Adventure Comics #247

    Adventure Comics » Adventure Comics #247 - The Legion of Super-Heroes released by DC Comics on April 1958.

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    The Legion of Super-Heroes last edited by Thor_Ul on 08/31/23 06:58PM View full history

    1. The Legion of Super-Heroes (Superboy) written by Otto Binder, art by Al Plastino
      Reprinted in Superman Annual #6, DC Special Blue Ribbon Digest #1, Adventure Comics #491, The Legion of Super-Heroes Archives #1, , World's Best Comics: Silver Age Sampler, Showcase Presents: The Legion of Super-Heroes #1, Legion of Super-Heroes: 1,050 Years of the Future
      Three teenage super-heroes from the 30th Century travel through time to visit Superboy. These teenage heroes make up the Legion of Super-Heroes. They return, with Superboy in tow, to the future to initiate him to the team. Superboy passes his initiation tests and becomes the newest member of the Legion.
    2. Read 'Em and Laugh (page of jokes)
    3. Little Pete gag page by Henry Boltinoff
    4. The 13 Superstition Arrows (Green Arrow, Speedy) written by France Herron, art by George Papp
    5. Casey the Cop gag page by Henry Boltinoff
    6. Aquaman's Super Sea Squad (Aquaman) written by Jack Miller, art by Ramona Fradon




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    "The Legion of Super-Heroes" 0

    The Low-Down: It's a hard read if you are not a die-hard Legion or Superboy fan, or if you were not raised during the 1950's. The characters are written very flat, and actually a bit sexist ("You lost you're first task.. and to a girl!"), but hey... it was just the times, I suppose. It's a bit silly seeing the Legionnaires names written on their chests, but this was before the invention of roll calls (used in the 70's) or identity boxes (used currently). The Legionnaires powers are not consis...

    4 out of 5 found this review helpful.

    Innocuous 0

    Although offering glimpses of the silver age, this story is still one told very much in the style of the golden age. The setting may be futuristic and science fiction like, but the story itself and the the characters have the usual "internal dialogue to explain the plot" type of approach that is consistent throughout much of the period. The only difference here is that the characters aren't exactly throwaways, instead this is the first appearance of the original three characters that would be...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

    Adventure Comics #247, an indepth look. (very long) 0

    Adventure comics #247, and in depth look by a Legion fan.Now I’ve been a Legion of Super-Heroes fan from the moment I decided to get into comics. The first series I picked up was the Legion of Super-Heroes, which might seem odd to most as there are a lot of comic fans who comment on how hard it is to get into Legion and their (multiple) continuity. Yet I decided to jump in, head first without a parachute and discovered that I really loved the characters, the setting and the general all around fe...

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