The Legion of Super-Heroes Archives #2

DC Comics

United States

Published
1992
Page count
224
Cover price
39.95 USD
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/63407

Credits

Editing
Bob Kahan

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

Featuring

Feature
Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Colossal Boy; Invisible Kid; Lightning Lass; Phantom Girl; Star Boy; Shrinking Violet; Bouncing Boy; Brainiac 5; Element Lad; Ultra Boy; Lightning Lad; Triplicate Girl; Chameleon Boy; Sun Boy; Saturn Girl; Cosmic Boy

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Karl Kesel
Colours
Rick Taylor
Editing
Bob Kahan

Notes

ISBN 1-56389-057-7

Show/hide 1. Legion of Super-Heroes Archives: Volume 2 Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Teaser on inside front dust jacket flap.

Show/hide 2. Untitled (Legion of Super-Heroes) Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 1 page

Featuring

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

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colours
Tom McCraw
Rick Taylor

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #311 (August 1963) [from cover, used as a spot illo]
Show/hide 3. Table of Contents Comic story, 2 pages

Featuring

Characters
Mon-El (spot illo)

Credits

Art
John Forte (spot illo)
Colours
Tom McCraw
Rick Taylor
Letters
typeset

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #310 (July 1963)
Show/hide 4. Foreword Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 3 pages

Featuring

Characters
Superboy (spot illo)

Credits

Script
Paul Levitz
Art
John Forte (spot illo)
Colours
Tom McCraw
Rick Taylor
Letters
typeset

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #315 (December 1963) (spot illo)
Show/hide 5. 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 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
Colours
Tom McCraw
Rick Taylor
Letters
Joe Letterese

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #306 (March 1963)

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.

Notes

First appearance of the Legion of Substitute Heroes.

Show/hide 6. The Secret Power of the Mystery Super-Hero! (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
Element Lad [as Mystery Lad]; Legion of Super-Heroes [Sun Boy; Bouncing Boy; Saturn Girl]; Superboy; Bizarro

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colours
Tom McCraw
Rick Taylor
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #307 (April 1963)
Show/hide 7. 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 [as Mystery Lad]; Roxxas

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Art
John Forte
Colours
Tom McCraw
Rick Taylor
Letters
Joe Letterese

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #307 (April 1963)

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.

Notes

First appearance of Element Lad.

Show/hide 8. The Return of Lightning Lad! (Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 10.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Lightning Lass [as Lightning Lad]; Bouncing Boy; Chameleon Boy; Sun Boy; Mon-El; Lightning Lad (in flashback and lying in state); Shrinking Violet; Supergirl; Brainiac 5]; Proty

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Art
John Forte
Colours
Tom McCraw
Rick Taylor
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
Showcase Presents: Legion of Super-Heroes (DC, 2007 series) #1 ([April] 2007)
The Return of Lightning Lad!
From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #308 (May 1963)

Synopsis

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

Notes

First appearance of Lightning Lass and Proty.

Show/hide 9. [Part I]: The Legion of Super-Monsters! (Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 8.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Brainiac 5; Bouncing Boy; Saturn Girl; Sun Boy; Chameleon Boy; Mon-El; Colossal Boy; Ultra Boy; Matter-Eater Lad (cameo); Shrinking Violet (cameo); Superboy (cameo); Triplicate Girl (cameo); Invisible Kid (cameo); Cosmic Boy (cameo)]; Jungle King

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Art
John Forte
Colours
Tom McCraw
Rick Taylor
Letters
Milton Snapinn

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #309 (June 1963)

Synopsis

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

Show/hide 10. Part II: The Legion's Super-Showdown! (Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 7.67 pages

Featuring

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

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Art
John Forte
Colours
Tom McCraw
Rick Taylor
Letters
Milton Snapinn

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #309 (June 1963)

Synopsis

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

Show/hide 11. [Part I]: The Doom of the Super-Heroes! (Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 8.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Bouncing Boy; Chameleon Boy; Triplicate Girl (cameo); Brainiac 5; Star Boy (cameo); Superboy; Ultra Boy; Colossal Boy (cameo); Element Lad (cameo); Invisible Kid; Lightning Lass; Sun Boy; Shrinking Violet]; Mxyzptlk V [as Mask Man]

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Art
John Forte
Colours
Tom McCraw
Rick Taylor
Letters
Milton Snapinn

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #310 (July 1963)

Synopsis

The Legion confronts a masked raider looting Metropolis, who turns out to be deadly, killing several of the Legionnaires.

Show/hide 12. Part II: Last Stand of the Legion! (Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 7.67 pages

Featuring

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

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Art
John Forte
Colours
Tom McCraw
Rick Taylor
Letters
Milton Snapinn

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #310 (July 1963)

Synopsis

Superboy figures out Mask Man's identity and returns him to the 5th Dimension, restoring to life all the Legionnaires.

Show/hide 13. The Legion of Substitute Heroes Declares War on the Legion of Super-Heroes! (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 Substitute-Heroes [Chlorophyll Kid; Fire Lad; Polar Boy; Night Girl; Stone Boy]; Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Shrinking Violet; Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Bouncing Boy; Chameleon Boy; Triplicate Girl; Ultra Boy; Star Boy; Sun Boy; Brainiac 5; Colossal Boy; Element Lad; Invisible Kid; Lightning Lass]

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colours
Tom McCraw
Rick Taylor
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #311 (August 1963)
Show/hide 14. [Part I]: The War between the Substitute Heroes and the Legionnaires! (Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 7.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Substitute-Heroes [Chlorophyll Kid; Fire Lad; Polar Boy; Night Girl; Stone Boy]; Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Shrinking Violet; Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Bouncing Boy; Chameleon Boy; Triplicate Girl; Ultra Boy; Star Boy; Sun Boy; Brainiac 5; Colossal Boy; Element Lad; Invisible Kid; Lightning Lass] (most as projected images)

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Art
John Forte
Colours
Tom McCraw
Rick Taylor
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!
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
Showcase Presents: Legion of Super-Heroes (DC, 2007 series) #1 ([April] 2007)
The War Between the Substitute Heroes and the Legionnaires!
From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #311 (August 1963)

Synopsis

The Legion of Substitute-Heroes tries to fill in for the Legion, but the Legion tells the Subs to disband.

Show/hide 15. Part II: The Duel of the Legions! (Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 8.67 pages

Featuring

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

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Art
John Forte
Colours
Tom McCraw
Rick Taylor
Letters
Joe Letterese
Milton Snapinn

Reprint history

First print
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 II: The Duel of the Legions!
 
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #500 (June 1983)
Part II: The Duel of the Legions!
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Legion of Super-Heroes (DC, 2007 series) #1 ([April] 2007)
The War Between the Substitute Heroes and the Legionnaires!
From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #311 (August 1963)

Synopsis

The Substitutes realize the Legion has been replaced by aliens, chase the aliens away, and save the real Legion.

Show/hide 16. The Super-Sacrifice of the Legionnaires! (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 [Mon-El; Sun Boy; Lightning Lass; Chameleon Boy; Saturn Girl; Superboy; Lightning Lad]

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colours
Tom McCraw
Rick Taylor
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #312 (September 1963)
Show/hide 17. Part I: The Super-Sacrifice of the Legionnaires! (Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 7.67 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]; Proty

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Art
John Forte
Colours
Tom McCraw
Rick Taylor
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
Showcase Presents: Legion of Super-Heroes (DC, 2007 series) #1 ([April] 2007)
The Super-Sacrifice of the Legionnaires!
From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #312 (September 1963)

Synopsis

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

Show/hide 18. Part II: The Bravest Legionnaire! (Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 6.67 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
Colours
Tom McCraw
Rick Taylor
Letters
Milton Snapinn

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #312 (September 1963)
Part II: The Bravest Legionnaire!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #56 ([April 1964?])
Super-Sacrifice of the Legionnaires Part 2:The Bravest Legionnaire
 
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #403 (March-April 1971)
Part II: The Bravest Legionnaire!
 
Australia
All Star Adventure Comic (KG Murray, 1973 series) #93 ([June 1975?])
Part II: The Bravest Legionnaire
 
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #500 (June 1983)
Part II: The Bravest Legionnaire!
From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #312 (September 1963)

Synopsis

Proty sacrifices his life to revive Lightning Lad.

Show/hide 19. The World of Doomed Olsens! (Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen) Comic story, 8.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Superman; Legion of Super-Heroes [Mon-El [also as The Collector]; Colossal Boy [also as The Giant Turtle Man]; Bouncing Boy [also as Fat Boy Jimmy]; Cosmic Boy [also as The Human Porcupine]; Chameleon Boy [also as Elastic Lad]; Shrinking Violet (cameo); Sun Boy (cameo); Lightning Lad (cameo); Saturn Girl (cameo); Triplicate Girl (cameo)]; Proty II [also as Wolf Boy Jimmy]; 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
Colours
Tom McCraw
Rick Taylor

Reprint history

From GCD
from Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #72 (October 1963)

Synopsis

Jimmy is taken by The Collector to the world Gion-El, which is seemingly inhabited by duplicates of him in the forms into which he has been transformed in the past. But when Jimmy realizes he is being hoaxed, the Legionnaires reveal that he has passed his initiation test and they bring him to the 30th century to officially be made an honorary member of the Legion of Super-Heroes.

Show/hide 20. The Condemned Legionnaires! (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 [Lightning Lass; Triplicate Girl; Saturn Girl; Shrinking Violet; Sun Boy; Chameleon Boy; Lightning Lad; Superboy]; Night Girl

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colours
Tom McCraw
Rick Taylor
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #313 (October 1963)
Show/hide 21. Part I: The Condemned Legionnaires! (Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 7.67 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

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colours
Tom McCraw
Rick Taylor
Letters
Milton Snapinn

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #313 (October 1963)

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.

Notes

Inking credit from index of original issue; credited to George Klein and John Forte in item.

Show/hide 22. Part II: The Secret of Satan Girl! (Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 7.67 pages

Featuring

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

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colours
Tom McCraw
Rick Taylor
Letters
Milton Snapinn

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #313 (October 1963)

Synopsis

Satan Girl is defeated by the Super-Pets and revealed to be an evil Red Kryptonite duplicate of Supergirl.

Notes

Inking credit from index of original issue; credited to George Klein and John Forte in item.

Show/hide 23. The Legion of Super-Heroes! (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; Mon-El; Saturn Girl]; Alaktor

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colours
Tom McCraw
Rick Taylor
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #314 (November 1963)
Show/hide 24. Part I: The Super-Villains of All Ages! (Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 7.67 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]; Alaktor; Ronn Kar; Nero; John Dillinger; Adolf Hitler

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Art
John Forte
Colours
Tom McCraw
Rick Taylor
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 (November 1963)

Synopsis

Rejected Legion applicant Alaktor steals a Time Bubble and recruits the help of Nero, Dillinger, and Hitler.

Notes

First appearance of Ronn Kar.

Show/hide 25. Part 2: The Civil War of the Legion! (Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 8.67 pages

Featuring

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

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Art
John Forte
Colours
Tom McCraw
Rick Taylor
Letters
Milton Snapinn

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #314 (November 1963)

Synopsis

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.

Show/hide 26. Part I: The Legionnaire's Super-Contest (Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 7.67 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
Colours
Tom McCraw
Rick Taylor
Letters
Joe Letterese (splash only)
?

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #315 (December 1963)

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.

Notes

Bouncing Boy misidentified as Bouncing Girl in the Roll Call

Show/hide 27. Part II: The Winner of the Super-Tests! (Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 7.67 pages

Featuring

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

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Art
John Forte
Colours
Tom McCraw
Rick Taylor
Letters
Joe Letterese

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #315 (December 1963)

Synopsis

Stone Boy wins the contest, but decides to stay with the Subs.

Show/hide 28. The Renegade Super-Legionnaire! (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; 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
Colours
Tom McCraw
Rick Taylor
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #316 (January 1964)

Notes

Lettering credit from index of original issue; credited to Gaspar Saladino in item.

Show/hide 29. Part I: The Renegade Super-Hero! (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 [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
Colours
Tom McCraw
Rick Taylor
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
Showcase Presents: Legion of Super-Heroes (DC, 2007 series) #1 ([April] 2007)
The Renegade Super-Hero!
From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #316 (January 1964)

Synopsis

When Ultra Boy appears to be an escaped convict, he is expelled from the Legion and has to flee the planet.

Show/hide 30. Part II: The End of a Super-Traitor! (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 [Ultra Boy; Phantom Girl; Saturn Girl; Sun Boy; Brainiac 5; Mon-El; Chameleon Boy; Cosmic Boy; Element Lad; Shrinking Violet; Invisible Kid; Bouncing Boy]

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Art
John Forte
Colours
Tom McCraw
Rick Taylor
Letters
Milton Snapinn

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #316 (January 1964)

Synopsis

Ultra Boy reveals that his faked criminal past was a ploy to infiltrate and lure a pirate band into custody.

Show/hide 31. The Menace of Dream Girl! (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; Lightning Lad; Bouncing Boy; Shrinking Violet; Ultra Boy]; Dream Girl

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colours
Tom McCraw
Rick Taylor
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #317 (February 1964)
Show/hide 32. Part I: The Menace of Dream Girl! (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; Lightning Lass; Brainiac 5; Star Boy; Matter-Eater Lad; Superboy; Mon-El; Sun Boy; Triplicate Girl; Bouncing Boy]; Dream Girl

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Art
John Forte
Colours
Tom McCraw
Rick Taylor
Letters
Milton Snapinn

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #317 (February 1964)

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.

Notes

First appearance of Dream Girl. Also first mention of the Time Trapper.

Show/hide 33. Part II: The Doom of the Legion! (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; Brainiac 5; Star Boy; Matter-Eater Lad; Triplicate Girl; Sun Boy; Lightning Lad; Ultra Boy; Bouncing Boy; Shrinking Violet; Superboy; Chameleon Boy; Light Lass]; Dream Girl

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Art
John Forte
Colours
Tom McCraw
Rick Taylor
Letters
Milton Snapinn

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #502 (August 1983)
Part II: The Doom of the Legion!
Also printed
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #317 (February 1964)
Part II: The Doom of the Legion!
From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #317 (February 1964)

Synopsis

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.

Notes

Lightning Lass takes on the new codename of Light Lass.

Show/hide 34. The Origins and Powers of the Legion of Super-Heroes! (The Legion of Super-Heroes) Character profile, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Phantom Girl; Triplicate Girl; Brainiac 5; Lightning Lad; Bouncing Boy; Invisible Kid; Shrinking Violet; Cosmic Boy; Chameleon Boy; Saturn Girl; Colossal Boy; Sun Boy; Superboy; Lightning Lass; Star Boy; Mon-El; Ultra Boy; Matter-Eater Lad; Supergirl; Element Lad]; Proty II; Elastic Lad [Jimmy Olsen]; Legion of Super-Pets [Krypto; Super-Monkey [Beppo]; Super-Horse [Comet]; Streaky]

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colours
Tom McCraw
Rick Taylor

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #316 (January 1964)

Notes

First two pages were reprinted from Superman Annual (DC, 1960 series) #4 (Winter 1962) in Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #316 (January 1964) with some alterations, as reproduced here. Pages 5-7 reproduce the text from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #316 (January 1964), which was originally printed as one page, reformatted with additional illoes taken from the previous pages.

Show/hide 35. Biographies Text article, 2 pages

Credits

Author
Mark Waid

Synopsis

Short biographies of John Forte, Edmond Hamilton, George Klein, Jerry Siegel, and Curt Swan.

Show/hide 36. The DC Archive Editions Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

Notes

Teaser on inside back dust jacket flap for other Archives volumes already released and those coming soon.

Show/hide 37. Untitled (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 [Element Lad; Sun Boy; Bouncing Boy; Saturn Girl; Mon-El; Lightning Lass; Chameleon Boy; Superboy; Lightning Lad; Shrinking Violet; Triplicate Girl; Ultra Boy; Colossal Boy; Cosmic Boy]; Night Girl

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colours
Tom McCraw
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #307 (April 1963)
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #312 (September 1963)
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #313 (October 1963)
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #316 (January 1964)

Notes

Four small cover reproductions on back cover.


Notes

ISBN 1-56389-057-7

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 36889

Entry created

  • 06/07/2008

Cover added

  • 06/05/2010

Index completed

  • 06/05/2010

Last updated

  • 07/09/2019