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  Karate Kid begins his sojourn in the 20th century. He defeats Nemesis Kid and meets Iris Jacobs. NOTES: These events take place shortly after Superboy #224 (Feb. 1977). It is unclear how many, if any, of Karate Kid's 20th century Adventures took place in post-Crisis continuity. Karate Kid #1 (Mar./Apr. 1976)
  Karate Kid battles Major Disaster and the Ravager. He befriends Iris Jacobs. Karate Kid #2-3 (May-Aug. 1976)
  Karate Kid briefly aids the Legion in the 30th century before returning to the 20th century to fight Master Hand. Karate Kid #4 (July/Aug. 1976)
  Karate Kid defeats Commander Blud. The Legionnaires narrowly stop him from killing the villain. Karate Kid #5-6 (Nov. 1976-Feb. 1977)
  Karate Kid battles Gyro-Master and Pulsar. Projectra walks in on him kissing Iris Jacobs. Projectra takes Karate Kid back to the 30th century for an audience with her father on Orando. NOTES: Issue #10 takes place immediately before Superboy #231 (Sept. 1977). Karate Kid #7-10 (Mar.-Oct. 1977)
PRE-CRISIS ONLY: Earth-1's Justice League of America and Earth-2's Justice Society of America are drawn to the 30th century, where they become pawns in a battle between Mordru and the Demons Three. NOTES: The Demons Three, Abnegazar, Rath, and Ghast, first appeared in Justice League of America #10 (Mar. 1962). Justice League of America #147-148 (Sept.-Oct. 1977)
  Karate Kid returns to the 20th century and has a rematch with Major Disaster. Karate Kid #11 (Nov./Dec. 1977)
  Karate Kid briefly travels to the 30th century to attend the wedding of Lightning Lad and Saturn Girl. NOTES: Although it isn't reflected at all in either story, Karate Kid must have departed between the events of Karate Kid #11 and #12. (Limited Collectors Edition #C-55, 1978)
  Karate Kid is accidentally blasted back to Superboy's time for a battle with the Lord of Time and Major Disaster. Iris Jacobs is transformed into Diamondeth. Karate Kid #12-13 (Jan.-Apr. 1978)
PRE-CRISIS ONLY: Trapped in the Phantom Zone, Supergirl seeks help from Mon-El. Superman Family #189 (May/June 1978)
  Karate Kid enlists the help of Robin to defeat Diamondeth. Karate Kid #14 (5-6.78)
  Karate Kid tries to take Diamondeth back to the 30th century in hopes of returning her to normal, but the Lord of Time diverts him to Earth After Disaster, the timeline of Kamandi. NOTES: This was the final issue of Karate Kid's series. The story continues in Kamandi, The Last Boy on Earth #58 (8-9.78). Karate Kid #15 (7-8.78)
  PRE-CRISIS ONLY: Superboy and the Legionnaires visit Superman's era to discover how history has been changed, creating a violent, war-torn future timeline. Superboy is forced to remain in the Time Bubble's "stasis field" because he cannot coexist with his own future self. NOTES: The post-Crisis details of this adventure, which takes place between Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes #236 (Feb. 1978) and #237 (Mar. 1978), are unknown. The marriage of Lightning Lad and Saturn Girl at the beginning of the story certainly occurred in post-Crisis continuity, but the alterations to time and the visit to the 20th century may not have ever happened. Limited Collectors Edition #C-55 (1978)
PRE-CRISIS ONLY: Forced to race the Flash through time, Superman briefly appears in the 30th century and encounters the Legion and himself as Superboy. DC Comics Presents #2 (8-9.78)
PRE-CRISIS ONLY: Brainiac is apparently destroyed by being shrunk out of existence by his own shrinking ray. Superman and Supergirl finally succeed in enlarging the Bottle City of Kandor on a distant planet selected by the Kandorian Science Council: a "phase world" orbiting a red sun that periodically shifts in and out of Earth-One's dimension. Zor-El and Alura invite Supergirl to stay with them, but she decides to return to Earth instead. NOTES: Adventure Comics #356 (May 1967) first established that Kandor was eventually enlarged on a planet called Rokyn, which became the primary home of the scattered survivors of Krypton. The Kandorians' new world is unnamed in Superman #338; it first acquired the name Rokyn in its next appearance in Krypton Chronicles #1 (Sept. 1981). Brainiac's fate in this story was first described by Brainiac 5 in Action Comics #276 (May 1961), who said it was the villain's final defeat. However, Brainiac subsequently returned in Action Comics #514 (Dec. 1980). Superman v.1 #338 (Aug. 1979)
PRE-CRISIS ONLY: Jon Ross, son of Superman's old friend Pete Ross, is kidnapped by the warlike Nyrvnian race. The Legion visits the 20th century to persuade Superman not to rescue Jon because he and the Nyrvnians are destined to one day help Earth repel an invasion from another galaxy. NOTES: This story is the first time Superman learns that Pete Ross knew Clark Kent was Superboy, a discovery that Pete made in Superboy #90 (July 1961). Jon Ross first appeared (and learned Superman's secret identity) in Action Comics #457 (Mar. 1976). DC Comics Presents #13 (Sept. 1979)
PRE-CRISIS ONLY: Driven mad by grief over the loss of his son Jon, Pete Ross uses equipment once confiscated from Lex Luthor to transfer his own mind into Superboy's body. Ross then attempts to kill Superman. DC Comics Presents #14 (Oct. 1979)
PRE-CRISIS ONLY: Superman rescues Jon Ross from the Nyrvnians and reunites him with his family. DC Comics Presents #25 (Sept. 1980)
PRE-CRISIS ONLY: Superman succeeds in reprogramming Brainiac to eliminate his drive for conquest. The newly repentant android sets out to undo the various evils he committed throughout the galaxy. Action #514 (Dec. 1980)
PRE-CRISIS ONLY: On a mission in deep space, Supergirl develops temporary amnesia after being knocked unconscious by a Kryptonite meteor. She subsequently falls in love with and marries Salkor, the super-powered hero of the planet Makkor, who dubs her "Jasma." Regaining her memory after a subsequent injury, Supergirl returns to Earth, having completely forgotten everything that transpired during her period of amnesia, including her brief marriage. She does not regain her memory of Salkor until more than a year later and never sees him again. NOTES: The chronological placement of these events is speculative. Salkor later tells Superman that he met Supergirl two years before her death, although whether that was terrestrial or Makkorian years is unclear. She's said to have regained her memory shortly after the conclusion of her fight with Blackstarr in Supergirl v.2 #15 (Jan. 1984). (Superman v.1 #415, Jan. 1986)
PRE-CRISIS ONLY: Supergirl battles Universo with some help from the Legion. Superman Family #207 (May/June 1981)
  Batman is transported to the 30th century, where he helps the Legion stop a terrorist bombing. NOTES: These events take place concurrently with Legion v.2 #280 (Oct. 1981). It is unclear if the events of this story took place in post-Crisis or Glorith-reality continuity. Brave & the Bold #179 (Oct. 1981)
PRE-CRISIS ONLY: The prisoners in the Phantom Zone mentally compel the amnesiac Quex-Ul (who believes himself to be an Earthman named "Charlie Kweeskill") into freeing them from the Zone. They trap Superman and Quex-Ul in the Zone and begin a rampage on Earth. Mon-El informs Superman and Quex-Ul of a way to escape from the Zone, which Superman eventually does, although Quex-Ul sacrifices his life to save Superman's. The escaped Kryptonian villains are returned to the Zone. NOTES: Quex-Ul first appeared in Superman #157 (Nov. 1962). Phantom Zone #1-4 (Jan.-Apr. 1982)
PRE-CRISIS ONLY: The Legion is summoned to the 20th century by Jimmy Olsen to help Superman stop Mongul, who is attacking the solar system with a Sun-Eater. Wildfire destroys the Sun-Eater by releasing his anti-energy into its core. NOTES: Mongul first appeared in DC Comics Presents #27 (Nov. 1980) DC Comics Presents #43 (Mar. 1982)
PRE-CRISIS ONLY: Superman is forced to restore Brainiac's original, malevolent programming in hopes that the android will be able to find some way to stop a fiendish planet-eating machine world that Brainiac created years before. Superman ultimately cripples the machine, leaving Brainiac trapped in the mechanical planet's core. Action #528-530 (Feb.-Apr. 1982)
PRE-CRISIS ONLY: The Legion visits the 20th century to help Superman and Batman defeat the alien Xan, the second Composite Superman, who dubs himself Amalgamax. World's Finest #283-284 (Sept.-Oct. 1982)
PRE-CRISIS ONLY: The Controllers create the Miracle Machine (1st chronological appearance). It causes Superman and Clark Kent to split into separate individuals. NOTES: The exact origins of the Miracle Machine in the post-Crisis universe are unknown. DC Comics Presents #50 (Oct. 1982)
PRE-CRISIS ONLY: Attempting to escape from his imprisonment in the core of his own machine world, Brainiac accidentally destroys his Coluan humanoid form and is reborn as an electronic entity with a new, inhuman robot body. He rededicates himself to the destruction of Superman and the enslavement of the universe. NOTES: Brainiac's transformation makes it unlikely that he eventually would have become Pulsar Stargrave, contrary to Stargrave's claim in Legion v.2 #273 (Mar. 1981). Action #544 (June 1983)
PRE-CRISIS ONLY: The irrepressible Ambush Bug hitches a ride with a time-traveling Superman and runs amok in the 30th century. NOTES: Ambush Bug first appeared in DC Comics Presents #52 (Dec. 1982). DC Comics Presents #59 (July 1983)
Crisis on Infinite Earths
  PRE-CRISIS: Countless alternate Earths are destroyed by waves of anti-matter. In the 20th century, the Monitor assembles an army of heroes and villains, including the Legion's Dawnstar, to defend the remaining universes. POST-CRISIS: The positive-matter universe is threatened by waves of anti-matter. There are no multiple Earths. Crisis #1 (Apr. 1985)
  PRE-CRISIS ONLY: A group of time-lost Legionnaires helps Superman defeat Brainiac. NOTES: These events take place between Legion v.3 #8 (Mar. 1985) and #9 (Apr. 1985). DC Comics Presents #80 (Apr. 1985)
  PRE-CRISIS: The five surviving Earths are partially merged, causing various time eras to overlap. The Legion helps to stem the tide of chaos. POST-CRISIS: Various time eras overlap; no multiple Earths. Crisis #5-6 (Aug.-Sept. 1985)
  PRE-CRISIS: A team of the most powerful surviving heroes, including Superman, Supergirl, Mon-El, and Wildfire, travels to the Anti-Matter Universe. Supergirl dies fighting the Anti-Monitor. POST-CRISIS: No Supergirl. Crisis #7 (Oct. 1985)
  PRE-CRISIS: Led by Lex Luthor and Brainiac, an army of super-villains, including Cosmic King, Dr. Regulus, Lightning Lord, Mano, Persuader, and Validus, attempts to conquer the five surviving Earths. POST-CRISIS: The assembled heroes battle an army of villains from various time-eras. The post-Crisis Brainiac did not appear on Earth until after these events. The involvement of Lex Luthor in these events is unknown. Crisis #9 (Dec. 1985)
  The heroes of the surviving Earths attempt to stop the Anti-Monitor from altering history at the Dawn of Time. The Spectre battles the Anti-Monitor for the fate of all creation. The universe fades to white. Crisis #10 (Jan. 1986)
  A single universe arises out of the battle at the Dawn of Time. NOTES: The full effects of the changes to history did not appear for several months afterward. Supergirl and other elements of pre-Crisis continuity are still remembered at this time. Crisis #11 (Feb. 1986)
  The alien tyrant Despero, an enemy of the Justice League of America, escapes from imprisonment on the prison-planet Takron-Galtos (1st chronological appearance). NOTES: Takron-Galtos first appeared in Adventure Comics #359 (Aug. 1967). Despero first appeared in Justice League of America #1 (Nov. 1960). JLA #247 (Feb. 1986)
  The Earth is drawn into the Anti-Matter Universe for a final confrontation with the Anti-Monitor, who is destroyed once and for all. NOTES: A few months after these events, the pre-Crisis reality, including Superman's history as Superboy and the existence of Supergirl, disappears and is no longer remembered by residents of the DC universe. Crisis #12 (Mar. 1986)
  PRE-CRISIS ONLY: Htrae, the Bizarro World, collapses to become a white hole, killing all of the Bizarros and causing the Aethyr — the extra-dimensional collective consciousness which contains the Phantom Zone. Aethyr begins sublimating back into the physical universe and responds by linking its mind with that of Mr. Mxyzptlk, to use the imp's powers to survive the transition to corporeality. Mxyzptlk uses his new power to lay waste to his home dimension of Zrfff, then bombards Metropolis with the Kryptonite-irradiated remains of Argo City. As Aethyr emerges, the Phantom Zone ceases to exist, releasing all its inmates. Mxyzptlk's mind becomes a permanent part of Aethyr's new form and he reabsorbs the Zoners into his-/itsself before vanishing to recreate Zrfff in his/its own image. NOTES: Final issue of DC Comics Presents. The canonicity of this story, written by Steve Gerber and described on the cover as "An Untold Tale of the pre-Crisis Universe," is uncertain. Its flashbacks to Krypton and to the origin of the Aethyr are consistent with previous Earth-One accounts and can probably be considered canonical, but the same may not be true for the present-day events and ambiguous finale. (It's not clear whether by re-imprisoning the Phantom Zone prisoners, Mxyzptlk/Aethyr has effectively recreated the Zone.) Adventure Comics #329 (Feb. 1965) had previously indicated that Htrae survives to the 30th century, although in this timeline, Mxyzptlk/Aethyr may have eventually recreated the Bizarros, which would seem to be within his/its power. DC Comics Presents #97 (Sept. 1986)
  Imaginary Story: "Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?" A group of Legionnaires, accompanied by Supergirl (years before her death), gives Superman a trophy of his final and greatest victory. NOTES: This Imaginary Story is not technically part of pre-Crisis continuity. Superman v.1 #423 (Sept. 1986)
  Imaginary Story: "Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?" The Legion's trophy gives Superman the clue to defeating Mr. Mxyzptlk. The adult Legion of Super-Villains appears on the scene to gloat, but the villains flee when they realize they may be injured. NOTES: This Imaginary Story is not technically part of pre-Crisis continuity. This was the final appearance of the adult LSV. Action #583 (Sept. 1986)
The Post-Crisis Era
  Brainiac 5, Ultra Boy and Chameleon Boy visit the 20th century to investigate the remains of some of Brainiac 5's equipment, unearthed in Metropolis. They meet Michael Jon Carter and help him save the president from an assassin, which launches Carter's career as the superhero Booster Gold. To avoid changing history, Brainiac leaves his force field belt and flight ring in the past so that they will eventually end up in the Space Museum, from which Booster will steal them in 2462. NOTES: This story chronologically follows Booster's origin in Booster Gold #7 (Aug. 1986) and Secret Origins #35 (Jan. 1989) and precedes the events of Booster Gold #1 (Feb. 1986). In the character's original conception, the flight ring Booster stole from the Space Museum was intended to be Superman's (the ring he had worn as Superboy), not Brainiac 5's. Booster Gold is generally considered the first post-Crisis hero. Booster Gold #8-9 (Sept.-Oct. 1986)
  Legends: Cosmic Boy and Night Girl arrive in the 20th century. Cosmic Boy helps the JLA and Teen Titans battle the monster Brimstone and is caught in anti-superhero riots fomented by Darkseid's servant, Glorious Godfrey, in his guise as G. Gordon Godfrey. NOTES: Glorious Godfrey first appeared in Forever People #3 (6-7.71). Legends #1-2 (Nov.-Dec. 1986)
  Legends: Night Girl rescues Cosmic Boy from an anti-hero riot. Cosmic Boy encounters Superman and is horrified to find that the Man of Steel does not recognize him. On further investigation, he finds no record that Superman ever had a career as Superboy, and learns that other parts of the 20th century history he knows are not valid. Cosmic Boy #1 (Dec. 1986)
  Legends: Cosmic Boy and Night Girl visit the Houston Space Center, where they prevent protesters from stopping a satellite launch and meet astronaut Jason Krinnski, apparently one of Rokk Krinn's ancestors. Cosmic Boy #2 (Jan. 1987)
  Legends: Cosmic Boy and Night Girl try to return to their own time, only to be stopped by severe storms in the timestream that cripple their Time Bubble. They enlist the aid of Jason Krinnski to help them repair the damage, but when they depart, they overshoot the 30th century and find themselves at the end of time, the dominion of the Time Trapper. NOTES: The story continues in Cosmic Boy #4 (Mar. 1987) and Legion v.3 #36 (July 1987). Cosmic Boy #3 (Feb. 1987)
THE POCKET UNIVERSE SAGA
  Trying to return to the 30th century from Superboy's time, Brainiac 5, Blok, Invisible Kid II, and Sun Boy emerge in the real present and clash with Superman, mistaking him for Superboy. They all return to Superboy's era in the Legion's time bubble. NOTES: This story is continued from Legion v.3 #37 (Aug. 1987) and continues in Superboy's era in Action Comics #591 (Aug. 1987). Creator John Byrne played a little joke in this story by including the four Legionnaires who most closely resembled the Fantastic Four. Marvel's Gladiator was created as an analog to Superboy as were his team, the Imperial Guard, to the Legion. Superman v.2 #8 (Aug. 1987)
  Superman returns to his own time after clashing with the Pocket Universe Superboy. He is unaware of Superboy's fate. NOTES: Superman learns of Superboy's death in Adventures of Superman #478 (May 1991). Action #591 (Aug. 1987)
  Wrynn, the son of Lord Topaz and Lady Turquoise of Gemworld, is corrupted by the Lords of Chaos and becomes known as Mordru. After he slays his own brother, Amethyst punishes him by burying him alive, where he remains for centuries. Afterwards, Amethyst magically merges herself with the Gemworld itself, which later returns to Earth's dimension and becomes Zerox, the Sorcerer's World. NOTES: This is the earliest chronological appearance of Mordru. This series revealed that Gemworld eventually became Zerox. Zerox's first 20th century appearance, in Action Comics #301 (June 1963), which showed it to be an ordinary planet circling a red sun, is apocryphal post-Crisis. Amethyst and Gemworld first appeared in a 16-page preview in Legion v.2 #298 (Apr. 1983). Amethyst #1-4 (Nov. 1987-Feb. 1988)
  On the planet Colu, Vril Dox uses his genius to aid the planet's Computer Tyrants. NOTES: This is the first appearance of the post-Crisis Vril Dox and Computer Tyrants. (Adventures of Superman #438, 3.88)
  The Computer Tyrants of Colu allow Vril Dox to produce a son, Vril Dox II, to Action as his lab assistant. NOTES: This is the first chronological appearance of Vril Dox II, whose first appearance in print was Invasion #1 (1988). (L.E.G.I.O.N. Annual #1, 1990)
  After Vril Dox tries to overthrow his masters, the Computer Tyrants of Colu, the Tyrants disintegrate him by subjecting him to his own experimental teleporter. Dox survives as a disembodied consciousness and travels to Earth, where he possesses the mind of mentalist Milton Fine, "the Amazing Brainiac." As Brainiac, he battles Superman. NOTES: This is the first post-Crisis appearance of Brainiac. Adventures of Superman #438 (Mar. 1988)
  The Durlan (who eventually becomes R.J. Brande) leaves Durla only to crash on Colu, where he becomes the pet of Vril Dox II. After Dox's father is destroyed by the Computer Tyrants, Dox and the Durlan are shipped off to the "Starlag" of the newly formed Dominion Alliance. (L.E.G.I.O.N. #23, Jan. 1991)
THE SUPERGIRL SAGA
  In the Pocket Universe, Lex Luthor creates a protoplasmic lifeform called "Matrix." Fashioning her in the likeness of Lana Lang and outfitting her with a costume reminiscent of Superboy's, he dubs her Supergirl. After Pete Ross recalls meeting Superman years earlier, Luthor sends Supergirl to the real universe 200 years in the past, erroneously assuming that Superman can travel through time to find her. NOTES: Luthor created Supergirl two years before Superman's second visit to the Pocket Universe. She originally believed that she was Lana Lang, imbued with super-powers; it's unclear if anyone other than Luthor knew the truth. The "protoplasmic lifeform" is an allusion to the lifeform created and destroyed in Adventure Comics #271 (Apr. 1960). (Adventures of Superman #444, Sept. 1988)
  The Pocket Universe Supergirl is unearthed in Antarctica. Superman v.2
#16 (Apr. 1988)
  After regaining consciousness, Supergirl finds herself with partial amnesia. She flies from Antarctica to Smallville and encounters Lana Lang and the Kents, who she is surprised to find are still alive. She then sets out after Superman. NOTES: Adventures of Superman #444 explains that the Pocket Universe's Luthor had deliberately suppressed her memories to reduce the risk of their enemies discovering their plan. Adventures of Superman #442 (July 1988), Superman v.2 #20 (Aug. 1988)
  Superman encounters Supergirl in the air above Kansas. After an initial skirmish, Superman deduces that she is from the Pocket Universe, which causes her memory to return. She transports them both to her universe, where Superman meets the alternate Luthor. Superman v.2 #21 (Sept. 1988)
  The Pocket Universe Lex Luthor enlists Superman's help against the three Phantom Zone villains General Zod, Quex-Ul, and Zaora. Adventures of Superman #444 (Sept. 1988)
  In the Pocket Universe, the three Kryptonian villains wipe out all remaining life on Earth, including Pete Ross and the Pocket Universe counterparts of Bruce Wayne, Hal Jordan, and Oliver Queen. Supergirl is blasted back to protoplasmic form and the Pocket Universe Lex Luthor is killed. Superman uses Gold Kryptonite to strip the three villains of their powers and executes them with a piece of Green Kryptonite. He returns to his own universe with the badly wounded Supergirl, leaving her in the care of his parents. Superman v.2 #22 (Oct. 1988)
  Deadman is given advice by the spirit of the pre-Crisis Supergirl. She says: "My name is Kara, though I doubt that'll mean anything to you." He admits that he's never heard of her. Christmas With the Super-Heroes #2 (1989)
  Invasion: The Dominion, obsessed with the "metagene" that produces Earth's superheroes, organizes an alliance of the Khundian Empire, Gil'dishpan, Durlans, Citadel Empire, Psions, and the Warlords of Okaara to invade the Earth, accompanied by neutral observers from Daxam. Aboard the Alliance Starlag, Vril Dox II allies himself with Garryn Bek of the planet Cairn to plan an escape. On Earth, the Daxamites discover they gain super powers under Earth's yellow sun. NOTES: First 20th century appearance of the Dominators, Khunds, and Gil'dishpan, and the first appearance of the post-Crisis Vril Dox II. The Dominators first appeared in Adventure Comics #361 (Oct. 1967), the Khunds in Adventure #346 (July 1966), the Gil'dishpan in Legion v.3 #1 (Aug. 1984). The Citadel Empire first appeared in Green Lantern #137 (Feb. 1981), the Psions in Witching Hour #13 (Mar. 1971), and the Warlords of Okaara in Tales of the New Teen Titans #4 (Sept. 1982). Invasion #1 (1988)
  Invasion: After a confrontation with Superman, the Daxamites decide to change sides. Kel Gand sacrifices his life to send a message to Daxam. Vril Dox II, Garryn Bek, the Durlan, Lyrissa Mallor, and Strata escape the Starlag. The Alliance is driven from the solar system by the Daxamite star fleet and Earth signs formal treaties with Daxam. NOTES: Kel Gand, not named in this story, was later revealed as the father of Lar Gand (Valor). Lyrissa Mallor is an ancestor of Tasmia Mallor (Shadow Lass) and Strata is from Dryad, the homeworld of Blok. Invasion #2 (1988)
Wracked by guilt over his execution of the three Pocket Universe Kryptonian villains, Superman leaves the Earth to exile himself in space, using an experimental teleportation device to travel through hyperspace. Superman v.2 #28 (Feb. 1989)
  Vril Dox II returns to Colu, accompanied by Garryn Bek, the Durlan, Lyrissa Mallor, Strata, and Stealth. He manipulates them into helping him overthrow the Computer Tyrants. NOTES: This is the post-Crisis version of the Coluan revolution originally described in Superman v.1 #167 (Feb. 1964). L.E.G.I.O.N. #1-2 (2-3.89)
  The Computer Tyrants of Colu transfer their consciousness into a humanoid android body, swearing revenge on Vril Dox. NOTES: Although not explicitly identified as such in the text, this is the first chronological appearance of Pulsar Stargrave. His first appearance in print, in the 30th century, was Superboy #223 (Jan. 1977). L.E.G.I.O.N. #3 (Apr. 1989)
  Vril Dox II creates an interstellar police force, headquartered on Cairn. L.E.G.I.O.N. #4-8 (May-Aug. 1989)
  After weeks in deep space and an encounter with Mongul on the War World, Superman returns to Earth, now possessing the Eradicator, an ancient Kryptonian artifact of immense power. NOTES: The first post-Crisis appearance of Mongul and War World was in Adventures of Superman #454 (May 1989); Mongul's first pre-Crisis appearance was in DC Comics Presents #27 (Nov. 1980). The Eradicator first appeared in Action Comics Annual #2 (May 1989). Action 643 (July 1989)
  The humanoid body of the Computer Tyrants, calling itself "Mr. Starr," travels to Talok VIII, Lyrissa Mallor's home planet. Vril Dox II is found dead on Cairn, torn apart by Stealth. L.E.G.I.O.N. #8 (Aug. 1989)
  Jimmy Olsen is temporarily given stretching powers by the Eradicator. The use of these powers is extremely painful; fortunately, they are mercifully short-lived. NOTES: This is the only post-Crisis appearance of Jimmy Olsen as "Elastic Lad," although he is never referred to by that name, nor does he attempt a superheroic career. Adventures of Superman #458 (Sept. 1989)
Brainiac forces Lex Luthor to create a new host body for him, a green-skinned, humanoid amalgam of Milton Fine's DNA and Vril Dox's original Coluan genetic material. Constructing a new skull-shaped starship, he departs the Earth for deep space after an inconclusive battle with Superman. NOTES: Except for its smaller size, Brainiac's starship bears a striking resemblance to the ship used by his transformed pre-Crisis counterpart beginning in Action Comics #544 (June 1983). Action #647-649 (Oct. 1989-Jan. 1990)
  Phase materializes at the L.E.G.I.O.N. headquarters on Cairn. The Durlan vanishes, reappearing in Metropolis Spaceport in 2949. Stealth realizes that she is pregnant with Dox's child. Vril Dox II is resurrected in a clone body. NOTES: Phase was originally intended to be Tinya Wazzo (Phantom Girl), and is explicitly identified as such in Who's Who #7 (Feb. 1991). L.E.G.I.O.N. #70 (Sept. 1994) showed her to be Enya Wazzo, Tinya's cousin, accidentally sent back in Tinya's place. In the reboot timeline, revealed in LSH v4 #100 (Jan. 1998), Tinya Wazzo (Apparition) is half Cargggite; Phase is the second of her three bodies. L.E.G.I.O.N. #9 (Nov. 1989)
  "Mr. Starr" establish himself as the new champion of Talok VIII. Garryn Bek discovers the Emerald Eye of Ekron (1st chronological appearance). NOTES: The Emerald Eye of Ekron's first appearance in print was in Adventure Comics #352 (Jan. 1967). L.E.G.I.O.N. #11 (Jan. 1990)
  Garryn Bek becomes bonded to the Emerald Eye. Strata comes up with a name for Dox's new police force: the Licensed Extra-Governmental Interstellar Operatives Network (L.E.G.I.O.N.). Phase agrees to join. On Talok VIII, Pulsar Stargrave kidnaps Lyrissa's daughter Lydea Mallor. NOTES: L.E.G.I.O.N. #13 is the first appearance of Lar Gand as Valor, albeit only as an image. Lydea Mallor's first appearance in print was in DC Challenge #10 (Aug. 1986), a story that is not part of DC continuity. The first canonical reference to her existence was in Legion v.2 #291 (Sept. 1982). L.E.G.I.O.N. #12-13 (Mar. 1990)
  Stargrave ages Lydea Mallor to adulthood, transforming her into his pawn, Lydea Darkstar. L.E.G.I.O.N. #15 (May 1990)
  GLORITH REALITY ONLY: Lar Gand explores the Promethean Galaxy and encounters Yuga Khan, the father of Darkseid. NOTES: This is the first chronological appearance of Lar Gand in the Glorith timeline. New Gods v.3 #17-21 (6-12.90)
  GLORITH REALITY ONLY: Lar Gand joins the L.E.G.I.O.N. Vril Dox develops a serum to protect him from lead poisoning. L.E.G.I.O.N. #16 (June 1990)
  The Emerald Eye latches onto Garryn Bek's wife, Marij'n Bek, as well as Garryn. L.E.G.I.O.N. #17 (July 1990)
  GLORITH REALITY ONLY: Vril Dox and Lar Gand travel to Earth to track down Dox's father, who Dox has learned survived in a new body on Earth. They learn that Brainiac has returned to Colu. L.E.G.I.O.N. Annual #1 (1990)
  GLORITH REALITY ONLY: Accompanied by Superman, Vril Dox, Lar Gand, and the L.E.G.I.O.N. follow Brainiac to Colu. Brainiac escapes after Superman prevents Dox from killing him. L.E.G.I.O.N. Annual #1 (1990)
  GLORITH REALITY ONLY: Vril Dox dismisses Valor from the L.E.G.I.O.N., although he gives him a supply of anti-lead serum. L.E.G.I.O.N. #19 (Sept. 1990)
  Lyrissa Mallor is killed by her own daughter, Lydea Darkstar. On Talok VIII, the Beks and the Emerald Eye attack "Mr. Starr." L.E.G.I.O.N. #20-21 (Oct.-Nov. 1990)
  The L.E.G.I.O.N. apparently destroys "Mr. Starr," but the Emerald Eye vanishes. L.E.G.I.O.N. #22 (Dec. 1990)
  GLORITH REALITY ONLY: Time and Time Again Phase 1: While attempting to defend Booster Gold from an attack by the Linear Man, Superman is catapulted through time to the year 2973, where he encounters the Legion of Super-Heroes. NOTES: Superman next appears in the 30th century in Action Comics #663 (Mar. 1991) and is transported again to the year 1943. Adventures of Superman 476 (Mar. 1991)
  The powers that Garryn and Marij'n Bek gained from the Emerald Eye fade. L.E.G.I.O.N. #26 (Apr. 1991)
  GLORITH REALITY ONLY: Time and Time Again Phase 8: Catapulted through time by the destruction of Luna in 2995, Superman reappears on Earth only hours after his original disappearance. NOTES: This story follows Superman' Adventure in 2995, as shown in Adventures of Superman #477 (May 1991). Action #665 (May 1991)
  Stealth gives birth to her and Dox's son, Lyrl Dox (not named in this story). L.E.G.I.O.N. #28 (June 1991)
  GLORITH REALITY ONLY: Lar Gand visits Earth and sees the place his father died. Justice League Quarterly #5 (Winter 1991)
  GLORITH REALITY ONLY: Panic in the Sky: Still on Earth, Lar Gand helps Superman and Earth's heroes battle Brainiac. NOTES: This storyline continues in Adventures of Superman #488, Action Comics #675, Superman: Man of Steel #10, Superman v.2 #66, and Adventures of Superman #489. Superman v.2 #65 (Mar. 1992)
  GLORITH REALITY ONLY: Lar Gand is possessed by Eclipso. Eclipso: The Darkness Within #1 (June 1992)
  GLORITH REALITY ONLY: Earth's heroes defeat Eclipso and free Lar Gand. Eclipso: The Darkness Within #2 (Oct. 1992)
  GLORITH REALITY ONLY: Now calling himself Valor, Lar Gand once again defeats Eclipso. NOTES: This is his first chronological appearance as Valor. Valor #1 (Nov. 1992)
  Bloodlines: Timber Wolf and Aria appear in the 20th century and encounter the half-Durlan Thrust. Legion v.4 Annual #3 (1992), Legion v.4 #? (Oct. 1992)
  Timber Wolf and Thrust strike an uneasy alliance to rescue Aria, who has been kidnapped by the government agency Point Force and a group of renegade Dominators. Timber Wolf #1-5 (Nov. 1992-Mar. 1993)
  GLORITH REALITY ONLY: Using a starship provided by LexCorp, Valor returns to space. He later encounters Vril Dox II, who gives him more anti-lead serum, but tricks him into the prison Starlag II, located in a star system with a red sun. Valor #2-4 (Dec. 1992-Feb. 1993)
  Superman is slain in battle with Doomsday. Superman v.2 #75 (Jan. 1993)
  Lydea Mallor becomes the new champion of Talok VIII. L.E.G.I.O.N. #55 (E7.93)
  GLORITH REALITY ONLY: Valor's powers become erratic. Valor #10 (Aug. 1993)
  Restored to life by the Eradicator, Superman leads a group of heroes to defeat Mongul. NOTES: This story establishes the significance of Superman's visits to the Pocket Universe to the course of 20th century history. If not for his encounter with the Pocket Universe Phantom Zone villains, Superman would not have exiled himself into space, would not have encountered the Eradicator, and would not have been revived by the Eradicator following his battle with Doomsday. In the absence of Superman, Mongul might have succeeded in transforming the Earth into a new War-World, with obvious consequences for the course of history. Superman v.2 #82 (Sept. 1993)
  Timber Wolf is returned to the 30th century by Brainiac 5 and Rond Vidar. Legion v.4 Annual #4 (1993)
  GLORITH REALITY ONLY: D.O.A.: Valor discovers that Dox's anti-lead serum is failing and that he only has a month to live. He meets a young woman named Lori on Cairn, unaware that she is actually Glorith of Baaldur. Valor #12 (Oct. 1993)
  Phase helps Bgztl and his people colonize the "phantom" dimension. L.E.G.I.O.N. #59-60 (Oct.-Nov. 1993)
  GLORITH REALITY ONLY: D.O.A.: Valor and Lori visit Daxam, which is suffering a deadly plague. Valor's mother Marisa dies. Valor ends the plague, but further shortens his own life. Valor #13 (Nov. 1993)
  GLORITH REALITY ONLY: D.O.A.: Valor seeks the Justice League's help in curing his lead poisoning. Valor #14 (Dec. 1993)
  GLORITH REALITY ONLY: D.O.A.: Valor and Lori travel to Baaldur. Lori tricks Valor into conquering the planet for her. A group of SW6 Legionnaires travels back in time to investigate temporal distortions related to Valor's history. NOTES: This story takes place concurrently with the events of Legionnaires #16 (July 1994). Valor #15 (Jan. 1994)
  GLORITH REALITY ONLY: D.O.A.: Lori is revealed to be Glorith. She offers to cure Valor if he will rule the universe at her side. NOTES: This encounter between Valor and Glorith takes place before they would otherwise have met in this timeline. Valor #16 (Feb. 1994)
GLORITH REALITY — DIVERGENT
As a result of the events of Valor #16, a divergent Glorith timeline was created in which Glorith approached Valor before their historical first meeting and inadvertently caused his death. The events of this divergent timeline, which partially coincided with Zero Hour, did not take place in the original Glorith-dominated timeline. Most of these events did not take place in the post-Zero Hour reboot timeline, either.
  Glorith reality - divergent: D.O.A.: Glorith reveals that she was responsible for Valor's lead poisoning. He refuses to join her and dies. His death alters the course of history The SW6 Valor emerges from the timestream. NOTES: The SW6 Valor's appearance here follows his disappearance in Legion v.4 # #37 (E12.92). Valor #17 (Mar. 1994)
  Glorith reality - divergent: D.O.A.: The SW6 Brainiac 5 informs the SW6 Valor that the only way to preserve history is to relive his entire life. Valor #18 (Apr. 1994)
  Glorith reality - divergent: The SW6 Valor reluctantly agrees to relive his life, but learns that he has only 48 hours to fulfill his destiny. Valor #19 (May 1994)
  Glorith reality - divergent: The SW6 Valor tries to fulfill his destined historical role by "seeding" the worlds of the future United Planets with former Dominion prisoners, years before he originally did so. He meets Krinn Magar (an ancestor of Rokk Krinn) and learns that the people of Braal were not originally from Earth. The Linear Men warn him that he has run out of time. Valor #20 (June 1994)
  Glorith reality - divergent: The Linear Men split Valor into multiple chronal duplicates to speed up his campaign, but it is too late. Glorith sends Valor to the Bgztl Buffer Region, the final part of his destiny. NOTES: This is the final 20th century appearance of Valor in the divergent Glorith timeline. Valor #21 (July 1994)
  Iris Allen returns from the 30th Century with her grandchild Bart (Impulse II), the son of Don Allen. She enlists the help of Wally West (Flash III) in helping Bart to control his super-speed powers. NOTES: Although these events take place concurrently with Zero Hour and the divergent Glorith timeline, they took place in essentially the same way in the original Glorith timeline, the divergent timeline, and the post-Zero Hour reboot timeline. Flash #91-92 (June-July 1994)
  Glorith reality - divergent: Zero Hour: Believing that Phase is actually Tinya Wazzo, Ultra Boy travels to 20th Century to find her, only to learn that she is really Tinya's cousin, Enya Wazzo. NOTES: Enya Wazzo first appeared on the final page of Legion v.4 Annual #1 (1990), although she was not named. L.E.G.I.O.N. #68-69 (July-Aug. 1994)
  Glorith reality - divergent: Zero Hour: Jo Nah returns to the 30th century, leaving Phase in the 20th century. Vril Dox loses control of L.E.G.I.O.N. to his hyper-intelligent son, Lyrl. NOTES: It is unclear if Jo's encounter with Enya Wazzo took place in the post-Zero Hour reboot timeline. L.E.G.I.O.N. #70 (Sept. 1994)
  Zero Hour: After vanishing from the Legion's era, Superboy appears in modern Smallville and clashes with the clone Superboy before fading away, apparently forever. NOTES: Superboy's appearance here immediately follows his appearance in the 30th century in Valor #22 (Aug. 1994). It is unclear if he is the Pocket Universe Superboy, the pre-Crisis Superboy, or if he is from some other, similar parallel timeline. The clone Superboy meets him again (and visits his timeline) in Superboy v.3 #61-#64 (3-6.99) . Superboy v.3 #8 (Sept. 1994)
  Lyrl Dox is stripped of his hyper-intelligence. Captain Comet becomes the new leader of L.E.G.I.O.N. Vril Dox II retires. R.E.B.E.L.S. #17 (Mar. 1996)
  GLORITH REALITY ONLY: Valor returns to Earth and remains there for several years. NOTES: These are the events that would have taken place if not for the events of the "D.O.A." storyline in Valor. It is unclear how many the events of Valor #1-11 (Nov. 1992-9.93) were part of the original Glorith-reality timeline, although they are part of the post-Zero Hour reboot timeline. (Legion v.4 Annual #2, 1991)
  GLORITH REALITY ONLY: Ultra Boy and Marla Latham visit the 20th century and warn Valor of a planned second Dominion invasion of Earth. NOTES: These events are the Glorith-reality version of Ultra Boy's Legion initiation. The pre- and post-Crisis version of these events originally were shown in Superboy #98 (July 1962). (Legion v.4 Annual #1, 1990)
  GLORITH REALITY ONLY: Valor liberates victims of the Dominion's metagene experiments from Elia, the Dominator homeworld, and helps them to colonize the worlds between Elia and Earth, including Bismoll, Carggg, Lallor, Myrnah, Tharr, and Winath. The Dominion caste system is broken, its genetic data banks wiped, and its fleet dismantled. (Legion v.4 Annual #2, 1991)
  GLORITH REALITY ONLY: The Legion travels back in time from 2973 to meet Valor and make him an honorary Legionnaire. (Legion v.4 Annual #2, 1991)
  GLORITH REALITY ONLY: Daxamite troublemaker Dev-Em arrives on Earth and clashes with Valor. After Dev-Em nearly succumbs to lead poisoning, Valor sends him forward in time in search of a cure. NOTES: Dev-Em was described as a Daxamite from the 20th century ("the third great survivor of the 20th century") in Legion v.4 #6 (Apr. 1990). His full Glorith-reality history was told in Who's Who, but was never reflected in any actual comic book story. (Adventures of Superman #478, May 1991), (Who's Who #9, May 1991)
  GLORITH REALITY: Glorith traps Valor in the Bgztl Buffer Zone for a thousand years for rejecting her advances. After his disappearance, he becomes a legend and an almost religious figure throughout much of the galaxy. NOTES: These events are the post-Crisis version of Lar Gand's banishment to the Phantom Zone, originally shown in Superboy #89 (June 1961) (Legion v.4 Annual #2, 1991)
The Future
21st Century POST-CRISIS: Earth is devastated by World War III, which culminates in a limited nuclear conflict. The population is cut nearly in half and it takes almost a century before order is fully restored. Many records of the 20th century are lost. NOTES: The existence of an atomic war in the Legion's timeline was first suggested by Saturn Queen in the Adult Legion story in Superman #147 (Aug. 1961). History of the DCU #2 (Nov. 1986)
2050 POST-CRISIS: While returning to their own era from Superboy's time, a group of Legionnaires briefly appears in the real, rather than Pocket Universe, 21st century. NOTES: These events take place concurrently with Legion v.3 #23 (June 1986) and are one of the Legion's very few appearances in the real past (rather than to the past of the Time Trapper's Pocket Universe) in post-Crisis history. Hex #10 (June 1986)
  At some unknown time, Darkseid, lord of Apokolips, goes into suspended animation, where he remains until 2984. Apokolips later moves to Earth's dimension. (Legion v.2 #287, May 1982)
PRE-CRISIS ONLY: Waylaid by the Lord of Time while attempting to return to the 30th century, Karate Kid finds himself in the world of Earth After Disaster, where he meets Kamandi. Karate Kid speculates that Kamandi may have a counterpart in the Legion's timeline, perhaps one of the Legionnaires. He and Diamondeth eventually make their way to the Legion's timeline. NOTES: Karate Kid's next chronological appearance is in Superboy and the LSH #244 (Oct. 1978). This story strongly suggested that Kamandi's Adventures took place in an alternate version of the 30th century. Most of his other appearances, however, implied that the Great Disaster took place sometime in the 21st century, placing Kamandi in either the late 21st or early 22nd centuries. It is unclear if Kamandi really did have a counterpart in the Legion's timeline in pre-Crisis history. In post-Crisis continuity, as established by Crisis on Infinite Earths #12 (Mar. 1986), the Great Disaster never happened and the boy who would have been Kamandi instead became Tommy Tomorrow. Kamandi #58 (Aug./Sept. 1978)
  GLORITH REALITY ONLY: A group of Dominion scientists exiled by Valor settles on the planet Dolminus, which joins Arane II, Fresish, N'cron, and Tsauron as the fifth world of the Dark Circle Alliance. (Legion v.4 Annual #2, 1991)
23rd Century The Great Wars of the 23rd century occur. (Tales of the Legion #321-323, Mar.-May 1985)
23rd Century A group of American Indians leave Earth to settle on the planet Starhaven at the core of the Milky Way Galaxy. (Legion v.2 #305, Nov. 1983)
24th Century Highly volatile, toxic proton jelly wastes are buried beneath the Earth's surface. (Legion v.4 #30, June 1992)
25th Century Rimbor is colonized. (Legion v.4 #18)
  The Space Museum opens in Metropolis. Among its many exhibits are one of Rip Hunter's Time Bubbles and Brainiac 5's force field belt and flight ring. Strange Adventures #104 (May 1959)
2452 Metropolis and other east coast cities recover from a devastating second invasion by the Khund, which is defeated by the United Planet Alliance. Chronos #8 (Oct. 1998)
2462 Michael Jon Carter steals equipment from the Space Museum, including Brainiac 5's flight ring and force field belt, and travels to the 20th century to become the superhero Booster Gold. (Booster Gold #6, July 1986), (Secret Origins #35, Jan. 1989)
28th Century The galaxy is ravaged by the Great Wars of the 28th Century. Although this era produces many technological advances, including anti-matter fusion power, nega-shielding, gamma-energy blasters, warping mists, and the Atomic Axe, the devastation of the wars causes many of these discoveries to be lost for more than 200 years. (Superboy v.1 #210, Aug. 1975), (Legion v.4 #16-17, Mar.-Apr. 1991)
  The caste system, weakened during the wars of the 20th century, reasserts itself on the worlds of the Dominion. (Legion v.4 Annual #2, 1991)
  A royal monarchy is created on Saturn's moon Titan. The Hypno-Stone of Ouranos becomes the property of the royal Aries family. NOTE: This is the Hypno-Stone later used by Universo. (Legion v.4 #49, Early Nov. 1993)
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, Apr. 1980)
  Astronomers on Earth first detect the Sun-Eater, a monstrous, cloud-like creature that entirely consumes a distant galaxy. (Adventure #352, Jan. 1966)
2783 On Earth, World War VI culminates in an unsuccessful invasion of Metropolis. One of the invaders, Private Mike Essad, is left buried in suspended animation for 200 years. (Superboy v.1 #210, Aug. 1975)

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