In this episode of The Legion Clubhouse, Jimmy Olsen has girl troubles, and the Time Trapper is finally unmasked… or is he?

In the city of Metropolis, in the 30th Century, there exists one of the most amazing clubs of all time! It’s members are teen-aged youths, each possessing on special super-powers! The club members have vowed to use their fantastic power to battle crime… This rocket shaped building is the Legion Clubhouse!

Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen #76
Elastic Lad Jimmy and His Legion Romances!
April 1964
w: Jerry Siegel
a: John Forte
Having invited Lucy Lane over for a date, Jimmy tries his best to try to impress her in hope that she will like him more. However, everything turns out to be uninteresting and dull compared to her other suitors. When Jimmy attempts to show her the exploits of the Legion of Super-Heroes with the aid of the time monitor they gave him, their date is interrupted by the arrival of Ultra-Boy and Sun-Boy who have come to ask for Jimmy’s help on a mission in the 30th Century. Jimmy agrees to go and tells Lucy to stay and watch him in action on the time monitor, hoping this is the ticket he needs to get her to like him.

In the future, Jimmy is left with Saturn Girl, Triplicate Girl, and Light Lass who tell him that he has to be active with the Legion at least twice a year, and so they give him a replica of his Elastic Lad costume and serum so that he can assist them in transporting a priceless Venusian idol to the Astro Museum. Along the way, Jimmy not only has to deal with disasters, wild animals, and criminals, but also the romantic advances of the three female Legion members.

After their mission is over, the three girls fight over Jimmy’s affections until he is picked up by Ultra-Boy and Sun-Boy who return Jimmy to his own time. With Jimmy gone the girls drop their charade, having staged the whole thing, knowing that Lucy Lane would be watching on the time monitor, in hopes that their advances on Jimmy would make her jealous enough to treat him better. When Jimmy returns to his own time, he finds that Lucy had fallen asleep, and demands a taxi home after listening to Jimmy’s “wild story”. Watching this through their own time monitor in the 30th Century, the Legion girls are disappointed with the outcome of their little charade. – via DC Wikia

Adventure Comics #321
The Code of the Legion!
June 1964
w: Edmond Hamilton
a: John Forte
When the Legion intruder alarm goes off, it turns out to be Bouncing Boy, who has just lost his powers due to an accidental exposure to a ray being developed by Element Lad. Instead of expelling him, the Legion decides to keep Bouncing Boy on as a reserve member of the Legion.

Later the Legion is visited by Commissioner Wilson who has heard of a secret weapon the Legion has developed called the Concentrator. It’s a device so devastating, the Legion refuses to tell anyone it’s secret. The Commissioner decides to test the Legion’s ability to keep this secret by putting each Legion member through a test designed to put them up against the most lethal attack possible, in an attempt to coerce the secret out of them. All the Legion members pass except for Lightning Lad who tells the Commissioner the secret. As punishment, Lightning Lad is to be imprisoned.

However, Lightning Lad confides in his fellow Legionnaires that the information he told the Commissioner was false, and the if the Commissioner was an impostor he would soon be flushed out. Sure enough, the “Commissioner” turns out to be the Time Trapper, and when he realizes the deception he returns behind the Iron Curtain of Time once more. After his defeat, the Legion rescue the real Commander and vow to stop the Time Trapper once and for all. Later, the Legion meets up with their now powerless member Bouncing Boy who introduces them to his new girlfriend, who turns out to be just as fat as he used to be. – via DC Wikia


Thanks to one of our fantastic listeners, we are giving away a copy of Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes Volume One.


It’s the long-awaited wedding of Saturn Girl and Lightning Lad, with a ceremony bringing together Legionnaires and friends from across galaxies! But amid the celebration, one guest’s joy for the happy couple is mixed with apprehension: something is wrong with the 30th century, and only Superboy can see it. To figure out what happened to the Legion’s future, Superboy and his friends must venture a thousand years into the past—to 1978! Plus, the Legion face off against the Worldsmith, rescue their billionaire benefactor, take over Superboy’s brain and more!

Continuing directly from the LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES ARCHIVES, this volume includes stories from SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #234-240, ALL-NEW COLLECTORS’ EDITION C-55 and DC SUPER-STARS #17.

Originally introduced in 1958, the Legion of Super-Heroes is a team of super-powered teenagers from the disparate worlds of the 30th century’s United Planets. Each hero had his or her own powers, unique to their planets of origin; together, they stood against evil across the galaxy. Together with 20th century hero Superboy, this team–originally made up of Saturn Girl, Lightning Lad and Cosmic Boy, but soon numbering in the dozens–fought for justice as they dealt with adolescent insecurities.

Collects ADVENTURE COMICS #247, #267, #282, #290, #293, #300-328; ACTION COMICS #267, #276, #287 and #289; SUPERMAN #147; SUPERMAN ANNUAL #4 and SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN #72, #76; and SUPERBOY #86, #89, #98 and #117.

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