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<input type="checkbox" name="checkbox"> 134.2 LEGION OUTPOST (Vol. 1) 3
Third issue of the famous fanzine.
Cover date: January-February 1973
<input type="checkbox" name="checkbox"> 135. LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (Vol. 1) 1
Reprints "The Lad Who Wrecked the Legion! Part I" & "The Secret of the Legion Rookie! Part II" 56. ADVENTURE COMICS (Vol. 1) #328, January 1965
"THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES MEMBERSHIP LIST - (PART ONE)"
by Cary Bates
1) SUPERBOY (Clark Kent born Kal-El) was one of the early charter members. Periodically, he would leave the 1950's and journey ahead in time to the 30th century for Legion missions. Recently he resigned as the 26TH Legionnaire because of a strict law that states no club may contain over 25 members. He is now an HONORARY member.
2) SUPERGIRL (Linda Danvers born Kara), Superboy's younger cousin, was also a member for several years. She bowed out of the Legion when her hectic 20th century life required full-time attention. She is now an HONORARY member.
3) LIGHTNING LAD (Garth Ranzz) gained the power to generate lightning bolts when a bolt-breathing monster attacked him and his brother, electrifying the boys' bodies. Garth's brother became the evil LIGHTNING LORD.
4) COSMIC BOY (Rokk Krinn) came from the planet Brall where the people evolved magnetic powers to battle the metal monsters of that world.
5) SATURN GIRL (Imra Ardeen) comes from Saturn where everyone has extraordinary ESP powers and telepathic abilities.
6) BRAINIAC 5 (Querl Dox) of the planet Colu, is a descendant of Vril Dox, the adopted son of the original BRAINIAC, SUPERMAN's arch-foe. Vril found a way to raise his brain to the 12th level making it the equal of BRAINIAC's computer-mind: a genetic change enabled him to pass this super-intellect on to his descendants, including BRAINIAC 5.
7) PHANTOM GIRL (Tinya Wazzo) came from the planet Bgztl, which occupies the same space as Earth, but in another dimension. She can dematerialize at will and pass through solid objects.
8) SHADOW LASS (Tasmia Malor) is from the planet Talok. She is able to project large areas of absolute total darkness at will.
9) DUO DAMSEL (Luornu Durgo) came from a world with a TRIPLE sun, which gave all the inhabitants the power to split into THREE bodies. One of her duplicates was killed, leaving her with the ability to become TWO girls.
10) BOUNCING BOY (Chuck Taine) of Earth, gained the power of super-bouncing when he drank a super-plastic fluid by mistake.
11) CHEMICAL KING (Condo Arlik) was one of the last two members to join. He is a human CATALYST who can create chemical processes involving any elements in the universe.
12) TIMBER WOLF (Brin Londo) is from the planet Zoon and became a Legionnaire along with Chemical King. The WOLF possesses super-human strength and is expert at all forms of acrobatics.
13) CHAMELEON BOY (Reep Daggle) came from the planet Durla where everyone can assume any shape he desires.
14) COLOSSAL BOY (Gim Allon) of Earth, acquired the power of super-growth from a strange meteor.
15) SUN BOY (Dirk Morgna) was locked in an atomic reactor by the villainous DR. REGULUS. Unexpectedly, the atomic rays transformed him into a human beacon of heat and light.
16) SHRINKING VIOLET (Salu Digby) comes from the planet Imsk where all natives can shrink to microscopic size.
17) INVISIBLE KID (Lyle Norg) of Earth, is a young genius who invented the serum which enables him to vanish from sight, thus making him an invaluable spy.
18) LIGHT LASS (Ayla Ranzz) is LIGHTNING LAD's sister and was with her two brothers during the bolt-breathing monster attack. She too was electrified. Another Legionnaire, DREAM GIRL, used her scientific know-how to CHANGE Ayla's power so that she could make objects super-light-weight.
19) STAR BOY (Thom Kallor) was born in a space-observatory where his astronomer-parents absorbed star-light for research. This energy gave Thom the power to draw mass from the stars and make any object super-heavy.
20) MON-EL (Lar Gand) comes from the planet Daxam and posesses the same powers as SUPERBOY. Because of a fatal weakness to LEAD Lar was quarantined in the PHANTOM ZONE for 1000 years. He was released when BRAINIAC 5 invented a serum that gave Lar immunity to lead.
21) ULTRA BOY (Jo Nah) from the planet Rimbor was charged with ultra-energy when his space-cruiser was swallowed by a huge energy-beast. A passing vessel saved him by slicing the creature open, leaving Jo charged with many ULTRA-powers. However. he can use only ONE power at a time.
22) MATTER-EATER LAD (Tenzil Kem) is from Bismo1l where microbes had slowly poisoned all the planet's food. To survive the people evolved the power to eat ANYTHING without ill after-effects.
23) ELEMENT LAD (Jan Arrah) was the lone survivor of the planet Trom after an atomic attack. The result Trom's radioactive environment gave Jan the power to change the atomic structure of any element by mental radiations.
24) KARATE KID (Val Ammorr) learned super-karate from an Oriental master in Japan. Val's training began in infancy, and he became a super-being, able to slice solid steel with his bare hand.
25) DREAM GIRL (Nura Nal) comes from Naltor, a planet where everyone has the power to gaze into tha future.
26) PRINCESS PROJECTORA, of the royal family of the planet Orando, was endowed by 3 witch with the power to create realistic illusions.
27) FERRO LAD (Andrew Nolan) was an Earth-mutant, with a non-human face he always kept masked. He had the ability to change his body into near-invulnerable iron and gave his life to stop the gargantuan SUN-EATER, a monster that threatened to destroy the galaxy.
Cover date: February 1973
Released: November 1972
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</>"War Between the Nights and the Days!"
First story appearance of Duo Damsel’s fan-designed costume. First appearance of Dave Cockrum’s Chameleon Boy, Shrinking Violet, and Karate Kid designs. [Note: Matter-Eater Lad’s costume erroneously colored red.] Duo Damsel and Chameleon Boy help unite Pasnic’s two warring factions. Reprinted in LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES ARCHIVES Volume Ten, 2000.
Cover date: February 1973
Released: November 1972
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First mention of ERG-1 (later called Wildfire) in text feature. Reprints "The War Between Krypton and Earth! Part I" & "The Civil War of the Legion! Part II" 61. ADVENTURE COMICS (Vol. 1) #333, June 1965
"THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES MEMBERSHIP LIST - (PART TWO)"
by Cary Bates
a) MEMBERS KILLED IN ACTION
1) FERRO LAD (Andrew Nolan of Earth) was a mutant with a non-human face, which
he kept masked at all times. He had the ability to transmute his body into
near-invulnerable IRON. He sacrificed his life to save the galaxy from the
2) LIGHTNING LAD (Garth Ranzz of Winath) attacked the evil Zaryan the Conqueror
with lightning bolts, but was fatally stricken by Zaryan's freeze-ray in the
battle. Later, he was restored to life via electricity, when PROTY disguised
himself as Saturn Girl and used duralim, a super-conductor, to exchange his
life-force for Lightning Lad's.
3) ERG-1. (Drake Burroughs of Earth) was a young rocket engineer experimenting
with a new form of propulsion when a retro-exhaust backfired and enveloped him
with devastating energy. Drake amazingly survived, but his entire body was
transformed into pulsating, explosive energy that had to be contained in the
special insulated helmet and uniform he wore. He released this energy in a
single colossal blast to destroy a menace and save several Legionnaires - but
Drake himself was the "ammunition"! He sacrificed his very life-force and his
uniform was left EMPTY. ERG-1 (Energy-Release-Generator) never became a
full-fledged Legionnaire, but was made an HONORARY MEMBER posthumously.
b) LEGION OF SUPER-PETS
1) SUPER-MONKEY (Beppo) originally from Krypton, secretly stowed away on
Kal-El's (SUPERBOY'S) rocket before it was sent to Earth.
2) SUPER-HORSE (Comet) was originally a centaur in ancient Greece. He wanted to
become all-human but an evil sorcerer changed him completely into a horse.
However, Circe helped him. She couldn"t reverse the spell but she did endow him
with super-powers. Comet temporarily becomes human again whenever a comet passes
3) PROTY II is Chame1eon Boys pet; he's a shapeless little creature that can
assume any form it chooses.
4) SUPERCAT (Streaky) accidentally gained super-powers from a discarded sample
of Kryptonite with which SUPERGIRL was experimenting, trying to find an antidote
to the deadly green rock. When all Kryptonite was recently transmuted to iron
the sample was changed also and Streaky lost his powers.
5) SUPERDOG (Krypto) baby Kal-El's pet, sent into orbit by Kal's father, Jor-El,
for experimentation. A stray meteor knocked the dog's satellite into space. and
Kypto gained super-powers after leaving the solar system of Krypton's red sun.
Years later, Krypto stumbled onto Earth and once again became SUPERBOY'S pet.
C) LEGION RESERVISTS
1) SUPERBOY,since giving up full membership.
2) SUPEGIRL,since giving up full membership.
3) LANA LANG, when she dons her unique ring and becomes the INSECT QUEEN.
4) JIMMY OLSEN, when he drinks his special serum and becomes ELASTIC LAD.
5) Kid PSYCHO, applied for membership and was turned down when he sidcovered
that each time he used his force-shield power his life was shortened by a year.
D) SUBSTITUTE LEGION
1) POLAR BOY (Brek Bannin), the leader of this group of Legion rejects, can
project intense cold.
2) FIRE LAD (Staq Mavlen) possesses the power of flame-breath.
3) NIGHT GIRL (Lydda Jath) wields super-strength only in the dark or at night,
sunlight robs her of her power.
4) STONE BOY (Dag Wentim) can become solid stone during which time he cannot
5) CHLOROPHYLL KID (Ral Benem) is able to make plants grow super-large,
6) COLOR KID (Ulu Vakk) can change the color of anything at will.
7) DREAM GIRL (Nura Nal) quit to become a regular LEGION member.
8) STAR BOY (Thom Kallor) quit to become a regular LEGION member.
Cover date: March 1973
Released: December 1972
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Reprints "Computo the Conqueror!" 69. ADVENTURE COMICS (Vol. 1) #340, January 1966
"THE TIMELESS LEGION"
by Allan Asherman
Metropolis: The 30th Century. . . home of THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES, right?
Right! And yet, some of the most exciting episodes in the Legion's futuristic
history have occurred in other times, other places. For instance:
"The Rogue Legionnaires" (Adventure #349: Nov. 1966) featured super-villain
"Universo." Seeking to dominate the world, Universo stole a Legion time-bubble
and fled into the past, trying to alter history. With their other time-bubble
smashed by the villain, the Legion appealed to a young scientific genuis for
aid. Travelling backward in time via the youngster's time-cube, Shrinking Violet
wound up in Egypt in 1243 B.C. Colossal Boy played "Gulliver" in the Britain of
693. Brainiac-Five visited the China of 1280, while Chameleon Boy went to Peru
in 1300, and Saturn Girl to Napoleonic France. In each time, people had been
hypnotized by Universo, but the Legion finally triumphed, thanks to their young
scientific pal. At story's end, we found out the boy was Universo's son.
In "The Super Villains of All Ages," (Adv. #314: Nov. 1963) the evil scientist
"Alaktor" also stole a Legion time-globe and fled into the past, where he
gathered three villains: Nero, Hitler and Dillinger! He managed to transfer
these evil minds into Superboy (Hitler), Mon-El (Nero) and Ultra-Boy
(Dillinger). So the three mightiest Legionnaires were turned into dangerous
enemies of civilization. But they outsmarted each other when, seeking to steal
all power for himself, each villain's mind tried to kill the others. While
Superboy, Mon-El and Ultra-Boy were unconscious, other Legionnaires reversed the
process, restoring both history and the heroes to normal.
A Green Kryptonite cloud over Earth, lethal to Superboy and Supergirl, led to a
decision that the two Kryptonians must return to their own times. To make sure
the security of the Legion would not be threatened, amnesia was induced in both
Supergirl and Superboy, and to them the Super-Heroes became "The Forgotten
Legion" (Adv. #351: Dec. 1966).
Later, to fight the socerer "Evillo", the Legionnaires needed (1) The footprint
of an enchanted horse, and (2) The hair of a genuine magician. Where to go for
such things? . . . Why back into the past, of course! Only problem was that now
Supergirl and Superboy, having forgotten the existence of the Legion, treated
their friends like invaders until emergency surgery (actuallv a bit of
hocus-pocus from Element Lad) restored their memory of the future. Evillo was
defeated and all was well. . .for a short time!
One of The Legion's most dangerous foes "Mordru the Merciless," (Adv. #369: June
1968) drove some of the Legionnaire's back into Superboy's era. There, in
Smallville, the super-fugitives had to assume secret identities while
formulating a plan to conquer Mordru.
In what many believe to be the most exciting tale of The Legion, Duo Damsel
masqueraded as Chief Parker's cousin Marie Elkins, while Shadow Lass covered her
beautiful blue hues with flesh-colored make-up and became Betty Norcross,
exchange student staying with Lana Lang. Mon-El, meanwhile resumed the identity
of Bob Cobb, brush salesman (the same civilian identity he adopted in his
initial appearance with Superboy). Superboy, of course, was Clark Kent as usual.
Things were also complicated by Lana Lang, who aided the Legionnaires as Insect
Queen. During the adventure she learned Clark was actually Superboy, and had to
be hypnotized into forgetting this. Meanwhile, Superboy discovered that Pete
Ross had known for some time that Clark and Superboy were one and the same
person. Suprisingly, Pete was allowed to retain this knowledge, but Superboy was
hypnotized into forgetting his friend knew who he was. There was a good reason
for this; namely that Mon-El knew Pete would one day save Superman's life
because he knew his pal's secret. Before all these things were straightened out
and Mordru defeated, many exciting and strange things happened to the
Legionnaires in the 2Oth Century.
There were other such adventures, but lack of space prevents me from telling you
about them right now. However, as with The Legion, there will be other times,
other pages. See you then!
Cover date: April 1973
Released: January 1973
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</>"The One-Shot Hero!"
First comic appearance and origin of Wildfire as ERG-1 (first in LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (Vol. 1) #2, text page). First new costume of Colossal Boy (later colored differently), Phantom Girl, & Princess Projectra (only use) designed by Dave Cockrum. Even though he displays several super-powers, ERG-1 is disqualified from membership. Later, he seemingly sacrifices himself to save Colossal Boy on Manna-5. Reprinted in LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES ARCHIVES Volume Ten, 2000.
Cover date: June 1973
Released: March 1973