LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES
Part 6: 2984-2986 (Legion vol. 2)
IntroductionMembers1: 20th Century 2: 20th-29th Century 3: Early 30th Century 4: Adventure & Action 5: Superboy & the Legion 6: Legion v.27: Legion v.3 8: Legion v.4
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|Legion Time||Comments||Issue #|
|Roy Thomas begins as writer|
| The Legion meets
an oddly familiar hero called Reflecto. Grimbor surrounds the Earth
with giant energy-chains. NOTES: Brainiac
5 mentions that Yod is another name for his homeworld, Colu; both names
were used in previous stories. Cover
by George Pérez.
GLORITH REALITY: The Legion meets a new hero calling himself Reflecto (the original Reflecto, a Rimborian hero named Stig Ah, applied for Legion membership at the same time as Ultra Boy). The original, Glorith-reality Reflecto first appeared in Legion v.4 Annual #1 (1990).
|Legion v.2 #277 (July 1981)|
|The Legion battles Grimbor. NOTE: Cover by George Pérez.||Legion v.2 #278 (Aug. 1981)|
| The Legion defeats
Grimbor and discovers that Reflecto is Superboy in disguise, apparently
suffering from amnesia. NOTE: Cover
by George Pérez.
GLORITH REALITY: Reflecto is revealed as Ultra Boy.
|Legion v.2 #279 (Sept. 1981)|
| Superboy regains
consciousness, believing that he is Ultra Boy! The Legion travels back
to Superboy's era to discover the truth, where they are taunted by the
Time Trapper. NOTE: Cover
by George Pérez.
GLORITH REALITY: The Legion has not yet met Superboy and does not visit the 20th century at this time.
|Legion v.2 #280 (Oct. 1981)|
|atman helps the Legion
and Rond Vidar stop a terrorist bombing. Post-Crisis and Glorith Reality: It is unclear
if any version of these events takes place. NOTES: This story takes place concurrently
with Legion v.2 #280 (Oct. 1981).
POST-CRISIS AND GLORITH REALITIES: No similar events.
|Brave & the Bold #179 (Oct. 1981)|
| In the 20th century,
the Legionnaires battle (and
destroy) the Molecule Master and visit 20th century Bgztl. NOTES: The history of 20th
century Bgztl shown here and in #282 is different from the post-Crisis
history shown in L.E.G.I.O.N. #59-60 (10-11.93). Cover
by George Pérez.
GLORITH REALITY: Probably no similar events.
|Legion v.2 #281 (Nov. 1981)|
| The time-traveling
Legionnaires find Ultra Boy and learn how his mind was switched with Superboy's.
Molecule Master is revealed as a pawn of the Time Trapper. Superboy resumes
Legion membership. NOTES: This convoluted story was intended to
justify the Reflecto statue seen in the Adult Legion story in Adventure
Comics #354 (Mar. 1967).
GLORITH REALITY: No similar events.
|Legion v.2 #282 (Dec. 1981)|
| The Legion captures the Time Trapper and imprisons him in an inertron
globe on Takron-Galtos. NOTES: These
events took place concurrently with Legion v.2 #283 (Jan. 1982).
GLORITH REALITY: No similar events.
|(Legion v.2 #291, 9.82)|
|Legion Academy students Crystal Kid, Lamprey, and Nightwind are rejected again by the Legion. Wildfire tells them his origin.||Legion v.2 #283 (Jan. 1982)|
|Paul Levitz begins as writer (2nd tenure) Keith Giffen begins as penciller|
|While visiting Medicus One to have Dr. Gym'll perform plastic surgery on Brin's face, Timber Wolf and Light Lass defeat Organus. Karate Kid and Projectra begin a leave of absence and Bouncing Boy and Duo Damsel return to reserve status.||Legion v.2 #284 (Feb. 1982)|
Legion is summoned to the 20th century by Jimmy Olsen to help Superman
stop Mongul, who is attacking the solar system with a Sun-Eater. Wildfire
destroys the Sun-Eater by releasing his anti-energy into its core. NOTES: Mongul first
appeared in DC Comics Presents #27 (Nov. 1980)
POST-CRISIS AND GLORITH REALITIES: No similar events.
|DC Comics Presents #43 (Mar. 1982)|
|The Legion battles Khunds on Nullport, Earth's orbital starship yards, and meets Nullport's manager, H'Hrnath. Projectra's father, King Voxv, dies of a heart attack, making Projectra queen of Orando. Dream Girl has a solo mission on Naltor. NOTES: First appearance of the new Mark 594 Legion cruiser.||Legion v.2 #285 (Mar. 1982)|
|Shrinking Violet is kidnapped by Imskian terrorists and replaced by a Durlan actress named Yera.||(Legion v.2 #304, 11.83)|
|While the rest of the Legion battles Dr. Regulus, Chameleon Boy leads Shrinking Violet and Timber Wolf on an unauthorized Espionage Squad mission to Khundia. Projectra's claim to the throne of Orando is challenged by her cousin Pharoxx.||Legion v.2 #286 (Apr. 1982)|
|During a ceremony to award medals to all of the Legionnaires born on Earth, President of Earth Marte Allon is turned to glass by an accomplice of the now-deceased Tarik the Mute. NOTES: This mostly reprint digest has a featurette showcasing new Legion costume designs by George Pérez. Only those for Blok, Cosmic Boy, Duo Damsel, Projectra, Shadow Lass, Timber Wolf were eventually used.||Best of DC Digest #24 (May 1982)|
|Lightning Lad resigns as leader and is replaced by Element Lad. Colossal Boy and Saturn Girl are shot down on an unauthorized rescue mission to Khundia. The Espionage Squad confronts the Khundian warrior Kharlak. Meanwhile, Mon-El and Shadow Lass investigate a mysterious, uncharted planet and unknowingly awaken Darkseid. NOTES: First appearance of the distorter. This was the first 30th century appearance of Darkseid, although he is not named in this story. Darkseid's first appearance was in Jimmy Olsen #134 (Dec. 1970).||Legion v.2 #287 (May 1982)|
|Dec 19||After defeating her cousin Pharoxx and her grandmother, the sorceress Hagga, Projectra becomes Queen of Orando. She and Karate Kid opt for reserve status. On Khundia, the lost Legionnaires are reunited and Colossal Boy and Shrinking Violet share an intimate moment. Earthgov erects the polymer shield around the Earth.||Legion v.2 #288 (June 1982)|
|The lost Legionnaires are rescued. On Apokolips, Darkseid creates his five Servants of Darkness: twisted clones of his sons Orion and Kalibak, Superman, a Guardian of Oa, and Shadow Lass's ancestor Lydea Mallor. Brainiac 5 removes Matter-Eater Lad from the asylum to treat him himself. NOTES: In this issue only, Blok wears the costume from Best of DC Digest #24 (May 1982). First appearance of the Legion's transparent space suits (transuits).||Legion v.2 #289 (July 1982)|
|Science Police Chief Kimball Zendak appoints Shvaughn Erin as Legion liaison. Brainiac 5 uses Computo to try to cure Danielle Foccart of a rare neurological disorder. Instead, Computo possesses her mind and seizes control of Legion HQ. Danielle's brother, Jacques Foccart, becomes Invisible Kid II to defeat Computo. One of Darkseid's servants is destroyed by Earth's defenses. NOTES: The 2995 Sourcebook gives the date of Invisible Kid II's Legion admission as November 29. However, the events of this story take place after Projectra's coronation, which the sourcebook lists as taking place on December 19. This story contains the first reference to Earthgov's "no Green Lanterns" policy.||Legion v.2 Annual #1 (1982)|
Legion travels to the 20th century to help Superman and Batman defeat Amalgamax. NOTES: This
story probably took place immediately before the Great Darkness
POST-CRISIS AND GLORITH REALITIES: No similar events.
|World's Finest #284 (Oct. 1982)|
|THE GREAT DARKNESS SAGA|
|Jan||Darkseid's Servants of Darkness steal mystic artifacts from Earth and Talok VIII: the Wand of Mentachem, the sword Excalibur, and the Orb of Oranthax. Chameleon Boy is arrested and charged with starting a war with the Khunds. Lightning Lad is hospitalized. Cosmic Boy and Saturn Girl get new costumes. First appearances of Antonio Stefanacci (curator of California's Museum of Mystic Arts) and Metropolis tour guide Oli-3 Queen (a descendant of Green Arrow). NOTES: The Wand of Mentachem, created by the villainous Matter Master, first appeared in Brave and the Bold #35 (May 1961). Supergirl unearthed the sword Excalibur in Action Comics #276 (May 1961). In this issue only, Invisible Kid appears in a white costume (instead of yellow).||Legion v.2 #290 (Aug. 1982)|
| The Legion
learns that one of Darkseid's servants is a clone of Shadow Lass's
ancestor, Lydea Mallor. On Avalon and Takron Galtos, Darkseid and his
servants steal power from Mordru and the Time Trapper. Superboy returns
home to celebrate his foster parents' wedding anniversary. Saturn Girl
realizes that the Kents are destined to die in Superboy's near future.
Dream Girl is elected leader and enlists the help of the White Witch. NOTES: This is the first reference to Lydea Mallor. Her first actual appearance was DC Challenge #10 (Aug. 1986), which is not part of DC continuity. Her first in-continuity appearance was in L.E.G.I.O.N. #12
(Feb. 1990). Invisible Kid's costume changes permanently to yellow in this story.
GLORITH REALITY: The Legion has not yet met Superboy.
|Legion v.2 #291 (Sept. 1982)|
|Chameleon Boy is convicted of treason and sent to Takron-Galtos. On Zerox, the Legion battles three of the Servants of Darkness. Mon-El realizes who Darkseid is, but is left comatose. By probing his mind, Darkseid learns of Daxam. The Council of Teachers casts a spell to defeat the Darkness: a mysterious child appears.||Legion v.2 #292 (Oct. 1982)|
|R.J. Brande visits Chameleon Boy on Takron-Galtos. Darkseid seizes control of the population of Daxam, which he exchanges with Apokolips, putting Daxam under a yellow sun. The Legion learns who their opponent really is.||Legion v.2 #293 (Nov. 1982)|
|Feb 3||Darkseid's Daxamite army
is unleashed on the United Planets. The Legion calls on their reserve
members, Supergirl, the Substitute Heroes, the Heroes of Lallor, the
Wanderers, and Dev-Em for help. On Takron-Galtos, Chameleon Boy is stalked
by Ol-Vir. The mysterious child magically matures into Highfather
(first 30th century appearance), who restores the Orion-clone to his true form. Darkseid destroys Orion, but loses control of the population of Daxam and is forced to retreat. White Witch joins the Legion. Light Lass decides to leave the Legion, and Supergirl departs to return to her own time. NOTES: Highfather and Orion first appeared in New Gods v.1 #1 (1971).
POST-CRISIS: Supergirl is not a Legionnaire.
GLORITH REALITY: Neither Supergirl nor Superboy takes part in this adventure; their places are taken by Laurel Gand and Valor.
|Legion v.2 #294 (Dec. 1982)|
|Feb 5||Light Lass resigns. Timber Wolf and Blok watch a tape of the Legion's first encounter with the Green Lantern called Vidar (who later became Universo).||Legion v.2 #295 (Jan. 1983)|
|Mon-El and Shadow Lass visit the Science Asteroid in the Asteroid Archipelago. Brainiac 5 cures Matter-Eater Lad's insanity, Karate Kid proposes to Projectra, and Chameleon Boy is pardoned, only to discover that he has lost his powers. Meanwhile, Cosmic Boy's family is the victim of "fireballing," a terrorist nuclear attack. NOTES: The statue of the dead Shadow Woman that appeared in the Adult Legion story in Adventure #354 (Mar. 1967) said she died defending the Science Asteroid.||Legion v.2 #296 (Feb. 1983)|
|Cosmic Boy and Night Girl learn that Rokk's mother, Ewa Krinn, is dead and his father and brother are hospitalized. Matter-Eater Lad returns to Bismoll to resume his political career.||Legion v.2 #297 (Mar. 1983)|
|Apr 7||Colossal Boy marries Yera, who is still disguised as Shrinking Violet. Duplicate Boy has a violent confrontation with Colossal Boy. He backs off when realizes that "Violet" isn't who she appears to be, but he does not tell anyone that Violet is an imposter. Blok, Dawnstar, Invisible Kid, White Witch, and Wildfire battle Kharlak on the Asteroid Archipelago. Invisible Kid vanishes. Blok adopts a new costume. Element Lad gets close to Shvaughn Erin, while Chameleon Boy and R.J. Brande prepare to return to Durla to restore Cham's powers. Note: Contains 1st app. and preview to the new series, Amethyst series.||Legion v.2 #298 (Apr. 1983)|
|The White Witch defeats Kharlak. Invisible Kid and Wildfire find themselves in another dimension, where they meet a figure claiming to be Lyle Norg (Invisible Kid I). Invisible Kid II realizes that he can teleport; he and Wildfire reappear on Orando. The Heroes of Lallor and Dev-Em help to repair Weber's World after the Daxamite attack. On the Science Asteroid, Shadow Lass puts on Caucasian body makeup and calls herself "Shadow Woman."||Legion v.2 #299 (May 1983)|
| Karate Kid pays a last
visit to the 20th century to invite Iris Jacobs to his wedding. She angrily
refuses. Karate Kid and Batman defeat Pulsar.
POST-CRISIS AND GLORITH REALITIES: It is unclear if these events (or any of the events of Karate Kid's sojourn in the 20th century) took place in post-Crisis or Glorith-reality continuity.
|Brave & the Bold #198 (May 1983)|
|Brainiac 5 and Rond Vidar help Ferro Lad's twin brother, Douglas Nolan, who has visions of alternate realities. He ultimately vanishes into one of those realities. Shadow Lass and Mon-El defend the Science Asteroid from a Khundish Stalker, a unique humanoid starship. NOTES: First actual appearance of Douglas Nolan, who first appeared in the Adult Legion story in Adventure #354-355 (3-4.67). This is also our first glimpse of his disfigured face. This story established that the events of the Adult Legion stories, including the death of "Shadow Woman," took place in alternate Legion timelines, not the true future of the Legion.||Legion v.2 #300 (June 1983)|
|Chameleon Boy and R.J.
Brande return to Durla, where Cham regains his powers; Brande decides not
to. Karate Kid announces his imminent wedding, Proty II films the
rededication of Legion HQ, Supergirl decides to spend some time in the
30th century, and the Legion meets Science Police officer Gigi
Cusimano, an old friend of Colossal Boy. Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy,
Element Lad, Shadow Lass, Shrinking Violet, and Timber Wolf get new
POST-CRISIS: Supergirl is not a Legionnaire and does not visit the 30th century at this time.
GLORITH REALITY: Laurel Gand's Legion membership was not interrupted during this period; she never left the 30th century.
|Legion v.2 #301 (July 1983)|
| Superman pursues Ambush Bug to the 30th Century and struggles to apprehend him with the help of the Legion of Substitute Heroes and the new Legion of Substitute Heroes Auxiliary (Antennae Lad and Double-Header). Infectious Lass and Porcupine Pete are shown to have recently joined the Subs.
POST-CRISIS: No similar events.
|DC Comics Presents #59 (July 1983)|
|Dream Girl takes a team to help rebuild Daxam. Lightning Lad battles Lightning Lord, Element Lad and Shvaughn Erin travel to Imsk looking for information about Shrinking Violet, and the Legion battles the Emerald Empress on Weber's World.||Legion v.2 #302 (Aug. 1983)|
|The Legion defeats the Emerald Empress on Weber's World and captures Ontiir, who is revealed as a Dark Circle agent. Sun Boy's jaw is broken. Ultra Boy resigns as deputy leader.||Legion v.2 #303 (Sept. 1983)|
|Jun 11||Karate Kid and Queen Projectra are married on Orando and resign from the Legion. En route to the wedding, several Legionnaires are thrown back in time to Earth in 210 B.C., where they encounter Durlans posing as the Roman gods. Element Lad and Shvaughn Erin miss the wedding. NOTES: Dream Girl prophecies that the nuclear war that ravaged Durla would take place soon. It is unclear if the trip to ancient Earth took place post-Crisis. According to the Time Trapper in Legion v.3 #38 (Sept. 1987), almost all of the Legion's trips to the past were to the Pocket Universe, not the real universe, and there were no Durlans in the Pocket Universe.||Legion v.2 Annual #2 (1983)|
|Legion Academy students Comet Queen, Crystal Kid, Shadow Kid, Jed Rikane, Lamprey, Laurel Kent, Magnetic Kid (Pol Krinn), and Nightwind apply for the Legion, but are rejected. Element Lad and Shvaughn Erin reveal to Brainiac 5 and Chameleon Boy that "Shrinking Violet" is an imposter. Dawnstar takes a leave of absence to search for her soul-mate.||Legion v.2 #304 (Oct. 1983)|
|On Imsk, Yera's impersonation of Shrinking Violet is revealed. The Legion rescues the real Violet from Micro Lad, Sun Emperor, and a group of terrorists operating on Imsk. Colossal Boy decides to stay with Yera despite her deception.||Legion v.2 #305 (Nov. 1983)|
|Star Boy recounts his early days to Wildfire. Element Lad is elected leader; Dream Girl becomes deputy.||Legion v.2 #306 (Dec. 1983)|
|Peace talks between the U.P. and the Khunds are disrupted by the mysterious Prophet. Lightning Lad and Saturn Girl tell Cosmic Boy that Imra is pregnant. First appearance of the Gil'dishpan race.||Legion v.2 #307 (Jan. 1984)|
|The Prophet battles the Legion on Khundia and tries to explain his origin and purpose. Colossal Boy introduces Yera to his parents.||Legion v.2 #308 (Feb. 1984)|
|Omen arrives on Khundia. On Earth, Brainiac 5 struggles to free Danielle Foccart from Computo, while on Orando, Projectra and Karate Kid battle Projectra's cousin, Pharoxx.||Legion v.2 #309 (Mar. 1984)|
|The Legion battles Omen on Khundia. Blok is injured and disfigured. Brainiac 5 continues trying to cure Danielle Foccart. Lyle Norg apparently returns from a parallel dimension that he believes was hell.||Legion v.2 #310 (Apr. 1984)|
|A thief named Nylor Truggs steals the Dial H for Hero Dial from the Metropolis Museum of Heroes and Legends. He escapes into Superboy's time and allies himself with Lex Luthor, with the Legion in hot pursuit. Post-Crisis and Glorith Reality: No similar events. NOTES: First 30th century appearance of the H-Dial, which first appeared in House of Mystery #158 (Jan. 1966). This story takes place after the Omen/Prophet saga.||New Adventures of Superboy #50 (Feb. 1984)|
|Brainiac 5 finally cures Danielle Foccart, destroying Legion HQ in the process. The HQ immediately reconstructed, now with a tamed Computo as its majordomo. Flynt Brojj makes a brief visit. Meanwhile, Wildfire goes to Starhaven looking for Dawnstar.||Legion v.2 #311 (May 1984)|
Violet returns to active duty, sporting a new costume. Superboy & the Legion help the Science Police apprehend a mad bomber. Danielle Foccart is released, and displays the first signs of
GLORITH REALITY: Superboy is not a Legionnaire at this time.
|Legion v.2 #312 (June 1984)|
|The Legion helps the Science Police investigate a threat against Marte Allon, the President of Earth. Meanwhile, other Legionnaires help to rebuild the planet Daxam. Shrinking Violet dumps Duplicate Boy, angry that he did not reveal his knowledge that Yera was impersonating her.||Legion v.2 #313 (July 1984)|
|THE LEGION OF SUPER-VILLAINS|
|Vacationing on Ventura with Star Boy, Dream Girl foresees the death of a Legionnaire. The Legionnaires battle Micro Lad and Radiation Roy, while Ol-Vir frees Chameleon Chief, Sun Emperor, Zymyr, Terrus, and other villains from Takron-Galtos.||Legion v.3 #1 (Aug. 1984)|
|Supergirl, Brainiac 5, and Sun Boy escort Ontiir for trial, but he escapes by teleporting into Dark Circle territory. Back on Earth, Blok watches a holo-tape about the history of the White Witch. Post-Crisis and Glorith Reality: No Supergirl. NOTES: Legion v.2 changes its title to Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes with this issue.||Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes #314 (Aug. 1984)|
|Supergirl, Brainiac 5, and Sun Boy battle the Dark Circle. S.P. Chief Zendak kills Ontiir when he refuses to surrender. Supergirl decides to leave the Legion again to return to the 20th century. On Earth, Blok continues learning about the White Witch's past. Post-Crisis and Glorith Reality: No Supergirl.||Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes #315 (Sept. 1984)|
|The new Legion of Super-Villains steals Earth's polymer shield and transfers it to Orando, where they defeat Projectra and Karate Kid. First appearance of the teen Cosmic King (Laevar Bolto of Venus). NOTES: An adult version of Cosmic King first appeared in Superman #147 (Aug. 1961). Who's Who in the Legion #4 (Aug. 1988) indicates that the Legion did meet older versions of Cosmic King, Lightning Lord, and Saturn Queen, who were apparently from an alternate future timeline.||Legion v.3 #2 (Sept. 1984)|
|Nov 7||Lightning Lad defeats Lars Hanscom (Starfinger). The Legion is temporarily reunited on Zerox, where they prevent a group of Mordru's followers from freeing the wizard from his imprisonment. Lightning Lad and Saturn Girl's son, Graym Ranzz, is born on Medicus One. Graym's twin, Garridan Ranzz, is teleported from Imra's womb by Darkseid, who sends him back in time and transforms him into Validus. Garth and Imra are unaware that they have a second son or that he has disappeared.||Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes Annual #3 (1984)|
|Light Lass is captured by Lightning Lord. The LSV, led by Nemesis Kid, warps Orando out of Earth's dimension. Marte Allon announces her resignation as President of Earth.||Legion v.3 #3 (Oct. 1984)|
|Nov 12||Light Lass regains her original lightning powers. Mortally wounded by Nemesis Kid, Karate Kid sacrifices his life to destroy the LSV's dimension-warping equipment.||Legion v.3 #4 (Nov. 1984)|
|The LSV is defeated. Projectra kills Nemesis Kid and resigns from the Legion, choosing not to return Orando to Earth's dimension. Element Lad, Chameleon Boy, Phantom Girl, Ultra Boy, and Shrinking Violet are lost between dimensions.||Legion v.3 #5 (Dec. 1984)|
|Cosmic Boy, Night Girl, and the Substitute Heroes are almost lost in space, but are rescued by the Legion Academy students. Lightning Lad and Saturn Girl take a leave of absence. Invisible Kid and Lyle Norg return to the dream dimension where Jacques found Lyle. Blok learns how Mysa became the Hag.||Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes #316 (Oct. 1984)|
|Wildfire appears in the Dream Dimension with Jacques and Lyle. "Lyle" is revealed to be a demon, not the real Lyle Norg; Jacques and Wildfire narrowly escape its dimension. Meanwhile, Dev-Em infiltrates the Dark Circle, and the Heroes of Lallor help Duplicate Boy regain his confidence after being dumped by Shrinking Violet.||Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes #317 (Nov. 1984)|
|While the Legionnaires on Earth search for their missing comrades, Mon-El and Shadow Lass go to Talok VIII to help Grev Mallor against the Persuader and Lady Memory, who forces Mon-El to relive his millennium in the Phantom Zone.||Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes #318 (Dec. 1984)|
|Ayla Ranzz defeats Lightning Lord and decides to rejoin the Legion, once again calling herself Lightning Lass.||Legion v.3 #6 (Jan. 1985)|
|The Legion defeats Lady Memory and the Persuader on Talok VIII, and Dev-Em makes his next move against the Dark Circle.||Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes #319 (Jan. 1985)|
|Nov 15||Lightning Lass rejoins the Legion. The lost Legionnaires (Element Lad, Chameleon Boy, Phantom Girl, Ultra Boy, and Shrinking Violet) find themselves on a planet in limbo, where a Controller is building a new Sun-Eater. A Metropolis private detective is murdered. The Science Police discovers that he was a descendant of the Batman.||Legion v.3 #7 (Feb. 1985)|
|Universo hires Magpie (Merg Gaterra of Angtu) to steal his Hypno-Stone from Legion headquarters.||Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes #320 (Feb. 1985)|
|Laurel Kent is shot. The lost Legionnaires destroy the Controller's world and the immature Sun-Eater. They are sent back in time to Superman's era. Post-Crisis and Glorith Reality: The lost Legionnaires are not sent back in time.||Legion v.3 #8 (Mar. 1985)|
|The time-lost Phantom Girl, Ultra Boy, Element Lad, Chameleon Boy, and Shrinking Violet appear in Superman's era and help him battle Brainiac. POST-CRISIS: No similar events.||DC Comics Presents #80 (Apr. 1985)|
|Dawnstar and Brainiac 5 crash on the planet Exile. Dawnstar finds herself drawn to a native priest called Jhodan. Brainiac 5 finds evidence that Exile may have been settled by 24th-century Terrans.||Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes #321 (Mar. 1985)|
|The five lost Legionnaires return home. R.J. Brande meets with a group of Proteans, Blok gets a new costume, and Timber Wolf learns that he is the heir to Karate Kid's estate. The bullet used to shoot Laurel Kent is discovered to be Kryptonite. First appearance of Legion Academy student Ganglios (later called Tellus).||Legion v.3 #9 (Apr. 1985)|
|Attempting to discover who tried to kill Laurel Kent with a Kryptonite bullet, the Legionnaires trace the weapon to a murder on Thanagar (of two Hawk Police descended from the Hawkman/Katar Hol). Brainiac 5 connects it to the murder of a private detective on Winath (a descendant of Batman). All targets are descendants of the original Justice League. After thwarting attempts on the lives of Oli-3 Queen (descendant of Green Arrow) and Don and Dawn Allen (children of the Flash) by a robotic assassin, the Legionnaires discover that the robot was created by the JLA's old foe, Professor Ivo, who is still alive in a cold sleep facility from which he awakens only a few days a year. Chameleon Boy speculates that Ivo may have killed many JLA descendants over the centuries. Dvron invites Laurel Kent to join the Science Police. NOTES: Don and Dawn Allen first appeared (as the "Tornado Twins") in Adventure #373, Professor Ivo in Brave and the Bold #30 (July 1960). The "kill" markings on Ivo's robotic assassin strongly imply that it has also recently killed a descendant of Green Lantern, although that point is not otherwise mentioned. Laurel's remarks to Dvron here suggest that there was at least one other Kryptonian descendant of Superman operating on Earth, albeit not for some time.
POST-CRISIS: Laurel Kent's peculiar reluctance to cooperate with the Legion's investigation of the attempt on her life is because she is actually a Manhunter android (Legion v.3 #42); it's unclear if the original Laurel was also a Manhunter (although it's possible) or a descendant of Superman as she claimed.
|Legion v.3 Annual #1 (1985)|
|Brainiac 5 finds more 24th-century Terran artifacts on Exile, while Dawnstar runs afoul of the natives. The Dark Circle discovers Dev-Em's attempt to infiltrate their ranks.||Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes #322 (Apr. 1985)|
|Election day on Earth: the Legion protects the candidates from Khundian attackers and Mojai Desai becomes President of Earth, unaware that his aide, Vid Gupta, is secretly Universo. Invisible Kid's mysterious teleportation power accidentally kills the Khund warrior Wharlik. Cosmic Boy takes leave of absence and Timber Wolf meets with the Sensei to discuss Karate Kid's last wishes.||Legion v.3 #10 (May 1985)|
|Brainiac 5 and Dawnstar leave Exile after realizing that the germs they carry are causing an epidemic. Dawnstar bids a sad farewell to Jhodan, promising to one day return. The Dark Circle captures Dev-Em.||Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes #323 (May 1985)|
| The three
Legion founders release the men who originally tried to assassinate R.J.
Brande. Superboy discusses rejoining. Bouncing Boy tells him that history
records that he never returned to active membership. Comet Queen tells
Bouncing Boy how she got her powers.
GLORITH REALITY: The Legion has not yet met Superboy.
|Legion v.3 #11 (June 1985)|
|Near the borders of the Dark Circle Alliance, the Legion battles powerful new Dark Circle warriors who they quickly discover are clones of Dev-Em.||Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes #324 (June 1985)|
|The Legion of Substitute Heroes visits Bismoll, where they help Tenzil Kem defeat Pulsar Stargrave and manage to thoroughly humiliate Gigi Cusimano, their new Science Police liaison officer. Polar Boy has second thoughts about the Substitute Heroes.||Legion of Substitute Heroes Special (1985)|
|Dec 30||Saturn Girl, Lightning Lad and Cosmic Boy resign. Element Lad is re-elected leader, Timber Wolf gets a new costume, and Flynt Brojj makes his third visit to Legion HQ.||Legion v.3 #12 (July 1985)|
|The Legionnaires rescue Dev-Em from the Dark Circle; the White Witch destroys his clones. Ontiir is revealed to be one of the masters of the Dark Circle: the Ontiir killed earlier was apparently one of his clones. Dev-Em adopts a new costume and declines an invitation to join the Legion. Mon-El remarks that Kryptonians and Daxamites are apparently from similar stock. Daxamites believe that Krypton was once "seeded" from Daxam, although it might have been the other way around. NOTES: In the post-Crisis universe, the genetic and historical connections between Kryptonians and Daxamites, if there are any, are unknown. This was the last all-new issue of Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes. It subsequently reprints stories from Legion of Super-Heroes v.3, beginning with #1.||Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes #325 (July 1985)|
|Following the instructions in Karate Kid's will, Timber Wolf and the Sensei go on a quest to the savage planet Lythyl, where they meet its overlords, including Myg (who later becomes Karate Kid II). The Legion holds try-outs for applicants, including Energy Boy (Sharles Gluck of Ventura), and Blok gets a new costume.||Legion v.3 #13 (Aug. 1985)|
|Feb 1||Magnetic Kid (Pol Krinn), Polar Boy, Quislet, and Tellus (former Academy student Ganglios) join the Legion. Comet Queen, Mentalla (Deyla Castill of Titan), and Power Boy (Jed Rikane) are rejected. Saturn Girl asks the Legion to admit the masked Sensor Girl, although they don't know her true identity (Projectra). Dev-Em declines an offer of membership. First appearance of applicants Tiger Girl and the Skreaks. NOTES: Polar Boy's eventual membership in the Legion of Super-Heroes was foretold in the Adult Legion story in Adventure #354 (Mar. 1967). Paul Levitz originally intended for Sensor Girl to be Supergirl (Kara Zor-El), until his Editor squashed the plan.||Legion v.3 #14 (Sept. 1985)|
|Timber Wolf and the
Sensei leave Lythyl after fulfilling Karate Kid's last request, taking Myg
with them. They pay their respects to Karate Kid on Shanghalla. The Legion
battles Dr. Regulus. Brainiac 5 notes that the next day is the 1,000-year
anniversary of Supergirl's death.
POST-CRISIS AND GLORITH REALITH: The ultimate fate of Supergirl (Matrix), who was never a Legionnaire, is unknown.
|Legion v.3 #15 (Oct. 1985)|
|After descendants of Hawkman are murdered on Thanagar and someone tries to kill Oli-3 Queen (a descendant of Green Arrow) and Don and Dawn Allen (children of the Flash), Brainiac 5 deduces that these crimes, the murder of the private detective (a descendant of Batman), and the shooting of Laurel Kent are being carried out by the Justice League's old foe, Professor Ivo. NOTES: Professor Ivo first appeared in Brave and the Bold #30 (July 1960).||Legion v.3 Annual #1 (1985)|
|While the Legion attends
the baptism of Graym Ranzz, Rond Vidar and Circadia Senius comfort
Brainiac 5 on the anniversary of Supergirl's death. Brainy laments the
inevitable paradoxes that would result if he were to try to change history
to save her.
POST-CRISIS AND GLORITH REALITH: Supergirl (Matrix) was never a Legionnaire, never met the pre-Zero Hour Brainiac 5, and was not created until after the Crisis. Her ultimate fate is unknown.
|Legion v.3 #16 (Nov. 1985)|
|THE CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS|
Earths are destroyed by waves of anti-matter. Dawnstar is drawn to the
20th century to join the Monitor's army.
POST-CRISIS: The positive-matter universe is threatened by waves of anti-matter; no multiple Earths.
|Crisis #1 (Apr. 1985)|
|All eras of history are swept by waves of anti-matter. Legion reservist Kid Psycho is killed.||Crisis #3 (June 1985)|
|The five surviving Earths
are left partially merged, causing various time eras to overlap. The
Legion helps to stem the tide of chaos.
POST-CRISIS: Various time eras overlap. There are no multiple Earths.
|Crisis #5-6 (8-9.85)|
|A team of the most powerful heroes, including Superman, Supergirl, Mon-El, and Wildfire, takes the battle to the Anti-Matter Universe. Supergirl dies fighting the Anti-Monitor.
POST-CRISIS: Supergirl (Matrix) does not yet exist.
|Crisis #7 (Oct. 1985)|
|Leland McCauley hires assassins to kill R.J. Brande after Brande holds a secret meeting with Proty II. Brande opts to disappear and take up a quieter life. Brainiac 5 analyzes Invisible Kid's teleportation powers.||Legion v.3 #17 (Dec. 1985)|
|Led by Lex Luthor and
Brainiac, an army of super-villains, including Cosmic King, Dr. Regulus,
Lightning Lord, Mano, Persuader, and Validus, attempts to conquer the five
POST-CRISIS: No Brainiac or alternate Earths. Lex Luthor's involvement in these events is unknown.
|Crisis #9 (Dec. 1985)|
| Time paradoxes caused by the Crisis on Infinite Earths begin to affect people's memories. Kid Psycho is buried on Shanghalla, but the Legionnaires don't remember how he died. Takron-Galtos is hit by a wave of anti-matter. Validus and the Time Trapper disappear just before its destruction. While trying to shield their time from the Crisis, Rond Vidar and Brainiac 5 accidentally summons the Infinite Man. The White Witch returns him to human form, but the loss of his power leaves the 30th century more vulnerable to the changes in history.
GLORITH REALITY: The Legion is not yet aware of the Time Trapper's existence, nor had he been captured prior to these events.
|Legion v.3 #18 (Jan. 1986)|
|The Spectre battles the Anti-Monitor at the Dawn of Time. The universe fades to white and is recreated with a new, unified history. Many people and events, including Supergirl (Kara Zor-El) and Superman's career as Superboy, subsequently cease to exist and are no longer remembered in the recreated universe.||Crisis #10-11 (Jan.–Feb. 1986)|
|POST-CRISIS: After escaping
Takron-Galtos, the Time Trapper returns to the distant future, where he is
destroyed for his failure by the real Trapper. The Trapper's agents
in the 30th century kidnap Garth and Imra Ranzz's son. Garth, Imra, and
Rokk Krinn pursue him to the Trapper's citadel at the end of time, where
the Trapper attempts to drive Garth mad.
GLORITH REALITY: No similar events. The Legion is not yet aware of the Time Trapper's existence.
|Legionnaires Three #1–4 (Feb.–May 1986)|
|Chameleon Boy, Element Lad, Phantom Girl, Shrinking Violet, and Ultra Boy are kidnapped by the Controllers, who tell them they must destroy Tyrraz, home of Tyr. The baby Sun-Eater they recently destroyed was to have been used to stop the war-world. On Earth, Invisible Kid asks Dr. Gym'll to remove his uncontrollable teleportation powers. NOTES: The Legionnaires destroyed the Sun-Eater in Legion v.3 #8 (Mar. 1985).||Legion v.3 #19 (Feb. 1986)|
|The Legionnaires manage to stop Tyrraz without destroying it. Colossal Boy and Yera throw a Halloween party.||Legion v.3 #20 (Mar. 1986)|
|The Emerald Empress frees the Persuader. Mon-El realizes that his anti-lead serum is losing its potency. Wildfire learns more about new Legionnaire Quislet.||Legion v.3 #21 (Apr. 1986)|
|Labyrinth becomes the U.P.'s new prison planet. The Restorer attacks the Time Institute, seriously injuring Rond Vidar. The villain is defeated by the Legion, but his mind is wiped before he can reveal the identity of his master — Universo. The relationship between Lightning Lass and Shrinking Violet takes a new turn: Violet remarks, "I've changed my whole life, Ayla — how about you?"||Legion v.3 #22 (May 1986)|
|POST-CRISIS: Cosmic Boy and Night
Girl set out for a vacation in the 20th century. The Legion visits
Superboy's time for help with Mon-El's lead poisoning, which has forced
his return to the Phantom Zone. They experience severe time-storms.
Chronarch Circadia Senius remarks that time travel is becoming even more
GLORITH REALITY: No similar events.
|Legion v.3 #23 (June 1986)|
|Mentalla, a student at the Legion Academy, mysteriously disappears. The Emerald Empress recruits Flare (Ray Sah of Rimbor) to join her new Fatal Five. Element Lad asks Sensor Girl to reveal her true identity, but she refuses. Lightning Lass and Timber Wolf agree to remain friends, although their romantic relationship is over.||Legion v.3 #24 (July 1986)|
|The Legion faces the new Fatal Five: Emerald Empress, Flare, Mentalla, the Persuader, and Caress (Chi Tsan of Earth). Sensor Girl is revealed as Projectra.||Legion v.3 #25 (Aug. 1986)|
|Mentalla helps the Legion against the Fatal Five and is killed by the Emerald Empress. Projectra defeats the Persuader and explains why she became Sensor Girl. Meanwhile, the White Witch departs to return to the Sorcerer's World.||Legion v.3 #26 (Sept. 1986)|
|POST-CRISIS: Circadia Senius discovers the remains of Rip Hunter's Time Bubble, containing remnants of Brainiac 5's force field belt and flight ring. Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, and Ultra Boy travel back to 20th-century Metropolis to investigate and meet Booster Gold. Brainy deliberately leaves his belt and ring in the past, where they will eventually find their way into the Space Museum, to avoid changing history. NOTES: These events take place concurrently with Legion v.3 #27 (Oct. 1986) and Cosmic Boy's visit to the 20th Century (Cosmic Boy #1–4). This story is an odd minor anomaly in post-Crisis Legion continuity. The Legionnaires here seem far more conversant with the history of the real post-Crisis 20th century (including the nuclear war that will take place in the relatively near future) than is implied by the Cosmic Boy mini-series, published only a few months later. That story (and subsequent Legion stories of this era) strongly suggested that most, if not all, of the Legion's previous trips to the past were actually to the Time Trapper's Pocket Universe and that 30th century historians' understanding of the real history of this era was therefore sketchy and highly suspect.||Booster Gold #8-9 (9-10.86)|
|Projectra renounces the throne of Orando and is officially readmitted to the Legion as Sensor Girl. Colossal Boy and Yera visit the Allons, while Element Lad and Shvaughn Erin visit Trom. On Zerox, the White Witch and the Council of Teachers free Mordru and strip him of most of his power.||Legion v.3 #27 (Oct. 1986)|
|The Legion battles Ol-Vir and Validus on Rimbor. Saturn Girl realizes that Validus is her son and pleads with Darkseid to restore him to normal. Darkseid destroys Ol-Vir and turns Validus back into Garridan Ranzz.||Legion v.3 Annual #2 (1986)|
|Oct 24||Atmos, the new champion of Xanthu, mysteriously disappears. Star Boy resigns and returns to Xanthu to take his place.||Legion v.3 #28 (Nov. 1986)|
|Lars Hanscom, the original Starfinger, is murdered by Starfinger II. Ambassador Relnic, under the control of Universo, asks Mon-El, Ultra Boy, and Blok to accompany him to peace talks with the Dominion.||Legion v.3 #29 (Dec. 1986)|
|Tellus, Quislet, the White Witch, and Wildfire visit Hykraius to investigate Atmos's disappearance. Brainiac 5 is told that Rond Vidar has died in the hospital.||Legion v.3 #30 (Jan. 1987)|
|Sensor Girl relates an old adventure she had with Ferro Lad and Karate Kid. NOTES: A statue of Supergirl is seen among the Legion memorials. This is the last specific mention of Supergirl in the post-Crisis Legion stories and is basically an anomaly. In post-Crisis continuity, Kara Zor-El never existed and Supergirl (Matrix) was not a member of the Legion.||Legion v.3 #31 (Feb. 1987)|