Legion Rarities & Trivia
+ Legion Hembeck
Unused Legionnaires Art
An interesting thread that took place on the DC Comics Message boards called "Best of the LSH." Readers were asked to vote elimination style on nearly 400 Legion characters to arrive at the ultimate top 10. The following won out (all, you should know, were the original versions of the characters):
|ULTIMATE SURVIVORS||These were the last remaining Legionnaires from these Earths (longest-standing first)|
|LEGION 2||LEGION 3|
The Lost Origin of the Legion Clubhouse!
John Censullo, an early contributor to my Legion module, once mailed me this alternate story intended to be published in Secret Origins. Editor Mark Waid pushed this one through channels after the Crisis, including Superboy in the Legion's origin. After Byrne's revamp of Superman continuity, this didn't sit well with the higher-ups. Although Waid fixed it so that it would have still worked all right, it was killed. A new story was written and ran in Secret Origins #46. It was written by Gerard Jones and penciled by Kurt Schaffenberger. > READ ...
These fan-designed costumes appeared in Adventure #403 (1971, after the Legion's run ended in that comic). Only those for Duo Damsel and Saturn Girl were used permanently. For one issue only, Karate Kid, Projectra, and Shadow Lass wore these costumes, in Superboy v.1 #183 (1972)).
Superman #8 (1987)
I know I'm not the first to post it, but since i just added it to my original Legion Chronology, it's worth putting here...
Creator John Byrne played a little joke in this story by including the four Legionnaires who most closely resembled the Fantastic Four: Brainiac 5 (Mister Fantastic), Invisible Kid (Invisible Woman), Sun Boy (Human Torch) and Blok (Thing). The cover even mimics Fantastic Four #249 (1982).
It's also interesting to note that Marvel's Gladiator was created as an analog to Superboy as were his team, the Imperial Guard, to the Legion.
Like many fans, I designed lots and lots of Legion costumes. In bringing you the scans below, I was motivated to dig these drawings out of my boxes and bare myself to the world. There's more where these came from, too. What you see, you can never un-see. (Scans are large.)