Adventure Comics #503

DC Comics

United States

Published
September 1983
Page count
100
Cover price
1.25 USD; 1.50 CAD
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/358608

Credits

Editing
Nicola Cuti

Issue contents Hide all

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

Featuring

Feature
Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Code
C-422
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Saturn Girl; Chameleon Boy; Sun Boy; Duo Damsel; Brainiac 5; Lightning Lad; Bouncing Boy; Cosmic Boy]; Night Girl

Credits

Pencils
Ross Andru [as R.A.]
Howard Bender ? (border)
Inks
Joe Rubinstein [as J.R.]
Pablo Marcos ? (border)

Notes

The many tiny characters in the border in the cover are not listed in characters.

Show/hide 1. Adventure Comics No. 503 Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 1 page

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside front cover. Table of contents.

Show/hide 2. The Mutiny of the Legionnaires (Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes; Time Trapper (first appearance)

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
John Forte
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
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
The Legion of Super-Heroes Archives (DC, 1991 series) #3 (1993)
Part I: The Mutiny of the Legionnaires
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Legion of Super-Heroes (DC, 2007 series) #1 ([April] 2007)
The Mutiny of the Legionnaires!
From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #318 (March 1964)
Show/hide 3. The Castaway Legionnaires (Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
John Forte
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Letters
Milton Snapinn

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #318 (March 1964)
Show/hide 4. Brickface the Wall-to-Wall Killer (Plastic Man) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Plastic Man
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Plastic Man; Woozy Winks; Brickface (villain); Mason Stucko (villain)

Credits

Script
Martin Pasko
Pencils
Joe Staton
Inks
Bob Smith
Colours
Glynis Wein
Letters
Ben Oda

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #471 (May '80)
Show/hide 5. The Big Pull (Aquaman) Comic story, 16 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Auqaman; Aqualad; Mera

Credits

Script
Steve Skeates
Art
Jim Aparo

Reprint history

From GCD
from Aquaman (DC, 1962 series) #51 (May-June 1970)
Show/hide 6. The Traders' Trap (Aquaman) Comic story, 14 pages

Featuring

Feature
Aquaman
Genre
Superhero
Code
G-466
Characters
Aquaman; Mera

Credits

Script
Steve Skeates
Art
Jim Aparo

Reprint history

From GCD
from Aquaman (DC, 1962 series) #52 (July-August 1970)
Show/hide 7. The Tower of the Dead (Zatanna) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Zatanna
Genre
Occult
Code
J-1419
Characters
Zatanna

Credits

Script
Len Wein
Art
Gray Morrow

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #414 (January 1972)
Show/hide 8. Kill--or Be Killed (Zatanna) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Zatanna
Genre
Occult
Characters
Zatanna; Zatara

Credits

Script
Len Wein
Art
Gray Morrow

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #415 (February 1972)
Kill -- Or Be Killed
Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #54 ([June 1973?])
Kill--Or Be Killed
From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #415 (February 1972)
Show/hide 9. The Newsboy Legion (Guardian) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Guardian
Code
X-204
Characters
Guardian (first appearance; origin); Newsboy Legion

Credits

Script
Jack Kirby
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon

Reprint history

First print
United States
Star Spangled Comics (DC, 1941 series) #7 (April 1942)
The Story of the Newsboy Legion
Also printed
United States
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #141 (September 1971)
Star Spangled Comics #7
 
Australia
All Star Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #74 (April 1972)
The Story of the Newsboy Legion
 
United States
The Newsboy Legion by Joe Simon & Jack Kirby (DC, 2010 series) #1 (February 2010)
The Story of the Newsboy Legion
From GCD
from Star Spangled Comics (DC, 1941 series) #7 (April 1942)
Show/hide 10. Elastic Lad Jimmy and His Legion Romances (Jimmy Olsen) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Jimmy Olsen
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen [Elastic Lad]; Legion of Super-Heroes [Saturn Girl; Light Lass; Triplicate Girl; Sun Boy (cameo); Ultra Boy (cameo)]; Lucy Lane

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Art
John Forte

Reprint history

From GCD
from Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #76 (April 1964)
Show/hide 11. New Comics #1 cover Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Credits

Art
Vin Sullivan

Reprint history

From GCD
from New Comics (DC, 1935 series) #1 (December 1935)
Show/hide 12. New Adventure Comics #12 cover Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Reprint history

From GCD
from New Adventure Comics (DC, 1937 series) #12 (January 1937)
Show/hide 13. Adventure Comics #15 cover Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Reprint history

From GCD
from New Adventure Comics (DC, 1937 series) #15 (May 1937)
Show/hide 14. The Story Behind the Stories Text article, 1 page

Credits

Author
Paul Levitz
Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside back cover. Comments about the stories in the issue.

Show/hide 15. 100 Pages of Thrills! Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 1 page

Credits

Pencils
Howard Bender [as HBender]
Inks
Pablo Marcos

Notes

Back cover. Many tiny characters in illustration surrounding a box with promos for the stories in the issue. Characters are those which have appeared in Adventure Comics over the years.


Notes

Last issue.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 37420

Entry created

  • 19/09/2008

Cover added

  • 04/09/2011

Index completed

  • 04/09/2011

Last updated

  • 05/10/2012