I've been waiting for this volume for a long, long time. I have the full run of the Legion of Super-Heroes Archives. I loved that series so much. I just love the Legion so much. This book picks right up where the Archive series ended. I was particularly upset when the Archives stopped because of what was going to be printed in the next volume. That volume is this volume! And what I was waiting for was the tabloid that had the wedding of Lightning Lad & Saturn Girl. About a year ago, I finally tracked it down, so it's in my collection now, but now I have it on really nice paper!
This is the era when I first started reading the Legion. My first issue was #238, which was a classic Legion reprint. The cover is reprinted here, but not the story. The rest of the book is wonderful and awful all at the same time. I'm reliving a lot of this for the first time since the 70s. And it's not as awesome as I remember it being. Some of it is a little hard to read. But it's still awesome to me. This is when Paul Levitz jumped on the book to start his 700 year run on it. If anything, this just makes me want volume 2 all the more. We are finally into "my" Legion. It just gets better from here. Slowly.
Superboy And The Legion Of Super-Heroes Vol. 1
Writer: Jack C. Harris, Gerry Conway, Paul Levitz, Paul Kupperberg, Jim Starlin
Artist: Juan Ortiz, Bob Smith, Mike Grel, Ric Estrada, Jack Abel, Vince Colletta, George Tuska, Joe Rubinstein, James Sherman, Bob McLeod, Mike Nasser, Rick Bryant, Walt Simonson, Jim Starlin, Howard Chaykin, Bob Wiacek