DC Special Blue Ribbon Digest #1

United States

DC Comics

United States

Published
March-April 1980
Page count
100
Cover price
0.95
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/34182

Credits

Editing
Jack C. Harris

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

Featuring

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

Credits

Art
Dick Giordano
Editing
Jack C. Harris
Show/hide 1. Adventure Comics #247 (Superboy) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

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

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Show/hide 2. 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]; Jonathan Kent (cameo)

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Art
Al Plastino

Reprint history

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 1962-1963)
The Legion of Super-Heroes  (Lightning Boy changed to Lightning Lad and final page cut)
 
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
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
Showcase Presents: Legion of Super-Heroes (DC, 2007 series) #1 ([April] 2007)
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

Synopsis

Three teens from the future offer Superboy membership in their super-hero club. But when Superboy fails to complete three simple tasks, the Legionnaires pretend to reject him, until they reveal that the three tasks were merely intitiation pranks which proved he is a good sport.

Notes

Lightning Lad called Lightning Boy in this story. There are several other unidentified Legionnaires in this story. The main Legionnaires are not in their usual costumes.

Show/hide 3. The Rogue Legionnaire (Legion) Comic story, 24 pages

Featuring

Feature
Legion
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Brainiac 5; Colossal Boy; Shrinking Violet; Saturn Girl; Chameleon Boy; Superboy]; Universo; Rond Vidar

Credits

Script
Jim Shooter
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein

Synopsis

Universo steals a time bubble, and the Legionnaires use a student's time cube to travel to the past in search of him. But Rond Vidar returns the Legionnaires to their own time and they stop Universo from taking hypnotic control of the United Planets Inner Council.

Show/hide 4. The Legion of Substitute Heroes (Legion) Comic story, 14 pages

Featuring

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

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Art
John Forte
Letters
Joe Letterese

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 5. Adventure Comics #300 (Legion) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

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

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Show/hide 6. The Fatal Five (Legion) Comic story, 44 pages

Featuring

Feature
Legion
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Ferro Lad; Superboy; Princess Projectra; Cosmic Boy; Sun Boy; Sun Boy; Brainiac 5; Invisible Kid; Colossal Boy; Chameleon Boy; Saturn Girl]; Fatal Five [Tharok; Emerald Empress; Validus; Persuader; Mano]

Credits

Script
Jim Shooter
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein

Synopsis

As a last resort, the Legion decides to enlist the villainous Fatal Five to defend Earth from the Sun-Eater, so the Legionnaires set out separately to collect each of the Fatal Five. Once gathered, the heroes and villains prepare to confront the Sun-Eater, while Tharok plans for the aftermath. When Superboy attempts a final suicide mission to destroy the Sun-Eater, Ferro Lad knocks him out and sacrifices his life to deliver the bomb which destroys the Sun-Eater.

Notes

Combines two stories, "To Save a Galaxy" and "The Doomed Legionnaire," with 2 pages removed.


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 36825

Entry created

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