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Legion of Super-Heroes (1980) - #291
"A Sign of Darkness Dawning"
DC Comics


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  Writer(s):
Paul Levitz

Penciller(s):
Keith Ian Giffen

Inker(s):
Larry Mahlstedt

Colorist(s):
Carl Gafford - 'Gaff'

Letterer(s):
Annette Kawecki

Editor(s):
Laurie S Sutton

Cover Artist(s):
Keith Ian Giffen
Romeo Tanghal
 

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Cover Date: September 1982
Cover Price: US $ 0.60

Issue Tagline: None.

Format: Color; Standard Comic Issue; 25 pages

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The Great Darkness Saga

Letters Column: The Legion Outpost

Synopsis:
Learning the shocking "identity" behind of the Servant of Darkness, the Legion reels thinking how this could be possible. Meanwhile, the Servant's master has taken all of the energy possible from the mystical objects, he now turns his attention to individuals of great power. Meanwhile both Dream Girl and the White Witch have prophetic dreams which could mean dire circumstances for the Legionnaires!

Reprinted/Collected in:
La Legion des Super-Heros et les Nouveaux Jeunes Titans (1984) #6
Legion of Super-Heroes (1980) HC
Legion of Super-Heroes (1980) TPB [1989]
Legion of Super-Heroes (1980) TPB [2014]

Notes:
Great Darkness Saga: Chapter 2.

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Writer(s):
Paul Levitz

Penciller(s):
Howard Bender

Inker(s):
Rodin L. Rodriguez

Colorist(s):
Carl Gafford - 'Gaff'

Letterer(s):
Janice Chiang

Editor(s):
Laurie S Sutton

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Notes:
When this story was collected in the 1989 The Great Darkness Saga TPB, it was redrawn by Keith Giffen and Larry Mahlstedt, and relettered by John Costanza. Carl Gafford colored the new version of the story as well.

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