"Plastic Man: "Brickface and the Trowel"": This story is reprinted from Adventure Comics #470.
Appearing in Plastic Man: "Brickface and the Trowel"
- Cindy Bloch (First appearance)
Synopsis for Plastic Man: "Brickface and the Trowel"
This story is reprinted from Adventure Comics #470.
Appearing in Legion of Super-Heroes: "The Renegade Super-Hero!"
- Legion of Super-Heroes
- Mystery Marauders (Single appearance)
- Olen Jor, criminal from Thar (Cameo)
- Science Police (various unnamed officers)
- Puppet World (Flashback only)
- Rimbor(Flashback only)(First appearance)
- Metropolis (30th Century)
Synopsis for Legion of Super-Heroes: "The Renegade Super-Hero!"
This story is reprinted from Adventure Comics #316.
While going through criminal records for one of their current missions, the Legion comes across a record identifying their own member Ultra-Boy as an escaped criminal. Learning that it's true, the Legion puts it to a vote and Ultra-Boy is expelled from the Legion. Enraged that he's been expelled, Ultra-Boy tells the Legion that he will now work against them, and flees the planet to escape from them.
The Legion tries to take in Ultra-Boy for his crimes, but each time they track him down, Ultra-Boy is able to evade capture. While fleeing the Legion, Ultra-Boy aids a number of humans who have had their minds placed into alien creatures before resuming his escape from the Legion. When hiding out on the phantom planet, Phantom Girl manages to track him down and warn him of the Legion's impending arrival, and they are captured by the aliens responsible for the rash of crimes that the Legion was investigating before going after Ultra-Boy.
The aliens, having heard of Ultra-Boy's expulsion from the Legion's ranks offer him a chance to join them, and Ultra-Boy aids them in incapacitating the Legion. However, Ultra-Boy suddenly turns on his alien benefactors and captures them and frees the Legion. Ultra-Boy and Cosmic Boy then reveal that the entire episode was a ruse, where they planted evidence making it appear as though Ultra-Boy was a hunted criminal to lure out the real criminals. With the culprits caught, the Legion reinstate Ultra-Boy as one of their members.
Appearing in Captain Marvel: "The Human Hawks"
Synopsis for Captain Marvel: "The Human Hawks"
This story is reprinted from Captain Marvel Adventures #143.
Appearing in Spectre: "The Parchment of Power Perilous"
- An unnamed 18th-Century Wizard
- The Carstagg Mob
Synopsis for Spectre: "The Parchment of Power Perilous"
This story is reprinted from Spectre #8.
An 18th century sorcerer attempts to open a doorway to unlimited power. He records the secret on parchment, then realizes that such power is evil. When he attempts to destroy the parchment, his apprentice Narkran kills him. Narkran then uses the parchment to gain limitless power and leaves the Earthly plane. Eventually he realizes that his body cannot contain such power. He must return to Earth and find the parchment which he believes contains additional secrets vital to his survival.
Meanwhile, the Spectre helps Jim Corrigan battle the Carstagg Mob. The Spectre acts recklessly and nearly kills an innocent bystander. The Spectre is punished for his actions and will be given a weakness when presented with stressful situations in the future.
Narkran returns to the Earthly plane after 200 years seeking the parchment. The Spectre goes to battle the supernatural foe. As the battle ensues, the Spectre's new weakness presents itself in the form of blindness. The Spectre then must overcome Narkran without his vision. He does so, then he also destroys the parchment. Narkran is destroyed, and the Spectre's eyesight returns.
Appearing in Aquaman: "Can This Be Death?... The City on the Edge of Nowhere"
- Ocean Master (Flashback and main story)
Synopsis for Aquaman: "Can This Be Death?... The City on the Edge of Nowhere"
This story is reprinted from Aquaman #50.
Aquaman and Aqualad return to Atlantis to encounter Ocean Master with Mera. After Ocean Master reveals that he knows he and Aquaman are brothers, he tells them that he has come to warn him about "them". Before anything more can be said, a spacecraft and two aliens emerge from a space-warp near them and Aquaman is hit by a ray-blast that renders him unconscious. When he awakens, he is in another realm, where the atmosphere has the consistency of water. He saves a girl from a strange one-celled life-form and follows a telepathic trail to a city nearby, accompanied by the girl, who remains telepathically silent. After he fights his way past a guard, Aquaman enters a kind of church, filled with telepathic people. The girl, who enters behind him, explains that, by their beliefs, communication can only take place in this sacred place. However, she can only tell him that they are in "The City", and she knows nothing except that and the wilderness beyond. Before much else can be said, they are confronted by the Citizens' leader, Brother Warnn.
Appearing in Zatanna: "Zatanna the Magician"
- Zatara (Flashback and main story)
- Allura (Behind the scenes)
- Barbarian Savages
- Justice League of America (Flashback only)
- Unknown Dimension
- Flying Carpet
Synopsis for Zatanna: "Zatanna the Magician"
This story is reprinted from Adventure Comics #413.
Certain night in Shadowcrest, Zatara studies the mystic and occult when he is suddenly attacked by otherwordly demons. Meanwhile, Zatanna practices her magic tricks elsewhere in the mansion, witnessed by her new manager, Jeffrey Sloane. When the two of them decide to go talk to Zatara, the great magician cast a spell on them and vanishes from their dimension. Once alone in Shadowcrest, Zatara follows the commands of a mysterious presence in the room.
Meanwhile Zatanna and Jeff are inexplicably transported to another dimensional world. Zatanna tries to break the spell her father cast upon her, but her magic is weak compared to his. Instead, Zatanna uses her magic to transport her and Jeff to a closer waypoint back to their dimension. Unfortunately, they are beset by barbarian warriors and despite their best efforts, the warriors overcome them and they are taken prisoners.
Appearing in Legion of Super-Heroes: "The Menace of Dream Girl!"
- Legion of Super-Heroes
- Time Trapper (Mentioned only)
Synopsis for Legion of Super-Heroes: "The Menace of Dream Girl!"
This story is reprinted from Adventure Comics #317.
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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- No trivia.
- Legion of Super-Heroes Recommended Reading
- Adventure Comics (Volume 1)
- Adventure Comics (Volume 2)
- The Legion (Volume 1)
- Legion Lost (Volume 2)
- Legion of Super-Heroes (Volume 2)
- Legion of Super-Heroes (Volume 3)
- Legion of Super-Heroes (Volume 4)
- Legion of Super-Heroes (Volume 5)
- Legion of Super-Heroes (Volume 6)
- Legion of Super-Heroes (Volume 7)
- Legion of Super-Heroes (Volume 8)
- Legionnaires (Volume 1)
- Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes (Volume 1)
- Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes (Volume 1)
Links and References
- Adventure Comics article at Wikipedia
- Adventure Comics series index at the Grand Comics Database
- Adventure Comics series index at Comicbookdb.com
- Adventure Comics series index at Mike's Amazing World of DC Comics