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LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #38 (Sept. 1987); pages 26 and 27 - Death of Superboy (''The Greatest Hero of Them All'')

Artists: Greg LaROCQUE (Penciller) ,  Mike DeCARLO (Inker) ,  Arne STARR (Assistant) ,  Paul LEVITZ (Writer)

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LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #38 (Sept. 1987); pages 26 and 27 - Death of Superboy (''The Greatest Hero of Them All'') Comic Art
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Title: LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #38 (Sept. 1987); pages 26 and 27 - Death of Superboy (''The Greatest Hero of Them All'')
Artist: Greg LaROCQUE (Penciller)
Artist: Mike DeCARLO (Inker)
Artist: Arne STARR (Assistant)
Artist: Paul LEVITZ (Writer)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Double Page Splash
For Sale Status: Not For Sale
Views: 4,160
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Comments: 15
Added to Site: 5/31/2005
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"He was the GREATEST Hero of them all."

A moment of silence, please... This beautiful double-page splash is from LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #38 (Sept. 1987), pages 26 and 27 featuring the saddest day in Legion history - the Funeral of Superboy. In this unforgettable issue, Superboy was killed by the Time Trapper. This page was drawn on "twice-up" bristol board by Greg LaRocque (pencils), Mike DeCarlo (inks) and Arne Starr (inking assistance). This page is HUGE and measures a whopping 20" X 24 1/2". Needless to say, this is my "Grail" splash page.

Superboy - created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.

LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES is copyright (c) and trademark DC Entertainment.


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Nick Katradis 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 6/20/2005

Stunning pice of art, Fred! Congrads!

Gal Schwartz 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 11/14/2007

I'm not a LEGION fan, but this is just too fantastic to pass by. Congrats on an amazing Greg LaRocque sample.

Aidan (Re-Legion ) Lacy 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 4/28/2009

It is magnificent. No matter how many versions of the Legion or Superboy there are, this story and this particular piece of art was a turning point for many of us. Thanks for posting it on CAF, so that from time to time,we too can visit old friends and pay our respect..

Mike W 
Member Since 2007

Posted on 9/26/2010

Beautiful DPS from one of my all-time favorite stories!

Greg LaRocque 
Member Since 2007

Posted on 11/1/2010

Growing up I bought anything Curt Swan drew & anything featuring Superboy. I was very lucky to have drawn the Legion & it remains my favorite book that I have worked on. I found this story & scene difficult to create but am very proud of how it turned out. Thanks for sharing Fred ;-)

Aidan (Re-Legion ) Lacy 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 2/25/2011

I was remembering someone I loved who died and as always this page just says the things I want to say..

Paul T Gould 
Member Since 2008

Posted on 8/3/2011

Fantastic 2 page spread by the VERY underrated Greg LaRocque & Mike DeCarlo! I just finished reading this story.

Jovi Neri 
Member Since 2011

Posted on 10/13/2011

Wow I remember this storyline like it was yesterday. Great piece by Greg!

Robert Bown 
Member Since 2010

Posted on 3/6/2012

Now that page represents a period in the legions history like no other.

j sly 
Member Since 2011

Posted on 10/18/2012

Just Awesome! Thanks for posting!

Joseph Serpico 
Member Since 2009

Posted on 4/22/2014

Fred, it would be m grail page too. What a eloquent piece.

Dave Rash 
Member Since 2008

Posted on 4/26/2014

Almost 30 years later this scene still gets to me. Thanks for sharing the greatest Legion double page splash of them all Fred! Most appreciated!

Alex Johnson 
Member Since 2006

Posted on 5/17/2014

I don't know why I haven't commented on this piece. I look at it often! Excellent work from a very moving story.

P A 
Member Since 2013

Posted on 8/6/2017

I can't believe that I've missed commenting on this epic piece! This is one of those images that just makes you pause in your tracks! Stunning! Congrats Fred!

X C 
Member Since 2010

Posted on 1/30/2018

Spectacular DPS, great line-up of characters! Congrats!

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