The Best of DC #57

DC Comics

United States

Published
February 1985
Page count
100
Cover price
1.50
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
GCD
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Credits

Editing
Nicola Cuti

Issue contents Hide all

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

Featuring

Feature
Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Pat Broderick
Editing
Nicola Cuti
Show/hide 1. Part I: The Legion of Super-Outlaws! (Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Heroes of Lallor [Beast Boy; Gas Girl; Evolvo Lad; Duplicate Boy; Life Lass]; Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Shrinking Violet; Star Boy; Saturn Girl; Sun Boy; Chameleon Boy; Invisible Kid]; Marden King

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Art
John Forte
Colours
Jeanine Casey
Letters
Vivian Berg

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #324 (September 1964)

Synopsis

Marden King tricks the Heroes of Lallor into fighting the Legion, in revenge for the Legion's earlier defeat of his brother Jungle King.

Notes

Origin and 1st appearances of Beast Boy, Gas Girl, Evolvo Lad, Life Lass, and Duplicate Boy.

Show/hide 2. Part II: The Battle of the Super-Teams! (Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Colossal Boy; Ultra Boy; Mon-El; Shrinking Violet; Superboy; Star Boy; Invisible Kid; Element Lad; Cosmic Boy; Chameleon Boy; Sun Boy; Lightning Lad]; Heroes of Lallor [Duplicate Boy; Gas Girl; Life Lass; Beast Boy; Evolvo Lad]; Marden King

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Art
John Forte
Colours
Jeanine Casey
Letters
Vivian Berg

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #324 (September 1964)

Synopsis

The Heroes of Lallor realize they have been tricked and turn on Marden King.

Show/hide 3. Part I: Lex Luthor Meets the Legion of Super-Heroes! (Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Sun Boy; Star Boy; Cosmic Boy; Brainiac 5; Matter-Eater Lad; Triplicate Girl; Lightning Lad; Phantom Girl; Shrinkng Violet; Light Lass; Invisible Kid; Mon-El; Superboy (in flashback)]; Lex Luthor

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Art
John Forte
Colours
Shelley Eiber
Letters
Vivian Berg

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #325 (October 1964)
Lex Luthor Meets the Legion of Super-Heroes!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #70 ([June 1965?])
Lex Luthor Meets the Legion of Super-Heroes Part 2: The Super-Vengeance of Lex Luthor
 
United States
The Legion of Super-Heroes Archives (DC, 1991 series) #3 (1993)
Part I: Lex Luthor Meets the Legion of Super-Heroes!
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Legion of Super-Heroes (DC, 2007 series) #Volume 2 ([April] 2008)
Lex Luthor Meets the Legion of Super-Heroes!
From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #325 (October 1964)

Synopsis

Lex Luthor convinces the Legion he has come to the future from a time before he turned evil.

Show/hide 4. Part II: The Super-Vengeance of Lex Luthor! (Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Matter-Eater Lad; Triplicate Girl; Phantom Girl; Brainiac 5; Light Lass; Colossal Boy; Sun Boy; Star Boy; Element Lad; Mon-El; Shrinking Violet; Lighting Lad; Invisible Kid; Cosmic Boy; Superboy; Supergirl; Saturn Girl; Ultra Boy; Chameleon Boy; Element Lad]; Lex Luthor; Proty II

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Art
John Forte
Colours
Shelley Eiber
Letters
Vivian Berg

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #325 (October 1964)

Synopsis

Luthor seemingly dissolves the Legionnaires, but they have the last laugh on him.

Show/hide 5. Part I: The Revolt of the Girl Legionnaires! (Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Light Lass; Triplicate Girl; Shrinking Violet; Supergirl; Phantom Girl; Saturn Girl; Ultra Boy; Mon-El; Lightning Lad; Colossal Boy; Matter-Eater Lad; Element Lad; Invisible Kid; Brainiac 5; Cosmic Boy; Superboy]; Proty II

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Art
John Forte
Colours
George Roberts
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #326 (November 1964)
Part I: The Revolt of the Girl Legionnaires!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (KG Murray, 1974 series) #171 ([January 1974?])
Part I: The Revolt of the Girl Legionnaires!
 
United States
The Legion of Super-Heroes Archives (DC, 1991 series) #3 (1993)
Part I: The Revolt of the Girl Legionnaires!

Synopsis

The girl Legionnaires turn on the boys.

Notes

Light Lass' costume emblem becomes a cloud.

Show/hide 6. Part II: The Triumph of the Super-Heroines (Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Saturn Girl; Light Lass; Triplicate Girl; Supergirl; Shrinking Violet; Superboy; Chameleon Boy; Star Boy; Phantom Girl; Ultra Boy; Mon-El; Cosmic Boy; Brainiac 5; Element Lad]; Queen Azura

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
John Forte
Inks
George Klein
Colours
George Roberts
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #326 (November 1964)
Part II: The Triumph of the Super-Heroines
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (KG Murray, 1974 series) #171 ([January 1974?])
Part II: The Triumph of the Super-Heroines
 
United States
The Legion of Super-Heroes Archives (DC, 1991 series) #3 (1993)
Part II: The Triumph of the Super-Heroines

Synopsis

The source of the plot is revealed and the boys are restored.

Show/hide 7. Part I: The Lone Wolf Legionnaire! (Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Sun Boy; Light Lass; Chameleon Boy; Cosmic Boy; Matter-Eater Lad; Saturn Girl; Superboy; Mon-El; Ultra Boy; Lightning Lad; Brainiac 5]; Lone Wolf

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
John Forte
Inks
George Klein
Colours
Karin Orlando
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #327 (December 1964)

Synopsis

While investigating robberies on Zoon, the Legionnaires extend an invitation of membership to Lone Wolf, but he refuses.

Notes

Origin and 1st appearance Lone Wolf.

Show/hide 8. Part II: The Youth Who Wasn't Human (Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Light Lass; Cosmic Boy; Mon-El; Chameleon Boy; Sun Boy; Brainiac 5; Ultra Boy; Lightning Lad]; Lone Wolf

Credits

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
John Forte
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colours
Karin Orlando
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #327 (December 1964)

Synopsis

Lone Wolf reveals that he refused membership because he is an android, but the Legion discovers he is not what he thinks.

Notes

Light Lass' costume emblem becomes feather

Show/hide 9. [Part I]: The Lad Who Wrecked the Legion! (Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Triplicate Girl; Sun Boy; Superboy; Cosmic Boy; Triplicate Girl; Invisible Kid; Star Boy; Shrinking Violet; Mon-El; Ultra Boy; Lightning Lad; Phantom Girl]; Command Kid; Bouncing Boy

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Art
Jim Mooney
Colours
Shelley Eiber
Letters
David Huffine

Reprint history

Based on
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #328 (January 1965)
The Lad Who Wrecked the Legion!
 
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #328 (January 1965)
First print
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #76 ([December 1965?])
The Lad Who Wrecked the Legion Part 2: The Secret of the Legion Rookie
Also printed
United States
Legion of Super-Heroes (DC, 1973 series) #1 (February 1973)
[Part I]: The Lad Who Wrecked the Legion!
 
United States
Legion of Super-Heroes (DC, 1973 series) #1 (February 1973)
 
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #170 ([October 1973?])
 
United States
The Legion of Super-Heroes Archives (DC, 1991 series) #3 (1993)
[Part I]: The Lad Who Wrecked the Legion!
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Legion of Super-Heroes (DC, 2007 series) #Volume 2 ([April] 2008)
The Lad Who Wrecked the Legion!
From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #328 (January 1965)

Synopsis

Command Kid joins the Legion, but his arrogance puts off some of the Legionnaires. Star Boy, however, asks Command Kid to help him become as powerful as he is.

Show/hide 10. Part II: The Secret of the Legion Rookie?! (Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Sun Boy; Lightning Lad; Shrinking Violet; Cosmic Boy; Invisible Kid; Star Boy; Triplicate Girl; Superboy; Phantom Girl; Ultra Boy; Saturn Girl; Element Lad]; Command Kid

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Art
Jim Mooney
Colours
Shelley Eiber
Letters
David Huffine

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #328 (January 1965)

Synopsis

More Legionnaires submit to Command Kid's treatment, but Saturn Girl and Element Lad return with the solution to the mystery of Command Kid just in time.

Show/hide 11. [Part I]: The Bizarro-Legion! (Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Saturn Girl; Triplicate Girl; Invisible Kid; Lightning Lad; Chameleon Boy; Brainiac 5; Ultra Boy; Mon-El]; Time Trapper; Legion of Stupor-Bizarros [Bizarro-Superboy; Bizarro-Lightning Lad; Bizarro-Invisible Kid; Bizarro-Chameleon Boy; Bizarro-Brainiac 5; Bizarro-Saturn Girl]

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Art
Jim Mooney
Colours
Helen Vesik
Letters
David Huffine

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #329 (February 1965)
The Bizarro-Legion!
Also printed
Australia
Giant Superboy Album (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #13 ([October 1975?])
The Bizarro-Legion
 
Australia
Super Heroes Album (Murray, 1977 series) #12 ([April 1979])
The Bizarro-Legion Part 2: The Mad, Mad, Mad Bizarro-Legion
 
United States
The Legion of Super-Heroes Archives (DC, 1991 series) #4 (January 1994)
[Part I]: The Bizarro-Legion!
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Legion of Super-Heroes (DC, 2007 series) #Volume 2 ([April] 2008)
The Bizarro-Legion!
From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #329 (February 1965)

Synopsis

The Legion rejects Bizarro-Superboy's request for membership, so he sets off to create his own Legion.

Notes

The Legionnaires switch from flight belts to rings in this story.

Show/hide 12. Part II: The Mad, Mad, Mad Bizarro-Legion (Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Light Lass; Triplicate Girl; Ultra Boy; Mon-El; Saturn Girl; Element Lad; Lightning Lad; Cosmic Boy; Invisible Kid]; Legion of Stupor-Bizarros [Bizarro-Ultra Boy; Bizarro-Mon-El; Bizarro-Superboy; Bizarro-Saturn Girl; Bizarro-Cosmic Boy; Bizarro-Invisible Kid]

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Art
Jim Mooney
Colours
Helen Vesik
Letters
David Huffine

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #329 (February 1965)

Synopsis

Superboy, with Element Lad's aid, tricks Bizarro-Superboy into disbanding the Bizarro-Legion.

Show/hide 13. The Origin and Powers of the Legion of Super-Heroes (Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 4 pages

Featuring

Feature
Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Mort Weisinger
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colours
Shelley Eiber

Reprint history

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

Synopsis

Origins and powers of the Legionnaires

Show/hide 14. Untitled (Bizarro-Legion) Illustration, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Bizarro-Legion

Credits

Script
Nicola Cuti
Art
Pat Broderick

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 38906

Cover added

  • 06/05/2010

Index completed

  • 06/05/2010