Thursday, 23 July 2015
DC Spotlight: Giant Size Superboy & Legion of Super-Heroes #208 (1975)
Superboy starring The Legion of Super-Heroes #208 (DC Comics)
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The Legion of Super-heroes are one of DC Comics most iconic supper-groups that part of the re- foundation of the DC Universe in the "silver age" of comics. Originally appearing in Adventure Comics, they ended up relegated to being a back up feature in Action Comics sharing that long running title with Superman.
By the seventies the team had been merged into Superboy's solo title which was renamed as Superboy and the Legion of Superheroes. This issue was published in 1975 in the short lived bi-monthly 100 page format.
The leading story was new material and starred the Legion of Super-Villians who went to a lot of trouble to foil the legion by keeping Superboy and Mon-El stuck in the past and Ultra Boy a prisoner on his home plane of Rombor.
The jailers? The parents! Given away by the cover to be honest, though DC did have a habit of publishing misleading covers....
Why these particular Legionnaires? They all have one thing in common. Can you guess reader?
And will the remaining Legionnaires be able to stop the villains plot? Of course they will! They are the Legion!
Two other stories appear in this issue Lana Lang's Superboy Identity Identification Kit (originally published in Superboy #93) and The Evil Hand of the Luck Lords (from Adventure #343)
Worth picking up?
This IS the Legion we're talking about!