(April 1981)

DC, 1980 Series
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Volume
2
Price
0.95 USD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1981-01-08
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC Blue Ribbon Digest
Barcode
0709893345204
Editing
Jack C. Harris
Color
Color
Dimensions
5" x 6.75" (12.7 cm x 17.1cm)
Paper Stock
Glossy cardstock cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue is a variant of DC Special Blue Ribbon Digest (DC, 1980 series) #8 [Direct].

On-sale date from Comic Reader #187.


[The Dark Circle; The Fatal Five] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Dick Giordano [as dg] (signed)
Inks
Dick Giordano [as dg] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Karate Kid; Shadow Lass; Star Boy; Phantom Girl]

Legion of Super-Heroes Contents (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack C. Harris ?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Escape of the Fatal Five (Table of Contents: 2)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Shooter
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Milton Snapinn; Morris Waldinger ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Shadow Lass (intro); Brainiac 5; Karate Kid; Superboy; Cosmic Boy]; Fatal Five [Mano; Tharok; Emerald Empress; Persuader; Validus]
Synopsis
The Legion is sent to Talok VIII to investigate its sudden belligerence, with its native heroine Shadow Lass, and fall into separate traps designed for each one of them. The Legionnaires escape their traps, but their energy in doing so powers the Fatal Five's escape from the dimension into which they were flung after their last encounter with the Legion.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continues in the following sequence.

The Fight for the Championship of the Universe! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Jim Shooter
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Morris Waldinger ?; Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Karate Kid; Superboy; Brainiac 5]; Shadow Lass; Fatal Five [Validus; Emerald Empress; Tharok; Persuader; Mano]
Synopsis
The Legion discovers that the Fatal Five were behind the belligerence of Talok VIII, while the Fatal Five head to Earth and its Universal Weapons Control Panel. But the Fatal Five discover they need a third key held at Legion Headquarters to operate the weapon. By the time they get there it is being defended by the returned Legionnaires. The Legionnaires fight the Fatal Five long enough for the U.P. Forces to come to their rescue and force the Five to flee.
Reprints

No Escape from the Circle of Death! (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Jim Shooter
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein; Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
Bob Le Rose
Letters
Ray Holloway ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Lightning Lad; Duo Damsel; Cosmic Boy; Superboy; Phantom Girl; Invisible Kid; Sun Boy; Karate Kid; Ferro Lad (statue); Star Boy; Brainiac 5]; Fatal Five [Validus; Emerald Empress; Tharok; Persuader; Mano] (all in cameo); The Dark Circle; Sensei
Synopsis
While the new Legion Headquarters is being built, Karate Kid heads to Japan, while The Dark Circle watches from afar. The Dark Circle invades Japan, and everything seems hopeless until Brainiac 5 uses the Miracle Machine, a gift from a Controller, to repel the invasion.
Reprints

Lost: A Million Miles from Home! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Dave Cockrum
Inks
Mike Grell
Colors
Lynne Gelfer
Letters
Joe Letterese

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Colossal Boy; Shrinking Violet]
Synopsis
Colossal Boy and Shrinking Violet are stuck on a cruiser with no power, except when Colossal Boy isn't on it.
Reprints

The Fatal Five Who Twisted Time! (Table of Contents: 6)

Superboy; Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Dave Cockrum
Inks
Dave Cockrum
Colors
Adrienne Roy [as Adrienne]
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy; Fatal Five [Emerald Empress; Persuader; Tharok; Validus; Mano]; Lana Lang; Legion of Super-Heroes [Brainiac 5; Element Lad; Princess Projectra; Karate Kid; Chameleon Boy [also as Mano]; Mon-El; Colossal Boy]
Synopsis
At a carnival in his own time period, Superboy faces the Fatal Five. A Legion team trails the Fatal Five to Superboy's time, while, due to a time-distortion machine placed in Superboy's time by the Fatal Five, the rest of the Legion and their headquarters fade from existence in the future. The Legion team in Superboy's time disables the time-distorting machine, and so in the future Legion headquarters rematerializes, imprisoning Mano and Tharok.
Reprints

Legion Cover Gallery (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Neal Adams
Letters
Ira Schnapp; Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Small reprints of the covers for the three stories in the issue.

Who are the Legion's Greatest Foes? (Table of Contents: 8)

Legion of Super-Heroes / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack C. Harris ?
Pencils
Dick Giordano
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Duo Damsel; Bouncing Boy; Phantom Girl; Karate Kid; Element Lad; Lightning Lad; Saturn Girl; Star Boy; Chameleon Boy; Cosmic Boy; Colossal Boy]

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Previews of the stories in the issue, surrounded by headshots of Legion members.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [The Dark Circle; The Fatal Five]
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  2. 1. Legion of Super-Heroes Contents
  3. 2. Escape of the Fatal Five
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  4. 3. The Fight for the Championship of the Universe!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  5. 4. No Escape from the Circle of Death!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  6. 5. Lost: A Million Miles from Home!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  7. 6. The Fatal Five Who Twisted Time!
    Superboy; Legion of Super-Heroes
  8. 7. Legion Cover Gallery
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  9. 8. Who are the Legion's Greatest Foes?
    Legion of Super-Heroes
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