Showcase Presents: Legion of Super-Heroes #1

DC Comics

United States.

Published
[April] 2007
Page count
556
Cover price
16.99 USD; 20.99 CAD
Colour
Black & white
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/352977

Credits

Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (original editor)
Mort Weisinger (original editor)
Peter Hamboussi (editor collected edition)

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

Featuring

Feature
Superboy, Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy; Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lad [as Lightning Boy]; Saturn Girl]

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colours
Alex Sinclair
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (original editor)
Mort Weisinger (original editor)
Peter Hamboussi (editor collected edition)

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Printed in
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #247.
Show/hide 1. Table of Contents Credits, 4 pages

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 2. Adventure Comics #247 (Superboy, Legion of Super-Heroes) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superboy, Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy; Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lad [as Lightning Boy]; Saturn Girl]

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye

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From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #247.

Notes

In this first Legion story, Lightning Lad is referred to as "Lightning Boy" on the cover and in the story.

Show/hide 3. The Legion of Super-Heroes (Superboy) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

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

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Art
Al Plastino

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First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #247 (April 1958)
The Legion of Super-Heroes
Also printed
Australia
Century the 100 Page Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #29 ([October 1958?])
The Legion of Super-Heroes
 
United States
Superman Annual (DC, 1960 series) #6 (Winter 1963)
The Legion of Super-Heroes
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #6 ([November 1965?])
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #6 ([November 1965?])
The Legion of Super-Heroes
 
United States
DC Special Blue Ribbon Digest (DC, 1980 series) #1 (March-April 1980)
The Legion of Super-Heroes
 
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #491 (September 1982)
 
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #491 (September 1982)
The Legion of Super-Heroes
 
United States
The Legion of Super-Heroes Archives (DC, 1991 series) #1 (1991)
The Legion of Super-Heroes
 
United States
DC Silver Age Classics Adventure Comics 247 (DC, 1992 series) (1992)
The Legion of Super-Heroes
 
United States
Millennium Edition: Adventure Comics No. 247 (DC, 2000 series) (November 2000)
The Legion of Super-Heroes
 
United States
World's Best Comics: Silver Age Sampler (DC, 2004 series) (2004)
The Legion of Super-Heroes
 
United States
Legion of Super-Heroes: 1,050 Years of the Future (DC, 2008 series) ([June] 2008)
The Legion of Super-Heroes
 
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 2009 series) #0 (April 2009)
The Legion of Super-Heroes
From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #247.

Synopsis

Superboy meets three super-youths from the 30th century, who invite him to the future to join their club.

Notes

1st appearance of Legion; Lightning Lad called Lightning Boy; several other unidentified Legionnaires in story; Legionnaires not in regular costumes

Show/hide 4. Adventure Comics #267 (Superboy, Legion of Super-Heroes) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

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

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #267.
Show/hide 5. Prisoner of the Super-Heroes! (Superboy, Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 11 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy, Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy; Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Lightning Lad]; Krypto; Martha Kent; Jonathan Kent

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Art
George Papp
Letters
Joe Letterese

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #267.

Synopsis

Legion returns to 20th Century to discredit Superboy, then exile him from Earth because their futurescope shows he's going to turn evil.

Notes

2nd appearance of Legion, Saturn Girl has brown hair.

Show/hide 6. The Three Super-Heroes! (Supergirl) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Supergirl
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Supergirl; Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Lightning Lad; Chameleon Boy (1st); Colossal Boy (1st); Invisible Kid (1st)]; Superman

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Art
Jim Mooney
Letters
Joe Letterese

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First print
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #267 (August 1960)
The Three Super-Heroes
Also printed
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #334 (March 1966)
The Three Super-Heroes
 
Australia
Giant Supergirl Album (KG Murray, 1974 series) #5 ([March 1974?])
 
Australia
Giant Supergirl Album (KG Murray, 1974 series) #5 ([March 1974?])
The Three Super-Heroes
 
Australia
Superman Presents Supergirl Comic (Murray, 1977 series) #29 ([July 1978?])
The Three Super-Heroes!
 
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #492 (October 1982)
The Three Super-Heroes!
 
United States
The Legion of Super-Heroes Archives (DC, 1991 series) #1 (1991)
The Three Super-Heroes
 
United States
The Supergirl Archives (DC, 2001 series) #Volume 1 (2001)
The Three Super-Heroes!
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Supergirl (DC, 2007 series) #Volume One ([November] 2007)
The Three Super-Heroes!
From GCD
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #267.

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.

Notes

3rd app Legion of Super Heroes

Show/hide 7. The Army of Kryptonite Men! (Superboy) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy; Lex Luthor; Mr. Kent; Lana Lang; Krypto; Lightning Lad; Legion of Super-Heroes [Saturn Girl; Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lad] (flashback)

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Art
George Papp
Letters
Joe Letterese

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From GCD
from Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #86.

Synopsis

Luthor lures Superboy into a kryptonite trap, but he is saved by a timely appearance of Lightning Lad.

Show/hide 8. Adventure Comics #282 (Superboy, Legion of Super-Heroes) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superboy, Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy; Star Boy; Zynthia; Lana Lang

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye

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From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #282.
Show/hide 9. Lana Lang and the Legion of Super-Heroes (Superboy) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy; Star Boy; Lana Lang; Mr. Kent; Legion of Super-Heroes [Star Boy; Chameleon Boy; Lightning Lad; Saturn Girl; Cosmic Boy] (flashback); Mr. Lang; Mrs. Lang; Zynthia

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Art
George Papp

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #493 (November 1982)
From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #282.

Synopsis

Lana uses Star Boy in an attempt to make Superboy jealous.

Notes

Story is re-written version of story from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #195 (December 1953).

Show/hide 10. Supergirl's Three Super Girl-Friends! (Supergirl) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Supergirl
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Saturn Girl; Phantom Girl (intro); Triplicate Girl (intro, later Duo Damsel); Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lad; Shrinking Violet (intro), Bouncing Boy (intro), Sun Boy (intro), Brainiac 5 (intro, joins), Supergirl (joins) (all as the Legion of Super-Heroes); Brainiac (flashback); Kandor (flashback); Superman (flashback); Green Kryptonite; Lori Lemaris; Jerro; Krypto

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Art
Jim Mooney

Reprint history

Based on
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #276 (May 1961)
Supergirl's Three Super Girl-Friends!
Printed in
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #8 ([November 1961?])
Supergirl's Three Super-Girl Friends!
Also printed
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #147 (June 1968)
Supergirl's Three Super-Girl Friends!
 
Australia
Giant Superboy Album (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #5 ([June 1969?])
Supergirl's Three Super-Girl Friends
 
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #493 (November 1982)
 
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #493 (November 1982)
Supergirl's Three Super Girl-Friends!
 
United States
The Legion of Super-Heroes Archives (DC, 1991 series) #1 (1991)
Supergirl's Three Super Girl-Friends
 
United States
The Supergirl Archives (DC, 2001 series) #Volume 2 (2003)
Supergirl's Three Super Girl-Friends!
From GCD
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #276. Reprinted in Superboy (1949 series) #147
in Adventure Comics (1938 series) #493
in The Legion of Super-Heroes Archives (1991 series) #1

Synopsis

Supergirl again travels to the 30th century to tryout for the Legion, and this time is inducted alongside Brainiac 5.

Show/hide 11. Superboy #89 (Superboy) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy; Mon-El

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye

Reprint history

From GCD
from Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #89.
Show/hide 12. Superboy's Big Brother! (Superboy) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy; Mon-El; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Jor-El (flashback); Lara Lor-Van (flashback); Krypto

Credits

Script
Robert Bernstein
Art
George Papp
Letters
Joe Letterese

Reprint history

From GCD
from Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #89.

Synopsis

Superboy finds an amnesiac super-powered youth he thinks his older brother, and christens him Mon-El.

Notes

Story is re-written version of "Superman's Big Brother" from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #80.

Show/hide 13. The Secret of Mon-El! (Superboy) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Mon-El (also as Bob Cobb; revealed as Lar Gand (origin)); Martha & Jonathan Kent, Lana Lang app; Jor-El & Lara (flashback)

Credits

Script
Robert Bernstein
Art
George Papp
Letters
Joe Letterese

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From GCD
from Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #89.

Synopsis

Mon-El revealed to be Lar Gand, a Daxamite, who is poisoned by exposure to lead and must be sent to the Phantom Zone for survival.

Show/hide 14. Superman #147 (Superman) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Legion of Super-Villains [Cosmic King; Lightning Lord; Saturn Queen]

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye

Reprint history

From GCD
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #147.
Show/hide 15. The Legion of Super-Villains! (Superman) Comic story, 11 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Lex Luthor; Legion of Super-Villains [Cosmic King; Lightning Lord; Saturn Queen]; Legion of Super-Heroes [Lightning Man; Cosmic Saturn Woman; Cosmic Boy]

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Shelly Moldoff
Letters
Milton Snapinn

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From GCD
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #147.

Synopsis

Luthor contacts and teams up with the Legion of Super-Villains from 30th Century.

Show/hide 16. Adventure Comics #290 (Superboy) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy; Sun Boy (imposter)

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #290.
Show/hide 17. The Secret of the Seventh Super-Hero! (Superboy) Comic story, 14 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy; Legion of Super-Heroes [Sun Boy; Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lad; Saturn Girl; Chameleon Boy; Brainiac 5; Phantom Girl]; Sun Boy (imposter); Tom Tanner; Mrs. Kent; Lana Lang; Cyclops the Robot; Krypto

Credits

Script
Robert Bernstein
Art
George Papp
Letters
Joe Letterese

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #290 (November 1961)
The Secret of the Seventh Super-Hero!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #32 ([March 1962?])
The Secret of the Seventh Super-Hero
 
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #147 (June 1968)
The Secret of the Seventh Super-Hero!
 
Australia
Giant Superboy Album (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #5 ([June 1969?])
The Secret of the Seventh Super-Hero
 
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #495 (January 1983)
The Secret of the Seventh Super-Hero!
 
United States
The Legion of Super-Heroes Archives (DC, 1991 series) #1 (1991)
The Secret of the Seventh Super-Hero!
From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #290.

Synopsis

An imposter Sun Boy has Superboy help him assemble a robot.

Notes

Story is in part a re-written version of "The Two Clark Kents" from Adventure Comics (1938 series) #191.

Show/hide 18. Adventure Comics #293 (Superboy) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

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

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #293.
Show/hide 19. The Legion of Super-Traitors! (Superboy) Comic story, 14 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy; Legion of Super-Pets [Krypto; Streaky; Super-Monkey; Comet the Super-Horse (1st)]; Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Lightning Lad]; Mr. Kent; Lana Lang; Mrs. Kent; Jax-Ur; General Zod; Mon-El; Brain Globes of Rambat; Supergirl

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Letters
Milton Snapinn

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #293.

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.

Notes

1st Legion of Super-Pets

Show/hide 20. Supergirl's Greatest Challenge! (Supergirl) Comic story, 14 pages

Featuring

Feature
Supergirl
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Supergirl; Legion of Super-Heroes [Chameleon Boy; Cosmic Boy; Bouncing Boy; Lightning Lad; Sun Boy; Saturn Girl]; Whizzy (1st); Positive Man; Triplicate GIrl; Chameleon Boy; Streaky; Superman

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Art
Jim Mooney
Letters
Milton Snapinn

Reprint history

From GCD
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #287.

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.

Show/hide 21. Superman's Super-Courtship! (Supergirl) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Supergirl
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Supergirl; Legion of Super-Heroes [Lightning Man; Cosmic Man; Phantom Woman; Saturn Woman; Chameleon Boy]; Helen of Troy; Fred Danvers; Edna Danvers; Luma Lynai of Staryl (intro)

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Art
Jim Mooney
Letters
Milton Snapinn

Reprint history

Based on
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #289 (June 1962)
Superman's Super-Courtship!
 
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #496 (February 1983)
Superman's Super-Courtship!
Printed in
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #12 ([November 1962?])
Superman's Super-Courtship!
Also printed
United States
The Legion of Super-Heroes Archives (DC, 1991 series) #1 (1991)
Superman's Super-Courtship!
 
United States
Superman in the Sixties (DC, 1999) ([September] 1999)
Superman's Super-Courtship!
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Supergirl (DC, 2007 series) #2 ([December] 2008)
Superman's Super-Courtship
From GCD
from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #289.

Synopsis

Supergirl tries to find the perfect mate for Superman.

Show/hide 22. Superboy #98 (Superboy) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy; Ultra-Boy; Lana Lang

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein

Reprint history

From GCD
from Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #98.
Show/hide 23. The Boy With Ultra-Powers! (Superboy) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy; Ultra-Boy; Mrs. Kent; Mr. Kent; Marla; Pete Ross; Krypto; Lana Lang

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Letters
Milton Snapinn

Reprint history

From GCD
from Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #98.

Synopsis

Ultra Boy must discover Superboy's secret identity as an initiation test for entrance into the Legion.

Show/hide 24. Adventure Comics #300 (Superboy, Legion of Super-Heroes) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

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

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #300.
Show/hide 25. The Face Behind the Lead Mask! (Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy; Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Sun Boy; Lightning Lad; Mon-El]; Lex Luthor; Urthlo (robot)

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
John Forte
Inks
John Forte
Al Plastino (Superboy's face only)
Letters
Milton Snapinn

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #300 (September 1962)
The Face Behind the Lead Mask!
Also printed
Australia
Giant Superboy Album (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #5 ([June 1969?])
The Face Behind the Lead Mask
 
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #377 (June 1969)
The Face behind the Lead Mask
 
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #146 ([October 1971])
The Face Behind the Lead Mask
 
Australia
Super Heroes Album (Murray, 1977 series) #12 ([April 1979])
The Face Behind the Lead Mask
 
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #497 (March 1983)
The Face Behind the Lead Mask!
 
United States
The Legion of Super-Heroes Archives (DC, 1991 series) #1 (1991)
The Face behind the Lead Mask
 
United States
Superman: Tales from the Phantom Zone (DC, 2009 series) ([June] 2009)
The Face Behind the Lead Mask!
From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #300.

Synopsis

The Legion of Super-Heroes releases Mon-El from the Phantom Zone to help them battle Urthlo, but has to return him to the Phantom Zone to await a permanent cure to his lead poisoning.

Notes

Beginning of 1st regular Legion series. Mon-El joins.

Show/hide 26. The Secret Origin of Bouncing Boy! (Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Bouncing Boy; Chameleon Boy; Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Lightning Lad; Sun Boy; Shrinking Violet; Colossal Boy; Phantom Girl; Ultra-Boy; Triplicate Girl]; Lester Spiffany; Storm Boy

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Art
John Forte
Letters
Milton Snapinn

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #301.

Synopsis

Bouncing Boy tells a group of applicants how he got his powers and gained acceptance into the Legion.

Show/hide 27. Adventure Comics #302 (Superboy, Legion of Super-Heroes) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superboy, Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy; Legion of Super-Heroes [Sun Boy; Ultra-Boy; Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl]

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #302.
Show/hide 28. Sun-Boy's Lost Power! (Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Sun Boy; Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Chameleon Boy; Bouncing Boy; Shrinking Violet; Ultra-Boy]; Superboy

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Art
John Forte
Letters
Milton Snapinn

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #302.

Synopsis

Sun Boy loses his powers and has to find a way to recharge them.

Show/hide 29. The Fantastic Spy! (Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Chameleon Boy; Bouncing Boy; Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Sun Boy; Lightning Lad; Brainiac 5; Matter-Eater Lad]; Superboy

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Art
John Forte
Letters
Joe Letterese

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #303.

Synopsis

The newest Legionnaire, Matter-Eater Lad, is accused of being a spy.

Notes

Intro & origin Matter-Eater Lad, joins the Legion.

Show/hide 30. The Stolen Super-Powers! (Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 11 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Saturn Girl (elected Legion leader); Cosmic Boy; Sun Boy; Chameleon Boy; Lightning Lad (death of); Bouncing Boy; Shrinking Violet; Triplicate Girl; Brainiac 5; Invisible Kid; Colossal Boy; Matter-Eater Lad; Ultra-Boy]; Zaryan; Lori Lemaris

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Art
John Forte
Letters
Joe Letterese

Reprint history

Based on
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #304 (January 1963)
The Stolen Superpowers!
 
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #44 ([April 1963?])
The Stolen Super-Powers
 
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #403 (March-April 1971)
The Stolen Super-Powers!
Printed in
Australia
All Star Adventure Comic (KG Murray, 1973 series) #89 ([October 1974?])
The Stolen Super-Powers
Also printed
United States
The Legion of Super-Heroes Archives (DC, 1991 series) #1 (1991)
The Stolen Super-Powers!
From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #304.

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.

Show/hide 31. The Secret of the Mystery Legionnaire! (Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Saturn Girl; Cosmic Boy; Sun Boy; Lightning Lad; Bouncing Boy; Invisible Kid; Colossal Boy]; Antennae Boy; Dynamo Kid; Mon-El [Marvel Lad, the Legionnaire Lemon]; Superboy (in flashback)

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Art
John Forte
Letters
Joe Letterese

Reprint history

Based on
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #305 (February 1963)
The Secret of the Mystery Legionnaire!
 
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #403 (March-April 1971)
The Secret of the Mystery Legionnaire
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #77 ([January 1966?])
The Secret of the Mystery Legionnaire
Printed in
Australia
All Star Adventure Comic (KG Murray, 1973 series) #91 ([February 1975?])
The Secret of the Mystery Legionnaire!
Also printed
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #500 (June 1983)
The Secret of the Mystery Legionnaire!
 
United States
The Legion of Super-Heroes Archives (DC, 1991 series) #1 (1991)
The Secret of the Mystery Legionnaire
From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #305.

Synopsis

In tryouts to replace the fallen Lightning Lad, Marvel Lad wows the Legionnaires, then reveals he is Mon-El, now cured by Brainiac 5.

Show/hide 32. The Legion of Substitute Heroes! (Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 14 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Substitute Heroes [Polar Boy; Night Girl; Stoneboy; Fire-Lad; Chlorophyll Kid]; Legion of Super-Heroes [Sun Boy; Saturn Girl; Chameleon Boy; Bouncing Boy; Colossal Boy; Cosmic Boy; Brainiac 5]

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Art
John Forte
Letters
Joe Letterese

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #306.

Synopsis

A group of rejected applicants band together as the Legion of Substitute Heroes and thwart the Plant Men's scheme to take over the Earth.

Show/hide 33. Adventure Comics #307 (Legion of Super-Heroes) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Sun Boy; Bouncing Boy; Saturn Girl]; Mystery Lad

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #307.
Show/hide 34. The Secret Power of the Mystery Super-Hero! (Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Bouncing Boy; Sun Boy; Brainiac 5; Invisible Kid; Colossal Boy; Element Lad [Jan Arrah, also as Mystery Lad]]

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Art
John Forte
Letters
Joe Letterese

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #307.

Synopsis

The Legion takes in new member Mystery Lad on Saturn Girl's word and he helps them put an end to space pirate Roxxas.

Show/hide 35. The Return of Lightning Lad! (Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 11 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Lightning Lad; Bouncing Boy; Chameleon Boy; Sun Boy; Mon-El; Shrinking Violet; Supergirl; Lightning Lass]

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Art
John Forte
Letters
Joe Letterese

Reprint history

Based on
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #308 (May 1963)
The Return of Lightning Lad!
 
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #403 (March-April 1971)
The Return of Lightning Lad!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #52 ([December 1963?])
The Return of Lightning Lad
Printed in
Australia
All Star Adventure Comic (KG Murray, 1973 series) #92 ([April 1975?])
The Return of Lightning Lad
Also printed
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #500 (June 1983)
The Return of Lightning Lad!
 
United States
The Legion of Super-Heroes Archives (DC, 1991 series) #2 (1992)
The Return of Lightning Lad!
From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #308.

Synopsis

Lightning Lad's sister impersonates her dead brother and joins the Legion.

Show/hide 36. Part I: The Legion of Super-Monsters! (Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Ultra-Boy; Mon-El; Colossal Boy; Bouncing Boy; Chameleon Boy; Saturn Girl; Brainiac 5; Sun Boy]; Jungle King; Legion of Super-Monsters; Rainbow Girl

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Art
John Forte
Letters
Milton Snapinn

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #309.

Synopsis

Failed Legion applicant Jungle King tries to get revenge with his super-beasts.

Show/hide 37. Part II: The Legion's Super-Showdown! (Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Ultra-Boy; Mon-El; Colossal Boy; Bouncing Boy; Chameleon Boy; Saturn Girl; Brainiac 5; Sun Boy]; Jungle King; Legion of Super-Monsters

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Art
John Forte
Letters
Milton Snapinn

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #309.

Synopsis

The Legion defeats the Jungle King and his super-beasts.

Show/hide 38. The Doom of the Super-Heroes! (Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 17 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Chameleon Boy; Sun Boy; Saturn Girl; Brainiac 5; Cosmic Boy; Mon-El; Superboy; Bouncing Boy; Ultra-Boy; Shrinking Violet; Invisible Kid; Colossal Boy; Lightning Lass]; Mask Man [Mr. Mxyzptlk V]

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Art
John Forte
Letters
Milton Snapinn

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #310.

Synopsis

The Legion confronts a masked raider looting Metropolis, who turns out to be deadly, killing several of the Legionnaires. But Superboy figures out Mask Man's identity and returns him to the 5th Dimension, restoring to life all the Legionnaires.

Show/hide 39. Adventure Comics #311 (Legion of Super-Heroes) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes (portraits only); Legion of Substitute Heroes [Polar Boy; Chlorophyll Lad; Night Girl; Stoneboy; Fire-Lad]

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #311.
Show/hide 40. The War Between the Substitute Heroes and the Legionnaires! (Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 17 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Saturn Girl; Sun Boy; Cosmic Boy; Bouncing Boy; Brainiac 5]; Legion of Substitute Heroes [Night Girl; Polar Boy; Chlorophyll Kid; Fire-Lad; Stoneboy]

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Art
John Forte
Letters
Joe Letterese
Milton Snapinn

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #311 (August 1963)
Part I: The War Between the Substitute Heroes and the Legionnaires!
 
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #311 (August 1963)
Part II: The Duel of the Legions!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #53 ([January 1964])
[Part I] The War between the Substitute Heroes and the Legionnaires!
 
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #500 (June 1983)
Part I: The War Between the Substitute Heroes and the Legionnaires!
 
United States
The Legion of Super-Heroes Archives (DC, 1991 series) #2 (1992)
[Part I]: The War between the Substitute Heroes and the Legionnaires!
From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #311.

Synopsis

The Legion of Substitute-Heroes tries to fill in for the Legion, but the Legion tells the Subs to disband. The Substitutes realize the Legion has been replaced by aliens, chase the aliens away, and save the real Legion.

Show/hide 41. Adventure Comics #312 (Legion of Super-Heroes) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Bouncing Boy; Sun Boy; Lightning Lass; Chameleon Boy; Saturn Girl; Superboy; Lightning Lad]

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #312.
Show/hide 42. The Super-Sacrifice of the Legionnaires! (Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 15 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Mon-El; Saturn Girl; Sun Boy; Lightning Lass; Chameleon Boy; Lightning Lad]; Proty

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Art
John Forte
Letters
Milton Snapinn

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #312 (September 1963)
Part I: The Super-Sacrifice of the Legionnaires!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #56 ([April 1964?])
Super-Sacrifice of the Legionnaires Part 2:The Bravest Legionnaire
 
Australia
All Star Adventure Comic (KG Murray, 1973 series) #93 ([June 1975?])
Part I: The Super Sacrifice of the Legionnaires
 
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #500 (June 1983)
Part I: The Super-Sacrifice of the Legionnaires!
 
United States
The Legion of Super-Heroes Archives (DC, 1991 series) #2 (1992)
Part I: The Super-Sacrifice of the Legionnaires!
From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #312.

Synopsis

The Legionnaires search to find a way to revive Lightning Lad.

Show/hide 43. The World of Doomed Olsens! (Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Superman; Legion of Super-Heroes [Mon-El; Colossal Boy; Bouncing Boy; Cosmic Boy; Chameleon Boy; Shrinking Violet (cameo); Sun Boy (cameo); Lightning Lad (cameo); Saturn Girl (cameo); Triplicate Girl (cameo)]; Proty II; Legion of Substitute-Heroes [Fire Lad; Polar Boy; Night Girl; Stone Boy] (all in cameos)

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein

Reprint history

From GCD
from Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954) #72.

Synopsis

Jimmy is unknowingly subjected to an initiation test to join the Legion of Super-Heroes as an Honorary Member.

Show/hide 44. Adventure Comics #313 (Legion of Super-Heroes) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Lightning Lass; Triplicate Girl; Saturn Girl; Shrinking Violet; Sun Boy; Chameleon Boy; Lightning Lad; Superboy]; Night Girl

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #313.
Show/hide 45. The Condemned Legionnaires! (Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 16 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Lightning Lass; Triplicate Girl; Saturn Girl; Shrinking Violet; Phantom Girl; Supergirl; Sun Boy; Mon-El; Superboy; Cosmic Boy; Chameleon Boy; Colossal Boy; Brainiac 5; Lightning Lad; Bouncing Boy]; Night Girl; Polar Boy; Satan Girl; Legion of Super-Pets [Comet; Streaky; Beppo; Krypto]

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
John Forte
Letters
Milton Snapinn

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #313.

Synopsis

After the female Legionnaires are struck by a mysterious Crimson Virus, Satan Girl wants to take their place. But when she attacks the girls, Supergirl tries to solve the mystery of who she is. Finally, Satan Girl is defeated by the Super-Pets and revealed to be an evil Red Kryptonite duplicate of Supergirl.

Show/hide 46. Adventure Comics #314 (Legion of Super-Heroes) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Mon-El; Saturn Girl]; Alaktor

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #314.
Show/hide 47. The Super-Villains of All Ages! (Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 17 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Saturn Girl; Lightning Lad; Bouncing Boy; Brainiac 5; Sun Boy; Mon-El; Superboy; Ultra Boy; Invisible Kid; Chameleon Boy; Shrinking Violet]; Alaktor; Ronn Kar; Nero; John Dillinger; Adolf Hitler

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Art
John Forte
Letters
Milton Snapinn

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #61 ([September 1964])
From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #314.

Synopsis

Rejected Legion applicant Alaktor steals a Time Bubble and recruits the help of Nero, Dillinger, and Hitler. Alaktor switches Hitler's, Nero's, and Dillinger's minds with Superboy's, Mon-El's, and Ultra-Boy's. Saturn Girl tricks them into defeating each other, and the Legion forces Alaktor to undo the process.

Notes

First app of Ronn Kar.

Show/hide 48. The Legionnaire's Super-Contest! (Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 16 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Saturn Girl; Bouncing Boy; Sun Boy; Brainiac 5; Lightning Lad; Cosmic Boy; Chameleon Boy]; Legion of Substitute-Heroes [Night Girl; Stone Boy; Fire Lad; Chlorophyll Kid; Polar Boy]

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Art
John Forte
Letters
Joe Letterese [splash and part 2]
?

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #315.

Synopsis

The Legion of Super-Heroes finds out about the Subs, and hold a contest to induct the winner into the Legion of Super-Heroes. Stone Boy wins the contest, but decides to stay with the Subs.

Notes

Legion of Substitute Heroes app. Bouncing Boy misidentified as Bouncing Girl in Roll Call.

Show/hide 49. Adventure Comics #316 (Legion of Super-Heroes) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Ultra Boy; Lightning Lad; Shrinking Violet; Chameleon Boy; Colossal Boy; Saturn Girl; Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lass; Sun Boy; Bouncing Boy]

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #316.
Show/hide 50. The Renegade Super-Hero! (Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 19 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Ultra Boy; Phantom Girl; Saturn Girl; Sun Boy; Brainiac 5; Mon-El; Lightning Lad; Chameleon Boy; Bouncing Boy; Cosmic Boy, Shrinking Violet; Element Lad; Colossal Boy; Invisible Kid; Lightning Lass]

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Art
John Forte
Letters
Milton Snapinn

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #316 (January 1964)
Part I: The Renegade Super-Hero!
Also printed
Australia
Giant Superboy Album (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #11 ([June 1974?])
The Renegade Super-Hero Part 2: The End of a Super-Traitor
 
Australia
Super Heroes Album (Murray, 1977 series) #13 ([July 1979?])
Part I: The Renegade Super-Hero!
 
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #502 (August 1983)
Part I: The Renegade Super-Hero!
 
United States
The Legion of Super-Heroes Archives (DC, 1991 series) #2 (1992)
Part I: The Renegade Super-Hero!
From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #316.

Synopsis

When Ultra Boy appears to be an escaped convict, he is expelled from the Legion and has to flee the planet. But later Ultra Boy reveals that his faked criminal past was a ploy to infiltrate and lure a pirate band into custody.

Show/hide 51. Adventure Comics #317 (Legion of Super-Heroes) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Lightning Lad; Bouncing Boy; Shrinking Violet; Ultra Boy]; Dream Girl

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #317.
Show/hide 52. The Menace of Dream Girl! (Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 18 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Saturn Girl; Lightning Lass [also as Light Lass]; Brainiac 5; Star Boy; Matter-Eater Lad; Superboy; Mon-El; Sun Boy; Triplicate Girl; Bouncing Boy; Lightning Lad; Ultra Boy; Shrinking Violet; Chameleon Boy]; Dream Girl

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Art
John Forte
Letters
Milton Snapinn

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #317.

Synopsis

Dream Girl joins the Legion and insists Lightning Lass be expelled when she loses her powers and demands Triplicate Girl be court-martialled for accusing her of causing Lightning Lass to lose her power. Even more Legionnaires are expelled before Dream Girl reveals to Star Boy that it was all a plot to prevent their deaths. Star Boy explains what she really foresaw and Dream Girl leaves the team to perfect her power.

Show/hide 53. Adventure Comics #318 (Legion of Super-Heroes) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Sun Boy; Matter-Eater Lad; Triplicate Girl; Cosmic Boy; Light Lass; Star Boy; Lightning Lad]; Superboy (in inset)

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #318.
Show/hide 54. The Mutiny of the Legionnaires! (Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 18 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Sun Boy; Cosmic Boy; Light Lass; Superboy (cameo); Mon-El (cameo); Lightning Lad; Star Boy; Matter-Eater Lad; Triplicate Girl]; Time Trapper (cameo)

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Art
John Forte
Letters
Milton Snapinn

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #318 (March 1964)
Part I: The Mutiny of the Legionnaires!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #64 (December 1964)
The Mutiny of the Legionnaires! Part I
 
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #503 (September 1983)
The Mutiny of the Legionnaires
 
United States
The Legion of Super-Heroes Archives (DC, 1991 series) #3 (1993)
Part I: The Mutiny of the Legionnaires
From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #318.

Synopsis

During a rescue mission, stress gets to Sun Boy, who sets the rest of the Legionnaires adrift in a lifeboat. The castaway Legionnaires find their way back to the rescue ship, now piloted by a catatonic Sun Boy.

Show/hide 55. Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #76 (Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman; Elastic Lad [Jimmy Olsen]; Saturn Girl; Light Lass; Triplicate Girl

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein

Reprint history

From GCD
from Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #76.
Show/hide 56. Elastic Lad Jimmy and His Legion Romances! (Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen [also as Elastic Lad]; Legion of Super-Heroes [Light Lass; Saturn Girl; Triplicate Girl; Sun Boy; Ultra Boy]; Lucy Lane

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Art
John Forte

Reprint history

From GCD
from Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #76.

Synopsis

The Legion girls bring Jimmy to the future to stage emergencies and make Lucy appreciate him.

Show/hide 57. Adventure Comics #319 (Legion of Super-Heroes) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Brainiac 5; Bouncing Boy; Chameleon Boy; Saturn Girl; Ultra Boy; Cosmic Boy; Triplicate Girl; Star Boy]

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Shelly Moldoff
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #319.
Show/hide 58. The Legion's Suicide Squad! (Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 18 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Colossal Boy; Element Lad; Sun Boy; Shrinking Violet; Phantom Girl; Mon-El; Superboy; Bouncing Boy; Saturn Girl; Sun Boy; Chameleon Boy; Brainiac 5; Star Boy; Triplicate Girl; Invisible Kid; Lightning Lad; Cosmic Boy; Light Lass]; Legion of Substitute-Heroes [Fire Lad; Chlorophyll Kid; Polar Boy; Stone Boy; Night Girl]

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Art
John Forte
Letters
Milton Snapinn (splash and part 1)
?

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #319.

Synopsis

Isolationist planet Throon builds a citadel to keep others away and uses a ray to disable all passing spaceships. The first Legion team selected to take out the ray meets their defeat. The next two teams of Legionnaires also fail, but the Subs are able to put an end to the menace of Throon.

Show/hide 59. Adventure Comics #320 (Legion of Super-Heroes) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Mon-El; Dev-Em; Superboy

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Shelly Moldoff
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #320.
Show/hide 60. The Revenge of the Knave from Krypton! (Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 17 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy [also as Clark Kent]; Chameleon Boy; Mon-El; Element Lad; Saturn Girl; Lightning Lad; Sun Boy; Brainiac 5]; Dev-Em; Radiation Roy; Proty II; Krypto; Molock

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
John Forte (pp.1-3, 10-17)
George Papp (pp.4-9)
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff (pp.1-3, 10-17)
George Papp
Al Plastino (Superboy and Clark Kent faces only)
Letters
Milton Snapinn

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #320 (May 1964)
Revenge of the Knave from Krypton! Part I
Also printed
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #177 (September 1971)
The Revenge of the Knave from Krypton! [The Revenge of the Knave of Krypton!]
 
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #153 ([May 1972?])
The Revenge of the Knave from Krypton
 
United States
The Best of DC (DC, 1979 series) #44 (January 1984)
The Revenge of the Knave from Krypton! Part I
 
United States
The Legion of Super-Heroes Archives (DC, 1991 series) #3 (1993)
Part I: The Revenge of the Knave from Krypton!
From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #320.

Synopsis

Dev-Em arrives at Legion headquarters as a member of the Inter-Stellar Counter-Intelligence Corps on a mission to nab the elusive leader of the Cosmic Spy Legion, Morlock the Merciless, but loses the assignment to Superboy. Superboy successfully completes Dev-Em's mission, with Proty II's help.

Show/hide 61. Adventure Comics #321 (Legion of Super-Heroes) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Lightning Lad; Saturn Girl; Star Boy; Mon-El]

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #321.
Show/hide 62. The Code of the Legion! (Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 17 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Sun Boy; Mon-El; Superboy; Shrinking Violet; Star Boy; Phantom Girl; Saturn Girl; Bouncing Boy; Element Lad; Ultra Boy; Chameleon Boy; Triplicate Girl; Brainiac 5; Colossal Boy; Matter-Eater Lad; Invisible Kid; Lightning Lad]; Time Trapper [also as Commissioner Wilson]

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
John Forte
Inks
John Forte
Al Plastino (Superboy's face only)
Letters
Milton Snapinn

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #321.

Synopsis

The Legionnaires submit to tests of their ability to keep secret their greatest weapon from Commissioner Wilson. But Lightning Lad purposely fails his test to expose Commissioner Wilson as the Time Trapper.

Show/hide 63. The Origin and Powers of the Legion of Super-Heroes! (Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 4 pages

Featuring

Feature
Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #3 (September 1963)
From GCD
from Superman Annual (DC, 1960 series) #4 (pp.1, 2)
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #316 (pp.3, 4).

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 30194

Entry created

  • 13/04/2007

Cover added

  • 03/04/2010

Index completed

  • 03/04/2010

Last updated

  • 21/08/2019