Here’s a comic chosen at random from my collection. Legion of Super-Heroes (1984) #8 by Paul Levitz (w), Steve Lightle & Larry Mahlstedt (a), John Costanza (l), and Carl Gafford (c) This issue was quite the hodgepodge of plots:
- The group of Legionnaries shown on the cover are on a Controller world in limbo that is a sun-eater manufacturing plant. They decide to destroy the planet for the good of all.
- Cosmic Boy’s conversation with Night Girl about him leaving the Legion. (Bad idea, Rokk. Just sayin’.)
- Another group of Legionnaries who are tracking down the Legion of Super-Villains from the first story arc (a great story, btw).
- And the attempted murder of Laurel Kent.
Of course, juggling all this stuff was what Paul Levitz did so well back then. Most comics I read now would never attempt four stories in one issue, yet back then I had no problem following what was going on. The Lightle/Mahlstedt art was good, though a sharp contrast to what Keith Giffen had done in the previous storyline. Overall, a good enough issue getting us further along in the story.