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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