Sunday, September 4, 2011

Index Numbers from 1983 - 1296 to 1310

¬1296 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 295 - The Origin of the Universe File

1297 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 296 - What Do You Do On the Day After Doomsday?
1298 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 297 - Untitled
1299 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 297 - Untitled
1300 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 298 - The Edge of Nowhere
1301 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 299 - Not a Ghost of a Chance
1302 - The Brave and the Bold 198 - Terrorists of the Hart!
1303 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 300 - The Future Is Forever!
1304 – The Legion of Super Heroes v2 301 - Different Paths, Different Dooms
1305 -The Legion of Super Heroes v2 302 - Family Matters
1306 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 303 - Those Emerald Eyes Are Shining ...
1307 - Legion of Super Heroes v2 Annual 2 - Whatever Gods There Be ...
1308 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 304 - Siege Perilous
1309 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 305 - Violet’s Story
1310 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 306 - Born Under A Lucky Star

Friday, August 26, 2011

Index Numbers - 1200 to 1295


Continuing vision problems make it difficult to study indiviual issues for a full report, but I will continue the Index Number list.

1200 – 1.0 - Superboy and the Legion of Super Heroes 233 - The Infinite Man Who Conquered the Legion!

1201 - 1.0 - Superboy and the Legion of Super Heroes 233 - The Final Illusion
1202 - 1.0 - Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes 234 - Wanted - Dead or Alive - The Composite Legionnaire
1203 - 1.0 - Karate Kid 12 - The “Time” of Your Death
1204 - 1.0 - Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes 235 - The Legion’s Super Secret!
1025 - 1.0 - Superboy and the Legion of Super Heroes 235 - Trial of the Legion Five
1206 - 1.0 - Superboy and the Legion of Super Heroes 236 - A World Born Anew –
1207 - 1.0 - Superboy and the Legion of Super Heroes 236 - Mon-El’s One Man War
1208 - 1.0 - Superboy and the Legion of Super Heroes 236 - Words Never Spoken!
1209 - 1.0 - All-New Collectors’ Edition C-55 - The Millennium Massacre
1210 - 1.0 - Karate Kid 13 - Tomorrow’s Battle ... Yesterday!
1211 - 1.0 - Superboy and the Legion of Super Heroes 237 - No Price Too High
1212 - 1.0 - Karate Kid 14 - Diamondeth is Forever!
1213 - 1.0 - Superboy and the Legion of Super Heroes 239 - Murder Most Foul
1214 - 1.0 - Superboy and the Legion of Super Heroes 240 - The Man Who Manacled the Legion
1215 - 1.0 - Superboy and the Legion of Super Heroes 240 - Dawnstar Rising
1216 - 1.0 - Karate Kid 15 - Bring Back My Future to Me
1217 - 1.0 - Superboy and the Legion of Super Heroes 241 - Prelude to Earthwar
1218 - 1.0 - Superboy and the Legion of Super Heroes 241 - My Brother’s Keeper
1219 - 1.0 - Superboy and the Legion of Super Heroes 242 - Startarget - Earth
1220 - 1.0 - uperboy and the Legion of Super Heroes 242 Girls’ Night Out
1221 - 1.0 - Kamandi: The Last Boy on Earth 58 - Enter: The Legionnaire!
1222 - 1.0 – DC Comics Presents 2 - Race to the End of Time
1223 - 1.0 – Superboy and the Legion of Super Heroes 243 - Earth’s Last Stand
1224 - 1.0 - Superboy and the Legion of Super Heroes 244 - The Dark Circle that Crushed Earth
1225 - 1.0 – Superboy and the Legion of Super Heroes 245 -Mordru Master of Earth
1226 - 1.0 – Superboy and the Legion of Super Heroes 246 - Will the Last One To Leave Mercury Please Close the Planet?
1227 - 1.0 - Superboy and the Legion of Super Heroes 426 - A World for the Winning
1228 - 1.0 - Superboy and the Legion of Super Heroes 247 - Savage Sanctuary
1229 - 1.0 - Superboy and the Legion of Super Heroes 247 - Celebration!
1230 - 1.0 - Superboy and the Legion of Super Heroes 248 - Beneath the Streets Lurks ... Death!
1231 - 1.0 - Superboy and the Legion of Super Heroes 249 - Capital Crimes of the Chemical Conqueror
1232 - 1.0 - Superboy and the Legion of Super Heroes 249 - The Arctoraan Jewel Case
1233 - 1.0 - Superboy and the Legion of Super Heroes 250 - This Is the Day the Universe Dies!
1234 - 1.0 - Superboy and the Legion of Super Heroes 251 - The Man Who Destroyed the Universe!
1235 - 1.0 - Superboy and the Legion of Super Heroes 252 - Postscript To Holocaust
1236 - 1.0 - Superboy and the Legion of Super Heroes 253 - Night of the Super-Assassins!
1237 - 1.0 - Superboy and the Legion of Super Heroes 254 - A Madman Shall Lead Them
1238 - 1.0 - DC Comics Presents 13 - To Live In Peace - Nevermore!
1239 - 1.0 – Superboy and the Legion of Super Heroes 255 - The Super-Spectacles Swipe!
1240 - 1.0 - Superboy and the Legion of Super Heroes 256 - This Is Your Life - And Death, Brainiac 5!
1241 - 1.0 - Superboy and the Legion of Super Heroes 257 - Who Stole the Legion?
1242 - 1.0 - Superboy and the Legion of Super Heroes 257 - Once A Legionnaire
1243 - 1.0 - Superboy and the Legion of Super Heroes 258 - The Mind-Attack of the Psycho-Warrior!
1244 - 1.1 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 259 – Psycho War
1245 - 1.1 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 260 - Title – Come to the Circus and Die!
1246 - 1.1 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 261 - Space Circus of Death!
1247 - 1.1 - Super-Star Holiday Special (DC Special Series 21) - Star Light, Star Bright ... Farthest Star I See Tonight!
1248 - 1.1 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 262 - The Planet That Captured the Legion
1249 - 1.1 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 263 - Day of Judgment
1250 - 1.1 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 264 – Dagon’s Cavern of Doom!
1251 - 1.1 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 265 The Brigadoon Syndrome!
1252 - 1.1 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 266 – Kantuu
1253 - 1.1 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 267 - To Bottle A Genie!
1254 - 1.1 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 267 - The Grounded Legionnaires
1255 - 1.1 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 268 0 Life After Life After Life
1256 - 1.1 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 269 – Who Shall Name the Dark Man?
1257 - 1.1 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 270 - Who Is the Dark Man?
1258 - 1.1 - Secrets of the Legion of Super Heroes 1 - The Past ... Seen Darkly
1259 - 1.1 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 271 What Is the Dark Man?
1260 - 1.1 - Secrets of The Legion of Super Heroes 2 - R. J. Brande Is Dying!
1261 - 1.1 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 272 - The Secret Origin of Blok!
1262 - 1.1 - Secrets of The Legion of Super Heroes 3 - Revelation!
1263 - 1.1 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 273 - A Murderer - Among Us?
1264 - 1.1 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 274 – The Exaggerated Death of Ultra Boy
1265 - 1.1 - The Superman Family 207 - Look Homeward, Argonian!
1266 - 1.1 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 275 – Of Pride, Passion and Piracy!
1267 - 1.1 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 276 – Lord Romdur’s Castle
1268 - 1.1 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 277 The Man Who Chained the Earth!
1269 - 1.1 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 278 - Tragedy At the Top of the World!
1270 - 1.1 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 279 – Castle Grimbor Must Fall!
1271 - 1.1 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 280 - O! Call Back Yesterday
1272 - 1.1 - The Brave and the Bold 179 – Time-Bomb With the Thousand-Year Fuse!
1273 - 1.1 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 281 - Madness Is the Molecule Master
1274 - 1.1 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 282 - If Answers There Be ...
1275 - 1.1 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 283 – The Startling Secret of Wildfire!
1276 - 1.1 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 284 – The Soul-Thief from the Stars
1277 - 1.1 - DC Comics Presents 43 – In Final Battle
1278 – 1.1 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 285 - Night Never Falls At Nullport
1279 - 1.1 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 285 - The Forgotten Future
1280 - 1.1 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 286 - Old Friends, New Relatives and Other Corpses!
1281 - 1.1 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 286 - A Crown for the Princess
1282 - 1.1 - The Best of DC 24 - Murder in Glass
1283 - 1.1 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 287 - Save the Suicide Squad
1284 - 1.1 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 287 - Prologue To Darkness
1285 - 1.1 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 288 - The Legionnaire’s Made For Burning
1286 - 1.1 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 289 - A Cold and Lonely Corner of Hell!
1287 - 1.1 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 289 - Once Upon An Insanity
1288 - 1.1 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 Annual 1 - Monster In A Little Girl’s Mind!
1289 - 1.1 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 290 - And the Servant Shall Be A Sign ...
1290 - 1.1 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 291 - ... A Sign of Great Dawning
1291 - 1.1 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 291 - Of Leaders and Lovers
1292 - 1.1 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 292 - Darkness Transcendent
1293 - 1.1 - World’s Finest Comics v1 284 - I ... Amalgamax
1294 - 1.1 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 293 - Within the Darkness ...
1295 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 294 - Darkseid

Friday, June 24, 2011

We're going on a leave of absence

Due to some vision problems, we will be suspending posts.  I hope to be back in a few months.  LLL from LL.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

1297 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 296 - What Do You Do On the Day After Doomsday?

Index Number – 1297 - 1.1
Issue – The Legion of Super Heroes v2 296
Cover Date – February 1983
Title – What Do You Do On the Day After Doomsday?
Characters – Blok, Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Dawnstar, Dream Girl, Invisible Kid (JF), Element Lad, Karate Kid, Pol Krinn, Light Lass, Lightning Lad, Matter-Eater Lad, Mon-El, Phantom Girl, Queen Projectra;, Saturn Girl, Shadow Lass, Shrinking Violet (impostor), Star Boy, Sun Boy, Timber Wolf, Ultra Boy, White Witch;, Wildfire
Legion of Substitute Heroes - Night Girl
Heroes of Lallor - Duplicate Boy, Evolvo Lad
Synopsis – In a variety of vignettes, Chameleon Boy discovers that he has lost his abilities; Karate Kid Mon-el and Shadow Lass travel to the Science Asteroid (shudder)’ Cosmic Boy’s family is injured by a small nuclear device: Karate Kid proposes to Jeckie; and Duplicate Boy confronts Colossal Boy about his sweetie, Violet.
Writer – Keith Giffen, Plot Levitz
Artist – Keith Giffen / Larry Lahlstedt
Cover – Keith Giffen / Larry Lahlstedt
Editor – Karen Berger
Reprinted – Legion of Super Heroes - The Great Darkness Saga – Deluxe Edition - 2011
Comment – In the Adult Legion story, it was revealed that Shadow Lass died defending the Science Asteroid.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

1296 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 295 - The Origin of the Universe File

Index Number – 1296 - 1.1
Issue – ¬The Legion of Super Heroes v2 295
Cover Date – January 1983
Title – The Origin of the Universe File
Characters – Blok; Colossal Boy Cosmic Boy Light Lass; Lightning Lad Saturn Girl Timber Wolf; Triplicate Girl
Synopsis – Block and Timber Wolf review the history of the Green Lantern Corps.
Writer – Keith Giffen, Paul Levitz
Artist – Keith Giffen, Howard Bender / Dave Hunt
Cover – Deith Giffen / Larry Mahlstedt
Editor – Karen Berger
Reprinted – Legion of Super Heroes - The Great Darkness Saga – Deluxe Edition - 2011

Monday, June 6, 2011

1295 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 294 - Darkseid

Index Number – 1295 - 1.1
Issue – The Legion of Super Heroes v2 294
Cover Date – December 1982
Title – Darkseid
Characters – Blok, Bouncing Boy, Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Dawnstar, Dream Girl, Duo Damsel, Element Lad, Invisible Kid (JF), Karate Kid, Light Lass, Lightning Lad, Phantom Girl, Princess Projectra, Saturn Girl, Shadow Lass, Shrinking Violet, Star Boy, Sun Boy, Superboy, Supergirl, Timber Wolf, Ultra Boy, White Witch, Wildfire
Legion of Substitute Heroes - Chlorophyll Kid, Color Kid, Fire Lad, Night Girl, Polar Boy, Stone Boy
ICC - Dev-Em
Heroes of Lallor - Duplicate Boy, Evolvo Lad, Gas Girl, Life Lass
Wanderers – Celebrand, Dartalg, Elvo, Immorto, Ornitho, Psyche, Quantum Queen
Villain – Darkseid and the Servants of Darkness (clones of Lydea Mallor, Orion)
Synopsis – The Daxamites in Darkseid’s thrall attack over 100 worlds. The Subs, the Heroes of Lallor, the Wanderers, and Dev-Em enter the fray. The White Witch transforms the infant boy into the Highfather of 20th century New Genesis. Highfather transforms the Orion clone into Orion, who immediately clashes with Darkseid. Orion is destroyed, but Darkseid loses his hold on the Daxamites. Defeated, he levels his curse upon the Legion.
Light Lass leaves the Legion, and Supergirl says a final good-bye to Brainiac 5,
Writer – Keith Giffen, Paul Levitz
Artist – Keith Giffen / Larry Mahlstedt
Cover – Keith Giffen / Larry Mahlstedt
Editor – Laurie Sutton, Karen Berger
Reprinted – Legion of Super Heroes - The Great Darkness Saga – Deluxe Edition - 2011
Comment – Darkseid’s curse reads, “The curse of darkness gorwing within you, destroying you from within – and thatwhich is purest among you shall be the first to go.”

Sunday, June 5, 2011

1294 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 293 - Within the Darkness ...

Index Number – 1294 - 1.1
Issue – The Legion of Super Heroes v2 293
Cover Date – November 1982
Title – Within the Darkness ...
Characters – Blok, Bouncing Boy, Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Dawnstar, Dream Girl, Duo Damsel, Element Lad, Invisible Kid (JF), Karate Kid, Light Lass, Lightning Lad, Mon-El, Phantom Girl, Princess Projectra, Saturn Girl, Shadow Lass, Shrinking Violet (imposter), Star Boy, Sun Boy, Superboy, Timber Wolf, Ultra Boy, White Witch, Wildfire
Villain – Darkseid and the Servants of Darkness (clones of Kalibak, Lydea Mallor, Orion, Superman, and a Guardian of Oa)
Synopsis – Mon-El remains in a coma. Darkseid takes over the minds of the entire population of Daxam and uses a space warp to exchange Daxam with Apokolips, giving everyone super powers under a yellow sun. They carve the planet surface into a icon of Darkseid.
Writer – Keith Giffen, Paul Levitz
Artist – Keith Giffen, Larry Mihlstedt
Cover – Keith Giffen
Editor – Laurie Sutton
Reprinted – Legion of Super Heroes - The Great Darkness Saga – Deluxe Edition - 2011

Saturday, June 4, 2011

1293 - World’s Finest Comics 284 - I ... Amalgamax

Index Number – 1293 - 1.1
Issue – World’s Finest Comics 284
Cover Date – October 1982
Title – I ... Amalgamax
Characters – Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Lightning Lad, Princess Projectra, Saturn Girl, Shrinking Violet (imposter), Sun Boy, Wildfire
Villain – Xan, aka The Composite Superman, aka Amalgamax
Synopsis – At Superman’s request, the Legionnaires travel to the 20th century to help him and Batman defeat the villain with the powers of all the Legionnaires.
Writer – Gary Burkett
Artist – George Tuska
Cover – Keith Giffen / Larry Mahlstedt
Editor – Marv Wolfman; Ernie Colon

Friday, June 3, 2011

1292 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 292 - Darkness Transcendent

Index Number – 1292 - 1.1
Issue – The Legion of Super Heroes v2 292
Cover Date – October 1982
Title – Darkness Transcendent
Characters – Blok, Bouncing Boy, Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Dawnstar, Dream Girl, Duo Damsel, Element Lad, Invisible Kid (JF), Karate Kid, Light Lass, Lightning Lad, Mon-El, Phantom Girl, Princess Projectra, Saturn Girl, Shadow Lass, Shrinking Violet (imposter), Star Boy, Sun Boy, Superboy, Timber Wolf, Ultra Boy, White Witch, Wildfire
Villain – The “Master” and the Servants of Darkness (clones of Kalibak, Lydea Mallor, Orion, Superman, and a Guardian of Oa)
Synopsis – Chameleon Boy is taken to the prison onTakron-Galtos. Legionnaires deduce the identity of a few of the clones. On Sorcerers’ World, the Legion faces the Servants. Mon-El learns Darkseid’s identity and Darkseid learns about Daxam from Mon’s mind. The sorcerers and the Legion unite to repel the invaders and to hide a baby that appeared from a space warp.
Writer – Paul Levitz
Artist – Keith Giffen, Larry Mahlstedt / Larry Mahlsted
Cover – Keith Giffen
Editor – Laurie Sutton
Reprinted – Legion of Super Heroes - The Great Darkness Saga – Deluxe Edition - 2011

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

1291 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 291 - Of Leaders and Lovers

Index Number – 1291 - 1.1
Issue – The Legion of Super Heroes v2 291
Cover Date – September 1982
Title – Of Leaders and Lovers
Characters – Cosmic Boy, Lightning Lad, Saturn Girl
Villain – Servant of Darkness Lydea Mallor clone
Synopsis – The Mallor clone awakens and attacks Saturn Girl and Cosmic Boy. Lightning Lad revives from his malady and saves them. Dream Girl is elected leader.
Writer – Paul Levitz
Artist – Howard Bender, Rodin Rodriguez / Rodin Rodriguez
Editor – Laurie Sutton
Reprinted – Legion of Super Heroes - The Great Darkness Saga – Deluxe Edition - 2011
Comment – Dream Girl is elected as leader? Dream Girl was introduced as a strategic genius who masterminded the disbanding of the Legion so she alone could face a terrible menace that she foresaw. She also was a scientific genius who could transform Lightning Lass’s abilities.
Then she was left in the background; brought out when ever they needed a plot twist. She became a bit of a “dumb blonde” with nightmares.
As Legion leader, she is written an organizational genius, playing off her ditzy demeanor to become a strong and effective leader.
I am trying to discover if this was a fan vote or a decision by Levitz, but eigher way, he turned it into a genius move.

Monday, May 30, 2011

1290 -The Legion of Super Heroes v2 291 - ... A Sign of Great Dawning

Index Number – 1290 - 1.1
Issue – The Legion of Super Heroes v2 291
Cover Date – September 1982
Title – ... A Sign of Great Dawning
Characters – Blok, Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Cosmic Boy, Dawnstar, Dream Girl, Element Lad, Invisible Kid (JF), Light Lass, Lightning Lad, Mon-El, Phantom Gir,l Saturn Girl, Shadow Lass, Star Boy, Sun Boy, Superboy, Timber Wolf, Ultra Boy, White Witch, Wildfire,
Villain – The “Master” and the Servants of Darkness (clones of Kalibak, Lydea Mallor, Orion, Superman, and a Guardian of Oa)
Synopsis – The Legion learn that the capturted servant is a perfect clone of Lydea Mallor, the 20th century ancestor of Shadow Lass. The servants attack and drain power from Mordur and the Time Trapper. The Legion saved the White Witch from a similar attack. Chameleon Boy is arrested for his trip to Khund.
Writer – Paul Levitz
Artist – Keith Giffen, Larry Mahlstedt/ Larry Mahlstedt
Cover – Keith Giffen / Romeo Tahghal
Editor – Laurie Sutton
Reprinted – Legion of Super Heroes - The Great Darkness Saga – Deluxe Edition - 2011

Sunday, May 29, 2011

1289 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 290 - And the Servant Shall Be A Sign ...

Index Number – 1289 - 1.1
Issue – The Legion of Super Heroes v2 290
Cover Date – August 1982
Title – And the Servant Shall Be A Sign ...
Characters – Blok, Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Cosmic Boy, Danielle Foccart, Dawnstar, Dream Girl, Element Lad, Invisible Kid (JF), Light Lass, Lightning Lad, Mon-El, Phantom Girl, Saturn Girl, Shadow Lass, Superboy, Timber Wolf, Ultra Boy, Wildfire
Villain – The “Master” and the Servants of Darkness (clones of Kalibak, Lydea Mallor, Orion, Superman, and a Guardian of Oa)
Synopsis – The servants collect magical artifacts from around the universe. Lightling Lad suffers an electrical imbalance of the brain.
Writer – Paul Levitz
Artist – Keith Giffen, Larry Mahlstedt/ Larry Mahlstedt
Cover – Keith Giffen / Frank Giacola
Editor – Laurie Sutton
Reprinted – Legion of Super Heroes - The Great Darkness Saga – Deluxe Edition - 2011
Comment – This story is officially listed as the first chapter of the Great Darkness Saga, but Levitz, the father of foreshadowing, has been leading up to this for many months. Also, in this issue, we meed Oli-3 Queen, tour guide and descendant of Green Arrow, who will show up again in about three (publishing) years.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

1288 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 Annual 1 - Monster In A Little Girl’s Mind!

Index Number – 1288 - 1.1
Issue – The Legion of Super Heroes v2 Annual 1
Cover Date – 1982
Title – Monster In A Little Girl’s Mind!
Characters – Blok, Bouncing Boy, Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Chlorophyll Kid, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Danielle Foccart, Dawnstar, Dream Girl, Duo Damsel, Element Lad, Fire Lad, Invisible Kid (JF), Light Lass, Lightning Lad, Mon-El, Night Girl, Phantom Girl, Polar Boy, Saturn Girl, Shrinking Violet (impostor), Star Boy, Sun Boy, Superboy, Timber Wolf, Ultra Boy, Wildfire
Introductions – Invisible Kid (Jacques Foccart), Danielle Foccart
Villain – Computo
Synopsis – While treating a young girl with a brain disease, Brianiac accidently infects Danielle Foccart with the Computo circuitry. Computo takes control of all headquarters systems and battles the Legionnaires. Danielle older brother takes Lyle Norg’s invisibility serum to assist Brainy and the Legion. Danielle is rendered unconscious to stop Computo. Foccart is inducted as Invisible Kid.
Writer – Keith Giffen, Paul Levitz
Artist – Keith Giffen / Bruck Patterson
Cover – Keith Giffen / Dick Giordano
Editor – Laurie Sutton
Reprinted – Legion of Super-Heroes – The Great Darkness Saga – Deluxe Edition - 2011
Comment – Jacques Foccart is the first Legionnaire to adopt a previously used codename. For our purposes, he will be listed as Invisible Kid (JF). As you may know, Danielle will become a Legionnaire in her own right in the future.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

1287 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 289 - Once Upon An Insanity

Index Number – 1287 - 1.1
Issue – The Legion of Super Heroes v2 289
Cover Date – July 1982
Title – Once Upon An Insanity
Characters – Brainiac 5, Element Lad, Matter-Eater Lad
Villain – Dr. R'xalim
Synopsis – Brainiac and Element Lad visit Matter-Eater Lad at a medical facility. A doctor attacks them, seeking revenge against Brainy for recommending that he be fired. Tenzil is transported to Legion HQ for further treatment.
Writer – Paul Levitz
Artist – Carmine Infantino / Larry Mahlstedt
Editor - Laurie Sutton
Reprinted – Legion of Super-Heroes – The Great Darkness Saga – Deluxe Edition - 2011

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

1286 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 289 - A Cold and Lonely Corner of Hell!

Index Number – 1286 - 1.1
Issue – The Legion of Super Heroes v2 289
Cover Date – July 1982
Title – A Cold and Lonely Corner of Hell!
Characters – Blok, Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Dawnstar, Dream Girl, Light Lass, Lightning Lad, Mon-El, Phantom Girl Saturn Girl, Shadow Lass, Shrinking Violet (impostor), Star Boy, Sun Boy. Timber Wolf. Ultra Boy
Villain – Servants of Darkness (somewhat unidentified)
Synopsis – Dawnstar and Light Lass find the team that escaped from Khundia. Ayla thinks she sees Saturn Girl and Timber Wolf in a romantic interlude. Meanshile, on a mysterious planet, that resembles Apokilips, a mysterious figure, who resembles Darkseid,  releases from life pods, five mysterious figures that resemble 20th century characters like Superman, Orion, Kalibak, Lydea Mallor and a Guardian of the Universe.
Writer – Paul Levitz
Artist – Keith Giffen / Bruce Patterson
Cover – Keith Giffen
Editor – Laurie Sutton
Reprinted – Legion of Super Heroes – The Great Darkness Saga – Deluxe Edition - 2011
Comment – The Great Darkness Saga is becoming very sagalike.

Monday, May 23, 2011

1285 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 288 - The Legionnaire’s Made For Burning


Index Number – 1285 - 1.1
Issue – The Legion of Super Heroes v2 288
Cover Date – June 1982
Title – The Legionnaire’s Made For Burning
Characters – Blok, Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Dawnstar, Dream Girl, Element Lad, Karate Kid, Light Lass, Lightning Lad, Mon-El, Phantom Girl, Princess Projectra, Saturn Girl, Shadow Lass, Shrinking Violet (impostor), Star Boy, Sun Boy, Timber Wolf, Ultra Boy
Villain – Pharoxx
Synopsis – Projectra and Karate Kid are going to be executed. With the help of the Legion, they defeat Pharoxx and Jeckie is crowned Queen of Orando. The team from Khundia is stranded on a asteroid. Cham sees Colossal Boy and Violet kissing.
Writer – Paul Levitz
Artist – Keith Giffen / Bruce Patterson
Cover – Keith Giffen / Romeo Tanghal
Editor – Laurie Sutton
Reprinted – Legion of Super-Heroes – The Great Darkness Saga – Deluxe Edition - 2011

Sunday, May 22, 2011

1284 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 287 - Prologue To Darkness

Index Number – 1284 - 1.1
Issue – The Legion of Super Heroes v2 287
Cover Date – May 1982
Title – Prologue To Darkness
Characters – Mon-El, Shadow Lass
Villain – to be determined
Synopsis – Mon and Shady investigate a wandering planet. They destroy some booby traps, but fail to discover a mysterious figure on the dark side (clue) of the planet.
Writer – Paul Levitz
Artist – Pat Broderick / Larry Mahlstedt
Editor – Mike W. Barr
Reprinted – Legion of Super Heroes - The Great Darkness Saga – Deluxe Edition - 2011

Saturday, May 21, 2011

1283 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 287 - Save the (Espionage) Suicide Squad

Index Number – 1283 - 1.1
Issue – The Legion of Super Heroes v2 287
Cover Date – May 1982
Title – Save the (Espionage) Suicide Squad
Characters – Blok, Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Element Lad, Light Lass, Lightning Lad, Saturn Girl, Shrinking Violet (unoistor), Star Boy, Sun Boy, Timber Wolf
Villain – Kharlak, Khunds
Synopsis – After one too many internal conflicts, Lightning Lad resigns as leader and deputy leader Element Lad takes over. Chameleon Boy and his team arrive on Khundia and end up battling a warrior in a world-wide broadcasted death-match.
Writer – Paul Levitz
Artist – Keith Giffin / Bruce Patterson
Cover – Romeo Tanghal
Editor – Mike W. Barr
Reprinted – Legion of Super Heroes – The Great Darkness Saga – Deluxe Edition - 2011
Comment – The actual title of this story is “Save the Espionage (this word is crossed-out) Suicide Squad”. I imagine there is a way to reproduce this, but I can’t bigure it out.

Friday, May 20, 2011

1282 - Best of DC 24 - Murder in Glass

Index Number – 1282 - 1.1
Issue – The Best of DC 24
Cover Date – May 1982
Title – Murder in Glass
Characters – Colossal Boy, Karate Kid, Sun Boy, Wildfire
Synopsis – The Legion must prevent Earth President Marte Allon, Colossal Boy’s mother, from assassination.
Villain – unnamed
Writer – Paul Levitz
Artist – Carmine Infantino / Rodin Rodriguez
Cover – Ernie Colon
Editor – Mike W. Barr
Comment – This story frames two reprints that feature a previous attempt on the lives of Colossol Boy’s parents and the revival of the Legion of Super Villians (Adventure 371 and 372; Index 1095 and 1096).

Thursday, May 19, 2011

1281 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 286 - A Crown for the Princess

Index Number – 1281 - 1.1
Issue – The Legion of Super Heroes v2 286
Cover Date – April 1982
Title – A Crown for the Princess
Characters – Karate Kid, Princess Projectra
Villain – Prince Pharoxx
Synopsis – Prince Pharoxx challenges and defeats Projectra and Karate Kid for the monarchy of Orando.
Writer – Paul Levitz
Artist – Keith Giffen / Bruce Patterson
Editor – Mike W. Barr
Reprinted – Legion of Super-Heroes – The Great Darkness Saga – Deluxe Edition - 2011

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

1280 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 286 - Old Friends, New Relatives and Other Corpses!

Index Number – 1280 - 1.1
Issue – The Legion of Super Heroes v2 286
Cover Date – April 1982
Title – Old Friends, New Relatives and Other Corpses!
Characters – Blok, Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Dawnstar, Light Lass, Lightning Lad, Phantom Girl, Saturn Girl, Shrinking Violet (impostor), Star Boy, Sun Boy, Superboy, Timber Wolf, Ultra Boy
Villain – Dr. Regulus
Synopsis – Dr. Regulus attacks the Legion on Brande’s planet estate. Chameleon Boy takes Shrinking Violet and Timber Wolf on a mission to the Khund homeworld.
Writer – Paul Levitz
Artist – Pat Broderick / Bruce Patterson
Cover – Pat Broderick / Romeo Tanghal
Editor – Mike W. Barr
Reprinted – Legion of Super Heroes – The Great Darkness Saga – Deluxe Edition - 2011

Monday, May 16, 2011

1279 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 285 - The Forgotten Future

Index Number – 1279 - 1.1
Issue – The Legion of Super Heroes v2 285
Cover Date – March 1982
Title – The Forgotten Future
Characters – Dream Girl
Synopsis – When the population of Naltor loses its abiity to see the future, Dream Girl saves the day.
Writer – Paul Levitz
Artist – Keith Giffen / Larry Mahlstedt
Editor – Mike W. Barr
Reprinted – Legion of Super-Heroes – The Great Darkness Saga – Deluxe Edition - 2011

Sunday, May 15, 2011

1278 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 285 - Night Never Falls At Nullport

Index Number – 1278 - 1.1
Issue – The Legion of Super Heroes v2 285
Cover Date – March 1982
Title – Night Never Falls At Nullport
Characters – Brainiac 5, Colossal Boy, Karate Kid, Light Lass, Mon-El, Princess Projectra, Shadow Lass, Shrinking Violet, Shrinking Violet (impostor), Star Boy, Timber Wolf
Villain – Warlord Galmark and the Khunds
Synopsis – The Legion stops a sabotage attempt on a U P space port by the Khunds. On Orando, King Voxx is poisoned before he grant permission for the marriage of Princess Projectra and Karate Kid.
Writer – Paul Levitz
Artist – Pat Broderick / Bruce Patterson
Cover – Pat Broderick / Romeo Tanghal
Editor – Mike W. Barr
Reprinted - Legion of Super Heroes – The Great Darkness Saga – Deluxe Edition - 2011
Comment – “The Great Darkness Saga” continues. This story introduced H’hrnath, the general manager of the space port, a horse with four legs and two arms and who speaks with what appears to be a Brooklyn accent.
It is our contention that in this story, Shrinking Violet is kidmapped by radicals from her homeworld and replaced with a Durlan actress named Yera.  Other Legion scholars disagree.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

1276 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 284 - The Soul-Thief from the Stars

Index Number – 1276 - 1.1
Issue – The Legion of Super Heroes v2 284
Cover Date – February 1982
Title – The Soul-Thief from the Stars
Characters – Blok, Bouncing Boy, Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Dawnstar, Dream Girl, Duo Damsel, Element Lad, Karate Kid, Light Lass, Lightning Lad, Mon-El, Phantom Girl, Saturn Girl, Shadow Lass, Sun Boy, Timber Wolf, Ultra Boy, Wildfire
Villain – The Organleggers. Organus
Synopsis – While Timber Wolf undergoes plastic surgery to remove his bestial features, the Legion battles organ thieves and then a creature accidently created during the first battle.
Writer – Paul Levitz
Artist – Patl Broderick / Bruce Patterson
Cover – Pat Broderick / Romeo Tanghal
Editor – Mike W. Barr
Reprinted - Legion of Super Heroes – The Great Darkness Saga – Deluxe Edition - 2011
Comment – This story is the first installment or what would become known as t"The Great Darkness Saga". This extended story has sttood up well over the years and has been recently reprinted in a deluxe hardcover edition.
DC had been critized by fans the majority of Legion members and friends were white humans in a supposedly fully integrated 30th century society. So in this story, the crew changes one of their few unique looking characters (Timber Wolf) and writes-out their only member of African descent (Tyroc).
In addition, Karate Kid, who is occasionally, partially Asian, and Princess Projectra are put on leave and Bouncing Boy (the Legion’s only fluffy* character) and Duo Dansel become reservists.
Also, Dr. Gymll, the inspiration for television’s Dr. Gregory House, in introduced.

*search “Gabriel Iglesias”

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

1275 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 283 - The Startling Secret of Wildfire!

Index Number – 1275 - 1.1
Issue – The Legion of Super Heroes v2 283
Cover Date – January 1982
Title – The Startling Secret of Wildfire!
Characters – Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Crystal Kid, Lamprey, Lightning Lad, Matter-Eater Lad, Mon-El, Nightwind, Shadow Lass, Shrinking Violet, Phantom Girl, Princess Projectra, Saturn Girl, Superboy, Timber Wolf, Wildfire
Synopsis – Wildfire tells his origin story.
Writer – Roy Thomas
Artist – Howard Bender/ Bruce Patterson
Cover – Jim Aparo
Editor – Mike W. Barr

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

1274 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 282 - If Answers There Be ...

Index Number – 1274 - 1.1
Issue – The Legion of Super Heroes v2 282
Cover Date – December 1981
Title – If Answers There Be ...
Characters – Blok, Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Dawnstar, Element Lad, Insect Queen, Karate Kid, Lightning Lad, Mon-El, Phantom Girl, Saturn Girl, Shadow Lass, Sun Boy, Superboy, Ultra Boy, Wildfire
Villain – Time Trapper
Synopsis – In the 20th century, Dawnstar discovers Untra Boy’s body in between Earth and Bgztl. Upon revival, he explains that the weapon on Captain Frake’s ship made him immaterial and sent him backwards in time. He directed him self toward Superboy’s time for assistance. While trying to contact Superboy through his Legion-issue telepathic plug, he overwrote Superboy’s consciousness with his own. Superboy/Ultra Boy travelled to the 30the century, where Saturn Girl’s post-hypnotic suggestion kicked in, telling Superboy not to enter future. In this confusion, he developed the Reflecto identity. With the help of Insect Queen, the Legion turns the Time Trapper’s weapon on him and he dematerializes.
Writer – Roy Thomas, Paul Levitz
Artist – Jimmy James / Bruce Patterson
Cover – Jim Aparo
Editor – Mike W. Barr
Comment – Without ever having existed, Reflecto gets a memorial statue. The real tragedy in this story in that by introducing Reflecto and “killing” him, they have moved Quantum Queen and Shadow Lass closer to their inevitable deaths. Sob.

Monday, May 9, 2011

1273 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 281 - Madness Is the Molecule Master

Index Number – 1273 - 1.1
Issue – The Legion of Super Heroes v2 281
Cover Date – November 1981
Title – Madness Is the Molecule Master
Characters – Blok, Bouncing Boy, Colossal Boy, Dawnstar, Karate Kid, Lightning Lad, Mon-El, Phantom Girl, Saturn Girl, Shadow Lass, Star Boy, Superboy, Timber Wolf, Wildfire
Villain – Molecule Master, Time Trapper
Synopsis – Superboy and the Legionnaires are trapped in the 20th century battling the Molecule Master. He explodes. The team is arrested, and Phantom Girl transports them all to Bgztl.
Writer – Roy Thomas, Paul Levitz
Artist – Steve Ditko, Bruce Patterson / Bruce Patterson
Cover – George Perez / Bruce Patterson
Editor – Mike W. Barr
Comment – It is revealed that Phantom Girl’s ability to become intangible results from partially phasing to her home dimension.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

1272 - The Brave and the Bold 179 - Time-Bomb With the Thousand-Year Fuse!

Index Number – 1272 - 1.1
Issue – The Brave and the Bold 179
Cover Date – October 1981
Title – Time-Bomb With the Thousand-Year Fuse!
Characters – Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Duo Damsel, Element Lad, Princess Projectra, Shadow Lass, Shrinking Violet, Sun Boy
Villain – Universo
Synopsis – Batman is drawn to the 30th century where he helps the Legion defeat Universo.
Writer – Martin Pasko
Artist – Ernie Colon
Cover – Mike DeCarlo
Editor – Dick Giordano, Dave Manak
Comment – This story takes place immediately after Legion of Super Heroes v2 280 (Index 1271).

Saturday, May 7, 2011

1271 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 280 - O! Call Back Yesterday

Index Number – 1271 - 1.1
Issue – The Legion of Super Heroes v2 280
Cover Date – October 1981
Title – O! Call Back Yesterday
Characters – Blok, Bouncing Boy, Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Dawnstar, Duo Damsel, Element Lad, Karate Kid, Light Lass, Lightning Lad, Mon-El, Phantom Girl, Princess Projectra, Saturn Girl, Shadow Lass, Shrinking Violet, Star Boy, Sun Boy, Superboy, Timber Wolf, Ultra Boy, Wildfire
Villain – Grimbor, Time Trapper
Synopsis – Superboy, in his Reflecto uniform, thinks that he is Ultra Boy. Saturn Girl finds both consciousnesses in his brain. They travel to the 20 century where they are trapped in time by the Time Trapper.
Writer – Roy Thomas
Artist – Jimmy Janes / Bruce Patterson
Cover – George Perez
Editor – Mike W. Barr
Comment – Batman is shown in the 30th century from the story in Brave and Bold 179 (Index 1272).

Thursday, May 5, 2011

1270 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 279 - Castle Grimbor Must Fall!

Index Number – 1270 - 1.1
Issue – The Legion of Super Heroes v2 279
Cover Date – September 1981
Title – Castle Grimbor Must Fall!
Characters – Blok, Bouncing Boy, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Duo Damsel, Karate Kid, Light Lass, Lightning Lad, Mon-El, Phantom Girl, Princess Projectra, Reflecto, Saturn Girl, Shadow Lass, Shrinking Violet, Star Boy, Superboy, Wildfire
Villain – Grimbor the Chainsman
Synopsis – The Legion finally defeats Grimbor with the help of Reflecto, who is incapacitated. And underneath is torn costume . . . is a very familiar “S-shield”.
Writer – Roy Thomas
Artist – Jimmy Janes / Frank Chiaramonte
Cover – George Perez
Editor – Mike W. Barr
Comment – Hats off to Gerry Conway and Roy Thomas, All the clues led to Ultra Boy being Reflecto, propabably suffering from amnesia for a second time. The front cover even promoted a “ultra-special” surprise on the last page

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

1269 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 278 - Tragedy At the Top of the World!

Index Number – 1269 - 1.1
Issue – The Legion of Super Heroes v2 278
Cover Date – August 1981
Title – Tragedy At the Top of the World!
Characters – Blok, Bouncing Boy, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Duo Damsel, Element Lad, Karate Kid, Light Lass, Lightning Lad, Mon-El, Phantom Girl, Princess Projectra, Reflecto, Saturn Girl, Shadow Lass, Shrinking Violet, Star Boy, Timber Wolf, Wildfire
Villain – Grimbor the Chainsman
Synopsis – The Legion continue to battle Grimbor while his energy chains continue to compres Earth’s atmosphere.
Writer – Gerry Conway, Roy Thomas
Artist – Jimmy Janes, Bruce Petterson / Bruce Patterson
Cover – George Perez
Editor – Mike W. Barr

Sunday, May 1, 2011

1268 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 277 - The Man Who Chained the Earth!

Index Number – 1268 - 1.1
Issue – The Legion of Super Heroes v2 277
Cover Date – July 1981
Title – The Man Who Chained the Earth!
Characters – Blok, Bouncing Boy, Brainiac 5, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Duo Damsel, Element Lad, Karate Kid, Light Lass, Lightning Lad, Mon-El, Phantom Girl, Princess Projectra, Reflecto, Saturn Girl, Shadow Lass, Star Boy, Timber Wolf, Ultra Boy, Wildfire
Introductions – Reflecto (?)
Villain – Grimbor
Synopsis – Phantom Girl is injured on a mission and is rescued by a mysterious character named Reflecto. Grimbor threatens the Earth with giant energy chains in space encircling the planet.
Writer – Gerry Conway, Roy Thomas
Artist – Jimmy Janes, Frank Chiaramonte / Frank Chiaramonte
Cover – George Perez
Editor – Mike W. Barr
Comment – As you recall, Reflecto was shown in the Adult Legion story (Index 1075, Adventure Comics 354) as a dead Legionnaire.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

1267 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 276 - Lord Romdur’s Castle

Index Number – 1267 - 1.1
Issue – The Legion of Super Heroes v2 276
Cover Date – June 1981
Title – Lord Romdur’s Castle
Characters – Chameleon Boy, Phantom Girl, Princess Projectra, Shadow Lass, Star Boy, Sun Boy
Villiam – Mordru
Synopsis – The Legion travels to Avalon to rescue some United Planet surveyors. When they learn that the planet’s overlord is actually Mordur, they bury him under his castle.
Writer – Gerry Conway
Artist – Steve Ditko / Frank Chiaramonte
Cover – Rick Buckler / Dick Giordano
Editor – Jack C. Harris

Thursday, April 28, 2011

1266 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 275 - Of Pride, Passion and Piracy!

Index Number – 1266 - 1.1
Issue – The Legion of Super Heroes v2 275
Cover Date – May 1981
Title – Of Pride, Passion and Piracy!
Characters – Brainiac 5, Colossal Boy, Dawnstar, Element Lad, Light Lass, Lightning Lad, Mon-El, Saturn Girl, Shadow Lass, Shrinking Violet, Star Boy, Timber Wolf, Ultra Boy, Wildfire
Villain – Captain Frake
Synopsis – When the Legion battles the space pirates, Ultra Boy turns on Captain Frake. He apparently dies – again – unknown to the Legion.
Writer – Gerry Conway
Artist – Jimmy Janes / Frank Chiaramonte
Cover – Dave Cockrum
Editor – Jack C. Harris
Comment – If you are keeping track at home, Ultra Boy has been accused of murder, killed, discovered alive, gotten amnesia, and killed.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

1265 - The Superman Family 207 - Look Homeward, Argonian!

Index Number – 1265 - 1.1
Issue – The Superman Family 207
Cover Date – May 1981
Title – Look Homeward, Argonian!
Characters – Blok, Chameleon Boy, Lightning Lad, Saturn Girl, Sun Boy, Supergirl
Villain – Universo
Synopsis – Supergirl battles Universo in the 20th century and with the Legion in the 30th century.
Writer – Jack C. Harris, Roy Thomas
Artist – Win Mortimer / Vince Colletta
Cover – Ross Andru / Dick Giordano
Editor – Julius Schwartz, E. Nelson Bridwell

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

1264 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 274 - The Exaggerated Death of Ultra Boy

Index Number – 1264 - 1.1
Issue – The Legion of Super Heroes v2 274
Cover Date – April 1981
Title – The Exaggerated Death of Ultra Boy
Characters – Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Dream Girl, Karate Kid, Lightning Lad, Mon-El, Phantom Girl, Princess Projectra, Saturn Girl, Shadow Lass, Star Boy, Sun Boy, Timber Wolf, Ultra Boy, Wildfire
Villain – Captain Frake
Synopsis – While the Legion holds a memorial for him, an unconscious Ultra Boy, suffering from amnesia, is found by a female space pirate. Captain Frake makes him a part of her crew, but Saturn Girl suspects that U Boy may still be alive.
Writer – Gerry Conway
Artist – Steve Ditko / Frank Chiaramonte
Cover – Rick Buckler / Bob Smith
Editor – Jack C. Harris
Comment – Thus begins the convoluted tale of the Ultra Boy / Reflecto / Superboy memory maze. Stay tuned and keep your notebooks handy. There will be a quiz.

Monday, April 25, 2011

1263 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 273 - A Murderer - Among Us?

Index Number – 1263 - 1.1
Issue – The Legion of Super Heroes v2 273
Cover Date – March 1981
Title – A Murderer - Among Us?
Characters – Bouncing Boy, Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Dawnstar, Karate Kid, Light Lass, Lightning Lad, Mon-El, Phantom Girl, Saturn Girl, Shadow Lass, Shrinking Violet, Sun Boy, Star Boy, Timber Wolf, Ultra Boy, Wildfire
Villain – Pulsar Stargrave
Synopsis – Earth President Allon orders the Legion disbanded if it does not turn over Brianiac 5 to be tried for the Murder of An Ryd. Brainiac resigns. Chameleon Boy takes a team to Rimbor and uncovers Pulsar Stargrave as the murderer. He destroys Ultra Boy and is defeated by Brainiac.
Writer – Gerry Conway
Artist – Jimmy Janes / Frank Chiaramonte
Cover – Rick Buckler / Steve Mitchell
Editor – Jack C. Harris 

Sunday, April 24, 2011

1262 - Secrets of The Legion of Super Heroes 3 - Revelation!

Index Number – 1262 - 1.1
Issue – Secrets of The Legion of Super Heroes 3
Cover Date – March 1981
Title – Revelation!
Characters – Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Chemical King, Chlorophyll Kid, Color Kid, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Dawnstar, Dream Girl, Elastic Lad, Element Lad, Ferro Lad, Fire-Lad, Insect Queen, Invisible Kid, Karate Kid, Kid Psycho, Light Lass, Lightning Lad, Mon-El, Night Girl, Polar Boy, Princess Projectra, Pete Ross, Saturn Girl, Shadow Lass, Shrinking Violet, Star Boy, Stone Boy, Sun Boy, Superboy, Timber Wolf, Tyroc, Ultra Boy, Rond Vidar, Wildfire
Synopsis – Brande is revealed to be the father of Chameleon Boy.
Writer – E. Nelson Bridwell, Paul Kupperberg
Artist – Jimmy Janes / Frank Chiaramonte
Cover – Dick Giordano
Editor – Jack C. Harris

Friday, April 22, 2011

1261 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 272 - The Secret Origin of Blok!

Index Number – 1261 - 1.1
Issue – The Legion of Super Heroes v2 272
Cover Date – February 1981
Title – The Secret Origin of Blok!
Characters – Blok, Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Crystal Kid, Dawnstar, Lamprey, Light Lass, Lightning Lad, Mon-El, Nightwind, Shadow Lass, Sun Boy, Superboy, Timber Wolf, Ultra Boy, Wildfire
Villain – Resource Raiders
Synopsis – Blok and three Legion applicants battle the Resource Raiders. Blok tells his origin and is inducted.
Introductions – Crystal Kid (Bobb Kohan), Lamprey (Tayla Skott), Nightwind (Berta Haris)
Writer – Gerry Conway
Artist – Steve Ditko, Frank Chiaramonte / Frank Chiaramonte
Cover – Jimmy Janes / Dick Giordano
Editor – Jack C. Harris
Comment – The Legion applicants were suggested by Legion fans and first introduced in a issue of DC official fanzine, The Amazing World of DC Comics.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

1260 - Secrets of The Legion of Super Heroes 2 - R. J. Brande Is Dying!

Index Number – 1260 - 1.1
Issue – Secrets of The Legion of Super Heroes 2
Cover Date – February 1981
Title – R. J. Brande Is Dying!
Characters – Bouncing Boy, Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Dream Girl, Element Lad, Invisible Kid, Lightning Lad, Lightning Lass, Karate Kid, Matter-Eater Lad, Mon-El, Princess Projectra, Saturn Girl, Shadow Lass, Shrinking Violet, Star Boy, Sun Boy, Superboy, Supergirl, Timber Wolf, Triplicate Girl, Ultra Boy, White Witch, Wildfire
Synopsis – Brande reveals that he is the father of a Legionnaire.
Writer – E. Nelson Bridwell, Paul Kupperberg
Artist – Jimmy Janes / Frank Chiaramonte
Cover – Dick Giordano
Editor – Jack C. Harris
Comment – The issue includes a two-page spread of Legion headquarters and a text piece on Legion villains.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

1259 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 271 - What Is the Dark Man?

Index Number – 1259 - 1.1
Issue – The Legion of Super Heroes v2 271
Cover Date – January 1981
Title – What Is the Dark Man?
Characters – Blok, Colossal Boy, Light Lass, d, Mon-El, Princess Projectra, Saturn Girl, Timber Wolf. Wildfire
Villain – The Dark Man (Tharok); The Fatal Five – Emerald Empress, Mano, Persuader, Tharok, Validus
Synopsis – The Dark Man is a life-force vampire cloned from a brain tissue sample from the original Tharok. The Fatal Fivew and Blok team up with the Legion to battle the Dark Man, who squares off with Tharok. They both vanish.
Writer – Gerry Conway
Artist – Jimmy Janes / John Kalnan
Cover – Jimmy Janes / Steve Mitchell
Editor – Jack C. Harris

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

1258 - Secrets of the Legion of Super Heroes 1 - The Past ... Seen Darkly

Index Number – 1258 - 1.1
Issue – Secrets of the Legion of Super Heroes 1
Cover Date – January 1981
Title – The Past ... Seen Darkly
Characters – Bouncing Boy, Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Dawnstar, Dream Girl, Element Lad, Invisible Kid, Karate Kid, Light Lass, Lightning Lad, Mon-El, Phantom Girl, Saturn Girl, Shadow Lass, Shrinking Violet, Star Boy, Sun Boy, Superboy, Supergirl, Timber Wolf, Triplicate Girl, White Witch, Wildfire
Synopsis – R. J. Brande is suffering from Yorrgian Fever. As the Legionnaires gather around, it becomes a good time to reminisce about their origins.
Writer – E. Nelson Bridwell, Paul Kupperberg
Artist – Jimmy Janes, Frank Chiaramonte/ Frank Chiaramonte
Cover – Jimmy Janes / Dick Giordano
Editor – Jack C. Harris
Comment – This issue includes a text piece on the order of induction for the Legionnaires, which apparently has some “Chronicler’s Errors”.

Monday, April 18, 2011

1257 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 270 - Who Is the Dark Man?

Index Number – 1257 - 1.1
Issue – The Legion of Super Heroes v2 270
Cover Date – December 1980
Title – Who Is the Dark Man?
Characters – Blok, Colossal Boy, Lightning Lad, Mon-El, Princess Projectra, Saturn Girl, Shadow Lass, Shrinking Violet, Timber Wolf
Villain – The Dark Man (Tharok); The League of Super-Assassins - Blok, Lazon, Mist Master, Neutrax, Silver Slasher,Titania; The Fatal Five – Emerald Empress, Mano, Persuader, Tharok, Validus
Synopsis – The Super-Assassins are imprisoned, but Blok agrees to assist the Legionnaires to find the Dark Man. They discover him to be a all-human Tharok (gasp!).
Writer – Gerry Conway
Artist – Jimmy Janes / Frank Chiaramonte
Cover – Jimmy Janes / Dick Giordano
Editor – Jack C. Harris

Sunday, April 17, 2011

1256 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 269 - Who Shall Name the Dark Man?

Index Number – 1256 - 1.1
Issue – The Legion of Super Heroes v2 269
Cover Date – November 1980
Title – Who Shall Name the Dark Man?
Characters – Colossal Boy, Lightning Lad, Mon-El, Princess Projectra, Saturn Girl, Timber Wolf
Villain – The Dark Man, The Fatal Five – Emerald Empress, Mano, Persuader, Tharok, Validus
Synopsis – The Dark Man directs the Fatal Five against the Legion. Colossal Boy learns that his mother will run for Preisdent of Earth.
Writer – Gerry Conway
Artist – Jimmy Janes / Frank Chiaramonte
Cover – Dick Giordano
Editor – Jack C. Harris

Friday, April 15, 2011

1255 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 268 - Life After Life After Life

Index Number – 1255 - 1.1
Issue – The Legion of Super Heroes v2 268
Cover Date – October 1980
Title – Life After Life After Life
Characters – Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Dream Girl, Element Lad, Karate Kid, Saturn Girl, Ultra Boy
Villain – Dr. Mayavale
Synopsis – The Legionnaires battle the deadly Dr. Mayavale,
Writer – J. M. DeMatteis
Artist – Steve Ditko / Bob Wiacek
Cover – George Perez / Terry Austin
Editor – Jack C. Harris
Comment – Dr. Mayavale has so many skinny little arms that it took 8 extra pages to contain them all.
Note:  George Perez and Terry Austin produced the cover.  A first for the Legion.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

1254 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 267 - The Grounded Legionnaires

Index Number – 1254 - 1.1
Issue – The Legion of Super Heroes v2 267
Cover Date – September 1980
Title – The Grounded Legionnaires
Characters – Brainiac 5, Cosmic Boy, Mon-El, Saturn Girl, Shadow Lass
Villain – Vibrex
Synopsis – Shadow Lass relates the story of the creation of the flight rings. When kVibrex, the Master of Vibtation, destroys the Legionnaires flight belts, Brainiac uses Element 152, created by Mon-El for his initiation, to make the flight rings.
Writer – Paul Kupperberg
Artist – Steve Ditko / Dave Hunt
Editor – Jack C. Harris

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

1253 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 267 - To Bottle A Genie!

Index Number – 1253 - 1.1
Issue – The Legion of Super Heroes v2 267
Cover Date – September 1980
Title – To Bottle A Genie!
Characters – Bouncing Boy, Colossal Boy, Duo Damsel, Element Lad
Villain – Kaantu
Synopsis – After learning Kaantu’s origin, the Legionnaires trick the genie/djinn/demon back into his bottle.
Writer – Gerry Conway
Artist – Jimmy Janes / Dave Hunt
Cover – Dick Giordano
Editor – Jack C. Harris
Comment – In this story, we learn that the Guardians of the Galaxy on Oa, those eternal meddlers, defeated the race of Djinn and trapped them in green energy bottles to teach them humility. Like many of the Guardians’ grand designs, it didn’t work.

Monday, April 11, 2011

1252 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 266 - Kantuu

Index Number – 1252 - 1.1
Issue – The Legion of Super Heroes v2 266
Cover Date – August 1980
Title – Kantuu
Characters – Bouncing Boy, Colossal Boy, Duo Damsel, Element Lad, Lightning Lad
Villain – Kaantu
Synopsis – Bouncing Boy releases a demon from his bottle prison. Kaantu heads to Earth and defeats the waiting Legionnaires.
Writer – Gerry Conway
Artist – Jimmy Janes / Dave Hunt
Cover – Dick Giordano
Editor – Jack C. Harris

Saturday, April 9, 2011

1251 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 265 - The Brigadoon Syndrome!

Index Number – 1251 - 1.1
Issue – The Legion of Super Heroes v2 265
Cover Date – July 1980
Title – The Brigadoon Syndrome!
Characters – Dawnstar, Lightning Lad, Saturn Girl, Shadow Lass, Tyroc, Wildfire
Synopsis – Tyroc reveals that his island home will spend 200 years in another dimension. He believes that his somic abilities have sent Marzal back prematurely. He is able to send Dawnstar and Shadow Lass back to Earth’s dimension.
Writer – Gerry Conway, J. M. DeMatteis
Artist – Jimmy Janes / Dave Hunt
Cover – Dick Giordano
Editor – Jack C. Harris
Comment – The title is derived from a Broadway musical from the 40s titled “Brigadoon”, which tells the tale of a Scottish village that exists in our reality for one day every 100 years. This story appears to be a way to get rid of Tyroc, since his abilities were so difficult to write into a story.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

250 - Legion of Super Heroes v2 264 - Dagon's Cavern of Doom

Index Number – 1250 - 1.1
Issue – The Legion of Super Heroes v2 264
Cover Date – June 1980
Title – Dagon’s Cavern of Doom!
Characters – Dawnstar, Light Lass, Lightning Lad, Saturn Girl, Shadow Lass, Tyroc, Wildfire
Villain – Dagon
Synopsis – While still attempting to free Dagon’s hostages, Dawnstar and Shadow Lass follow Tyroc to his island home, Marzal, which fades away with the three Legionnaires.
Writer – Gerry Conway
Artist – Jimmy Janes / Dave Hunt
Cover – Dick Giordano
Editor – Jack C. Harris

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

1249 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 263 - Day of Judgment

Index Number – 1249 - 1.1
Issue – The Legion of Super Heroes v2 263
Cover Date – May 1980
Title – Day of Judgment
Characters – Dawnstar, Light Lass, Lightning Lad, Saturn Girl, Shadow Lass, Tyroc, Wildfire
Villain – Dagon the Avenger
Synopsis – Dagon the Avenger kidnaps the parents of a number of Legionnaires. Tyroc unexpectedly leaves for Marzal.
Writer – Gerry Conway
Artist – Jimmy Janes / Dave Hunt
Cover – Dick Giordano
Editor – Jack C. Harris
Comment – Sometime later in Legion future / history, Ji Daggle is revealed to be Chameleon Boy’s aunt.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Index Number – 1248 - 1.1
Issue – The Legion of Super Heroes v2 262
Cover Date – April 1980
Title – The Planet That Captured the Legion
Characters – Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Dream Girl, Karate Kid, Light Lass, Lightning Lad, Mon-El, Phantom Girl, Princess Projectra, Saturn Girl, Shadow Lass, Shrinking Violet, Star Boy, Sun Boy, Timber Wolf, Ultra Boy, Wildfire
Villain – The Engineer
Synopsis – The Legion gets trapped on an artificial world while helping Brande build a star.
Writer – Gerry Conway
Artist – James Sherman
Cover – James Sherman
Editor – Jack C. Harris

Monday, April 4, 2011

1247 - Super-Star Holiday Special (DC Special Series 21) - Star Light, Star Bright ... Farthest Star I See Tonight!

Index Number – 1247 - 1.1
Issue – Super-Star Holiday Special (DC Special Series 21)
Cover Date – March 1980
Title – Star Light, Star Bright ... Farthest Star I See Tonight!
Characters – Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Karate Kid, Lightning Lad, Mon-El, Phantom Girl, Princess Projectra, Saturn Girl, Sun Boy, Supreboy, Wildfire
Synopsis – The Legion searches for the star that shone over Bethlehem.
Writer – Paul Levitz
Artist – Jose-Luis Garcia Lopez / Dick Giordano
Cover – Jose-Luis Garcia Lopez
Editor – Len Wein
Reprinted – DC Universe Christmas collection (2000)
Comment – In this tale, Colossal Boy is revealed to be Jewish. At the time, I recall reading that he was the first Jewish super hero in a mainstream comic book. I have never ab;e to confirm or refute this. But it is interesting to note that in 2010, in DC Holiday Special 2010, 31st century Earth celebrates only one noliday, eliminating all other religious and secular holidays.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

1246 - The Legion of Super Heroes v2 261 - Space Circus of Death!

Index Number – 1246 - 1.1
Issue – The Legion of Super Heroes v2 261
Cover Date – March 1980
Title – Space Circus of Death!
Characters – Brainiac 5, Mon-El, Phantom Girl, Princess Projectra, Star Boy, Timber Wolf
Villain – The Ringmaster
Synopsis – The Legion discovers that the Ringmaster is trying to disrupt negoiations between the UP and Cygnus.
Writer – Gerry Conway
Artist – Rik Estrada / John Calnan
Cover – Dick Giordano
Editor – Jack C. Harris

Saturday, April 2, 2011

1245- 1.1 - Legion of Super Heroes v2 260 - Come to the Circus and Die!

Index Number – 1245 - 1.1
Issue – The Legion of Super Heroes v2 260
Cover Date – February 1980
Title - Come to the Circus and Die!
Characters – Brainiac 5, Lightning Lad, Mon-El, Phantom Girl, Princess Projectra, Saturn Girl, Star Boy, Timber Wolf
Villain – unrevealed
Synopsis – A circus from the Cygnus Confederation is sent to Earth as part of a cultural exchange.  When circus performers are killed, the Legionnaires join the circus to investigate.
Writer – Gerry Conway
Artist – Joe Staton / John Calnan
Cover – Dick Giordano
Editor – Jack C. Harris

Friday, April 1, 2011

1244-1.1 - Legion of Super Heroes v2 259 - Psycho War

Index Number – 1244 - 1.1
Issue – The Legion of Super Heroes v2 259
Cover Date – January 1980
Title – Psycho War
Characters – Chameleon Boy, Karate Kid, Lightning Lad, Saturn Girl,Shadow Lass, Shrinking Violet, Sun Boy, Superboy, Wildfire
Villain – Psycho-Warrior
Synopsis – The Psycho-Warrior reveals to Superboy how his adoptive parents will die. To spare his grief, Saturn Girl gives him a mental command to leave the 20th century permanently
Writer – Gerry Conway
Artist – Joe Staton / David Hunt
Cover – Dick Giordano
Editor – Jack C. Harris
Comment – DC decided that the Legion could stand on its own without Superboy. They wrote him out and gave him his own book. Which finally answered the question: Doesn’t Superboy have enough super-deeds to perform in his own time, or is he just trying to get away from Lana Lang?

Thursday, March 31, 2011

More about the Flight Ring Village index

With Superboy and the Legion of Super Heroes 258, we wrap up the first sub-reality in the long history of the Legion. We have divided the history of the Legion into 5 major realities and a number of sub-realities. The divisions are not necessarily based on the storylines, but how the various creative teams treated the teams.

For example, in reality 1.0, Superboy was the star. He appeared in almost all issues and on almost all covers. In Adventure 344 (Index 1065) Superboy played a small part in the story, but the creators got him on the cover by having some other hero impersonate him. By 1979, the Legion was popular enough to succeed without him, so Superboy was written out (for a while) and received his own book again.

The following is our summary of the various realities that Legion creators have presented for us. This will probably generate some comments and controversy. We certainly hope so. As we run through the history of the Legion in this blog, we will expand on the reasoning behind this summary. And as we progress, there may be changes in that reasoning.

Another example, the current iteration of the Legion by Paul Levitz has been described as a return to a the original pre-crisis time line, with the inconsistencies explained away as “chroniclers’ error”. We have chosen to portray the current stories as a part of a fifth reality that closely resembles the original.

1.0 - Superboy and the Super Hero Club
Adventure Comics 247 (1958) through Legion of Super Heroes v2 258
Created by Otto Binder and Al Plastino, the Legion was introduced as a part of the Superman editorial family. Taken over by Most Weisinger as editor, the Legion were frequent guest stars in Superman, Superboy, Action, Adventure, Jimmy Olsen and Lois Lane, until they landed in Adventure. The Legion combined heroic characters who were close in age to their readers with science-fiction storylines. Teenaged Jim Shooter brought a new level of characterization to the book. And Paul Levitz introduced multi-issue, multi-level plotlines. Early stories were written as disposable literature. Plot inconsistencies abounded because no one believed that readers would actually save these 12-cent gems.

Fans did much to assemble the history of the Legion in the letter columns and in the amateur publications they circulated among themselves. Fans also suggested new members, and many future creators came up from the ranks of Legion fans of this period.

Superboy was the main character and was featured in every issue and on nearly every cover. But to explain away plot holes, it was stated that Supergirl joined before Superboy as some kind of test run.

1.1 – Legion without Superboy
Legion of Super Heroes v2 259 through Tales of the Legion of Super Heroes v2 325

1.2 – Grim and Gritty Legion
Legion of Super Heroes v3 1 through Legion of Super Heroes v3 16

2.0 - Post Crisis on Infinite Earths
Legion of Super Heroes v3 17 through Legion of Super Heroes v3 63 (1989)

2.1 - Post Magic War
2995 sourcebook from Mayfair Games (1989) through Legion of Super Heroes v4 3 (1990)

2.2 – The Glorith Reality
Legion of Super Heroes v4 4 (1990) through Legion of Super Heroes v4 19 (1991)

2.3 – The Glorith Reality with the SW6
Legion of Super Heroes v4 20 (1991) through Zero Hour –Crisis in Time 1 (1994)

3.0 – Post Zero Hour
Legion of Super Heroes v4 0 and Legionnaires 0 (1994) through Legion of Super Heroes v4 (1996)

3.1 – Legion Divided
Legionnaires 41 (1996) through Legionnaires 56 (1998)

3.2 Legion Reunited
Legion of Super Heroes v4 100 (1998) through Legion of Super Heroes v4 125 (2000)

3.3 - Post Blight
egion Lost 1 (2000) through through Legion 38 (2004)

4.0 – Teenage Wasteland
Teen Titans / Legion Special 1 (2004) through Legion of Super Heroes v5 50 (1009)

5.0 – Legion Reinvented
Justice Society of America v2 1 (2007) through present

Stay tuned for more.

1243 - Superboy and the Legion of Super Heroes 258 - The Mind Attack of the Psycho-Warrior!

Index Number – 1243 - 1.0
Issue – Superboy and the Legion of Super Heroes 258
Cover Date – December 1979
Title – The Mind-Attack of the Psycho-Warrior!
Characters – Colossal Boy, Karate Kid, Lightning Lad, Saturn Girl, Superboy (more?)
Villain – Psycho-Warrior
Synopsis – The Legion confront the President of Earth regarding his theft of Brande’s fortune, and are attacked by the Psycho-Warrior.
Writer – Gerry Conway
Artist – Joe Staton / David Hunt
Cover – Dick Giordano
Editor – Jack C. Harris
Comment – Part of our back issue collection was lost due to a tragic bedbug infestation, so we cannot confirm the character list for this book at this time.
The next issue features a name change.  It will be "The Legion of Super Heroes".  What happened (will happen) to Superboy? See the next post.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

1242 - Superboy and the Legion of Super Heroes 257 - Once a Legionnaire . . .!

Index Number – 1242 - 1.0
Issue – Superboy and the Legion of Super Heroes 257
Cover Date – November 1979
Title – Once A Legionnaire ... !
Characters – Bouncing Boy, Duo Damsel
Synopsis – Chuck and Luornu help colonists on a icy world, without revealing their identies
Writer – Gerry Conway
Artist – Steve Ditko
Cover – Dan Adkins
Editor – Jack C. Harris
Comment – Steve Ditko drawing the Legion! OK, it’s only Chuck and Luornu, but . . Steve Ditko!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

1241 - Superboy and the Legion of Super Heroes 257 - Who Stole the Legion?

Index Number – 1241 - 1.0
IssueSuperboy and the Legion of Super Heroes 257
Cover Date – November 1979
TitleWho Stole the Legion?
Characters – Brainiac 5, Cosmic Boy, Lightning Lad, Saturn Girl, Shrinking Violet, Superboy
Synopsis – The arrested Legionnaires are freed.  They discover that Earth President Kandru is the one who appropriated Brande’s fortune to pay for the damage of the Earthwar.
Writer – Gerry Conway
Artist – Joe Staton / Dave Hunt
Cover – Dick Giordano
Editor – Jack C. Harris

Monday, March 28, 2011

1240 - Superboy and the Legion of Super Heroes 256 - This is Your Life and Death, Brainiac 5!

Index Number – 1240 - 1.0
Issue – Superboy and the Legion of Super Heroes 256
Cover Date – October 1979
Title – This Is Your Life - And Death, Brainiac 5!
Characters – Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Light Lass, Lightning Lad, Matter-Eater Lad, Mon-El, Phantom Girl, Saturn Girl, Shadow Lass, Shrinking Violet, Superboy, Timber Wolf, Ultra Boy, Wildfire
Synopsis - The Legion use an abandoned amusement park to take Brainiac 5 through his life story and restore his sanity.
Writer – Gerry Conway
Artist – Joe Staton / David Hunt
Cover – Dick Giordano
Editor – Jack C. Harris

Sunday, March 27, 2011

1239 - Superboy and the Legion of Super Heroes 255 - The Super=Spectacles Swipe!


Index Number – 1239 - 1.0 Issue – Superboy and the Legion of Super Heroes 255
Cover Date – September 1979
Title – The Super-Spectacles Swipe!
Characters – Cosmic Boy, Shadow Lass, Shrinking Violet, Superboy, Wildfire
Villain – The Gorgli
Synopsis – In the 20th century, Superboy’s fake eyeglasses, made from an indestructible material on his Kryptonian baby space ship are missing. In the 20th century, someone has stolen a time-ray from the Superman Museum. The Legion travels to pre-destruction Krypton to get more indestructible lenses to defeat this wily thief. Writer – Gerry Conway
Artist – Joe Staton / Vince Colletta
Cover – Dick Giordano
Editor – Jack Harris