The group buries their friend and first casualty, Lyrissa Mallor. From L.E.G.I.O.N. #23 (1991); art by Jim Fern and Kim DeMulder.

The L.E.G.I.O.N. (Licensed Extra-Governmental Insterstellar Operatives Network) is a group of 20th/21st century space-police. Unlike the Green Lantern Corps, who serve the entire galaxy, the L.E.G.I.O.N. is a for-profit enterprise that protects its client planets. It is the brainchild of Vril Dox, a cunning intellect from the planet Colu — and the son of Brainiac.

The characters were (mostly) created in 1989, and the series was a spinoff of the 1988 Invasion! mini-series and event. This was era in Legion of Super-Heroes history, when the 30th century Legion had been relaunched and set "five years later."

Originally, L.E.G.I.O.N.'s members Vril Dox, Lyrissa Mallor, Strata, the Durlan, Phase and Lar Gand all had direct connections to the history and characters of the Legion. But as with anything tied to DC's 30th century, the L.E.G.I.O.N.'s relationship to the distant future changes every time its descendants are rebooted.

In original L.E.G.I.O.N. continuity, the Durlan and Phase were switched in time by the Legion's enemy, Glorith. (Legion vol. 4 Annual #1, 1990) Glorith transported the Durlan from the 20th century to the 30th, where he eventually became the Legion's founder, R.J. Brande! Conversely, Phase was the Legion's Phantom Girl, plucked by Glorith in revenge, from just before her wedding. Also, Lar Gand went on to become Valor, a legendary Daxamite hero and inspiration to the galaxy.

Following Zero Hour, the 30th century Legion was rebooted and all previous connections between the two groups was invalid. No revised explanation was ever given for the Durlan's fate. The character of Phase was altered to have been one of three bodies of the 31st century Apparition (the new version of Phantom Girl). Lar Gand remained a legendary hero and inspiration.

After Infinite Crisis, all versions of the Legion were (more or less) made valid. The DC multiverse had been reestablished, which meant there could be different Legions in parallel universes. As a reader, it's best to simply make note of L.E.G.I.O.N. publication history rather than trying to force it to fit a 'canonical state' — because that state is always changing. In 2004 and 2019 other all-new Legions were introduced.



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The 20th Century
Events Issue
10 billion years ago: A non-organic race called the Kregors create functioning brains from biological material. They use the brains as power sources. Borb Borbb stays with them so that the L.E.G.I.O.N. can return home. R.E.B.E.L.S. #15 (Jan. 1996)
Starro, the Conqueror begins life as a boy named Cobi, of Hatorei. His peoples' shared psychic link leads to their enslavement by Star parasites. As the Starro motherstar dies, it hatches new queens, and Cobi's brother, Andrez, plots to kill them. The remaining queen possesses Cobi, who then kills his brother. Enraged, Cobi tears the star from his face and absorbs the psychic essence of his race. The backlash overwhelms the star queen, who attaches to Cobi's chest and is enslaved by him. Their combined psychic powers allow them to enslave whole galaxies with spores. Starro gathers a Vanguard of elite soldiers including the "goddess" Astrild Stormdaughter and his most devoted warrior, Smite. NOTES: Timeframe is unknown. Starro's spores first appeared in Brave & Bold #28 (Feb. 1960). Starro (Cobi) first appeared in R.E.B.E.L.S. vol. 2 #5 (Aug. 2009). Stormdaughter first appeared in #3; Smite in #4. R.E.B.E.L.S. vol. 2 Annual #1 (2010)
700 years ago: Alien Athranian gene farmers abduct the Anasazi tribe and install them on a new planet. The Athranians are overthrown by the Spider Guild and this colony is forgotten. Genetic experiments endow them with wings. NOTE: This contradicts original lore from Legion vol. 2 #305, which stated that Starhaven was founded in the 23rd century. (R.E.B.E.L.S. vol. 2 #2, 5.09)
c. 1931: Adam Blake is born to John and Martha Blake under a crashing meteor. Over time, the child will display a variety of strange powers including strength, speed, special vision, clairvoyance and telekinesis. Secret Origins Annual #1 (1987)
1951: Adam Blake debuts as Captain Comet and outsmarts some alien invaders. NOTE: Secret Origins Annual #1 (1987) maintains Captain Comet's original 1950s debut. No explanation has ever been given for his continued longevity. Strange Adventures #9-10 (June 1951)
1954: Captain Comet departs Earth for outer space. Strange Adventures #49 (Oct. 1954)
POST INFINITE-CRISIS: On planet Daxam, young Lar Gand stumbles on the history of the doomed planet Krypton and a record of Kal-El's rocket to Earth. He traces it's path to Earth and boards a ship to find the boy. En route, he crash lands and gets amnesia. Because he speaks Kryptonese, young Clark Kent believes that the visitor could by Kryptonian. Clark fantasizes that Gand is his brother and Gand names himself Mon-El, after the day (Monday) and Clark's Kryptonian surname. After several days, they test the theory by exposing Mon-El to kryptonite. When he falls fatally ill from the lead box instead, he remembers his true identity. At Gand's request, to save his life, Clark projects Mon-El into the Phantom Zone and vows to find a cure. NOTES: This story is a modern retelling of Mon-El's original appearance in Superboy vol. 1 #89 (June 1961). As this event occurs over a decade before the L.E.G.I.O.N.'s formation and would negate Lar Gand's L.E.G.I.O.N. affiliation. Daxam is the second planet from the sun, Valor. » SEE ALSO: Lar Gand ProfileValor Chronology Action Comics Annual #10 (2007)
On the secluded world of Durla where the natives can change their shape, "The Durlan" becomes the first to leave his planet seeking adventure. He soon crashes on Colu and becomes a slave to the original Vril Dox. L.E.G.I.O.N. #23 (Jan. 1991)
Vril Dox II is born. His growth is accelerated to adulthood, resulting in a general lack of social conscience or compassion. L.E.G.I.O.N. #1 (Feb. 1989)
Over the course of ten years, The Durlan becomes both friend and subject to the young Vril Dox II. L.E.G.I.O.N. #23 (Jan. 1991)
1st app. Lobo. Omega Men #3 (June 1983)
Vril Dox I is discorporated by the angry Computer Tyrants of Colu. His psyche begins wandering the galaxy. L.E.G.I.O.N. #23 (Jan. 1991)
Inhabiting a robot form, Vril Dox leaves Colu to menace the Omega Men. When he is destroyed, he travels to Earth where another android form is created. NOTE: Both History of the DC Universe #2 and Silver Age: JLA #1 suggest that Brainiac was active in the DCU before he possessed the body of Milton Fine. He never actually appeared in the Omega Men series. History of the DCU #2 (1986)
The Secret Society of Super Villains encounter an abandoned spacecraft containing the inert android body of Brainiac. On the ship are numerous shrunken cities, including Rikkon, the capital city of Daxam. The SSoSV destroy the cities. NOTE: The circumstances of the creation of Brainiac's android form remain a mystery. Silver Age: JLA #1 (July 2000)
The Telepath (Qi'Qi), unwittingly leads Dagon-Ra to his planet. Dagon massacres of his people and enslaves the Telepath. L.E.G.I.O.N. #51 (Apr. 1993)
1st app. Lady Quark (Tashana of Quark). Pariah rescues her just as her family and homeworld are consumed by the antimatter wave. For a time, she accompanies Pariah and Harbinger. Crisis #4 (July 1985)
The disembodied Vril Dox I (Brainiac) takes control of the telepathic Milton Fine's body. NOTE: Brainiac's 1st historical app. was Action #242 (July 1958). Adv. of Superman #438 (Mar. 1988)
Vril Dox II is given over to the Invasion Alliance as a good faith gesture of their neutrality in the war against Earth. The Durlan stows away inside Dox's body. L.E.G.I.O.N. #23 (Jan. 1991)
The people of Talok VIII relinquish their planetary champion, Lyrissa Mallor, to the Invasion Alliance, also as a sign of the planet's neutrality. She leaves behind her husband and infant daughter Lydea. L.E.G.I.O.N. #8 (Sept. 1989)
After living 16 years in isolation, the mutant Stealth is given by her people to the Invasion Alliance. On the Starlag prison, she meets the Durlan. L.E.G.I.O.N. #28 (June 1991)
The Dominators and Khunds, fearing the unpredictability of the human meta-gene, decide to destroy the Earth. As a test, they open fire on a group of humans, seven of whom survive (one of these is Snapper Carr). Joining their Alliance are the Thanagarians, the Daxamites, the Gil'Daan, Durla, Okaara, the Citadel and the Psions. On the Starlag, Adam Strange is imprisoned with Vril Dox II (Brainiac II) & Garryn Bek and the Omega Men. On Earth, the Daxamites discover they have super powers in the absence of red sunlight. NOTES: Vril Dox II is the ancestral grandfather of the Legion of Super-Heroes' Brainiac 5. The 1st historical app. of the Dominators was Adventure #361, the Khunds in Adventure #346. The Gil'Daan were originally called the Gil'Dishpan (changed in Invasion!). Invasion! #1 (1988)
The Daxamites fall to an unfamiliar element in Earth's atmosphere. One of them sacrifices himself to send a message back to Daxam convincing them to join Earth against the Alliance, effectively ending the invasion. 1st app. of the Durlan, Lyrissa Mallor and Strata. Primus of the Omega men dies. NOTES: The Daxamite who died is later revealed as Lar (Mon-El) Gand's father Kel; the deadly element is lead. Lyrissa Mallor is the Legionnaire Umbra's ancestral grandmother. The fate of Mon-El's father in current continuity is unknown. Strata is the Legionnaire Blok's ancestor, and the Durlan would become R.J. Brande. Invasion! #2 (1988)
A rogue Dominator detonates a gene bomb in Earth's atmosphere, removing the super powers of all meta-humans. The Omega Men provide transport to the Dominion homeworld where the Martian Manhunter pries the bomb's antidote from it's creator's mind. Snapper Carr forms the Blasters. Invasion! #3 (1988)
Keith Giffen, Alan Grant & Barry Kitson begin as co-writers and artist
1st app. of the Computer Tyrants of Colu. Seeking to free his people from the Tyrants and repay the debt owed Colu by his traitorous father, Vril Dox II leads a team of former Alliance prisoners into the Tyrant's headquarters. 1st app. Stealth. Coluan bioscans identify Strata as "male" and Stealth as as "unknown." NOTE: Stealth will become Brainiac 5's ancestral grandmother. L.E.G.I.O.N. #1 (Feb. 1989)
The team successfully shuts down the Tyrants' mainframe. L.E.G.I.O.N. #2 (Mar. 1989)
Without the Tyrants to guide it, Coluan society self-destructs. In orbit, the Tyrants assume a humanoid form and begin planning revenge. To prevent them from returning, Dox blows up the old mainframe. Garryn Bek and Lyrissa Mallor leave the team for their homes; but upon accidentally killing one of Lobo's space dolphins, they return to Colu. Lobo then sets out to find the dolphin's killer. Notes: In the 30th Century, the Computer Tyrants became the villain Pulsar Stargrave, whose first historical appearance was Superboy & the Legion #223 (Jan. 1977). L.E.G.I.O.N. #3 (Apr. 1989)
Dox replaces the Tyrants as "godfather" to his people. He contemplates forming a new police force to replace the former Green Lantern Corps. Lobo cripples the entire team, chipping some of Strata's outer hide in the process. L.E.G.I.O.N. #4 (May 1989)
Seeking a new companion, Lady Quark leaves Earth and encounters Starman, who rejects her. Soon thereafter, she meets Dagon-Ra. She initially considers him a companion, but she ultimately becomes his servant. Starman vol. 1 #8 (May 1989), L.E.G.I.O.N. #18 (Aug. 1990)
Dox contracts Lobo's services for his new police force. The agreement stipulates that Dox's team accepts responsibility for protecting Lobo's space dolphins. The others decide to stay around just to keep and eye on them. They travel to Bek's homeworld of Cairn, known galaxywide as the "drug world." There Dox plans to depose the chief drug lord, Kanis-Biz--who happens to be Bek's father-in-law. Dox secures the allegiance of Cairn's police force. L.E.G.I.O.N. #5 (June 1989)
After defeating Kanis-Biz, Dox kills him. Lobo breaks both of Bek's legs. NOTE: The letter column shows sketches of the new uniforms. L.E.G.I.O.N. #6 (July 1989)
Dox takes advantage of Lobo's ability to multiply, enabling him to destroy the remainder of Cairn's opposing drug lords. In the process, Dox secretly poisons Lobo and his clones, depowering him and removing his multiplying ability. One of the Lobo clones escapes to the planet Kannit. Stealth undergoes extreme hormonal changes, raping and killing Dox. The Computer Tyrants arrive on Talok VIII. L.E.G.I.O.N. #7 (Aug. 1989), (Lobo vol. 2 #9 (Sept. 1994)
Strata completes her "gendering" which results in a new crystalline appearance and a female designation. The Talokians begin referring to the Tyrants as Mr. Starr. 1st app. Marij'n Bek, who clones the deceased Dox. 1st app. of Lyrissa's daughter Lydea Mallor (in flashback), whom Lyrissa left behind when Talok joined the Dominators' Alliance. Lyrissa takes over leadership of the team; she and Strata begin wearing the new uniforms. NOTE: Lydea Mallor's 1st historical app. was Legion vol. 2 #289 (July 1982). L.E.G.I.O.N. #8 (Sept. 1989)
The Durlan describes Stealth as a unique lifeform and informs her she's pregnant. Shortly afterwards, the Durlan disappears forever, replaced by a mystery woman with phasing ability. Stealth officially joins the police force. NOTES: Stealth is Phantom Girl from the 30th Century. In Legion Reboot continuity (post-Zero Hour), this hero was called "Apparition," and she had three bodies, one of which became Phase. her first historical appearance was Action #276 (May 1961). L.E.G.I.O.N. #9 (Nov. 1989)
Lobo attempts to kill the new Vril Dox clone. Seeking new protectors, other worlds begin requesting contracts for police service. L.E.G.I.O.N. #10 (Dec. 1989)
Garryn Bek comes across the Emerald Eye in orbit above the planet Rishta (Bek is its first known beholder). When a band of Khunds seek asylum on Talok VIII, Mr. Starr destroys them, becoming hailed as Talok's new planetary champion. NOTE: The Emerald Eye's (and Empress') 1st historical app. was Adventure #352 (Jan. 1967). L.E.G.I.O.N. #11 (Jan. 1990)
Brainiac is reborn with cybernetic enhancements. He creates his skeletal "head ship." Action #649 (Jan. 1990)
Strata coins the team's new name: L.E.G.I.O.N. (Licensed Extra-Governmental Insterstellar Operatives Network). Dox discovers Stealth's pregnancy. Tests of Tinya yield nothing but mystery. The Emerald Eye kills Bek's entire crew. Dox exhibits great grief over the Durlan's unexplained disappearance. NOTE: This is Giffen's last issue as co-writer. L.E.G.I.O.N. #12 (Feb. 1990)
Alan Grant takes over sole writing duties
Dox runs computer simulations involving Lady Quark. Lydea Mallor is given up to the Talokian shadow god (actually Mr. Starr). Lydea is inscribed with a tribal 'S' symbol. The mystery woman takes the name Phase. L.E.G.I.O.N. #13 (Mar. 1990)
Alanna and Sardath of Rann request help in freeing Adam Strange from the evil matter transmuter Dagon-Ra. Dox sends Lobo undercover to infiltrate Dagon-Ra's pirate ring. Mr. Starr conditions Lydea Mallor to hate her mother. Strata exhibits sharp growths in response to sonic force. NOTES: Valor #4 (Feb. 1993) refers to Dagon-Ra as a native of the planet Trom. L.E.G.I.O.N. #14 (Apr. 1990)
First appearance of Garv, a new recruit, and of Dagon-Ra's minion, the Telepath. Lobo successfully infiltrates Dagon-Ra's band. Mr. Starr completes Lydea's accelerated growth, naming her Darkstar. NOTES: The Telepath's real name contains 417 syllables; his home planet is Zsiglon. L.E.G.I.O.N. #15 (May 1990)
Stealth denies Dox any custody of his child. Captain Comet is revealed as Dagon-Ra's prisoner. L.E.G.I.O.N. #16 (June 1990)
Dox removes Stealth from active duty and launches a full-scale attack on Dagon-Ra. The Telepath declares his betrayal of Dagon-Ra to Lobo. Darkstar sets out for Cairn. The Emerald Eye makes Marij'n Bek its co-beholder (and makes her thinner; she is its second known beholder). L.E.G.I.O.N. #17 (July 1990)
With the cooperation of the Telepath, Lady Quark and Captain Comet, Dagon-Ra is defeated then dies accidentally. Dox learns that his father is alive and was active on Earth. Telepath and Lady Quark are invited to join the L.E.G.I.O.N. NOTE: Kitson's last issue as penciller. L.E.G.I.O.N. #18 (Aug. 1990)
Dox invades Project Cadmus, looking for Brainiac. The L.E.G.I.O.N. pursues them, clashing with Superman. Eventually they learn Brainiac has gone to Colu. Adventures of Superman Annual #2 (1990)
Superman follows the L.E.G.I.O.N. to Colu. Brainiac ultimately escapes them both. They also learn that when Dox reestablished stability on Colu, he used an "enhanced charisma" program which makes everyone follow only him. L.E.G.I.O.N. Annual #1 (1990)
Captain Comet is offered membership, which Dox then rescinds. L.E.G.I.O.N. #19 (Sept. 1990)
When the Telepath senses danger, the team rushes to find Lyrissa in critical condition from an attack by her daughter. Telepath discovers Mr. Starr's is behind Lydea's attack and Dox dispatches the Beks and Lady Quark to Talok. On Ogen, where the Khunds have subjugated the natives, the local mayor decides to contract L.E.G.I.O.N. for help. Stealth leaves Cairn to protect her unborn child. L.E.G.I.O.N. #20 (Oct. 1990)
Lyrissa dies of extensive internal injuries. Stealth mentions that she can never return home for fear of death. L.E.G.I.O.N. #21 (Nov. 1990)
The team ventures to Talok VIII where Dox destroys Mr. Starr. Stealth finds a remote world on which to give birth. The Emerald Eye permanently abandons Marij'n Bek. L.E.G.I.O.N. #22 (Dec. 1990)
Lyrissa's funeral. To the surprise of all, Dox declares that L.E.G.I.O.N. will bring the Khund empire to its knees. L.E.G.I.O.N. #23 (Jan. 1991)
Dox discovers that the Khunds are building a "doomsday device" on Ogen, where they clash. Garv's 1st app. as a member of the core team. A relationship begins to form between Marij'n Bek and Captain Comet. L.E.G.I.O.N. #24 (Feb. 1991)
Capt. Comet and Marij'n take a stand against Dox's plan to make Lydea Mallor his puppet. Garv expresses (to himself) affection towards Strata. Stealth narrowly avoids being devoured. 1st app. Devla, a Khund military leader. NOTE: Barry Kitson returns as penciller. L.E.G.I.O.N. #25 (Mar. 1991)
Remembering the advice given to him by the Durlan on Colu, Dox aborts his plan to brainwash Lydea. The Emerald Eye permanently abandons Garryn Bek. When the L.E.G.I.O.N. gets the plans for the Khunds' doomsday device, the Khunds abandon it, fearing that Dox will sell the plans to the Dominion. L.E.G.I.O.N. #26 (Apr. 1991)
Armageddon 2001: Waverider probes the L.E.G.I.O.N.'s future, one where the Computer Tyrants possess Dox and Lady Quark. Their former teammates reunite to defeat them. 1st app. (in the possible future) of officer Cybo. NOTE: Cybo bears resemblance to the later-introduced Sergeant Megara. L.E.G.I.O.N. Annual #2 (1991)
Dox wards off potential Dominon aggressors by threatening them with the doomsday device residing on Ogen. Only Dox knows, however, that the device's plans were flawed and it will not work. Marij'n brushes off Garryn's advances. The Telepath's probe of Phase's mind reveals nothing in her past. Lydea is released, her reconditioning complete. Stealth begins going into labor. L.E.G.I.O.N. #27 (May 1991)
Stealth gives birth to a son (later named Lyrl Dox in honor in Lyrissa). Her religion teaches that "Male is a necessary evil. He will dictate the form"; Lyrl is born with Coluan features. We learn her origin and catch a shrouded glimpse of her people and her dead father. In giving birth, she takes her native, non-humanoid form. She decides to return to the L.E.G.I.O.N. L.E.G.I.O.N. #28 (June 1991)
Dox promotes Phase to second-in-command. She averts a major crisis and then makes Marij'n and Captain Comet official members. Lobo disables a smuggling run of crime boss Mr. G'odd, disappearing for awhile in the midst of the mission (he reappears in Demon #11-15). L.E.G.I.O.N. #29 (July 1991)
1st app. Maximilian G'odd, who claims to have a spy within the L.E.G.I.O.N. A membership drive yields several new "R.E.C.R.U.I.T.S.": Bertron Diib, an impervious creature; Darius, an android; Amon Hakk, a Khund; Zena Moonstruk; Ig'nea, a pyrokinetic; Borb Borbb, a teleporter; Davroth Catto, an aerialist; and Lydea Mallor. Jiv Reduu is rejected because of his weak "ballooning" power. NOTE: Reduu is a take on Chuck Taine, Bouncing Boy, from the Legion of Super-Heroes. L.E.G.I.O.N. #30 (Aug. 1991)
War of the Gods: Captain Marvel drops in unexpectedly on Lobo and Telepath. Cap's appearance ties in to War of the Gods #?. L.E.G.I.O.N. #31 (Sept. 1991)
For the second prong of his attack, G'odd hires the Ice Man to assassinate Lobo. Dox invites the new recruit, Ig'nea, on a date. Phase and Telepath try to ascertain the source to an outbreak of internal sabotage. L.E.G.I.O.N. #32 (Oct. 1991)
Darkstar learns from Stealth that she herself killed Lyrissa (a fact that Dox had shielded her from). The corruption of L.E.G.I.O.N. troops worsens, as Dox falls head-over-heels for Ig'nea. Lobo discovers one of his dolphins has been killed. L.E.G.I.O.N. #33 (Nov. 1991)
In jealousy, Lady Quark reveals feelings for Dox. The recruits convince Lydea not to leave. Under the influence of Ign'ea, Dox announces the dissolution of the L.E.G.I.O.N. The Ice Man buries lobo under a mountain of rock, believing him dead. L.E.G.I.O.N. #34 (Dec. 1991)
Lady Quark gives Phase her resignation. Stealth and Darkstar rally the members into keeping the L.E.G.I.O.N. alive, without Dox. A team is ambushed by G'odd's hired kill squad: Zyn, Dogtag, Kondor, Wreeth, Ronzin Daark & Yatini. Captain Comet saves them by manifesting new, explosive powers. Dox proposes to Ig'nea. L.E.G.I.O.N. #35 (Jan. 1992)
Phase convinces Lady Quark to stay and manages to keep the L.E.G.I.O.N. running. Dox meets Ig'nea's father... Max G'odd. L.E.G.I.O.N. #36 (Feb. 1992)
The L.E.G.I.O.N. discovers that G'odd is behind their troubles. Believing L.E.G.I.O.N. is defunct, the recruits set up their own operation. L.E.G.I.O.N. #37 (Mar. 1992)
Dox discovers Ig'nea's mental abilities and overcomes her thrall. Meanwhile, the L.E.G.I.O.N. lands on G'odd's world. The Ice Man escapes from the vengeful Lobo. L.E.G.I.O.N. #38 (Apr. 1992)
G'odd is eaten by his pet dragon, Rebel. Ig'nea escapes. Dox assures the galaxy of the L.E.G.I.O.N.'s continued operation. L.E.G.I.O.N. #39 (May 1992)
Barry Kitson begins as writer and artist
The recruits' first field mission, they investigate a murder on Enballinn involving the unaligned Kyaltec race. Garryn Bek restructures the L.E.G.I.O.N. into smaller units. He also gives Captain Comet his "blessing" to pursue a relationship with Marij'n. Quark has a vision of her dead husband, then goes on a mission with Garv to investigate a spatial anomaly. L.E.G.I.O.N. #40 (June 1992)
Stealth follows Quark and Garv to the space anomaly, fearing Dox will find her son (who resides in the Motherbeast that creates the anomaly). L.E.G.I.O.N. #41 (July 1992)
Dox leads a "goodwill" mission to Earth. But this mission is a ruse in order to recover a legendary black diamond. In the process, the power of Eclipso takes over both Lobo and Lady Quark. Dox mentions that he has agents on Earth. NOTE: The Earth agents are not revealed. Guest app. by the JLA. L.E.G.I.O.N. Annual #3 (1992)
Dox teams with Hawkman, leading mission to rescue Superman from Eclipso. Adv. of Superman Annual #4 (1992)
Stealth reveals how she learned of the Motherbeast while on the Starlag. On Arga-Prime, a team is forced to side against their own client, a racist government. L.E.G.I.O.N. #42 (L7.92)
Because L.E.G.I.O.N. failed to protect his dolphins, Lobo challenges Dox to a rematch. For the challenge, Dox chooses a complex game of chess and wins handily. Relations on Arga-Prime worsen when the evil high council poisons the planet's water. L.E.G.I.O.N. #43 (E8.92)
Lobo kills Arga's high council when they refuse to reverse their poison. Garryn Bek calls upon Hal Jordan to help evacuate the planet. Captain Comet falls to an mysterious mental attack. L.E.G.I.O.N. #44 (L8.92)
L.E.G.I.O.N. orchestrates the evacuation of millions on Arga. An alien parasite inside Comet attempts to "procreate" with Lady Quark. L.E.G.I.O.N. #45 (Sept. 1992)
The energy being reveals how he'd also been a captive of Dagon-Ra, and laid dormant inside Captain Comet ever since. The parasite is shunted into a capsule of biological matter, thwarting it's plans. L.E.G.I.O.N. #46 (Nov. 1992)
The parasite, possessing Comet and Quark's powers, flees. The evacuation of Arga is endangered when Lobo clashes with Green Lantern. L.E.G.I.O.N. #47 (Dec. 1992)
Undercover, Stealth is sold into a slavery operation headed by Ig'nea, who then learns of Lyrl's location. L.E.G.I.O.N. #48 (Jan. 1993)
Ig'nea kidnaps Lyrl with the help of a "legion" of super-villains: Electrix, Kromar, Grax, Charron, Drakkan, Prolax, Varkan and Max G'odd's former killing squad. She delivers a critical blow to Stealth and offers Lyrl in exchange for Dox. Garv speaks seriously of quitting L.E.G.I.O.N. Captain Comet breaks his relationship with Marij'n, saying his actions had been those of the alien inside him. L.E.G.I.O.N. #49 (Feb. 1993)
Mark Waid begins as co-writer
Heroes and villains clash on Bartok IV; several villains die; Darius is deactivated. Dox rescues Stealth & Lyrl but Ig'nea and the villains escape. Garv resigns. Captain Comet gets a new uniform. NOTE: Some of the villains are captured later, off-panel. Contains a back-up story called "L.E.G.I.O.N. '67," told in the style of Yellow Submarine. L.E.G.I.O.N. #50 (Mar. 1993)
The Telepath relates his origins to Lobo. His native name is abbreviated to Qi'Qi. He was a rebel who unwittingly led Dagon-Ra to his planet, resulting in the massacre of his people. L.E.G.I.O.N. #51 (Apr. 1993)
The recruits travel to Acheron in search of Darius' maker. Bertron Diib recounts Darius' origins as an abducted Earthman. Darkstar's father breaks into L.E.G.I.O.N. HQ seeking her help. L.E.G.I.O.N. #52 (May 1993)
A team attempts to stop the Talokians from sacrificing their infants to their shadow god, which grows angry in the absence of a hereditary champion. On Acheron, the recruits find that Darius is revered as a savior. L.E.G.I.O.N. #53 (E6.93)
Darius' origin: He was created by Mardok who cast him out and wiped his memories. Darius' return sparks a rebellion among the robot population. Darkstar ventures into the cave of the shadow god where she meets her (angry) ancestors. L.E.G.I.O.N. #54 (L6.93)
Jiv Reduu strikes again. Darkstar meets her mother's spirit and accepts the mantle of planetary champion; she returns to Cairn. Darius kills his creator, Mardok and stays on Acheron to lead his people. L.E.G.I.O.N. #55 (E7.93)
Garv becomes the Masked Avenger and aids Strata in catching Jiv Reduu. L.E.G.I.O.N. #56 (L7.93)
Part 1: Green Lantern Hal Jordan, the Darkstars and L.E.G.I.O.N. each encounter a member of the Triarch (Quarra, Archor & Tzodar), ancient Malthusian gods. Recently contracted by Malthus, the L.E.G.I.O.N. Discovers an ancient artifact bearing the Triarch's likenesses. DCU: Trinity #1 (Aug. 1993)
Part 2: The L.E.G.I.O.N. And Green Lantern clash over the protectorship of Malthus as the Triarch begins transforming the ground around them. Green Lantern #44 (Aug. 1993)
Part 3: Dox learns the secret of the Triach's plans and summons the Darkstars to keep Green Lantern occupied. NOTE: Barry Kitson's last issue as penciller. L.E.G.I.O.N. #57 (Aug. 1993)
Part 4: ? Darkstars #11
Part 5: Dox awakens the Controller who originally created the Triarch. Coast City is destroyed. NOTE: Coast City's destruction happens in Superman #80 and is the key event in Hal Jordan's final breakdown. Green Lantern #45 (Sept. 1993)
Part 6: Bertron Diib dies saving innocents. Dox reveals to everyone that the Triarch are not, in fact, gods. L.E.G.I.O.N. #58 (Sept. 1993)
Part 7: ? Darkstars #12
Part 8: The mad Controller orders the universe's destruction, but the Triarch learn the truth of their origins and turn on him. They restore Malthus and are gone. Dox makes a deal: The Green Lantern Corps will patrol the spaceways and aid with internal planetary affairs, the Darkstars will attend as planetary champions, and the L.E.G.I.O.N. Will serve as the first-line defense for its client worlds. When jurisdictions overlap, the three agree to cooperate. The Controllers offer Dox the position of administering the Darkstars, which he refuses... for now. Strata has a conversation with the Green Lantern Brik, who is also from Dryad. They are both surprised to discover the existence of the other's race. Brik's people live far below ground, and Strata claims to be the last of the surface Dryads. NOTE: Brik's 1st app. is Green Lantern #12 (May 1991). In the 30th Century, Dryad is destroyed by the berserk native Brika (Legionnaires #72). DCU: Trinity #2 (Sept. 1993)
Arnie Jorgensen begins as penciller
A race of phantoms begins kidnapping children on the planet Dexll. They try to trick Phase into believing she is one of them. Lyrl speaks for the first time in an adult voice. The recruits deliver the news of Diib's death to his mother. L.E.G.I.O.N. #59 (Oct. 1993)
Phase slays the demon Bhargast, who'd enslaved the phantom people by stealing their youth. These people, led by Bgztl, decide to colonize Bhargast's "phantom" dimension. Garryn Bek stows away on Comet and Marij'n's romantic vacation. NOTE: The "phantom" dimension will eventually be named "Bgztl," the home of Phase's own race. L.E.G.I.O.N. #60 (Nov. 1993)
Bloodlines: Dox assigns officer Layla to accompany Lobo to investigate a rift in space. (She keeps Lobo in line using a hypnotic totem.) Dox is contemplating moving Layla to the core team, and this is her test. Her team discovers a strange alient craft—the nest for seven alien parasites. The parasites find that only Layla is suitable as "food." Their bite renders her amnesiac, but with super-strength, and the ability to survive the vacuum of space. NOTE: Continues in Man of Steel Annual #2. Lobo Annual #1 (1993)
Bloodlines: Seeking a race of bloodthirsty aliens, the team (joined by Layla) enters a miniature universe. They meet Pax, whose bomb destroys thousands of the aliens. He leaves with the L.E.G.I.O.N., seeking to completely wipe them from existence. NOTE: Continues in Bloodbath #1. Following this, Layla joins the regular L.E.G.I.O.N. police force. L.E.G.I.O.N. Annual #4 (1993)
Bloodlines: Dox, Lobo, Layla and Pax journey to Earth to warn about the alien parasites. Bloodbath #2 (Dec. 1993)
Tom Peyer begins as writer
1st app. of Gigantus of Motus, who is given over to L.E.G.I.O.N. by his government in exchange for service. L.E.G.I.O.N. #61 (Jan. 1994)
Borbb is promoted to the core team. Stealth discovers Lyrl's advanced intelligence. Lady Quark is killed by the alien parasite, which then takes her place. L.E.G.I.O.N. #62 (Feb. 1994)
When Captain Comet discovers the truth about "Lady Quark," the alien buries him, then claims that Comet died accidentally. Lobo tussles with Superman. L.E.G.I.O.N. #63 (Mar. 1994)
While on a stakeout, a team is abducted by the Brain Bandit, who harvests Stealth's body fluids. Lyrl exhibits intelligence which rivals Dox's; Dox gives Garryn Bek's job to Lyrl. L.E.G.I.O.N. #64 (Apr. 1994)
Borbb saves everyone from death in space. Stealth mutates as a result of the Bandit's experiments. L.E.G.I.O.N. #65 (Jan. 1994)
Strata becomes the Leather Rose to track down the Masked Avenger. Garv proposes to Strata. Dox and Stealth's child is officially named Lyrl (in honor of Lyrissa). "Lady Quark" forces the Telepath to corroborate its story. L.E.G.I.O.N. #66 (Jan. 1994)
Pax delivers the eulogy at Comet's memorial on Cairn. Marij'n has a vision of Comet's true fate. On Ith'kaa, Captain Comet digs himself out, expecting to be rescued soon. Lyrl possess Darkstar with a modified version of Dox's enhanced charisma program. L.E.G.I.O.N. #67 (Jan. 1994)
Comet becomes leader of the Ith'kaans. In the span of six months, their society will progress from primitive to space age. R.E.B.E.L.S. #11 (Sept. 1995)
Racial tensions (triggered by Lyrl) ignite between natives of Cairn and the refugee Argites. "Jo Nah" appears on Cairn. NOTE: This version of Ultra Boy is later explained as a creation of the Time Trapper. L.E.G.I.O.N. #68 (Jan. 1994)
Zero Hour: Lyrl adds the recruits and Telepath to his sphere of control. Phase meets "Jo Nah." In the wake of the "Zero Hour," she claims to remember meeting him but remains uncertain about her past. Strata announces her engagement. Dox figures out Lyrl's plans and attempts to strip him of authority. NOTES: Phase's scene is shown in flashback in Legion of Super-Heroes #100. Legion #105 suggests that this Ultra Boy was from a pocket universe created by the Time Trapper. L.E.G.I.O.N. #69 (Aug. 1994), Legion vol. 4 #100 (Jan. 1998)
Zero Hour: Lyrl transmits his charisma program to all L.E.G.I.O.N. personnel. Phase leaves with JO Nah, but stays on Cairn at the last second. Mari'j'n kills the alien parasite. Garv and Strata marry, but Strata is forced to flee with the core team to escape Lyrl; they commandeer a mysterious new ship. This team of "R.E.B.E.L.S." manages to kidnap Telepath (who remains under Lyrl's control). L.E.G.I.O.N. #70 (Sept. 1994)
Lobo meets his surviving clone (from L.E.G.I.O.N. #7). Only one walks away from their fight. NOTE: If the survivor was indeed the clone, then Lobo once again has the ability to duplicate himself (because this clone was never poisoned). Lobo vol. 2 #9 (Sept. 1994?)
Elseworlds: A tale with Lobo as agent 007. Another story portrays the team in the style of the Silver Age Legion of Super-Heroes with Brainiac 2, Telepathy Lad, Silent Girl, Comet Boy, Ghost Girl, Crystal Queen, Lobo Lad & Lass Quark; this tale mimics the Legion's 1st appearance and the death of Lightning Lad. Also: L.E.G.I.O.N. #90210, L.E.G.I.O.N. by Gaslight and others. L.E.G.I.O.N. Annual #5 (1994)
Parallax begins a campaign to reshape the universe in his own image, starting a wave of temporal distortion that begins to unravel time from the end of the universe backwards. The temporal devastation escalates, destroying all of time except for a handful of heroes at the Vanishing Point. With the help of the Spectre, Parallax is stopped from remaking the universe in his own image. The universe is restarted at the Dawn of Time, causing historical changes and anomalies. NOTE: The Legion's 30th century history is completely rewritten with this event, affecting the L.E.G.I.O.N.'s previous meetings with its members. This mostly calls Phase, the Durlan's and Lar Gand's histories into question. Zero Hour #5-0 (Sept. 1994)
Zero Hour: R.E.B.E.L.S. vol. 1
The R.E.B.E.L.S. steal supplies from L.E.G.I.O.N. ships. Lyrl changes their official history. R.E.B.E.L.S. #0 (Oct. 1994)
The new Green Lantern, Kyle Rayner, crosses both Doxes on his way through space. Garv willingly signs on to help Lyrl bring in the R.E.B.E.L.S.. NOTE: Green Lantern's appearance in this tale is immediately after Green Lantern #0. The letter column explains how Phase's identity as Enya Wazzo was scrapped in order to continue using the character. R.E.B.E.L.S. #1 (Nov. 1994)
Derec Aucoin begins as penciller
Dox crash lands on Crell, putting them in the middle of a dangerous criminal operation. R.E.B.E.L.S. #2 (Dec. 1994)
The captive Telepath is wounded by a L.E.G.I.O.N. officer. Dox discovers that their ship feeds off the mind's alpha waves. Three R.E.B.E.L.S. are captured. R.E.B.E.L.S. #3 (Jan. 1995)
Phase frees the captive R.E.B.E.L.S.. Dox "plugs in" to the ship and communicates. Lyrl strong-arms the planet Ontaeus into subscribing to his services. In saving his life, Dox indentures Telepath once again to his services. R.E.B.E.L.S. #4 (Feb. 1995)
The R.E.B.E.L.S. try to stop Lyrl's massacre on Ontaeus, but flee in defeat. R.E.B.E.L.S. #5 (Mar. 1995)
In a fight, Dox finally relieves Lobo any obligation to him. On Raxull, John Sin of the Blood Circle saves Dox from the bounty-seeking Redec. NOTES: This is Lobo's last appearance in this series. R.E.B.E.L.S. #6 (Apr. 1995)
Sin rescues Dox from a L.E.G.I.O.N. attack and gives him a powerful, addictive anti-pain drug. Finding Dox's severed finger, everyone believes that he is dead. When L.E.G.I.O.N. clients begin to pressure Lyrl about poor service, Lyrl invites 87 leaders to mourn Dox's death. Marij'n begins to figure out Lyrl's mind control methods. R.E.B.E.L.S. #7 (May 1995)
The R.E.B.E.L.S. name their impervious ship the Diib. Lyrl brainwashes the gathered world leaders. On Gant, Dox aids the Blood Circle in a mission to destroy the Worldbank. Therein he meets Mr. Zimm and Mr. Qigly. R.E.B.E.L.S. #8 (June 1995)
Garv and Strata are reunited just as Marij'n frees the planetary leaders from Lyrl's mind control. This prompts L.E.G.I.O.N. To destroy the space platform where the meeting takes place, and blames the deaths on the R.E.B.E.L.S.. Thinking Dox has failed his mission, Sin sends in Ig'nea to finish the job. R.E.B.E.L.S. #9 (July 1995)
Lyrl adopts a suit of body armor. Ig'nea is seemingly killed in the Worldbank's destruction. Dox is reunited with the R.E.B.E.L.S.; he and Stealth kiss for the first time. Captain Comet returns to Cairn, unaware of the recent changes. R.E.B.E.L.S. #10 (Aug. 1995)
Comet explains how he led the Ith'kaans from primitive to space age in the span of six months. Marij'n is converted by Lyrl, but Comet liberates her. The 87 planets whose leaders were killed hire the Ice Man to kill Stealth. R.E.B.E.L.S. #11 (Sept. 1995)
Strata again coins her team's name: R.E.B.E.L.S. (Revolutionary Elite Brigade to Eradicate L.E.G.I.O.N. Supremacy). The Ice Man's energies are sucked into the R.E.B.E.L.S.' ship. R.E.B.E.L.S. #12 (Oct. 1995)
Underworld Unleashed: Sensing Neron's summons, the Ice Man pilots the Diib to Earth. Dox also makes a deal with Neron, to both destroy the Ice Man and regain control of the L.E.G.I.O.N. Lydea experiences a momentary break in the mind control. NOTE: This may be when Phase loses her touchstone on Earth; it is her last visit before noticing its absence. R.E.B.E.L.S. #13 (Nov. 1995)
Dox reveals Neron's advice: "Lyrl Dox cannot be defeated... until you remember whose son he is." The R.E.B.E.L.S. land on Devan 6 just as Lyrl's mind control wave washes over them. 1st app. of Devan's Presidential Guardsman. R.E.B.E.L.S. #14 (Dec. 1995)
The Presidential Guardsman escapes the mind control wave along with the R.E.B.E.L.S.; he joins them as the Diib teleports them to it's homeworld — 10 billion years into the past! It's creators, the Kregors, eliminate Dox's drug addiction. Ultimately Borbb must remain with the Kregors in an arrangement to let the rest of the team go. Dox wonders if in fact the Kregors' disembodied brains were the forerunners of all organic life. NOTE: Dox deduces that extreme pain can enable one to avoid the mind control. R.E.B.E.L.S. #15 (Jan. 1996)
Comet frees and deputizes the Argites on Cairn. Dox shoots himself and Stealth to induce pain just as another wave passes over them. R.E.B.E.L.S. #16 (Feb. 1996)
Dox defeats Lyrl by heeding Neron's advice and administering a drug which affects Lyrl's maternal biology. Lyrl is thereafter stripped of his advanced intelligence; he will relearn as he grows. Captain Comet reforms the L.E.G.I.O.N., canceling all previous contracts in order to allow clients to rejoin at their own will. Vril Dox II retires, choosing to look after Lyrl and take up botany; he reveals: "I persuaded Neron to attach the debt to my bloodline. It comes due in, oh, about 1000 years." NOTES: Final issue. In Legion Reboot continuity, this curse affected Brainiac 4. R.E.B.E.L.S. #17 (Mar. 1996)

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