The Best of DC #44

DC Comics

United States.

Published
January 1984
Page count
100
Cover price
1.25 USD; 1.50 CAD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/38165

Credits

Editing
Nicola Cuti

Issue contents Hide all

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

Featuring

Feature
Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy; Legion of Super-Heroes [Sun Boy; Saturn Girl; Ultra Boy; Element Lad; Chameleon Boy]

Credits

Art
Gil Kane [as GK]
Letters
Gaspar Saladino
Show/hide 1. Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes Table of contents, 1 page

Credits

Script
Nick Cuti ?
Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. The Legion's Suicide Squad! Part I (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 [Colossal Boy; Element Lad; Sun Boy; Shrinking Violet; Phantom Girl; Mon-El; Superboy; Bouncing Boy; Saturn Girl; Chameleon Boy; Brainiac 5; Star Boy; Triplicate Girl; Invisible Kid; Lightning Lad; Cosmic Boy]

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Art
John Forte

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.

Show/hide 3. Part II: The Charge of the Substitute Heroes! (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 Substitute-Heroes [Fire Lad; Chlorophyll Kid; Polar Boy; Stone Boy; Night Girl]; Legion of Super-Heroes [Sun Boy; Star Boy; Triplicate Girl; Ultra Boy; Matter-Eater Lad; Cosmic Boy; Invisible Kid; Superboy; Brainiac 5; Bouncing Boy; Chameleon Boy; Saturn Girl; Element Lad; Phantom Girl; Colossal Boy; Light Lass; Mon-El; Lightning Lad]

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Art
John Forte

Synopsis

The next two teams of Legionnaires also fail, but the Subs are able to put an end to the menace of Throon.

Show/hide 4. The Revenge of the Knave from Krypton! Part I (Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 10 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
Otto Binder (pages 4-9)
Pencils
John Forte (pages 1-3, 10)
George Papp (pages 4-9)
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff (pages 1-3, 10)
George Papp (pages 4-9)
Al Plastino (Superboy and Clark Kent faces)
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 Legion of Super-Heroes Archives (DC, 1991 series) #3 (1993)
Part I: The Revenge of the Knave from Krypton!
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Legion of Super-Heroes (DC, 2007 series) #1 ([April] 2007)
The Revenge of the Knave from Krypton!

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.

Show/hide 5. Part II: The Treachery of Molock the Merciless (Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Brainiac 5; Sun Boy, Chameleon Boy; Element Lad; Lightning Lad; Mon-El]; Dev-Em; Molock; Proty II

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
John Forte
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Letters
Milton Snapinn

Synopsis

Superboy successfully completes Dev-Em's mission, with Proty II's help.

Show/hide 6. Part I: The Code of the Legion! (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 [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; Matter-Eater Lad]; Time Trapper [also as Commissioner Wilson]

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
John Forte
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Al Plastino (Superboy face on splash only)
Letters
Milton Snapinn

Synopsis

The Legionnaires submit to tests of their ability to keep secret their greatest weapon from Commissioner Wilson.

Notes

Bouncing Boy loses his power and joins the Legion Reserves.

Show/hide 7. Part II: The Weakest Legionnaire (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 [Saturn Girl; Colossal Boy; Matter-Eater Lad; Star Boy; Shrinking Violet; Superboy; Invisible Kid; Element Lad; Sun Boy; Ultra Boy; Mon-El; Phantom Girl; Chameleon Boy; Lightning Lad; Brainiac 5]; Time Trapper [also as Commissioner Wilson]; Bouncing Boy

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Art
John Forte
Letters
Milton Snapinn

Synopsis

Lightning Lad purposely fails his test to expose Commissioner Wilson as the Time Trapper.

Show/hide 8. Lois Lane's Luckiest Day! (Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Triplicate Girl; Phantom Girl; Shrinking Violet; Lightning Lad (cameo); Star Boy (cameo); Matter-Eater Lad (cameo)]; Lois Lane; Carla; Dr. Sloan; Mr. Appleby

Credits

Script
Leo Dorfman
Art
Kurt Schaffenberger

Synopsis

Lois Lane is having the luckiest day of her life, with a little help from a few Legionnaires.

Show/hide 9. Part I: The Super-Tests of the Super-Pets! (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-Pets [Super-Horse [Comet]; Krypto; Streaky; Super-Monkey [Beppo]; Proty II]; Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Phantom Girl; Sun Boy; Lightning Lad; Brainiac 5; Light Lass; Saturn Girl; Mon-El; Chameleon Boy]; Legion of Substitute-Heroes [Fire Lad; Chlorophyll Kid; Polar Boy; Night Girl]; Supergirl

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
John Forte
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Al Plastino (head photostated/pasted on Superboy, page 3, panel 1)
Letters
Milton Snapinn

Synopsis

With the Legion away trying to capture the Time Trapper, the Super-Pets are left in charge. They assign Proty II tests to prove he can join their ranks.

Show/hide 10. Part II: The Pet of a Thousand Faces (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-Pets [Super-Horse [Comet]; Streaky; Super-Monkey [Beppo]; Krypto; Proty II [also as Chameleon Boy]]; Legion of Super-Heroes [Saturn Girl; Mon-El; Superboy; Sun Boy; Ultra Boy; Brainiac 5]

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
John Forte
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff

Synopsis

Proty II passes his final tests and is admitted into the Legion of Super-Pets.

Show/hide 11. Part I: The Eight Impossible Missions! (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 [Sun Boy; Saturn Girl; Superboy; Phantom Girl; Chameleon Boy; Brainiac 5; Ultra Boy; Element Lad]; Proty II; Spider Girl; Pete Ross; Jimmy Olsen; Double-Header; Jor-El (in flashback)

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
John Forte
Inks
George Klein
Letters
Joe Letterese

Synopsis

Proty II comes up with a contest to determine the next Legion leader.

Show/hide 12. Part II: The Amazing Winner of the Great Proty Puzzle! (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 [Phantom Girl; Saturn Girl; Sun Boy; Element Lad; Superboy; Ultra Boy; Chameleon Boy; Shrinking Violet; Triplicate Girl; Light Lass; Invisible Kid; Matter-Eater Lad; Colossal Boy; Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lad]; Jimmy Olsen [also as Elastic Lad]; Lucy Lane; Proty II; Pete Ross

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
John Forte
Inks
George Klein
Letters
Joe Letterese

Synopsis

Saturn Girl solves Proty's puzzle and remains Legion leader.

Show/hide 13. A Sampler Sample Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Credits

Script
Nicola Cuti
Pencils
Ed Hannigan
Inks
Dick Giordano
Letters
typeset

Notes

Introduction to the next two pages, which are reprinted from "The DC Sampler."

Show/hide 14. What Kind of Sentient Being Devours Every Issue of the Legion? (Legion of Super-Heroes) Promo (ad from the publisher), 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Paul Levitz
Pencils
Keith Giffen
Inks
Larry Mahlstedt
Show/hide 15. The Story behind the Stories Text article, 1 page

Credits

Author
Paul Levitz
Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 16. No title recorded Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

"In this issue of fantastic exploits..."

Featuring

Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy; Legion of Super-Heroes [Lightning Lad; Saturn Girl; Mon-el; Star Boy; Ultra Boy; Duo Damsel; Cosmic Boy; Element Lad; Shrinking Violet]

Credits

Script
Nick Cuti ?
Pencils
Howard Bender [as Bender]
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger [as Schaffenberger]
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Notes

Back cover. Scenes from the stories.


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 30808

Entry created

  • 18/04/2007

Index completed

  • 21/08/2019

Last updated

  • 21/08/2019