The Legion of Super-Heroes #287

The Legion of Super-Heroes #287

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Title: “Save the Suicide Squad”
Synopsis: Chameleon Boy leads an ill-advised recon mission to the Khundian homeworld, and soon requires rescue from other Legionnaires.

Writer: Paul Levitz
Penciler: Keith Giffen
Inker: Bruce Patterson

Quintessential Legion artist Keith Giffen moves to the lead feature and the 30th century will never be the same. This issue’s visit to Khundia offers an early taste to the worldbuilding that would help define Giffen and writer Paul Levitz’s legendary run. A solid start that would quickly turn spectacular.


Title: “Prologue to Darkness”
Synopsis: Mon-El and Shadow Lass investigate a forgotten world – a world that is a harbinger of a Great Darkness to come!

Writer: Paul Levitz
Penciler: Pat Broderick
Inker: Larry Mahlstedt

One of the Bronze Age’s greatest story arcs – “The Great Darkness Saga” – begins with this unassuming backup feature.

Grade (for the entire issue): A-

Cool factor: Keith Giffen’s design flair is already giving the 30th century a much-needed visual upgrade.
Not-so-cool factor: It’s a shame Giffen didn’t get to draw the prelude to “The Great Darkness Saga.”

Character Quotable
Worship the darkness, fools … until the day it comes for you!”Unidentified supervillain, whose identity is only obvious in retrospect
The Legion of Super-Heroes #287

Published and © by DC, May 1982
Cover by Keith Giffen and Romeo Tanghal

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