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"Legion of Super-Heroes: "The Menace of Dream Girl!"": While the Legion of Super-Heroes attempts to figure out what the Time Trapper is up too, they find opposition in the way of a barrier protecting the future era in which he resides, keeping the Legio

Adventure Comics #317 is an issue of the series Adventure Comics (Volume 1) with a cover date of February, 1964.

Synopsis for Legion of Super-Heroes: "The Menace of Dream Girl!"

While the Legion of Super-Heroes attempts to figure out what the Time Trapper is up too, they find opposition in the way of a barrier protecting the future era in which he resides, keeping the Legion from monitoring his activities.

In the meantime, the Legion induct a new member, Dream Girl, who is voted in because all of the male members of the Legion become instantly attracted to her and vote her into the Legion. Things start to get suspicious, as Dream Girl ends up entrapping various Legion members on disciplinary actions, leading to their temporary suspension from the Legion.

After taking Ultra-Boy, Bouncing Boy, Shrinking Violet, Lightning Lad, and Lightning Lass to an alien world which causes them to de-age into infants (except for Dream Girl who took a preventative antidote) most of the Legion is on suspension.

However, Dream Girl later reveals to Star Boy, that her power is to see the future through dreams, and the reason she has manipulated events is because she foresaw the Legion being killed in a rocket explosion, and that she did everything she could to prevent the Legion members from dying. Star Boy then reveals to Dream Girl that what she saw was really a planned rocket flight with robot doubles of the Legion. Afterwards, all is explained and Dream Girl decides to leave the Legion to hone her powers, but not before seeing the other Legion members -- restored to their natural ages -- and learning that the episode gave Lightning Lass new powers over density, Dream Girl rechristens her Light Lass.

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Synopsis for Superboy: "The Shrinking of Superboy!"

This story is reprinted from Superboy #61.

A band of miniature aliens shrinks Superboy temporarily to tiny size so that he can use his super-strength to remove from their spaceship hull a "boulder"...which proves to be a grain of sand.

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  • This issue marks the a change in the titling of this series. Now being called "Adventure Comics: Featuring Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes!"
  • "The Menace of Dream Girl!" is reprinted in Adventure Comics #502 and Legion of Super-Heroes Archives Vol. 2.
  • This issue marks the debut of DC's practice of reprinting old stories in a magazine as a back-up to a new story, here dubbed the "Hall of Fame." This practice would become a company-wide standard for decades, appearing in multiple magazines. Previously, reprints were largely restricted to annuals.



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