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Legion of Super-Heroes (1989) - #8
"The Origin of the Legion of Super-Heroes"
DC Comics


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  Writer(s):
Mary Bierbaum
Tom Bierbaum
Keith Ian Giffen
Alan J.M. 'Al' Gordon

Penciller(s):
Keith Ian Giffen
Chris Sprouse

Inker(s):
Alan J.M. 'Al' Gordon

Colorist(s):
Tom J. McCraw

Letterer(s):
Todd Klein

Editor(s):
Michael Eury

Cover Artist(s):
Murphy Anderson
Keith Ian Giffen
Alan J.M. 'Al' Gordon
Tom J. McCraw
Curt Douglas Swan
 

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Cover Date: June 1990
Cover Price: US $ 1.75

Issue Tagline: The Origin of the Legion of Super-Heroes

Format: Color; Standard Comic Issue; 32 pages

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Letters Column: Bridging the Five-Year Gap (2 pages)

Synopsis:
In light of the regrouping former Legionnaires, the history of the Legion of Super-Heroes is retold. When a young, amnesiac Durlan RJ Brande falls in with the seedy side of Durla, he comes to Earth disguised as a wealthy man, who is also a 20th Century afficionado. When he is the victim of an assassination attempt at the hands of a former employee, he is saved by a trio of teenagers. Inspired by the 20th Century hero Valor, RJ Brande forms the Legion of Super-Heroes!

Reprinted/Collected in:
American Heroes (1991) #26

Notes:
This is the official origin issue of the Legion of Super-Heroes according to the history in Glorith's new timeline. Superboy has been removed as the inspiration, replaced by Valor, a 20th Century version of Lar Gand, aka Mon-El.

Also includes two faux prose articles, "When You Wish Upon a Star" and "Highest Security Clearance. High Commander's Eyes Only."

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