All Star Adventure Comic #89

Published
October 1974
Page count
52
Cover price
0.20 AUD
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
Planet Comics (1)
 
Planet Comics (1)

Credits

Editing
, editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Fatal Five Who Twisted Time (Legion of Super Heroes) Cover, 1 page

"You can't resist my atomic axe, Superboy! You've become your own executioner!"

Featuring

Feature
Legion of Super Heroes
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Nick Cardy, line art
Editing
Murray Boltinoff, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #198 (October 1973)
The Fatal Five Who Twisted Time
Show/hide 1. The Fatal Five Who Twisted Time [Part 1] (Superboy Starring The Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy Starring The Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Code
B-1643

Credits

Writing
Cary Bates, scripter
Art
Dave Cockrum, line art
Text
Ben Oda, letterer
Editing
Murray Boltinoff, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #198 (October 1973)
The Fatal Five Who Twisted Time!
Also printed
Australia
Super Heroes Album (Murray, 1977 series) #14 ([November 1979?])
The Fatal Five Who Twisted Time
 
United States
DC Special Blue Ribbon Digest (DC, 1980 series) #8 (April 1981)
The Fatal Five Who Twisted Time
 
United States
The Legion of Super-Heroes Archives (DC, 1991 series) #Volume 10 (2000)
[Part 1]: The Fatal Five Who Twisted Time
From GCD
from Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #198
 
from Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #198 (October 1973)

Synopsis

At a carnival in his own time period, Superboy faces the Fatal Five. A Legion team trails the Fatal Five to Superboy's time, while, due to a time-distortion machine placed in Superboy's time by the Fatal Five, the rest of the Legion and their headquarters fade from existence in the future. The Legion team in Superboy's time disables the time-distorting machine, and so in the future Legion headquarters rematerializes, imprisoning Mano and Tharok.

Show/hide 2. Prisoners of the Time Lock! (Part 2) (Superboy Starring The Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy Starring The Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Cary Bates, scripter
Art
Dave Cockrum, line art
Text
Ben Oda, letterer
Editing
Murray Boltinoff, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #198 (October 1973)
Also printed
United States
DC Special Blue Ribbon Digest (DC, 1980 series) #8 (April 1981)
 
United States
The Legion of Super-Heroes Archives (DC, 1991 series) #Volume 10 (2000)
Part 2: Prisoners of the Time Lock!
From GCD
from Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #198
Show/hide 3. Countdown to Catastrophe! (Part 3) (Superboy Starring The Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy Starring The Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Cary Bates, scripter
Art
Dave Cockrum, line art
Text
Ben Oda, letterer
Editing
Murray Boltinoff, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #198 (October 1973)
Also printed
United States
DC Special Blue Ribbon Digest (DC, 1980 series) #8 (April 1981)
 
United States
The Legion of Super-Heroes Archives (DC, 1991 series) #Volume 10 (2000)
Part 3: Countdown to Catastrophe!
From GCD
from Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #198
Show/hide 4. The Amazing Starman (Starman) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
Starman
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-963
Characters
Starman [Ted Knight](introduction, origin); Doris Lee (niece of FBI Chief, Woodley Allen, introduction); Woodley Allen (FBI trouble-shooter, introduction); Professor Davis; Dr. Doog (villain, introduction, death); Nelson (villain, death)

Credits

Writing
Gardner Fox , scripter (see notes)
 
Jack Burnley, scripter (see notes)
Art
Jack Burnley, penciller
 
Jack Burnley, inker
 
Ray Burnley, backgrounds
Text
Betty Bentley, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #61 (April 1941)
The Amazing Starman
Also printed
United States
Justice League of America (DC, 1960 series) #94 (November 1971)
The Amazing Starman
 
United States
Millennium Edition: Adventure Comics 61 (DC, 2000 series) (December 2000)
The Amazing Starman

Synopsis

Starman is called in to battle the "Secret Brotherhood of the Electron", which is sabotaging America's communication and light system.

Notes

Jack Burnley recalls someone other than Fox doing the first story, but the writing style does look like Fox's. Burnley does state that he re-wrote the last part of this story, introducing a villain that he called Dr. Doom, but whom the editors changed to Dr. Doog. If one looks, for example, at the lettering in the balloon on page 6, panel 3, you can see the lettering of "Dr. Doog" looks totally different, and was obviously re-lettered. Burnley has at different times recalled his letterer as his sister Betty Bentley and the backgrounds done by his brother Ray. The cover for this issue reappears as the last panel in the Starman story in Adventure #63. Information here related to Craig Delich by Burnley at his home in Charlottesville, Virgina in 1989.

Show/hide 5. The Planet with Three Faces Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Art
Nick Cardy, line art
Editing
Jack Schiff, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Tales of the Unexpected (DC, 1956 series) #45 (January 1960)
The Planet With Three Faces

Notes

The artwork on the final page of this story has been crudely extended to fill the entire page.

Show/hide 6. The Stolen Super-Powers (Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 11 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Code
N-194

Credits

Writing
Jerry Siegel, scripter
Art
John Forte, line art
Text
Joe Letterese, letterer
Editing
Mort Weisinger, editor

Reprint history

Based on
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #304 (January 1963)
The Stolen Superpowers!
This version
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #403 (March-April 1971)
The Stolen Super-Powers!
Printed in
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #44 ([April 1963?])
The Stolen Super-Powers
Also printed
United States
The Legion of Super-Heroes Archives (DC, 1991 series) #1 (1991)
The Stolen Super-Powers!
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Legion of Super-Heroes (DC, 2007 series) #1 ([April] 2007)
The Stolen Super-Powers!
From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #304.
 
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #304 (January 1963)

Synopsis

Saturn Girl tries to sacrifice herself after she finds out that a computer predicts the death of a legionnaire fighting Zaryan, but Lightning Lad dies instead.


Notes

Last 20c issue.

Status

This issue includes help from

  • Neil Pollock

AusReprints ID

  • 565

Entry created

  • 04/12/2003

Cover added

  • 11/09/2011

Index completed

  • 06/02/2005

Last updated

  • 08/09/2019