Tellus is a fictional DC Comics superhero and a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes featured in the 30th century. Tellus was co-created by artist Steve Lightle. Tellus, real name Ganglios, is a native of the methane-atmosphere planet Hykraius. All Hykraians are methane-breathers and cannot survive outside a liquid methane environment without special breathing apparatus. Like all members of his race, Tellus was both telepathic and telekinetic, it was his skill with these powers that helped gain him entry into the Legion Academy and the Legion itself, he joined the Legion alongside Polar Boy, Magnetic Kid, Sensor Girl and Quislet in Legion of Super-Heroes #14. He was the one of the first Legionnaires, non-humanoid in appearance. Tellus served in the Legion for many years and re-appeared in Legion of Super-Heroes, where it was revealed that Tellus had joined Dark Circle, a criminal organization that by had transformed itself into a quasi-religious organization. Tellus did not appear in the Legion reboot after the Zero Hour event, nor was he in the 2005 reimagining/reboot of the Legion.
The events of the Infinite Crisis limited series have restored a close analogue of the pre-Crisis on Infinite Earths Legion to continuity, as seen in "The Lightning Saga" story arc in Justice League of America and Justice Society of America, in the "Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes" story arc in Action Comics. Tellus is included in their number; this version of Tellus first appeared in the Adventure Comics Special Featuring the Guardian one-shot as a prisoner of Cadmus. He was seen in Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds #5, as multiple versions of the Legion battled Superboy-Prime, the Time Trapper and the Legion of Super-Villains. In Superman #690, he was seen in the 21st century, urging the Green Lantern known as Sodam Yat to avoid contact with his fellow Daxamite, Mon-El; as revealed in Adventure Comics #8, Tellus was part of a secret team sent by the late R. J. Brande to the 21st century to save the future in the Last Stand of New Krypton storyline. In 2011 DC Comics rebooted their entire line, including the Legion.
It has not been clarified. Tellus was a regular character in the New-52 series Legion Lost, cancelled after 16 issues. In that series, he and several Legion comrades were trapped in the twenty-first century. Ganglios has two arms and two stubs which operate as legs but are insufficient to support his body weight, his tail extends longer than his body and he has green eye with no pupils as well as horns, no teeth, scales, no nose and a "third eye" of sorts on his forehead which glows when he uses his powers. One of Ganglios' main abilities is his telepathy, he uses it as a means of communication, searching and deciphering. He can search the mind of an unconscious foe and reach into the subconscious of other individuals; this is a natural ability of his race. Although used, Ganglios' can force his telepathic powers to control lesser minded beings, he uses this ability to allow himself into other's mind to sift through their thoughts without resistance. Using telekinesis he can move his large, heavy body about with no difficulty as well as levitating himself and others.
This is not the only way. Ganglios can create a telekinetic shield around himself and others to protect himself from most physical and energy based attacks. Ganglios moves about by the use of his Telekinesis, however his normal function of moving is swimming as he does on his home planet so while moving through space or on normal human gravity levels he seems to be swimming through the air. Ganglios cannot breathe normal human levels of oxygen and requires the production of methane to be pumped into the air in his area in order to breathe. Without his breathing apparatus he would suffocate; as a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes he is provided a Legion Flight Ring. It protects him from the vacuum of space and other dangerous environments. A Hero History Of Tellus
This page discusses the humanoid version of the character. For the post-Zero Hour/pre-Threeboot version, see Sensor. Princess Projectra is a superheroine in the DC Comics universe, she lives in the 30th and 31st centuries, is a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes. Created by Jim Shooter, she first appeared in Adventure Comics #346. Projectra is a member of the royal family of the low-tech planet Orando, possesses the superhuman ability to generate illusions affecting all five senses. During her membership in the LSH, she met, fell in love with, married the martial artist Karate Kid. After her father King Voxv died, she fought both her cousin Pharoxx and her grandmother and mentor Hagga, who sought to usurp the throne. Afterward she became Queen Projectra of Orando, she and Karate Kid became reserve members of the Legion of Super-Heroes; when the Legion of Super-Villains invaded Orando, Nemesis Kid defeated Karate Kid in personal combat and killed him. Projectra subsequently killed Nemesis Kid in revenge, claiming royal privilege to do so though it violated the Legion's code against killing.
She resigned from the Legion of Super-Heroes during Karate Kid's funeral and used the Legion of Super-Villains' warp devices to take Orando to another dimension to preserve them from 30th century technology and dangers. Projectra was ordered by her elders to pay penance for indirectly bringing the Legion of Super-Villains to Orando and returned to the Legion's dimension, using the pseudonym Sensor Girl, her powers were enhanced giving her the ability to see beyond the illusions of life. Rather than create obvious illusions, she used her illusion-projection effects to or block her opponents' senses, project an illusion of darkness, or disorient victims by making it appear that their skin had vanished. Projectra kept the basis of her sensory alterations secret, since enemies familiar with her illusions might be able to ignore them, she kept her identity hidden from her fellow Legionnaires except for Saturn Girl, who vouched for her. She cloaked herself with an illusionary disguise which masked her face.
Some Legionnaires believed that she was a clone of Supergirl, murdered by the Anti-Monitor during the Crisis. Projectra was unmasked by the Emerald Empress during a battle with the Fatal Five. Afterwards, most individuals outside of the Legion continued to remain unaware of her true identity. Sensor Girl was at one point the Legion leader. Within the five-year timespan following the Magic Wars, Earth fell under the covert control of the Dominators, withdrew from the United Planets. During this period, Projectra lost her heightened Sensor Girl abilities; some time the members of the Dominators' classified "Batch SW6" escaped captivity. Batch SW6 appeared to be a group of teenage Legionnaire clones, created from samples taken just prior to Ferro Lad's death at the hands of the Sun-Eater, they were revealed to be time-paradox duplicates, every bit as legitimate as their older counterparts. However, the SW6 version of Projectra was killed in battle fighting Dominion troops; the 1994 event known as Zero Hour removed Projectra/Sensor Girl from continuity.
A new, non-humanoid Sensor character with similar powers was introduced in her place in the reboot continuity. In 2004 continuity, Projectra is once again human, she is depicted as a spoiled child of the Orando royals and a non-powered but financially well-endowed supporter of the new Legion. Her demeanor changes when her homeworld is destroyed, leaving her without a family or any financial and social privileges. Projectra's attitude has become cold and selfish in nature; the tragic demise of her parents has awakened her hereditary powers, the ability to generate illusions, based on a particular form of witchcraft. She has since expressed some degree of interest in human history the actions of the 21st century heroes as detailed in comic books asking her friends to translate ancient comics from English to Interlac, she is in a relationship with Timber Wolf. She has come to blame the Legion and the United Planets for the destruction of Orando, becoming colder and reclusive with the time passing.
Upon meeting some Orando survivors, she plans her vengeance on the Legion, at first in a sneaky, covert way taking some vicious, proactive steps. These steps included having Nura Nal, at the time trapped in Brainiac 5's mind and stripped of her powers by the physical representations of Brainiac 5's inhibitions and urges. Despite Timber Wolf discovering her treachery at the same time as Imra, without being discovered, he deliberately hid the proof against her, activating Phantom Girl's Legion Ring Alarm only when he was sure Projectra was away, saving Tinya's life but granting his lover impunity. Nearing the end of the current run of the Legion, Princess Projectra's power increased exponentially, granting her absolute mastery on the id of individuals. In addition to creating illusions, her witchcraft can now alter the behavior of individuals, forcing them to act out of their basest emotions, like rage and lust, grant a tangible form to inhibitions and the darkest corner o
Polar Boy is a fictional character from the 30th century of the DC Universe suggested by reader Buddy Lavigne of Northbrook, Illinois in the letters page of Adventure Comics #304, January, 1963. Brek Bannin grew up on the planet Tharr, considered one of the hottest inhabited planets in the galaxy. Bannin's family lives in the hottest valley of the planet where the inhabitants developed the power to create super cold and ice as a way to combat the persistent heat, he first was unable to control his powers. He was rejected. Bannin started the Legion of Substitute Heroes with other rejected applicants, was their first leader, he was the youngest person to try out for the Legion. He and the Subs aided the Legion numerous times as local law enforcement while the Legion was off-world. In appearances the Subs were used as comic relief. After the Subs thwarted an invasion of Bismoll by duplicates of Computo the Conqueror, in an embarrassing inept fashion, he disbanded the Subs, his work with the Subs had earned him a waiver to the Legion's rule that new members must be under 18, he joined the regular Legion becoming elected their leader and staying with them until they disbanded.
Members of the Subs were given a waiver to the Legion's rule that new members must not be older than eighteen. After the Subs disbanded Polar Boy applied for full membership in the Legion, he was accepted and inducted along with Sensor Girl, Magnetic Kid and Quislet. Polar Boy was characterized as well-meaning but overeager by Legion writers, he was always illustrated as being shorter than the other Legionnaires. In an alternate timeline noted by Waverider, the original Polar Boy recruits the time-lost Justice League hero Blue Jay. Following the Zero Hour reboot, Polar Boy was reintroduced in Legionnaires #43, in which he was once more rejected for unstable powers, formed the Substitute Legion, it was mentioned that this incarnation was not younger than the other Legion candidates, but was assumed to be such due to his height. Polar Boy appears in the "Threeboot" Legion as a member of the Wanderers, his powers are described as "slowing molecular movement". In Action Comics #860, Polar Boy is seen in a torture camp, captured by the anti-alien society of 31st century Earth.
His arm had been ripped off, but upon his release by Superman and the Legion, he created a replacement out of ice. In Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds, Polar Boy is among the Legionnaires assembled against Superboy-Prime and the new Legion of Super-Villains. To combat this threat, Brainiac 5 sends Ryan and Wildfire on an undisclosed mission to the 21st Century. Returning to present with a strand of Lex Luthor's hair, Polar Boy engages Superboy-Prime, trying to hold him off long enough for Brainiac 5's experiment to work, he is saved by Sun Boy. Polar Boy, like any Tharrian, can reduce the heat around himself or other objects, creating a drop in temperature ranging from mild to intense; because of this, Bannin can withstand hotter than normal temperatures. When he makes an item cold, ice or frost will condense on its surface, he wears warm clothes due to the cooler temperatures on Earth. Polar Boy has made non-speaking appearances in the Legion of Super Heroes episodes "Lightning Storm," "The Substitutes," "Dark Victory," and "Karate Kid."
Polar Boy's homeworld of Tharr is referenced in the Smallville episode "Legion", where Lightning Lad compares the smell of 21st century Earth's polluted air to the "sulfur pits of Tharr"
Crisis on Infinite Earths
Crisis on Infinite Earths is an American comic book published by DC Comics. The story, written by Marv Wolfman and pencilled by George Pérez, was first serialized as a twelve-issue maxiseries from April 1985 to March 1986; as the main piece of a crossover event, some plot elements were featured in tie-in issues of other DC publications. Since its initial publication, the series has been reprinted in various editions; the idea for the series stemmed from Wolfman's desire to abandon the DC Multiverse seen in the company's comics—which he thought was unfriendly to readers—and create a single, unified DC Universe. The foundation of Crisis on Infinite Earths developed through a character introduced in Wolfman's The New Teen Titans in July 1982 before the series itself started. Pérez was not the intended artist for the series, but was excited when he learned of it and called illustrating it some of the most fun he had. At the start of Crisis on Infinite Earths, the Anti-Monitor is unleashed on the DC Multiverse and begins to destroy the various Earths that it comprises.
The Monitor tries to recruit heroes from around the Multiverse but is murdered, while Brainiac collaborates with the villains to conquer the remaining Earths. However, both the heroes and villains are united by the Spectre. Crisis on Infinite Earths is infamous for its high death count; the series was a bestseller for DC and has been reviewed positively by comic book critics, who praised its ambition and dramatic events. The story is credited with popularizing the idea of a large-scale crossover in comics, its events caused the entire DCU to be rebooted. Crisis on Infinite Earths is the first installment in; the story will serve as inspiration for the 2019 Arrowverse crossover. DC Comics is an American comic book publisher best known for its superhero stories featuring characters including Batman and Wonder Woman; the company debuted in February 1935 with New Fun: The Big Comic Magazine. Most of DC's comic books take place within a shared universe called the DC Universe, allowing plot elements and settings to crossover with each other.
The concept of the DCU has provided DC's writers some challenges in maintaining continuity, due to conflicting events within different comics that need to reflect the shared nature of the universe. "The Flash of Two Worlds" from The Flash #123, which featured Barry Allen teaming up with Jay Garrick, was the first DC comic to suggest that the DCU was a part of a multiverse. The DC Multiverse concept was expanded in years with the DCU having infinite Earths. For example, the Golden Age versions of DC heroes resided on Earth-Two, while DC's Silver Age heroes were from Earth-One. Since "Crisis on Earth-One!", DC has used the word "Crisis" to describe important crossovers within the DC Multiverse. Over the years, various writers took liberties creating additional parallel Earths as plot devices and to house characters DC had acquired from other companies, making the DC Multiverse a "convoluted mess". DC's comic book sales were far below those of their competitor Marvel Comics. According to ComicsAlliance journalist Chris Sims, "the multiverse... felt old-fashioned, conjuring up images of'imaginary stories' and characters that DC acquired when they bought out Golden Age competitors and shuttled off to their own universes.
Marvel, on the other hand, felt contemporary... and when you stack them up against each other, there's one difference that sticks out above anything else: Marvel feels unified". During the Bronze Age of Comic Books, writer Marv Wolfman became popular among DC's readers for his work on Weird War Tales and The New Teen Titans. George Pérez, who illustrated The New Teen Titans began to rise to prominence in this era. In 1984, Pérez entered into an exclusive contract with DC, extended one year. Although The New Teen Titans was a major success for DC, the company's comic book sales were still below Marvel's. Wolfman began to attribute this to the DC Multiverse, feeling "The Flash of Two Worlds" had created a "nightmare": it was not reader-friendly for new readers to be able to keep track of and writers struggled with the continuity errors it caused. In The New Teen Titans #21, Wolfman introduced a new character: the shadowy villainous Monitor. In 1981, Wolfman was editing Green Lantern, he got a letter from a fan asking why a character did not recognize Green Lantern in a recent issue despite the two having had worked together in an issue three years earlier.
Soon afterward, Wolfman pitched Crisis on Infinite Earths as The History of the DC Universe, seeing it as a way to simplify the DCU and attract new readers. The History of the DC Universe's title was changed to Crisis of Infinite Earths because its premise, involving the destruction of entire worlds, sounded more like a crisis. Wolfman said when he pitched the series to DC, he realized it was going to be a new beginning for the DCU. "I knew up front, they did too, how big this was going to be," he said. "But, no-one knew whether it would sell at all. It was a risk DC was willing to take, because my thoughts were th
"Infinite Crisis" is a 2005–2006 comic book storyline published by DC Comics, consisting of an eponymous, seven-issue comic book limited series written by Geoff Johns and illustrated by Phil Jimenez, George Pérez, Ivan Reis, Jerry Ordway, a number of tie-in books. The main miniseries debuted in October 2005, each issue was released with two variant covers: one by Pérez, one by Jim Lee and Sandra Hope; the series storyline was a sequel to DC's 1985 limited series Crisis on Infinite Earths, which "rebooted" much of the DC continuity in an effort to fix 50 years of contradictory character history. It revisited characters and concepts from that earlier Crisis, including the existence of DC's Multiverse; some of the characters featured were alternate versions of comic icons such as an alternate Superman named Kal-L, who came from a parallel universe called Earth-Two. A major theme was the nature of heroism, contrasting the dark and conflicted modern-day heroes with memories of "lighter" and ostensibly more noble and collegial heroes of American comic books' earlier days.
Infinite Crisis #1 was ranked first in the top 300 comics for October 2005 with pre-order sales of 249,265. This was double the second ranked comic House of M #7 which had pre-order sales of 134,429. Infinite Crisis #2 was the top seller in top 300 comics for November 2005 with pre-order sales of 207,564; the plot begins when, in Crisis on Infinite Earths, Kal-L, the Superboy of Earth Prime, Alexander Luthor, Jr. of pre-Crisis Earth-Three, Lois Lane Kent of pre-Crisis Earth-Two voluntarily sequestered themselves in "paradise". DC began leading up to the new Crisis with a one-shot issue Countdown to Infinite Crisis, followed by four six-issue limited series that tied into and culminated in Infinite Crisis. Once the Crisis was completed, DC used the One Year Later event to move the narratives of most of its DC Universe series forward by one year; the weekly series 52 began publication in May 2006, depicts some of the events which occurred between Infinite Crisis and One Year Later. In June 2008, a third and Final Crisis began a run, set following the conclusion of the 51-issue Countdown to Final Crisis.
Infinite Crisis was announced in March 2005. The event was kicked off with the release of Countdown to Infinite Crisis. Countdown to Infinite Crisis was followed by four six-issue limited series: The OMAC Project, Rann–Thanagar War, Day of Vengeance, Villains United, as well as a four-part limited series DC Special: The Return of Donna Troy; these first four limited series each had a special tie-in issue, released at monthly intervals during the Infinite Crisis event. As with many large-scale comic crossovers, Infinite Crisis featured a large number of tie-ins. Before the event was announced, books such as Adam Strange and Identity Crisis were being described as part of bigger plans. After Countdown, several books were identified as tie-ins to the four mini-series. Thus, although Infinite Crisis itself is only seven issues long, its plot elements appeared in dozens of publications; some of these books were of direct and major importance, such as the Superman "Sacrifice" and JLA "Crisis of Conscience" storylines, the latter of which ended with the Justice League's lunar Watchtower being destroyed, leading directly into Infinite Crisis #1.
DC Comics executive editor Dan DiDio stated that Infinite Crisis was being hinted at in various stories for two years prior to its launch, starting with the "death" of Donna Troy. The leadup was understated until the release of the Adam Strange limited series in 2004, at which point industry press began to report that DC was planning a large event, mentioning the titles Teen Titans, The Flash, JSA, all written by Geoff Johns. With Countdown to Infinite Crisis, Infinite Crisis began to visibly affect DC's editorial policy. Geoff Johns and Grant Morrison moved into editorial positions in addition to their writing duties to coordinate coherence of the DC Universe and to handle reimaginings of several characters. Mark Waid signed an exclusive contract with DC. DC replaced its official decades-old logo with a new one that debuted in the first issue of DC Special: The Return of Donna Troy. Aside from marking a major editorial shift within DC Comics, Infinite Crisis was a return to large company-wide crossovers of a sort, uncommon since the downturn of the comic industry in the 1990s.
The story begins in the wake of the four lead-in limited series, with Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman feuding, the JLA Watchtower destroyed, the heroes of the world all facing a variety of menaces. Over this backdrop, Kal-L, along with Earth-Two's Lois Lane, Earth-Three's Alexander Luthor, Superboy-Prime escape from the pocket universe where they had been left in at the end of Crisis on Infinite Earths. Kal-L seeks out his cousin, Power Girl a survivor of Earth-Two. Believing Lois' health will improve on her native world, he hopes to replace the current Earth with Earth-Two, which he considers perfect. Kal-L tries to enlist Batman's support, stating that the Post-Crisis Earth's inherent "bad" nature caused Batman's recent mistrust and hostility. Batman refuses and tries to use his Kryptonite Ring, but as this is not native to Kal-L's universe, it fails, is destroyed by heat-vision. Afterward, Batman learns Superboy-Prime destroyed the JLA Watchtower. Alexander reveals to Power Girl that he and Superboy-Prime had been leaving their "paradise" for some time, manipulating events to help create an inter-dimensional tuning fork.
Using the Anti-Monitor's remains and captured heroes and villains attuned to former universes (Power Girl among them after Supe
Magnetism is a class of physical phenomena that are mediated by magnetic fields. Electric currents and the magnetic moments of elementary particles give rise to a magnetic field, which acts on other currents and magnetic moments; the most familiar effects occur in ferromagnetic materials, which are attracted by magnetic fields and can be magnetized to become permanent magnets, producing magnetic fields themselves. Only a few substances are ferromagnetic; the prefix ferro- refers to iron, because permanent magnetism was first observed in lodestone, a form of natural iron ore called magnetite, Fe3O4. Although ferromagnetism is responsible for most of the effects of magnetism encountered in everyday life, all other materials are influenced to some extent by a magnetic field, by several other types of magnetism. Paramagnetic substances such as aluminum and oxygen are weakly attracted to an applied magnetic field; the force of a magnet on paramagnetic and antiferromagnetic materials is too weak to be felt, can be detected only by laboratory instruments, so in everyday life these substances are described as non-magnetic.
The magnetic state of a material depends on temperature and other variables such as pressure and the applied magnetic field. A material may exhibit more than one form of magnetism as these variables change; as with magnetising a magnet, demagnetising a magnet is possible. "Passing an alternate current, or hitting a heated magnet in an east west direction are ways of demagnetising a magnet", quotes Sreekethav. Magnetism was first discovered in the ancient world, when people noticed that lodestones magnetized pieces of the mineral magnetite, could attract iron; the word magnet comes from the Greek term μαγνῆτις λίθος magnētis lithos, "the Magnesian stone, lodestone." In ancient Greece, Aristotle attributed the first of what could be called a scientific discussion of magnetism to the philosopher Thales of Miletus, who lived from about 625 BC to about 545 BC. The ancient Indian medical text Sushruta Samhita describes using magnetite to remove arrows embedded in a person's body. In ancient China, the earliest literary reference to magnetism lies in a 4th-century BC book named after its author, The Sage of Ghost Valley.
The 2nd-century BC annals, Lüshi Chunqiu notes: "The lodestone makes iron approach, or it attracts it." The earliest mention of the attraction of a needle is in a 1st-century work Lunheng: "A lodestone attracts a needle." The 11th-century Chinese scientist Shen Kuo was the first person to write—in the Dream Pool Essays—of the magnetic needle compass and that it improved the accuracy of navigation by employing the astronomical concept of true north. By the 12th century the Chinese were known to use the lodestone compass for navigation, they sculpted a directional spoon from lodestone in such a way that the handle of the spoon always pointed south. Alexander Neckam, by 1187, was the first in Europe to describe the compass and its use for navigation. In 1269, Peter Peregrinus de Maricourt wrote the Epistola de magnete, the first extant treatise describing the properties of magnets. In 1282, the properties of magnets and the dry compasses were discussed by Al-Ashraf, a Yemeni physicist and geographer.
In 1600, William Gilbert published his De Magnete, Magneticisque Corporibus, et de Magno Magnete Tellure. In this work he describes many of his experiments with his model earth called the terrella. From his experiments, he concluded that the Earth was itself magnetic and that this was the reason compasses pointed north. An understanding of the relationship between electricity and magnetism began in 1819 with work by Hans Christian Ørsted, a professor at the University of Copenhagen, who discovered by the accidental twitching of a compass needle near a wire that an electric current could create a magnetic field; this landmark experiment is known as Ørsted's Experiment. Several other experiments followed, with André-Marie Ampère, who in 1820 discovered that the magnetic field circulating in a closed-path was related to the current flowing through the perimeter of the path. James Clerk Maxwell synthesized and expanded these insights into Maxwell's equations, unifying electricity and optics into the field of electromagnetism.
In 1905, Einstein used these laws in motivating his theory of special relativity, requiring that the laws held true in all inertial reference frames. Electromagnetism has continued to develop into the 21st century, being incorporated into the more fundamental theories of gauge theory, quantum electrodynamics, electroweak theory, the standard model. Magnetism, at its root, arises from two sources: Electric current. Spin magnetic moments of elementary particles; the magnetic properties of materials are due to the magnetic moments of their atoms' orbiting electrons. The magnetic moments of the nuclei of atoms are thousands of times smaller than the electro
Legion of Super-Heroes (1958 team)
The 1958 version of the Legion of Super-Heroes is a fictional superhero team in the 31st century of the DC Comics Universe. The team is the first incarnation of the Legion of Super-Heroes, was followed by the 1994 and 2004 rebooted versions, it first was created by Otto Binder and Al Plastino. Superboy was the featured series in Adventure Comics in the 1950s. In Adventure Comics #247 by writer Otto Binder and artist Al Plastino, Superboy was met by three teenagers from the 30th century: Lightning Boy, Saturn Girl, Cosmic Boy, who were members of a "super-hero club" called the Legion of Super-Heroes, their club had been formed with Superboy as an inspiration, they had time travelled to recruit Superboy as a member. After a series of tests, Superboy was returned to his own time. Although intended as a one-off story focusing on Superboy, the Legion proved so popular that it returned for an encore in Adventure Comics #267. In this story, Lightning Boy had been renamed Lightning Lad, their costumes were close to those they wore throughout the Silver Age of Comic Books.
The Legion's popularity grew, they appeared in further stories in Adventure Comics, Action Comics, other titles edited by Mort Weisinger over the next few years. The ranks of the Legion, only hinted at in those first two stories, was filled with new heroes such as Chameleon Boy, Invisible Kid, Colossal Boy, Star Boy, Brainiac 5, Triplicate Girl, Shrinking Violet, Sun Boy, Bouncing Boy, Phantom Girl, Ultra Boy. Supergirl was recruited as a member. In Adventure Comics #300, the Legion received their own regular feature, cover-billed "Superboy in'Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes'". While they would share space with Superboy solo stories for a couple of years, they displaced Superboy from the title as their popularity grew. Lightning Lad was killed in Adventure Comics #304 and revived in issue #312, it was the Adventure Comics run which established environment. A club of teenagers, they operated out of a clubhouse in the shape of an inverted yellow rocket ship which looked as if it had been driven into the ground.
The position of Legion leader rotated among the membership. Each Legionnaire had to possess one natural superpower; some issues included comical moments where candidates with bizarre, useless, or dangerous abilities would try out for membership and be rejected. The Legion was based on Earth and protected an organization of humans and aliens called the United Planets; the regular police force in the United Planets was the Science Police. The setting for each story was 1000 years from the date of publication. In Adventure Comics #346, Jim Shooter, 14 years old at the time, had his first Legion story published. Soon thereafter, Shooter became the regular writer of the Legion stories, with Curt Swan, Win Mortimer, as artist. Shooter wrote the story in which Ferro Lad died – the first "real" death of a Legionnaire – and introduced many other enduring Legion concepts, including the Fatal Five, Karate Kid, Princess Projectra, Shadow Lass, the Dark Circle and the "Adult Legion", a conjecture regarding what the Legionnaires would be like when they grew up.
The Legion's last appearance in Adventure Comics was #380, they were displaced by Supergirl in the next issue. The early 1970s saw the Legion relegated to the status of back-up feature. First, the team's stories were moved to Action Comics for issues #377–392. Following Mort Weisinger's retirement from DC, the Legion was passed to the oversight of editor Murray Boltinoff and began appearing as a backup in Superboy, starting with #172, with writers E. Nelson Bridwell and Cary Bates and artist George Tuska. Dave Cockrum began again increasing the team's popularity; the first comic book published under the title Legion of Super-Heroes was a four-issue series published in 1973 that reprinted Legion tales from Adventure Comics. In the same year, the Legion returned to cover billing on a book when Superboy became Superboy starring the Legion of Super-Heroes with #197. Crafted by Bates and Cockrum, the feature proved popular and saw such events as the wedding of Bouncing Boy and Duo Damsel in Superboy #200.
Issues #202 and #205 of the series were in the 100 Page Super Spectacular format. Cockrum was replaced on art by Mike Grell as of issue #203 which featured the death of Invisible Kid. With #231, the book's title changed to Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes and became a "giant-size" title. At this point, the book was written by longtime fan Paul Levitz and drawn by James Sherman, although Gerry Conway wrote as well. Saturn Girl and Lightning Lad were married in All-New Collectors' Edition #C-55, a treasury-sized special written by Levitz and drawn by Grell. In #241–245 Levitz and Sherman produced what was at that time the most ambitious Legion storyline: "Earthwar", a galactic war between the United Planets and the Khunds, with several other villains lurking in the background. During this period, Karate Kid was spun off into his own 20th Century-based self-titled series, which lasted 15 issues