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"The Renegade Super-Hero!": While going through criminal records for one of their current missions, the Legion comes across a record identifying their own member Ultra-Boy as an escaped criminal. Learning that it's true, the Legion puts it to a vote and
Appearing in "The Renegade Super-Hero!"
- Legion of Super-Heroes
- Mystery Marauders (Single appearance)
- Olan Jor (Cameo)
- Science Police (various unnamed officers)
Synopsis for "The Renegade Super-Hero!"
While going through criminal records for one of their current missions, the Legion comes across a record identifying their own member Ultra-Boy as an escaped criminal. Learning that it's true, the Legion puts it to a vote and Ultra-Boy is expelled from the Legion. Enraged that he's been expelled, Ultra-Boy tells the Legion that he will now work against them, and flees the planet to escape from them.
The Legion tries to take in Ultra-Boy for his crimes, but each time they track him down, Ultra-Boy is able to evade capture. While fleeing the Legion, Ultra-Boy aids a number of humans who have had their minds placed into alien creatures before resuming his escape from the Legion. When hiding out on the phantom planet, Phantom Girl manages to track him down and warn him of the Legion's impending arrival, and they are captured by the aliens responsible for the rash of crimes that the Legion was investigating before going after Ultra-Boy.
The aliens, having heard of Ultra-Boy's expulsion from the Legion's ranks offer him a chance to join them, and Ultra-Boy aids them in incapacitating the Legion. However, Ultra-Boy suddenly turns on his alien benefactors and captures them and frees the Legion. Ultra-Boy and Cosmic Boy then reveal that the entire episode was a ruse, where they planted evidence making it appear as though Ultra-Boy was a hunted criminal to lure out the real criminals. With the culprits caught, the Legion reinstate Ultra-Boy as one of their members.
Appearing in "The Origins and Powers of the Legion of Super-Heroes"
- Legion of Super-Heroes
- Legion of Super-Pets
Synopsis for "The Origins and Powers of the Legion of Super-Heroes"
Features pictures of all the members of the Legion of Super-Heroes. The feature includes panels of the various Legion members showing off their abilities, and a supplementary page revealing their real names and planets of origin. Featured members: Phantom Girl, Triplicate Girl, Brainiac 5, Lightning Lad, Bouncing Boy, Invisible Kid, Shrinking Violet, Cosmic Boy, Chameleon Boy, Saturn Girl, Colossal Boy, Sun Boy, Superboy, Lightning Lass, Star Boy, Mon-El, Ultra Boy, Matter-Eater Lad, Supergirl, Proty II, Element Lad, Elastic Lad, and the Legion of Super-Pets (Krypto, Beppo, Comet and Streaky).
- This issue is reprinted in Legion of Super-Heroes Archives Vol. 2, Showcase Presents: Legion of Super-Heroes Vol. 1, and Adventure Comics #502.
- This issue includes a four-page excerpt entitled "The Origins and Powers of the Legion of Super-Heroes!"
- This issue includes a "Buzzy" public service announcement by Jack Schiff, Win Mortimer and Ira Schnapp.
- This issue includes a "Super-Turtle" humor strip by Henry Boltinoff.
- This issue is divided into two chapters:
- Part I: The Renegade Super-Hero!
- Part II: The End of a Super-Traitor
- Earliest chronological appearance of Ultra Boy; origin revealed in this issue.
- No trivia.
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- Legion of Super-Heroes (Volume 1)
- Legion of Super-Heroes (Volume 2)
- Legion of Super-Heroes (Volume 3)
- Legion of Super-Heroes (Volume 4)
- Legion of Super-Heroes (Volume 5)
Links and References
- Legion of Super-Heroes article at Wikipedia
- Legion of Super-Heroes article at Supermanica
- Legion of Super-Heroes at Legion World
- Cosmic Teams: Legion of Super-Heroes
- Legion Club House