The Legion Clubhouse
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They were the heroes from the future - teenagers protecting the universe from those that would sow the seeds of chaos. Each had unique powers and abilities, and though they often had their differences, they came together to save the day as the Legion of Super-Heroes! Now, you can be a part of their adventures and learn the history of the future in The Legion Clubhouse!
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The Legion Clubhouse #007: Dumbest Origin Story?
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In this episode of The Legion Clubhouse, we take a look at Adventure Comics #301 and Adventure Comics #302, and discuss what might just be the dumbest origin story of all time. Plus, what happens when you lose your powers?
In the city of Metropolis, in the 30th Century, there exists one of the most amazing clubs of all time! It's members are teen-aged youths, each possessing on special super-powers! The club members have vowed to use their fantastic power to battle crime… This rocket shaped building is the Legion Clubhouse!
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Adventure Comics #301
The Secret Origin of Bouncing Boy
w: Jerry Siegel
a: John Forte
The Legion holds an "open audition". They reject a powerless rich kid named Lester Spiffany and an applicant called Storm Boy who fakes his powers with a hidden weather control device. Bouncing Boy is then randomly chosen to tell his origin. After gaining his bouncing powers by accidentally drinking a super-plastic formula, he is rejected for Legion membership. But when Bouncing Boy uses his rubbery properties to ground himself so he can defeat a criminal with an electric shocker, he is invited to join the Legion. His story encourages the new applicants to keep trying. - via DC Wikia
Adventure Comics #302
Sun-Boy's Lost Powers!
w: Jerry Siegel
a: John Forte
Cosmic Boy, Saturn Girl, and Sun-Boy make a trip to Metropolis where the people are unveiling the first of a series of statues in honor of the Legion of Super-Heroes. The first statue is revealed to be of Sun-Boy, who has to use his powers to destroy the statue when it begins to topple, threatening to crush spectators of the event. Flying back to headquarters later, Sun-Boy realizes his powers have run out when he cannot use them to illuminate a city going through a black out.
This prompts Sun-Boy to try and restore his powers, using a similar atomic device that first gave him his powers, and later a volcano, however both attempts fail to restore them. When an entomologist visits the Legions base to gift them with insects from other planets, Sun-Boy's powers briefly come back. Later when Ultra-Boy and Superboys arrive for a scheduled meeting, Sun-Boy asks them to help try to restore his powers using a mirror device and both heroes x-ray visions. This attempt also fails. After giving up, Sun-Boy