LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES
Note: This chronology still retains 20th/21st century information from the pre-New 52 universe. I haven't decided what to do about that yet.
Part 2: The 30th Century
c. 2684: The United Planets is created, made mostly up of planets colonized by Earth, along with Durla and Colu. NOTE: Date based on assertion that it was "327 years" ago.
Legion: Secret Origin #1 (Dec. 2011)
2729: A being known only as the Engineer constructs a mobile, artificial world populated by androids designed to amuse him and protect him from attack. After the Engineer's death, the androids continue to carry out their programming, periodically attacking anyone who approaches the planet.
(Legion v.2 #262, 4.80)
Astronomers on Earth first detect the Sun-Eater, a monstrous, cloud-like creature that entirely consumes a distant galaxy.
(Adventure #352, 1.66)
The 30th Century
Late 30th Century: Twelve years prior, a war begins between humans and metahumans. A Colonel loses his son to metahumans and takes his fight into the timestream. He uses new technology from Echo, a division of the Science Police, to travel backwards in time, to the 21st century. NOTE: Echo first mentioned in Legion: Lost v.2 #9 (July 1912)
Superboy v.5 #19 (June 2013)
Science Police Functionaries kill the parents of Bar Torr on Altros Prime. At age eight, he rescues his baby sister Shira and leaves her with the Sisterhood of the Word. Bar enlists with the Purifiers, who do the Functionaries' dirty work, and on a space mission, his ship crashes and he wakes with the ability to run at super-speed. He leads a rebellion against the Functionaries. He ultimately turned himself in at the request of Shira, was sentenced to "witness protection," and placed in the past as Bart Allen.
Teen Titans v.4 #26 (Feb. 2014)
2933: Kid Flash and Solstice appear in the 30th century, where he begins recovering his memories. NOTE: Superboy #26 (2014) is the only issue that names a date, while others say "latter half of the 30th century."
Teen Titans v.4 #24 (Dec. 2013)
After Bar Torr (Kid Flash) enters "witness protection," his followers retreat to a corner of the galaxy called Backlands. Kid Flash finds them but he's soon captured by Brain 3 (a Coluan), field commander of Echo Chronal Authority.
Teen Titans v.4 #25 (Jan. 2014)
Superboy II (Jon Lane Kent) begins receiving telepathic commands from a strange alien who calls the boy a killer. Superboy accesses information that say his greatest achievement is helping to form the Legion of Super-Heroes.
Superboy v.5 #26 (Feb. 2014)
Jon admits he's weaker since Superboy attacked him. He's seeking a cure for the flaw in his genetics. Bar/Bart is put on trial but his rebellion frees him.
Teen Titans v.4 #27 (Mar. 2014)
Late 30th century: The alien telepath interferes with his mission to form a legion of heroes. His first recruit is Schiz, a powerful telepath who attacks him. He learns that she and dozens of others were created in the same manner as Superboy. They were all eventually put in stasis pods for decades.
Superboy #27 (Mar. 2014)
Shira convinces Bart to turn himself in and he's sentenced to life on Takron-Galtos. Solstice can't accept it, and kills one of his judges.
Teen Titans v.4 #28 (Apr. 2014)
Superboy and Schiz free Volt and Lodestone. They were made by using alien DNA from Braal, Titan, and other worlds.
Superboy v.4 #28 (Apr. 2014)
Superboy and his legion break into an Echo weapons facility. Superboy knows the future Legionnaires' names and tells Schiz to calls herself "Imra" and her friends "Garth" and "Rokk." Superboy secretly destroys all the remaining clone stasis pods and blames it on Echo, to stoke anger in his new allies. Superboy is pulled to the 21st century by Harvest and tells his Legion that he will direct them in ways to alter time in their favor. He plans for this Legion to also be his secret weapon against Harvest. NOTE: Some doomed stasis-people resembled Mon-El and Phantom Girl.
Sueprboy 4 #29 (May 2014)
Solstice is also sentenced to Takron-Galtos. She and Kid Flash are launched in separate cells toward the planet. Brain 3 sends the remaining Titans home to the 21st century.
Teen Titans v.4 #29 (May 2014)
The 31st Century
Mordru makes his first bid for galactic domination. For unknown reasons, he abandons his campaign and disappears from the public eye, later resurfacing as a humble apprentice wizard on Zerox, the Sorcerer's World. NOTE: The date is extremely speculative. According to Adventure Comics #369, Mordru tried to conquer the galaxy "decades ago" and was all but forgotten afterwards.
(Adventure #369, 6.68)
Note: The relative pre-Legion dates here is based on the 2995 Sourcebook
17 years pre-Legion: Gim Allon (Colossal Boy) is born on Earth to Marte Ida Allon, a professor at Metropolis University, and Wynn Allon, an admiral of the United Planets fleet. NOTES: Colossal Boy's real name was first revealed in Adventure #354 (Mar. 1967). His parents first appeared in Adventure #371 (Aug. 1968).
16 years pre-Legion: Ren Daggle (born on Durla sometime after their Six Minute War), bears a son, Reep. He finds an old library containing tales of Superman, which inspires him to look starward. He ultimately finds a shape in his books that allows him to fly in space, and leaves Durla; he leaves his son, Reep, with his sister, Ji. Among humans, he takes the name "R.J. Brande," and contracts Yorrigan fever which locks him in human form. He makes money developing Durlan explosives technology, creating the "star-starter." He helps design a shape for Durlans that will ease their contact with humans. His prime mission is to pave a tolerant path for Durlans in the universe. To this end, he seeks to bring Superman from the past. He founds the Time Institute, hiring Circadia Senius and Brainiac 5. Eventually he secures passage for his son off Durla to try out for the Legion. NOTES: Durla was first named in a text feature in Adventure #316 (Feb. 1964). This story was greatly expanded in Legion v.4 #8 (June 1990), which suggested Brande was the Durlan from L.E.G.I.O.N. Adventure #516 eliminates this possibility.
(Secrets of the LSH #3, 3.81), (Adventure #516, 9.10)
16 years pre-Legion: Tinya Wazzo (Phantom Girl) is born to Byzjn Wazzo and noted attorney Winema Tinya Wazzo on the extra-dimensional world of Bgztl. NOTES: Phantom Girl's homeworld was first identified in a text feature in Adventure Comics #316 (Feb. 1964). Her real name was revealed in Adventure #354 (Mar. 1967).
(Secret Origins #42, 07.1989)
16 years pre-Legion: Luornu Durgo (Triplicate Girl/Duo Damsel) is born on Carggg to Humre and Silvo Durgo. NOTES: Duo Damsel's real name was first revealed in Adventure Comics #354 (Mar. 1967). Her parents first appeared in Adventure #356 (May 1967).
16 years pre-Legion: Thom Kallor (Star Boy) is born to Fryd and Myra Kallor, astronomers on a Xanthu orbital observatory. He is born with the power to temporarily increase the mass of objects. NOTES: Star Boy's real name and the name of his homeworld were first revealed in his first app. in Adventure Comics #282 (Mar. 1961). His parents first appeared in Adventure #342 (Mar. 1966).
16 years pre-Legion: Nura Nal (Dream Girl) is born on the planet Naltor to High Seer Kiwa Nal. NOTES: The name of Dream Girl's home planet was first revealed in Adventure Comics #317 (Feb. 1964), her first app. Her real name was revealed in Adventure #342 (Mar. 1966). Her mother first appeared in flashback in Tales of the LSH #314 (Aug. 1984).
16 years pre-Legion: Lydda Jath (Night Girl) is born on Kathoon.
15 years pre-Legion: Intermittent conflict begins along the border between the United Planets and the Dominion. It continues for the next two decades.
(Adventure #361, 10.67)
15 years pre-Legion: After an atomic accident destroys the continent of Antillar on the planet Lallor, five children are born with unusual powers: Iishu Nor (Beast Boy), Ord Quelu (Duplicate Boy), Sev Tcheru (Evolvo Lad), Tal Nahii (Gas Girl), and Somi Gan (Life Lass). NOTES: Date is speculative, based on the Heroes of Lallor's apparent ages in their first app. Duplicate Boy's real name was first revealed in Adventure #354 (Mar. 1967).
(Adventure #324, 9.64)
15 years pre-Legion: Birth of Rokk Krinn (Cosmic Boy). Although Rokk is born on Earth, his parents, Hu and Ewa Krinn, are natives of the planet Braal. NOTES: The Krinns' homeworld, Braal, was first named in Adventure #300 (Sept. 1962). Cosmic Boy's parents first appeared in Adventure #335 (Aug. 1965). His real name was first revealed in Adventure # #357 (June 1967). His parents' names, and the fact that he was born on Earth, not on Braal, were revealed in Legion v.2 #297 (Mar. 1983).
15 years pre-Legion: Imra Ardeen (Saturn Girl) is born on Saturn's moon Titan. Saturn Girl's real name was first revealed in Adventure #337 (Oct. 1966). Her parents first appeared in Adventure #356 (May 1967), but their names were never revealed.
15 years pre-Legion: Lyle Norg (Invisible Kid) is born on Earth. NOTES: Invisible Kid's real name was first revealed in Adventure #338 (Nov. 1966). His parents first appeared in Adventure #356 (May 1967), but their names were never revealed.
15 years pre-Legion: Dirk Morgna (Sun Boy), son of industrialist Derek Morgna, is born on Earth. NOTES: Sun Boy's real name was first revealed in Adventure #302 (Nov. 1962).
15 years pre-Legion: Tenzil Kem (Matter-Eater Lad) is born on the planet Bismoll to Rall and Mitz Kem. NOTES: Matter-Eater Lad's real name was first revealed in Adventure #338 (Nov. 1965). His parents first appeared (behind the scenes) in Adventure Comics #356 (May 1967); their names were revealed in Action #381 (Oct. 1969).
14 years pre-Legion: Mysa Nal, daughter of High Seer Kiwa Nal and younger sister of Nura Nal, is born on Naltor. She is born without the Naltorian power of prophecy. While she is still very young, her mother dies, leaving Mysa alone.
(Legion v.2 #314, 8.84)
14 years pre-Legion: Twins Garth and Ayla Ranzz (Lightning Lad and Lightning Lass) are born to Luc and Perla Ranzz on the planet Winath. They quickly earn the antipathy of their older brother Mekt, who, unlike most Winathian children, has no twin. NOTES: Lightning Lad's real name was first revealed in Adventure #350 (Nov. 1966). Lightning Lass's real name was revealed in Adventure #354 (Mar. 1967). A text feature in that story identified their homeworld as Amarta, rather than Winath.
14 years pre-Legion: Querl Dox (Brainiac 5), the descendant of the legendary Vril Dox, is born on the planet Colu. He inherits his ancestor's brilliant 12th-level "computer mind." Sometime during his childhood, both his parents die. NOTES: Brainiac 5's real name was first revealed in Adventure #356 (May 1967), which also established that he was an orphan. Brainy's home planet was sometimes called Yod, which later was described as the Coluan term for their world.
14 years pre-Legion: Jo Nah (Ultra Boy), the son of Crav and Mytra Nah, is born on the planet Rimbor. He grows up on the wrong side of the tracks, becoming a numbers runner and then a gang member, dating a local girl named An Ryd. NOTES: Jo Nah's real name and planet of birth were revealed in Superboy #98 (July 1962), his first app. His parents first appeared in Adventure #356 (May 1967). An Ryd's first first app. was Superboy & the Legion #239 (1978).
14 years pre-Legion: Chuck Taine (Bouncing Boy) is born on Earth. NOTES: Bouncing Boy's real name was revealed in Adventure #301 (Oct. 1962), his first app. .
14 years pre-Legion: Dag Wentim (Stone Boy) is born on the planet Zwen. Like all natives of Zwen, he has the power to turn himself to stone.
13 years pre-Legion: Salu Digby (Shrinking Violet) is born to Arn Digby and his wife. Although both her parents are natives of the planet Imsk, she is born on Earth. NOTES: Shrinking Violet's homeworld was first named in Adventure #328 (Jan. 1965). The fact that she was born on Earth, not Imsk, was revealed in Who's Who in the LSH #6 (Oct. 1988).
13 years pre-Legion: Ral Benem (Chlorophyll Kid) is born on the planet Mardru.
12 years pre-Legion: Sussa Paka (Spider Girl) is born on Earth.
12 years pre-Legion: Staq Mavlen (Fire Lad) is born on the planet Shwar.
11 years pre-Legion: Jan Arrah (Element Lad) is born to Arn and Valla Arrah on the planet Trom. NOTES: Element Lad's real name was revealed in Adventure #307 (Apr. 1963), his first app. . Although his homeworld first appeared in that story, it was not named until Adventure #356 (May 1967)
11 years pre-Legion: Val Armorr (Karate Kid) is born in Tokyo to Kirau Nezumi, the notorious supervillain Black Dragon, and American bounty hunter Valentina Armorr. Shortly after Val's birth, Japanese superhero the Sensei (Toshiaki White Crane) kills the Black Dragon and adopts Val after his mother is murdered by the Black Dragon's organization. NOTES: Karate Kid's real name was first revealed in Adventure #359 (Aug. 1967). The Sensei first appeared in Adventure #367 (Apr. 1968). The Black Dragon was first mentioned in Superboy #210 (Aug. 1975) and Valentina Armorr was first mentioned in Who's Who in the LSH #4 (Aug. 1988).
11 years pre-Legion: Projectra (Princess Projectra, later called Sensor Girl), the daughter of King Voxv and granddaughter of Queen Hagga, is born on Orando. Her grandmother grants her the power to create magical illusions. NOTES: Projectra's homeworld was named in Adventure #346 (July 1966), her first app. . King Voxv first appeared in Adventure #362 (Nov. 1967), Hagga in Legion v.2 #288 (June 1982).
Early 31st century: Brin Londo of Zuun, is born to scientists Marr and Kana Londo. NOTES: His father's name was originally spelled "Mar" and his mother was named V'Layla Keely. Timber Wolf's real name, his planet of origin, and his father's name were revealed in Adventure #327 (Dec. 1964). In that story, the name of the planet was spelled "Zoon."
Legion: Lost v.2 #0 (Nov. 2012)
11 years pre-Legion: Brek Bannin (Polar Boy) is born on Tharr. NOTES: Polar Boy's real name and planet of origin were revealed in Adventure Comics #306 (Mar. 1963), his first app. . His parents first appeared in Superboy #148 (June 1968).
10 years pre-Legion: Nyuen Chun Ti seizes the Atomic Axe, a relic of World War VI, from a man named Wolf Behbach. He becomes an underworld enforcer and assassin known as the Persuader.
Who's Who in the LSH #2 (June 1988)
10 years pre-Legion: Birth of Tasmia Mallor (Shadow Lass), daughter of Tarnia Tolarn and granddaughter of Sarven Mallor, the champion of Talok VIII. NOTES: Shadow Lass's real name was first revealed in Adventure #369 (June 1968). Her mother first appeared in Legion v.2 #263 (May 1980), her grandfather (as a ghost) in Secret Origins #8 (Nov. 1986).
10 years pre-Legion: Drake Burroughs (Wildfire) is born on Earth. An orphan, he is later adopted. NOTES: The fact that Drake was an orphan was revealed in Legion v.2 #283 (Jan. 1982). The fate and identity of his parents was never revealed.
10 years pre-Legion: Ulu Vakk (Color Kid) is born on the planet Lupra.
9 years pre-Legion: Andrew Nolan (Ferro Lad) and his twin brother Douglas are born on Earth to holo-vid star Luiza Karamonte and Andrew Douglas Nolan, heir to the Interplanet Mines fortune. Hideously disfigured, the boys are raised outside the public eye. NOTES: Ferro Lad's real name and the existence of his brother were first revealed in Adventure Comics #354 (Mar. 1967). The identity of their mother was established in Who's Who in the LSH #2 (June 1988), their father in Secret Origins #47 (Feb. 1990).
9 years pre-Legion: Birth of Rond Vidar, the son of Vidar, the Green Lantern of Sector 2814 (who later becomes Universo). NOTES: Rond Vidar first appeared in Adventure Comics #349 (Oct. 1966), but his real name was not revealed until Adventure #360 (Sept. 1967)
8 years pre-Legion: Condo Arlik (Chemical King) is born on Phlon. A mutant, Condo manifests the power to disrupt chemical reactions. Abandoned by his parents, he is raised in isolation on Earth while he learns to control his powers. NOTES: Chemical King's real name was revealed in Adventure Comics #371 (Aug. 1968), his first app. . His history was revealed in greater detail in Secret Origins #47 (Feb. 1990).
8 years pre-Legion: Troy Stewart (Tyroc) is born on the dimension-shifting city of Marzal.
8 years pre-Legion: Peter Dursin (Porcupine Pete) is born on Earth.
8 years pre-Legion: Prince Evillo becomes sovereign ruler of Tartarus.
8 years pre-Legion: Marak Russen (Atmos) is born on Xanthu.
7 years pre-Legion: Dawnstar is born on Starhaven to Mist-Rider and Moonwalker. Like most inhabitants of Starhaven, genetic manipulation and selective breeding cause her to be born with wings, superhuman tracking and navigational skills, and the ability to survive and travel through interstellar space. NOTES: Dawnstar's parents and homeworld first appeared in Superboy and the LSH #240 (June 1978).
7 years pre-Legion: Drura Sepht (Infectious Lass) is born on Somahtur. Like all Somahturiots, she is a carrier for a wide array of microbes and viruses that make her a walking biological hazard to humanoids from other worlds.
6 years pre-Legion: Jacques Foccart (Invisible Kid II) is born on Earth.
5 years pre-Legion: Following the death of her mother, Mysa Nal leaves Naltor to study magic with the teachers of Zerox, the Sorcerer's World. She meets Mordru, who has not yet begun his bid for power.
(Legion v.2 #315, 9.84)
5 years pre-Legion: Ganglios (Tellus) is born on Hykraius.
5 years pre-Legion: Pol Krinn (Magnetic Kid), younger brother of Rokk Krinn, is born on Braal. NOTES: Pol Krinn first appeared in Adventure Comics #335 (Aug. 1965). His name was first revealed in Adventure Comics #357 (June 1967).
4 years pre-Legion: Grev Mallor (Shadow Kid), grandson of Sarven Mallor and the cousin of Tasmia Mallor, is born on Talok VIII.
3 years pre-Legion: Bobb Kohan (Crystal Kid) is born on Earth. NOTES: Crystal Kid first appeared in Amazing World of DC Comics #14 (Mar. 1977). He was created by Robert Cohen of Calgary, Alberta. He originally was called Rondo Kane, from the planet Zelar, but his name and homeworld were changed when he made his first comic book appearance in Legion v.2 #272 (Feb. 1981).
2 years pre-Legion: Rokk Krinn becomes a champion Magno-Ball player.
(Legion v.2 #297, 3.83)
2 years pre-Legion: While Tinya Wazzo is away at boarding school, her doting father, Byzjn Wazzo, dies of a heart attack. Her mother, Winema, soon marries attorney Khard Wlessey.
(Secret Origins #42, 7.89)
1 year pre-Legion: Doyle Brande, having been bought out of Brande Industries by his "cousin," begins making threats on R.J. Brande's life.
(Superboy v.1 #147, 5-6.68)
1 year pre-Legion: On Zerox, Mordru transforms Mysa Nal into the Hag, convincing the Council of Teachers that she is really the evil sorceress Xola Aq. She falls in with Prince Evillo and joins his Devil's Dozen. Afterward, Mordru overthrows the Council of Teachers and assumes dictatorial control of Zerox. NOTES: The date is approximate; Mysa was a teenager when she became the Hag.
(Legion v.2 #315-316, 9-10.84, Who's Who #9, 5.91)
1 year pre-Legion: On Colu, Querl Dox, the young Brainiac 5's father Kajz Dox (Brainiac 4), reclaims the title of their notorious ancestor. Querl was his mother's great great grandfather's name. When the Legion forms, R. J. Brande will contact Kajz hoping the boy will join. NOTES: Brainiac 5 is the seventh generation after the first Brainiac. This means Coluans are exceptionally long-lived. Previous accounts describe the Brainiac title as "coveted."
(Adventure v.2 #8, 4.10)
1 year pre-Legion: Imra Ardeen sets out for Earth to apply for the Science Police Academy.
(Superboy v.1 #147, 5-6.68), (Secrets of the LSH #1, 1.81)
1 year pre-Legion: On the planet Korbal, Garth, Ayla, and Mekt Ranzz are attacked by Lightning Beasts, giving them electrical powers. After the three return home to Winath, Mekt disappears. Garth decides to go to Earth to enlist the aid of the Science Police in locating his brother.
(Superboy v.1 #147, 5-6.68)
On Zuun scientists Marr and Kana Londo worked for Lord Vykor, who sponsors Londo's work on a "codent" to give a creature risistance to disease, accelerated healing, and enhanced physical capacity. After a demonstration, Vykor demands to have the formula immediately, which Marr resists. Vykor kills Kana and gives Marr a month to perfect it. When it's time, he injects himself and son, Brin, with the serum. Marr is killed right away and Brin attacks but is forced to flee to the streets. He grows into a fierce hunter and hunts Vykor.
Legion: Lost v.2 #0 (Nov. 2012)
Rokk Krinn sets out for Earth to find work to support his destitute family. En route, he meets Garth Ranzz and Imra Ardeen. Together they use their superhuman powers to save tycoon R.J. Brande from assassination by men working for his "cousin" Doyle. At Brande's suggestion, the three youths become Cosmic Boy, Lightning Lad, and Saturn Girl and form the Legion of Super-Heroes. The Legion computer names Cosmic Boy the first leader. (Superboy #147) Outside UP space, at Anatrom, Starfleet officers discover the population massacred. first app. Captain Dajone and M'Tobo. They and Admiral Allon seek help from scientists on Colu, who put their best mind on it: Brainiac 5. While there, he is surprised by the first appearance of a Bgtzlian, Tinya Wazzo, who came through a wormhole and crossed a dimensional barrier to warn the U.P. of invaders. First appearance of the covert tribunal, the Security Directorate (Mycroft of Earth, Zarl Jax of Colu, and Anisa of Naltor). When three youths save Brande's life and form the Legion, this Council orders the Science Police to leave them alone. Mycroft visits Brande, who agrees to have them monitor the Legion. The wormhole and the attempts on Brande's life are later revealed as the machinations of the Time Trapper. (Legion: Secret Origin #1) NOTES: Purchase of this comic qualified buyers to a plastic Legion Flight Ring. This series disrupts very little of existing continuity. It does change the Legionnaires' original costumes, and the "behind the scenes" story of their formation, before they met Superboy. This series negated Phantom Girl's origin from Secret Origins #42 (July 1989).
Superboy v.1 #147 (5-6.68), Legion: Secret Origin #1 (Dec. 2011)
In battle, the Legionnaires struggle to perfect the use of their powers. Saturn Girl trains with Science Police Sgt. Esquivel, who is killed by Zaryan's (a Khundian warlord) thugs. After a night of partying, Cosmic Boy and Saturn Girl sleep together. In the morning, she erases the memory from his mind and vows celibacy. Brainiac 5 and Circadia Senius unveil their Time Bubble. NOTE: There's mention of upcoming tryouts.
(Adventure #517, 10.10)
In their first case, the Legionnaires recover the Quintile Crystal and are deputized by the Science Police. NOTE: This event is referenced in Legion: Secret Origin #2 (2011).
(DC Super-Stars #17, Nov./Dec. 1977)
The Legion inducts Triplicate Girl (Luornu Durgo of Cargg). (Superboy #147) The Directorate mentions that Cargg has only a handful of survivors. (Legion: Secret Origin #1) NOTES: This story has been told only in flashback, first in Superboy #147 (1968). Legion membership order does not coincide with actual first appearances.
(Superboy v.1 #147, 5-6.68), (Legion: Secret Origin #1, 12.11)
Gim Allon attends the Science Police Academy on Mars with Gigi Cusimano. He is exposed to radiation from a falling meteor and gains the power to increase his size. He and Gigi capture Char Burrane (who later becomes Starfinger II). Gim applies to join the Legion. first app. of Legion reject Calcu-Lad. NOTES: Gigi Cusimano first appeared in Legion v.2 #301 (July 1983), Char Burrane in Legion v.3 #29 (Dec. 1986).
(Legion v.3 #39, 10.87)
Former child prodigy Lyle Norg invents an invisibility serum and decides he wants to join the Legion.
(Superboy v.1 #176, 7.71)
The Legion's first club house is built. Triplicate Girl has joined. Saturn Girl senses yet another attempt on RJ Brande's life, which the youths quickly put down—and a third. Brainy has "access to devices his ancestors acquired and never shared." Tinya says the monsters attacking Anotrom are like those that attacked Bgtzl and probably came through the same wormhole. She was sent through to warn people and she has a rare genetic gift. Gim Allon contacts his father, the Admiral, and says he wants to check out the Legion.
(Legion: Secret Origin #2, 1.12)
The wormhole begins moving away from Anotrom and Brainiac 5 warns it could be a sign of a warship coming through. It resists all firepower until Brainy suggests a plan that destroys it. Phantom Girl visits the Directorate, giving them all Bgtzl's knowledge on the hostiles on the other side. Bgtzl moved itself out of their reach. The Legion gets new cruisers. Cosmic Boy reviews applicants and Brande chooses a holo of his son, Reep. Another attempt is made on his life, but his new bodyguard, Lyle Norg, saves him.
(Legion: Secret Origin #3, 1.12)
While talking with Brainiac 5, Tinya Wazzo sees the Legion, seeks them out, and is admitted as the fifth member, Phantom Girl. NOTES: Shown in flashback in Superboy #147. Legion membership order does not coincide with actual first appearances.
(Superboy v.1 #147, 5-6.68), (Legion: Secret Origin #3, 1.12)
Astronomers watch the Sun-Eater devour the uninhabited galaxy 15702. The United Planets decides not to inform the public, fearing a panic, but establishes early warning stations at the edges of U.P. space to monitor the monster's course.
(Adventure #352, 1.66)
(Secrets of the LSH #1, 1.81)
Chameleon Boy (Reep Daggle of Durla), Colossal Boy (Gim Allon of Earth), and Invisible Kid (Lyle Norg of Earth) join the Legion. NOTES: This story was told only in flashback. Their place in membership order does not coincide with their first appearance, as established in All-New Collectors' Edition #C-55 (1978). Their first appearance in print, Action #267, is a story that involves Supergirl, and is out-of-continuity.
(Secrets of the LSH #1, 1.81), (Legion: Secret Origin #4, 2.12)
The Green Lantern Corps attempts to stop Metropolis's Time Institute from viewing the birth of the universe with a new Time Viewer designed by Chronarch Circadia Senius and Brainiac 5. Vidar, the Green Lantern of Sector 2814, tries to view the Dawn of Time himself, but is stopped by the Legion. He is expelled from the Green Lantern Corps and later becomes the villain Universo. Earth is declared off-limits to the Green Lantern Corps. NOTES: Vidar (Universo) first appeared in Adventure Comics #349 (Oct. 1966).
(Legion v.2 #295, 1.83)
Brainiac 5 declines an assistant's position at the Time Institute with Circadia Senius. He also refuses Phantom Girl's invitation to join the Legion. Tinya learns she can disrupt electronics. The S.P.s request the Legion's help when the wormhole expands again, but the teens worry about their power level. Phantom Girl suggests they use Brainy's time travel technology to retrieve Superman from the past!
(Legion: Secret Origin #4, 3.12)
Jo Nah is swallowed by an "ultra-energy beast," giving him super powers. After helping Phantom Girl against Sugyn he decides to leave Rimbor and his girlfriend An Ryd to join the Legion. NOTES: Sugyn's first app. was in Adventure #350 (Nov. 1966), and An Ryd first appeared in Superboy & the LSH #239 (May 1978).
(Superboy v.1 #98, 7.62)
Ultra Boy (Jo Nah of Rimbor) joins the Legion. NOTES: The original tale involved his initiation test—to travel back in time and discover Superboy's secret identity—on which he was accompanied by Brande's aide, Marla Latham. Ultra Boy's place in the membership order does not coincide with his first app., as established in the roll call of All-New Collectors' Edition #C-55 (1978).
Superboy v.1 #98 (July 1962)
The founders attempt recruit Superman in the 20th century, but are flung back home by the Time Trapper before they can succeed; the Bubble is greatly damaged. The Legion brings its newest powerhouse member, Ultra Boy, in to help battle warships at the wormhole. Mycroft becomes an agent of the Trapper, who cannot manifest himself fully in that era. NOTE: Shrinking Violet erroneously appears on the cover of this issue.
(Legion: Secret Origin #5, 4.12)
Chameleon Boy stops Mycroft from killing Brande, and meets the Time Trapper. Brainiac 5 uses the broken Time Bubble to release unstable chronal energy and destroy the wormhole. Phantom Girl volunteers to pilot it. This also breaks the Time Trapper's link to the 31st century and he is withdrawn. He fixes the flaw in the Time Bubble and Saturn Girl renews her mission to recruit Superman.
(Legion: Secret Origin #6, 5.12)
The Legion of Super-Heroes—Cosmic Boy (Rokk Krinn of Braal), Lightning Boy/Lad (Garth Ranzz of Winath) and Saturn Girl (Imra Ardeen of Titan)—"borrow" the new Time Sphere from the Time Institute in order to bring young Clark Kent back to the 30th century, where he becomes the tenth member of the Legion. They encounter xenophobes. Brainiac 5 (an employee of the Institute) is angered by the theft. NOTES: In the original tale only, Lightning Lad was called Lightning "Boy," and the Legionnaires wear costumes that are unique to this appearance. Those costumes are not a part of this tale in current continuity, but might be the outfits they wore when they first met and saved R.J. Brande. Other Legion members are shown only in the background. The original coloring depicted them all as Caucasian, but the Legion Archives recolored one member as green. The original tale says the Legion lives in the 30th century, although some subsequent stories stated "2first" century instead. Most Legion stories are supposed to take place exactly 1,000 years in Superman's future (not Superboy's). The Superman: Secret Origin story erroneously mentions Mordru and the Time Trapper and depicts flight rings—none of which have been introduced yet.
Adventure #247 (Apr. 1958), (Action #858, L12.07), (Superman: Secret Origin #2, 12.09)
A 75th century hero calling himself Anti-Lad joins the Legion. After Superboy fails his first membership trial, Anti-Lad convinces the others to give him another chance. Afterwards, Anti-Lad erases the Legionnaires' memories of his appearance and returns to his own time.
(Superboy v.1 #204, 9-10.74)
On Colu, young Brainiac 5 unwittingly releases malicious Brainiac technology from a vault. The Legionnaires are called to help cleanse the planet and save a young child—a rarity on Colu (they are long-lived and reproduce rarely). Brainiac 5 then joins the Legion. Thief Tharok runs afoul of Coluan sentries, who transform him in some way. 1st app. Arvid Wix, Dorvl.
Legion v.7 #0 (Nov. 2012)
Professor Zaxton Regulus tries to kill Dirk Morgna by trapping him in an atomic reactor. Instead of killing him, the radiation gives Dirk super powers. He later becomes Sun Boy.
(Adventure #348, 9.66)
Chuck Taine accidentally swallows a "super-plastic fluid" that gives him the power to inflate himself into a ball. He dubs himself Bouncing Boy.
(Adventure #301, 10.62), (Secret Origins #49, 6.90)
On Colu, young Brainiac 5 unwittingly releases malicious Brainiac technology from a vault. The Legionnaires are called to help cleanse the planet and save a young child—a rarity on Colu (they are long-lived and reproduce rarely). Brainiac 5 then joins the Legion. Thief Tharok runs afoul of Coluan sentries, who transform him in some way. 1st app. Arvid Wix, Dorvl. NOTE: Brainiac 5's original joining (Action #276) involved Supergirl, and appears to be excised completely from continuity.
(Legion v.7 #0; Nov. 2012)
Applicants Bouncing Boy (Chuck Taine of Earth), Shrinking Violet (Salu Digby of Imsk), and Sun Boy (Dirk Morgna of Earth) are rejected.
Action #276 (May 1961)
Clark visits the 30th century for the second time. The Legionnaires dub him "Superboy" for the first time. He flies in space for the first time. NOTE: Ultra Boy does not appear. This is the first time in Earth-0 continuity that Clark Kent is called "Superboy." In Silver Age tales, his second future visit was not until Adventure #300.
(Adventure v.2 #12/515, 8.10)
16-year-old Thom Kallor is caught in the radioactive tail of a comet, gaining Kryptonian/Daxamite-type super-powers in addition to his mass-increasing abilities.
(Secrets of the LSH #1, 1.81), (Legion v.2 #306, 12.83)
Star Boy joins the Legion. NOTES: Star Boy's first appearance was Adventure #282 (Mar. 1961), a 20th century tale in which he had already joined. His place in membership order does not coincide with his first app., as established in the roll call of All-New Collectors' Edition #C-55 (1978).
(Secrets of the LSH #1, 1.81)
Applying for a second time, Sun Boy and Shrinking Violet join the Legion. NOTES: As shown in All-New Collectors' Edition #C-55 (1978), Sun Boy and Shrinking Violet's places in membership order does not coincide with their first apps.
(Secrets of the LSH #2, 2.81)
Applying for a second time, Bouncing Boy is admitted to the Legion NOTES: His place in membership order does not coincide with his first app., as established in All-New Collectors' Edition #C-55 (1978).
(Adventure #301, 10.62)
The Legion and Science Police pursue Zaryan to Naltor, where young Nura Nal has a vision of a Legionnaire's death (and another of her joining the team). She tells Beren, the High Seer and they send a message to the Legion. Brainiac 5 investigates a "ghost" (Mon-El) that haunts the clubhouse and speaks to Superboy in the Superman Museum. There, Superboy also learns about his own death.
(Adventure #518, 10.10)
The Legion stays for a visit in the 20th century—they are also monitoring the original Brainiac's first probe (Brainiac Zero) arriving on Earth. The Espionage Squad trails Zaryan.
(Adventure v.2 #519, 12.10)
Saturn Girl invents Serum XY-4, which allows Mon-El to temporarily leave the Phantom Zone. Mon-El helps the Legion defeat Urthlo, an android built by Lex Luthor, and is granted honorary membership. He returns to the Phantom Zone, awaiting a permanent cure. NOTES: This was the Legion's first use of anti-gravity belts instead of jet packs. first 30th century app. of Mon-El. This story states"2first" century rather than 30th. With this issue, the Legion becomes Adventure Comics' main feature.
Adventure #300 (Sept. 1962)
Bouncing Boy encourages Legion applicants with the story of how he joined. First appearance of Legion applicants Lester Spiffany (rich boy with no powers) and Storm Boy (Myke Chypurz of Earth), who is the first applicant to be rejected because his powers were based on an external device. NOTES: This is the first Legion story in which Superboy did not appear at all. The story again shows the Legion in the 2first century rather than the 30th.
Adventure #301 (Oct. 1962)
Sun Boy leaves the Legion when he temporarily loses his powers, but he regains them in time to defeat Kranyak. NOTES: The Legion is again shown in the 2first century.
Adventure #302 (Nov. 1962)
Matter-Eater Lad (Tenzil Kem of Bismoll) joins the Legion. He is accused of betraying the Legion to the alien spy-master Meglaro, but is cleared when Brainiac 5 reveals the real Legion infiltrator — a miniaturized spy implanted in Lightning Lad's leg by Dr. Landro, one of Meglaro's accomplices. first app. of the Science Police.
Adventure #303 (Dec. 1962)
On a mission to Takron-Galtos, Star Boy loses his enhanced powers. He defeats a group of escaped criminals with his original powers, but he is badly injured and spends several months in the hospital. NOTE: He is sent on the mission by Cosmic Boy, but Saturn Girl is leader when he recovers.
(Legion v.2 #306, 12.83)