Super Heroes Album #12

Published
April 1979
Page count
100
Cover price
0.75 AUD
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
Planet Comics (2)
 
Planet Comics (2)

Credits

Editing
, editor

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Show/hide Cover The Legion's Super-Secret! (Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes) Cover, 1 page

""I hate to do this Superboy… but you know too much!" The Legion's Super-Secret!"

Featuring

Feature
Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Code
C-613

Credits

Art
Mike Grell, line art
Editing
Al Milgrom, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superboy & the Legion of Super-Heroes (DC, 1977 series) #235 (January 1978)
The Legion's Super-Secret!
Show/hide 1. The Legion's Super-Secret (Legion of Super Heroes) Comic story, 20 pages

Featuring

Feature
Legion of Super Heroes
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Paul Levitz, scripter
Art
Mike Grell, penciller
 
Vince Colletta, inker
Text
Milt Snapinn, letterer
Editing
Al Milgrom, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superboy & the Legion of Super-Heroes (DC, 1977 series) #235 (January 1978)
The Legion's Super-Secret
Show/hide 2. Curse of the Blood-Crystals (A New Tale of the Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
A New Tale of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Cary Bates, scripter
Art
Dave Cockrum, penciller
 
Murphy Anderson, inker
Text
Ben Oda, letterer
Editing
Murray Boltinoff, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #188 (July 1972)
Curse of the Blood-Crystals!
Also printed
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #161 ([January 1973?])
Curse of the Blood-Crystals
 
United States
Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes (Tempo Books, 1977 series) #14535 (1977)
Curse of the Blood-Crystals
 
United States
The Legion of Super-Heroes Archives (DC, 1991 series) #Volume 10 (2000)
Curse of the Blood-Crystals!

Synopsis

Influenced by crystals Mordru created in Superboy's time and cast by Superboy into space, Chameleon Boy takes Ultra Boy's place and visits Superboy. Ultra Boy alerts Brainiac 5 and Lightning Lad to the switch and they visit Superboy as well, but Chameleon Boy, as Superboy, assures them that he has everything under control. Superboy is able turn the tables on Cham and to reverse the effects of his exposure to Mordru's crystals by momentarily burying him.

Show/hide 3. The Monster Maker (Challengers of the Unknown) Comic story, 14 pages

Featuring

Feature
Challengers of the Unknown
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
David Wood, scripter [as Dave Wood]
Art
Jack Kirby, line art
 
, inker
 
Rosalind Kirby, inker [as Roz Kirby] (blacks)
Editing
Jack Schiff, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Challengers of the Unknown (DC, 1958 series) #2 (June-July 1958)
The Monster Maker
Also printed
Australia
Mighty The 100-Page Comic! (Colour Comics, 1957 series) #9 ([January 1959?])
The Monster Maker
 
Australia
Superman Presents World's Finest Comic Monthly (KG Murray, 1974 series) #111 ([July 1974?])
The Monster Maker
 
United States
Challengers of the Unknown Archives (DC, 2003 series) #Volume 1 ([July] 2003)
The Monster Maker
 
United States
Showcase Presents Challengers of the Unknown (DC, 2006 series) #Volume 1 ([October] 2006)
The Monster Maker

Synopsis

The Challengers pursue Roc, a would-be conqueror. Using "mind over matter", Roc runs them off by mentally conjuring a giant ape and missile. Fighting fire with fire, the scientist who created the mind-over-matter machine gives Ace similar powers. They battle with a conjured dragon, knight, giant vacuum cleaner, mirrors, and more. Finally Ace uses spinning circles to hypnotize and capture Roc.

Show/hide 4. The Bizarro-Legion Part 2: The Mad, Mad, Mad Bizarro-Legion (Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 16 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Jerry Siegel, scripter
Art
Jim Mooney, line art
Text
David Huffine, letterer
Editing
Mort Weisinger, editor

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
 
United States
The Best of DC (DC, 1979 series) #57 (February 1985)
[Part I]: The 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!

Synopsis

The Legion rejects Bizarro-Superboy's request for membership, so he sets off to create his own Legion. But Superboy, with Element Lad's aid, tricks Bizarro-Superboy into disbanding the Bizarro-Legion.

Show/hide 5. Blackhawk's Secret Furlough (Blackhawk) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Blackhawk
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Dick Dillin, penciller
 
Chuck Cuidera, inker
Editing
Jack Schiff, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Blackhawk (DC, 1957 series) #184 (May 1963)
Blackhawk's Secret Furlough
Also printed
Australia
Superman Presents World's Finest Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #37 (May 1968)
Blackhawk's Secret Furlough
Show/hide 6. The Face Behind the Lead Mask (Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Jerry Siegel, scripter
Art
John Forte, line art
 
Al Plastino, line art
 
John Forte, penciller
 
Al Plastino, penciller (page 4 and some Superboy and Luthor heads only)
Text
Milt Snapinn, letterer [as Milton Snapinn]
Editing
Mort Weisinger, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #300 (September 1962)
The Face Behind the Lead Mask!
Also printed
Australia
Giant Superboy Album (Colour Comics, 1965 series) #5 ([June 1969?])
The Face Behind the Lead Mask
 
United States
Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #377 (June 1969)
The Face behind the Lead Mask
 
Australia
Superman Supacomic (Colour Comics, 1959 series) #146 ([October 1971])
The Face Behind the Lead Mask
 
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #497 (March 1983)
The Face Behind the Lead Mask!
 
United States
The Legion of Super-Heroes Archives (DC, 1991 series) #1 (1991)
The Face behind the Lead Mask
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Legion of Super-Heroes (DC, 2007 series) #1 ([April] 2007)
The Face Behind the Lead Mask!
 
United States
Superman: Tales from the Phantom Zone (DC, 2009 series) ([June] 2009)
The Face Behind the Lead Mask!

Synopsis

The Legion of Super-Heroes releases Mon-el from the Phantom Zone to help them battle Urthlo, but afterwards he has to go back in. At a regular meeting of the Legion of Super-Heroes, the Legionnaires lose control of their powers. Urthlo arrives and announces that he now controls the Legionnaires' powers and there is nothing they can do about it. But Saturn Girl comes up with a serum to temporarily cure Mon-El and immunize him against lead, and Superboy releases him from the Phantom Zone to knock out Urthlo, who turns out to be an automaton created by Lex Luthor sent into the future to destroy the Legion.

Show/hide 7. A World Born Anew (Legion of Super Heroes) Comic story, 16 pages

Featuring

Feature
Legion of Super Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Code
J-4981

Credits

Writing
Paul Levitz, scripter
 
Paul Kupperberg, scripter
Art
James Sherman, penciller
 
Bob McLeod, inker
Text
Ben Oda, letterer
Editing
Al Milgrom, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superboy & the Legion of Super-Heroes (DC, 1977 series) #236 (February 1978)
A World Born Anew!

Synopsis

The Legion must stop Worldsmith from transforming the surface of Braal.


Notes

This comic was classifed as unrestricted in the Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney), Friday 27 April 1979 (#57).

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 925

Entry created

  • 12/12/2003

Cover added

  • 12/12/2003

Index completed

  • 11/07/2004

Last updated

  • 02/09/2017