Legion Time Comments Issue
30TH CENTURY
  2918: Loot from a jewel robbery is hidden aboard orbital space probe C-117. The robbery becomes the most notorious unsolved crime of the 30th century. (Superboy v.1 #216, 5-6.76)
  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)
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Jan 28 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 Comics #354 (Mar. 1967). His parents first appeared in Adventure Comics #371 (Aug. 1968). *
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Apr 21 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 Comics #354 (Mar. 1967). *
Sep 10 The Durlan (R.J. Brande) mates with Theg's sister Zhay. They have two children, Reep Daggle (Chameleon Boy) and Liggt. Zhay dies of Yorggian Fever, which later robs the Durlan and Theg of their powers. The Durlan leaves Reep and Liggt with Theg's sister Ji, who raises them as her own children. He and Theg escape Durla and permanently take human form, taking the names Rene Jacques (R.J.) and Doyle Brande. Together, they form Brande Industries. On Durla, Reep grows up unaware that Brande is his real father. Note: Chameleon Boy's home planet was first named in a text feature in Adventure Comics #316 (Feb. 1964). This story was originally told in Secrets of the LSH #3 (Mar. 1981)
Oct 5 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 Comics #356 (May 1967). *
Oct 22 Thom Kallor (Starboy) 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: Starboy's real name and the name of his homeworld were first revealed in his first appearance in Adventure Comics #282 (Mar. 1961). His parents first appeared in Adventure Comics #342 (Mar. 1966). *
Dec 8 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 appearance. Her real name was revealed in Adventure Comics #342 (Mar. 1966). Her mother first appeared in flashback in Tales of the LSH #314 (Aug. 1984). *
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Feb 8 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 Comics #338 (Nov. 1965). His parents first appeared (behind the scenes) in Adventure Comics #356 (May 1967); their names were revealed in Action Comics #381 (Oct. 1969). *
Feb 11 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 Comics #300 (Sept. 1962). Cosmic Boy's parents first appeared in Adventure Comics #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). *
Feb 24 Dirk Morgna (Sun Boy), son of industrialist Derek Morgna, is born on Earth. NOTES: Sun Boy's real name was first revealed in Adventure Comics #302 (Nov. 1962). *
  Intermittent conflict begins along the border between the United Planets and the Dominion. It continues for the next two decades. (Adventure #361, 10.67)
  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: The date is speculative, based on the Heroes of Lallor's apparent ages in their first appearance. Duplicate Boy's real name was first revealed in Adventure Comics #354 (Mar. 1967). (Adventure #324, 9.64)
Nov 19 Lyle Norg (Invisible Kid I) is born on Earth. NOTES: Invisible Kid's real name was first revealed in Adventure Comics #338 (Nov. 1966). His parents first appeared in Adventure #356 (May 1967), but their names were never revealed. *
Nov 23 Imra Ardeen (Saturn Girl) is born on Saturn's moon Titan. Saturn Girl's real name was first revealed in Adventure Comics #337 (Oct. 1966). Her parents first appeared in Adventure #356 (May 1967), but their names were never revealed. *
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Jan 23 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 Comics #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. *
Feb 21 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 appearance. His parents first appeared in Adventure Comics #356 (May 1967). An Ryd's first chronological appearance was in Legion v.4 Annual #1 (1990); her first appearance in print was Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes #239 (May 1978). *
Apr 5 Chuck Taine (Bouncing Boy) is born on Earth. NOTES: Bouncing Boy's real name was revealed in Adventure Comics #301 (Oct. 1962), his first appearance. *
Sep 21 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)
Nov 10 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 Comics #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. *
Nov 30 Dag Wentim (Stone Boy) is born on the planet Zwen. Like all natives of Zwen, he has the power to turn himself to stone. *
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Jun 3 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 Comics #328 (Jan. 1965). *
Aug 15 Ral Benem (Chlorophyll Kid) is born on the planet Mardru. *
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Jul 21 Staq Mavlen (Fire Lad) is born on the planet Shwar. *
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Jan 12 Brin Londo (Timber Wolf) is born to Dr. Mar Londo and naturalist V'Layla Keely on the planet Zuun. NOTES: Timber Wolf's real name, his planet of origin, and his father's name were revealed in Adventure Comics #327 (Dec. 1964). In that story, the name of the planet was spelled "Zoon." *
Aug 20 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 Comics #307 (Apr. 1963), his first appearance. Although his homeworld first appeared in that story, it was not named until Adventure Comics #356 (May 1967) *
Sep 18 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 Comics #359 (Aug. 1967). The Sensei first appeared in Adventure Comics 367 (Apr. 1968). The Black Dragon was first mentioned in Superboy #210 (Aug. 1975). *
Dec 19 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 Comics #346 (July 1966), her first appearance. King Voxv first appeared in Adventure # #362 (Nov. 1967), Hagga in Legion v.2 #288 (June 1982). *
Dec 22 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 appearance. His parents first appeared in Superboy #148 (June 1968). *
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Feb 5 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 Comics #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). *
Jul 10 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. *
Dec 14 Ulu Vakk (Color Kid) is born on the planet Lupra. *
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Jan 11 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). *
May 29 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) *
  Barry Allen (Flash II) is transported to the 30th century, where he rejoins his wife, Iris, still alive in a new body. Flash #350 (Oct. 1985)
  After a month of happiness with Iris, Barry Allen disappears into the timestream, never to return. He never learns that Iris is pregnant. Crisis #3 (June 1985)
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May 5 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 appearance. *
Nov 1 Troy Stewart (Tyroc) is born on the dimension-shifting city of Marzal. *
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Apr 12 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). *
May 27 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. *
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Sep 15 Jacques Foccart (Invisible Kid II) is born on Earth. *
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  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)
Dec 21 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). *
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Jan 2 Grev Mallor (Shadow Kid), grandson of Sarven Mallor and the cousin of Tasmia Mallor, is born on Talok VIII. *
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  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). *
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  Rokk Krinn becomes a champion Magno-Ball player. (Legion v.2 #297, 3.83)
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  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)
  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. (Legion v.2 #315-316, Sept.–Oct. 1984)
  On Colu, 12 year-old Querl Dox is awarded the coveted title Brainiac, becoming Brainiac 5. *
  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)
  On the planet Korbal, siblings 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)
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Rokk Krinn sets out for Earth to find work to support his destitute family. (Superboy v.1 #147, 5-6.68)
Jan 5 Three youths, Rokk Krinn, Garth Ranzz, and Imra Ardeen, save R.J. Brande from assassination by men working for his "cousin" Doyle. (Superboy v.1 #147, 5-6.68)
Jan 6 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 v.1 #147, 5-6.68)
In their first case, the Legionnaires recover the Quintile Crystal and are deputized by the Science Police. (DC Super-Stars #17, Nov./Dec. 1977)
Mar 3 Triplicate Girl (Luornu Durgo) and Phantom Girl (Tinya Wazzo) join the Legion. Notes: This story was only shown in flashback. Legion membership order does not coincide with actual first appearances, as established in the roll call of All-New Collectors' Edition #C-55 (1978). Superboy #147 (5-6.68) established that Triplicate Girl was the fourth member to join the Legion. See Membership for more information. (Superboy v.1 #147, 5-6.68)
  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)
Former child prodigy Lyle Norg invents an invisibility serum and decides to join the Legion. (Superboy v.1 #176, 7.71)
The Legion defeats Lucifer-7 and captures his secret weapon, the Concentrator. NOTES: The Concentrator first appeared in Adventure Comics #321 (June 1964). (Secrets of the LSH #1, 1.81)
Jul 10 Chameleon Boy (Reep Daggle), Colossal Boy (Gim Allon), and Invisible Kid (Lyle Norg) 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). (Secrets of the LSH #1, 1.81)
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: This is the first chronological appearance of Vidar (Universo), whose first appearance in print was Adventure Comics #349 (Oct. 1966). (Legion v.2 #295, 1.83)
The Green Lantern Corps, including the new Green Lantern of Sector 2814, Xenofobe, battles the Time Trapper, who wipes out all future timelines except that of the Great Disaster (Kamandi's timeline). Xenofobe enlists Superman's help in restoring time to its normal course. NOTES: The Legion appears only in flashback in this story. Rond Vidar's entry in Who's Who in the LSH suggests that he did not acquire his father's Green Lantern ring until after Vidar became Universo in 2978. Xenofobe was presumably the interim Green Lantern of Sector 2814. Superman #295 (Jan. 1976)
The three founding Legionnaires invite Supergirl to the 30th century try out for the Legion, but she is disqualified when Red Kryptonite temporarily turns her into an adult. Supergirl digs the first tunnel of the Earth's subterranean core tube transit system. First appearances of Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, and Invisible Kid. NOTES: Cosmic Boy dons a new, permanent costume in this story. Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, and Invisible Kid are shown to have already joined the Legion. This story shows the Legion clubhouse to be located in Metropolis, rather than in Smallville, as was shown in the Legion's first appearance in Adventure Comics #247 (Apr. 1958). (Action #267, 8.60)
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)
Sep 5 Saturn Girl, Phantom Girl, and Triplicate Girl travel to the 20th century to give Supergirl a second chance to try for Legion membership. Bouncing Boy (Chuck Taine), Shrinking Violet (Salu Digby), and Sun Boy also apply, but are rejected. Supergirl and Brainiac 5 (Querl Dox) are admitted. Supergirl unearths Excalibur, legendary sword of King Arthur. Notes: 6th Legion app. in print. Supergirl's place in the membership order does not coincide with her first LSH appearance. Phantom Girl and Triplicate Girl are shown to have already joined the Legion. In this story, Brainiac 5 describes the final fate of the original Brainiac (who is described as his great-great-great-great-grandfather): being shrunk out of existence after trying to turn his shrinking ray on the Earth. This did indeed happen to Brainiac in Superman #338 (Aug. 1979), but the villain subsequently returned several times, beginning in Action Comics #514 (Dec. 1980). (Action #276, 5.61)
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)
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, (Dec. 1983)
Dec 4 The Legion of Super-Heroes (Cosmic Boy, Lightning Lad, and Saturn Girl) bring Superboy to the 30th century, where he becomes a member of the Legion. NOTES: This section of the chronology shows the stories in the order they took place for the Legionnaires; see the 20th Century section above for Superboy's perspective. In this story only, Lightning Lad was called Lightning "Boy." All three founders wear costumes which were soon changed. In the Legion Archives, a boy in the background is colored green (i.e., Brainiac 5). However, the original coloring depicts a Caucasian. This story shows the Legion clubhouse in Smallville rather than in Metropolis. It was first shown to be in Metropolis in Action #267 (Aug. 1960). Adventure #247 (Apr. 1958)
The Legion travels back to the 20th century to stop Superboy from carrying out what they think is a mindless destructive rampage. NOTE: This was the second Legion appearance in print. Lightning Lad and Saturn Girl get new, permanent costumes in this story. Adventure #267 (Dec. 1959)
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Jan Cosmic Boy is re-elected leader. *
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 appearance was in Adventure #350 (Nov. 1966), and An Ryd first appeared in Superboy & the LSH #239 (May 1978). Ultra Boy's decision to leave Rimbor and join the Legion was not shown in the original story. (Superboy v.1 #98, 7.62)
Apr 1 As his initiation test for the Legion, Ultra Boy (Jo Nah), accompanied by Marla Latham, travels back in time to discover Superboy's secret identity. After he succeeds, Ultra Boy is admitted to the Legion. Superboy's friend Pete Ross is made an Honorary Member. NOTES: Ultra Boy's place in the membership order does not coincide with his first appearance, as established in the roll call of All-New Collectors' Edition #C-55 (1978). Superboy v.1 #98 (July 1962)
May 30 Star Boy joins the Legion. NOTES: Starboy's place in membership order does not coincide with his first appearance, as established in the roll call of All-New Collectors' Edition #C-55 (1978). (Secrets of the LSH #1, 1.81)
Lana Lang travels to the 30th century with Superboy and Star Boy, where she meets Star Boy's girlfriend Zynthia. NOTES: This was the Legion's fifth appearance in print. Star Boy is shown as having already joined the Legion. This is Lana Lang's first trip to the Legion's era and the first and only appearance of Star Boy's girlfriend Zynthia. Adventure #282 (Mar. 1961)
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. (Legion v.2 #306, 12.83)
Jul 28 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 appearances. (Secrets of the LSH #2, 2.81)
A criminal impersonates Sun Boy and travels to the 20th century, where he tricks Superboy into reconstructing a powerful Cyclops robot that the Legion previously buried in the past. NOTES: This was the 9th Legion appearance in print. Sun Boy and Shrinking Violet are shown to have already joined the Legion. The Legion is shown meeting on Xanthu, rather than on Earth. Adventure #290 (Nov. 1961)
Aug 30 Applying for a second time, Bouncing Boy is admitted to the Legion NOTES: His place in membership order does not coincide with his first appearance, as established in All-New Collectors' Edition #C-55 (1978). (Adventure #301, 10.62)
The Legion is drawn back in time to the 20th century by the Brain Globes of Rambat. They are rescued by the Legion of Super-Pets (Krypto the Super-Dog, Comet the Super-Horse, Streaky the Super-Cat, and Beppo the Super-Monkey). Note: 10th Legion appearance in print. Adventure #293 (Feb. 1962)
Supergirl saves the Earth from the Positive Man and foils the Chameleon Men impersonating the Legion. She meets Streaky's descendant, Whizzy. NOTES: Bouncing Boy is shown as having already joined the Legion. This story shows the Legion in the 21st century rather than the 30th. Action #287 (Apr. 1962)
Dec 11 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. This story shows the Legion in the 21st century rather than the 30th. 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 21st 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 21st century. Adventure #302 (Nov. 1962)
Dec 24 Matter-Eater Lad of the planet 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 appearance of the Science Police. Adventure #303 (Dec. 1962)

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