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|Publish Date:||JUN 1964|
Adventure Comics (1938) 321-A by DC
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes in "The Code of the Legion"
*A general alarm goes out, summoning all Legionnaires to the Clubhouse. A slim, powerless Bouncing Boy appears, telling them that he lost his extra weight and his bouncing ability, when he accidentally bounced in front of a matter-shrinking projector. The others vote him into the Legion Reserve, and then begin discussing the dire menace of the Time Trapper and his impenetrable Iron Curtain of Time. Star Boy suggests that they use a top-secret weapon, the Concentrator, to destroy this Iron Curtain, but the mere mention of its name shocks the others.
Meanwhile, on two different worlds, Chameleon Boy and Triplicate Girl are captured by unseen foes, who demand to know the secret of the Concentrator. Both escape, and inform the gathered Legionnaires that someone else is aware of the weapon's existence. When the Science Police Commissioner Wilson calls at the Clubhouse to ask if they have such a device, they admit it to him, but refuse to divulge its function. At his suggestion, they then accompany him to Althar, a barren planet, where they undergo tests, one by one, to ensure that none will reveal the secret under pressure.
When Lightning Lad supposedly cracks and reveals the Concentrator's secret to Wilson, his fellow members imprison him for this betrayal. After the Commissioner leaves, however, Lightning Lad tells them his suspicion that the Commissioner is someone else in disguise, and that he gave him a false secret to lead him astray. Superboy and Mon-El use their vision powers to confirm this: the Commissioner was actually the Time Trapper in disguise.
Discovering Lightning Lad's ruse, the Time Trapper causes black, dead suns to hurtle toward Althar and the heroes. The Legionnaires then use the Concentrator secret to build a machine which concentrates all the power in the universe, for the briefest moment, to black the dark suns out of existence.
The Time Trapper escapes behind his Iron Curtain, and the Legion, returning to Earth, vows to track him down and bring him to justice. *Source: The Official Legion of Super-Heroes Index #2 - Published by ICG.
An untitled Facts on Hobbies page.
An untitled Chief Hot Foot strip.
Superboy in "Clark Kent, Cub Reporter" reprinted from Superboy (Vol 1) #63.
Clark Kent becomes a cub reporter for the Daily Planet.