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The Legion Clubhouse

They were the heroes from the future - teenagers protecting the universe from those that would sow the seeds of chaos. Each had unique powers and abilities, and though they often had their differences, they came together to save the day as the Legion of Super-Heroes! Now, you can be a part of their adventures and learn the history of the future in The Legion Clubhouse!

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Dueling Review/Legion Clubhouse: Legion of Super-Heroes #1

The Legion of Super-Heroes are back (for real this time), and we are breaking down the first issue, to share what we liked, and what we didn't like about Legion of Super-Heroes #1 from DC Comics. Show your thanks to Major Spoilers for this episode by becoming a Major Spoilers Patron at patreon.com/MajorSpoilers. It will help ensure Dueling Reviews continues far into the future! Join our Discord server and chat with fellow Spoilerites! (https://discord.gg/jWF9BbF) LEGON OF SUPER-HEROES #1 Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Ryan Sook Publisher: DC Comics Cover Price: $3.99 Welcome to the 31st century! Inspired by the acts of and lessons learned from the greatest heroes of all time, the Legion of Super-Heroes have gathered together to stop a galaxy from repeating its past mistakes. The greatest lineup of heroes in comic book history returns with new, fresh, and reader-friendly stories! Eisner Award-winning writer Brian Michael Bendis reteams with master artist Ryan Sook (Action Comics) for one of the most ambitious mainstream comic books ever created! Why have the Legion of Super-Heroes broken the cardinal rule of the United Planets and inducted Jon Kent, a.k.a. Superboy, into the Legion? What are they hiding? And what does it have to do with Aquaman's long-lost trident?

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8 Nov 2019

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Legion Clubhouse #66: The Legion of Super-Heroes (featuring Superboy)

There's going to be a wedding, but not between Dream Girl and Star Boy! Plus, two members leave, one member enters! Show your thanks to Major Spoilers for this episode by becoming a Major Spoilers Patron. It will help ensure The Major Spoilers Podcast continues far into the future! Join our Discord server and chat with fellow Spoilerites! (https://discord.gg/jWF9BbF)< SUPERBOY #200 "The Legionnaire Bride of Starfinger" January/February 1974 w: Cary Bates a: Dave Cockrum Tragedy leads to a wedding… which leads to more tragedy! SUPERBOY #201 "The Betrayer from Beyond" March/April 1974 w: Cary Bates a: Dave Cockrum There's a spy in the latest Legion tryouts, and the only one who can save them is already dead! "The Silent Death" March/April 1974 w: Cary Bates a: Dave Cockrum Dream Girl's premonitions may mean death for a Legionnaire! [su_signoff]

58mins

1 Jan 2020

Rank #2

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Legion Clubhouse #65: The Fatal Five Twisted Time Tale!

KRAVEN THE HUNTER IS BACK! Also, The Fatal Five pull off some time travel shenanigans in this installment of The Legion Clubhouse. Show your thanks to Major Spoilers for this episode by becoming a Major Spoilers Patron. It will help ensure The Major Spoilers Podcast continues far into the future! Join our Discord server and chat with fellow Spoilerites! (https://discord.gg/jWF9BbF) SUPERBOY #198 "The Fatal Five Who Twisted Time" October 1973 w: Cary Bates a: Dave Cockrum Can Superboy triumph against the Legion's most terrible foes in a world where the Legion no longer exists? SUPERBOY #199 "The Gun Who Mastered Men" November 1973 w: Cary Bates a: Dave Cockrum The Legion is trapped in their headquarters by a new, dangerous foe!

51mins

21 Dec 2019

Rank #3

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The Legion Clubhouse #002 - Problematic Portrayals

In this episode, we take a look at Action Comics #267 and Adventure Comics #282 and the problematic portrayal of teenage girls. Show your thanks to Major Spoilers for this episode by becoming a Major Spoilers Patron. It will help ensure The Major Spoilers Podcast continues far into the future! Action Comics #267 The Three Super-Heroes August 1960 w: Jerry Siegel a: Jim Mooney After watching a demonstration put on by her cousin Superman in her civilian guise of Linda Lee, Supergirl is visited by three teens who can exhibit extraordinary powers and happen to know Supergirl's secret identity. Supergirl decides to finally investigate when these teens manage to activate her Linda Lee robot. Upon confronting these teens, they reveal themselves to be Cosmic Boy, Lightning Lad and Saturn Girl, members of the Legion of Super-Heroes from the 30th Century. When Supergirl recalls her cousin telling her of his induction into the Legion when he was Superboy, the Legion members tell her that they are the children of the original Legion and that they want her to join their ranks. Traveling to the 30th Century, Supergirl meets other new members of the Legion: Chameleon Boy who can change shapes, Invisible Lad who can turn invisible, and Colossal Boy who can grow to titanic heights. Her initiation into the group would require her to perform a super-feat for them. When it's learned that there is too much air traffic on the planet Earth, Supergirl digs a tunnel through the planet wide enough for air ships to fly through in order to lighten the load. However, when she emerges and returns to the Legion, she is shocked that she is a full grown woman and therefor is no qualified to be a member of the Legion who does not admit anyone over the age of 18. Dismayed, the now Superwoman uses her X-Ray vision to find the cause, and finds that there was a chunk of Red Kryptonite that caused the change in her body. The Legion regretfully tells Superwoman that she will not be able to apply for membership for another year. Returning to her own time, and after the effects of the Kryptonite have worn off, Supergirl (in her civilian guise of Linda Lee) wonders if she'll be invited into the Legion again. - via DC Wikia Adventure Comics #282 Lana Lang and the Legion of Super-Heroes March 1961 w: Otto Binder a: George Papp Lana Lang is once more trying to win Superboy's affections, when the Boy of Steel is summoned to a cave near Smallville where he meets a super-hero calling himself Star Boy. Coming from the 30th Century and the planet Xanthu, Star Boy explains that he has similar super-powers to Superboy. He goes on to explain that he is also a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes, and that he has traveled into the past to stop two Xenthuian criminals who had escaped into this era and are hiding out on Earth. However, Starboy's X-ray vision cannot penetrate copper and so has asked Superboy's help who's x-ray vision will be able to see through the copper piping used in Smallville's water system to find the criminals, who have been hiding in underground caverns. Lana Lang stumbles upon the two young heroes just as they finished capturing the Xanthuian criminals, and in order to get Superboy jealous, Lana bluffs Star Boy into believing she overheard his secret identity and forces him to pretend to be her boyfriend in order to make Superboy jealous. Traveling to the 30th Century with Superboy and Star Boy, Lana has the latter do whatever it takes to try and make Superboy jealous. However, Superboy sees through this ploy and ignores everything and even goes so far as to "date" a Xantharian girl, which causes Lana herself to become jealous and admit to the whole deception. With Lana having learned her lesson, the two teens from the 20th Century return to their own time. - via DC Wikia

34mins

16 Feb 2017

Rank #4

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Legion Clubhouse #41: The Legion Espionage Squad

What will become of the Legion of Super-Heroes now that The Influence has made the Legion outlaws? NOTE: Dear Legionaires, we apologize for error, but episode #40 was lost due to a system crash and poor media management. We will continue to look for the missing files. Show your thanks to Major Spoilers for this episode by becoming a Major Spoilers Patron. It will help ensure The Major Spoilers Podcast continues far into the future! Adventure Comics #360 "The Legion Chain Gang!" September 1967 w: Jim Shooter a: Curt Swan (from Shooter layouts) The underground Legionnaires work to free their pals from Universo's tyranny. Tonight, there's gonna be a jailbreak! Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #106 "The Lone Wolf Legionnaire Reporter!" October 1967 w: Jim Shooter a: Pete Costanza Called to the 30th Century for his news writing skills, Jimmy "Elastic Lad" Olsen finds a future-super mystery!

47mins

7 Dec 2018

Rank #5

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#26: Dinosaurs and Mermaids

Krypton and Earth go to war, and the Unknown Legionnaire saves the day in this installment of the Legion Clubhouse. Show your thanks to Major Spoilers for this episode by becoming a Major Spoilers Patron. It will help ensure The Major Spoilers Podcast continues far into the future! Adventure Comics #333 The War Between Krypton and Earth! June 1965 w: Edmond Hamilton a: John Forte An ancient artifact sends the Legion into the past to discover the terrible truth about the lost planet Krypton! Adventure Comics #334 The Unknown Legionnaire! July 1965 w: Edmond Hamilton a: John Forte Can you guess the stunning secret of.. Unknown Boy?

53mins

27 Apr 2018

Rank #6

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The Legion Clubhouse #003: Born on a Monday

In this episode, we take a look at Action Comics #276 and Superboy #89, and we get to talk with comic book writer, Chris Roberson. 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! Show your thanks to Major Spoilers for this episode by becoming a Major Spoilers Patron. It will help ensure The Major Spoilers Podcast continues far into the future! Action Comics #276 Supergirl's Three Super Girl-Friends May 1961 Writer: Jerry Siegel Artist: Jim Mooney While spending time with the other girls in the orphanage in her civilian guise of Linda Lee, Supergirl becomes upset that she doesn't have any female friends whom she can confide in. Switching to her Supergirl identity when she receives a call, she meets Saturn Girl of the Legion of Super-Heroes, along with two other newer Legion members, Phantom Girl and Triplicate Girl who have come to the 20th Century to cheer Supergirl up. They take her back to the 30th Century and invite her to join the Legion, and introduce her to the other new members: Shrinking Violet, Sun Boy, Bouncing Boy, and Brainiac 5 -- The latter being the descendant of Superman's old foe Brainiac. After partaking in the Legion of Super-Heroes' parade, Supergirl prepares to return to her own time, when Brainiac 5 asks her to stay and be his girlfriend. Supergirl politely declines because she has to return to her own time. Back in the 20th century, Supergirl is contacted by Lori Lemaris and Jerro to test out a new force field they hope will protect Supergirl from harmful Kryptonite rays. The device works, however when Supergirl tries to throw the Kryptonite into space she scares off Krypto. burying the Kryptonite on a distant planet and returning home, Supergirl's force field device is damaged by a meteor and Lori is unable to repair it. When Supergirl returns to the orphanage as Linda Lee, the girls tease her when she is forced to lie to them and tell them she has no boyfriend, when in reality she has two admirers in both Brainiac 5, and Jerro. - via DC Wikia Superboy #89 Superboy's Big Brother June 1961 Writer: Robert Bernstein Artist: George Papp While out with Ma and Pa Kent, Clark notices a rocket crashing to Earth. Investigating it as Superboy, the Boy of Steel is shocked to find an occupant inside that has a star chart and a medallion around his neck from Jor-El, his own father, about his apparent son. Believing that this person is a previously unknown and long lost brother, Superboy is disappointed to find that the occupant has amnesia. Taking him in with the Kents, they decide to name him Mon-El, based partially on the day of the week he landed on Earth (Monday) and on Kryptonian names. Pa Kent also sets Mon-El up with a civilian guise of Bob Cobb so that Mon-El can assume a civilian life in Smallville, as a brush salesman. However, Superboy beings to get suspicious of Mon-El's true nature, and begins to doubt his origins when he realizes the buckle on Mon-El's belt is not made of any Kryptonian metal, and Krypto doesn't recognize Mon-El. As a final test, Superboy tries to expose Mon-El to Kryptonite as the boy sleeps and is shocked that it has no effect. The next day, after Mon-El tries to show up Clark for Lana Lang's affections, Superboy decides to trick Mon-El into "revealing" himself by orchestrating a Kryptonite meteor hoax while they're playing. To do so, Superboy paints lead meteors to resemble Kryptonite and throws them into space so that they land on Earth at the right time. Superboy is shocked to find that Mon-El is effected by the lead meteors just as Superboy would have been effected by real Kryptonite. This causes Mon-El's memories to return, and he reveals that his real name is Lar Grand, who was from the planet Daxam, and landed on Krypton just before it's destruction and befriended Jor-El before departing the planet, and that the crash really did cause him to have amnesia. As lead being the Daxarian's weakness, Mon-El is about to die, however Superboy comes up with a solution to save Mon-El's life, by sending him to the Phantom Zone until he can find a cure for Mon-El's lead poisoning. - via DC Wikia

59mins

2 Mar 2017

Rank #7

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Legion Clubhouse #38: Future of the Legion!

What happens when we get a look at the grown-up Legion (for the first time)? Show your thanks to Major Spoilers for this episode by becoming a Major Spoilers Patron. It will help ensure The Major Spoilers Podcast continues far into the future! Adventure Comics #354 "The Adult Legionnaires!" March 1967 w: Jim Shooter a: Curt Swan (from Shooter layouts) The future of the future as Superman visits his childhood pals in the Adult Legion of Super-Heroes! Adventure Comics #355 "The War Of The Legions!" April 1967 w: Jim Shooter a: Curt Swan (from Shooter layouts) The Legion of Super-Villains returns for revenge, but help arrives from an unexpected source!

47mins

26 Oct 2018

Rank #8

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Dueling Review: Legion of Super-Heroes Millennium #1

You know their names, you recognize their costumes, but what does Rose Forrest have to do with the heroes of tomorrow? Show your thanks to Major Spoilers for this episode by becoming a Major Spoilers Patron at patreon.com/MajorSpoilers. It will help ensure Dueling Reviews continues far into the future! Join our Discord server and chat with fellow Spoilerites! (https://discord.gg/jWF9BbF) LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES: MILLENNIUM #1 Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artists: Jim Lee, Dustin Nguyen, Andrea Sorrentino, Andre Araujo, Scott Williams Publisher: DC Comics Cover Price: $4.99 Release Date: September 4, 2019 Brought to you by some of comics' greatest talents, this epic story spans the course of 1,000 years and, for the very first time, connects all of DC's future timelines! Starring the unlikeliest of DC heroes as she learns to cope with newfound immortality and roams through the disparate societies of Batman Beyond, Kamandi and Tommy Tomorrow, wrestling with her own inner demons and desperately trying to find her purpose in an ever-changing world. Do not miss this truly unique take on tomorrow's DC Universe, all leading up to a special launch on the millennium!

36mins

6 Sep 2019

Rank #9

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Legion Clubhouse #43: Black Day for the Legion!

Dr. Morlo is an eco-terrorist, and the Super-Pets are revolting in this week's Legion Clubhouse! Listen to the Major Spoilers Podcast on Stitcher Show your thanks to Major Spoilers for this episode by becoming a Major Spoilers Patron. It will help ensure The Major Spoilers Podcast continues far into the future! Adventure Comics #363 "Black Day For The Legion!" December 1967 w: Jim Shooter a: Pete Costanza (from Shooter layouts) Mantis Morlo and his Chemoids have defeated the Legion. Next, they'll destroy the Earth! Adventure Comics #364 "The Revolt of the Super-Pets!" January 1968 w: Jim Shooter a: Pete Costanza (from Shooter layouts) The Legion's four-legged friends have turned against them... but WHY?

58mins

4 Jan 2019

Rank #10

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Legion Clubhouse #34: The Jim Shooter Era Begins

Jim Shooter, at 14 begins writing the Legion of Super-Heroes, and it begins here! Show your thanks to Major Spoilers for this episode by becoming a Major Spoilers Patron. It will help ensure The Major Spoilers Podcast continues far into the future! Adventure Comics #346 "One Of Us Is A Traitor!" July 1966 w: Jim Shooter a: Sheldon Moldoff (from Shooter layouts) Four new Legionnaires join the fold... but one of them is not what they seem! Adventure Comics #347 "The Traitor's Triumph!" August 1966 w: Jim Shooter a: Curt Swan (from Shooter layouts) The traitor stands revealed as... KARATE KID?

57mins

31 Aug 2018

Rank #11

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The Legion Clubhouse #006: The MacGuffin Legion (and Mark Waid too!)

In this episode of The Legion Clubhouse, we examine Superboy #98, and Adventure Comics #300 and discover the point where the Legion goes from a plot device to main event. Also, Legion of Super-Heroes writer, Mark Waid stops by to talk about his favorite Legion member. 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! Show your thanks to Major Spoilers for this episode by becoming a Major Spoilers Patron at http://patreon.com/MajorSpoilers. It will help ensure The Major Spoilers Podcast continues far into the future! Superboy #98 The Boy with Ultra-Powers! July 1962 w:Jerry Siegel a: Curt Swan A super-powered young man named Ultra-Boy has arrived in Smallville with his guide Marla Latham, for the purpose of trying to learn the secret identity of Superboy. Mingling in with the youth of Smallville, Ultra-Boy attempts to learn Superboy's secret identity, at first asking Superboy's confidant Pete Ross. This cause Pete to worry about accidentally revealing the fact that he knows Superboy's secret identity. Meanwhile, both Ultra-Boy and Superboy find out that they are really costumed super-heroes when they both scan each other with their x-ray visions and see their costumes under each other. When Pete is trapped in the Smallville bank's vault, Ultra-Boy and Superboy arrive to save him. However, when Superboy's x-ray vision is unable to peer into the workings of the lead based vault door, Ultra-Boy is able to do so because his vision does not have the same limitation. With Pete Ross freed, Ultra-Boy reveals to Superboy his purpose for trying to learn Superboy's identity: That he's really an alien from the 30th Century, and that his reward for learning Superboy's identity would be membership in the Legion of Super-Heroes. With his mission a success Ultra-Boy returns to the future with Marla and bids farewell to Superboy and Pete. - via DC Wikia Adventure Comics #300 Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes September 1962 w: Jerry Siegel a: John Forte/Al Plastino When the powers of the Legionnaires go out of control, they summon Superboy to the 30th century to aid them. They discover the cause is a lead masked villain called Urthlo. When Urthlo drives back Superboy with Kryptonite vision, Superboy frees Mon-El from the Phantom Zone long enough for him to defeat Urthlo, who turns out to be a robot sent to the future by the teen-age Lex Luthor. But when the lead antidote (Serum XY-4) created for Mon-El proves to only be temporary, he is returned to the Phantom Zone to save his life. - via DC Wikia

1hr 7mins

14 Apr 2017

Rank #12

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The Legion Clubhouse #007: Dumbest Origin Story?

In this episode of The Legion Clubhouse, we take a look at Adventure Comics #301 and Adventure Comics #302, and discuss what might just be the dumbest origin story of all time. Plus, what happens when you lose your powers? 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! Show your thanks to Major Spoilers for this episode by becoming a Major Spoilers Patron. It will help ensure The Major Spoilers Podcast continues far into the future! Adventure Comics #301 The Secret Origin of Bouncing Boy October 1962 w: Jerry Siegel a: John Forte The Legion holds an "open audition". They reject a powerless rich kid named Lester Spiffany and an applicant called Storm Boy who fakes his powers with a hidden weather control device. Bouncing Boy is then randomly chosen to tell his origin. After gaining his bouncing powers by accidentally drinking a super-plastic formula, he is rejected for Legion membership. But when Bouncing Boy uses his rubbery properties to ground himself so he can defeat a criminal with an electric shocker, he is invited to join the Legion. His story encourages the new applicants to keep trying. - via DC Wikia Adventure Comics #302 Sun-Boy's Lost Powers! November 1962 w: Jerry Siegel a: John Forte Cosmic Boy, Saturn Girl, and Sun-Boy make a trip to Metropolis where the people are unveiling the first of a series of statues in honor of the Legion of Super-Heroes. The first statue is revealed to be of Sun-Boy, who has to use his powers to destroy the statue when it begins to topple, threatening to crush spectators of the event. Flying back to headquarters later, Sun-Boy realizes his powers have run out when he cannot use them to illuminate a city going through a black out. This prompts Sun-Boy to try and restore his powers, using a similar atomic device that first gave him his powers, and later a volcano, however both attempts fail to restore them. When an entomologist visits the Legions base to gift them with insects from other planets, Sun-Boy's powers briefly come back. Later when Ultra-Boy and Superboys arrive for a scheduled meeting, Sun-Boy asks them to help try to restore his powers using a mirror device and both heroes x-ray visions. This attempt also fails. After giving up, Sun-Boy accepts the fact that his powers are gone, and he is asked to resign from the Legion, he cleans out his locker and supplies and leaves. Later, while watching the Legion in action, Sun-Boy is visited by Bouncing Boy who has come to take his Legion monitor. Later, Kranyak, a villain which Sun-Boy helped incarcerate, learns of the news about Sun-Boy's powers escapes from prison. Reuniting with his gang, Kranyak attacks Sun-Boy to learn if the stories are true. Learning that they are indeed true, Kranyak tells Sun-Boy that he is going to destroy the other Legionaries. Realizing how to finally restore his powers, Sun-Boy travels to the planet Lurna. There he makes a flame-beast blast him with it's flame breath, this miraculously restores his powers. Sun-Boy then returns to Earth where he stops Kranyak and his gang from crushing the Legion's base with a giant chunk of ice and easily defeats the crook. After Kranyak has been turned over, Sun-Boy explains to the Legion how his powers were restored: That the only way his powers could be restored would be exposure to sufficient heat energy from living creature that has heat-based powers. He goes on to explain he figured it out when he touched a firefly from the planet Lurna, and so went there find a creature with stronger flame powers. He also explains that the reason why his powers weren't restored by Superboy and Ultra Boy is because they are really robots. This was figured out while Sun-Boy watched the Legion in action and the two heroes were drawn towards Cosmic Boy whenever he used his magnetic powers. When revealed as robots, the Legion checks out their inner workings and learn that they were sent to the future by Ultra Boy and Superboy, who were busy in the 20th Century celebrating the birthday of Pete Ross. The robots were sent to the future to take their place, and they caught caught in a storm during their travel through the time barrier which caused them to forget they were really robots. With all the loose ends tied up, Sun-Boy is welcomed back into the ranks of the Legion of Super-Heroes. - via DC Wikia

37mins

27 Apr 2017

Rank #13

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The Legion Clubhouse #014: They Didn't Just Do That... Did They?

In this episode of The Legion Clubhouse, two very troubling stories that in hindsight were really terrible ideas. 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! Show your thanks to Major Spoilers for this episode by becoming a Major Spoilers Patron. It will help ensure The Major Spoilers Podcast continues far into the future! Adventure Comics #313 The Condemned Legionnaires! October 1963 w: Edmond Hamilton a: Curt Swan When most the female members of the Legion of Super-Heroes (and Night Girl of the Legion of Substitute Heroes) come down with the Crimson Virus, they have to be sent to a quarantine planet. The rest of the female members are hunted down by a mysterious masked villain named Satan Girl, who seems to be infecting the female Legionnaires with the virus. With the arrival of Supergirl, who is immune to the virus, the male Legion members try to learn the origins of Satan Girl. When she proves immune to Kryptonite, Lead and an anti-android weapon, the heroes are puzzled to figure out her true identity. Unable to defeat her due to her superior powers, Supergirl has the Legion go and collect the Legion of Super-Pets, as Satan Girl's powers would not effect them. The Super-Pets manage to easily defeat Satan Girl, who is unmasked, revealing that she is really -- Supergirl!? The weakened Satan Girl explains that she is the product of Red Kryptonite, which Supergirl was exposed to upon entering the 30th Century. Knowing that she had only 48 hours of life, she adopted the guise of Satan Girl and created a device that would siphon the Red Kryptonite radiation and infect females with it, in hopes that once she had rid herself of the Red Kryptonite energies she could live past the 48 hour period which Red Kryptonite effects. With her plan a failure, and the 48 hours running their course, Satan Girl merges with Supergirl. After wards, the Legion learns that Satan Girl managed to handle Green Kryptonite because she wore a lead suit. After this revelation, although they are victorious and their female members restored to normal, the Legion takes a moment to feel pity for Satan Girl, for all she wanted to do was live. - via DC Wikia Adventure Comics #314 The Super-Villains Of All Ages! November 1963 w: Edmond Hamilton a: John Forte Posing as an applicant for potential Legion membership, the evil Alaktor manages to take x-ray photos of every device within Legion headquarters. Sneaking back into their base, Alaktor steals one of the Legion's time bubbles in hopes of recruiting histories most evil criminals. The Legion stumbles upon Alaktor's plot and try to stop him across different periods. However, Alaktor manages to avoid capture while recruiting Nero, John Dillinger, and Adolf Hitler from history and bring them to the 30th Century. With a mind swap device, Alaktor manages to switch the minds of Hitler, Dillinger, and Nero into the bodies of Superboy, Mon-El and Ultra-Boy. The three then turn against Alaktor and decide to commit crimes across the universe for their own gain. The Legion tries to stop them, but in the bodies of their near indestructible friends, this proves to the easier said than done. However, the evil and opportunistic natures of Hitler, Dillinger and Nero get the better of them and all three knock each other out using the weaknesses their stolen super-bodies are vulnerable too. This allows the Legion to gather them up, and restore their friends minds back into their own bodies, return the historical figures to their own times and undo the damage they had done in the 30th Century. - via DC Wikia

46mins

6 Oct 2017

Rank #14

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Legion Clubhouse #25: Thar She Blows!

The Legion of Super-Villains invade the Legion Clubhouse, and we go in search of the great space whale. Show your thanks to Major Spoilers for this episode by becoming a Major Spoilers Patron. It will help ensure The Major Spoilers Podcast continues far into the future! Adventure Comics #331 The Triumph Of The Legion Of Super-Villains! April 1965 w: Jerry Siegel a: Jim Mooney The LSV gets the upper-hand, but the expelled Legionnaires may have a plan up their sleeve... Adventure Comics #332 The Super-Moby Dick Of Space! May 1965 w: Edmond Hamilton a: John Forte After a terrible injury, Lightning Lad becomes obsessed with a space monster! Can he escape a second death at the beast's hands?

1hr 3mins

13 Apr 2018

Rank #15

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The Legion Clubhouse #004: The Legacy of Tom Tanner

In this episode, we take a look at Superman #147, and Action Comics #290. There is evil afoot, and only the Legion of Super-Heroes (with Superman and Superboy) can stop them! 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! Show your thanks to Major Spoilers for this episode by becoming a Major Spoilers Patron. It will help ensure The Major Spoilers Podcast continues far into the future! Superman #147 The Legion of Super-Villains! August 1961 w: Jerry Siegel a: Curt Swan/Sheldon Moldoff Adventure Comics #290 Secret of the Seventh Hero November 1961 w: Robert Bernstein a: George Papp

32mins

17 Mar 2017

Rank #16

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The Legion Clubhouse #005: What a Bunch of Animals

In this episode of The Legion Clubhouse, we look at Adventure Comics #293, and Action Comics #287. What do you do when the Legion is taken down by brains in jars? What's a Whizzy? 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! Show your thanks to Major Spoilers for this episode by becoming a Major Spoilers Patron. It will help ensure The Major Spoilers Podcast continues far into the future! Adventure Comics #293 The Legion of Super-Traitors! March 1962 w: Jerry Siegel a: Curt Swan After a day of work at Pa Kent's store, Clark is called into action as Superboy, however when attempting to save an air craft from crashing, Superboy suddenly leaves it to crash, forcing Krypto to come to the rescue. Afterward, Superboy suddenly snaps again and is about to throw Krypto into space along the path of a Kryptonite meteor, however he snaps out of it again. Before Superboy can learn the source of his uncharacteristic behavior, he receives a call from the Legion of Super-Heroes. Going to the designated meeting place, Superboy meets with Cosmic Boy, Saturn Girl, and Lightning Lad who have come to Earth to get Superboy's aid updating their records of which Kryptonian criminals had been banished to the Phantom Zone before Krypton's destruction. As Superboy is showing the Legion, Mon-El suddenly appears and warns Superboy that the Legion plans on betraying him and freeing the Phantom Zone criminals. The Legion members then suddenly blast Superboy with special Kryptonite rings that incapacitate the boy of Steel. It's revealed that the Legion are under the control of the Brain Globes of Rambat, who seek to conquer the Earth, but saw Superboy as their only obstacle. With Superboy defeated, and not considering the Legion members as a threat, the Brain Globes free the Legion and prepare for their conquest. Realizing that the globes had no effect on Krypto prompt the Legion to travel through time and collect Comet the Super-horse, Streaky the Super-cat, and Beppo the Super-monkey to form the Legion of Super-Pets. With the aid of the Super-Pets, the Legion of Super-Heroes are able to defeat the Brain Globes and force them to abandon their goals of conquest. With the globes defeated, the Super-Pets return to their respective eras and Saturn Girl revives Superboy and informs him that she cannot tell him how they defeated the Brain Globes. She then sends Superboy to destroy the device the Brain Globes intended to use to move the Earth. Afterward, Superboy returns home to inform his family what came over him that day and his plan to clear things up with the authorities as well. - via DC Wikia Action Comics #287 Supergirl's Greatest Challenge April 1962 w: Jerry Siegel a: Jim Mooney After spending time at her friend Margie's house where her Superman fan-club has Lois Lane over as a guest visitor, Supergirl (as Linda Lee Danvers) returns home. There she is told by Fred Danvers that the sheriff is about to blow up the tree stump which hides the secret exit to their home which Supergirl uses to leave unseen. Supergirl rushes off to prevent the entrance from being seen. Returning home once more she gets a signal from the Legion of Super-Heroes to visit them in the 30th Century. At first she wonders why the Legion called her because they all appear to be busy doing other things, however she strangely finds them at the Legion's headquarters. The Legion quickly have her board their ship to go out into space to stop the Positive Man. Supergirl succeeds in doing so by attracting a negative creature from space to cause the two to explode. Returning to Earth, the Legion members find that their super-powers no longer work, and in order to avoid a crime spree, Supergirl with the help of Whizzy (the future descendant of her super-cat Streaky) help make it appear as though the Legion still has their super-powers by helping them out behind the scenes. However, this is all a trick, and the "Legion" members are really members of the Chameleon men, alien shape changers who are posing as the Legion. With Supergirl's guard down, they use a Phantom Zone projector to shunt both Supergirl and Whizzy into the Phantom Zone. Using Whizzy's telepathic abilities, they gain the aid of the owner of an android factory they had saved earlier to send in an android resembling the Chameleon Men to enter the Legion base and free Supergirl and Whizzy. Supergirl then quickly defeats the Chameleon Men, trapping them in a transparent dome, and freeing the other Legion members. After she says goodbye to the Legion and Whizzy and returns to her own time and relates to the story to Streaky. - via DC Wikia

36mins

31 Mar 2017

Rank #17

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Legion Clubhouse #54: It's Pronounced Moan-El

This week, we learn the correct way to pronounce Mon-El, discuss the ultimate sacrifice, and look at the lower class of the future! Listen to the Major Spoilers Podcast on Stitcher Show your thanks to Major Spoilers for this episode by becoming a Major Spoilers Patron. It will help ensure The Major Spoilers Podcast continues far into the future! Join our Discord server and chat with fellow Spoilerites! (https://discord.gg/jWF9BbF) Action Comics #381 "The Hapless Hero!" October 1969 w: Jim Shooter a: Win Mortimer/Jack Abel Matter-Eater Lad and Shrinking Violet go on a date… but her boyfriend isn't happy about it! Action Comics #382 "Kill A Friend To Save The World!" November 1969 w: Jim Shooter a: Win Mortimer/Jack Abel Legionnaires are forced into mortal combat!

58mins

7 Jun 2019

Rank #18

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Legion Clubhouse #016: The Menace of Dream Girl!

In this episode of The Legion Clubhouse, the boys go crazy, and Ultra Boy becomes a space pirate. 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! Show your thanks to Major Spoilers for this episode by becoming a Major Spoilers Patron. It will help ensure The Major Spoilers Podcast continues far into the future! Adventure Comics #316 The Renegade Super-Hero! January 1964 w: Edmond Hamilton a: John Forte 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. - via DC Wikia Adventure Comics #317 The Menace of Dream Girl! February 1964 w: Edmond Hamilton a: John Forte While the Legion of Super-Heroes attempts to figure out what the Time Trapper is up too, they find opposition in the way of a barrier protecting the future era in which he resides, keeping the Legion from monitoring his activities. In the meantime, the Legion induct a new member, Dream Girl, who is voted in because all of the male members of the Legion become instantly attracted to her and vote her into the Legion. Things start to get suspicious, as Dream Girl ends up entrapping various Legion members on disciplinary actions, leading to their temporary suspension from the Legion. After taking Ultra-Boy, Bouncing Boy, Shrinking Violet, Lightning Lad, and Lightning Lass to an alien world which causes them to de-age into infants (except for Dream Girl who took a preventative antidote) most of the Legion is on suspension. However, Dream Girl later reveals to Star Boy, that her power is to see the future through dreams, and the reason she has manipulated events is because she forsaw the Legion being killed in a rocket explosion, and that she did everything she could to prevent the Legion members from dieing. Star Boy then reveals to Dream Girl that what she saw was really a planned rocket flight with robot doubles of the Legion. Afterwards, all is explained and Dream Girl decides to leave the Legion to hone her powers, but not before seeing the other Legion members -- restored to their natural ages -- and learning that the episode gave Lightning Lass new powers over density, Dream Girl rechristens her Light Lass. - via DC Wikia LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES: THE SILVER AGE OMNIBUS 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.

48mins

2 Nov 2017

Rank #19

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Legion Clubhouse #015: The Adventures of Elastic Lad

In this episode of The Legion Clubhouse, two very troubling stories that in hindsight were really terrible ideas. Subscribe via iTunes Show your thanks to Major Spoilers for this episode by becoming a Major Spoilers Patron at http://patreon.com/MajorSpoilers. It will help ensure The Major Spoilers Podcast continues far into the future! Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #72 The World Of Doomed Olsens! October 1963 w: Jerry Siegel a: Curt Swan "Jimmy is taking part in a televised showcase of has many adventures, focusing particularly on the formula that turns him into Elastic Lad, and his various other transformations over the years. His special is suddenly interrupted by an alien creature calling itself the Collector who kidnaps Jimmy with it's scientific devices. Jimmy finds himself transported to an alien world where the Collector hopes to make a collection of all the various incarnations of Jimmy Olsen. Rooting Jimmy to the group (by literally turning his feet into tree roots) the Collector keeps Superman at bay as well and apparently brings forth the giant monster Jimmy, the wolfman Jimmy, porcupine Jimmy and fat Jimmy before the real Jimmy. These alternate versions of him terrorize him before they themselves are rooted into the ground. Before the Collector can do anything else Jimmy suddenly pulls the microphone that's been attached to him since the TV interview, and throws it at the Collector scaring the creature, thus proving to Jimmy that it's a ruse. Jimmy had deduced that the "Collector" is really Mon-El in disguise (due to his reaction to the microphone which was made with some lead parts which used to be a weakness for Mon-El) and that the other "Jimmy's" are really other members of the Legion of Super-Heroes (who are revealed to be Colossal Boy, Chameleon Boy and his new pet Proty II, Cosmic Boy, and Bouncing Boy.) Jimmy learns that this was all planned by the Legion and Superman as an initiation for Jimmy, who is taken to the 30th Century where he is awarded an honorary membership in the Legion of Super-Heroes." - via DC Wikia Adventure Comics #315 The Legionnaires' Super-Contest! December 1963 w: Edmond Hamilton a: John Forte "While the Legion of Super-Heroes is attending a law enforcement convention, the Legion the Substitute Heroes fills in for them while they are absent. The Substitutes save a rocket from crashing, their deed is seen by Superboy's x-ray vision. With their existence revealed to the Legion of Super-Heroes, the Legion recognizes them as rejected Legion applicants and the Legion decides to give them another opportunity to apply for membership. Each Substitute is sent on a different mission with various members of the Legion of Super-Heroes, and use their talents to help solve each mission. Returning from their missions, each Substitute member has their performance graded. Stone Boy ends up getting the highest score and is offered membership in the Legion of Super-Heroes, however, enjoying his membership in the Substitutes, Stone Boy declines membership to remain with his friends in the Legion of Substitute Heroes." - via DC Wikia LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES: THE SILVER AGE OMNIBUS 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. You can buy the Legion of Super-Heroes: The Silver Age Omnibus via our Amazon affiliate link (http://amzn.to/2xRldB1)

52mins

19 Oct 2017

Rank #20