Legion of Super-Heroes publications are as follows, listed in approximate chronological order:

Legion volumes

The Legion of Super-Heroes became a regular feature in Adventure Comics with issue #300,[1] but were relegated to back-up feature beginning with issues #381.[2] The Superboy comic book changed its title to Superboy starring the Legion of Super-Heroes with issue number #197.[3] The name later underwent a slight change to Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes.

In 1973, a four issue limited series titled Legion of Super-Heroes published reprints of stories that originally appeared in Adventure Comics and Action Comics. From a publishing standpoint, the limited series is Legion of Super-Heroes Volume 1.

Beginning with issue #259, Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes changed its title, dropping the "Superboy" and becoming simply Legion of Super-Heroes.[4] This generally is considered Legion of Super-Heroes Volume 2.

In 1984, DC Comics began publishing first-run titles in a new, advanced printing format on heavier paper (with a concomitant price increase). The company launched a new title, Legion of Super-Heroes, in the high-resolution format, beginning with issue #1 in August 1984.[5] This became known as Legion of Super-Heroes Volume 3. The original comic book continued publication, however, changing its name to Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes with issue #314.[6] Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes is considered a continuation of Volume 2. It ceased publication in December 1989.[7] During the latter part of its run, Legion of Super-Heroes Volume 3 ran several story lines which retconned the team's history in order to deal with changes in the DC Comics universe wrought by the 1985–1986 crossover known as Crisis on Infinite Earths. These changes removed Superboy (as previously known) from DC Comics. Because the Legion's history was so interwoven with Superboy, a "pocket universe" Superboy was created by the Legion villain Time Trapper. The latter part of Volume 3 is thus known as the "pocket universe Legion". Legion of Super-Heroes Volume 3 ceased publication with issue #63.[8]

A new book, Legion of Super-Heroes, began publication in November 1989.[9] This is generally known as Volume 4. Set five years after the events of Volume 3, this publication covers what is known as the "Five Years Later" Legion. In 1994, the superhero team's continuity came to an end with Legion of Super-Heroes Volume 4, #61,[10] after the DC Comics crossover story Zero Hour: Crisis in Time. Beginning with issue #62, the publication covered stories regarding what is known as the "Reboot Legion". Legion of Super-Heroes Volume 4 ceased in March 2000.[11] Part of the superhero team's exploits were continued in the new comic book The Legion, which began publication in December 2001 and ceased in October 2004.[12] Another part of the team's adventures were covered in a limited series comic, Legion Lost, which began publication in May 2000 and ceased in April 2001.[13] Neither publication is considered to be part of Legion of Super-Heroes Volume 4 or Volume 5.

Yet another new publication, Legion of Super-Heroes, began in February 2005.[14] With the team's origins retconned yet again, this is known as the period of the "Threeboot Legion". Due to the events of the DC Comics crossover story Infinite Crisis in 2005, Supergirl travels to the 30th century for an extended period. Beginning with issue #16, the publication changed its title to Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes.[15] This is considered a continuation of Legion of Super-Heroes Volume 5. The publication returned to its original title with issue #37.[16] Volume 5 ceased publication with issue #50[17] during the events of yet another DC Comics universe-wide event, known as Final Crisis (published from July 2008 to March 2009).

A new comic book, Legion of Super-Heroes, began publication in July 2010.[18] This is generally known as Volume 6, and restores (mostly) the continuity of the 1958-to-1994 Legion team—generally called the "Retroboot Legion". This publication ceased in October 2011[19] after yet another DC Comics universe-wide reboot known as Flashpoint (published from May to September 2011).

A new publication to bear the title Legion of Super-Heroes was first issued in November 2011.[20] This is generally known as Volume 7, and was part of DC Comics' "soft reboot" known as "The New 52". It largely maintained the continuity of Volume 6. This publication ceased in October 2013.[21]

The most recent incarnation of the Legion of Superheroes began with a 2 issue special series titled "Legion of Superheroes Millennium Edition" which introduced a new run of "Legion of Superheroes" which started monthly in November 2019 and is expected to last for 12 months.[22]

Original continuity

See also: Legion of Super-Heroes (1958 team)

Legion members appearing during "Absolute Power":

5 Years Later (includes original and Batch SW6 teams)

Zero Hour Reboot continuity

See also: Legion of Super-Heroes (1994 team)

Threeboot continuity

See also: Legion of Super-Heroes (2004 team)

Post-Infinite Crisis "Retroboot" team

Post-Rebirth team

Other comic books

Collected editions

Title Material collected Publication date ISBN
Original
Showcase Presents: Legion of Super-Heroes, Vol. 1 Adventure Comics #247, 267, 282, 290, 293, 300–321, Action Comics #267, 276, 287, 289, Superboy #86, 89, 98, Superman #147, Annual #4, Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #72, 76 April 4, 2007 9781401213824
Showcase Presents: Legion of Super-Heroes, Vol. 2 Adventure Comics #322–348, Superboy #117, 125 April 22, 2008 9781401217242
Showcase Presents: Legion of Super-Heroes, Vol. 3 Adventure Comics #349–368, Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #106 April 28, 2009 9781401221850
Showcase Presents: Legion of Super-Heroes, Vol. 4 Adventure Comics #369–380, Action Comics #378–387, 389–392, Superboy #172–173, 176, 183–184, 188, 190–191 September 22, 2010 9781401229412
Showcase Presents: Legion of Super-Heroes, Vol. 5 Superboy #193, 195, 197–220, Karate Kid #1 December 30, 2014 9781401242978
Legion of Super-Heroes Archives, Vol. 1 Adventure Comics #247, 267, 282, 290, 293, 300–305, Action Comics #267, 276, 287, 289, Superboy #86, 89, 98, Superman #147, Annual #4 1991 1563890208
Legion of Super-Heroes Archives, Vol. 2 Adventure Comics #306–317, Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #72 1992 1563890577
Legion of Super-Heroes Archives, Vol. 3 Adventure Comics #318–328, Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #76, Superboy #117 1993 1563891026
Legion of Super-Heroes Archives, Vol. 4 Adventure Comics #329–339, Superboy #124–125 1994 1563891239
Legion of Super-Heroes Archives, Vol. 5 Adventure Comics #340–349 1995 1563891549
Legion of Super-Heroes Archives, Vol. 6 Adventure Comics #350–358 November 1996 1563892774
Legion of Super-Heroes Archives, Vol. 7 Adventure Comics #359–367, Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #106 October 1997 1563893983
Legion of Super-Heroes Archives, Vol. 8 Adventure Comics #368–376, Superboy #147 October 1998 1563894300
Legion of Super-Heroes Archives, Vol. 9 Adventure Comics #377–380, Action Comics #378–387, 389–392 November 1, 1999 1563895145
Legion of Super-Heroes Archives, Vol. 10 Superboy #172–173, 176, 183–184, 188, 190–191, 193, 195, Superboy starring the Legion of Super Heroes #197–202, Adventure Comics #403 October 1, 2000 1563896281
Legion of Super-Heroes Archives, Vol. 11 Superboy starring the Legion of Super Heroes #203–212 and material from Amazing World of DC Comics #9 August 1, 2001 156389730X
Legion of Super-Heroes Archives, Vol. 12 Superboy starring the Legion of Super Heroes #213–221, Superboy and the Legion of Super Heroes #222-223, Karate Kid #1 May 1, 2003 1563899612
Legion of Super-Heroes Archives, Vol. 13 Superboy and the Legion of Super Heroes #224–233 March 27, 2012 1401234399
Legion of Super Heroes: The Silver Age Omnibus, vol. 1 Adventure Comics #247, 267, 82, 290, 293, 300–328, Action Comics #267, 276, 287, 289, Superman #147, Annual #4, Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #72, 76, Superboy #86, 89, 98, 117 August 8, 2017 1401271022
Legion of Super Heroes: The Silver Age Omnibus, vol. 2 Adventure Comics #329–360, Superboy #124–125 June 26, 2018 1401280552
Legion of Super Heroes: The Silver Age Omnibus, vol. 3 Adventure Comics #361-380, Action Comics #378-392, Superboy #147, Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #106 June 3, 2020 9781779502438
Legion of Super Heroes: The Silver Age Vol. 1 Adventure Comics #247, 267, 282, 290, 293, 300-310, Action Comics #267, 276, 287, 289, Superboy #86, 89, 98, Superman #147 August 28, 2018 978-1401281571
Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes Vol. 1 Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes #234–240, All-New Collectors’ Edition #C-55, DC Superstars #17 June 27, 2017 9781401272913
Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes Vol. 2 Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes #241–258, Legion of Super Heroes (vol. 2) #259, DC Comics Presents #13-14 July 17, 2018 9781401280857
The Steve Ditko Omnibus vol. 2 Legion of Super-Heroes (vol. 2) #267, 268, 274, 276, 281 and Showcase #75, The Hawk and The Dove #1-2, Man-Bat #1, Detective Comics #483-485, 487, Adventure Comics #467-468, Outsiders #13, Legends of the DC Universe 80 Page Giant #1, Tales of the New Gods Jan 11, 2012 1401232353
DC Comics Classics Library: The Legion of Super-Heroes: The Life and Death of Ferro Lad Adventure Comics #346, 347, 352–355, 357 March 2009 9781401221935
Legion of Super-Heroes: Before the Darkness Vol. 1 Legion of Super-Heroes (vol. 2) #260-271, Secrets of the Legion of Super-Heroes #1-3 February, 2021 9781779507594
Legion of Super-Heroes: Before the Darkness Vol. 2 Legion of Super-Heroes (vol. 2) #272-283, Best of DC: Blue Ribbon Digest #24, DC Special Series #21 January, 2022 9781779510778
Legion of Super-Heroes: The Great Darkness Saga Legion of Super-Heroes (vol. 2) #287, 290–294, Annual #3 1989 9780930289430
Legion of Super-Heroes: The Great Darkness Saga Deluxe Edition Legion of Super-Heroes (vol. 2) #284–296, Annual #1 November 17, 2010 9781401229610
Legion of Super-Heroes: The Curse Deluxe Edition Legion of Super-Heroes (vol. 2) #297–313, Annual #2–3 September 2011 9781401230982
Legion of Super-Heroes: An Eye for an Eye Legion of Super-Heroes (vol. 3) #1–6 December 5, 2007 9781401215699
Legion of Super-Heroes: The More Things Change Legion of Super-Heroes (vol. 3) #7–13 December 16, 2008 9781401219444
Superman: The Man of Steel Vol. 4 Legion of Super-Heroes (vol. 3) #37–38 and Adventures of Superman #430–431, Action Comics #590–59, Superman (vol. 2) #7–8, September 1, 2005 9781401204556
Five Years Later Era
Legion of Super-Heroes: Five Years Later Omnibus Vol. 1 Legion of Super-Heroes (vol. 4) #1–39; Legion of Super-Heroes Annual #1-3, Who's Who #1-11, 13, 14, 16, Timber Wolf #1-5 August 18, 2020 9781779503138
Legion of Super-Heroes: Five Years Later Omnibus Vol. 2 Legion of Super-Heroes (vol. 4) #40-61, Annual #4-5, Legionnaires #1-18, Annual #1 Who's Who Update 93 #1, L.E.G.I.O.N. #69-70, Valor #20-23 April 12, 2022 9781779515575
Zero Hour Era
Legion of Super-Heroes: The Beginning of Tomorrow Legion of Super-Heroes (vol. 4) #0, 62–65, Legionnaires #0, 19–22 September 1, 1999 9781563895159
Legionnaires Book One Legion of Super-Heroes (vol. 4) #0, 62–68, Legionnaires #0, 19–24 April 27, 2017 978-1401268664
Legionnaires Book Two Legion of Super-Heroes (vol. 4) #69–73; Annual #6, Legionnaires #25–30; Annual #2; Showcase '95 #6 May 29, 2018 978-1401273811
The Legion by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning Vol. 1 Legion of Super-Heroes (vol. 4) #122–125, Legionaries #78–81, Legion of Super-Heroes Secret Files #2. September 26, 2017 978-1401276362
The Legion by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning Vol. 2 Legion Lost #1–12 June 2018 978-1401280406
The Legion: Foundations The Legion #25–30, Legion of Super-Heroes Secret Files #3 September 1, 2004 9781401203382
Infinite Crisis Era
Legion of Super-Heroes Vol. 1: Teenage Revolution Legion of Super-Heroes (vol. 5) #1–6 and material from Teen Titans/Legion Special #1 December 1, 2005 9781401204822
Legion of Super-Heroes Vol. 2: Death of a Dream Legion of Super-Heroes (vol. 5) #7–13 May 1, 2006 9781401209711
Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes Vol. 3: Strange Visitor from Another Century Legion of Super-Heroes (vol. 5) #14–15, Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes #16–19 October 25, 2006 9781401209162
Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes Vol. 4: Adult Education Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes #20–25 April 7, 2007 9781401212445
Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes Vol. 5: The Dominator War Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes #26–30 September 5, 2007 9781401214425
Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes: The Quest for Cosmic Boy Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes #31–36 April 15, 2008 9781401216955
Legion of Super-Heroes: Enemy Rising Legion of Super-Heroes (vol. 5) #37–44 October 28, 2008 9781401219932
Legion of Super-Heroes: Enemy Manifest Legion of Super-Heroes (vol. 5) #45–50 May 19, 2009 9781401223045
Post-Infinite Crisis
Justice League of America, Vol. 2: The Lightning Saga Justice League of America (vol. 2) #0, 8–12, Justice Society of America vol. 3, #5–6 February 13, 2008 9781401216528
Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes Action Comics #858–863 July 22, 2008 9781401218195
Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds #1–5 October 27, 2009 9781401223243
Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes: The Early Years Adventure Comics #515–520 May 24, 2011 9781401231682
Legion of Super-Heroes Vol. 1: The Choice Legion of Super-Heroes (vol. 6) #1–6 April 20, 2011 9781401230395
Legion of Super-Heroes Vol. 2: Consequences Legion of Super-Heroes (vol. 6) #7–10, Adventure Comics #521–522, Legion of Super-Heroes Annual #1 September 7, 2011 9781401232382
Legion of Super-Heroes Vol. 3: When Evil Calls Legion of Super-Heroes (vol. 6) #11–16, Adventure Comics #523–529, Legion of Super-Villains #1 April 11, 2012 9781401233679
Legion: Secret Origin Legion: Secret Origin #1-6 October 30, 2012 978-1401237301
The New 52
Legion of Super-Heroes Vol. 1: Hostile World Legion of Super-Heroes (vol. 7) #1–7 July 3, 2012 9781401235017
Legion of Super-Heroes Vol. 2: The Dominators Legion of Super-Heroes (vol. 7) #0, 8–14 May 8, 2013 9781401240974
Legion of Super-Heroes Vol. 3: The Fatal Five Legion of Super-Heroes (vol. 7) #15–23 February 18, 2014 9781401243326
Legion Lost Vol. 1: Run From Tomorrow Legion Lost (vol. 2) #1–7 September 3, 2012 9781401237035
Legion Lost Vol. 2: The Culling Legion Lost (vol. 2) #0, 8–16 September 3, 2013 9781401240257
Convergence: Crisis: Book One Convergence: Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes #1-2 and Convergence: Batman and The Outsiders #1-2, Convergence: The Adventures of Superman #1-2, Convergence: Green Lantern Corps #1-2, Convergence: Hawkman #1-2 October 20, 2015 978-1401258085
Post-Rebirth
Legion of Super-Heroes Vol. 1: Millennium Legion of Super-Heroes: Millennium #1-2, Legion of Super-Heroes (vol. 8) #1-6 October 6, 2020 9781401295776
Legion of Super-Heroes Vol. 2: Trial of the Legion Legion of Super-Heroes (vol. 8) #7-12 April 13, 2021 9781779505637
Future State: Superman Future State: Legion of Super-Heroes #1-2 and Future State: Superman of Metropolis #1-2, Future State: Superman: Worlds of War #1-2, Future State: Superman vs. Imperious Lex #1-3, Future State: Kara Zor-El, Superwoman #1-2, Future State: Superman: House of El #1 June 29, 2021 978-1779510686
Justice League vs. The Legion of Super-Heroes Justice League vs. Legion of Super-Heroes #1-6 December 13, 2022 978-1779517418
Other
Legion of Super-Heroes: 1,050 Years of the Future Adventure Comics #247, 304, 312, 354–355, Superboy #212, Legion of Super-Heroes (vol. 2) #300, Legion of Super-Heroes (vol. 4) #0, Legends of the DCU 80-Page Giant #2, The Legion #3 and material from Limited Collectors' Edition #C-49, All-New Collectors' Edition #C-55, History of the DC Universe Portfolio June 17, 2008 9781401217914
Star Trek / Legion of Super-Heroes Star Trek / Legion of Super-Heroes #1-6 July 17, 2012 978-1613772300
DC Meets Looney Tunes Legion of Super-Heroes/Bugs Bunny Special #1 and Martian Manhunter/Marvin the Martian Special #1, Batman/Elmer Fudd Special #1, Jonah Hex/Yosemite Sam Special #1, Wonder Woman/Tasmanian Devil Special #1, Lobo/Roadrunner Special #1 February 2018 978-1401277574

See also

References

  1. ^ Adventure Comics #300 (September 1962).
  2. ^ Adventure Comics #381 (June 1969).
  3. ^ Superboy starring the Legion of Super-Heroes #197 (August 1973).
  4. ^ Legion of Super-Heroes Volume 2, #259 (January 1980).
  5. ^ Legion of Super-Heroes Volume 3, #1 (August 1984)
  6. ^ Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes Volume 2, #314 (August 1984).
  7. ^ Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes Volume 2, #354 (December 1989).
  8. ^ Legion of Super-Heroes Volume 3, #63 (August 1989).
  9. ^ Legion of Super-Heroes Volume 4, #0 (November 1989).
  10. ^ Legion of Super-Heroes Volume 4, #61 (September 1994).
  11. ^ Legion of Super-Heroes Volume 4, #125 (March 2000).
  12. ^ The Legion #1 (December 2001); The Legion #38 (October 2004).
  13. ^ Legion Lost #1 (May 2000); Legion Lost #12 (April 2001).
  14. ^ Legion of Super-Heroes Volume 5, #1 (February 2005).
  15. ^ Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes Volume 5, #16 (May 2006).
  16. ^ Legion of Super-Heroes Volume 5, #47 (February 2008).
  17. ^ Legion of Super-Heroes Volume 5, #50 (March 2009).
  18. ^ Legion of Super-Heroes Volume 6, #1 (July 2010).
  19. ^ Legion of Super-Heroes Volume 6, #16 (October 2011).
  20. ^ Legion of Super-Heroes Volume 7, #1 (November 2011).
  21. ^ Legion of Super-Heroes Volume 7, #23 (October 2013).
  22. ^ DC Previews issue #15, (July 2019)
  23. ^ Superman/Batman #14–18 is a time travel series and not tied directly to any Legion continuity.
  24. ^ Legionnaires Annual #1 is an "Elseworlds" story, which is not part of Legion continuity.