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.”

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