LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES
Part 2: 21st Century and Beyond
20th Century PART 2:
and Beyond PART 3:
Year 1 PART 4:
(Adventure & Action) PART 5:
(Superboy & the Legion) PART 6:
(Legion vol. 2-3) PART 7:
(Legion vol. 6)
Special thanks to Aaron Severson and DarkMark's Comics Indexing Domain
The 21st Century
Young Sodam Yat of Daxam, is discouraged by his father from exploring space. One day, Sodam finds a crashed alien craft and nurses its pilot, Tessog, to health. When one day Sodam returns to their cave, he finds it sterilized and he is mindwashed back into fearing aliens. Tessog's body is stuffed and used in a display, "attacking" a Daxamite citizen. NOTE: "Several years" pass before Sodam becomes a Green Lantern.
(Green Lantern Corps #18, Jan. 2008)
Mordru appears on Earth as the Dark Lord. He kills Kid Eternity, Fate and other agents of Order and Chaos and claims their powers.
JSA #1 (Aug. 1999)
Under unexplained circumstances, the Legionnaire Tellus winds up a captive of the Cadmus Project in the 21st century. He is found by the Guardian, but left alone. NOTE: Cadmus was dismantled after Lex Luthor became President — Superman: Lex 2000 (Jan. 2001).
(Adventure Comics Special #1, Jan. 2009)
Cole Parker receives a super-powered axe from a mysterious cell mate in Blackgate prison.
Adventures of Superman #598 (Jan. 2002)
Using his new Atomic Axe, Cole Parker becomes the Persuader. Superman knocks him through a dimensional portal then stores the Axe in his Fortress of Solitude.
Adventures of Superman #601 (Apr. 2002)
The reformed "earth-born angel of light," Blithe (who was originally an agent of Supergirl's demonic foe, the Carnivore), manifests an appearance which resembles both the original Legionnaires, Dawnstar and the White Witch. She wears Dawnstar's costume and manifests eyelash-stalks. NOTE: Blithe first appeared in Supergirl v.4 #36. She is romantically involved with Comet, the transsexual were-horse and "earth-born angel of love."
Supergirl #69 (June 2002)
A mysterious island of Earth origin spontaneously reappears from another dimension. With the aid of the evil Blackstarr, it is again removed from Earth's dimension. NOTES: This island's disappearing act recalls that of the island Marzal, home of the Legionnaire Tyroc.
Suicide Squad v.2 #6-8 (4-June 2002)
Bart Allen takes the codename Kid Flash II and joins the Teen Titans.
Teen Titans v.3 #1 (Sept. 2003)
Mordru takes over the body of Arion and organizes alliances with Eclipso and Obsidian against the Justice Society. Mordru is ultimately defeated by Dr. Fate, who imprisons him within the Rock of Eternity. Supposedly, the evil wizard will lie dormant for a thousand years.
JSA3 #45-51 (Apr.-Oct. 2003)
In the Phantom Zone, General Zod and Ursa bear a child, Lor-Zod. He is born "material" inside the Zone. His parents abuse him and construct a way to send him outside the Zone.
(Action Comics #851, Aug. 2007)
As the JLA attempts to recover all the kryptonite fragments that fell to Earth, Batman discovers a Krytponian ship in Gotham City. It carries Kara Zor-El to Earth. When she awakes, he and Superman learn that she’s Kal’s cousin from Krypton. (#8) She lives at the Fortress but has no clear memories of Krypton. Wonder Woman takes Kara to Themyscira for training. (#9) Kara is kidnapped by Darkseid (#10) but rescued and Superman ultimately gives her a new costume and title: Supergirl II. (#12) She is introduced to the heroing community. (#13) NOTES: The "Matrix" Supergirl (Linda Danvers) remains in continuity, per Reign in Hell #6 (Feb. 2009). Supergirl's historical first appearance was Action #252 (1959).
Superman / Batman #8-13 (May-Oct. 2004)
Alexander Luthor Jr. of Earth-3's extra-dimensional "heaven" begins to warp in response to Lois Lane's deteriorating health. Watching from outside of the timestream, Alex and the Superboy of Earth-Prime are incensed by the way the heroes of Earth have "squandered" their lives while they are forced to live outside reality. With Superman's attentions focused on Lois, they find a way to free themselves from their self-imposed prison and begin a plan to alter reality and create a "better" world.
Infinite Crisis #4 (Mar. 2006)
From outside the universe, Alexander Luthor Jr. finally amasses enough antimatter power, he gives it to Superboy Prime, who is able to smash through their crystal barrier. He finds that the post-Crisis "unified" Earth has not settled into its proper place, and each blow alters its history. Superboy first appears in the skies above Blue Beetle, just before his death. NOTE: Blue Beetle was killed in DC Countdown #1 (May 2005)
Infinite Crisis Secret Files #1 (Apr. 2006)
Supergirl follows Donna Troy into space to investigate the cosmic rift developing there.
JLA #123 (Feb. 2006)
In space, Superboy Prime alters the gravitational makeup of the universe, shifting its center to where Earth-2's once laid. Alexander Luthor divides the universe in two. After killing several Titans, Prime is taken by the Flashes into the speed Force.
Infinite Crisis #4 (Mar. 2006)
Alex unleashes a beam of energy at Superman-2 which rebirths the multiverse.
Infinite Crisis #5 (Apr. 2006)
Shikari of the Earth-247 Legion locates her Legion teammates. Superboy Prime returns from the Speed Force, wearing a harness like the Anti-Monitor's that gathers energy. He says the Flashes kept him prisoner for years under red sunlight. Superboy (Conner Kent) is killed by Superboy Prime. Their battle shatters the tower and the infinite Earths reassemble into one. NOTE: This multiversal contraction leaves the Legion of Earth-247 without a home. First description of the post-Zero Hour Legion’s home Earth as "247."
Infinite Crisis #6 (May 2006)
When Alexander Luthor is defeated, the giant rift he created in space collapses. Supergirl of Earth-0 is thrust amnesiac across the universal divide into the 31st century, on Earth-Prime. Heroes grieve for Conner. Bart Allen returns from the Speed Force, having grown several years and wearing his grandfather's uniform. The Supermen pursue Prime, who is heading for Oa. They pass through into a kryptonite field, through Krypton's sun, and crash land on Mogo. Superman-2 dies from the battle and Prime is taken captive by the Lantern Corps.
Infinite Crisis #7 (June 2006); 52/World War III (Apr. 2006)
Lobo steals one Emerald Eye from the Emerald Head of Ekron, and it's pilot, a Green Lantern. NOTE: The Eye's last 20th century appearance was L.E.G.I.O.N. #26 (Apr. 1991).
(52 #28, Nov. 2006)
Lobo brings Adam Strange, Starfire and Animal Man to his world, where he is "Archbishop of the First Celestial Church of the Triple Fish-God." He is also in possession of an Emerald Eye. Lobo protects his people from the Eye's original owner, but has sworn off killing.
52 #19 (Sept. 2006)
Lobo's people come under attack, but he refuses to use it to defend them. One citizen uses the Eye and accidentally kills everyone in the vicinity. Starfire takes control of the Eye and inadvertently attracts the Eye's "owner," the Emerald Head of Ekron.
52 #20 (Sept. 2006)
Lobo and the others find a zombified pilot within the Head of Ekron—the former Green Lantern of Vengar. Because it was missing an Eye, this Lantern failed to defend its sector against Lady Styx. NOTE: It is unclear whether the Eyes were powered by power from the Guardians of the Universe, or if the Eyes helped add power to the Ekron's "head." The 30th century's Emerald Empress is from Venegar.
52 #28 (Nov. 2006)
The Persuader (Cole Parker) is killed by Osiris.
52 #34 (Dec. 2006)
Lobo and the others seek out Lady Styx. The Emerald Head forces Styx into a cosmic organism that "digests" her, and they explode. NOTE: This may be the demise of the second Eye.
52 #36 (Jan. 2007)
Lobo learns that his leader sought the Emerald Eye because it was the one thing that could kill the leader. Lobo is angered, and uses it for exactly that.
52 #51 (Apr. 2007)
In a Kandor—a society inspired by the original Kryptonian city—Supergirl and Power Girl don the guises of Nightwing II and Flamebird II and discover that the Saturn Queen and Ultraman from the previous multiverse have survived (like Power Girl) and now rule the city. In the end, Kara agrees to leave the city for information that Saturn Queen gives her about the fate of Argo City. NOTES: Saturn Queen is from a pre-Crisis timeline. It is suggested that Ultraman is from the pre-Crisis Earth-3. Nightwing and Flamebird were aliases originally used by the pre-Crisis Superman and Jimmy Olsen during their trip to Kandor (Superman #158, 1963).
Supergirl v.5 #6-8 (Apr.-Sept. 2006)
The powerless Bart Allen (formerly Kid Flash, now aged to 20), is bathed in chemicals and becomes the Flash V.
Flash v.3 #1 (Aug. 2006)
UP, UP AND AWAY ("ONE YEAR LATER")
Part 3: Lex Luthor readies to destroy Metropolis with kryptonite and a piece of sunstone and reveals he has been stockpiling kryptonite.
Superman #651 (June 2006)
Part 4: Lex discovers the wreck of Dru-Zod's Kryptonian ship under the Earth and uses kryptonite to charge a piece of sunstone and summon the ship. NOTE: Before these events, Superman was not aware of Krypton's interstellar wanderings or much of the sunstone's potential.
Action Comics #838 (June 2006)
Part 7: Luthor uses the sunstone to craft a ship around him and battle Superman. Luthor destroys parts of Metropolis.
Superman #653 (Aug. 2006)
Part 8: Superman defeats Lex hand-to-hand and Dru-Zod's ship shrinks back to its basic crystalline form. Superman takes a piece of sunstone to the North Pole and activates it with his mind. It grows into an immense new Fortress of Solitude. NOTE: This Fortress resembles the one in the Superman movies.
Action Comics #840 (Aug. 2006)
Superman meets Metropolis' new Technology Squad, nicknamed the "Science Police." NOTE: This is also the name of the Legion's 30th century police force.
Superman #654 (Sept. 2006)
Part 1: A boy who speaks Kryptonese crashes to Earth and is taken by the Dept. of Metahuman Affairs. Superman does not trust Sarge Steel with the boy and spirits him away to Smallville. NOTE: This boy is Lor-Zod, the son of General Zod and Ursa, born in the Phantom Zone (named in Action #846).
Action Comics #844 (Dec. 2006)
Part 2: Superman teaches the boy how to fly and after a public skirmish, Clark and Lois decide to take the boy in, naming him Christopher Kent. Three more Kryptonian ships crash at the South Pole — General Zod, Ursa and Non (1st apps. for all). NOTE: Ursa and Non were movie characters and never appeared in the comics before this.
Action Comics #845 (Jan. 2007)
Part 3: Zod and the others invade the Fortress of Solitude. They remark on Mon-El's continued imprisonment. Clark and Lois introduce the Daily Planet staff to "Christopher," their "cousin's son." Zod attacks them but Lor-Zod refuses to go with his parents. In the midst of battle, more pods carrying Phantom Zone criminals crash to Earth and Zod uses a projector to send Superman there.
Action Comics #846 (Feb. 2007)
Part 4: Superman is greeted by Mon-El inside the Zone. Kal apologizes for not curing him. Mon-El shows Superman the Kryptonian prison, Fort Rozz. It is the only solid place in the Zone, where time passes normally. They're attacked by Dev-Em, who remained behind to kill Superman. Mon-El risks lead poisoning to enter the prison and help Superman. They prepare another rocket for Superman to return to Earth. There he finds that the Kryptonians have taken over and Zod has Lois. Lor-Zod defies his father. Superman seeks help from Luthor, who is ahead of the game, having been preparing anti-Kryptonian measures for years. He unveils his strike force: a multi-kryptonite empowered Metallo, Bizarro and the Parasite.
Action Comics #851 (Aug. 2007)
Part 5: Luthor rigs the criminals' ships to reverse their warp drives, which sends them all back into the Phantom Zone. Superman tries to save Chris (Lor-Zod) from the same fate, but the boy sees he's keeping the portal open and gives himself up to it. Later, Mon-El finds no trace of Chris in the Zone. The "spirit" of Jor-El tells Superman that humans and Kryptonians are incapable of mating.
Action Annual #11 (2008)
Seven Legionnaires undertake a mission into the 21st century to resurrect someone using lightning rods (like they did for Lightning Lad and Karate Kid). They intend keep this mission a secret from Superman. Due to mental blocks from Brainiac 5, all of them lose their memories and take on new lives: Karate Kid as the villain Trident; Timber Wolf in Gorilla City; Dawnstar to Thanagar; Wildfire in the Fortress of Solitude; Sensor Girl in Suicide Swamp; and Dream Girl in Arkham Asylum; Star Boy crosses over to Earth-22.
(Justice League of America v.2 #8-10, June-Aug. 2007; Justice Society of America v.3 #5-6, June-July 2007)
Earth-22: Star Boy (Thom Kallor) arrives on Earth-22 from the 31st century and takes the name Starman. This Earth never had a Justice Society and its heroes are at war with one another. NOTE: On Earth-0, Thom will be the eighth Starman. His first appearance as Starman in Earth-0 continuity was Starman v.2 #79 (July 2001); at that time, he would have been considered to be the Thom Kallor of Earth-247, but with the new multiverse, it is clearly now the Thom of Earth-0.
Kingdom Come #2 (Aug. 1996)
Earth-22: When the United Nations detonates a nuclear bomb over its metahumans, Starman's uniform triggers a transuniversal jump. Both he and Earth-22's Superman are transported to Earth-0 (to different points in time). Because Kallor is schizophrenic and 21st century medicine cannot treat him adequately, he is incoherent and takes up residence in Sunshine Sanitarium in Opal City. NOTE: Superman of Earth-22 does not come through until Justice Society of America v.3 #9 (Oct. 2007).
Kingdome Come #4 (1996), (Justice Society of America #22, Feb. 2009)
Stargirl and Dr. Mid-Nite visit the neurotic new Starman in Opal City. He joins the JSA. Dawnstar prepares to leave Thanagar in search of Starman.
Justice Society of America v.3 #1 (Feb. 2007)
Starman's powers go awry and everything becomes weightless. He portends a "lightning storm." Later he mentions bouncing through space and reveals that he is indeed Thom Kallor of the 30th century Legion. He was trapped in a parallel universe — Earth-22. NOTES: Starman mentions Kenz Nuhor, the crook Star Boy accidentally killed in Adventure #342.
Justice Society of America v.3 #2 (Feb. 2007)
THE SINESTRO CORPS WAR
(Green Lantern Corps #18, Jan. 2008)
Parts 1: The Sinestro Corps frees Superboy Prime from the Green Lanterns.
Green Lantern: Sinestro Corps Special (Aug. 2007)
Parts 3, 5, 7: Lantern Arisia is assigned to mentor the rookie GL, Sodam Yat. (#14) He impresses the others with his skill. (#15) Yat is a natural leader. Mogo tells Yat that he is part of a prophesy. The Guardians order him to withdraw from danger but he refuses. After the Guardians rewrite the Book of Oa to authorize lethal force, Yat destroys the sentient slum, Ranx. Yat says that on Daxam, people believe say "Our red sun is the angry eye of Rao, who doomed our ancestors on Krypton." (#16) NOTE: First mention of Daxam's ties to Krypton. Sodam Yat first appeared in foreshadowing, in Green Lantern Corps #11 (June 2007). in Arisia first appeared in Tales of The Green Lantern Corps #1 (1981)
Green Lantern Corps #14-16 (Sept.-Nov. 2007)
Part 9: Sodam takes charge of the battle on Earth. His super powers begin to wax under its yellow sun. The Guardians step in and assign their essential power to Yat, making him Ion II. NOTE: The former Ion, Kyle Rayner returned to regular G.L. service in Green Lantern #24 (Dec. 2007).
Green Lantern Corps #17 (Dec. 2007)
Superboy Prime faces all Earth's heroes. He is nearly defeated when the sun rises and his powers are recharged.
Tales of the Sinestro Corps: Superman Prime (Dec. 2007)
Part 10: Sodam Yat battles Superboy Prime on Earth. When Ion's shields are breached, he is exposed to lead and poisoning sets in. His ring attempts to reverse it.
Green Lantern Corps #18 (Jan. 2008)
Part 11, finale: The Anti-Monitor unleashes antimatter once again on Earth. The Guardians themselves intervene and one is scarred. Superboy Prime takes his revenge and destroys the Anti-Monitor, then kills a Guardian. The explosion shunts Prime elsewhere in the multiverse. The Anti-Monitor's body crashes down on a planet and births the Black Lantern. NOTE: The scarred Guardian later takes the name Scar and forms the Black Lantern Coprs.
Green Lantern v.4 #25 (Jan. 2008)
After the war, Kyle Rayner advises Sodam Yat on his new Ion responsibility. If Sodam is not shielded by his ring, his lead poisoning will advance.
Tales of the Sinestro Corps: Ion (Jan. 2008)
From the 31st century on Earth-Prime, Supergirl aids Superman via Brainiac 5's Chronexus. This device sends her brainwaves back to the 21st century and allows her to take over her cousin's body during a battle with Blackstar. NOTE: Blackstar's 1st historical app. was Daring New Adventures of Supergirl #13 (1983). This story suggests that Supergirl's Legion is not from Earth-0 because the Chronexus can scan across the vibrational planes into other universes.
Action Comics #850 (Late July 2007)
The Countdown to Final Crisis
Darkseid plots to recreate existence. Earth-0's Monitor tracks malevolent forces and journeys to a Source Wall, which prophesizes "Great Disaster"; the solution is Ray Palmer. NOTES: The pre-Crisis timeline involving the apocalptic "Great Disaster" first appeared in Kamandi#1 (Nov. 1972). Its first chronological appearance was in OMAC#1 (Sept. 1974). There, the planet is inhabited by animal-men following an atomic war in "1986." This timeline included Kamandi, OMAC, the Atomic Knights, and Hercules Unbound.
Countdown #51 (July 2007)
The Lord of Time and Fatal Five arrive from the future to steal the Haruspex, a powerful weapon. When the Lord is brought down, his equipment removes him from the 21st century, stranding the Fatal Five. The Haruspex merges Tharok with Batman. NOTE: This Fatal Five look exactly like those from Earth-0. This occurs after Supergirl's time in the 31st century, and before Batman's involvement in "The Lightning Saga."
Brave & Bold v.2 #3 (June 2007)
Batman and Tharok battle for control of their shared form. The Fatal Five attack Blue Beetle Batman exerts control over Validus then orders Beetle to fire the Haruspex on them and they disappear. (They awake in the future, on Earth-Prime.)
Brave & Bold v.2 #4 (Aug. 2007)
The funeral of Bart Allen.
Countdown #43 (Sept. 2007)
The amnesiac Karate Kid appears as the villain Trident, and is captured by the Justice League.
Justice League of America v.2 #3 (Dec. 2006)
Part 1: Karate Kid attacks Batman, but upon hearing Starman's name, he recovers some memories. When Starman utters "Lightning Lad" in Interlac, Val's full memory returns; he claims there are seven Legionnaires at large. NOTE: Events here also appear in Countdown #50.
Justice League of America v.2 #8 (June 2007)
Red Arrow attempts to interrogate Karate Kid, whom the JLA still holds captive.
Countdown #49 (July 2007)
Part 2: A team locates Dream Girl in Arkham Asylum where Dr. Destiny has usurped her access to the Dreaming and manifested nightmares. She's awakened and takes control of her powers. At the Fortress of the Solitude, another Legionnaire is found: Wildfire, who stood among the inert Legionnaire statues. Superman mentions how he spent time in their future and received the statues, which represent each member "from an adventure they wanted [him] to remember them by." A utility belt bursts forth from Wildfire's chest. NOTES: This is the first evidence that Superman continuity had been reversed to once again include his boyhood involvement with the Legion. It is similar to the circumstances in the 2007 Legion cartoon.
Justice Society of America v.3 #5 (June 2007)
Part 3: Wildfire reveals some connection between he and the Red Tornado. A team finds Timber Wolf in Gorilla City. Another finds that Dawnstar has left her flight ring behind with a friend on Thanagar, but that Dawnstar has returned to Earth. The Legionnaires reveal they have all agreed to sacrifice their lives, if necessary, in order to revive someone.
Justice League of America v.2 #9 (July 2007)
Part 4:The Legionnaires locate their final comrade: Sensor Girl, who has been hiding in Suicide Swamp. The JLA and JSA follow them there and encounter an elaborate illusion of an abandoned Secret Society headquarters. They're met by a fake Triplicate Girl. The Legionnaires fool them long enough to escape and resume their mission. Karate Kid mentions that the three founders volunteered to sacrifice themselves to bring him back. Dawnstar remarks that the 31st century is too dangerous for Superman, and that Star Boy tricked Colossal Boy out of his place in the mission. Superman mentions an early Legion adventure known as the "Legion of Three Worlds," which none of them can actually remember. NOTE: There was a panel drawn for this issue showing the first meeting of the three Legions. It was omitted from print, but has surfaced online.
Justice Society of America v.3 #6 (July 2007)
Bart Allen (Flash V) is killed by Flash's Rogues, after Inertia steals his Speed Force. His life essence is captured inside a lightning rod by the Legionnaires. NOTE: This happens simultaneously with Wally West's return (next entry). The Legion's involvement was revealed in Legion of Three Worlds #4.
Flash v.3 #13 (Aug. 2007)
Part 5: The Legionnaires take up positions across the globe to await the lightning strike to revive someone. They are quickly found by the JLA and JSA, but their flight rings erect force fields to protect them. Timber Wolf remarks "I'm coming Ayla" (suggesting that she may be dead). The lightning strikes Karate Kid's location, but he ducks. The lightning returns Wally West and his wife and children to the 21st century. The Legionnaires are summoned back to the future. Starman elects to stay behind, and Karate Kid is told that a new mission awaits him in the 21st century.
Justice League of America v.2 #10 (Aug. 2007)
Before the Legion's departure, Karate Kid approaches Batman in Gotham City to express the honor of having met him. (#42) At the Fortress, the Legion returns to the future. Luornu Durgo — in only one body, as Una — joins him on a new mission. (#41) NOTE: Occurs concurrently with JLofA #10 (above).
Countdown #42-41 (Sept. 2007)
Starman directs Karate Kid and Una to seek help from Oracle, at her tower in Metropolis. (#39) Val informs Oracle that he's dying. (#38) Oracle concludes the virus in Karate Kid is either alien or from the future, which makes Una think a "Great Disaster" is coming. (#37)
Countdown #39-37 (Oct. 2007)
Karate Kid and Una find Elias Orr at Fort Halprin, but must fight his guard, Equus. (#36) Una's martial arts skills are considerable and together they fell Equus. Orr greets them and says he has their answers. (#35) Orr tells Karate Kid he's got some form of the OMAC virus, which was derived from Brainiac 13. He refers them to Buddy Blank, a scientist who works for Pseudo-People, Inc. — the Waynetech subsidiary that built Brother Eye. Orr works for Desaad. (#34) NOTES: Equus first appeared in Superman #206 (804). Buddy Blank was the original OMAC, from a pre-Crisis alternate future. He was transformed by the orbiting Brother Eye into OMAC, the "One Man Army Corps."
Countdown #36-34 (Oct.-Nov. 2007)
Karate Kid and Una hop a train for Colorado. Equus follows and derails the train, which draws Supergirl from Smallville. She doesn't recognize them at first, but eventually has a flashback of the Karate Kid and Triplicate Girl she met in the future. Rather than question her and tamper with time, they humor her and suggest that perhaps they haven't yet met her in their time. Una fibs that her "other two selves" went back to the future.
Supergirl v.5 #21-22 (Nov.-Dec. 2007)
Val and Una reach the home of Buddy Blank at the Norad facility. (#31) The artificial intelligence, Brother Eye, greets them and detects a strain of OMAC virus in Karate Kid, a terminal condition. (#30) Blank tames Brother Eye's temper and surmises that his work was pirated. The Eye cannot trace Val's virus, but detects a similar strain in the ruins of the city of Blüdhaven. (#28) Blank takes the Legionnaires to Blüdhaven, with his grandson, whom he wants to witness the destruction. (#27)
Countdown #31-27 (Nov.-Dec. 2007)
In Blüdhaven, Karate Kid's apocalyptic contagion worsens. (#26) There, Val's band encounters Firestorm and the Atomic Knights.
Countdown #26-25 (Dec. 2007)
Brother Eye recognizes something in Karate Kid's presence. (#21) Una insists that she and Val are not romantic, but that they have been together for centuries. She also suggests that she has not expressed her feelings for him because of Projectra and that her other selves might not feel the same way. (#20)
Countdown #21-20 (Jan.-Feb. 2008)
Karate Kid and Una follow other heroes and Brother Eye to Apokolips. (#12) There Una is infected with OMAC technology. (#11) She attacks Karate Kid, but cannot assimilate him. (#10) Brother Eye discovers the presence of the mortococcus virus in Val and prepares to dissect him. His more-evolved human physiology allows him to fight the virus, even at 80% infection. Una is released from the OMACs power. (#9) Karate Kid is left near death and Atom confesses that its best if Val dies on Apokolips. (#8)
Countdown #12-8 (May 2008)
After following the heroes from Apokolips to Earth-51, Karate Kid is declared dead by Cadmus Project's Dubbilex.
Countdown #7 (May 2008)
Cadmus scientists attempt to extract the virus from Karate Kid, but it is unleashed on the planet. The heroes are innoculated but the world is torn asunder. Una confesses that she has admired Val from afar for a long time. 21st century humans cannot heal from the virus because it contains resistance to more-advanced 31st century DNA. Una accompanies Buddy Blank to to try to save his daughter and grandson.
Countdown #6 (May 2008)
Una sacrifices her life and is overwhelmed by rats after giving her flight ring to Buddy Blank and allowing him to save himself and his grandson. The innocculated heroes give up on Earth-51 and return to Earth-0.
Countdown #5 (May 2008)
Elise Kimble becomes the Persuader II. NOTE: Her real name is given in Terror Titans #3 (Feb. 2009).
Teen Titans v.3 #56 (Apr. 2008)
Superman continues his attempts to create a serum for Mon-El. During Superman's fight with Paragon, he is approached by the Priest-Elders of Protonic Flame of Daxam. They want Lar Gand returned for punishment. (#674) The Preist-Elders refuse to reason with Superman and attack. They are taken down with lead bullets, but they refuse medical help. Before leaving, they unleash a Galactic Golem, which is defeated. Superman vows to journey to Daxam after them. (#675) NOTE: The Golem first appeared in Superman #248 (Feb. 1972).
Superman #674-675 (May-June 2008)
One Month After "The Lightning Saga": Superman investigates a large Brainiac robot attacking the city and discovers it has been sent back in time by Brainiac 5. Brainy claims that Superman's intervention is crucial to the resolution of the Legion's current dilemma. The robot opens to reveal a time bubble, which takes Clark back to the 31st century.
Action Comics #858 (Late Dec. 2007)
Lightning Lad returns Superman to the 21st century. As they reminisce at the Fortress, Batman arrives with news: the bodies of Karate Kid and Una have turned up (transported from Earth-51 by the Trapper). They visit Starman, who rattles off Dream Girl's prophesies. Starman decides to remain in Opal City and take the name "Danny Blaine." Superman receives a new flight ring that can take him to the 31st century. Batman mentions having met three Legions, and questions the validity of "the future." The Time Trapper returns. He's become frustrated at his failed attempts to remove Superman from the time stream, and decides to ruin everything around him instead. NOTE: The idea of Thom Kallor as Danny Blaine was created by Mark Waid for Kingdom Come. Starman suggests a better fate for Luornu.
Action Comics #864 (June 2008)
As Danny Blaine, Starman continues his Legion mission and applies for a job as a gravedigger in Metropolis.
JSA Kingdom Come Special: The Kingdom (Jan. 2009)
The three founding Legionnaires visit Supergirl in Midvale and invite her to try out for the Legion. She is disqualified after Red Kryptonite temporarily transforms her into an adult. First appearances of Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, and Invisible Kid.
Supergirl Annual #2 (2010); Action Comics #267 (Aug. 1960)
The Monitrix Zillo Valla recruits Superman’s help.
Final Crisis #3 (Sept. 2008)
To save his wife's life, Superman agrees to accompany Zillo Valla on a multiversal odyssey. In exchange, she agrees to save Lois.
Final Crisis: Superman Beyond 3D #1 (Oct. 2008)
Captain Adam of Earth-4 combines Superman with Ultraman and broadcast them to a higher dimension—that of the the Monitors. They cast the vampire Monitor, Mandrakk, into the void and Superman receives a vial of the Bleed to save Lois.
Final Crisis: Superman Beyond 3D #2 (Mar. 2009)
The Time Trapper pulls Superboy Prime to the 31st century. The Legion beckons Superman for help via his flight ring. NOTE: A glimpse of this battle was shown in DC Universe #0 (June 2008).
Legion of Three Worlds #1 (Oct. 2008)
In a Metropolis cemetery, Starman exhumes the body of Superboy (Conner Kent). He then places it in a Kryptonian regeneration chrysalis, inside Superman's Fortress. There, Brainiac 5 will retrieve it in a thousand years.
Legion of Three Worlds #4 (June 2009)
Superman returns to the 21st century after helping the Legion to find that reality has splintered, Darkseid rules the world, and the Batman is dead.
Final Crisis #6 (Jan. 2009)
Bart Allen (Kid Flash) returns from the future and reunites with Robin and Wonder Girl in San Francisco.
Flash: Rebirth #1 (June 2009)
Chameleon Boy leads the Legion Espoinage Squad back in time to fulfill his father's (R. J. Brande's) will. The Squad includes Dream Girl, Tellus, Sensor Girl, Starman, Quislet, Matter-Eater Lad and Element Lad. They choose a time just before Superman asks Mon-El to guard Metropolis in his absence.
1st app. of the Science Police's coordinator, Control (Rachel), who is Chameleon Boy in disguise. 1st app. of the Lexcorp invents the Hover Cam, a mobile flying camera (one of which houses Quislet). NOTE: The name "Rachel" was given in Superman #682. The Hover Cams first appeared in Superman Annual #13 (2008).
Superman #677 (Aug. 2008)
Superman awakes on Brainiac's ship to discover the shrunken, lost city of Kandor. Brainiac steers his ship towards Earth.
Action Comics #868 (Oct. 2008)
Kal-El finds his uncle and aunt, Zor-El and Alura, alive in Kandor. He'd used Brainiac's technology to put a force field around Argo City. They were found and assimilated. Brainiac takes Metropolis.
Action Comics #869 (Nov. 2008)
Brainiac sends a missile to Smallville. Jonathan Kent dies after saving Martha from it. Kandor is restored to full size in the Arctic.
Action Comics #870 (Dec. 2008)
A funeral is held for Jonathan Kent. Sam Lane of the U.S. millitary takes possession of Brainiac, and recruits Luthor to master his technology. Supergirl is reunited with her parents.
Superman: New Krypton Special #1 (Dec. 2008)
Part 6: Kandorians round up Superman's enemies and banish them to the Phantom Zone, where they're greeted by Mon-El.
Superman #682 (Jan. 2009)
Part 7: Alura reveals the Kandorians' plan to rebuild the universe, restoring all the shrunken cities. They've found cities from Braal, Winath and Tharr, among others. The Creature Commandos and Ultra the Multi-Alien are found among Brainiac's captives. Reactron blasts Zor-El through the chest with gold kryptonite.
Action Comics #872 (Feb. 2009)
Part 8: Zor-El perishes.
Supergirl #36 (Feb. 2009)
Starman returns the Superman of Earth-22 to his home. NOTE: The end of this tale includes a glimpse of the Legion of Earth-22— the same as that seen in Kingdom Come #2.
Justice Society of America v.3 #22 (Feb. 2009)
Mon-El in the 21st Century
Superman magically finds a cure for Mon-El's lead poisoning in his Fortress; it bears a Legion symbol. Superman leaves for New Krypton, and installs Mon-El as one of Metropolis' protectors. Mon-El visits Smallville where Martha gives him the name Jonathan Kent—he'll pose as Clark cousin from England. Mon meets a girl named Sandra in his new apartment buildilng. The memory of Tellus haunts Guardian.
Superman #685 (Apr. 2009)
World without Superman
Part 19: Mon-El gives Jimmy Olsen a signal watch. The Guardian is less than impressed with Mon-El's careless (but effective) handling of Rampage. The Guardian hires Jonathan Kent. As Kent, he meets Billi (Jamie) Harper, Guardian is her great uncle, transferred from Gotham and changed her first name. NOTE: Jamie Harper first appeared in Detective #817 (May 2006).
Superman #686 (May 2009)
Part 23: The Guardian assembles a team of Science Police to help him find and free Tellus. One of them is "Wilcox from Keystone" (Sensor Girl, undercover). Elsewhere, Tellus remains captive and says he's learned what he needed, and must now act. Mon-El draws the attention of the Parasite.
Superman #687 (June 2009)
Part 27: Squad K attempts to arrest Mon-El (mistaking him for Kryptonian). Dr. Light reveals to him that his super-healing is fighting against the anti-lead serum, and eventually it will fail; it causes his powers to cut out. (Unlike Superman, Mon-El can easily cut his hair.) He decides he wants to live at all costs. The Science Police invade a government facility and free Tellus, who holds Drew, the Assassin, at bay. Mon-El meets Mitch (the Legionnaire, Matter-Eater Lad), a restaurant owner who inspires Mon to visit France.
Superman #688 (July 2009)
Part 31: Mon-El travels and battles across the globe. Tellus takes his leave, giving the Guardian some "gift."
Superman #689 (Aug. 2009)
Part 35: Tellus stops Sodam Yat from meeting Mon-El, says it will impact the future negatively. Yat gives Tellus crystals to pass to Mon-El.
Superman #690 (Sept. 2009)
Mon-El reviews Daxam's history in the red crystals from Sodam Yat and Tellus.
Superman Annual #14 (2009)
World Against Superman
Part 4: Mon-El is ambushed in the sewers by the Mirabai (disguised as Supergirl). Gen. Lane alters the video so that the world believes he's been killed by Supergirl. NOTES: Mirabai first appeared in Action #877.
Superman #691 (Oct. 2009)
Part 5: Jimmy Olsen is apparently killed by Codename: Assassin. It's later revealed (Superman #695) that he's saved by Tellus, underwater.
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen Special #2 (Oct. 2009)
Part 9: Guardian gathers his officers, honoring Mon-El and revealing his secret ID to them. He commends Wilcox (Projectra) on her work. Later, she is revealed as Sensor Girl and has contact with another Legionnaire. Lane holds Mon-El captive at Project M. NOTE: Project M produced the Creature Commandos and others.
Superman #692 (Nov. 2009)
Part 13: Mon-El is captive on Mirabai's world, held by magic. Gen. Lane's simian, Dr. Calomar attempts to convert Mon-El to 7734's cause. Lane meets Natasha (Blake), assigning Major Force to her Project Breach. After enduring many tortures, he is freed by the Parasite. Together they escape back to Earth where Mon-El discovers that Luthor and Brainiac's escape from 7734 has left it in ruins. Lane has no choice but to let Mon-El go. Guardian's units prepare to fight Bizarro.
Superman #693 (Dec. 2009)
Part 17: Mon-El meets Conner Kent in Smallville. Martha Kent sews him a new uniform bearing Superman's shield. Mon-El returns to Metropolis in time to battle Bizarro. His friend Mitch reveals himself as Matter-Eater Lad.
Superman #694 (Jan. 2010)
Mon-El joins the Justice League.
Part 19: Mon-El brings Captain Atom to the JLA Watchtower, where the new JLA has assembled. NOTE: Mon-El has already joined the team.
Action Comics #884 (Feb. 2010)
Part 21: Mon-El asks Superboy to retrieve and repair his Daxamite rocket from the Fortress. Jimmy Olsen reveals he's been saved by Tellus. Mon-El spends a night with Billi Harper.
Superman #694 (Feb. 2010)
Adventure Comics revived
Starman continues his mission (Brande's will), seeing Tellus, who tries to heal his mind but fails. Thom says he needs Dream Girl back to save the future. Superboy adjusts to life in Smallville (he now has x-ray vision). He and Krypto save a girl named Lori. Elsewhere, young Simon Valentine ventures to Bruin Lake to investigate "artificial evolutional trigggers." He finds Tellus there, who says Simon is destined to be Conner's greatest friend and enemy. Superboy visits the burnt childhood home of Luthor; Superman arrives. Conner plans to rejoin the Titans. NOTE: Also published as #1. Text on the Legion spread mixes up Night Girl and Shadow Lass. Preview hints show Element Lad in 21st century, Superboy and Mon-El finding Dream Girl, Brainy with news for Blok, XS on the Treadmill racing to warn someone, a new GL Legion recruit.
Adventure Comics #1/504 (Oct. 2009)
Conner and Wonder Girl reunite and profess their love for each other. Luthor and Brainiac escape the military in Braniac's ship. Luthor destroys one of the cities. Luthor has created somethng personal as part of Project: Alien Farm. He learns of Conner's return.
Adventure Comics #2/505 (Nov. 2009)
1st app. of Element Lad as Conner's teacher, Mr. Janson.
Adventure Comics #3/506 (Dec. 2009)
The newly "Sinestroed" Mongul sets his sights on the population of Daxam. While Arkillo challenges Mongul for leadership of the Sinestros, Sodam Yat's mother escapes to warn her son.
Green Lantern Corps #32-33 (Mar.-Apr. 2009)
Prelude: Sodam refuses to help Daxam, but is convinced by Arisia and his own mother.
Green Lantern Corps #34 (May 2009)
Mordru returns for the first time in the Tenth Age of Magic and possesses the new Dr. Fate. (#34) The team's mystical alarms sense his presence and they force him out and fashion a new prison for him. (#35) NOTE: The Ninth Age of Magic died with the the last Lord of Order, Nabu, in Day of Vengeance: Infinite Crisis Special (Mar. 2006).
Justice Society of America v.3 #34-35 (Feb.-Mar. 2010)
Brainiac and The Legion of Super-Heroes
Element Lad reveals himself to Superboy (as his teacher Mr. Janson). He brings Mon-El to Smallville to meet the Legion. They reveal their mission, directed by R. J. Brande to ensure the integrity of the timestream.
Adventure v.2 #8/511 (Apr. 2010)
Brainiac (whose ship still houses scores of miniaturized socities) attacks New Krypton. Superboy and the Legion head to New Krypton intent on saving the shrunken worlds, but General Zod arrests them.
Superman: Last Stand of New Krypton (May 2010)
Tellus summons Mon-El and Supergirl, who convince Alura to release the Legionnaires.
Supergirl v. 5 #51 (May 2010)
Mon-El breaks into Brainiac's ship and battles races who serve Brainiac—apes who utter "Koko," and the Ulla, Laroo, Trago, and Raagan. The Lanothian race pleads for him to save their world.
Superman #698 (May 2010)
Tellus helps unite the Kryptonians in battle.
Adventure v.2 #9 (May 2010)
Quislet fails to inhabit Brainiac's ship. Brainiac 5 arrives from the future to stop Brainiac from killing Superman. Projectra doffs her mask for good, saying espionage is no longer the goal. Tellus reveals it was he who delivered Mon-El's anti-lead serum. Brande had advance knowledge of everything that is transpiring.
Superman: Last Stand of New Krypton #2 (June 2010)
Mon-El is captured by Zod. The Legion becomes trapped in Kandor when it's reshrunk.
Adventure v.2 #10 (June 2010)
Supergirl meets Brainiac 5 for the first time. He keeps her at a distance but she senses he is withholding something. They disable Brainiac's force field. NOTES: This tale reaffirms Supergirl's history with the Earth-0 Legion. Supergirl has not yet joined the Earth-0 Legion, but has met them once (Action #267).
Supergirl v. 5 #52 (June 2010)
The Legionnaires free Mon-El, who returns to his original uniform and agrees to join them save the bottled cities. Superman, Supergirl and Brainiac 5 find Kandor, and Brainy re-enlarges it. NOTE: There are hints to some secret about Daxamites that Mon-El discovered. Lane had let on he'd known other Daxamites.
Superman #699 (June 2010)
Superman bids Mon-El to leave with the Legion, taking all the bottled cities with them. Superman is critically pierced by Brainiac's falling ship, then healed by Brainiac 5 with a transfusion from Superboy. Zod defeats Brainiac but Brainiac 5 teleports his ancestor away before Zod can kill him.
Superman: Last Stand of New Krypton #3 (June 2010)
Epilogue: Mon-El and the Legion restore the bottled cities out in the universe. Per R.J. Brande's will, Chameleon Boy is allowed to tend to New Durla. His ancestor, Queltop Daggle is among the nomadic tribe in that city, and there are thousands of pocketed Durlan tribes across the universe. Mon-El leads the remaining restorations which include Rimbor, Cargg, Xanthu, Bismoll, Imsk, Phlon, Zoon and Titan. On Titan, he clashes with Jemm, who senses that the Lanothians telepathic powers are greater than even his. The race agrees to submit to Jemm's rule and become his citizens, which he allows. His sickness growing, Mon-El returns to Earth to see Jimmy and Superboy. The rocket to return to Daxam will carry a female Daxamite victim of Calomar's. Mon-El rescues her and destroys the Human Defense Corps' underwater base. Cham opens the Phantom Zone. Mon-El refuses to return, but is promised a glorious future. He passes Superboy a note to give to Billi Harper.
Adventure Comics #11/514 (June 2010)
Guardian gives Billi Harper a note from Mon-El; she is pregnant. Mon-El finds Chris in the Zone.
Superman: War of the Supermen #4 (July 2010)
A year after her first encounter with the Legionnaires, Supergirl is given a second chance to apply for membership. She is admitted after recovering the King Arthur's legendary sword, Excalibur, and meets Brainiac 5, Bouncing Boy, Phantom Girl, Shrinking Violet, Sun Boy, and Triplicate Girl. Brainiac 5 gives her a duplicate of his force-field belt, but it breaks down shortly after her return to the 20th century.
Supergirl Annual #2 (2010); Action Comics #276 (May 1961)
Mordru frees himself and takes the disguise of "Aggaro," (#882) aiding Captain Atom to overthrow Mirabai, the ruler of Sorcerers' World. Mordru tells Atom that there he is not considered a villain. (#889) NOTE: Mirabai first appeared in Action #877.
Action Comics #879-889 (Sept. 2009-July 2010)
As a diplomat of the magical "Starheart city" on the moon, Alan Scott signs a nonaggression pact with Mordru of Sorceror's World.
Justice Society of America v.3 #43 (Nov. 2010)