Legion of Super-Heroes v2 300

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Legion of Super-Heroes v2 #300
Preboot » Pre-Crisis
Cover created by 34 different artists
(see details below)
Story title The Future is Forever!
Previous story The Legion of Super-Heroes v2 #299:Not a Ghost of a Chance
Next story The Legion of Super-Heroes v2 #301:Different Paths, Different Dooms
Publication date March 17, 1983
Cover date June 1983
Plot Paul Levitz & Keith Giffen
Script Paul Levitz
Penciller(s) Keith Giffen, Kurt Schaffenberger, Howard Bender, Curt Swan, Dave Cockrum, Jim Sherman, Joe Staton
Inker(s) Larry Mahlstedt, Kurt Schaffenberger, Frank Giacoia, Dan Adkins, Dave Cockrum, Jim Sherman, Dick Giordano
Letterer John Costanza
Colourist Carl Gafford
Editor Karen Berger
Cover artist(s) 34 different artists and penciller/inker teams. See details in Cover Contest details

The Future Is Forever!


Key Quotes and Catchphrases

Roll Call



Supporting characters

Other characters

Planets and Settings

Technology, Gadgets and Other Neat Stuff

Alien Wildlife


Errors and Oddities

Easter Eggs

First appearances

Reboot Reference Kit


Cover Contest

This issue's cover was created by a collaborative effort of 34 different artists, each artist or penciller/inker team handling a different character in the group portrait. To make things more interesting and fun, DC challenged the readers to identify which artists had handled each character, with a prize for the most accurate answer list. If you would like to try your own hand at matching artists with their work, the details of the contest rules are provided below, exactly as they appeared at the end of the Legion Outpost letter column in that issue. For a list of the contest answers, see the answer page.


Be the first and only one in your (or any other) neighborhood to win a page of original Keith Giffen/Larry Mahlstedt art from this very issue!

As you no doubt noticed, this special anniversary issue's most singular cover required the talents of 34 (count 'em, 34) various artists. To the first eagle-eyed reader who correctly identifies who did what to whom, and how (and who qualifies under the rules below)—we will be awarding the above-mentioned piece of art—autographed by the entire regular creative team of the Legion, suitable for framing, bartering, or enclosure in the time capsule of your choice!


  1. Every character must be listed in the same order as below, followed by the name of the pencil/ink artist or penciller/inker team, who illustrated that particular character.
  2. To qualify, your answer must be postmarked no later than April 15th, 1983 and should be addressed to Legion #300 Contest, 666 Fifth Ave., N.Y., N.Y. 10103.
  3. In the event there is more than one totally correct entry, the following method will be used to determine the winner:
First: the earliest postmark on a totally correct entry; if still tied, then
Second: a random drawing from all totally correct entries bearing the earliest postmark
  1. If there is no totally correct entry, then the above rules will be applied to all entries with the highest total of correct artist identifications.

That's it! Pretty easy, right? REMEMBER: Every figure was handled by a DIFFERENT artist or penciller/inker team. CLUE: Keith Giffen pencilled two figures.

THE CHARACTERS ARE: (from left to right, starting with the top row) Supergirl, Invisible Kid, Colossal Boy, Dawnstar, Superboy, Sun Boy, White Witch, Karate Kid, Queen Projectra, Timber Wolf, Phantom Girl, Shrinking Violet, Blok, Star Boy, Dream Girl, Brainiac Five, Ultra Boy, Wildfire, Cosmic Boy, Saturn Girl, Lightning Lad, Mon-el, Element Lad, Chameleon Boy, Proty, Shadow Lass/Woman, Duo Damsel, Bouncing Boy.

Those who only pencilled a figure: Ross Andru, Howard Bender, Gene Colan, Keith Giffen (2), Ed Hannigan, Carmine Infantino, Larry Mahlstedt, George Tuska.

Those who only inked a figure: Dan Adkins, Mike DeCarlo, Frank Giacoia, Keith Giffen, Dave Hunt, Larry Mahlstedt, Bob Oksner, Bob Smith, Romeo Tanghal.

Those who pencilled and inked the same figure: Jim Aparo, Howard Chaykin, Dave Cockrum, Ernie Colon, Paris Cullins, Jan Duursema, Dick Giordano, Don Heck, Gil Kane, Joe Kubert, José Luis García-López, Joe Orlando, George Perez, Kurt Schaffenberger, Jim Sherman, Walt Simonson, Joe Staton, Curt Swan, Trevor von Eeden.




The Future Is Forever! has not yet been reprinted.

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