"The King of the Legion!": On the barren Asteroid 108, two heroic teams, the Legion of Super-Heroes and the Wanderers, meet in peace and vow eternal friendship. The Wanderers, who operate in a remote section of the universe, include Celebrand, leader of the group, Psyche, mistress of emotions, E
Appearing in "The King of the Legion!"
- Legion of Super-Heroes
- Bouncing Boy
- Brainiac 5
- Chameleon Boy
- Chemical King
- Colossal Boy
- Cosmic Boy
- Duo Damsel
- Element Lad
- Invisible Kid
- Karate Kid
- Light Lass
- Lightning Lad
- Matter-Eater Lad
- Phantom Girl
- Princess Projectra
- Saturn Girl
- Shadow Lass
- Shrinking Violet
- Star Boy
- Sun Boy
- Timber Wolf
- Ultra Boy
- The Wanderers (First appearance)
Synopsis for "The King of the Legion!"
On the barren Asteroid 108, two heroic teams, the Legion of Super-Heroes and the Wanderers, meet in peace and vow eternal friendship. The Wanderers, who operate in a remote section of the universe, include Celebrand, leader of the group, Psyche, mistress of emotions, Elvo, the swordsman, Immorto, who has a force within him that allows him to live again after being "killed", Quantum Queen, who can become any type of quantum radiation, Omitho, who can take the form of any bird, and Dartalg, who wields an array of special darts. Departing, the wandering heroes prepare to return home, but accidentally fly their ship through a glowing space cloud, whose radiations temporarily turn them evil.
Later, at Legion Headquarters, a gigantic gauntlet abruptly materializes and engraves a message on a supposedly indestructible armor plate, challenging the mightiest Legionnaire to combat. As the Legionnaires debate as to which of them should respond to this summons, word comes from the new Science Police commander, Chief Ianos, about the Wanderers. He informs them that the former crusaders have stolen the seven stones of Alactos. The Legionnaires decide to make hunting the Wanderers a contest to find the mightiest Legionnaire. In competition are Brainiac 5, Timber Wolf, Chemical King, Karate Kid, Chameleon Boy, Sun Boy, Superboy, Mon-El, Element Lad, Saturn Girl, Ultra Boy, and Bouncing Boy.
Splitting into teams to capture each of the Wanderers, Mon-El, Element Lad, and Bouncing Boy battle Dartalg, Chameleon Boy, Chemical King, and Saturn Girl meet Orintho, Karate Kid, Ultra Boy, and San Boy fight Quantum Queen, and Timber Wolf, Brainiac 5, and Superboy encounter Immorto. Bouncing Boy, Chameleon Boy, Karate Kid, and Superboy emerge victorious in these preliminaries, and they again divide into teams to fight the next two Wanderers. Superboy bests Karate Kid against Elvo, and Bouncing Boy apparently defeats Chameleon Boy against Psyche.
In the final contest, Superboy and Bouncing Boy face Celebrand, who possesses the stolen seven stones, which enable him to see into time and through dimensions, and reveal the approaching heroes. He purposely surrenders to Bouncing Boy, who is thus declared the winner of the contest.
During a ceremony in which his comrades acknowledge Bouncing Boy victor, a ray teleports him away. Just then, the real Bouncing Boy arrives, leaving the Legionnaires wondering who the impostor was.
- "The King of the Legion!" is reprinted in Legion of Super-Heroes Archives Vol. 8.
- This issue is divided into two chapters:
- Part I: The King of the Legion!
- Part II: Hero Against Hero!
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