Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Adventure Comics #365

Adventure Comics #365 (On Sale: December 26, 1967) features Neal Adams' fifth cover of the month for DC..

"Escape of the Fatal Five" is by Jim Shooter, Curt Swan and George Klein. When the peaceful planet Talok VIII becomes a belligerent warlike world, the United Planets Director calls upon the Legion to investigate. The world's heroine, Shadow Lass, who had been off-planet on a mission, accompanies four Legionnaires, Superboy, Brainiac 5, Cosmic Boy, and Karate Kid.
As Talok's warlords have completely sealed off their world, the five heroes parachute into a barren desert, intending to make their way into Talok's capital, which they do despite obstacles placed in their path by the mysterious agency behind Talok's transformation.

Gaining entrance to a fortress, the heroes are struck by rays which teleport each into a death-trap. Karate Kid finds himself trapped inside a gigantic, hollow diamond, Cosmic Boy encounters five large, non-magnetic, metal balls which rush at him in a short hallway, Superboy is slowly being crushed in a tiny sphere, Brainiac 5 is imprisoned in a small chamber with spiked walls moving in on him, and Shadow Lass appears in a room flooded with bright, glaring lights, which weaken her darkness-casting power and can eventually kill her. Reprinted in DC Special Blue Ribbon Digest #8 and Legion of Super-Heroes Archives Vol. 7 HC.

This issue also contains an 8-page feature: "The Origin and Powers of the Legion of Super-Heroes."

Edited by Mort Weisinger.

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