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Adventure Comics (1938) - #247
"The Legion of Super-Heroes"
DC Comics


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  Editor(s):
Whitney Ellsworth
George Kashdan
Jack Schiff
Mort Weisinger

Cover Artist(s):
Stan Kaye
Ira Schapp
Curt Douglas Swan
 

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Cover Date: April 1958
Cover Price: US $ 0.10

Issue Tagline: Featuring "The Legion of Super-Heroes!"

Format: Color; Standard Comic Issue; 32 pages

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Synopsis:
The first appearance of The Legion of Super-Heroes.

Cosmic Boy, Lightning Lad and Saturn Girl travel to Superboy's present. He travels forward with them to the 30th century, hangs out at the Legionnaire's club house, takes in some futuristic sites, and then comes home.

Reprinted/Collected in:
Adventure Comics (1938) #491
Adventure Comics (2009) #0
DC Comics Presents: Legion of Super-Heroes (2011) #2
DC Silver Age Classics (1992) Adventure Comics #247
DC Special Blue Ribbon Digest (1980) #1
Legion of Super-Heroes Archives (1991) HC vol. 01
Legion of Super-Heroes: 1,050 Years in the Future (2008) TPB
Millennium Edition:... (2000) Adventure Comics 247
Showcase Presents Legion of Super Heroes (2007) TPB vol. 01
Superman (1939) Annual 06
World's Best Comics: Silver Age Sampler (2004) one-shot

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Ellsworth is the credited editor. Schiff was Managing Editor. Weisinger and Kashdan were story editors, but only one story has a credited editor.

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