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"Starfinger!": This story is reprinted from Adventure Comics #335.



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Synopsis for "Starfinger!"

This story is reprinted from Adventure Comics #335.

After visiting Lightning Lad at the hospital where he is having his arm looked at by Dr. Lars Hanscom, the Legion go to protect a prospector who has discovered an element dubbed Rejuvium, which has great healing properties. This element is targeted by a new costumed criminal called Starfinger, who the Legion just barely manage to stop from stealing the Rejuvium.

When this plot fails, Starfinger announces that he is going to target the seven wonders of the 30th Century one-by-one until the Rejuvium is turned over to him. The Legion tries to stop Starfinger at the first attack against a city that circles around the Earth, Star Boy is gravely wounded and has to be taken to a nearby star by Mon-El in order to heal.

When Starfinger attacks the next wonder, the Stratosphere Laboratory, the Legion once more fails to stop Starfinger, who manages to escape. However, before he can make his escape, Saturn Girl is able to read Starfinger's mind and learn that he is a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes. This story is continued next issue...

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Synopsis for "The True Identity of Starfinger!"

This story is reprinted from Adventure Comics #336.

Continued from last issue... The Legion of Super-Heroes have all been revived and healed by Brainiac 5 and are resuming their mission to stop Starfinger from destroying the seven wonders of the world in order to pressure the United Planets into surrendering the Rejuvium.

After the Legion attempt to stop Starfinger from destroying a tunnel through the Earth, and statues of some of histories most famous people, the Legion succeed in stopping him from destroying the a Fusion-Powersphere with a the help of shields that protect them from Starfinger's ray blasts.

Finally capturing Starfinger, they unmask him and is revealed to be Lightning Lad, however Saturn Girl detects that he was responding to hypnotic commands. Freeing Lightning Lad from it's control, he tells them that he is was under the control of Dr. Hascomb, his doctor who was trying to collect the Rejuvium for his own ends.

Tracking the Hascomb to his hide out which turns out to be within the Fusion-Powersphere, Hascomb has managed to force the United Planets to hand over the rejuvium. However, battling Superboy in his own Starfinger armor, Hascomb is easily defeated and turned over to the police, and the Legion turns over the Rejuvium to the United Planets for further study.

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Synopsis for "The Insect Queen of Smallville"

This story is reprinted from Superboy #124.

While in the forest one day, Lana Lang hears the cries of an insectoid alien that is trapped under a tree. Upon freeing the alien, it shows it's gratitude by giving her a ring that allows her to grant it's wearer any number of powers based on the abilities of insects.

After testing out her new found powers, Lana decides to become a costumed super-hero and becomes the Insect Queen. She then begins traveling around Smallville and stopping criminals, upstaging Superboy each time. Later, once again coming up with another idea to find out if Clark Kent is really Superboy, Lana traps him in a cocoon when reports of trouble come over the radio.

Lana is shocked when the cocoon suddenly flies off, Clark changes into Superboy and stops the trouble (a pizza place called the Leaning Tower of Pizza was toppling) and returns to the cocoon before Lana can get to it. There Superboy emerges as Clark Kent with butterfly wings which make it appear as though he's "flying", but his wings quickly "wither" (thanks to his X-Ray vision.) Once again convinced that Clark Kent isn't Superboy, Lana gives up and hangs up her Insect Queen costume, planning to someday have more adventures.

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Synopsis for "The Weddings That Wrecked the Legion"

This story is reprinted from Adventure Comics #337.

After the Legion of Super-Heroes appoints Brainiac 5 as the new leader of the Legion, he learns of an impending alien invasion and believes that their Plan-R would be required to stop the invasion. When Brainiac 5 becomes leery of the romances of Phantom Girl to Ultra Boy, and Saturn Girl to Lightning Lad.

In response to Brainiac 5's demands that the cease their romantic relationships, the four Legion members instead get married and quit the Legion. Learning of this, the alien invaders send three of their operatives as three potential Legion recruits: Size Lad, Blackout Boy and Magnetic Kid, to infiltrate the Legion and learn what Plan-R is.

They manage to infiltrate the Legion long enough to steal the book which has the details of Plan-R and take it back to their home planet to be decipher. In cracking the code, they learn that Plan-R is to create super power pills. However the Legion, reunited with their "married" members (which was all part of an elaborate hoax to force the invaders hands) who stop the aliens plot.

After returning home, the Legion members who were "married" reflect on the experience and hope that someday they can really get married.

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Synopsis for "The Menace of the Sinister Super-Babies!"

This story is reprinted from Adventure Comics #338.

Having invented an hour glass that can devolve people to their earliest stage of life, the Time Trapper sends his agent Glorith of Baaldur to the 30th Century to use it against his enemies the Legion of Super-Heroes.

Manipulating the Legion into coming to her, Glorith uses the hour glass in an attempt to use it against the Legion. However, things don't go exactly as planned because the hour glass only devolves the present Legion members to the age of infancy due to interference from a nearby chemical fountain. After trapping Superboy and Brainiac 5 in his own time, Time Trapper travels to the 30th Century to take control of the operation. After tricking the young and impressionable Legion of Super-Babies, the Time Trapper betrays Glorith using the hour glass against her.

Taking the Legion to another world to finish off the job that Glorith started for him, Time Trapper under estimates the children's mannerisms, and when they turn his ship into candy, they also turn the device he uses to control his Iron Curtain of Time into candy as well, allowing Superboy and Brainiac 5 to return to the 30th Century. The two bargain with the Time Trapper, that upon changing their fellow Legion members to their correct age, he would be allowed to escape in his ship.

However, after restoring the Legion members to normal, the Time Trapper soon finds himself trapped thanks to a barrier ring that was planet on the ship by the Legion.

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Synopsis for "The Sacrifice of Kid Psycho!"

This story is reprinted from Superboy #125.

One day a strange turban wearing boy appears in Smallville, and happens into Pa Kent's store when Clark Kent is working. He becomes even more intrigued by the strangely garbed boy, when he asks for directions to Superboy's home. Curious to find out why this young boy is looking for Superboy, Clark changes into his alter ego, and is surprised when he finds the strange lad is able to create protective screens to protect himself and other from various threats.

Finally meeting the boy, he reveals himself as Kid Psycho, a being from the 30th Century who developed his powers at birth due to the fact his parents were exposed to radiations while fighting a space squid. As the last survivor of his home world, Kid Psycho would later try to join the Legion of Super-Heroes and have his membership rejected.

Piquing Superboy's curiosity as to why his fellow Legionnaires would deny a super-powered being with such useful super-powers, he agrees to travel to the 30th Century to find out why. Confronting the Legion, they learn that after examination the Legion rejected Kid Psycho's application because every time he uses his powers it reduces his life expectancy by a year. However, Kid Psycho still wishes to contribute to the Legion, and after some deliberation, Superboy convinces the Legion to accept Kid Psycho as a reserve member. Accepting the role and to act as a "secret weapon" should the Legion need him, Kid Psycho thanks Superboy before he returns to the 20th Century.

Appearing in "Hunters of the Super-Beasts"

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Synopsis for "Hunters of the Super-Beasts"

This story is reprinted from Adventure Comics #339.

When animals on the planet Vorm seemingly develop an intelligence, the Legion of Super-Heroes is called in to investigate what's going on. They soon deduce that the only super-being they know that would have this capability is Beast Boy one of the Heroes of Lallor. Traveling to that planet, Superboy learns from the Heroes of Lallor that Beast Boy left their world after he became an outcast and a loner due to his treatment by the people of Lallor.

While on Vorm, the Legion tracks down Beast Boy, who tries to escape them by disguising himself as a beast and allowing himself to be captured. However the Legion learns of this and track him to where he is shipped: The Metropolois Zoo. There they try to find Beast Boy, who tricks them with illusions before ultimatly breaking himself and all the other creatures free. Disguising himself as a dog, Beast Boy befriends a little girl and sacrifices his life to save her from the Maw, a creature which Beast Boy was responsible for freeing. The Legion finds Beast Boy just as his body resumed it's human form, and mourn him for the hero he was in the end.

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