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"Superboy and the 5 Legion Traitors!": This story is reprinted from Superboy #117.



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Synopsis for "Superboy and the 5 Legion Traitors!"

This story is reprinted from Superboy #117.

After witnessing a star go nova, Superboy finds himself caught in a strange vortex, but survives the experience. Returning home, and returning to his identity of Clark Kent, Superboy along with the people of Smallville prepare for the arrival of the Legion of Super-Heroes, who are scheduled for a visit to the 20th Century.

When the arriving Legion members attend Clark's class, Clark realizes that he's on a parallel world (which he realizes when he finds that Smallville in this reality is spelled "Smallvile" and that there is another Superboy on an adventure.) Just when the Ultra-Boy of this reality is about to reveal Superboy's identity to the class, Clark is able to get a message out to his alternate reality counterpart in time for him to capture these rogue Legion members and return them to their own time.

With his double's identity protected, Superboy returns to his own Earth, reflecting over what differences there are between parallel worlds.

Appearing in "The Secret of the Mystery Legionnaire!"

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  • Pargg (Only appearance; dies)
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Synopsis for "The Secret of the Mystery Legionnaire!"

This story is reprinted from Adventure Comics #330.

On the Pirate Planetoid, a planet full of criminals, a duel between young crooks Pargg and Vorm is conducted to see which one is worthy enough to infiltrate and destroy the Legion of Super-Heroes. Vorm wins when he uses a power belt given to him to slay Pargg.

On his mission, Vorm meets and impresses Star Boy with his display of "super-powers", so impressed is Star Boy that he invites Vorm to try out for Legion membership. The rest of the Legion present are equally impressed by Vorm's powers, and invite him to join the Legion under the name "Dynamo-Boy".

Having successfully infiltrated the Legion, Dynamo-Boy then succeeds in framing each of the Legion members for infractions which would lead to their expulsion from the Legion of Super-Heroes. He succeeds in all his endeavors, framing Colossal Boy of lying, tampering with video reports to make it appear as though Mon-El is a coward, and frames the rest of the Legion by making it appear as though they were tampering with a power switch device.

Having expelled all the Legion members, Dynamo-Boy appoints himself leader and begins sending out a call to other super-beings to join the Legion, hoping to recruit members that would be willing to work for the space pirates.

This story is continued next issue...

Appearing in "The Triumph of the Legion of Super-Villains!"

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Synopsis for "The Triumph of the Legion of Super-Villains!"

This story is reprinted from Adventure Comics #331.

Continued from last issue... Having infiltrated the Legion of Super-Heroes for the Space Pirates, Dynamo-Boy has succeeded in expelling all the Legion members and has now begin trying to form a new team that would aid the Space Pirates in their criminal endeavors. However, each applicant that approaches to join the Legion of Super-Heroes turn out to be complete duds and all are rejected.

Just when he is about to give up, he is approached by the members of the Legion of Super-Villains, who tell Dynamo-Boy that they have reformed and would like to join the Legion of Super-Heroes. After a battle against the Legion of Substitute Heroes, Dynamo-Boy learns that the Legion of Super-Villains haven't really reformed and that they have mutual goals, and so they decide to work together in their criminal plots.

While Dynamo-Boy goes to the Pirate Planet, where he takes over after foiling the leaders plot to turn him into a mindless slave, the Legion of Super-Villains decide to take control of the operation. When Dynamo-Boy arrives back on Earth, the Super-Villains have setup false tombstones and tell him that they killed the entire Legion, except Superboy. Using Saturn Queen's hypnosis powers to trick Dynamo-Boy into entering a time machine to escape an illusion of a vengeful Superboy. The ploy works and Dynamo-Boy realizes too late that the time machine is sending him on a one way trip to the year 1 trillion A.D. where he is stranded on a dead world.

Now in control of the Legion's club house, the Legion of Super-Villains are contacted by Superboy challenging them to a duel to win back their memberships in the Legion of Super-Heroes. Meeting Superboy, Element Lad, and Mon-El are able to defeat their powers. Realizing that they're now trapped on an asteroid that is about to be struck by a meteorite, the cowardly Legion of Super-Villains surrender to the authorities rather than face death. With the Legion of Super-Villains defeated, the Legion of Super-Heroes restore their ranks.

Appearing in "The Super-Moby Dick of Space!"

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Synopsis for "The Super-Moby Dick of Space!"

This story is reprinted from Adventure Comics #332.

When outer space is terrorized by a giant space monster dubbed the Super-Moby Dick, the Legion of Super-Heroes are unable to stop the beast. During one attempt that trying to stop the creature, Lightning Lad's own powers reflect back at him but carry a toxic energy from the creature that numbs his arm. While he is convalescent it is determined this arm must be amputated for his safety, and he awakens to find a mechanical limb in its place.

Lightning Lad soon becomes obsessed with the destruction of the creature, and his comrades soon begin to feat that Lightning Lad will violate the Legion's charter against killing to get his revenge on the creature. They soon try everything in their power to stop Lightning Lad from successfully killing the Super-Moby Dick. However, when Superboy is injured stopping Lightning Lad from killing the best, Dr. Lampert explains to Lightning Lad that he is responsible for the Super-Moby Dick. In reality the creature is much smaller and he accidentally grew it in size. Lampert then tells Lightning Lad how to restore the Super-Moby Dick to normal.

Just when the Legion catches up with Lightning Lad to stop him, they soon see that their comrade is not killing the creature but is succeeding in shrinking it down to size. With the threat neutralized, Lightning Lad informs them all of what he was told. Later, when a repentant Lampert apologizes for being responsible for Lightning Lad's condition, another doctor advises them that they are starting a new arm and leg bank, where they hope to create a replacement arm for Lightning Lad.

Appearing in "The War Between Krypton and Earth!"

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Synopsis for "The War Between Krypton and Earth!"

This story is reprinted from Adventure Comics #333.

While on an archeological dig, the Legion of Super-Heroes find an ancient Kryptonian tablet on Earth, which talks of a war between Krypton and Earth. Curious about this previously undiscovered historical moment, the Legion decides to travel back in time to find out the real story. One group (Superboy, Saturn Girl, Lightning Lad, Colossal Boy and and Element Lad) travel to ancient Krypton, while another (Brainiac 5, Star Boy, Light Lass, Chameleon Boy, and and Phantom Girl) travel to prehistoric Earth.

On Krypton, the Legionaries meet Zat-El, and a group of Kryptonians that are tired with the constant persecution of scientists on their world. Fed up with the stagnation of their planets advancement they are building a rocket to leave the planet, a plan that the Legion agrees to help them with, and load the ship with various creatures from Krypton (which turn out to be the ancient dinosaurs.)
Meanwhile, the Legion members on Earth find that the planet has been colonized by aliens from the planet Vrunn who have built a colony called Atlantis. When both group of Legionnaires are reunited, the come to blows about who has the right to colonize the Earth. However during their "civil war", Brainiac 5 realizes that the xenon in Earth's atmosphere will eventually prove fatal to the Atlantians.

Realizing that both colonies could live on Earth, Brainaic 5 comes up with a solution: changing the Atlantian's into amphibians and sinking their colony into the ocean, both colonies could then live on Earth together in peace. Returning to their own time, Superboy -- curious of the fate of the lost colony of Krypton finds the a hidden cavern belonging to the Colony burried in the 20th Century, where he learns that the colonizers lost control of the lizards they brought with them and they were all killed off trying to tame the beasts.

Appearing in "The Unknown Legionnaire"

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Synopsis for "The Unknown Legionnaire"

This story is reprinted from Adventure Comics #334.

While visiting Proty II's home world, the Legion see that they have constructed a statue commemorating the "Unknown Legionnaire", and reminisce on the mission that let to the creation of this commemorative statue.

When the criminal scientist Norm Eldor escaped from prison, Supergirl is sent out to secretly track him down. The Legion suddenly finds themselves being attacked by Protian doppelgangers under the employ of Elder. However, with the aid of a spray that would reveal Protian impostors, and the aid of the arrival of a lead clad hero, who is dubbed Unknown Boy to aid them, the Legion are able to defeat the criminal Proteans and capture Eldor.

After the mission is complete, Superboy deduces that "Unknown Boy" is really a disguised Supergirl. With her memory restored Supergirl informs the others that she was exposed to Red Kryptonite which caused her to struck with amnesia, and gave her the ability to use her x-ray vision through lead. Still remembering her mission and determined to keep her identity secret, Supergirl created the "Unknown Boy" armor to complete her mission.

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  • This book was first published on June 6, 1985.
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