Paul Levitz returned to the Legion after a few years absence to lead it to one of its greatest heights. Before he got to that point, however, there was still little gem. His chronologically first Legion of Super-Heroes story after his return is a much-forgotten treasure called The Best of DC Digest #24, from May 1982.
These 100 pages feature a brand-new story set around a classic 2-part reprint, plus another two separate reprints.
But what we want to showcase today is the feature of this book, the "PLUS: 16 Pages of NEW COSTUMES!" that were head-lined on the cover.
Sandwiched in-between the framing sequence and the main reprints regarding Colossal Boy's mother being turned into glass and the other two separate reprints were, yes, sixteen pages of beautiful art by none other than George Perez.
Without further ado, here are the pages from this digest in their entirety....
And as you can also see, this digest has to have appeared before Legion of Super-Heroes Annual #1 (1982), as this Roll Call does not feature the new Invisible Kid (who made his debut in that issue).
As far as I know we never saw this particular Princess Projectra look, but we did get something a bit similar to this eventually.
And while I can understand the logic of giving Colossal Boy his own page, I wish that DC had squeezed in either Superboy, Supergirl. or RJ Brande instead of giving Mon-El his own page.
as tomorrow we'll look at the actual story----!