The Legion of Super-Heroes Archives #8

DC Comics

United States

Published
[September] 1998
Page count
240
Cover price
49.95 USD
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/65273

Credits

Editing
Bob Kahan
Rick Taylor
Mort Weisinger (original editor of all reprinted material)

Issue contents Hide all

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

Featuring

Feature
Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Saturn Girl; Cosmic Boy; Superboy; Colossal Boy; Ultra Boy; Timber Wolf; Supergirl; Karate Kid; Shadow Lass; Element Lad; Princess Projectra

Credits

Pencils
Dan Jurgens
Inks
Karl Kesel
Colours
Tom McCraw
Editing
Bob Kahan
Rick Taylor
Mort Weisinger (original editor of all reprinted material)

Notes

ISBN 1-56389-430-0

Show/hide 1. Legion of Super-Heroes Archives: Volume 8 Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 1 page

Featuring

Characters
Lightning Lad; Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl

Credits

Art
Pete Costanza
Colours
Rick Taylor
Tom McCraw

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From GCD
from Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #147

Notes

frontispiece

Show/hide 2. Table of Contents Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 2 pages

Featuring

Characters
Karate Kid; Superboy

Credits

Pencils
Jim Shooter (layouts)
Curt Swan (pencils)
Inks
George Klein
Colours
Rick Taylor
Tom McCraw
Letters
Typeset

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From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #368
Show/hide 3. Foreword Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 2 pages

Featuring

Characters
Superboy; Supergirl

Credits

Script
Paul Levitz
Pencils
John Shooter (layouts)
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colours
Rick Taylor
Tom McCraw
Letters
Typeset

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From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #368 [illo only]
Show/hide 4. The Mutiny of the Super-Heroines! (Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy; Ultra Boy; Saturn Girl; Princess Projectra; Phantom Girl; Shrinking Violet; Duo Damsel; Shadow Lass; Supergirl; Light Lass

Credits

Art
Neal Adams
Colours
Rick Taylor
Tom McCraw
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

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From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #368
Show/hide 5. [Part I]: The Mutiny of the Super-Heroines! (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 [Shrinking Violet; Supergirl; Invisible Kid; Lightning Lad; Superboy; Karate Kid; Ultra Boy; Star Boy; Duo Damsel; Brainiac 5; Saturn Girl; Light Lass; Phantom Girl; Dream Girl; Shadow Lass; Princess Projectra]; Thora, Ambassador of Taltar; President Kandro Boltax

Credits

Script
Jim Shooter
Pencils
Jim Shooter (layouts)
Curt Swan (pencils)
Inks
George Klein
Colours
Rick Taylor
Tom McCraw
Letters
Gaspar Saladino (pg. 1 only)
Charlotte Jetter

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From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #368

Synopsis

After the arrival of the female ambassador from Taltar, the girl Legionnaires experience great increases in their powers.

Show/hide 6. Part II: Ladies First (Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 12.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Invisible Kid; Brainiac 5; Phantom Girl; Princess Projectra; Saturn Girl; Dream Girl; Supergirl; Duo Damsel; Shadow Lass; Light Lass; Star Boy; Superboy; Shrinking Violet; Karate Kid; Lightning Lad; Ultra Boy; Superboy]; Ambassador Thora of Taltar

Credits

Script
Jim Shooter
Pencils
Jim Shooter (layouts)
Curt Swan (pencils)
Inks
George Klein
Colours
Rick Taylor
Tom McCraw
Letters
Charlotte Jetter

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From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #368

Synopsis

Supergirl discovers that the girls' increase in power is part of Thora's plans to mind-control the girls and take over Earth.

Show/hide 7. Untitled (Superboy) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Saturn Girl; Sun Boy; Phantom Girl; Cosmic Boy; Brainiac 5; Duo Damsel; Supergirl; Lightning Lad; Ultra Boy]; Legion of Super-Pets [Streaky; Krypto]

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Neal Adams
Colours
Rick Taylor
Tom McCraw
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

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From GCD
from Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #147
Show/hide 8. The Origin 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 [Lightning Lad; Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Supergirl; Sun Boy; Superboy; Phantom Girl; Light Lass; Triplicate Girl; Ultra Boy; Chameleon Boy; Brainiac 5; Shrinking Violet; Element Lad; Colossal Boy; Mon-El]; R.J. Brande; Lightning Lord [as Mekt Ranzz]

Credits

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Art
Pete Costanza
Colours
Rick Taylor
Tom McCraw
Letters
Milton Snapinn

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First print
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #147 (June 1968)
The Origin of the Legion!
Also printed
Australia
Giant Superboy Album (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #10 ([June 1973?])
The Origin of the Legion!
 
United States
Secret Origins (DC, 1973 series) #6 (January-February 1974)
The Origin of the Legion!
 
Australia
Super Heroes (KG Murray, 1976 series) #1 ([July 1976?])
The Origin of the Legion
From GCD
from Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #147

Synopsis

Three youths with fantastic powers save billionaire R.J. Brande, who bankrolls them in an organization meant to emulate Superboy and Supergirl, the Legion of Super-Heroes.

Show/hide 9. Mordru the Merciless! (Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Shadow Lass; Mon-El]; Mordru

Credits

Art
Neal Adams
Colours
Rick Taylor
Tom McCraw
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

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From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #369
Show/hide 10. [Part I]: Mordru the Merciless! (Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 12.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Shadow Lass; Mon-El; Superboy; Duo Damsel; Saturn Girl; Cosmic Boy; Sun Boy]; Mordru; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Lana Lang

Credits

Script
Jim Shooter
Pencils
Jim Shooter (layouts)
Curt Swan
Inks
Curt Swan (pg. 1 only)
Jack Abel
Colours
Rick Taylor
Tom McCraw
Letters
Gaspar Saladino (pg. 1 only)
Charlotte Jetter

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First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #369 (June 1968)
Mordru the Merciless!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #120 ([August 1969])
Part II Mordru and the Mob!
 
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #120 ([August 1969])
Mordru the Merciless!
 
United States
Limited Collectors' Edition (DC, 1972 series) #C-49 (October-November 1976)
Mordru the Merciless!
From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #369

Synopsis

When Shadow Lass accidentally releases Mordru, four Legionnaires flee to Superboy's time to hide from him.

Show/hide 11. Part II: Mordru and the Mob (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 [Superboy; Mon-El; Duo Damsel; Shadow Lass]; Lana Lang; Chief Parker; Jonathan Kent

Credits

Script
Jim Shooter
Pencils
Jim Shooter (layouts)
Curt Swan (pencils)
Inks
George Klein
Colours
Rick Taylor
Tom McCraw
Letters
Charlotte Jetter

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First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #369 (June 1968)
Mordru the Merciless!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #120 ([August 1969])
Part II Mordru and the Mob!
 
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #120 ([August 1969])
Mordru the Merciless!
 
United States
Limited Collectors' Edition (DC, 1972 series) #C-49 (October-November 1976)
Mordru the Merciless!
From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #369

Synopsis

Mordru tries to find the Legionnaires, but they refuse to expose themselves. When a group of gangsters tries to take over Smallville, and the Legionnaires encourage the townspeople to defend themselves, the Legionnaires realize they need to return to the future to face Mordru. But as they prepare to time travel, Mordru finds them.

Notes

Continues in next story.

Show/hide 12. The Devil's Jury! (Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Shadow Lass; Duo Damsel; Superboy; Mon-El]; Mordru; Insect lass

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Roussos
Colours
Rick Taylor
Tom McCraw
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

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From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #370
Show/hide 13. [Part I]: The Devil's Jury (Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 12.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Shadow Lass; Mon-El; Superboy; Duo Damsel]; Insect Queen [also as Lana Lang]; Pete Ross; Mordru; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Chief Parker

Credits

Script
Jim Shooter
Pencils
Jim Shooter (layouts)
Curt Swan (pencils)
Inks
Jack Abel
Colours
Rick Taylor
Tom McCraw
Letters
Joe Letterese (pg. 1 only)
Ben Oda

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From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #370

Synopsis

The Legionnaires escape Mordru and wipe their memories of being Legionnaires. Mordru isolates Smallville and sends an army to flush them out, but it takes Pete Ross to restore Superboy's memory.

Notes

Continues from previous story.

Show/hide 14. Part II: The Condemned Crusaders! (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 [Duo Damsel; Superboy; Mon-El; Shadow Lass; Invisible Kid; Dream Girl; Ultra Boy; Princess Projectra]; Mordru; Insect Queen [also as Lana Lang]; Pete Ross; White Witch

Credits

Script
Jim Shooter
Pencils
Jim Shooter (layouts)
Curt Swan (pencils)
Inks
Jack Abel
Colours
Rick Taylor
Tom McCraw
Letters
Ben Oda

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From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #370

Synopsis

Mordru convicts the Legionnaires in a kangaroo court, but with the aid of the prosecutor, they escape, and Mordru is buried once again.

Show/hide 15. When Superboy Walked Out on the Legion! (Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy; Sun Boy; Light Lass; Duo Damsel; Ultra Boy

Credits

Art
Neal Adams
Colours
Rick Taylor
Tom McCraw
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

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From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #371
Show/hide 16. The Colossal Failure (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 [Ultra Boy; Superboy; Bouncing Boy; Saturn Girl; Shrinking Violet; Colossal Boy; Brainiac 5]; Wynn Allon; Marte Allon; Chemical King

Credits

Script
Jim Shooter
Pencils
Jim Shooter (layouts)
Curt Swan (pencils)
Inks
Jack Abel
Colours
Rick Taylor
Tom McCraw
Letters
Ben Oda

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From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #371

Synopsis

Colossal Boy is blackmailed into giving over information about the Legion Academy. When his duplicity is discovered, he is expelled from the Legion.

Notes

Continues in second story following.

Show/hide 17. When Superboy Walked Out on the Legion! (Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 12.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy; Othar; Legion of Super-Heroes [Ultra Boy; Duo Damsel; Sun Boy; Light Lass]; Liquidman; Stormboy; Tree-Man; Shadowman; Telepathy Man

Credits

Art
George Papp
Colours
Rick Taylor
Tom McCraw

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #371

Synopsis

The heroes of several worlds, including Superboy, are brought to Thrann to compete to become its ruler. But when the heroes turn on each other, the men of Thrann see the error of their ways.

Notes

This is actually an only slightly re-worked version of "The Valhalla of Super-Companions" from Superboy (1949 series) #101, with two panels altered to include an appearance by the Legion along with a few textual references added.

Show/hide 18. Superboy's Crack-Up! (Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Timber Wolf; Colossal Boy; Superboy; Chameleon Boy

Credits

Art
Neal Adams
Colours
Rick Taylor
Tom McCraw
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #372
Show/hide 19. [Part I]: School for Super-Villains! (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 [Colossal Boy; Saturn Girl; Ultra Boy; Shrinking Violet; Brainiac 5; Sun Boy; Bouncing Boy; Cosmic Boy]; Ronn Kar; Nemesis Kid; Radiation Roy; Spider Girl; Wynn Allon; Marte Allon; Chemical King; Timber Wolf; Tarik

Credits

Script
Jim Shooter
Pencils
Jim Shooter (layouts)
Curt Swan (pencils)
Inks
Jack Abel
Colours
Rick Taylor
Tom McCraw
Letters
Milton Snapinn

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From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #372

Synopsis

The Legion begins to investigate Colossal Boy's expulsion and have a team join the training school for villains based on the information Colossal Boy pilfered.

Notes

Story continues from second previous story.

Show/hide 20. Part II: Robbing and 'Recking and Rotten Tricks! (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 [Colossal Boy; Chameleon Boy; Chemical King; Timber Wolf; Superboy; Duo Damsel; Star Boy; Ultra Boy; Shrinking Violet]; Nemesis Kid; Spider Girl; Radiation Roy; Ronn Kar; Lightning Lord; Tarik; Marte Allon, Wynn Allon

Credits

Script
Jim Shooter
Pencils
Jim Shooter (layouts)
Curt Swan (pencils)
Inks
Jack Abel
Colours
Rick Taylor
Tom McCraw
Letters
Milton Snapinn

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From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #372

Synopsis

The Legionnaire spies are exposed, but successfully break up the school and save Colossal Boy's parents.

Notes

Timber Wolf and Chemical King are made Legion members in this story.

Show/hide 21. The Tornado Twins (Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Karate Kid; Element Lad; Princess Projectra; Superboy]; The Tornado Twins [Don Allen; Dawn Allen]

Credits

Art
Neal Adams
Colours
Rick Taylor
Tom McCraw
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

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From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #373
Show/hide 22. [Part I]: The Tornado Twins! (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 [Superboy; Karate Kid; Princess Projectra; Phantom Girl; Element Lad; Sun Boy; Brainiac 5; Phantom Girl]; The Tornado Twins [Don Allen; Dawn Allen]

Credits

Script
Jim Shooter
Pencils
Jim Shooter (layouts)
Win Mortimer (pencils)
Inks
Win Mortimer
Colours
Rick Taylor
Tom McCraw
Letters
Ben Oda

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From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #373

Synopsis

The Legion is outclassed by two new heroes, The Tornado Twins.

Show/hide 23. Part II: The Fun-Loving Allens -- Super-Heroes (Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 9.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Phantom Girl; Brainiac 5; Karate Kid; Superboy; Element Lad; Princess Projectra; Sun Boy; The Flash [Barry Allen] (statue)]; The Tornado Twins [Don Allen; Dawn Allen]

Credits

Script
Jim Shooter
Pencils
Jim Shooter (layouts)
Win Mortimer (pencils)
Inks
Win Mortimer
Colours
Rick Taylor
Tom McCraw
Letters
Ben Oda

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From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #373

Synopsis

The Tornado Twins' outshining of the Legion turns out to be a publicity stunt to celebrate Flash Day.

Show/hide 24. Mission Diabolical! (Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Supergirl; Ultra Boy]; Rogarth; Black Mace; Mystelor; Shagrek; Quanto

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colours
Rick Taylor
Tom McCraw
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

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From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #374
Show/hide 25. [Part I]: Mission: Diabolical! (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 [Ultra Boy; Element Lad; Dream Girl; Supergirl; Matter-Eater Lad; Shrinking Violet; Colossal Boy; Lightning Lad; Shadow Lass; Cosmic Boy; Light Lass; Sun Boy; Star Boy; Princess Projectra; Saturn Girl; Bouncing Boy; Duo Damsel; Brainiac 5; Invisible Kid; Superboy; Phantom Girl; Karate Kid; Chameleon Boy; Dream Girl]; Rogarth; Black Mace; Mystelor; Shagrek; Quanto; Legion of Substitute-Heroes [Fire Lad; Polar Boy; Color Kid; Night Girl; Stone Boy]; Leland McCauley; Chief Zoltorus

Credits

Script
Jim Shooter
Pencils
Jim Shooter (layouts)
Win Mortimer (pencils)
Inks
Win Mortimer
Colours
Rick Taylor
Tom McCraw
Letters
Milton Snapinn

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From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #374

Synopsis

The Legion is drawn into a gang war between the Scorpius gang and the Taurus gang.

Show/hide 26. Part II: Mission: Infiltrate Taurus! (Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 9.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Dream Girl; Ultra Boy; Supergirl; Matter-Eater Lad; Element Lad; Brainiac 5; Princess Projectra; Superboy; Timber Wolf; Star Boy; Karate Kid; Mon-El; Light Lass; Saturn Girl; Phantom Girl; Chameleon Boy; Colossal Boy; Sun Boy]; Black Mace; Mystelor; Rogarth; Shagrek; Quanto; Chief Zoltorus [also as R.J. Brande]; Legion of Substitute-Heroes [Polar Boy; Night Girl; Fire Lad; Stone Boy; Color Kid; Chlorophyll Kid]

Credits

Script
Jim Shooter
Pencils
Jim Shooter (layouts)
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Colours
Rick Taylor
Tom McCraw
Letters
Milton Snapinn

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From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #374

Synopsis

Dream Girl infiltrates the Taurus gang and unmasks their leader. Having been double-crossed by the Scorpius gang, the Legion is freed by the Subs, who capture the Scorpius leader.

Show/hide 27. King of the Legion! (Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Ultra Boy; Sun Boy; Bouncing Boy; Saturn Girl; Superboy

Credits

Art
Neal Adams
Colours
Rick Taylor
Tom McCraw
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #126 ([February 1970?])
From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #375
Show/hide 28. The King of the Legion! (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; Mon-El; Ultra Boy; Element Lad; Karate Kid; Princess Projectra; Matter-Eater Lad; Brainiac 5; Phantom Girl; Star Boy; Princess Projectra; Chemical King; Duo Damsel; Shadow Lass; Timber Wolf; Bouncing Boy; Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Sun Boy; Chameleon Boy; Invisible Kid; Colossal Boy; Shrinking Violet; Supergirl; Lightning Lad]; Wanderers [Celebrand; Ornitho; Quantum Queen; Elvo; Immorto; Dartalg; Psyche]

Credits

Script
Jim Shooter
Pencils
Jim Shooter (layouts)
Win Mortimer (pencils)
Inks
Win Mortimer
Colours
Rick Taylor
Tom McCraw
Letters
Joe Letterese (pg. 1 only)
?

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From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #375

Synopsis

Soon after the Legion meets the band of heroes who call themselves The Wanderers, the mightiest Legionnaire is challenged in combat. The Legion organizes a contest to determine who that is through tracking down the temporarily-made evil Wanderers.

Show/hide 29. Part II: Hero against 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 [Superboy; Mon-El; Shadow Lass; Light Lass; Invisible Kid; Element Lad; Bouncing Boy; Chemical King; Chameleon Boy; Saturn Girl; Karate Kid; Ultra Boy; Sun Boy; Princess Projectra; Cosmic Boy; Timber Wolf; Brainiac 5; Supergirl; Star Boy; Phantom Girl; Duo Damsel]; The Wanderers [Dartalg; Ornitho; Quantum Queen; Immorto; Elvo; Psyche; Celebrand]; Proty II

Credits

Script
Jim Shooter
Pencils
Jim Shooter (layouts)
Win Mortimer (pencils)
Inks
Win Mortimer
Colours
Rick Taylor
Tom McCraw

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From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #375

Synopsis

All of the Wanderers are subdued and Bouncing Boy is declared the winner, but when the champion is teleported away, the real Bouncing Boy appears. So who was the real winner?

Notes

Continues in next story.

Show/hide 30. The Execution of Chameleon Boy! (Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Brainiac 5; Superboy; Chameleon Boy; Supergirl

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Carmine Infantino
Neal Adams [see note]
Inks
Neal Adams
Colours
Rick Taylor
Tom McCraw
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

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From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #376

Notes

The cover was fully penciled by Curt Swan; Carmine Infantino altered and partially re-laid it out afterwards; the new figures of Supergirl and Brainiac 5 and corrections were tightened up and the entire cover inked by Neal Adams (per Neal Adams via email, March 2007). Cover pencils incorrectly credited to Neal Adams on item.

Show/hide 31. The Execution of Chameleon Boy! (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 [Superboy; Duo Damsel; Chameleon Boy; Brainiac 5; Bouncing Boy; Supergirl; Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Ultra Boy; Element Lad; Shadow Lass; Chameleon Boy [also as Bouncing Boy]]; Celebrand; Psyche; Radagor; King Artros; Sir Kayle; Sir Borrs; Sir Elistar; Sir Galado; Sir Norwith; Baron Kodar; Princess Elwinda; Proty II

Credits

Script
Jim Shooter
Pencils
Jim Shooter (layouts)
Win Mortimer (pencils)
Inks
Win Mortimer
Colours
Rick Taylor
Tom McCraw
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #376

Synopsis

The challenge to the Legion of Super-Heroes is explained to the winner of the contest, who it turns out was Chameleon Boy using the form of Bouncing Boy.

Notes

Continues from previous story.

Show/hide 32. Part II: Cupid Clips Cham! (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; Superboy; Brainiac 5; Star Boy; Duo Damsel]; Princess Elwinda; King Artros; Baron Kodar; Sir Kayle

Credits

Script
Jim Shooter
Pencils
Jim Shooter (layouts)
Win Mortimer (pencils)
Inks
Win Mortimer
Colours
Rick Taylor
Tom McCraw
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #376

Synopsis

Chameleon Boy is not allowed to fight Baron Kodor since defeating him would allow him to marry Princess Elwinda. But when King Artros' forces fail to stop Kodor, Chameleon Boy defeats Kodor and wins the hand of the Princess. The Legion views the wedding ceremony, and misunderstanding, thinks Cham is in trouble and teleports him home, sealing the passage between the two dimensions.

Show/hide 33. Biographies Text article, 3 pages

Credits

Author
Mark Waid
Rich Morrisey
Letters
Typeset

Notes

Short biographies of the primary writers and artists of the stories in this volume.

Show/hide 34. Untitled Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Saturn Girl; Sun Boy; Phantom Girl; Cosmic Boy; Brainiac 5; Duo Damsel; Supergirl; Lightning Lad; Ultra Boy; Shadow Lass; Mon-El; Light Lass; Karate Kid; Element Lad; Princess Projectra]; Legion of Super-Pets [Streaky; Krypto]; Mordru; The Tornado Twins [Don Allen; Dawn Allen]

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan (Superboy cover only)
Neal Adams (remaining covers)
Inks
Neal Adams
Colours
Tom McCraw
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Reprint history

From GCD
from Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #147
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #369
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #371
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #373

Notes

Four small cover reproductions on back cover.


Notes

ISBN 1-56389-430-0

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 34454

Entry created

  • 29/09/2007

Cover added

  • 11/02/2010

Index completed

  • 11/02/2010

Last updated

  • 07/09/2019