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Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes Vol 1 #238

Here's another comic entry for the Legion of Super-Heroes classic re-reads, this time a reprint of a classic story from back in the Adventure Comics days... Enjoy!





Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes Vol 1 #238
April, 1978

Cover: Jim Starlin (wraparound) (signed)
Editor: Allen Milgrom

“The End of the Legion!”
Writer: Jim Shooter
Layouts: Jim Shooter
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: George Klein
Letterer: Milton Snapinn
Colourist: Uncredited
Cover: Curt Swan (pencils) and George Klein (inks)
Editor: Mort Weisinger

Mission Monitor Board:
Brainiac 5, Ultra Boy, Cosmic Boy, Lightning Lad, Saturn Girl, Karate Kid, Superboy, Invisible Kid, Sun Boy, Element Lad, Colossal Boy, Duo Damsel, Dream Girl, Star Boy, Matter-Eater Lad, Light Lass, Princess Projectra, Bouncing Boy, Chameleon Boy, Phantom Girl, Shrinking Violet, Supergirl

Opposition:
The people of Earth

This story is reprinted from Adventure Comics Vol 1 #359.


“The Legion Chain Gang!”
Writer: Jim Shooter
Layouts: Jim Shooter
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: George Klein
Letterer: Milton Snapinn
Colourist: Uncredited
Cover: Curt Swan (pencils) and George Klein (inks)
Editor: Mort Weisinger

Mission Monitor Board:
Karate Kid, Invisible Kid, Shrinking Violet, Bouncing Boy, Chameleon Boy, Phantom Girl, Brainiac 5, Star Boy, Superboy, Mon-El, Ultra Boy, Duo Damsel, Lightning Lad, Cosmic Boy, Sun Boy, Element Lad, Matter-Eater Lad, Colossal Boy, Saturn Girl, Dream Girl, Princess Projectra (cameo)

Guest:
Rond Vidar

Opposition:
"President Boltax"


This story is reprinted from Adventure Comics Vol 1 #360.


Commentary:
This issue of the comic is a reprint. This is the first time since the Legion had returned to cover billing, some 40 issues prior, that there was no new Legion tale this month. The issue is a 46-page tale, with no advertisements that reprints Adventure Comics Vol 1 #359-360.

On the inside front cover, Allen Milgrom apologized to the readers for the deadline crunch, and how in order to catch up with it somewhat, a reprint of a classic story was offered. What the issue did have going for it was a magnificent wrap-around cover by Jim Starlin that recreated the Adventure Comics Vol 1 #360 cover by Curt Swan and George Klein. At this time, Starlin was most famous for working at Marvel Comics, so Legion fans were quite surprised to see this glorious piece of art. The good news is that there was more Starlin goodness to come in the near future.


Final Notes:

The inside back cover of the issue features another Legion Outpost Extra, "More Time Paradox Syndromes" written by Jay L. Zilber, and taken from an issue of The Legion Outpost (though which one is not identified here).





Next Issue: Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes Vol 1 #239
Tags: comics hut, legion of super-heroes, legion reread, lll, long live the legion!, lsh
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