Legion of Super-Heroes: The Silver Age, Volume 1

Legion of Super-Heroes: The Silver Age, Volume 1

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It started out as just another Superboy story--on the face of it, perhaps a bit more innovative than most, although it was published during one of the most creative periods in DC Comics history. It wound up changing the entire comics field.

The Legion of Super-Heroes was merely a clever title for a group of teenage superheroes (only three of whom were actually named) from the far future who went back in time to pay tribute to the greatest teenage superhero of them all--the Boy of Steel, Superboy. But the interest from comics fans was so great, the super-team was brought back time and time again, in the majority of Superman Family titles. Eventually, demand grew so strong that the Legion of Super-Heroes was awarded its own continuing series.

Legion of Super-Heroes: The Silver Age Vol. 1 collects stories from Adventure Comics #247, #267, #282, #290, #293, #300-310, Action Comics #267, #276, #287, #289, Superboy #86, #89, #98 and Superman #147.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401281571
Publisher: DC Comics
Publication date: 08/28/2018
Pages: 328
Sales rank: 299,704
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Born in 1911, Otto Oscar Binder was one of the most prolific writers of comics' Golden Age. He began his professional career in the world of science fiction pulp magazines, where he collaborated on scores of pieces with his brother Earl under the pen name Eando Binder. After breaking into comics in 1939, Otto began working at his brother Jack's studio in 1941, and he was soon contributing scripts to Fawcett Publications.
Binder became a mainstay on CAPTAIN MARVEL ADVENTURES, eventually writing more than two-thirds of the title's stories over the course of its 150-issue run. During his time at Fawcett he helped to create many of the feature's most beloved supporting players, including Mary Marvel, Tawky Tawny, the Sivana family and, of course, Mr. Mind.
In addition to his work on the Marvel Family, Binder wrote for nearly every other major comic book publisher of the era, including DC, Timely, Quality, Street & Smith, Feature, Ace and MLJ. Following the dissolution of Fawcett's comic book line in 1953, he turned in long runs on such DC titles as MYSTERY IN SPACE, STRANGE ADVENTURES, SUPERBOY, SUPERMAN and SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN, as well as contributing to E.C.'s classic line of science fiction and horror titles.
Binder continued writing comics through the 1960s, providing scripts for DC, Harvey, Warren and Western Publishing while simultaneously producing dozens of science fiction novels and short stories. He finally retired from writing full-time in 1969, and passed away on October 13, 1974.

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