The Legion of Super-Heroes (2nd Series)

    (DC, 1980-1984)
™ and ©1983 DC Comics, Inc.

First appearing in Adventure Comics #247, the Legion of Super-Heroes is a group of teenaged heroes from the 30th century. Over time, their membership has included Mon-El, Phantom Girl, Dawnstar, Timber Wolf, Brainiac, Ultra Boy, Saturn Girl, Star Boy, Chemical King, the Invisible Kid, and numerous others. The roster got so full at one point that a second “Legion of Substitute Heroes” had to be formed as a place to keep the second-string team.

The series, which started out as “Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes,” starred the youthful Kryptonian throughout most of its run. When Superboy left the series in issue #259 in 1980, it became known simply as “The Legion of Super-Heroes.” Superboy returned to the series in issue #280, though he was never again mentioned in the title.

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#259

January, 1980
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 Series continued from “Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes”; Superboy leaves the LSH; Superboy stories continue in New Adventures of Superboy #1Gerry Conway, Fred HembeckJoe Staton, Fred Hembeck

#260

February, 1980
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  Gerry ConwayJoe Staton

#261

March, 1980
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  Gerry ConwayRic Estrada

#261 Variation A

August, 1984
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Whitman variant Gerry ConwayRic Estrada

#262

April, 1980
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  Gerry ConwayJames Sherman

#263

May, 1980
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  Gerry ConwayJimmy Janes

#263 Variation A

August, 1984
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1 copy available for $6.00
Whitman variant Gerry ConwayJimmy Janes

#264

June, 1980
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5 copies available from $3.75
  Gerry ConwayJimmy Janes

#265

July, 1980
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5 copies available from $3.00
 Origin of TyrocGerry Conway, J.M. DeMatteis, Cary BatesJimmy Janes, Jim Starlin

#266

August, 1980
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  Gerry ConwayJimmy Janes

#266 Variation A

August, 1984
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2 copies available from $7.00
Whitman variant Gerry ConwayJimmy Janes

#267

September, 1980
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9 copies available from $0.75
 Origin of Legion Flight RingsGerry Conway, Paul KupperbergJimmy Janes, Steve Ditko

#268

October, 1980
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  J.M. DeMatteisSteve Ditko

#269

November, 1980
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 Versus Fatal FiveGerry ConwayJimmy Janes

#270

December, 1980
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  Gerry ConwayJimmy Janes

#271

January, 1981
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 Origin of Dark ManGerry ConwayJimmy Janes

#272

February, 1981
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 1st appearance of Vicki Grant; 1st appearance of Christopher King; Origin of BlokGerry Conway, Marv WolfmanSteve Ditko, Carmine Infantino

#273

March, 1981
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  Gerry ConwayJimmy Janes

#274

April, 1981
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7 copies available from $1.50
  Gerry ConwaySteve Ditko

#275

May, 1981
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7 copies available from $1.50
  Gerry ConwayJimmy Janes

#276

June, 1981
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  Gerry ConwaySteve Ditko

#277

July, 1981
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 1st appearance ReflectoGerry Conway, Roy ThomasJimmy Janes

#278

August, 1981
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 Versus GrimborGerry Conway, Roy ThomasJimmy Janes

#279

September, 1981
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  Roy ThomasJimmy Janes

#280

October, 1981
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  Roy ThomasJimmy Janes, Joe Staton

#281

November, 1981
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9 copies available from $1.50
 Versus Molecule Master; Barbara Randall L.O.C.Roy Thomas, Paul LevitzSteve Ditko

#282

December, 1981
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 Origin of ReflectoRoy Thomas, Paul LevitzJimmy Janes

#283

January, 1982
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 Origin of WildfireRoy ThomasHoward Bender

#284

February, 1982
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12 copies available from $1.00
  Paul LevitzPat Broderick

#285

March, 1982
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12 copies available from $0.99
  Paul LevitzPat Broderick, Keith Giffen

#286

April, 1982
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 Versus Doctor RegulusPaul LevitzPat Broderick, Keith Giffen

#287

May, 1982
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 Versus KharlakPaul LevitzKeith Giffen, Pat Broderick

#288

June, 1982
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  Paul LevitzKeith Giffen

#289

July, 1982
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  Paul LevitzKeith Giffen, Carmine Infantino

#290

August, 1982
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  Paul LevitzKeith Giffen

#291

September, 1982
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  Paul LevitzKeith Giffen, Howard Bender

#292

October, 1982
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  Paul LevitzKeith Giffen

#293

November, 1982
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  Paul Levitz, Keith GiffenKeith Giffen

#294

December, 1982
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  Paul Levitz, Keith GiffenKeith Giffen

#295

January, 1983
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 Origin of UniversoPaul Levitz, Keith GiffenKeith Giffen, Howard Bender

#296

February, 1983
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  Paul Levitz, Keith GiffenKeith Giffen

#297

March, 1983
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 Origin of Legion of Super-HeroesPaul Levitz, Keith GiffenKeith Giffen

#298

April, 1983
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 1st appearance of Amethyst; 1st appearance of Dark OpalPaul Levitz, Keith Giffen, Dan Mishkin, Gary CohnKeith Giffen, Ernie Colón

#299

May, 1983
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39 copies available from $0.45
  Paul Levitz, Keith GiffenKeith Giffen

#300

June, 1983
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48 copies available from $0.80
Cover credits in #306Tales of the Adult LegionPaul Levitz, Keith GiffenKeith Giffen, Kurt Schaffenberger, Howard Bender, Curt Swan, Dave Cockrum, James Sherman, Joe Staton

#301

July, 1983
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33 copies available from $0.75
  Paul Levitz, Keith GiffenKeith Giffen

#302

August, 1983
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 Lightning Lad vs. Lightning LordPaul Levitz, Keith GiffenKeith Giffen

#303

September, 1983
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30 copies available from $0.26
 Versus Emerald EmpressPaul Levitz, Keith GiffenKeith Giffen

#304

October, 1983
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28 copies available from $0.30
 Legion AcademyPaul Levitz, Keith GiffenKeith Giffen

#305

November, 1983
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 Shrinking Violet revealed as Durlan; Real Shrinking Violet returnsPaul Levitz, Keith GiffenKeith Giffen

#306

December, 1983
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 Origin of Star BoyPaul Levitz, Keith GiffenKeith Giffen, Curt Swan

#307

January, 1984
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28 copies available from $0.50
 Versus ProphetPaul Levitz, Keith GiffenKeith Giffen

#308

February, 1984
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24 copies available from $1.25
 Versus ProphetPaul Levitz, Keith GiffenKeith Giffen, George Tuska

#309

March, 1984
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 Versus ProphetPaul Levitz, Keith GiffenKeith Giffen, Pat Broderick

#310

April, 1984
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28 copies available from $0.90
 Versus OmenPaul Levitz, Keith GiffenKeith Giffen

#311

May, 1984
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  Paul Levitz, Keith GiffenKeith Giffen, Gene Colan

#312

June, 1984
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  Paul Levitz, Keith GiffenKeith Giffen

#313

July, 1984
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 Series continues as Tales of the Legion of Super-HeroesPaul Levitz, Keith GiffenKeith Giffen

Annual #1

August, 1982
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21 copies available from $0.75
Cover date based on advertising comparison1st appearance of Invisible Kid (Jacques Foccart); Takes place between Legion #289 and #290; Diagram of Legion headquartersPaul Levitz, Keith GiffenKeith Giffen

Annual #2

January, 1983
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38 copies available from $0.55
 Karate Kid and Princess Projectra leave Legion of Super-Heroes; Karate Kid marries Princess ProjectraPaul Levitz, Keith GiffenDave Gibbons

Annual #3

January, 1984
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24 copies available from $0.99
 Origin of Validus; (1984, 52 pgs)-Origin of ValidusPaul Levitz, Keith GiffenCurt Swan