The Legion of Super-Heroes #6

Published
July 1984
Page count
84
Cover price
0.99 AUD
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
Australian Edition DC
 
Australian Edition DC

Credits

Editing
, editor

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Show/hide Cover Untitled (Legion of Super Heroes) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Legion of Super Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Code
C-289
Characters
Supergirl; Invisible Kid; Colossal Boy; Dawnstar; Superboy; Sun Boy; White Witch; Karate Kid; Queen Projectra; Timber Wolf; Phantom Girl; Blok; Star Boy; Dream Girl; Brainiac Five; Ultra Boy; Wildfire; Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Lightning Lad; Mon-El; Element Lad; Chameleon Boy; Proty II; Shadow Lass [Shadow Woman]; Duo Damsel; Bouncing Boy

Credits

Art
Carmine Infantino, penciller (Supergirl)
 
Paris Cullins, penciller (Invisible Kid)
 
George Pérez, penciller (Colossal Boy)
 
Joe Kubert, penciller (Dawnstar)
 
Kurt Schaffenberger, penciller (Superboy)
 
José Luis García-López, penciller (Sun Boy)
 
Don Heck, penciller (White Witch)
 
Jim Aparo, penciller (Karate Kid)
 
Jan Duursema, penciller (Queen Projectra)
 
Gene Colan, penciller (Timber Wolf)
 
Dave Cockrum, penciller (Phantom Girl)
 
Walt Simonson, penciller [as Walter Simonson] (Blok)
 
George Tuska, penciller (Star Boy)
 
James Sherman, penciller [as Jim Sherman] (Dream Girl)
 
Howard Chaykin, penciller (Brainiac 5)
 
Curt Swan, penciller (Ultra Boy)
 
Howard Bender, penciller (Wildfire)
 
Keith Giffen, penciller (Cosmic Boy, Proty II)
 
Dick Giordano, penciller (Saturn Girl)
 
Larry Mahlstedt, penciller (Lightning Lad)
 
Gil Kane, penciller (Mon-El)
 
Trevor Von Eeden, penciller [as Trevor von Eeden] (Element Lad)
 
Joe Orlando, penciller (Chameleon Boy)
 
Ross Andru, penciller (Shadow Lass)
 
Ernie Colón, penciller (Duo Damsel)
 
Joe Staton, penciller (Bouncing Boy)
 
Bob Oksner, inker (Supergirl)
 
Paris Cullins, inker (Invisible Kid)
 
George Pérez, inker (Colossal Boy)
 
Joe Kubert, inker (Dawnstar)
 
Kurt Schaffenberger, inker (Superboy)
 
José Luis García-López, inker (Sun Boy)
 
Don Heck, inker (White Witch)
 
Jim Aparo, inker (Karate Kid)
 
Jan Duursema, inker (Queen Projectra)
 
Frank Giacoia, inker (Timber Wolf)
 
Dave Cockrum, inker (Phantom Girl)
 
Walt Simonson, inker [as Walter Simonson] (Blok)
 
Mike DeCarlo, inker (Star Boy)
 
James Sherman, inker [as Jim Sherman] (Dream Girl)
 
Howard Chaykin, inker (Brainiac 5)
 
Curt Swan, inker (Ultra Boy)
 
Dave Hunt, inker (Wildfire)
 
Larry Mahlstedt, inker (Cosmic Boy)
 
Dick Giordano, inker (Saturn Girl)
 
Keith Giffen, inker (Lightning Lad)
 
Gil Kane, inker (Mon-El)
 
Trevor Von Eeden, inker [as Trevor von Eeden] (Element Lad)
 
Joe Orlando, inker (Chameleon Boy)
 
Dan Adkins, inker (Proty II)
 
Romeo Tanghal, inker (Shadow Lass)
 
Ernie Colón, inker (Duo Damsel)
 
Joe Staton, inker (Bouncing Boy)
Colours
Anthony Tollin, colourist
Text
, letterer
Editing
Karen Berger, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Legion of Super-Heroes (DC, 1980 series) #300 (June 1983)
No title recorded

Notes

Each character on this cover was drawn by a different artist as part of a guessing competition. The credits were revealed in The Legion of Super-Heroes (DC, 1980 series) #306 (December 1983) The cover of this book was a part of a contest. Readers could try to identify the artist who drew each character. The reader that guessed the most correctly won an autographed page of Giffen/Mahlstedt art from this issue. The contest winner was David C. Zimmerman of St. Louis, MO. Second-prize winners won a Legion poster. Cover credits are credited as revealed in the letter column for Legion of Super-Heroes #306 (December 1983).

Show/hide 1. The Future Is Forever (The Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 23 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Code
J-8620
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy [Clark Kent]; Element Lad; Phantom Girl; Ultra Boy; Colossal Boy; Invisible Kid [Jacques Foccart]; Wildfire; Brainiac 5; Mon-El; Shadow Lass [Shadow Woman]; White Witch; Cosmic Boy; Ferro Lad (flashback); Star Boy (cameo); Dream Girl (cameo); Blok (cameo); Dawnstar (cameo); Timber Wolf (cameo); Colossal Boy (cameo); Shrinking Violet (cameo)]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Rond Vidar; Circadia Senius; Douglas Nolan; Queeg; R. J. Brande; Chameleon Boy; Karate Kid (cameo); Queen Projectra (cameo); Bouncing Boy (cameo); Duo Damsel (cameo); Legion of Substitute Heroes (cameo) [Polar Boy; Infectious Lass; Porcupine Pete; Night Girl; Chlorophyll Kid; Fire Lad; Stone Boy; Color Kid]; Kid Psycho (cameo); Dr. Gym'll (cameo); Heroes of Lallor (cameo) [Duplicate Boy; Life Lass; Gas Girl; Evolvo Lad]; Shvaughn Erin (cameo); Elastic Lad [Jimmy Olsen] (cameo); Tornado Twins (cameo) [Don Allen; Dawn Allen]; Light Lass (cameo); Matter-Eater Lad (cameo); Wanderers (cameo) [Celebrand; Quantum Queen; Elvo; Ornitho]; Proty II (cameo); Paul Levitz (cameo); Keith Giffen (cameo); Larry Mahlstedt (cameo); John Costanza (cameo); Carl Gafford (cameo); Karen Berger (cameo); Garfield (cameo); Spider-Man (cameo); Batman (in shadow); Broot (cameo); Lenny (cameo); Squiggy (cameo)

Credits

Writing
Keith Giffen, plotter
 
Paul Levitz, plotter
 
Paul Levitz, scripter (script)
Art
Keith Giffen, penciller
 
Larry Mahlstedt, inker
Text
John Costanza, letterer
Editing
Karen Berger, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Legion of Super-Heroes (DC, 1980 series) #300 (June 1983)
The Future Is Forever!
Also printed
United States
Legion of Super-Heroes: 1,050 Years of the Future (DC, 2008 series) ([June] 2008)
The Future Is Forever!

Notes

This sequence is pages 1-5, 12, 18-20, 26, 27, 33, 34, 41, 42, 48-55 of the overall story. It reprints the anniversary issue of The Legion of Super-Heroes series, previously titled Superboy, then Superboy and The Legion of Super-Heroes. The last two pages are a double spread illustration featuring active, reserve and honorary Legion members, supporting characters, and Spider-Man, Garfield (from the daily comic strip), Batman (shadow), Lenny and Squiggy (from the TV series Laverne and Shirley), writer Paul Levitz, penciller Keith Giffen, inker Larry Mahlstedt, and editor Karen Berger.

Show/hide 2. The Future Is Forever: First Vision (Superboy) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy; Legion of Super-Heroes [Invisible Kid [Lyle Norg]; Colossal Boy; Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Chameleon Boy (cameo); Bouncing Boy (cameo); Sun Boy (cameo); Brainiac 5 (cameo); Shrinking Violet (cameo)]; Lex Luthor; Lana Lang; Pete Ross

Credits

Writing
Keith Giffen, plotter
 
Paul Levitz, plotter
 
Paul Levitz, scripter (script)
Art
Kurt Schaffenberger, line art
Text
John Costanza, letterer
Editing
Karen Berger, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Legion of Super-Heroes (DC, 1980 series) #300 (June 1983)
The Future Is Forever: First Vision
Also printed
United States
Legion of Super-Heroes: 1,050 Years of the Future (DC, 2008 series) ([June] 2008)
The Future Is Forever: First Vision

Synopsis

Superboy's Legionnaire friends arrive just in time to foil Lex Luthor's latest plot. Later, Superboy surprises them by resigning, saying that he needs to protect Earth in his own time to honor an oath made to his dying father.

Notes

Pages 6-11. A tale of the early Legion (pre-Adventure Comics #300), but in which Superboy's parents the Kents died much sooner.

Show/hide 3. The Future Is Forever: Second Vision (Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Saturn Girl; Colossal Boy; Light Lass; Chameleon Boy; Ultra Boy; Star Boy; Sun Boy; Phantom Girl; Duo Damsel; Matter-Eater Lad]; Legion of Substitute Heroes [Color Kid; Chlorophyll Lid; Fire Lad; Night Girl; Stone Boy; Polar Boy]; Computo; Legion of Super-Villains [Lightning Lord; Saturn Queen; Cosmic King]

Credits

Writing
Keith Giffen, plotter
 
Paul Levitz, plotter
 
Paul Levitz, scripter (script)
Art
Howard Bender, penciller [as Fortest]
 
Frank Giacoia, inker
Text
John Costanza, letterer
Editing
Karen Berger, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Legion of Super-Heroes (DC, 1980 series) #300 (June 1983)
The Future Is Forever: Second Vision
Also printed
United States
Legion of Super-Heroes: 1,050 Years of the Future (DC, 2008 series) ([June] 2008)
The Future Is Forever: Second Vision

Synopsis

Computo teams up with the Legion of Super-Villains to kill seven Legionnaires. The Legion of Substitute Heroes joins the Legion to replace the fallen members.

Notes

Pages 13-17. Drawn in the style of John Forte.

Show/hide 4. The Future Is Forever: Third Vision (Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Chameleon Boy [Chameleon Man]; Sun Boy [Sun Man]; Element Lad [Element Man]; Karate Kid [Karate King]; Timber Wolf]; Fatal Five [Persuader; Tharok; Validus; Emerald Empress; Mano]

Credits

Writing
Keith Giffen, plotter
 
Paul Levitz, plotter
 
Paul Levitz, scripter (script)
Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
Dan Adkins, inker
Text
John Costanza, letterer
Editing
Karen Berger, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Legion of Super-Heroes (DC, 1980 series) #300 (June 1983)
The Future Is Forever: Third Vision
Also printed
United States
Legion of Super-Heroes: 1,050 Years of the Future (DC, 2008 series) ([June] 2008)
The Future Is Forever: Third Vision

Synopsis

The Adult Legion battles the Fatal Five.

Notes

Pages 18-22. Additional members who have died since the first Adult Legion story (Adventure Comics #354-355) include Lightning Man, Saturn Woman, Cosmic Man, Matter-Eater Man, and Queen Projectra.

Show/hide 5. The Future Is Forever: Fourth Vision (Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Wildfire; Ultra Boy [Ultra Man]; Superman; Colossal Boy [Colossal Man]; Phantom Girl [Phantom Woman]; Element Lad [Element Man]; Tyroc; Chemical King; Sun Boy [Sun Man]]; Thom Kallor [Star Boy]; Nura Kallor [Dream Girl]

Credits

Writing
Keith Giffen, plotter
 
Paul Levitz, plotter
 
Paul Levitz, scripter (script)
Art
Dave Cockrum, line art
Text
John Costanza, letterer
Editing
Karen Berger, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Legion of Super-Heroes (DC, 1980 series) #300 (June 1983)
The Future Is Forever: Fourth Vision
Also printed
United States
Legion of Super-Heroes: 1,050 Years of the Future (DC, 2008 series) ([June] 2008)
The Future Is Forever: Fourth Vision

Synopsis

An alternate Adult Legion abolishes the Legion code against killing, which leads to Superman's resignation.

Notes

Pages 28-32.

Show/hide 6. The Future Is Forever: Fifth Vision (Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Lightning Lad; Saturn Girl; Light Lass; Dream Girl; Princess Projectra; Sun Boy; Colossal Boy; Cosmic Boy; Karate Kid; Phantom Girl; Dawnstar; Shadow Lass; Shrinking Violet; Brainiac 5]; Mordru; White Witch

Credits

Writing
Keith Giffen, plotter
 
Paul Levitz, plotter
 
Paul Levitz, scripter (script)
Art
James Sherman, line art
Text
John Costanza, letterer
Editing
Karen Berger, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Legion of Super-Heroes (DC, 1980 series) #300 (June 1983)
The Future Is Forever: Fifth Vision
Also printed
United States
Legion of Super-Heroes: 1,050 Years of the Future (DC, 2008 series) ([June] 2008)
The Future Is Forever: Fifth Vision

Synopsis

Mordru has conquered Earth but the Legion, with the help of the White Witch, drives him away once more.

Notes

Pages 35-40.

Show/hide 7. The Future Is Forever: Sixth Vision (Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Colossal Boy; Element Lad; Wildfire; Lightning Lad; Dream Girl; Chameleon Boy; Star Boy; Timber Wolf; Karate Kid; Blok; Brainiac 5 (cameo); Ultra Boy (cameo); Phantom Girl (cameo); Shrinking Violet (cameo); Dawnstar]; Matter-Eater Lad (cameo); The Dark Man

Credits

Writing
Keith Giffen, plotter
 
Paul Levitz, plotter
 
Paul Levitz, scripter (script)
Art
Joe Staton, penciller
 
Dick Giordano, inker
Text
John Costanza, letterer
Editing
Karen Berger, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Legion of Super-Heroes (DC, 1980 series) #300 (June 1983)
The Future Is Forever: Sixth Vision
Also printed
United States
Legion of Super-Heroes: 1,050 Years of the Future (DC, 2008 series) ([June] 2008)
The Future Is Forever: Sixth Vision

Synopsis

Still under the control of the Dark Man, the traitor Blok helps demolish Legion HQ, murdering the entire team.

Notes

Pages 43-47.

Show/hide 8. The Origins and Powers of the Legionnaires (The Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Code
J-4839

Credits

Writing
Paul Levitz, scripter
Art
James Sherman, penciller
 
Jack Abel, inker
Text
Gaspar Saladino, letterer
Editing
Joe Orlando, original Editor
 
Joe Orlando, original Managing Editor
 
Paul Levitz, original Editoral Consultant

Reprint history

First print
United States
All-New Collectors' Edition (DC, 1978 series) #C-55 ([March] 1978)
The Origins and Powers of the Legionnaires
Also printed
United States
The Best of DC (DC, 1979 series) #33 (February 1983)
The Origins and Powers of the Legionnaires
 
United States
Legion of Super-Heroes: 1,050 Years of the Future (DC, 2008 series) ([June] 2008)
The Origins and Powers of the Legionnaires

Notes

Only first two pages reprinted from a seven page feature.

Show/hide 9. Different Paths, Different Dooms (The Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 23 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Saturn Girl; Lightning Lad; Sun Boy; Star Boy; Ultra Boy; Brainiac 5; Timber Wolf; Colossal Boy; Dream Girl; Element Lad; Shrinking Violet; Blok; Karate Kid; Queen Projectra]; Chameleon Boy; R. J. Brande; Proty II; Supergirl; Durlans; Shvaughn Erin; Gigi Cusimano; Ontiir

Credits

Writing
Keith Giffen, plotter
 
Paul Levitz, plotter
 
Paul Levitz, scripter (script)
Art
Keith Giffen, penciller
 
Larry Mahlstedt, inker
Text
John Costanza, letterer
Editing
Karen Berger, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Legion of Super-Heroes (DC, 1980 series) #301 (July 1983)
Different Paths, Different Dooms

Status

This issue includes help from

  • Neil A Hansen

AusReprints ID

  • 1973

Entry created

  • 11/11/2004

Cover added

  • 03/10/2008

Index completed

  • 11/11/2004

Last updated

  • 03/01/2020