List of Legion of Super-Heroes publications

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This article is a list of Legion of Super-Heroes publications. The list is in approximate chronological order.

Legion volumes[edit]

The Legion of Super-Heroes became a regular feature in Adventure Comics with issue #300,[1] but were relegated to back-up feature beginning with issues #381.[2] The Superboy comic book changed its title to Superboy starring the Legion of Super-Heroes with issue number #197.[3] The name later underwent a slight change to Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes. This began the run of what is generally called Legion of Super-Heroes Volume 1.

Beginning with issue #259, the comic book changed its title, dropping the "Superboy" and becoming simply Legion of Super-Heroes.[4] This generally is considered Legion of Super-Heroes Volume 2.

In 1984, DC Comics began publishing first-run titles in a new, advanced printing format on heavier paper (with a concomitant price increase). The company launched a new title, Legion of Super-Heroes, in the high-resolution format, beginning with issue #1 in August 1984.[5] This became known as Legion of Super-Heroes Volume 3. The original comic book continued publication, however, changing its name to Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes with issue #314.[6] Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes is considered a continuation of Volume 2. It ceased publication in December 1989.[7] During the latter part of its run, Legion of Super-Heroes Volume 3 ran several story lines which retconned the team's history in order to deal with changes in the DC Comics universe wrought by the 1985-1986 crossover known as Crisis on Infinite Earths. These changes removed Superboy (as previously known) from DC Comics. Because the Legion's history was so interwoven with Superboy, a "pocket universe" Superboy was created by the Legion villain Time Trapper. The latter part of Volume 3 is thus known as the "pocket universe Legion". Legion of Super-Heroes Volume 3 ceased publication with issue #63.[8]

A new book, Legion of Super-Heroes, began publication in November 1989.[9] This is generally known as Volume 4. Set five years after the events of Volume 3, this publication covers what is known as the "Five Years Later" Legion. In 1994, the superhero team's continuity came to an end with Legion of Super-Heroes Volume 4, #61.[10] after the DC Comics crossover story known as Zero Hour: Crisis in Time. Beginning with issue #62, the publication covered stories regarding what is known as the "Reboot Legion". Legion of Super-Heroes Volume 4 ceased in March 2000.[11] Part of the superhero team's exploits were continued in the new comic book The Legion, which began publication in December 2001 and ceased in October 2004.[12] Another part of the team's adventures were covered in a limited series comic, Legion Lost, which began publication in May 2000 and ceased in April 2001.[13] Neither publication is considered to be part of Legion of Super-Heroes Volume 4 or Volume 5.

Yet another new publication, Legion of Super-Heroes, began in February 2005.[14] With the team's origins retconned yet again, this is known as the period of the "Threeboot Legion". Due to the events of the DC Comics crossover story Infinite Crisis in 2005, Supergirl travels to the 30th century for an extended period. Beginning with issue #16, the publication changed its title to Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes.[15] This is considered a continuation of Legion of Super-Heroes Volume 5. The publication returned to its original title with issue #37.[16] Volume 5 ceased publication with issue #50[17] during the events of yet another DC Comics universe-wide reboot, known as Final Crisis (published from July 2008 to March 2009).

A new comic book, Legion of Super-Heroes, began publication in July 2010.[18] This is generally known as Volume 6, and restores (mostly) the continuity of the 1958-to-1994 Legion team—generally called the "Retroboot Legion". This publication ceased in October 2011[19] after yet another DC Comics universe-wide reboot known as Flashpoint (published from May to September 2011).

The last publication to bear the title Legion of Super-Heroes was first issued in November 2011.[20] This is generally known as Volume 7, and was part of DC Comics' "soft reboot" known as "The New 52". It largely maintained the continuity of Volume 6. This publication ceased in October 2013.[21]

Original continuity[edit]

  • Adventure Comics #247, 267, 282, 290, 293
  • Action Comics #267, 276, 287, 289–290
  • Superboy #86, 89, 98
  • Adventure Comics #300–380
  • Superboy #147 (origin, appeared during the Adventure run)
  • Action Comics #377–392, 591
  • Legion of Super-Heroes #1-4 (reprints)
  • Superboy #172, 176, 185, 191, 195
  • Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes #197–258
  • Karate Kid #1–15
  • All-New Collectors' Edition #C-55 (Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes tabloid)
  • Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 2, #259–313, Annual #1–3
  • Secrets of the Legion of Super-Heroes #1–3
  • Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes #314–325 (reprints Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 3 after #325)
  • Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 3, #1–63, Annual #1–4 (Baxter series)
  • Legion of Substitute Heroes Special #1
  • Legionnaires 3 #1–4
  • Cosmic Boy #1–4
  • Superman vol. 2, #8
  • Action Comics #591
  • Who's Who in the Legion of Super-Heroes #1–7

Legion members appearing during "Absolute Power":

5 Years Later (includes original and Batch SW6 teams)[edit]

  • Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 4, #1–61, Annual #1–5
  • Legionnaires #1–18
  • Timber Wolf #1–5
  • Valor #1–23

Reboot continuity[edit]

  • Legion of Super-Heroes Secret Files #1
  • Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 4, #0, 62–125, 1000000, Annual #6–7
  • Legionnaires #0, 19–81, 1000000, Annual #2–3[23]
  • Legends of the Legion #1–4
  • Legion Science Police #1–4
  • Superman Plus the Legion of Super-Heroes #1
  • Superboy vol. 3, #21, #45
  • Adventures of Superman #540
  • The Final Night #1–4
  • Inferno #1–4
  • Showcase '96 #6, #8 #10–12
  • Legion Lost #1–12
  • Legion Worlds #1–6
  • The Legion #1–38
  • The Legion Secret Files 3003
  • Teen Titans vol. 3, #15-16
  • Titans/Legion of Super-Heroes: Universe Ablaze #1–4
  • Teen Titans/Legion Special #1
  • Infinite Crisis #6
  • Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds #1–5
  • Young Justice: Our Worlds At War #1

Threeboot continuity[edit]

Post-Infinite Crisis "Retroboot" team[edit]

  • Justice League of America vol. 2, #8–10
  • Justice Society of America vol. 3, #5–6
  • Action Comics #858–864
  • Countdown #50–48, 45, 42–41, 39–37, 35–34, 31–27 (descending numerical order)
  • Countdown to Final Crisis #26–23, 21–20, 15–13, 11–6 (descending numerical order)
  • Supergirl vol. 5, #21–22, 52, Annual #2
  • Adventure Comics Special Featuring Guardian
  • Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds #1–5
  • Adventure Comics vol. 2, #1–12 (renumbered to vol. 1, #516-529)
  • Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 6, #1–16
  • Legion of Super-Villains, #1
  • Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 7, #1-23, 0
  • Legion Lost vol. 2, #1-16, 0
  • Legion: Secret Origin, #1-6
  • Star Trek / Legion of Super-Heroes, #1-6
  • Justice League United, Annual #1, #6-10

Other comic books[edit]

Hardcovers & Trade paperbacks[edit]

The various Legion titles have been collected in the following trade paperbacks. The "Archives" editions are hardcover collections, while most of the rest are softcover trade paperbacks. The "100-page spectaculars" are collections that DC has released in conjunction with TPBs or HCs, but through comics markets only. They are squarebound and have slightly stiff covers.

Title Material collected Publication date ISBN
Original
Showcase Presents: Legion of Super-Heroes, Vol. 1 (B&W) Adventure Comics #247, 267, 282, 290, 293, 300-321
Action Comics #267, 276, 287, 289
Superboy #86, 89, 98
Superman #147, Annual #4
Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #72, 76
April 4, 2007 9781401213824
Showcase Presents: Legion of Super-Heroes, Vol. 2 (B&W) Adventure Comics #322-348
Superboy #117, 125
April 22, 2008 9781401217242
Showcase Presents: Legion of Super-Heroes, Vol. 3 (B&W) Adventure Comics #349-368
Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #106
April 28, 2009 9781401221850
Showcase Presents: Legion of Super-Heroes, Vol. 4 (B&W) Adventure Comics #369-380
Action Comics #378-387, 389-392
Superboy #172-173, 176, 183-184, 188, 190-191
September 22, 2010 9781401229412
Showcase Presents: Legion of Super-Heroes, Vol. 5 (B&W) Superboy #193, 195, 197-220
Karate Kid #1
December 30, 2014 9781401242978
Legion of Super-Heroes Archives, Vol. 1 (1st printing) Adventure Comics #247, 267, 282, 290, 293, 300-305
Action Comics #267, 276, 287, 289
Superboy #86, 89, 98
Superman #147, Annual #4
1991 1563890208
Legion of Super-Heroes Archives, Vol. 2 (1st printing) Adventure Comics #306-317
Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #72
1992 1563890577
Legion of Super-Heroes Archives, Vol. 3 (1st printing) Adventure Comics #318-328
Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #76
Superboy #117
1993 1563891026
Legion of Super-Heroes Archives, Vol. 4 (1st printing) Adventure Comics #329-339
Superboy #124-125
1994 1563891239
Legion of Super-Heroes Archives, Vol. 5 (1st printing) Adventure Comics #340-349 1995 1563891549
Legion of Super-Heroes Archives, Vol. 6 (1st printing) Adventure Comics #350-358 November 1996 1563892774
Legion of Super-Heroes Archives, Vol. 7 (1st printing) Adventure Comics #359-367
Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #106
October 1997 1563893983
Legion of Super-Heroes Archives, Vol. 8 (1st printing) Adventure Comics #368-376
Superboy #147
October 1998 1563894300
Legion of Super-Heroes Archives, Vol. 9 Adventure Comics #377-380
Action Comics #378-387, 389-392
November 1, 1999 1563895145
Legion of Super-Heroes Archives, Vol. 10 Superboy #172-173, 176, 183-184, 188, 190-191, 193, 195, 197-202
Adventure Comics #403
October 1, 2000 1563896281
Legion of Super-Heroes Archives, Vol. 11 Superboy #203-212
Amazing World of DC Comics #9 (one page)
August 1, 2001 156389730X
Legion of Super-Heroes Archives, Vol. 12 Superboy #213-223
Karate Kid #1
May 1, 2003 1563899612
Legion of Super-Heroes Archives, Vol. 13 Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 2, #224-233 March 27, 2012 1401234399
DC Comics Classics Library: The Legion of Super-Heroes: The Life and Death of Ferro Lad Adventure Comics #346, 347, 352-355, 357 March 2009 9781401221935
Legion of Super-Heroes: The Great Darkness Saga (1st printing) Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 2, #287, 290-294, Annual #3 1989 9780930289430
Legion of Super-Heroes: The Great Darkness Saga Deluxe Edition (hardcover) Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 2, #284-296, Annual #1 November 17, 2010 9781401229610
Legion of Super-Heroes: The Curse Deluxe Edition (hardcover) Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 2, #297-313, Annual #2-3 September 2011 9781401230982
Legion of Super-Heroes: An Eye for an Eye Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 3, #1-6 December 5, 2007 9781401215699
Legion of Super-Heroes: The More Things Change Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 3, #7-13 December 16, 2008 9781401219444
Superman: The Man of Steel, Vol. 4 Adventures of Superman #430-431
Action Comics #590-591
Superman vol. 2, #7-8
Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 3, #37-38
September 1, 2005 9781401204556
Reboot
Legion of Super-Heroes: The Beginning of Tomorrow Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 4, #0, 62-65
Legionnaires #0, 19-22
September 1, 1999 9781563895159
DC Comics Presents: Legion of Super-Heroes #1 (100-page spectacular) Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 4, #122-123

Legionnaries #79-80

April, 2011
Legion Lost (hardcover) Legion Lost #1-12 June 2011 9781401231200
The Legion: Foundations The Legion #25-30 September 1, 2004 9781401203382
Threeboot
Legion of Super-Heroes, Vol. 1: Teenage Revolution Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 5, #1-6 December 1, 2005 9781401204822
Legion of Super-Heroes, Vol. 2: Death of a Dream Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 5, #7-13 May 1, 2006 9781401209711
Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes, Vol. 3: Strange Visitor from Another Century Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 5, #14-15
Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes #16-19
October 25, 2006 9781401209162
Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes, Vol. 4: Adult Education Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes #20-25 April 7, 2007 9781401212445
Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes, Vol. 5: The Dominator War Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes #26-30 September 5, 2007 9781401214425
Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes: The Quest for Cosmic Boy Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes #31-36 April 15, 2008 9781401216955
Legion of Super-Heroes: Enemy Rising Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 5, #37-44 October 28, 2008
November 3, 2009
HC: 9781401219932
SC: 9781401220181
Legion of Super-Heroes: Enemy Manifest Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 5, #45-50 May 19, 2009
May 25, 2010
HC: 9781401223045
SC: 9781401223052
Post-Infinite Crisis
Justice League of America, Vol. 2: The Lightning Saga Justice League of America vol. 2, #0, 8-12
Justice Society of America vol. 3, #5-6
February 13, 2008
January 27, 2009
HC: 9781401216528
SC: 9781401218690
Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes Action Comics #858-863 July 22, 2008
July 21, 2009
HC: 9781401218195
SC: 9781401219048
Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds #1-5 October 27, 2009
October 26, 2010
HC: 9781401223243
SC: 9781401223250
DC Comics Presents: Legion of Super-Heroes #2 (100-page spectacular) Adventure Comics vol. 1, #247

Adventure Comics vol. 2, #1-4
(= Adventure Comics vol. 1, #504-507)
Action Comics #864, 900, Annual #1

February, 2012
Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes: The Early Years Adventure Comics vol. 1, #515-520 May 24, 2011 9781401231682
Legion of Super-Heroes: The Choice Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 6, #1-6 April 20, 2011
January, 2013
HC:9781401230395
SC: 978-1401230401
Legion of Super-Heroes v2: Consequences Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 6, #7-10
Adventure Comics vol. 1, #521-522
Legion of Super-Heroes Annual #1
September 7, 2011 HC:9781401232382
Legion of Super-Heroes v3: When Evil Calls Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 6, #11-16
Adventure Comics vol. 1, #523-529
Legion of Super-Villains #1
April 11, 2012 9781401233679
The New 52
Legion of Super-Heroes v1: Hostile World Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 7, #1-7 July 3, 2012 9781401235017
Legion of Super-Heroes v2: The Dominators Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 7, #8-14 and #0 May 8, 2013 9781401240974
Legion of Super-Heroes v3: The Fatal Five Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 7, #15-23 February 18, 2014 9781401243326
Legion Lost v1: Run From Tomorrow Legion Lost vol. 2, #1-7 September 3, 2012 9781401237035
Legion Lost v2: The Culling Legion Lost vol. 2, #0, 8-16 September 3,

2013

9781401240257
General
Legion of Super-Heroes: 1,050 Years of the Future Anthology (trade-paperback) Adventure Comics #247, 304, 312, 354-355
Limited Collectors' Edition #C-49 (portions)
Superboy #212
All-New Collectors' Edition #C-55 (portions)
Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 2, #300
History of the DC Universe Portfolio (portions)
Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 4, #0
Legends of the DCU 80-Page Giant #2
The Legion #3
June 17, 2008 9781401217914

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Adventure Comics #300 (September 1962).
  2. ^ Adventure Comics #381 (June 1969).
  3. ^ Superboy starring the Legion of Super-Heroes #197 (August 1973).
  4. ^ Legion of Super-Heroes Volume 2, #259 (January 1980).
  5. ^ Legion of Super-Heroes Volume 3, #1 (August 1984)
  6. ^ Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes Volume 2, #314 (August 1984).
  7. ^ Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes Volume 2, #354 (December 1989).
  8. ^ Legion of Super-Heroes Volume 3, #63 (August 1989).
  9. ^ Legion of Super-Heroes Volume 4, #0 (November 1989).
  10. ^ Legion of Super-Heroes Volume 4, #61 (September 1994).
  11. ^ Legion of Super-Heroes Volume 4, #125 (March 2000).
  12. ^ The Legion #1 (December 2001); The Legion #38 (October 2004).
  13. ^ Legion Lost #1 (May 2000); Legion Lost #12 (April 2001).
  14. ^ Legion of Super-Heroes Volume 5, #1 (February 2005).
  15. ^ Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes Volume 5, #16 (May 2006).
  16. ^ Legion of Super-Heroes Volume 5, #47 (February 2008).
  17. ^ Legion of Super-Heroes Volume 5, #50 (March 2009).
  18. ^ Legion of Super-Heroes Volume 6, #1 (July 2010).
  19. ^ Legion of Super-Heroes Volume 6, #16 (October 2011).
  20. ^ Legion of Super-Heroes Volume 7, #1 (November 2011).
  21. ^ Legion of Super-Heroes Volume 7, #23 (October 2013).
  22. ^ Superman/Batman #14–18 is a time travel series and not tied directly to any Legion continuity.
  23. ^ Legionnaires Annual #1 is an "Elseworlds" story, which is not part of Legion continuity.

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