Legion Publication History/Series/Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes

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This page gathers the information pertaining to all issues of Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes from the regular pages of the Legion Publication History.

Issues titled on the cover as Superboy Starring the Legion of Super-Heroes are listed under Superboy v1. The series later continued as Legion of Super-Heroes v2

Preboot (Pre-Crisis)

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 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 costume Colossal Boy. First use new Legion communicator.
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!
    • 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.
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 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 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
  • 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
  • Words Never Spoken!
    • W: Paul Levitz; P: Mike Nasser; I: Joe Rubinsten; C: Tony Tollin; L: Milton Snapinn; E: Al Milgrom
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
Cover art by Jim Starlin Superboy and the Legion Of Super-Heroes #238 (published January 23, 1978, cover date April 1978)
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
  • Analyzing Chameleon Boy's Power
    • W: Mike Flynn
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
  • Dawnstar Rising
    • W: Paul Levitz (plot), Paul Kupperberg (dialogue); P: James Sherman; I: Bob McCleod; C: Adrienne Roy; L: Shelly Leferman; E: Al Milgrom
  • The Age of Heroes
    • W: Jay L. Zilber
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
  • 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
  • Magic and the Legion (Part 1)
    • W: Len Rosenberg
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)
  • 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
  • Magic and the Legion (Part 2)
    • W: Len Rosenberg
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
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
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
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
  • 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
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
  • Celebration! (Lightning Lad elected leader)
    • W: Paul Levitz; P: Joe Staton; I: David Hunt; C: Cory Adams; L: Mike Stevens; E: Jack Harris
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
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
  • The Arctoraan Jewel Case (Chameleon Boy solo story)
    • W: Paul Kupperberg; P&I: Joe Staton; C: Adrienne Roy; L: Todd Klein; E: Jack Harris
Cover art by Joe Staton and Dick Giordano Superboy and the Legion Of Super-Heroes #250 (published January 22, 1979, cover date April 1979)
  • This Is the Day the Universe Dies!
    • W: Jim Starlin (as "Steve Apollo", plot & layouts), Paul Levitz (script); P&I: Dave Hunt (finished art); C: Gene D'Angelo; L: Ben Oda; E: Jack C. Harris
Cover art by Joe Staton and Dick Giordano Superboy and the Legion Of Super-Heroes #251 (published February 19, 1979, cover date May 1979)
  • The Man Who Destroyed the Universe!
    • W: Jim Starlin (as "Steve Apollo", plot & layouts), Paul Levitz (script); P&I: Dave Hunt (finished art); C: Gene D'Angelo; L: Ben Oda; E: Jack C. Harris
Cover art by Dick Giordano Superboy and the Legion Of Super-Heroes #252 (published March 19, 1979, cover date June 1979)
  • Postscript To Holocaust
    • W: Gerry Conway; P: Joe Staton; I: Dave Hunt; C: Gene D'Angelo; L: Ben Oda; E: Jack C. Harris
Cover art by Dick Giordano Superboy and the Legion Of Super-Heroes #253 (published April 23, 1979, cover date July 1979)
  • Night of the Super-Assassins!
    • W: Gerry Conway; P: Joe Staton; I: Frank Chiaramonte; C: Gene D'Angelo; L: Ben Oda; E: Jack C. Harris
    • First appearances: Blok
Cover art by Dick Giordano Superboy and the Legion Of Super-Heroes #254 (published May 21, 1979, cover date August 1979)
  • A Madman Shall Lead Them
    • W: Gerry Conway; P: Joe Staton; I: Dave Hunt; C: Gene D'Angelo; L: Todd Klein; E: Jack C. Harris
Cover art by Dick Giordano Superboy and the Legion Of Super-Heroes #255 (published June 18, 1979, cover date September 1979)
  • The Super-Spectacles Swipe!
    • W: Gerry Conway; P: Joe Staton; I: Vince Colletta; C: Gene D'Angelo; L: Ben Oda; E: Jack C. Harris
Cover art by Dick Giordano Superboy and the Legion Of Super-Heroes #256 (published July 16, 1979, cover date October 1979)
  • This Is Your Life -- And Death, Brainiac 5!
    • W: Gerry Conway; P: Joe Staton; I: Dave Hunt; C: Gene D'Angelo; L: Ben Oda; E: Jack C. Harris
Cover art by Dick Giordano Superboy and the Legion Of Super-Heroes #257 (published August 20, 1979, cover date November 1979)
  • Who Stole the Legion?
    • W: Gerry Conway; P: Joe Staton; I: Dave Hunt; C: Gene D'Angelo; L: Ben Oda; E: Jack C. Harris
  • Once A Legionnaire ... !
    • W: Gerry Conway; P: Steve Ditko; I: Dan Adkins; C: Gene D'Angelo; L: Ben Oda; E: Jack C. Harris
Art by Dick Giordano Superboy and the Legion Of Super-Heroes #258 (published September 24, 1979, cover date December 1979)
  • The Mind-Attack of the Psycho-Warrior!
    • W: Gerry Conway; P: Joe Staton; I: Dave Hunt; C: Gene D'Angelo; L: Milton Snapinn; E: Jack C. Harris
Legion Publication History

1958-19641965-19701971-19781979-19821983-19861986-19891989-19941994-1996
1997-19981998-19991999-20012001-20042004-20062007200820092010201120122013-2014
Adult LegionHomage and ParodyL.E.G.I.O.N.PrecursorsReferenceReprints
SpinoffsSeries IndexChronological IndexIndividual series pagesColour key