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Contents this page: 19711972197319741975197619771978

1971

January

Cover art by Neal Adams Superboy v1 #172 (published January 7, 1971, cover date March 1971)
  • Brotherly Hate!
    • W: E. Nelson Bridwell; P&I: George Tuska; L: Joe Letterese; E: Murray Boltinoff
    • Story: Timber Wolf joins Lightning Lad and Light Lass in a mission to apprehend their villainous brother, Mekt.
    • Appearances: Lightning Lord
Cover art by Curt Swan (pencils) and Murphy Anderson (inks) Adventure Comics #403 (published January 12, 1971, cover date March/April 1971)
  • Fashion From Fans
    • W: E. Nelson Bridwell; P: Ross Andru; I: Mike Esposito; E: E. Nelson Bridwell
    • Renderings of uniform designs submitted by fans

February

Cover art by Neal Adams Superboy v1 #173 (published February 18, 1971, cover date April 1971)
  • Trust Me Or Kill Me!
    • W: Cary Bates; P&I: George Tuska; L: Ben Oda; E: Murray Boltinoff
    • Story: Superboy travels from the 20th century to ferret out which of two identical Cosmic Boys is the real one and which the fake.
    • Appearances: Mordru

March

Cover art by ??? Super DC Giant #S24 (published March 4, 1971, cover date May/June 1971)

May

Cover art by Neal Adams Superboy v1 #176 (published May 20, 1971, cover date July 1971)
  • Invisible Invader!
    • W: E. Nelson Bridwell; P&I: George Tuska; L: Joe Letterese; E: Murray Boltinoff
    • Story: Invisible Kid must discover a way to overcome his own invisibility, in order to bring down a villain with an identical super power.

June

Cover art by Curt Swan (pencils) and Murphy Anderson (inks) Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #140 (published June 3, 1971, cover date August/September 1971)
Cover art by Dick Giordano Adventure Comics #409 (published June 29, 1971, cover date August 1971)

July

Cover art by Dick Giordano Superboy v1 #177 (published July 6, 1971, cover date September 1971)
Cover art by Neal Adams DC 100-Page Super Spectacular #6 (published July 15, 1971, cover date 1971)
  • Lists 1st appearance of every Legion character
Cover art by Robert Oksner Adventure Comics #410 (published July 29, 1971, cover date September 1971)

August

Cover art by Neal Adams Superboy v1 #178 (published August 26, 1971, cover date October 1971)
Cover art by Robert Oksner Adventure Comics #411 (published August 31, 1971, cover date October 1971)

October

Cover art by Murphy Anderson Superman v1 #245 (published October 7, 1971, cover date December/January 1971)
  • 1st reprint of The Team of Luthor and Brainiac! from Superman v1 #167, Feb. 1964
Cover art by Curt Swan (pencils) and Murphy Anderson (inks) Superboy v1 #180 (published October 28, 1971, cover date December 1971)

November

Cover art by Neal Adams (pencils) and Dick Giordano (inks) Batman #238 (published November 4, 1971, cover date January 1972)
Cover art by Curt Swan (pencils) and Murphy Anderson (inks) Superboy v1 #181 (published November 25, 1971, cover date January 1972)

1972

January

Cover art by Nick Cardy Superboy v1 #183 (published January 25, 1972, cover date March 1972)
  • War of the Wraith Mates!
    • W: Cary Bates; P: George Tuska; I: Vince Colletta; L: Joe Letterese; E: Murray Boltinoff
    • Story: The bodies of four Legionnaires are possessed by wraith-like alien beings.
    • First appearances: Krogl, Marxla
    • Notes: Karate Kid, Princess Projectra, and Shadow Lass wear new uniforms designed by fans.

February

Cover art by Nick Cardy Superboy v1 #184 (published February 24, 1972, cover date April 1972)
  • One Legionnaire Must Go!
    • W: Cary Bates; P: Murphy Anderson; I: Dave Cockrum; L: Joe Letterese; E: Murray Boltinoff
    • Story: Matter-Eater Lad must turn renegade, to prove he is not a traitor.
    • First appearances: Renkil Kem

March

Cover art by Nick Cardy Superboy v1 #185 (published March 2, 1972, cover date May 1972)

May

Cover art by Nick Cardy Superboy v1 #188 (published May 25, 1972, cover date July 1972)
  • Curse of the Blood Crystals!
    • W: Cary Bates; P: Dave Cockrum; I: Murphy Anderson; L: Ben Oda; E: Murray Boltinoff
    • Story: Chameleon Boy, adversely affected by the Blood Crystals of Mordru, feels compelled to destroy a friend.
    • Appearances: cameo Mordru

July

Cover art by Nick Cardy Superboy v1 #190 (published July 27, 1972, cover date September 1972)
  • Murder the Leader!
    • W: Cary Bates; P: Dave Cockrum; I: Murphy Anderson; L: Ben Oda; E: Murray Boltinoff
    • Story: Two Legion Leader candidates tangle with two members of the Fatal Five.
    • Appearances: Tharok, Validus
    • Notes: In the first frame, a flesh-skinned female Legionnaire in a black uniform with blue legs, very similar to Shadow Lass' uniform, appears. Dream Girl appears to be wearing white tights.

August

Cover art by Nick Cardy Superboy v1 #191 (published August 24, 1972, cover date October 1972)
  • Attack of the Sun Scavenger
    • W: Cary Bates; P&I: Dave Cockrum; L: Ben Oda; E: Murray Boltinoff
    • Story: With the help of his fellow Legionnaires, Sun Boy once again battles his old nemesis.
    • Appearances: Dr. Regulus
    • Notes: An unidentified white-haired female Legionnaire in a purple uniform appears (Dream Girl in a new uniform?)

December

Art by Nick Cardy The Legion of Super-Heroes v1 #1 (published December 14, 1972, cover date February 1973)
  • The Legion of Super-Heroes: Membership List (Part One)
    • W: Cary Bates; P&I: John Forte; E: Jeff Rovin
Cover art by Nick Cardy Superboy v1 #193 (published December 26, 1972, cover date February 1973)
  • War Between the Nights and the Days!
    • W: Cary Bates, Nick Pascale (original idea); P&I: Dave Cockrum; L: Joe Letterese; E: Murray Boltinoff
    • Story: Duo Damsel and Chameleon Boy go on a mission to unite the feuding races of the planet Pasnic.
    • First appearances: King Jonn and King Lillt of Pasnic.
    • Notes: New uniforms Chameleon Boy, Duo Damsel, Shrinking Violet, Karate Kid. Chameleon Boy's skin has been colored yellow in this issue.

1973

January

Cover art by Nick Cardy The Legion of Super-Heroes v1 #2 (published January 18, 1973, cover date March 1973)
  • The Legion of Super-Heroes: Membership List (Part Two)
    • W: Cary Bates; P&I: John Forte; E: Jeff Rovin

February

Cover art by Curt Swan and George Klein The Legion of Super-Heroes v1 #3 (published February 13, 1973, cover date April/May 1973)

March

Cover art by Nick Cardy Superboy v1 #195 (published March 20, 1973, cover date June 1973)
  • The One-Shot Hero! (1st app. )
    • W: Cary Bates; P: Dave Cockrum; I: Murphy Anderson; L: Ben Oda; E: Murray Boltinoff
    • Story: The Legion rejects a new applicant, who decides to prove himself in spite of it.
    • First appearances: Erg-1 (Wildfire), also origin.
    • Notes: New uniforms Phantom Girl, Colossal Boy
    • Deaths: Erg-1

April

Cover art by Nick Cardy 100-Page Super Spectacular #DC-18 (published April 12, 1973, cover date July 1973)
  • 1st reprint of The Amazing Story of Superman-Red and Superman-Blue! from Superman v1 #162, July, 1963
Cover art by Curt Swan and Sheldon Moldoff The Legion of Super-Heroes v1 #4 (published April 12, 1973, cover date July/August 1973)
Cover art by ??? The Amazing World Of Superman, Metropolis Edition (published 1973)
  • Notes: Black and white tabloid available only in Metropolis, Illinois and by mail

June

Cover art by Nick Cardy Superboy v1 #197 (published June 19, 1973, cover date September 1973)
  • Timber Wolf --Dead Hero, Live Executioner!
    • W: Cary Bates; P&I: Dave Cockrum; L: Ben Oda; E: Murray Boltinoff
    • Story: Timber Wolf returns from death and begins to exhibit criminal behavior.
    • First appearances: Tyr
    • Notes: Cover title changed to Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes, begins 3rd regular Legion series. New uniforms Timber Wolf (also new facial features), Lightning Lad

July

Cover art by Nick Cardy 100-Page Super Spectacular #DC-21 (published July 10, 1973, cover date October 1973)
Cover art by Nick Cardy Superboy v1 #198 (published July 19, 1973, cover date October 1973)
  • The Fatal Five Who Twisted Time!
    • W: Cary Bates; P&I: Dave Cockrum; L: Ben Oda; E: Murray Boltinoff
    • Story: The Legion battles an old, deadly nemesis.
    • Notes: New uniforms Princess Projectra, Element Lad, Colossal Boy. Karate Kid wears old uniform.

August

Cover art by Dave Cockrum (pencils) and Nick Cardy (inks, Superboy figure pencils) Superboy v1 #199 (published August 21, 1973, cover date November 1973)
  • The Gun That Mastered Men
    • W: Cary Bates; P&I: Dave Cockrum; L: Ben Oda; E: Murray Boltinoff
    • Story: The Legionnaires discover that a vanquished villain has not yet been completely unarmed.
    • Appearances: Tyr
    • Notes: New uniforms Star Boy, Dream Girl
  • The Impossible Target!
    • W: Cary Bates; P&I: Dave Cockrum; L: Ben Oda; E: Murray Boltinoff
    • Story: Bouncing Boy battles the son of an old nemesis.
    • First appearance: Orion, Jr.

October

Cover art by Nick Cardy Secret Origins v1 #6 (published October 9, 1973, cover date January/February 1974)
Cover art by Nick Cardy Superboy v1 #200 (published October 18, 1973, cover date January/February 1974)
  • The Legionnaire Bride of Starfinger
    • W: Cary Bates; P&I: Dave Cockrum; L: Ben Oda; E: Murray Boltinoff
    • Story: Bouncing Boy marries Duo Damsel, but the nuptials don not proceed as smoothly as everyone would like.
    • Appearances: Starfinger
    • Leave Legion: Bouncing Boy, Duo Damsel
    • Notes: New uniforms: Light Lass, Shadow Lass

November

Cover art by Nick Cardy Superman v1 #272 (published November 15, 1973, cover date February 1974)

December

Cover art by Nick Cardy Superboy v1 #201 (published December 20, 1973, cover date March/April 1974)
  • The Betrayer from Beyond
    • W: Cary Bates; P&I: Dave Cockrum; L: Joe Letterese; E: Murray Boltinoff
    • Story:
    • Appearances: Erg-1
    • First appearances: Porcupine Pete, Infectious Lass, Molecular Master
  • The Silent Death
    • W: Cary Bates; P&I: Dave Cockrum; L: Joe Letterese; E: Murray Boltinoff
    • Story: Dream Girl has a premonition that a Legionnaire will die.

1974

February

Cover art by Nick Cardy World's Finest Comics #223 (published February 19, 1974, cover date May/June 1974)
Cover art by Nick Cardy Superboy v1 #202 (published February 21, 1974, cover date May/June 1974)
  • Lost: A Million Miles From Home!
    • W: Cary Bates; P: Dave Cockrum; I: Mike Grell; L: Joe Letterese; E: Murray Boltinoff
    • Story: Returning home from an off-world mission, Colossal Boy and Shrinking Violet must find the source of their ship's power outage.
  • The Lore of the Legion!
    • W: Cary Bates; P&I: Dave Cockrum; L: Joe Letterese; E: Murray Boltinoff
    • Notes: Comprises descriptions of several Legionnaires, including origins, real names, home planets, and additional significant data.
  • The Wrath of the Devil-Fish!
    • W: Cary Bates; P&I: Dave Cockrum; L: Joe Letterese; E: Murray Boltinoff
    • Story: While investigating an alarm at Earth's automated sea station, the Legionnaires encounter a nemesis from the sea.
    • First appearances: Devil-Fish
    • Joins Legion: Wildfire (Erg-1)

March

Cover art by Nick Cardy The Superman Family #165 (published March 26, 1974, cover date June/July 1974)
  • 1st reprint of Krypto’s Three Amazing Transformations! from Superboy v1 #111, March 1964

April

Cover art by Nick Cardy Superboy v1 #203 (published April 18, 1974, cover date July/August 1974)
  • Massacre By Remote Control
    • W: Cary Bates; P&I: Mike Grell; L: Ben Oda; E: Murray Boltinoff
    • Story: The Legionnaires are menaced once again by the most powerful creature in the universe.
    • First appearances: Myla
    • Appearances: Tharok, Validus
    • Deaths: Invisible Kid

June

Cover art by Nick Cardy Superboy v1 #204 (published June 25, 1974, cover date September/October 1974)
  • The Legionnaire Nobody Remembered
    • W: Cary Bates; P&I: Mike Grell; L: Ben Oda; E: Murray Boltinoff
    • Story: A teen from the 75th century must travel back in time to correct an accidental change in Legion history.
    • First appearances: Anti Lad
  • Brainiac 5's Secret Weakness!
    • W: Cary Bates; P&I: Mike Grell; L: Ben Oda; E: Murray Boltinoff
    • Story: Brainiac 5 decides to leave the Legion.
    • Leaves Legion: Supergirl

July

Cover art by Nick Crady The Superman Family #167 (published July 25, 1974, cover date October/November 1974)
  • 1st reprint of The Day Pete Ross Became a Robot! from Superboy v1 #100, October, 1962
  • 1st reprint of The Insect Queen of Smallville! from Superboy v1 #124, Oct. 1965

August

Cover art by Nick Cardy Superboy v1 #205 (published August 22, 1974, cover date November/December 1974)
  • The Legion of Super-Executioners
    • W: Cary Bates; P&I: Mike Grell; L: Ben Oda; E: Murray Boltinoff
    • Story: On her birthday, Lana Lang and Superboy travel to the 30th Century where they discover that the Legion has detained Ultra Boy for having gone mad.
    • First appearances: The "Master"
    • Appearances: Insect Queen
  • Meet "Iron Mike" Grell
    • W,P&I: Mike Grell; E; Murray Boltinoff
  • Lore of the Legion
    • W: E. Nelson Bridwell; P: Dave Cockrum (pages 1-2), Curt Swan (page 3); I: Dave Cockrum (pages 1-2), George Klein (page 3), George Roussos (Insect Queen figure); E: Murray Boltinoff
    • Notes: Comprises descriptions of several Legionnaires, including origins, real names, home worlds, and additional significant data.

September

Cover art by Nick Cardy The Superman Family #168 (published September 24, 1974, cover date December/January 1974)

October

Cover art by Nick Cardy Superboy v1 #206 (published October 24, 1974, cover date January/February 1974)
  • The Legionnaires Who Haunted Superboy
    • W: Cary Bates; P&I: Mike Grell; L: Ben Oda; E: Murray Boltinoff
    • Story: Superboy encounters Invisible Kid and Ferro Lad, both very much alive.
    • Appearances: Invisible Kid, Ferro Lad
  • Welcome Home, Daughter ... Now Die!
    • W: Cary Bates; P&I: Mike Grell; L: Ben Oda; E: Murray Boltinoff
    • Story: Princess Projectra makes a visit to her home world, to recuperate from a bout of Rigel Fever.
    • First Appearances: The Morgru

November

Cover art by Nick Cardy Limited Collectors' Edition #C-34 (published November 7, 1974, cover date February/March 1975)
  • Untitled
  • Two-page 1975 calendar pin-up which depicts various super-heroes, including the charter members of the Legion alongside Superboy

E: Paul Levitz

Cover art by Nick Cardy The Superman Family #169 (published November 26, 1974, cover date February/March 1975)

December

Cover art by Mike Grell Superboy v1 #207 (published December 24, 1974, cover date March 1975)
  • The Rookie Who Betrayed the Legion
    • W: Cary Bates; P&I: Mike Grell; E: Murray Boltinoff
    • Story: A young science police officer tags along with the Legion on a mission to apprehend an old nemesis.
    • Appearances: Universo
    • First appearances: Dvron
  • Lightning Lad's Day of Dread
    • W: Cary Bates; P&I: Mike Grell; L: Ben Oda; E: Murray Boltinoff
    • Story: Lightning Lad storms out of HQ on a personal mission.
    • Appearances: Lightning Lord

1975

January

Cover art by Mike Grell (pencils & inks main panel), Curt Swan (pencils smaller panels) and George Klein (inks smaller panels) Superboy v1 #208 (published January 9, 1975, cover date April 1975)
  • Vengeance of the Super-Villains
    • W: Cary Bates; P&I: Mike Grell; L: Ben Oda; E: Murray Boltinoff, E. Nelson Bridwell (associate)
    • Story: The three mightiest Legionnaires are unwillingly detained by their parents from attending an important award ceremony.
    • Appearances: The Legion of Super Villains (Sun Emperor, Lightning Lord, Nemesis Kid, Spider Girl, Radiation Roy, Chameleon Chief)
    • First Appearances: Ultra Boy's parents, Crav and Mytra Nah
  • The Legion of Substitute Heroes
    • W: E. Nelson Bridwell; P: Curt Swan; I: George Klein; E: Murray Boltinoff, E. Nelson Bridwell (associate)
    • Notes: Comprises descriptions of the members of the Legion of Substitute Heroes, including origins, real names, home worlds, and other significant data.
    • Appearances: The Legion of Substitute Heroes (Polar Boy, Night Girl, Fire Boy, Chlorophyll Kid, Stone Boy, Color Kid)
  • 1st reprint of Lana Lang’s Superboy Identity Detection Kit! from Superboy v1 #93, December, 1961
  • 1st reprint of The Evil Hand of the Luck Lords! from Adventure Comics #343, Apr. 1966
Cover art by Mike Grell Wonder Woman v1 #217 (published January 9, 1975, cover date April/May 1975)

March

Cover art by Mike Grell Superboy v1 #209 (published March 11, 1975, cover date June 1975)
  • Who Can Save the Princess?
    • W: Jim Shooter; P&I: Mike Grell; L: Ben Oda; E: Murray Boltinoff
    • Story: Princess Projectra falls victim to a deadly disease, and only her comrades' sacrifice can save her.
    • Appearances: Duo Damsel
    • Notes: New uniforms Karate Kid, Duo Damsel
  • Hero for a Day
    • W: Cary Bates; P&I: Mike Grell; L: Joe Letterese; E: Murray Boltinoff
    • Story: A young Legion fan wins the right to spend a day with the Legion, and gets more than he bargained for!
    • First appearances: Flynt Brojj
  • Super-Talk
    • W: Jim Shooter; E: Murray Boltinoff

May

Cover art by Mike Grell Superboy v1 #210 (published May 8, 1975, cover date August 1975)
  • Soljer's Private War
    • W: Jim Shooter; P&I: Mike Grell; L: Ben Oda; E: Murray Boltinoff
    • Story: A figure from Earth's past works to fulfill his mission.
    • First appearance: Private Mike Essad
  • Lair of the Black Dragon
    • W: Jim Shooter; P&I: Mike Grell; L: Ben Oda; E: Murray Boltinoff
    • Story: Karate Kid searches for the man who killed his father.
    • Origin: Karate Kid (drawn with clear Eurasian features to justify his conception by an Asian father and American mother)
    • First Appearances: Karate Kid's parents (the Black Dragon (Kirau Nezumi) and Valentina Armorr, in flashback) Sensei, Sadahuru

June

Cover art by Mike Grell Superboy v1 #211 (published June 12, 1975, cover date September 1975)
  • The Ultimate Revenge
    • W: Jim Shooter; P&I: Mike Grell; L: Ben Oda; E: Murray Boltinoff
    • Story: Element Lad once again encounters the villain who murdered his race.
    • Appearances: Roxxas
    • First appearances: cameo Element Lad's parents, Arn and Valla Arrah
  • The Legion's Lost Home
    • W: Cary Bates; P&I: Mike Grell; L: Joe Letterese; E: Murray Boltinoff
    • Story: Two Legionnaires arrive at the Canaveral Graveyard, to retrieve a missing weapon from the old Legion clubhouse.
    • Appearances: Fire Lad, Stone Boy, Chlorophyll Kid
    • Notes: the Substitute Legion members wear new uniforms

July

Cover art by Kurt Schaffenberger The Superman Family #173 (published July 8, 1975, cover date October/November 1975)
Cover art by Mike Grell Superboy v1 #212 (published July 15, 1975, cover date October 1975)
  • Last Fight for a Legionnaire
    • W: Jim Shooter; P&I: Mike Grell; L: Ben Oda; E: Murray Boltinoff, Jack Harris (assistant)
    • Story: Six Legion rejects challenge their counterparts in the Legion for the right to Legion membership.
    • Leaves Legion: Matter-Eater Lad
  • A Death Stroke At Dawn
    • W: Jim Shooter; P&I: Mike Grell; L: Ben Oda; E: Murray Boltinoff, Jack Harris (assistant)
    • Story: Shadow Lass aids a fellow super-heroine in need.
    • Appearances: Night Girl
    • Notes: New uniform Night Girl

September

Cover art by Mike Grell Superboy v1 #213 (published September 16, 1975, cover date December 1975)
  • The Jaws of Fear
    • W: Jim Shooter; P&I: Mike Grell; E: Murray Boltinoff, Jack Harris (assistant)
    • Story: The Legion must stop a thief from stealing their ultimate weapon.
    • First appearances: Benn Pares
  • Trapped To Live -- Free To Die!
    • W: Jim Shooter; P: Mike Grell; I: Bill Draut; E: Murray Boltinoff, Jack Harris (assistant)
    • Story: Timber Wolf answers a distress call on a barren world, and encounters an old enemy of the Legion.
    • Appearances: Blackmace

October

Cover art by Bob Oksner Superman v1 #295 (published October 16, 1975, cover date January 1976)
  • Costume, Costume -- Who's Got the Costume?
    • W: Elliot S! Maggin; P: Curt Swan; I: Bob Oksner, Terry Austin (backgrounds); E: Julius Schwartz
    • Cameo appearances: Legionnaires
Cover art by Mike Grell Superboy v1 #214 (published October 21, 1975, cover date January 1976)
  • No Price Too High
    • W: Jim Shooter; P&I: Mike Grell; E: Murray Boltinoff, Jack Harris (assistant)
    • Story: A spoiled rich kid compromises the Legion's ability to defeat their adversary.
    • First appearances: The overseer; Junior McCauley
  • Stay Small Or Die
    • W: Cary Bates; P: Mike Grell; I: Bill Draut; E: Murray Boltinoff, Jack Harris (assistant)
    • Story: Brainiac 5 works on a remedy for Shrinking Violet's crippling anxiety.

November

Cover art by Kurt Schaffenberger The Superman Family #175 (published November 6, 1975, cover date February/March 1976)
  • Super-Family Puzzle Page (Legion mentioned in crossword puzzle)
    • W: Bob Rozakis; E: Julius Schwartz, Murray Boltinoff

December

Cover art by Mike Grell Karate Kid #1 (published December 4, 1975, cover date March/April 1976)
  • My World Begins In Yesterday
    • W: Paul Levitz; P: Ric Estrada; I: Joe Staton; E: Joe Orlando, Paul Levitz (assistant)
Cover art by Mike Grell Superboy v1 #215 (published December 18, 1975, cover date March 1976)
  • The Final Eclipse of Sun Boy
    • W: Cary Bates; P&I: Mike Grell; E: Murray Boltinoff, Jack Harris (assistant)
    • Story: On their way back to Earth after picking up Phantom Girl on her home world, the Legionnaires find themselves in a battle with a transformed Sun boy.
    • First appearances: Gmya Wazzo, Phantom Girl's brother
  • The Hero Who Wouldn't Fight
    • W: Jim Shooter; P: Mike Grell; I: Bill Draut; E: Murray Boltinoff, Jack Harris (assistant)
    • Story: On an obscure planetoid, Cosmic Boy must find a way to save his fellow Legionnaires without using his super powers.
    • Appearances: Emerald Empress
    • Notes: New uniforms Cosmic Boy, Colossal Boy

1976

January

Cover art by Mike Grell Superboy v1 #216 (published January 22, 1976, cover date April 1976)
  • The Hero Who Hated the Legion
    • W: Cary Bates; P&I: Mike Grell; E: Murray Boltinoff, Jack Harris (assistant)
    • Story: The people of the island country of Marzal, including their super-powered champion, shun the Legionnaires when they arrive to retrieve a missing satellite.
    • First appearances: Tyroc
  • 1 + 1 = 3
    • W: Cary Bates; P&I: Mike Grell; E: Murray Boltinoff, Jack Harris (assistant)
    • Story: A peek into the lives of married ex-Legionnaires Chuck and Luornu Taine
    • Appearances: Bouncing Boy; Duo Damsel

February

Cover art by Mike Grell Karate Kid #2 (published February 12, 1976, cover date May/June 1976)
  • The International Dooms of Major Disaster
    • W: David Michelinie (as Barry Jameson); P: Ric Estrada; I: Joe Staton; E: Joe Orlando, Paul Levitz (assistant)
DCSuperStars03.jpg DC Super Stars #3 (published February 17, 1976, cover date May 1976)

March

Cover art by Mike Grell Superboy v1 #217 (published March 18, 1976, cover date June 1976)
  • The Charge of the Doomed Legionnaires
    • W: Jim Shooter; P&I: Mike Grell; E: Murray Boltinoff, Jack Harris (assistant)
    • Story: Brainiac 5 must guide his comrades from a remote location, as they battle an enemy bent on acquiring their Legion cruiser.
    • Notes: First use of transporter (teleportation) technology (Brainiac 5 is "beamed down" from ship to planet).
    • First appearances: Khund Field Marshal Lorca
  • Future Shock for Superboy
    • W: Jim Shooter; P&I: Mike Grell; E: Murray Boltinoff, Jack Harris (assistant)
    • Story: Superboy travels to the 30th century and is instantly drawn to a mysterious beauty with a startling secret.
    • First appearances: Laurel Kent

April

Cover art by Mike Grell Karate Kid #3 (published April 15, 1976, cover date July/August 1976)
  • The Ravager
    • W: David Michelinie (as Barry Jameson); P: Ric Estrada; I: Joe Staton; C: Carl Gafford; E: Joe Orlando, Paul Levitz (assistant)
Cover art by Mike Grell Superboy v1 #218 (published April 20, 1976, cover date July 1976)
  • The Super-Villain the World Never Knew
    • W: Cary Bates; P&I: Mike Grell; E: Murray Boltinoff, Jack Harris (assistant)
    • Story: The newest Legionnaire experiences a trial by fire on his first day, as he must join his new teammates in a battle against an enemy who can turn any superhero's powers against him.
    • Joins Legion: Tyroc

May

Cover art by Kurt Schaffenberger The Superman Family #178 (published May 3, 1976, cover date August/September 1976)
Cover art by Ernie Chan Super-Team Family #6 (published May 24, 1976, cover date August/September 1976)

June

Cover art by Ernie Chan (pencils, as Ernie Chua) and Mike Grell (inks) Karate Kid #4 (published June 7, 1976, cover date September/October 1976)
  • The Rage of Yesterdays Lost!
    • W: David Michelinie (as Barry Jameson); P: Ric Estrada; I: Joe Staton; C; Carl Gafford; L: Milton Snapinn; E: Joe Orlando, Paul Levitz (assistant)
Cover art by Mike Grell Superboy v1 #219 (published June 21, 1976, cover date September 1976)
  • The Plunder Ploy of the Fatal Five
    • W: Jim Shooter (from a suggestion by Ken Klaczak); P&I: Mike Grell; E: Murray Boltinoff, Jack Harris (assistant)
    • Story: The Legion must uncover the Fatal Five's newest secret project.
    • Appearances: The Fatal Five
    • Notes: A full-page Legion cruiser schematic is worked into the story.
Cover art by Mike Grell Limited Collectors' Edition #C-49 (published June 28, 1976, cover date October/November 1976)

July

Cover art by Mike Grell Superboy v1 #220 (published July 19, 1976, cover date October 1976)
  • The Super Soldiers of the Slave-Maker
    • W: Jim Shooter (from a suggestion by Ken Klaczak); P: Mike Grell; I: Bob Wiacek; E: Murray Boltinoff, Jack Harris (assistant)
    • Story: The Legionnaires must free a planet from enslavement at the hands of a warlike race.
    • First appearances: Warlord of Thargg
  • Dream Girl's Living Nightmare
    • W: Cary Bates; P: Mike Grell; I: Bob Wiacek; E: Murray Boltinoff, Jack Harris (assistant)
    • Story: Chameleon Boy tries to prevent one of Dream Girl's premonitions from coming true.
    • First appearances: Primor Nryd Gordor

August

Cover art by Ernie Chan (pencils, as Ernie Chua) and Mike Grell (inks) Karate Kid #5 (published August 2, 1976, cover date November/December 1976)
  • The Tomorrow Thief
    • W: David Michelinie (as Barry Jameson); P: Ric Estrada; I: Joe Staton; C: Liz Berube; E: Joe Orlando, Paul Levitz (assistant)
Cover art by Mike Grell Superboy v1 #221 (published August 23, 1976, cover date November 1976)
  • The Trillion-Dollar Trophies
    • W: Jim Shooter (from a suggestion by Ken Klaczak); P: Mike Grell; I: Bob Wiacek; E: Murray Boltinoff, Jack Harris (assistant)
    • Story: A pair of super-villains blackmail Legion benefactor R.J. Brande, with the Legionnaires themselves as the ransom.
    • Appearances: R.J. Brande
    • First appearances: Grimbor, Charma

September

Cover art by Mike Grell Superboy v1 #222 (published September 13, 1976, cover date December 1976)
  • This Legionnaire Is Condemned!
    • W: Cary Bates; P: Mike Grell; I: Bob Wiacek; E: Murray Boltinoff, Jack Harris (assistant)
    • Story: The Legionnaires' newest member appears to have turned renegade!
  • Death of a Legend
    • W: Jim Shooter; P: Mike Nasser; I: Bob Layton; E: Murray Boltinoff, Jack Harris (assistant)
    • Story: Three Legionnaires travel to another world to attend a ceremony honoring its superhero.
    • First appearances: Questar; the Every-Ten-Years Monster

October

Cover art by Ernie Chan (pencils, as Ernie Chua) and Mike Grell (inks) Karate Kid #6 (published October 4, 1976, cover date January/February 1977)
  • Showdown With Commander Blud!
    • W: David Michelinie (as Barry Jameson); P: Ric Estrada; I: Joe Staton; E: Joe Orlando, Dennis O'Neil (story)
Cover art by Mike Grell Superboy v1 #223 (published October 18, 1976, cover date January 1976)
  • We Can't Escape the Trap In Time!
    • W: Jim Shooter; P: Mike Grell; I: Bob Wiacek; E: Murray Boltinoff
    • Story: The Legionnaires engage in solo battles with their old enemy, The Time Trapper, seemingly all at the same time.
    • Appearances: Time Trapper
    • First appearances: Pulsar Stargrave, Holdur, Quicksand

November

Cover art by Mike Grell Superboy v1 #224 (published November 15, 1976, cover date February 1977)
  • When Stargrave Strikes!
    • W: Jim Shooter; P: Mike Grell; I: Bob Wiacek; E: Denny O'Neil
    • Story: A super-powerful opponent works to forcibly recruit the Legion to help him accomplish a cosmic goal.
    • Appearances: Pulsar Stargrave, Holdur, Quicksand

December

Cover art by Mike Grell Karate Kid #7 (published December 6, 1976, cover date March/April 1977)
  • The Gyro-Master Strikes Twice!
    • W: David Michelinie (as Barry Jameson); P: Ric Estrada; I: Joe Staton; E: Joe Orlando, Dennis O'Neil (story)
Cover art by Mike Grell Superboy v1 #225 (published December 20, 1976, cover date March 1977)
  • And Who Shall Lead Them?
    • W: Paul Levitz; P: James Sherman; I: Bob Wiacek; E: Denny O'Neil
    • Story: Superboy challenges the right of Wildfire to become Legion Leader.
    • Elected Legion Leader: Wildfire
    • First appearances: Resource Raiders
  • A Matter of Priorities
    • W: Paul Levitz; P: Mike Nasser; I: Bob Wiacek; E: Denny O'Neil
    • Story: Hot-headed Timber Wolf cannot seem to stay within the parameters of his undercover mission, jeopardizing its success.
    • First appearances: Tseln of Thaun, Ambassador Relnic

1977

January

Cover art by Mike Grell Superboy v1 #226 (published January 17, 1977, cover date April 1977)
  • The Dazzling Debut of Dawnstar! (1st app. Dawnstar, joins)
    • W: Paul Levitz; P: James Sherman; I: Jack Abel; E: Denny O'Neil
    • Story: A super-powered teen who can track anything anywhere helps the Legion to apprehend the criminal organization behind the Resource Raiders.
    • First appearance, joins Legion: Dawnstar
  • Five Against One
    • W: Paul Levitz; P: Mike Nasser; I: Jack Abel; E: Denny O'Neil
    • Story: Brainiac 5 begins his journey to fulfill his promise to Stargrave.
    • Appearances: cameo Stargrave, Mordru statue
    • First appearance: Star Stone
Cover art by Mike Grell Karate Kid #8 (published January 31, 1977, cover date May/June 1977)
  • Pandemonium ... Panic ... Pulsar!
    • W: David Michelinie (as Barry Jameson); P: Ric Estrada; I: Joe Staton; C: Liz Berube; E: Joe Orlando, Dennis O'Neil (story)

February

Cover art by Mike Grell Superboy v1 #227 (published February 14, 1977, cover date May 1977)
  • War At World's End!
    • W: Gerry Conway; P: Joe Staton; I: Jack Abel; E: Denny O'Neil
    • Story: The Legion's encounter with Pulsar Stargrave concludes.
    • Appearances: Stargrave, Holdur, Quicksand

March

Cover art by Al Milgrom DC Special #28 (published March 7, 1977, cover date June/July 1977)
  • The City That Stopped -- Dead!
    • W: Paul Levitz; P: Arvell Jones; I: Bob Layton; C: Liz Berube; L: Bill Morse; E: Paul Levitz
Cover art by Mike Grell Superboy v1 #228 (published March 21, 1977, cover date June 1977)
  • That A World Might Live ... A Legionnaire Must Die!
    • W: Paul Levitz; P: James Sherman; I: Jack Abel; C: Liz Berube; E: Denny O'Neil
    • Story: The Legion Espionage Squad goes undercover to stop the Governor of Australia's plans to take over the Earth.
    • Appearances: Dark Circle
    • First appearances: Deregon
    • Deaths: Chemical King

April

Cover art by Al Milgrom Karate Kid #9 (published April 4, 1977, cover date July/August 1977)
  • The Black Belt Contract
    • W: David Michelinie (as Barry Jameson); P: Ric Estrada; I: Joe Staton; C: Carl Gafford; E: Joe Orlando, Dennis O'Neil (story)
Cover art by Mike Grell Superboy v1 #229 (published April 18, 1977, cover date July 1977)
  • Hunt for a Hero-Killer
    • W: Paul Levitz; P: James Sherman; I: Jack Abel; C: Liz Berube; L: Bill Morse; E: Denny O'Neil
    • Story: Wildfire assembles a team to hunt down Deregon, the villain who caused the death of one of their own.
    • Appearances: Dark Circle, Night Girl, Deregon

May

Cover art by Mike Grell Superboy v1 #230 (published May 16, 1977, cover date August 1977)
  • The Creature Who Conned the Legion
    • W: Paul Levitz; P: James Sherman; I: Jack Abel; C: Liz Berube; L: Bill Morse; E: Denny O'Neil
    • Story: Five Legionnaires must determine the cause of sudden mysterious earthquakes that rock a planet.
    • First appearances: Sden of Trevenon
  • The Day Bouncing Boy Bounced Back
    • W: Paul Levitz; P: Mike Nasser; I: Jack Abel; C: Liz Berube; E: Denny O'Neil
    • Story: While the Legionnaires are attending the funeral of Chemical King, Bouncing Boy guards Legion HQ, and must deal with an intruder solo.
    • Appearances: Officer Dvron
    • Notes: Bouncing Boy regains his super powers.

June

Cover art by Al Milgrom (pencils) and Jack Abel (inks) Karate Kid #10 (published June 6, 1977, cover date September/October 1977)
  • Death-Duel on Orando
    • W: David Michelinie (as Barry Jameson); P: Ric Estrada; I: Jack Abel; C: Carl Gafford; E: Joe Orlando, Dennis O'Neil (story)
Cover art by Mike Grell Superboy and the Legion Of Super-Heroes #231 (published June 20, 1977, cover date September 1977)
  • A Day in the Death of a World (series title formally changed)
    • W: Paul Levitz; P: James Sherman; I: Jack Abel; C: Liz Berube; E: Denny O'Neil
    • Story: The Legion battles the Fatal Five in an epic effort to save a race before their sun goes nova.
    • Appearances: The Fatal Five
Cover art by Kurt Schaffenberger Adventure Comics #453 (published June 27, 1977, cover date September/October 1977)
  • You Too Can Be A Super-Hero!
    • W: Bob Rozakis; P: John Calnan; I: Murphy Anderson; C: Liz Berube; L: Ben Oda; E: Paul Levitz
    • Refers to the events of Superboy v1 #230 and involves Mordru's crystal from that story.

July

Cover art by Dick Dillin (pencils) and Frank McLaughlin (inks) Justice League of America v1 #147 (published July 4, 1977, cover date October 1977)
  • Crisis In the 30th Century! (JLA/JSA/LSH team-up)
    • W: Paul Levitz, Martin Pasko (script); P: Dick Dillin; I: Frank McLaughlin; C: Anthony Tollin; L: Milton Snapinn; E: Julius Schwartz
    • Story: To save their friends, held hostage by Mordru the Merciless, members of the Legion join members of the Justice League and Justice Society in retrieving three mystical objects that could spell doom for the Universe.
    • Appearances: Justice Society, Mordru
    • First appearances: Abnegazar, Rath, Ghast, Antareans, Timeless Ones of Gendix, Vaxonian Governing Council, extra-dimensional female brooding monsters
    • First mention: Red Jar of Calythos, Green Bell of Uthool, Silver Wheel of Nyalthor
Cover art by Neal Adams Limited Collectors' Edition #C-52 (published July 7, 1977, cover date 1977)
Cover art by Mike Grell Superboy and the Legion Of Super-Heroes #232 (published July 18, 1977, cover date October 1977)
  • The Disease That Wouldn't Die!
    • W: Gerry Conway; P: Ric Estrada; I: Jack Abel; C: Liz Berube; L: Clem Robbins; E: Denny O'Neil
    • Story: The Legionnaires battle a deadly disease that causes its victims to steadily shrink in size.
    • Appearances: Dr. Regulus
    • First appearances: The Immune
    • Notes: 1st mention Klordny festival. New uniform Colossal Boy. First use new Legion communicator.

August

Cover art by Al Milgrom (pencils) and Jack Abel (inks) Karate Kid #11 (published August 1, 1977, cover date November/December 1977)
  • Disasters of Yesteryear
    • W: Jack C. Harris; P&I: Ric Estrada; E: Joe Orlando, Dennis O'Neil (story)
Cover art by Rich Buckler (pencils) and Jack Abel (inks) Justice League of America v1 #148 (published August 1, 1977, cover date November 1977)
  • Crisis In Triplicate!
    • W: Paul Levitz, Martin Pasko (script); P: Dick Dillin; I: Frank McLaughlin; C: Anthony Tollin; L: Milton Snapinn; E: Julius Schwartz
    • Story: Each of the three demons un-imprisoned by Mordru chooses one of the three super-hero teams to fight as his agent for dominion over the universe.
    • Appearances: Justice Society, Mordru, Abnegazar, Rath, Ghast
    • Notes: First use of Geolab
Cover art by Joe Staton (pencils) and Bob Layton (inks) DC Super-Stars #17 (published August 22, 1977, cover date November/December 1977)
  • The Secret of the Quintile Crystal
Cover art by Mike Grell Superboy and the Legion Of Super-Heroes #233 (published August 22, 1977, cover date November 1977)
  • The Infinite Man Who Conquered the Legion! (1st app. Infinite Man)
    • W: Paul Levitz; P: James Sherman; I: Bob Wiacek; C: Liz Berube; L: Ben Oda; E: Denny O'Neil
    • Story: The Legion battles a creature with infinite control over space and time.
    • Appearances: Rond Vidar, Timeless Ones
    • First appearances: Sklarian Raiders, Infinite Man (Jaxon Rugarth), High Seer Beren of Naltor,
  • The Final Illusion
    • W: Paul Levitz; P: Mike Nasser; I: Bob Layton; C: Liz Berube; L: Ben Oda; E: Denny O'Neil
    • Story: Princess Projectra falls into a coma, and it's up to Chameleon Boy, Saturn Girl, and Dream Girl to find a way to bring her out of it.

September

Cover art by Mike Grell Superboy and the Legion Of Super-Heroes #234 (published September 19, 1977, cover date December 1977)
  • Wanted -- Dead or Alive: The Composite Legionnaire
    • W: Gerry Conway; P: Ric Estrada; I: Jack Abel; C: Tony Tollin; L: Ben Oda; E: Al Milgrom
    • Story: The Legion must find a way to stop a powerful, rampaging creature made up of four merged members.
    • First appearances: Composite Legionnaire, Bounty
  • What's So Special About Legion Fandom
    • W: Jay L. Zilber; P&I: Mike Grell; E: Al Milgrom
Cover art by Neal Adams Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes Tempo Books paperback, 1977
  • Reprint of Superboy's Darkest Secret from Superboy v1 #158
  • 2nd reprint of The Six Legged Legionnaire from Adventure Comics #355, April, 1967
  • 1st reprint of Curse of the Blood Crystals from Superboy v1 #188, July, 1972
  • 1st reprint of The Legionnaires Who Never Were from Action Comics v1 #392, September, 1970

October

Cover art by Rich Buckler (pencils) and Jack Abel (inks) Karate Kid #12 (published October 3, 1977, cover date January/February 1978)
  • The Time of Your Death!
    • W: Bob Rozakis; P: Juan Ortiz; I: Bob McLeod; C: Anthony Tollin; L: Milton Snapinn; E: Joe Orlando, Al Milgrom (story)
Cover art by Mike Grell Superboy and the Legion Of Super-Heroes #235 (published October 17, 1977, cover date January 1978)
  • The Legion's Super-Secret
    • W: Paul Levitz; P: Mike Grell; I: Vince Colletta; C: Jerry Serpe; L: Milton Snapinn; E: Al Milgrom
    • Story: When their annual "brainwashing" methods fails, the Legion must work to keep Superboy from discovering a vital secret.
    • Appearances: Sklarian Raiders
    • Notes: First mention Life Institute, Technos Laboratories
  • Trial of the Legion Five
    • W: Gerry Conway; P: George Tuska; I: Vince Colletta; C: Jerry Serpe; L: Ben Oda; E: Al Milgrom
    • Story: Five Legionnaires on trial for murder must prove their innocence before the Earth Council Supreme Court
    • First appearances: Marko and Redvik Chang, Titanian Psycho-Beast
  • Legionnaire Profile: Karate Kid
    • W: Jay L. Zilber; P&I: Win Mortimer; E: Al Milgrom
Cover art by José Luis Garcia-Lopez The Superman Family #187 (published October 17, 1977, cover date January/February 1978)
  • The Dealers of Death (Elastic Lad)
    • W: Tom DeFalco; P: Win Mortimer; I: Joe Orlando; C: Jerry Serpe; L: Ben Oda; E: E. Nelson Bridwell
  • A Phoenix of Steel! (Elastic Lad)
    • W: Gerry Conway; P: Curt Swan; I: Jack Abel; C: Tony Tollin; L: Ben Oda; E: E. Nelson Bridwell

November

Cover art by Mike Grell (pencils) and Joe Rubinsten (inks) Superboy and the Legion Of Super-Heroes #236 (published November 21, 1977, cover date February 1978)
  • A World Born Anew!
    • W: Paul Levitz, Paul Kupperberg; P: James Sherman; I: Bob McLeod; C: Tony Tollin; L: Ben Oda; E: Al Milgrom
    • Story" On his home world, Braal, Cosmic Boy must enlist the help of his fellow Legionnaires to defeat the villain who wants to re-form the topography of the planet.
    • Appearances: Night Girl, Pol Krinn
    • First appearances: Worldsmith
    • Notes: First mention of the Braalian game, magnoball
  • Mon-El's One-Man War!
    • W: Paul Levitz; P: Mike Nasser; I: Joe Rubinsten, Rick Bryant; C: Mike Nasser; L: Ben Oda; E: Al Milgrom
    • Mon-El's vacation is interrupted by an attack on the experimental star mine he is visiting at the outer rim of the galaxy.
    • Appearances: Warlord Charlak and Khunds
  • Words Never Spoken!
    • W: Paul Levitz; P: Mike Nasser; I: Joe Rubinsten; C: Tony Tollin; L: Milton Snapinn; E: Al Milgrom
    • Story: Lightning Lad proposes, and Saturn Girl seeks help to make a decision on whether to accept and leave the Legion.
    • First appearances: Professor Vndaar of the Titan Institute of Psychic Science
    • Notes: First mention Sensacomp Stimulator
Cover art by Rich Buckler (pencils) and Bob McLeod (inks) Karate Kid #13 (published November 28, 1977, cover date March/April 1978)
  • Tomorrow's Battle ... Yesterday!
    • W: Bob Rozakis; P: Juan Ortiz; I: Bob McLeod; C: Anthony Tollin; L: Milton Snapinn; E: Joe Orlando, Al Milgrom (story)

November

Cover art by Mike Grell All-New Collectors' Edition #C-55 (published December 12, 1977, cover date 1978)
  • The Millennium Massacre (marriage Saturn Girl/ Lightning Lad)
    • W: Paul Levitz; P: Mike Grell; I: Vinve Colletta; C: Jerry Serpe, Tony Tollin; L: Gaspar Saladino; E: Joe Orlando (Managing Editor), Paul Levitz (Editorial Consultant)
    • Story: As Superboy arrives in the 30th century for the marriage of two of the Legion's charter members, he discovers that history has changed and the galaxy is at war.
    • Appearances: Time Trapper
    • First appearances: Oseldan Khan and the Lunarites
  • The Origins and Powers of the Legionnaires
    • W: Paul Levitz; P: James Sherman; I: Jack Abel; C: Jerry Serpe, Tony Tollin; L: Gaspar Saladino; E: Joe Orlando (Managing Editor), Paul Levitz (Editorial Consultant)

December

Cover art by Mike Grell (pencils) and Joe Rubinsten (inks) Superboy and the Legion Of Super-Heroes #237 (published December 19, 1977, cover date March 1978)
  • No Price Too High
    • W: Paul Levitz, Paul Kupperberg; P: Walter Simonson; I: Jack Abel; C: Adrienne Roy; L: Ben Oda; E: Al Milgrom
    • Story: Following the farewell ceremony of Garth and Imra Ardeen Ranzz on the Brande estate, R.J. Brande is held hostage by a bitter foe, and the Legion must ransom him by bringing back three objects.
    • Appearances: Khunds
    • First appearances: Arma Getten, Graxls

1978

January

Cover art by Jim Starlin Superboy and the Legion Of Super-Heroes #238 (published January 23, 1978, cover date April 1978)
  • 1st reprint the classic Jim Shooter two-part story from Adventure Comics #359 (Part 1, "The Outlawed Legionnaire") and #360 (Part 2, "The Legion Chain Gang"), August and September, 1967

February

Cover art by Rich Buckler (pencils) and Frank Giacoia (inks) Karate Kid #14 (published February 6, 1978, cover date May/June 1978)
  • Diamondeth Is Forever! (Robin x-over)
    • W: Bob Rozakis; P: Juan Ortiz; I: Bruce Patterson; C: Mario Sen; L: Milton Snapinn; E: Joe Orlando, Al Milgrom (story)
Cover art by José Luis Garcia-Lopez The Superman Family #189 (published February 13, 1978, cover date May/June 1978)
  • Memories of Menace! (20th century Mon-El appearance in Phantom Zone)
    • W: Jack C. Harris; P: Jack Abel; I: Frank Giacoia; C: Cory Adams; L: Jean Simek; E: E. Nelson Bridwell
Cover art by Mike Grell (pencils) and Joe Rubinsten (inks) Superboy and the Legion Of Super-Heroes #239 (published February 20, 1978, cover date May 1978)
  • Murder Most Foul
    • W: Jim Starlin, Paul Levitz (dialogue and plot assist); P: Jim Starlin; I: Joe Rubinstein; C: Cory Adams; L: Ben Oda; E: Al Milgrom
    • Story: While answering an urgent summons to his homeworld of Rimbor, Ultra Boy is ambushed, and wakes to find himself wanted for the murder of an old flame.
    • Appearances: Marla
    • First appearances: An Ryd
  • Analyzing Chameleon Boy's Power
    • W: Mike Flynn

March

Cover art by Mike Grell (pencils) and Joe Rubinsten (inks) Superboy and the Legion Of Super-Heroes #240 (published March 20, 1978, cover date June 1978)
  • The Man Who Manacled the Legion
    • W: Paul Levitz (plot), Jack Harris (dialogue); P: Howard Chaykin; I: Bob Wiacek; C: Cory Adams; L: Shelly Leferman; E: Al Milgrom
    • Story: An old foe with a personal vendetta against the Legion holds the President of Earth captive.
    • Appearances: Grimbor, President Kandru of Earth
  • Dawnstar Rising
    • W: Paul Levitz (plot), Paul Kupperberg (dialogue); P: James Sherman; I: Bob McCleod; C: Adrienne Roy; L: Shelly Leferman; E: Al Milgrom
    • Story: During her training in the Legion Academy, Dawnstar learns a lesson about working as a team.
    • Appearances: Laurel Kent
    • First appearances: Shadow Lad, Jed Rikane
  • The Age of Heroes
    • W: Jay L. Zilber

April

Cover art by Rich Buckler (pencils) and Jack Abel (inks) Karate Kid #15 (published April 3, 1978, cover date July/August 1978)
  • Bring Back My Future To Me!
    • W: Bob Rozakis, Jack C. Harris (co-plot); P&I: Juan Ortiz; C: Mario Sen; L: Clem Robbins; E: Joe Orlando, Al Milgrom (story)
Cover art by James Sherman (pencils) and Joe Rubinstein (inks) Superboy and the Legion Of Super-Heroes #241 (published April 17, 1978, cover date July 1978)
  • Prologue To Earthwar
    • W: Paul Levitz; P: James Sherman; I: Bob McCleod; C: Cory Adams; L: Ben Oda; E: Al Milgrom
    • Story: While some of the Legionnaires serve offworld as security for a diplomatic meeting, others battle an old enemy faction that has unexpectedly resumed its operations.
    • Appearances: Resource Raiders, Ambassador Relnic
    • First Appearances: Ontiir of Tsuron, Science Officer Shvaughn Erin
  • My Brother's Keeper
    • W: Paul Levitz (plot), Paul Kupperberg (writer); P: Arvell Jones; I: Dan Bulanadi; C: Cory Adams; L: Shelly Leferman; E: Al Milgrom
    • Story: Timber Wolf and Light Lass answers a request for aide from her home world Winath, where her brother, Lightning Lord, has returned after escaping from prison.
    • Appearances: Lightning Lord
  • Magic and the Legion (Part 1)
    • W: Len Rosenberg

May

Cover art by Jim Sherman (pencils) and Bob McLeod (inks) Kamandi, the Last Boy on Earth #58 (published May 1, 1978, cover date August/September 1978)
  • Enter: the Legionnaire (Karate Kid x-over, cont. from #353)
    • W: Jack C. Harris; P: Dick Ayers; I: Danny Bulanadi; C: Mario Sen; L: Shelly Leferman; E: Joe Orlando, Al Milgrom (story)
Cover art by James Sherman (pencils) and Joe Rubinstein (inks) Superboy and the Legion Of Super-Heroes #242 (published May 15, 1978, cover date August 1978)
    • Story: As four Legionnaires watch over vital peace talks between the Dominators and United Planets Diplomats on Weber's World, the Khunds attack Earth.
    • Appearances: Khunds, Ambassador Relnic, Ontiir of Tsuron
  • Startarget: Earth
    • W: Paul Levitz; P: James Sherman; I: Bob McCleod; C: Cory Adams; L: Ben Oda; E: Al Milgrom
  • Girls' Night Out
    • W: Paul Levitz (plot), Paul Kupperberg (writer); P: Arvell Jones; I: Dan Bulanadi; C: Gene D'Angelo; L: Shelly Leferman; E: Al Milgrom
    • Story: Four female Legionnaires' "girls' night out" is spoiled when a gang of thugs take them hostage.
    • First appearances: Science Police Deputy Commander Ilni Cerrell
  • Magic and the Legion (Part 2)
    • W: Len Rosenberg

June

Cover art by José Luis Garcia-Lopez (pencils), Dan Adkins (inks) and Todd Klein (lettering) DC Comics Presents #2 (published June 12, 1978, cover date September/October 1978)
  • Race to the End of Time!
    • W: Martin Pasko; P: José Luis Garcia-Lopez; I: Dan Adkins; C: Jerry Serpe; L: Clem Robins; E: Julius Schwartz
    • Legion cameo
Cover art by Mike Grell (pencils) and Joe Rubinsten (inks) Superboy and the Legion Of Super-Heroes #243 (published June 19, 1978, cover date September 1978)
  • Earth's Last Stand
    • W: Paul Levitz; P: Joe Staton; I: Jack Abel; C: Cory Adams; L: Jean Simek; E: Al Milgrom
    • Story: As the peace council on Weber's World is itself attacked, and the Khunds' invasion of Earth continues, it appears that Earth will only survive with the help of heroes besides the Legionnaires.
    • Appearances: Dominators, Khunds, Ontiir of Tsuron, Ambassador Relnic, Legion of Substitute Heroes, Legion Reserve, Science Officer Shvaughn Erin
Cover art by Alex Saviuk Cancelled Comic Cavalcade #2 Fall 1978
  • Into the Vortex
    • Story which would have appeared in the unpublished Kamandi #59. Includes flashback to Karate Kid crossover story and image of Legion HQ.

July

Cover art by James Sherman (pencils) and Joe Rubinstein (inks) Superboy and the Legion Of Super-Heroes #244 (published July 17, 1978, cover date April 1978)
  • The Dark Circle That Crushed Earth
    • W: Paul Levitz; P: Joe Staton; I: Joe Giella; C: Cory Adams; L: Ben Oda; E: Al Milgrom
    • Story: As the fighting on Earth continues, several mysteries appear to unravel as to who is behind the attacks, and an old arch-enemy resurfaces.
    • Appearances: Khunds, Ontiir of Tsuron, The Dark Circle, The Legion Reserve, Shvaugn Erin, Mordru

August

Cover art by Al Milgrom (pencils) and Joe Rubinstein (inks) Superboy and the Legion Of Super-Heroes #245 (published August 21, 1978, cover date November 1978)
  • Mordru Master of Earth!
    • W: Paul Levitz; P: Joe Staton; I: Murphy Anderson; C: Cory Adams; L: Ben Oda; E: Al Milgrom
    • Story: In the epic conclusion of the Earthwar Saga, four heroes are left standing and must use their wits more than their brawn to defeat their greatest foe and save their comrades, as well as Earth itself.
    • Appearances: Mordru, Legion Reserve; Cameos: Legion of Substitute Heroes, Ontiir of Tsuron, Ambassador Relnic, Dominators, Khunds

September

Cover art by Mike Grell Superboy and the Legion Of Super-Heroes #246 (published September 18, 1978, cover date December 1978)
  • Will the Last One To Leave Mercury Please Close the Planet?
    • W: Paul Levitz (plot), Len Wein (script); P: Joe Staton; I: Dick Giordano; C: Glynis Wein; L: Ben Oda; E: Al Milgrom, Jack Harris
    • Story: On what they mistakenly believe to be a search and rescue operation for a missing comrade, a team of Legionnaires stumble on a mystery that, in the end, only Sun Boy can successfully resolve.
    • First appearances: Iris Jacobs, Dr. Zebx, Thermoids
  • A World for the Winning!
    • W: Len Wein; P: Joe Staton; I: Murphy Anderson; C: Glynis Wein; L: Todd Klein; E: Al Milgrom, Jack Harris
    • Story: Three Legionnaires on a diplomatic assignment meet what they least expect when two delegates from Corvan IV arrive on Earth, requesting admission into the United Planets.
    • Appearances: The Fatal Five
Cover art by ?? Superman Tempo Books paperback, 1978

October

Cover art by Joe Staton (pencils) and Dick Giordano (inks) Superboy and the Legion Of Super-Heroes #247 (published October 23, 1978, cover date January 1979)
  • Savage Sanctuary!
    • W: Len Wein; P: Joe Staton; I: Jack Abel; C: Glynis Wein; L: Ben Oda; E: Jack Harris
    • Story: In the conclusion of the Legion's latest encounter with the Fatal Five, Superboy returns to Corvan IV to rescue his teammates.
    • Appearances: Fatal Five, Corvanites
  • Celebration!
    • W: Paul Levitz; P: Joe Staton; I: David Hunt; C: Cory Adams; L: Mike Stevens; E: Jack Harris
    • Story: Inside the Legion Clubhouse, several mysterious events occur that seem intended to impede the Legionnaires' progress toward electing a new Legion Leader.
    • Elected Legion Leader: Lightning Lad

November

Cover art by Ramona Fradon (pencils) and Bob Smith (inks) Super Friends v1 #17 (published November 26, 1978, cover date February 1979)
  • Trapped In Two Times!
    • W: E. Nelson Bridwell; P: Ramona Fradon; I: Bob Smith; C: Jerry Serpe; L: Ben Oda; E: Julius Schwartz
    • Appearances: Time Trapper (behind the scenes)
    • Notes: Superman explains the Time Trapper's background, including his clashes with the Legion. Wonder Woman states that she has encountered him before as the Time Master, which must be a reference to Wonder Woman v1 #101. Mon-El, Daxam, and his 1,000 year stay in the Phantom Zone are mentioned.
Cover art by Joe Staton (pencils) and Dick Giordano (inks) Superboy and the Legion Of Super-Heroes #248 (published November 26, 1978, cover date February 1979)
  • Beneath the Streets Lurks ... Death!
    • W: Gerry Conway; P: Joe Staton; I: David Hunt; C: Gene D'Angelo; L: Ben Oda; E: Jack Harris
    • Story: While investigating a technical problem in the sewers of Metropolis, a team of Legionnaires are ambushed by a mysterious creature, and one Legionnaire falls.
    • Appearances: R.J. Brande, the slime creature

December

Cover art by Kurt Schaffenberger Super Friends v1 #18 (published December 25, 1978, cover date March 1979)
  • Manhunt In Time!
    • W: E. Nelson Bridwell; P: Kurt Schaffenberger; I: Bob Smith; C: Jerry Serpe; L: Ben Oda; E: Julius Schwartz
    • Appearances: Time Trapper
Cover art by Joe Staton (pencils) and Dick Giordano (inks) Superboy and the Legion Of Super-Heroes #249 (published December 25, 1978, cover date March 1979)
  • Capital Crimes of the Chemical Conqueror
    • W: Gerry Conway; P: Joe Staton; I: Jack Abel; C: Gene D'Angelo; L: Ben Oda; E: Jack Harris
    • Story: When a second Legionnaire falls prey to the slime creature, Brainiac 5's examination of his comatose form provides the clue he needs to determine who is behind the attack.
    • Appearances: Chemical Conqueror, Chemoid
  • The Arctoraan Jewel Case (Chameleon Boy solo story)
    • W: Paul Kupperberg; P&I: Joe Staton; C: Adrienne Roy; L: Todd Klein; E: Jack Harris
    • Story: Chameleon Boy uses his unique abilities to help the science police thwart a blackmailer.
    • First appearances: Commander Hagbard, Ambassador Jeryl, Giy Delor

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