosmic Boy] (in flashback)
Synopsis
Lana uses Star Boy in an attempt to make Superboy jealous.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First appearance of Star Boy, who has powers similar to Superboy's in this story only. Story is re-written version of story from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #195 (December 1953).

Supergirl's Three Super Girl-Friends (Table of Contents: 10)

Supergirl / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Jim Mooney
Inks
Jim Mooney
Colors
Tom McCraw; Rick Taylor
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Supergirl; Legion of Super-Heroes [Saturn Girl; Phantom Girl; Triplicate Girl; Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lad; Shrinking Violet; Bouncing Boy; Sun Boy; Brainiac 5]; Brainiac; Koko; Lori Lemaris; Jerro; Krypto
Synopsis
Supergirl again travels to the 30th century to tryout for the Legion, and this time is inducted alongside Brainiac 5.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First apprearances of Phantom Girl, Triplicate Girl, Shrinking Violet, Bouncing Boy, Sun Boy, and Brainiac 5.

Superboy's Big Brother! [Superboy's Big Brother! Part 1] (Table of Contents: 11)

Superboy / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Bernstein
Pencils
George Papp
Inks
George Papp
Colors
Tom McCraw; Rick Taylor
Letters
Joe Letterese

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy [Kal-El]; Mon-El [also as Bob Cobb]; Martha Kent; Jonathan Kent; Krypto (cameo); Jor-El (flashback); Lara (flashback)
Synopsis
When a space ship crashes outside Smallville, Superboy finds an amnesiac super-powered youth who might be his older brother. He christens him Mon-El and sets him up with a secret identity, but he soon finds evidence that Mon-El is not in fact Kryptonian.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First appearance of Mon-El. Story is re-written version of "Superman's Big Brother" from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #80 (January-February 1953).

The Secret of Mon-El! [Superboy's Big Brother! Part 2] (Table of Contents: 12)

Superboy / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Bernstein
Pencils
George Papp
Inks
George Papp
Colors
Tom McCraw; Rick Taylor
Letters
Joe Letterese

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy; Mon-El [Bob Cobb; Lar Gand] (origin); Martha Kent; Jonathan Kent; Lana Lang; Miss Joyce; King Mycerinua; Rhodopis; Jor-El (flashback); Lara (flashback); Phantom Zone
Synopsis
Trying to prove Mon-El isn't actually Kryptonian, Superboy accidentally exposes him to lead, which both poisons him and returns his memory. He remembers that he is a space explorer from Daxam named Lar Gand, who visited Krypton, meeting Jor-El and Lara, before arriving on Earth. To save his life, Superboy sends Lar Gand into the Phantom Zone until he can cure him of his lead poisoning.
Reprints

The Legion of Super-Villains (Table of Contents: 13)

Superman / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
Tom McCraw; Rick Taylor
Letters
Milton Snapinn

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Legion of Super-Heroes [Lightning Man; Cosmic Man; Saturn Woman]; Lex Luthor; Legion of Super-Villains [Cosmic King; Lightning Lord; Saturn Queen]
Synopsis
Luthor contacts and teams up with the Legion of Super-Villains from 30th Century.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First appearance of adult Legion of Super-Heroes and Legion of Super-Villains

The Secret of the Seventh Super-Hero! (Table of Contents: 14)

Superboy / comic story / 13.67 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Bernstein
Pencils
George Papp
Inks
George Papp
Colors
Tom McCraw; Rick Taylor
Letters
Joe Letterese

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy; Tom Tanner; Martha Kent; unnamed Sun Boy impostor; Legion of Super-Heroes [Brainiac 5; Saturn Girl; Lightning Lad, Chameleon Boy; Cosmic Boy; Phantom Girl, Sun Boy]; Lana Lang; Krypto
Synopsis
An impostor Sun Boy has Superboy help him assemble a robot.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story is in part a re-written version of "The Two Clark Kents" from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #191 (August 1953). Writer credit from index of original issue. Credited as "Unknown" in Table of Contents.

The Legion of Super-Traitors! (Table of Contents: 15)

Superboy / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
Tom McCraw; Rick Taylor
Letters
Milton Snapinn

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy; Lana Lang; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Krypto; Legion of Super-Heroes [Lightning Lad; Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl]; Jax-Ur; General Zod; Mon-El; Legion of Super-Pets [Krypto; Streaky; Super-Monkey; Super-Horse]
Synopsis
The Brain-Globes of Rambat attempt to use the Legion in their plan to take over Earth, but the Legion gather the Legion of Super-Pets who can't be mind-controlled.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First appearance of the Legion of Super-Pets. Also first appearance of Supergirl's Super-Horse, before his first appearance in her series.

Supergirl's Greatest Challenge (Table of Contents: 16)

Supergirl / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Jim Mooney
Inks
Jim Mooney
Colors
Tom McCraw; Rick Taylor
Letters
Milton Snapinn

Genre
superhero
Characters
Supergirl; Fred Danvers; Edna Danvers; Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lad; Saturn Girl; Sun Boy; Bouncing Boy; Brainiac 5]; Whizzy
Synopsis
During a trip to the 30th century, the Legionnaires seemingly lose their powers and Supergirl must cover for them, but it is really a trap to send her into the Phantom Zone.
Reprints

Superman's Super-Courtship! (Table of Contents: 17)

Supergirl / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Jim Mooney
Inks
Jim Mooney
Colors
Tom McCraw; Rick Taylor
Letters
Milton Snapinn

Genre
superhero
Characters
Supergirl; Fred Danvers; Edna Danvers; Superman; Helen of Troy; Legion of Super-Heroes [Lightning Man; Cosmic Man; Phantom Woman; Triplicate Woman?; Chameleon Man; Sun Man; Saturn Woman]; Luma Lynai
Synopsis
Supergirl tries to find the perfect mate for Superman.
Reprints

The Boy with Ultra-Powers! (Table of Contents: 18)

Superboy / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
Tom McCraw; Rick Taylor
Letters
Milton Snapinn

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy; Ultra Boy [Jo Nah, also as Gary Crane], Marla Latham [also as Ben Crane]; Pete Ross; Jonathan Kent; Krypto; Lana Lang
Synopsis
Ultra Boy must discover Superboy's secret identity as an initiation test for entrance into the Legion.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First appearances of Ultra Boy and Marla Latham.

The Face behind the Lead Mask (Table of Contents: 19)

Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
John Forte; Al Plastino (page 4 and some Superboy and Luthor faces only)
Inks
John Forte; Al Plastino (page 4 and some Superboy and Luthor faces only)
Colors
Tom McCraw; Rick Taylor
Letters
Milton Snapinn

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Lightning Lad; Sun Boy; Superboy; Chameleon Boy (statue); Bouncing Boy (statue); Shrinking Violet (statue); Invisible Kid [Lyle Norg] (statue)]; Lex Luthor; Urthlo; Mon-El
Synopsis
At a regular meeting of the Legion of Super-Heroes, the Legionnaires lose control of their powers. Urthlo arrives and announces that he now controls the Legionnaires' powers and there is nothing they can do about it. But Saturn Girl comes up with a serum to temporarily cure Mon-El and immunize him against lead, and Superboy releases him from the Phantom Zone to knock out Urthlo, who turns out to be an automaton created by Lex Luthor sent into the future to destroy the Legion.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Mon-El becomes a member of the Legion in this story.

The Secret Origin of Bouncing Boy (Table of Contents: 20)

Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
John Forte
Inks
John Forte
Colors
Tom McCraw; Rick Taylor
Letters
Milton Snapinn

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Bouncing Boy; Sun Boy; Cosmic Boy; Shrinking Violet; Lightning Lad; Chameleon Boy; Saturn Girl; Triplicate Girl; Colossal Boy; Phantom Girl; Ultra Boy]
Synopsis
Bouncing Boy tells a group of applicants how he got his powers and gained acceptance into the Legion.
Reprints

Sun-Boy's Lost Power! (Table of Contents: 21)

Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
John Forte
Inks
John Forte
Colors
Tom McCraw; Rick Taylor
Letters
Milton Snapinn

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Sun Boy; Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Superboy; Ultra Boy; Bouncing Boy]; Pete Ross
Synopsis
Sun Boy loses his powers and has to find a way to recharge them.
Reprints

The Fantastic Spy! (Table of Contents: 22)

Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
John Forte
Inks
John Forte
Colors
Tom McCraw; Rick Taylor
Letters
Joe Letterese

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Sun Boy; Lightning Lad; Brainiac 5; Matter-Eater Lad; Bouncing Boy; Chameleon Boy; Shrinking Violet; Superboy]; Dr. Landro
Synopsis
The newest Legionnaire, Matter-Eater Lad, is accused of being a spy.
Reprints

The Stolen Super-Powers! (Table of Contents: 23)

Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
John Forte
Inks
John Forte
Colors
Tom McCraw; Rick Taylor
Letters
Joe Letterese

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Shrinking Violet; Bouncing Boy; Sun Boy; Cosmic Boy; Chameleon Boy; Colossal Boy; Saturn Girl; Triplicate Girl; Brainiac 5; Invisible Kid; Matter-Eater Lad; Lightning Lad; Ultra Boy; Mon-El; Superboy; Supergirl]; Lori Lemaris; Zaryan the Conqueror
Synopsis
Saturn Girl tries to sacrifice herself after she finds out that a computer predicts the death of a legionnaire fighting Zaryan, but Lightning Lad dies instead.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Saturn Girl is elected Legion leader.

The Secret of the Mystery Legionnaire (Table of Contents: 24)

Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
John Forte
Inks
John Forte
Colors
Tom McCraw; Rick Taylor
Letters
Joe Letterese

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Sun Boy; Shrinking Violet; Bouncing Boy; Cosmic Boy; Mon-El [as Marvel Lad, the Legionnaire Lemon]; Saturn Girl; Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lad; Colossal Boy; Brainiac 5; Superboy (in flashback)]
Synopsis
In tryouts to replace the fallen Lightning Lad, Marvel Lad wows the Legionnaires, who reveals he is Mon-El, now cured by Brainiac 5.
Reprints

Cover Gallery (Table of Contents: 25)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

The Legion of Super-Heroes! (Table of Contents: 26)

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

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
Tom McCraw; Rick Taylor
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy; Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lad [as Lightning Boy]; Saturn Girl]
Reprints

Prisoner of the Super-Heroes! (Table of Contents: 27)

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

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
Tom McCraw; Rick Taylor
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy; Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Lightning Lad]
Reprints

The Secret of the Seventh Super-Hero! (Table of Contents: 28)

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

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
Tom McCraw; Rick Taylor
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy; Legion of Super-Heroes [Sun Boy; Brainiac 5; Cosmic Boy; Phantom Girl; Chameleon Boy; Saturn Girl; Lightning Lad]
Reprints

The Legion of Super-Traitors! (Table of Contents: 29)

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

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
Tom McCraw; Rick Taylor
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy; Legion of Super-Heroes [Lightning Lad; Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl]
Reprints

Superboy in "Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes!" (Table of Contents: 30)

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

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
Tom McCraw; Rick Taylor
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Sun Boy; Saturn Girl; Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lad, Triplicate Girl; Mon-El]
Reprints

The End of Sun Boy! (Table of Contents: 31)

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

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
Tom McCraw; Rick Taylor
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Sun Boy; Ultra Boy; Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl]
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 32)

Superboy / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye; George Klein
Colors
Tom McCraw
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy; Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lad; Saturn Girl; Sun Boy; Brainiac 5; Phantom Girl; Chameleon Boy; Triplicate Girl; Mon-El]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Four small cover reproductions.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  2. 1. Legion of Super-Heroes Archives Volume One
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  4. 3. Foreword
  5. 4. The Origin and Powers of the Legion of Super-Heroes
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  6. 5. The Legion of Super-Heroes
    Superboy
  7. 6. Prisoner of the Super-Heroes
    Superboy
  8. 7. The Three Super-Heroes
    Supergirl
  9. 8. The Army of Living Kryptonite Men!
    Superboy
  10. 9. Lana Lang and the Legion of Super-Heroes
    Superboy
  11. 10. Supergirl's Three Super Girl-Friends
    Supergirl
  12. 11. Superboy's Big Brother! [Superboy's Big Brother! Part 1]
    Superboy
  13. 12. The Secret of Mon-El! [Superboy's Big Brother! Part 2]
    Superboy
  14. 13. The Legion of Super-Villains
    Superman
  15. 14. The Secret of the Seventh Super-Hero!
    Superboy
  16. 15. The Legion of Super-Traitors!
    Superboy
  17. 16. Supergirl's Greatest Challenge
    Supergirl
  18. 17. Superman's Super-Courtship!
    Supergirl
  19. 18. The Boy with Ultra-Powers!
    Superboy
  20. 19. The Face behind the Lead Mask
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  21. 20. The Secret Origin of Bouncing Boy
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  22. 21. Sun-Boy's Lost Power!
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  23. 22. The Fantastic Spy!
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  24. 23. The Stolen Super-Powers!
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  25. 24. The Secret of the Mystery Legionnaire
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  26. 25. Cover Gallery
  27. 26. The Legion of Super-Heroes!
    Superboy
  28. 27. Prisoner of the Super-Heroes!
    Superboy
  29. 28. The Secret of the Seventh Super-Hero!
    Superboy
  30. 29. The Legion of Super-Traitors!
    Superboy
  31. 30. Superboy in "Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes!"
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  32. 31. The End of Sun Boy!
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  33. 32. [no title indexed]
    Superboy
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