Saturday, July 26, 2014

The Legion of Super-Heroes Year Two

Here's a two-page spread from SUPERMAN ANNUAL #4 (1962) that features the almost correct then-current membership of the Legion of Super-Heroes! In Legion history these twelve members all joined in the first eighteen months of the Legion's existence. So this makes this sort of LSH: Year Two.

Because the Legion did not have a true home until ADVENTURE COMICS #300 (Sept 1962) it was very hard to keep track of who the membership was! For example, Sun Boy made his debut in the same issue that included Brainiac 5 and Supergirl earning membership over him, but the boys are both included here and she's not! Also, in ADVENTURE COMICS #282 (March 1961) Star Boy appears as a member, but is not shown here. More confusing is the exclusion of Ultra Boy, who made his debut and earned his Legion membership in SUPERBOY #98 (July 1962) but in Legion history is considered a member *before* Shrinking Violet, Sun Boy, and Bouncing Boy! How is that possible?!

Oh, well. Enjoy the art! 

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