Adventure Comics #0

DC Comics

United States.

Published
April 2009
Page count
36
Cover price
1.00 USD
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/552706

Credits

Editing
Elisabeth V. Gehrlein
Sean Ryan (Associate Editor)

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

Featuring

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

Credits

Art
Aaron Lopresti
Colours
Brian Miller
Letters
typeset
Editing
Elisabeth V. Gehrlein
Sean Ryan (Associate Editor)

Notes

The cover is an homage to Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #247. On the original cover and in the original story (reprinted inside this issue) Lightning Lad is called Lightning Boy. Also on this new cover the Legionnaires are in variations of their more familiar classic costumes, not the costumes they wear in the story reprinted in this issue.

Show/hide 1. The Legion of Super-Heroes (Legion of Super-Heroes; Superboy) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Legion of Super-Heroes; 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
Editing
Mort Weisnger (Original Editor)

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 1963)
The Legion of Super-Heroes
 
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
DC Special Blue Ribbon Digest (DC, 1980 series) #1 (March-April 1980)
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
From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #247

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 initiation pranks which proved he is a good sport.

Notes

Reprint of the first appearance of the Legion of Super-Heroes. Lightning Lad is called Lightning Boy in this story. Several other unidentified Legionnaires appear in the story, including one colored to imply he is Brainiac 5. The Legionnaires are not yet in their classic costumes in this story.

Show/hide 2. Origins & Omens (Legion of Super-Heroes; Scar) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Legion of Super-Heroes; Scar
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Scar; Lex Luthor; Brainiac; Superboy [Conner Kent]

Credits

Script
Geoff Johns
Art
Francis Manapul
Colours
Brian Buccellato
Letters
Steve Wands [as Swands]

Synopsis

As Scar reviews The Book of the Black, she thinks about Lex Luthor. Lex, assigned by General Lane to try and unlock the secrets in Brainiac, believes he has control over the villain, but Brainiac surprises Lex by re-activating and declaring that now they will be working together as a team. Only Scar knows that Luthor will be saved from this alliance with Brainiac by the currently deceased Superboy.


Notes

The cover is an homage to Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #247. On the original cover and in the original story (reprinted inside this issue) Lightning Lad is called Lightning Boy. Also on this new cover the Legionnaires are in variations of their more familiar classic costumes, not the costumes they wear in the story reprinted in this issue.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 38533

Cover added

  • 03/04/2010

Index completed

  • 03/04/2010

Last updated

  • 25/07/2010