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Legends of the DC Universe (1998) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Legends of the DC Universe (1998) 1

    Written by James Robinson. Art by Val Semeiks and Paul Neary. Cover by Glen Orbi. U.L.T.R.A. Humanite Part 1: Madness and Science; this story tells the previously untold tale of the Man of Steel's first encounter with the U.L.T.R.A.-Humanite, the deadly genius whose powerful brain can switch from one body to another; As the young Superman battles U.L.T.R.A., Lex Luthor waits, poised for victory no matter which of the two wins. 36 pgs., full color. $1.95. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #2
    Legends of the DC Universe (1998) 2

    Written by James Robinson. Art by Val Semeiks and Paul Neary. Cover by Glen Orbik. More Powerful Than a Locomotive; Morgan Wilde has survived his apparent death by using the U.L.T.R.A Transference technology to hop into another body, and is using his new identity to wreak havoc within LexCorp; Superman tries to find him, but once again the U.L.T.R.A Humanite evades him. 36 pgs., full color. $1.95. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #3
    Legends of the DC Universe (1998) 3

    Written by James Robinson. Art by Val Semeiks and Paul Neary. Cover by Glen Orbik. U.L.T.R.A. Humanite Part III: Mad Scientist; The deranged U.L.T.R.A Humanite intends to transfer himself into every living mind in Metropolis, destroying the souls of their original inhabitants; Superman must stop him, but first he has to find him; Eventually establishing that the Humanite has possessed Lex Luthor's security chief, Drake, the man of steel thwarts his scheme but the Humanite escapes to scheme anew. 36 pgs., full color. $1.95. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #4
    Legends of the DC Universe (1998) 4

    Written by William Messner-Loebs. Art by Mike Deodato, Jr. and Vince Russell. Cover by Steve Rude. Moments Part 1; Julia Kapatelis has found herself in a 'situation': the Redblacks street gang, armed with hi-tech weaponry, have holed themselves up in a bank which she was visiting in order to hide from the police after an aborted rumble with the Weasels; Outside, Inspector Ed Indelicato and Officer Sally Marsden are hoping for some sort of divine assistance, which arrives in the form of Wonder Woman. 36 pgs., full color. $1.95. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #5
    Legends of the DC Universe (1998) 5

    Written by William Messner-Loebs. Art by Mike Deodato, Jr. and Vince Russell. Cover by Steve Rude. Moments Part 2; Sally Marsden is being interviewed by a police psychiatrist, and is not enjoying the experience; Meanwhile, Diana visits the hospital bedside of one of the gang members, and discovers that the suits they have been using were going to be supplied to the Boston PD before it was discovered that they were faulty. 36 pgs., full color. $1.95. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #6
    Legends of the DC Universe (1998) 6

    Cover by Christopher Moeller. Written by Kelley Puckett. Art by Dave Taylor and Kevin Nowlan. Fear of God; Dick Grayson meets Superman for the first time; Previously, Dick and the rest of the world only knew him through rumors; Dick and Superman team up to capture criminals who have stolen an experimental e.m. pulse rifle and generators from S.T.A.R. Labs. 36 pgs., full color. $1.95. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #7
    Legends of the DC Universe (1998) 7

    Written by Denny O'Neil. Art by Greg Land and Dick Giordano. Cover by Hugh Fleming. Peacemakers Part 1: Call to Arms; Synopsis:Hal and Ollie find themselves in the small country of Minglia which is embroiled in rebellion; this is the first chronological meeting of Hal Jordan and Oliver Queen. 36 pgs., full color. $1.95. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #8
    Legends of the DC Universe (1998) 8

    Written by Denny O'Neil. Art by Greg Land and Dick Giordano. Cover by Hugh Fleming. Peacemakers Part 2: War Zone; Injured Ollie Queen recoups in the rebel camp; Hal Jordan assists the opposing government forces. 36 pgs., full color. $1.99. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #9
    Legends of the DC Universe (1998) 9

    Written by Denny O'Neil. Art by Greg Land and Dick Giordano. Cover by Hugh Fleming. Peacemakers Part 3: Battle's End; Green Lantern and Green Arrow face off in the rebel camp, where Arrow tries to persuade Lantern that the latter is fighting for the wrong side, and that the government soldiers are trying to get Than, the peacemaker; they team up to expose General Zho (literally). 36 pgs., full color. $1.99. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #10
    Legends of the DC Universe (1998) 10

    Written by Kelley Puckett. Art by Terry Dodson and Kevin Nowlan. Cover by Kevin Nowlan. Folie a Deux Part One; Babs starts college; Batman begins training Batgirl; Flashback of the death of Barbara Gordon's parents; First 11 pages of the issue are "silent" with no text or dialogue. 36 pgs., full color. $1.99. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #11
    Legends of the DC Universe (1998) 11

    Written by Kelley Puckett. Art by Terry Dodson and Kevin Nowlan. Cover by Kevin Nowlan. Folie a Deux Part Two; Batgirl and Commissioner Gordon escape from a hostage situation; Story indicates that Gordon always knew Babs was Batgirl. 36 pgs., full color. $1.99. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #12
    Legends of the DC Universe (1998) 12

    Written by Christopher Priest. Art by Ken Lashley and Ron Boyd. Cover by Dave Johnson. Critical Mass Stages 1-5; Five members of the Justice League of America have grown into giants and are doing more damage than good; Only the Atom is unaffected, using his white dwarf technology to stay at a manageable size; Snapper Carr thinks the solution to the problem may have come about at a party years ago. 36 pgs., full color. $1.99. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #13
    Legends of the DC Universe (1998) 13

    Written by Christopher Priest. Art by Ken Lashley and Ron Boyd. Cover by Dave Johnson. Critical Mass Stages 6-16; The Leaguers are still growing, but help begins to arrive; Superman and the Martian Manhunter are able to help airlift them out, and get Aquaman to water, and Snapper Carr goes in search of Green Arrow, who may have an idea where Packrat's shrinking technology came from; The two of them have to go in search of Batman, not a proposition which excites Green Arrow. 40 pgs., full color. $1.99. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #14
    Legends of the DC Universe (1998) 14
    • Signed by artist Steve Rude with Lone Star Comics certificate of authenticity.

    Written by Mark Evanier. Art by Steve Rude and Bill Reinhold. Cover by Steve Rude. The American Evolution; Jimmy Olsen discovers a scheme by a number of Darkseid's lackeys to devolve the population of Metropolis, and eventually the Earth, in order to make it ripe for conquest; He rescues the Guardian from their clutches and sets about destroying their weird machine hidden inside the newly rebuilt Daily Planet globe, with reluctant help from apparently spineless Planet doorman Bernie Sobel. 68 pgs., full color. $3.95. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #15
    Legends of the DC Universe (1998) 15

    Written by Michael Jan Friedman. Art by Richard Case. Cover by Carl Critchlow. Dark Matters; The Flash is having trouble with Captain Cold and the Trickster, and as always is late both for work and for his dates with Iris West, love of his life; In the middle of dinner, he is called away to the scene of a car crash, where the evidence points most definitely towards murder, but he is dissuaded from continuing the investigation by the new chief of detectives, Joe Hinchman. 36 pgs., full color. $1.99. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #16
    Legends of the DC Universe (1998) 16

    Written by Michael Jan Friedman. Art by Richard Case. Cover by Carl Critchlow. Dark Matters Part Two; Captain Cold is now safely behind bars, but the Flash is still having trouble with the Trickster and now Captain Boomerang; Not only this, but the deaths begin to mount up, and Barry becomes sure that Joe Hinchman is part of a cover-up investigation; Meanwhile, he is offered a new lab job by John Paul Curfew, and gets some information from Captain Cold on Elizabeth Chen, one of the victims. 36 pgs., full color. $1.99. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #17
    Legends of the DC Universe (1998) 17

    Written by Michael Jan Friedman. Art by Richard Case, Jose Marzan, and Richard Case. Cover by Carl Critchlow. Dark Matters Part Three; Still plagued by the Rogues and hunting Dark Matter, Flash is not best pleased to learn that Captain Cold has escaped from jail; He is also worried about Iris' safety, as Dark Matter knows that she got away from him, but has Charlie Conwell guard her hospital bed, which is just as well, as Joe Hinchman seems to be after her; Iris and Barry deduce that Dark Matter is probably Barry's new employer John Paul Curfew, and Barry speeds off after his next likely scientist target, where he is unexpectedly aided against the killer by Captain Cold, who feels like he could have become involved in the case anyway as either victim or suspect. 36 pgs., full color. $1.99. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #18
    Legends of the DC Universe (1998) 18

    Written by Marv Wolfman. Art by Butch (Jackson) Guice. Cover by Mike Kaluta. Conflicting Emotions!; Raven cannot cope with the emotions she must smother in herself to prevent the coming of the demon Trigon, and finds no sympathy or support in her fellow citizens of Azarath. She journeys to Earth, where she encounters others' emotions for the first time, and is almost overwhelmed; Kid Flash, meanwhile, is finding it hard to keep down both a normal life and a career as a super-hero; The final straw comes when his unexplained absences cause his girl-friend to cheat on him with his best friend. 36 pgs., full color. $1.99. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #19
    Legends of the DC Universe (1998) 19
    Published Aug 1999 by DC.

    WRITTEN BY JASON HERNANDEZ-ROSENBLATT; ART BY POP MHAN AND ROMEO TANGHAL; PAINTED COVER BY DUNCAN FEGREDO In stores June 9. Impulse stars in a self-contained issue that sets the stage for next month's JLA Annuals (JLApe) event! Meet Gorbul Mammit, the son of Gorilla Grodd. His goal? To restore apes as the dominant lifeform on Earth. Only Impulse and Max Mercury stand in the way of an army of apes looking to reshuffle the deck that evolution dealt them. FC, 32 PG.$1.99" Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #20
    Legends of the DC Universe (1998) 20

    WRITTEN BY STEVEN GRANT; ART BY MIKE ZECK AND KLAUS JANSON; PAINTED COVER BY GLEN ORBIK In stores July 7. Part 1 of a 2-part story revealing an adventure of pre-Hal Jordan Green Lantern Abin Sur in the Old West! This first of three planned 2- part stories pitting a new foe against Green Lanterns of different eras finds Abin Sur tracking an intergalactic madman to 1882 Arizona! With the help of young Marshal Henry Lee Jordan, Abin Sur must choose between justice and vengeance when he finally faces Traitor, the being who killed Abin's predecessor as a Green Lantern! (Look for details of the next 2-parter, pencilled by Gil Kane and featuring Silver Age GL Hal Jordan and the Atom, in an upcoming issue of Previews.) FC, 32 PG.$1.99" Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #21
    Legends of the DC Universe (1998) 21

    Written by Steven Grant; art by Mike Zeck and Klaus Janson; painted cover by Laurel Blechman In stores August 11. Concluding a 2-part story starring pre-Hal Jordan Green Lantern Abin Sur in the Old West! The conclusion to "The Trail of the Traitor" finds Abin in an old-fashioned showdown ? guns a-blazin' ? with Traitor himself! And without the help of the Arizona territory's Marshal Jordan, this GL just might be a goner! (Look for the details of Traitor's return ? facing Hal Jordan and the Atom ? in an upcoming issue of Previews.) FC, 32 pg.$1.99" Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #22
    Legends of the DC Universe (1998) 22

    WRITTEN BY RANDY AND JEAN-MARC LOFFICIER; ART BY J.O. LADRONN AND KEITH AIKEN; PAINTED COVER BY STEVE RUDE In stores September 8. A classic Jack Kirby Superman story (from SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN) is reinterpreted in today's continuity, written by Randy and Jean-Marc Lofficier (BATMAN: NOSFERATU) with art by Cable's J.O. Ladronn and Keith Aiken, with a stunning painted cover by Steve Rude (Hulk vs. Superman)! In Part 1 of the 2-part "Transilvane," the Man of Steel accompanies mad scientist Dabney Donovan to a manmade planet that's an experiment gone totally awry! Zombies, vampires and other ghoulish creatures call the strange world of Transilvane "home," but they've got plans to branch out...to Earth! Can a weakened Superman ? and deranged doc Donovan ? put things aright? FC, 32 PG." Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #23
    Legends of the DC Universe (1998) 23

    Written by Randy and Jean-Marc Lofficier; art by J.O. Ladronn and Keith Aiken; painted cover by Steve Rude In stores October 13. A stunning cover by Steve Rude (Hulk vs. Superman ) highlights the conclusion of "Transilvane!" Superman and maniacal scientist Dabney Donovan must find a way to escape from Transilvane -- an artificial micro-world filled with weird, warring classes of zombies, vampires and other monsters -- and then contain its madness before it infects the entire Earth! FC, 32 pg." Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #24
    Legends of the DC Universe (1998) 24

    WRITTEN BY JAMIE DELANO; ART AND PAINTED COVER BY STEVE PUGH. Darkseid takes center stage in "The Jump," a two-part story written by Jamie Delano (HELLBLAZER) with art and an incredible painted cover by Steve Pugh (PREACHER SPECIAL: SAINT OF KILLERS). The lord of Apokolips commands that the young rebel D-Vo must be brought to heel by Kaninsky, one of Darkseid's deadly dog soldiers. But D-Vo's become too popular among the rank and file of Apokolips, making it hard to break his spirit. Plus, the Black Racer is coming after D-Vo and Kaninsky, but who is his doomed target...the soldier or the rebel? FC, 32 PG.$1.99* " Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #25
    Legends of the DC Universe (1998) 25

    WRITTEN BY JAMIE DELANO; ART AND PAINTED COVER BY STEVE PUGH In stores December 15. Darkseid takes center stage in the conclusion of "The Jump," a 2-part story written by Jamie Delano (HELLBLAZER) with art and an incredible painted cover by Steve Pugh (PREACHER SPECIAL: SAINT OF KILLERS). For the first time, Darkseid learns what life is like for his Dog Soldiers ? directly from a deceased member of the deadly troops! All this, plus the dreaded Black Racer and a rebellion in the streets of Apokolips, a fiery conflagration inspired by young D-Vo! FC, 32 PG." Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #26
    Legends of the DC Universe (1998) 26

    WRITTEN BY STEVE ENGLEHART; ART BY TREVOR VON EEDEN AND JOE RUBINSTEIN; COVER BY TONY HARRIS In stores January 19. Part 1 of a 2-part story starring Aquaman and... the Joker?! The Joker has worked his fiendish magic on the fish off Gotham City's shores before, but this time the King of the Seas ? not the Dark Knight ? is bringing the Clown Prince of Crime to justice. Has the Joker met his match? Or will Aquaman's Atlantis provide the Joker with the punchline of a lifetime? This one'll kill ya! But will it kill anyone else? FC, 32 PG." Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #27
    Legends of the DC Universe (1998) 27

    WRITTEN BY STEVE ENGLEHART; ART BY TREVOR VON EEDEN AND JOE RUBINSTEIN; COVER BY TONY HARRIS In stores February 16. Batman appears in the conclusion to a 2-part story starring Aquaman and the Joker! As the Joker secures the throne of Atlantis as his own, the dejected former Lord of the Seas risks the dry land of Gotham City to discover his new foe's Achilles' heel and runs smack-dab into the Dark Knight, the one person who knows all the Joker's litle secrets. By land, by sea, by sky... any way you slice it, the Joker's going down and Aquaman is just the King to do it! FC, 32 PG." Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #28
    Legends of the DC Universe (1998) 28

    WRITTEN BY STEVEN GRANT; ART BY GIL KANE AND KLAUS JANSON; PAINTED COVER BY KANE AND ALEX ROSS. Traitor, the villain that faced Green Lantern Abin Sur in the Old West (in LEGENDS OF THE DC UNIVERSE #20-21) returns to face Green Lantern Hal Jordan and the Atom in a 2-part sequel featuring pencils by Silver Age legend Gil Kane and a painted cover by Kane and Alex Ross (BATMAN: WAR ON CRIME)! For more information, see the feature article. FC, 32 PG.Green Lantern: Traitor's Revenge #1 Gil Kane art Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #29
    Legends of the DC Universe (1998) 29

    WRITTEN BY STEVEN GRANT; ART BY GIL KANE AND KLAUS JANSON; PAINTED COVER BY KANE AND ALEX ROSS In stores April 19. Traitor, the villain that faced Green Lantern Abin Sur in the Old West, faces Green Lantern Hal Jordan and the Atom in the conclusion of a 2-part sequel featuring pencils by Silver Age legend Gil Kane and painted covers by Kane and Alex Ross (BATMAN: WAR ON CRIME)! As a result of Traitor's machinations, the Atom towers over his JLA buddy, Hal Jordan! But has the Atom been enlarged? Or is it Green Lantern who's been reduced? The answer may lie in GL's ring, but only if the Atom himself wields it! FC, 32 PG. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #30
    Legends of the DC Universe (1998) 30

    WRITTEN BY CHRISTOPHER PRIEST; ART BY KARL WALLER AND MARK MCKENNA; PAINTED COVER BY MARK TEXEIRA In stores May 24. A 3-part tale of Wonder Woman revealing her connection to the Golden Age Fury! In a story structured along the lines of a Greek Tragedy, Diana leads Justice League Europe against an Eastern European dicator in the middle of his genocidal war. With bombs bursting and people's lives being destroyed, Diana is willing to do almost anything to stop the horror. But when the dictator offers Diana a chance at peace for the region, is the price too great for the Amazon Princess to pay? And how does the World War II Fury fit into this saga? FC, 32 PG. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #31
    Legends of the DC Universe (1998) 31

    WRITTEN BY CHRISTOPHER PRIEST; ART BY KARL WALLER AND MARK MCKENNA; PAINTED COVER BY MARK TEXIERA Superman guests in Part 2 of a 3-part Wonder Woman tale revealing her connection to the Golden Age Fury! Wonder Woman visits Paradise Island to question Hippolyta about the legitimacy of Fury's claims, but Fury won't take "no" for an answer. And neither will the leader named Alcmaeon, who wants merely one night with Diana in exchange for ending a brutal conflict. Will discussing the matter with Superman change the Amazon Princess' fateful decision? FC, 32 PG. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #32
    Legends of the DC Universe (1998) 32

    WRITTEN BY CHRISTOPHER PRIEST; ART BY KARL WALLER AND MARK MCKENNA; PAINTED COVER BY MARK TEXIERA Superman guests in the conclusion of a 3-part Wonder Woman tale revealing her connection to the Golden Age Fury! The prophecy of the 18th letter comes full circle as Wonder Woman's plan comes together, handing Alcemaeon his biggest defeat ever. But will Diana's word be enough to stop the war? And just how does Fury fit into all this? FC, 32 PG. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #33
    Legends of the DC Universe (1998) 33

    WRITTEN BY J.M. DEMATTEIS; ART BY MICHAEL ZULLI AND VINCE LOCKE; PAINTED COVER BY PHIL HALE Hal Jordan takes center stage as the Spectre in a 4-part story setting the stage for a new ongoing series starring the Spirit of Vengeance! As the former Green Lantern settles into his new role as the all-powerful agent of Almighty Wrath, he worries that he may yet again abuse nigh-unstoppable power. Will Hal's fears be realized before he has a chance to master his new role? FC, 32 PG. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #34
    Legends of the DC Universe (1998) 34

    WRITTEN BY J.M. DEMATTEIS; ART BY MICHAEL ZULLI AND VINCE LOCKE; PAINTED COVER BY PHIL HALE Part 2 of an all-new 4-part story showcasing Hal Jordan as the new Spectre! The new Spectre at last faces Caul, a man who will do anything to escape his predestined death at the hands of the Spirit of Wrath. Marshalling considerable psychic talents, Caul magnifies all of Hal's fears and doubts...with shocking results. How will the mighty Spectre survive being tormented by every ravaged soul his astral powers ever condemned? FC, 32 PG. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #35
    Legends of the DC Universe (1998) 35

    WRITTEN BY J.M. DEMATTEIS; ART BY MICHAEL ZULLI AND VINCE LOCKE; PAINTED COVER BY PHIL HALE Part 3 of the 4-part story showcasing Hal Jordan as the new Spectre! Paralyzed and trapped by his psychic enemy, Caul, the Spectre fights his inner demons ? the souls of everyone on whom he has ever passed judgment. Will he come to terms with his new mission and terrible power? Meanwhile, Caul is free to pursue his own ultimate goal: to escape his preordained death at the Spectre's hands by triggering global armageddon! FC, 32 PG. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #36
    Legends of the DC Universe (1998) 36

    Destroyer of Worlds #4; Hal Jordan as the Spectre. Michael Zulli art. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #37
    Legends of the DC Universe (1998) 37

    WRITTEN BY STEVEN GRANT; ART BY SCOTT KOLINS AND KLAUS JANSON; PAINTED COVER BY GREG STAPLES The villain who nearly defeated two Green Lanterns sets his sights on Kyle Rayner in the 2-part final story of the "Traitor Trilogy"! The spaceborn Traitor has returned to Earth once again, ready to seek revenge for the humiliations he suffered at the hands of Green Lantern Abin Sur in the Old West and those dealt him by GL Hal Jordan and his JLA colleague the Atom. How will Kyle defeat a foe who has so much experience battling Emerald Warriors? FC, 32 PG. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #38
    Legends of the DC Universe (1998) 38

    WRITTEN BY STEVEN GRANT; ART BY SCOTT KOLINS AND KLAUS JANSON; PAINTED COVER BY GREG STAPLES It's the final, fatal confrontation as Green Lantern faces Traitor! Kyle Rayner has never battled a foe like the spaceborn nemesis who nearly vanquished Abin Sur and Hal Jordan. Now Kyle's life is on the line, and the epic battle will not end without a body count. FC, 32 PG. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #39
    Legends of the DC Universe (1998) 39

    WRITTEN BY DANNY FINGEROTH;ART BY RANDY GREEN AND WAYNE FAUCHER; PAINTED COVER BY KEVIN NOWLAN Superman stars in the one-issue story "Sole Survivor of Earth," where an eccentric billionaire is convinced that the Earth is doomed and will soon explode! When he sends his only son rocketing into outer space, Superman takes a special interest for a very personal reason. FC, 32 PG. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #40
    Legends of the DC Universe (1998) 40

    WRITTEN BY RICH FABER AND TODD DEZAGO;ART BY DREW JOHNSON AND FABER; PAINTED COVER BY TONY HARRIS "Lessons in Time," Part 1 of 2 ? featuring the mite-ey Atom! Ray Palmer always wondered whether he did more good in his role as the super-hero Atom, or as an Ivy Town University Professor. The answer comes when the Atom's arch-foe, Chronos the Time Thief, attempts to expand the experimental timespace rift known as the Time Pool. Atom's only chance of keeping Ivy Town from being swallowed up by history itself may not lie with his size-changing powers, but with his ability to teach and inspire his laziest student! FC, 32 PG. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #41
    Legends of the DC Universe (1998) 41

    Written by Rich Faber and Todd Dezago;ART BY Drew Johnson and Faber;PAINTED COVER BY Tony Harris Final issue. "Lessons in Time," Part 2 of 2 ? starring the Atom! Professor Hyatt's miraculous invention, the Time Pool, has gone out of control, and now Ivy University is overrun by dinosaurs, futuristic fighters, and other time anomalies. Professor Ray Palmer, a.k.a. the Atom, must find a way to shut down the Time Pool before the damage is irreparable. But his only shot at success depends not on his size-changing powers, but on his ability as a teacher. And the person he needs most is his slackest student ever! FC, 32 pg. Cover price $2.50.