Legion Time Comments Issue #
Part 1: Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Dream Girl, and Saturn Girl wake up to find themselves prisoners on an unknown planet along with other heroes, including Gas Girl, Energax (Hisshkul of Chisshagh), Mibel, Silver Sword (Trebia Rijleigh of Buenapar), Xera (Xera Kharindot of Manna-5), and a Green Lantern from Xudar. Meanwhile, Universo seizes control of Earth and disbands the Legion. Legion v.3 #32 (Mar. 1987)
Part 2: The Legionnaires free their fellow prisoners, including Atmos, from Universo's control and stage an escape. Ambassador Relnic, also under Universo's control, tries to provoke a war between the U.P. and the Dominion. Legion v.3 #33 (Apr. 1987)
Part 3: Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Dream Girl, and Saturn Girl return to Earth and discover Universo's plot. Mon-El, Ultra Boy, and Blok are returned to Earth from Dominion space. Legion v.3 #34 (May 87)
Mar 26 Part 4: The four Legion escapes are forced to fight their comrades, all of whom are under Universo's domination. Saturn Girl singlehandedly defeats Universo, breaking his hypnotic control. She rejoins the Legion. Legion v.3 #35 (June 1987)
Legends: POST-CRISIS: Attempting to return home from their ill-fated vacation in the 20th century, Cosmic Boy and Night Girl find themselves at the End of Time, where they narrowly escape the minions of the Time Trapper. The Trapper lets them return to their own era, but warns them that "the next occasion when a Legionnaire dares break the time barrier will be the last." GLORITH REALITY: No similar events. The Legion is not yet aware of the Time Trapper's existence. NOTES: These events directly follow those of Cosmic Boy #3 (Feb. 1987), which is set in the 20th century. This story was the first to reveal that Superboy and Krypto were pawns of the Time Trapper in post-Crisis continuity. Cosmic Boy #4 (Mar. 1987)
Apr 21 POST-CRISIS: Saturn Girl reveals that Universo planned to attack Oa with a super-powered army. Element Lad resigns as leader; Polar Boy is elected in his place. Brainiac 5 mourns the apparent death of Rond Vidar while Quislet teaches Wildfire how to contain his energy without his suit. Cosmic Boy and Night Girl return from their 20th century "vacation" with grim news: the Time Trapper has apparently altered 20th century history so that Superboy never existed. First appearance of Metropolis Tonight holo-vid reporter Marella Tao. GLORITH REALITY:The Legion is not yet aware of the existence of either Superboy or the Time Trapper. Legion v.3 #36 (July 1987)
Jul 4 GLORITH REALITY ONLY: Superboy appears in the 30th century and meets the Legionnaires, who have never seen him before — their history has no record that Superman ever was Superboy. Superboy is admitted to the Legion. NOTES: These events were never depicted in an actual story. They were shown briefly in flashback in this issue and described in the 2995 Sourcebook. (Adv. of Superman #478, May 1991)
POST-CRISIS: The Legion attempts to break through the Iron Curtain of Time to confront the Time Trapper. They are instead shunted back to the Pocket Universe in the 20th century, where Superboy attacks them. GLORITH REALITY: Superboy invites the Legionnaires back to his own time, where he ambushes them. Legion v.3 #37 (Aug. 1987)
Blok, Brainiac 5, Invisible Kid, and Sun Boy escape Superboy's time and try to return to the 30th century for reinforcements, but are instead diverted to the real universe in Superman's time. Superman v.2 #8 (Aug. 1987)
The Legionnaires and the real Superman appear in Smallville, where Superman clashes with Superboy and Krypto. Superboy confesses that he has been forced to cooperate with the Time Trapper. NOTES: This story first revealed how the Trapper created the Pocket Universe. Action #591 (Aug. 1987)
Jul 20 POST-CRISIS: Superboy and the Legionnaires confront the Time Trapper. Superboy sacrifices himself to save the Pocket Universe. He dies in Mon-El's arms after returning with the Legion to the 30th century. His funeral is attended by billions. GLORITH REALITY: This is the Legion's first encounter with the Time Trapper. They believe him to be Glorith in disguise. NOTES: Saturn Girl describes the Glorith-reality version of these events in Adventures of Superman #476 (May 1991). Legion v.3 #38 (Sept. 1987)
POST-CRISIS: Brainiac 5, Duo Damsel, Mon-El, and Saturn Girl form an honor guard to transport Superboy's body to Shanghalla for interment. They agree that the four of them will avenge Superboy's death by destroying the Time Trapper once and for all. GLORITH REALITY: No similar events. (Legion v.3 #49, Aug. 1988)
Gigi Cusimano is promoted to chief of the Science Police's Mars detachment and recalls her Academy days with Gim Allon (Colossal Boy). Legion v.3 #39 (Oct. 1987)
Cosmic Boy organizes a new Legion of Substitute Heroes, including Bouncing Boy, Comet Queen, Duo Damsel, Myg (now Karate Kid II), and Night Girl. They thwart a Dominion plot to destroy Weber's World. First appearance of Visi-Lad (Rhent Ustin of Earth), the Westerner (Timthy Santoza of Earth), and several unnamed Academy students. Legion v.3 Annual #3 (1987)
Legion headquarters is attacked by Starfinger II. Legion v.3 #40 (Nov. 1987)
The Legion clashes with Starfinger II and his super-powered minions, Starlight and Starbright. Colossal Boy is wounded. Legion v.3 #41 (Dec. 1987)
Millennium: Laurel Kent reveals herself to be a Manhunter android, intent on destroying the Chosen selected in the 20th century as the next step in mankind's evolution. Legion v.3 #42 (Jan. 1988)
Millennium: Laurel Kent self-destructs after learning that there is no longer any trace of the Chosen on Earth. Chameleon Boy disguises himself as Rimborian Mo Seh and sets out to infiltrate Starfinger's organization. Atmos tries to join the Legion. Legion v.3 #43 (Feb. 1988)
Oct 27 Sussa Paka (Spider Girl) is released from Labyrinth. *
Jan 1 GLORITH REALITY ONLY: Glorith wipes out the entire population of the planet Daxam to ensure that no one else will enslave its inhabitants as Darkseid did. Laurel Gand, Valor, and Dev-Em are among the few surviving Daxamites. NOTES: Glorith refers to a recent Dominion plot to mind-control the inhabitants of Daxam; that plot was not mentioned in any other story. (Legion v.4 Annual #1, 1990)
Atmos demonstrates his powers for the Legion. Wildfire and Quislet visit Quislet's native dimension, Teall. Wildfire learns how Quislet came to Earth and discovers that Quislet is now a wanted criminal in Teall, both for the theft of the exploration ship and for displaying a socially unacceptable degree of individuality. They manage to escape back to Earth. Meanwhile, on Ventura, the Luck Lords monitor the Ranzz family. NOTES: Bogus Luck Lords appeared in Adventure Comics #343 (Apr. 1966). This was the first appearance of the genuine article. Legion v.3 #44 (Mar. 1988)
The Luck Lords review the ill-starred life of Garth Ranzz and manipulate Lightning Lord into trying to kill him. The Legionnaires review Atmos's application for membership and Brainiac 5 works on a mysterious project. Legion v.3 #45 (Apr. 1988)
POST-CRISIS: Still disguised as Mo Seh, Chameleon Boy joins Starfinger's gang. Atmos is rejected by the Legion. Brainiac 5, Duo Damsel, Mon-El, and Saturn Girl organize a conspiracy to avenge Superboy. GLORITH REALITY: Brainiac 5, Duo Damsel, Laurel Gand, Saturn Girl, and Valor conspire against Glorith to avenge the destruction of Daxam. Legion v.3 #46 (May 1988)
On Rimbor, Chameleon Boy gets closer to Starfinger. Tellus warns Magnetic Kid and Sensor Girl of the conspiracy within the Legion. Sensor Girl confronts Brainiac 5 about it. Legion v.3 #47 (June 1988)
The Wanderers are murdered by the deranged wife of the Controller Clonus and her mutated clone children. (Wanderers #5, Oct. 1988)
The Controller Clonus discovers the dead bodies of the Wanderers. He creates clones of all of them except Celebrand, each possessing the memories of the originals, but with upgraded powers. Some of them adopt new identities: Dartalg becomes Dartalon, Elvo becomes Elvar, Immorto becomes Re-Animage and Ornitho becomes Aviax. Re-Animage becomes the group's new leader. Wanderers #1 (June 1988)
Chameleon Boy discovers Colossal Boy trying to infiltrate Starfinger's lair. On Earth, Brainiac 5 nearly destroys Legion HQ when he tries to power his experiment with a tiny white dwarf star. Legion v.3 #48 (July 1988)
Starfinger attempts to destroy the Legionnaires through their flight rings. He discovers Chameleon Boy and Colossal Boy in his headquarters. Sensor Girl, who recognizes the goal of the Legion conspiracy, discovers that Rond Vidar is still alive. POST-CRISIS: Rond Vidar joins Brainiac 5's efforts to break the Iron Curtain of Time and attack the Time Trapper. GLORITH REALITY: Rond joins the conspiracy against Glorith. Legion v.3 #49 (Aug. 1988) (Legion v.4 Annual #1, 1990)
Lightning Lass, Wildfire, and the White Witch meet the new Wanderers. Wanderers #3 (Aug. 1988)
Feb 4 POST-CRISIS: Brainiac 5 and Rond Vidar turn Jaxon Rugarth back into the Infinite Man, hoping to use his power to break the time barrier. Although Brainiac and several other Legionnaires argue that Rugarth is clinically brain dead anyway, the White Witch is appalled by their actions and resigns in disgust. GLORITH REALITY: Brainiac 5, Rond Vidar, and the White Witch manage to separate the Infinite Man from Jaxon Rugarth and banish the Infinite Man into the time stream, although Rugarth remains unresponsive and apparently brain-dead. The Witch resigns from the Legion due to the growing atmosphere of mistrust created by the conspiracy against Glorith. NOTES: The Glorith-reality version of these events is recounted in a brief entry in the 2995 Legion of Super-Heroes Sourcebook and alluded to in Legion of Superheroes v.4 #60 (Aug. 1994), when Brainiac 5 and Rond Vidar refer to the Infinite Man as having been lost in time. Legion v.3 #50 (Sept. 1988)
Feb 6 POST-CRISIS: Using the Infinite Man's power, Brainiac 5, Duo Damsel, Mon-El, Saturn Girl, and Rond Vidar break through the Iron Curtain of Time to confront the Time Trapper at the End of Time. The Trapper incapacitates Saturn Girl, kills Duo Damsel's second body, severely wounds Mon-El, and is only momentarily distracted by Rond Vidar, who reveals that he is now a Green Lantern. The Infinite Man carries the Time Trapper back through the Dawn of Time to his apparent destruction. GLORITH REALITY: Brainiac 5, Duo Damsel, Laurel Gand, Saturn Girl, Valor, and Rond Vidar confront Glorith to avenge destruction of Daxam. Glorith reduces Duo Damsel's second body to and ages Valor almost to the point of death, but the sorceress, distracted by her belated realization that Ultra Boy manipulated her into her earlier clash with Mordru, is wounded by Laurel Gand and forced to retreat into the timestream. Glorith vows revenge on Jo Nah. NOTES: The Glorith-reality version of these events is shown in flashback in Legion v.4 Annual #1. Legion v.3 #50 (Sept. 1988), (Legion v.4 Annual #1, 1990)
The Wanderers solve the mystery of their own murders. They are deputized as agents of the United Planets. Wanderers #5 (Oct. 1988)
Feb 12 GLORITH REALITY ONLY: Brainiac 5 discovers that the personality of Eltro Gand still exists within Valor's mind, causing much of Valor's recent erractic behavior. Valor regains control of his own mind, greatly improving his morale and health. NOTES: Eltro's mind was overlaid on his cousin's when he sacrificed himself to "resurrect" Lar in Action Comics #384 (Jan. 1970). (Legion v.4 #6, Apr. 1990)
Feb 15 POST-CRISIS: Brainiac 5 is tried for violating the Legion Code in the apparent destruction of the Time Trapper and the Infinite Man. Although he is ultimately acquitted, he resigns anyway. Before returning to Colu, he creates a new humanoid body for Computo (which looks unnervingly like a miniature Validus) and gives Luornu Durgo his force field belt. Meanwhile, Shadow Lass departs for Daxam in search of medical help for Mon-El, Grev Mallor leaves the Legion Academy to return to Talok VII, Lightning Lass and Magnetic Kid capture a renegade Khund called Garak of the Glow, and Phantom Girl (sporting a new costume) organizes a group to search for the still-missing Chameleon Boy. GLORITH REALITY: Brainiac 5 is tried for insubordination for his attack on Glorith. He resigns in disgust after secretly imbuing Luornu with force field powers. His relationship with Laurel Gand comes to a messy end when she refuses to return to Colu with him. Legion v.3 #51 (Oct. 1988)
Feb 29 POST-CRISIS: Polar Boy asks Dream Girl to take Brainiac 5's place as the Legion's "chief scientist," but she refuses. Doctors on Daxam manage to stabilize Mon-El's condition, but are unable to reverse the damage to his invulnerable body. Shadow Lass marries him in a Talokian ritual, amputating the tip of her left pinky finger. On Earth, Blok gets a new costume, laments being perhaps the last silicon-based intelligence left in the galaxy, and makes a mysterious new friend. On Braal, Magnetic Kid, Tellus, and Lightning Lass investigate mysterious quakes caused by a Gil'dishpan called Hywyndr. Lightning Lass flirts aggressively with Magnetic Kid, who is flustered by her advances. GLORITH REALITY: Shadow Lass marries Valor, who has fully recovered from his injuries. NOTES: These events take place contemporaneously with the first story in Legion v.3 Annual #4. Legion v.3 #52 (Nov. 1988)
Phantom Girl, Dawnstar, Invisible Kid, and Shrinking Violet search for Chameleon Boy, unaware that he and Colossal Boy have been captured by Starfinger II. After deliberately re-injuring Colossal Boy's wounded leg, Starfinger reveals that he is really Char Burrane, a petty criminal Gim Allon and Gigi Cusimano had arrested as Science Police cadets. Burrane explains how he discovered the ring and the hidden world within it and murdered the previous Starfinger. His operation is subsequently destroyed and Cham and Colossal Boy rescued by the Legionnaires and the Science Police, but Starfinger escapes by disappearing into his ring, which is impounded by the Science Police. Meanwhile, Dream Girl takes a leave of absence to go to Xanthu with Atmos, with whom she has become inexplicably infatuated. NOTES: Gim and Gigi's arrest of Char Burrane was recounted in the flashback story in Legion v.3 #39 (Oct. 1987). The origins of Starfinger's ring were never revealed; Starlight and Starbright, Starfinger's two female servants, were apparently djinn-like beings existing within the ring. Legion v.3 Annual #4 (1988)
Lighting Lass, Magnetic Kid, and Tellus prevent Hwyndyr from reshaping the planet Braal. Shadow Lass and Mon-El leave Daxam and are attacked by Khundish warriors. Garak of the Glow is transported to Labyrinth. GLORITH REALITY: Shadow Lass and Valor are attacked by Khunds. Legion v.3 #53 (Dec. 1988)
Polar Boy distributes new uniforms. The Legionnaires are dispatched to Labyrinth to stop a mass prison break engineered by Garak of the Glow, but while they recapture escaped members of the Legion of Super-Villains, Garak manages to escape with the Emerald Empress. Legion v.3 #54 (Win. 1988)
On Zerox, the White Witch declines the Teachers' request to carry a message to Earth, sending Sarvisa and his familiar instead. She agrees to train Harlak, a young Khundish apprentice. On Colu, Brainiac 5 learns that the government will not permit him to continue his experiments with time travel while on Xanthu, Dream Girl finds herself more and more captivated by Atmos. Meanwhile, as Blok finds his body changing in unexplained ways, he is captured by his new friend, who is actually a servant of the Inquisitor. NOTES: Coluans' average lifespan is said to be 600 years. The "house" of Brainiac is said to be a noble lineage on Colu, a sharp contrast with Brainy's early pre-Crisis appearances, where he was ashamed of his villainous ancestor. Legion v.3 #55 (Hol. 1988)
POST-CRISIS: As the Legion pursues the Emerald Empress on Manna-8, Shadow Lass travels to Verzwei in search of a miracle cure for Mon-El. She and Mon are also captured by the Inquisitor, who is searching for the secrets of immortality. They escape with Blok's help. Meanwhile, Dawnstar and Wildfire attempt a physical relationship, but find that Dawnstar still cannot touch Wildfire's new energy body without suffering burns. GLORITH REALITY: Valor is not injured. Legion v.3 #56 (Jan. 1989)
The Inquisitor is slain by the Emerald Empress for his failure to help her become immortal and free herself from the Emerald Eye. She continues her quest on Earth, where she attacks the Pan-African University and clashes with Invisible Kid II. In Metropolis, Sarvisa leaves an urgent message with Antonio Stefanacci of the Museum of Mystic Arts, as Wildfire and Dawnstar decide to once again go their separate ways. Legion v.3 #57 (Feb. 1989)
Jan 1 Despite his still-injured Leg, Colossal Boy returns to active status as the Emerald Empress battles the Legion to a standstill on Earth and Trom. Quislet manages to stymie her by possessing the Emerald Eye, but she retaliates by destroying Quislet's ship, forcing Quislet to return permanently to Teall. The Empress confronts Sensor Girl and begs for her to free her from the Emerald Eye. Sensor Girl blinds the Eye to Sarya's existence and the Empress immediately dies, apparently of extreme old age. NOTES: Quislet's ultimate fate was never established. Since Quislet was a wanted criminal in its home dimension (as established in issue #44), Wildfire feared, perhaps rightly, that Quislet would be executed by its people after returning home. Legion v.3 #58 (Mar. 1989)
Jan Medical student Richard Kent Shakespeare is exposed to a mutagenic virus, causing him to develop superhuman strength, speed, and endurance. He is treated by Brainiac 5 on Colu. NOTES: It is unclear if Kent Shakespeare existed in post-Crisis continuity; he may have existed solely in the Glorith reality. Shakespeare's appearance and powers seem intended to recall the Golden Age Superman, although his history is otherwise unrelated. (Who's Who #8, Apr. 1991)
Feb 17 Mekt Ranzz returns to rehabilitation on Labyrinth. (Legion v.4 #10, 8.90)
The Wanderers create a clone of Celebrand, but vanish into a mysterious space-warp before the clone matures. They are never seen again. Wanderers #13 (Apr. 1989)
Sensor Girl, acquitted of any culpability in the Emerald Empress's unexpected suicide, is elected leader; Timber Wolf becomes deputy. Sensor Girl recalls an old adventure of the late Chemical King and the original Invisible Kid. Legion v.3 #59 (Apr. 1989)
Part 1: Gigi Cusimano becomes the new chief of Science Police Earth and Wildfire finds that with Quislet gone, he is no longer able to maintain his energy body. As the Archmage stirs deep within Zerox, bizarre events occur across the galaxy, including the appearance of previously mythical creatures. Antonio Stefanacci discovers that he now possesses real magic powers. Sarvisa's familiar delivers the Teachers' warning to Sensor Girl, confirming what she has already realized: Science is failing in favor of magic. NOTES: "Archmage" is hyphenated in the 2995 Sourcebook and several other references, but is spelled as one word in the original story. Legion v.3 #60 (May 1989)
Part 2: POST-CRISIS: Widespread rioting breaks out on Earth and elsewhere as technology begins to fail. In Legion headquarters, Computo's new body explodes. At Sensor Girl's direction, Sarvisa and Antonio Stefanacci use their magic to temporarily stabilize the laws of science on Earth, but in deep space, Mon-El apparently dies when his life support equipment loses power. Sensor Girl attempts to commune with the spirits of the dead (including the ghosts of Val Armorr, Lyle Norg, Andrew Nolan, and Condo Arlik), but the Emerald Eye destroys her Orakill ability in retaliation for her having assisted Sarya's suicide. On Zerox, the Archmage emerges from its imprisonment. GLORITH REALITY: Valor remains alive and well. Legion v.3 #61 (June 1989)
Jun 20 Part 3: Weber's World is evacuated as its systems fail. Ambassador Relnic warns that without its administrative center, the United Planets may not remain united much longer. On Colu, whose technology has almost completely collapsed, Brainiac 5 reclaims his flight ring and calls for help. The Legion travels to Zerox in search of answers and find the Sorcerers' World surrounded by a mystic barrier that can only be broken at the cost of a human life. Magnetic Kid sacrifices himself to break the barrier, unleashing the Archmage. Legion v.3 #62 (July 1989)
Jun 23 Part 4: On Xanthu, Dream Girl realizes that Atmos has been exerting some unnatural mental influence on her and that her infatuation with him was not of her own will. She knocks him senseless and returns with Star Boy to the Legion. The Legionnaires, also rejoined by Brainiac 5, arrive on the surface of Zerox, which the Teachers are evacuating, leaving only Harlak and the White Witch. With Blok's help, the Witch contacts the spirit of Amethyst, who is now the soul of Zerox, and then allows the Archmage to destroy the planet -- thereby causing himself and his magic to cease to exist. Sensor Girl commits the Legion to fixing the galactic upheavals the Archmage has caused. NOTES: This was the final issue of Legion of Super-Heroes v.3. The Gemworld and Amethyst first appeared in the Amethyst preview in Legion v.2 #298 (Apr 1983). The fact that the Gemworld later became Zerox was first established in Amethyst v.3 #1-#4 (Nov. 1987-Feb. 1988). It was never established whether Atmos was actually manipulating Dream Girl's mind, or if so, how he managed it; there was no indication in his previous or subsequent appearances that he possessed any sort of mental powers. His entry in 2995 Legion of Super-Heroes Sourcebook implies that he did, although it's not reflected in his game statistics. Legion v.3 #63 (Aug. 1989)
The Five Year Gap
Keith Giffen and Tom & Mary Bierbaum begin as writers
POST-CRISIS In the wake of Mon-El's apparent death, Tasmia Mallor returns to Talok VIII and joins the Abbey of the Ancestors, cutting herself off from the outside world. GLORITH REALITY: Shadow Lass and Valor leave U.P. space to explore the frontier. (Legion v.4 #4, Feb. 1990), (Legion v.4 #6, Apr. 1990)
Oct The destruction caused by the Magic Wars proves the last straw for the economies of Earth and the United Planets, already overextended after decades of heavy deficit spending and massive trade imbalances. The Khunds expand their empire to encroach on the U.P.'s borders. (Legion v.4 #1, Nov. 1989)
  Earth's polymer shield is dismantled. (Legion v.4 #30, June 1992)
Nov 2 Tayla Wellington is elected President of Earth. NOTES: Wellington was first mentioned as President of Earth in Legion v.4 #1 (11.89). (Legion v.4 #30, June 1992)
Nov 19 King Jonn of Pasnic is appointed High Commander of the United Planets Militia. Somi Gan (Life Lass) joins the militia, eventually rising to the rank of colonel. (Legion v.4 #8, June 1990)
Dec 14 Star Boy ends his relationship with Dream Girl. *
Jan 9 GLORITH REALITY ONLY: Laurel Gand announces her resignation from the Legion and goes off to fight the Khunds alongside Green Lantern Rond Vidar. Who's Who #2 (Sept. 1990)
Jan 19 Earthgov signs a "mutual assistance" pact with the Dominion. NOTES: Adventures of Superman #478 (May 1991) suggests that the principal reason for Earthgov's acquiescence to the Dominion was the revelation of the Dominators' "Triple Strike" contingency plan on Luna, which left Earth with little alternative. (Legion v.4 #30, June 1992)
Feb 26 Saturn Girl resign her Legion membership and returns to Winath. Brainiac 5 discovers that Garth and Imra's son Garridan Ranzz (Validus) is the carrier of the deadly Winathococcus Validus, the "Validus plague." Garth is crippled by the disease and Garridan is quarantined. Brainy dedicates himself to finding a cure. (Legion v.4 #3, Jan. 1990)
Mar 17 Former Legion Academy student Nightwind (Berta Skye Haris) becomes a Legionnaire. NOTES: Nightwind first appeared in Legion v.2 #272 (Feb. 1981). *
Mar 21 R.J. Brande, still in hiding, contacts Chameleon Boy and persuades him to take over Brande Industries with the help of Marla Latham. *
Apr 12 Chameleon Boy is appointed the new chairman of Brande Industries, resigning his Legion membership. Marla Latham becomes the company's new president and chief operating officer. (Legion v.4 #1, Nov. 1989)
Apr 13 President of Earth Tayla Wellington issues a memo to Earth's Global Council recommending that Earthgov cut off funding to the Legion and begin surveillance and harassment of the Legionnaires. (Legion v.4 #1, Nov. 1989)
Apr 14 Kent Shakespeare joins the Legion, calling himself Impulse. NOTES: Kent's Legion membership was first mentioned in Legion v.4 #12 (Oct. 1990). *
Jun 7 Faced with a crippling lack of funding and support, Chuck and Luornu Taine shut down the Legion Academy. *
Jul 6 At King Jonn's request, Chuck and Luornu Taine become Instructors General of the newly created U.P. Militia Academy. (Legion v.4 #15, Feb. 1991)
Jul 24 The beleaguered United Planets is rocked by the formal secession of Earth, whose government claims the U.P. is incapable of dealing with the current economic and political crisis. With the withdrawal of the mother world, governance of the U.P. and the Science Police is relocated to Weber's World. Chief Kimball Zendak becomes Science Police Commissioner; Gigi Cusimano is promoted to Chief. Science Police Earth becomes a separate organization with no legal or administrative connection to the U.P.'s Science Police. (Legion v.4 #13, Nov. 1990)
Sept 23 Earthgov is indicted as a human rights violator by the Human Rights Institute. *
Feb 10 Atmos belatedly becomes a Legionnaire, as does former Academy student Myg (Karate Kid II), whose past links to the brutality of Lythyl immediately become fodder for Earthgov's anti-Legion propaganda. NOTES: Myg was first mentioned as a former Legionnaire in Legion v.4 #40 (Feb. 1993). Atmos' Legion membership is puzzling (and troubling) given the end of his earlier relationship with Dream Girl (in Legion v.3 #63, Aug. 1989). If he had really been deliberately manipulating her mind, it seems very unlikely that the Legion would have accepted him as a member (particularly given their previous reservations about him) or that Nura herself would have permitted it. It's possible (as Chris Cottingham speculates in the Atmos entry on Writeups.org that his power to influence the wills of others was a subconscious ability of which he was previously unaware. (If so, one hopes he was appropriately repentant about its effects on Nura!) *
Mar 20 Sensor Girl accepts the Council of Orakills' request that she return to Orando. She resigns her Legion membership. With political pressure from Earthgov making it difficult to hold new leadership elections or make any official transfer of leadership, Timber Wolf becomes unofficial acting leader with Polar Boy as his equally unofficial deputy. *
Mar 25 Projectra formally reclaims her crown as queen of Orando and orders Orando returned to its original orbit in Earth's dimension. She renounces the additional powers she gained as Sensor Girl. (Legion v.4 #15, Feb. 1991)
Mar 30 Tinya Wazzo and Jo Nah announce their engagement, with the wedding scheduled for June 9 on Deltwan. (Legion v.4 #2, Dec. 1989)
Apr 12 POST-CRISIS: The Time Trapper exchanges Tinya Wazzo for the Durlan, sending the Durlan (later to become R.J. Brande) to Metropolis in the year 2949 and sending Tinya to 20th century Cairn to take his place. Stricken with amnesia, Tinya joins the L.E.G.I.O.N. as Phase. The Legion believes that she has died in an interdimensional accident. GLORITH REALITY: Glorith sends Tinya Wazzo's cousin, Enya Wazzo, to the 20th century, where she becomes Phase. Tinya is saved from death by the Time Trapper, who transports her to September 1, 2995, where she is reunited with Jo Nah and her SW6 counterpart. NOTES: Originally, Phase was explicitly identified in Who's Who #7 (Feb. 1991) and elsewhere as Tinya Wazzo. The revelation in L.E.G.I.O.N. #70 (Sept. 1994) that Phase was actually Tinya's previously unseen cousin Enya Wazzo appears to have been a hasty editorial improvisation to allow Phase to remain with the L.E.G.I.O.N. after the Legion's post-Zero Hour reboot. That revelation made little sense considering Glorith's original stated motivation (explained in Legion v.4 Annual #1, 1990) of punishing Jo Nah for his past interference with her plans by banishing his fiancée to another time. (It is also unclear why the Time Trapper would have used Tinya for that purpose; the Trapper had no specific grievance with either Tinya or Jo.) In any event, the Durlan's next chronological appearance is in the flashback story in Legion v.4 #8 (June 1990) and Tinya's next chronological appearance is Legion v.4 #61 (Sept. 1994). (Legion v.4 #2, Nov. 1989), (L.E.G.I.O.N. #9, Dec. 1989)
Apr 19 Frustrated with the Legion's organizational problems and the lack of opportunities for personal glory, Atmos resigns. *
May 8 Following her disappearance, the Science Police can find no trace of Tinya Wazzo and declare her dead. Jo Nah decides he can no longer remain with the Legion and resigns. (Legion v.4 #2, Dec. 1989)
May 26 Mekt Ranzz (Lightning Lord) is released from Labyrinth to continue his therapy on an outpatient basis. He joins Garth and Imra Ranzz, his brother and sister-in-law, at their farm on Winath. (Legion v.4 #3) (Jan. 1990)
May 28 With the Legion's active membership shrinking rapidly, Polar Boy recruits former Legion Academy instructor Crystal Kid (Bobb Kohan), Rimborian champion Reflecto (Stig Ah), and ex-convict Echo (Myke-4 Astor) as Legionnaires. NOTES: Crystal Kid and Echo's membership was first mentioned in Legion v.4 #28 (Apr. 1992), which is also the first appearance of the younger Echo. An adult version from an alternate timeline had previously appeared as a member of the Legion of Super-Villains in the Adult Legion story in Adventure Comics #355 (Apr. 1967). Reflecto was first mentioned in the Adult Legion story in Adventure Comics #354 (Mar. 1967) as a Legionnaire who had died in action. In pre-Crisis (and presumably post-Crisis) continuity, Reflecto was an alternate identity used by Superboy and Ultra Boy in a highly convoluted story in Legion v.2 #277–282 (July–Dec. 1981). The Glorith reality Stig Ah first appeared in flashback in Legion v.4 Annual #1 (1990) and his Legion membership was first mentioned in Legion v.4 #44 (May 1993). It is unclear if Stig Ah existed or ever became Reflecto in the previous timeline, although in the letters page of Legion v.4 #15 (Feb. 1991), Tom and Mary Bierbaum imply that he did. Crystal Kid's first appearance was in Legion v.2 #272 (Feb. 1981). *
Jun 12 Braal declares war on Imsk. Shrinking Violet resigns from the Legion to join the Imskian army, becoming a field commander. (Legion v.4 #1, Nov. 1989)
Jun 24 Rokk Krinn marries Lydda Jath (Night Girl) on the eve of his induction into the Braalian army. NOTES: Rokk and Lydda's marriage and Rokk's military service were first revealed in Legion v.4 #1 (Nov. 1989). *
Jul 5 Black Dawn: Molock Hanscom (Starfinger III) hires Dr. Regulus to destroy the sun in order to punish Earthgov for defaulting on a loan. Timber Wolf becomes more and more psychologically unstable due to the high levels of Zuunium in his system. Sun Boy takes his place as unofficial acting leader of the Legion. NOTES: Molock Hanscom is presumably the same Molock captured by the Legion and Dev-Em in Adventure Comics #320 (May 1964). According to Legion v.4 #12 (Oct. 1990), Molock is the brother of Lars Hanscom, the original Starfinger. His first appearance as Starfinger III was Legion v.4 #13 (Nov. 1990). The version of events depicted in Legion v.4 #52 has some discrepancies from the previous established timeline. (In particular, it's difficult to envision Molock Hanscom remaining legally inviolable if his accomplice was so loudly announcing Starfinger's involvement in the Black Dawn crisis!) Most of those discrepancies can probably be attributed to Brin Londo's shaky memory of the events surrounding his "Furball" transformation. (Legion v.4 #52, L. Dec. 1993), (Legion v.4 #28, Apr. 1992)
Jul 7 GLORITH REALITY ONLY: The android Molecule Master kills Reflecto with poison gas. NOTES: The death of Reflecto was "foretold" by the statue in the Adult Legion story in Adventure Comics #354 (Mar. 1967); a very different pre-Crisis account appeared in Legion v.2 #281–282 (Nov.–Dec. 1981). The origins of the Glorith-reality Molecule Master are unclear, as the original was a creation of the Time Trapper. *
Jul 23 Earthgov declares a state of emergency due to Black Dawn. Elections are suspended. (Legion v.4 #30, June 1992)
Aug 12 Wildfire sacrifices himself to stop Dr. Regulus from extinguishing the sun. Timber Wolf is severely irradiated in the battle. The radiation reacts with the Zuunium in his body, later causing him to become an inhuman creature (Furball). NOTES: The fact that Furball was really Brin Londo was first revealed in Legion v.4 #6 (Apr. 1990). (Legion v.4 #52, L. Dec. 1993)
Aug 13 Earthgov President Tayla Wellington sends a detachment of Science Police Earth officers to bring in Sun Boy and Polar Boy for debriefing on the events of Black Dawn. Thinking his comrades are being arrested, Karate Kid II intervenes and becomes a wanted fugitive. *
Aug 15 Dream Girl resigns her Legion membership to become High Seer of Naltor. Devastated by the apparent death of Wildfire and Earthgov's ongoing harassment campaign, Dawnstar and Blok also depart. (Legion v.4 #28, Apr. 1992)
Aug 17 Crystal Kid resigns his Legion membership. (Legion v.4 #28, Apr. 1992)
Aug 23 Element Lad decides that he can no longer continue as a Legionnaire in the face of Earth's growing hostility. He resigns. (Legion v.4 #28, Apr. 1992)
Aug 28 Jan Arrah breaks off his relationship with Shvaughn Erin to continue his spiritual explorations on Trom. *
Sep 1 Kent Shakespeare, who has been singled out by Earthgov as part of their ongoing campaign to discredit the Legion, has a public altercation with Science Police Earth officers. A warrant is issued for his arrest, forcing him to flee Earth. He enlists in the Braalian army. (Legion v.4 #20, July 1991)
Sep 4 Echo resigns from the Legion and leaves Earth, narrowly escaping a Science Police Earth plot to turn him over to the Khunds. Tellus also resigns. (Legion v.4 #28, Apr. 1992)
Sep 12 Lightning Lass leaves Earth and the Legion, rejoining her brothers and family on Winath. *
Sep 14 Frustrated by the stream of resignations, Sun Boy resigns both his leadership and membership in the Legion, leaving Polar Boy as temporary leader. (Legion v.4 #28, Apr. 1992)
Sep 24 Although his control of his powers remains shaky, former Substitute Hero Fire Lad (Staq Malven) becomes a full-fledged Legionnaire. NOTES: Fire Lad first appeared in Adventure Comics #306 (Mar. 1963). *
Oct 8 At Venado Bay on the planet Braal-13, the Imskian army uses a magnetic pulse weapon called the Damper, killing or maiming 7,000 Braalian soldiers, including Rokk Krinn and his friend Loomis. Rokk and Loomis lose their magnetic powers. Wounded, Rokk attacks an Imskian patrol, unaware that its leader is Salu Digby (Shrinking Violet). Vi loses her right eye in Rokk's attack. (Legion v.4 #20, July 1991)
Oct 27 After she humiliates their occupation force on Sklar, the Khundish Empire issues a bounty on Sklarian raider Brita An'nan (Kono). *
Oct 20 Former Legion Academy student Visi-Lad (Rhent Ustin) and three more former Substitutes — Chlorophyll Kid (Ral Benem), Infectious Lass (Drura Sepht), and Porcupine Pete (Peter Dursin) — are admitted to the Legion. NOTES: Chlorophyll Kid first appeared in Adventure Comics #306 (Mar. 1963), the first appearance of the Substitute Heroes. Infectious Lass and Porcupine Pete first appeared in Superboy v.1 #201 (Mar./Apr. 1974). Visi-Lad's first appearance was in Legion v.3 Annual #3 (1987). The only account of his origins was in Who's Who in the Legion #7 (Oct. 1988). *
Nov 7 Prince Evillo resumes his position as Supreme Ruler of Tartarus, which joins the United Planets. NOTES: Evillo and his "Devil's Dozen" first appeared in Adventure Comics #350–351 (Nov.–Dec. 1966). According to the 2995 Legion of Super-Heroes Sourcebook, Evillo was imprisoned after that encounter in 2978. It is unclear exactly when he was released. (Legion v.4 #14, Jan. 1991)
Nov GLORITH REALITY ONLY: Laurel Gand falls in love with Rond Vidar. *
  Thom Kallor marries Yvyya Val and becomes manager of the Naltor Dreamers batball team, which Yvyya owns. NOTES: The Naltor Dreamers were first mentioned in Adventure Comics #366 (Mar. 1968). Thom Kallor's new job was first mentioned in Legion v.4 #3 (Jan. 1990). (Legion v.4 #37) (E Dec. 1992)
Nov 27 Increasingly desperate for members, Polar Boy admits Color Kid (Ulu Vakk) and Stone Boy (Dag Wentim) to the Legion. Both are immediately met by hostility and xenophobic propaganda from Earthgov and Science Police Earth. NOTES: Stone Boy first appeared in Adventure Comics #306 (Mar. 1963). Color Kid, a former Legion reject, first appeared in Adventure Comics #342 (Mar. 1966) and joined the Substitute Heroes in DC Comics Presents #59 (July 1983). *
Dec 21 Marte Allon, Colossal Boy's mother and the former president of Earth, becomes First Advisor to Projectra on Orando. (Legion v.4 #15, Feb. 1991)
Feb Prince Evillo hires Magpie to steal the Hypno-Stone of Ouranos from an Earthgov vault. After an argument with Evillo, however, Magpie instead gives the stone to Eve Aries (Saturn Queen). NOTES: It's not entirely clear if the Saturn Queen who appears in Legion v.4 is the same one who previously traveled back in time as a member of the adult Legion of Super-Villains in Adventure Comics #331 (April 1965). Both Who's Who in the LSH #4 (Aug. 1988) and the 2995 Sourcebook indicate that she is; the latter also implies that she was part of the "young" LSV as early as 2981 (circa Superboy v.1 #208, Apr. 1975) and simply managed to avoid capture thanks to her powers. Tenzil Kem addresses her as "Saturn Queen" in Legion v.4 #14 (Jan. 1991), suggesting he knows who she is, but he seems remarkably unconcerned about her villainous past or likely intentions. (Legion v.4 #49) (E Nov. 1993)
Late Feb GLORITH REALITY ONLY: Laurel Gand visits Dawnstar on Starhaven and finds her moody and withdrawn. NOTES: Some time after this, Dawnstar's wings were cut off and she was possessed by the Bounty entity, as revealed in Legion v.4 #36 (L Nov. 1992). *
Mar 15 Former Legion reject Storm Boy (Myke Chypurz) becomes a Legionnaire. NOTES: Storm Boy first appeared in Adventure Comics #301 (Oct. 1962). *
Mar 28 Drura Sepht (Infectious Lass) goes into hiding to avoid Earthgov arrest and deportation orders. *
Barry (Bart) Allen (Impulse II), the grandson of Barry Allen (Flash II), is born to Don Allen and Carmen Johnson. Bart's super-speed powers cause him to age 12 years in his first two years of life. (Flash #92, June 1994)
Apr 9 Following the forced departure of Infectious Lass, her friends Chlorophyll Kid, Color Kid, and Porcupine Pete resign from the Legion. *
May 27 Polar Boy admits one-time Legion reject Calamity King (E. Davis Ester) to the Legion. NOTES: Calamity King first appeared in Adventure Comics #342 (Mar. 1966) *
Jun 30 Horrified by the Earthgov persecution of his comrades, Invisible Kid II (Jacques Foccart) resigns from the Legion. After attending the graduation ceremony of his sister Danielle, Jacques becomes a leader of the anti-Earthgov movement. *
Jul 6 The Legion formally disbands. Tharn, the new Sorcerer's World, restores Mordru's full power and names him Supreme Teacher in hopes that he will protect them from the Khunds. (Legion v.4 #1, Nov. 1989), (Legion v.4 #6, Apr. 1990)
Jul 29 Gim Allon (Colossal Boy) rejoins the Science Police. NOTES: As revealed in Legion v.3 #39 (Oct. 1987), Gim had been a Science Police cadet at the time of the accident that gave him his powers, although he subsequently left to join the Legion. (Legion v.4 #12, Oct. 1990)
Aug 22 Brek Bannin organizes the so-called "Pizza Hall Insurrection," speaking out against Earthgov human rights abuses. Science Police Earth arrests him as a subversive. (Legion v.4 #11, Sept. 1990)
Aug 28 On the Sorcerer's World, Mordru marries Mysa Nal, the former White Witch. On Earth, Ral Benem (Chlorophyll Kid) narrowly escapes the Science Police. NOTES: According to the first text feature in Legion v.4 #6 (Apr. 1990), Mordru and Mysa originally became involved before his power was restored in mid-2992, at a point where he seemed to no longer be evil. *
Sep 9 Depressed and broke, Dirk Morgna signs a lucrative contract with Earthgov to become the government's official liaison and public spokesperson. He is contractually barred from speaking or acting against Earthgov or the Dominion. (Legion v.4 #28, Apr. 1992)
Nov 8 Marak Russen (Atmos) applies for employment with Earthgov, hoping for a liaison position like Dirk Morgna's. Instead, the Dominion orders him sent to the Weisinger Chambers for genetic experimentation. *
Char Burrane (Starfinger II) leaves his self-imposed exile within his ring and escapes from Earth. NOTES: No precise date was established for this event, which was revealed in a news story in the 2995 Legion of Super-Heroes Sourcebook. That news item indicates that Starfinger had been in the custody of the Legion (presumably still hiding inside his ring) and escaped after the Legion disbanded, but the end of Starfinger II's previous appearance (in Legion v.3 Annual #4) clearly showed his ring being guarded by Science Police officers. It is possible that the story was deliberately distorted by Earthgov as part of the government's ongoing smear campaign against the Legion. *
Dec 29 Myg (Karate Kid II) is arrested by Science Police Earth. *
Jan 7 Myg is transferred to the Dominators' Weisinger Chambers beneath Metropolis to become a research subject. *
Jan 15 E. Davis Ester (Calamity King) is transferred to the Weisinger Chambers for genetic experimentation. *
Mar With the help of resistance doctors, Dag Wentim (Stone Boy) discovers that through the use of a post-hypnotic suggestion, he can retain his mobility while turned to stone, although he remains unconscious and must be directed by his comrades. *
Mar 22–23 Jo Nah "liberates" Brin Londo from Medicus One. Jacques Foccart begins a romantic relationship with Drura Sehpt (Infectious Lass). *
April 9 On Janda, Char Burrane (Starfinger II) is murdered by the Persuader on the orders of Molock Hanscom (Starfinger III). NOTES: Burrane's murder was first revealed in the second text feature in Legion v.4 #12 Oct. 1990), which indicates that after Burrane's death, his ring ended up in the possession of his son, Char Burrane Jr. *
May 21 Universo hires Grinn, a mercenary who previous served with Zaryan and the Dark Circle, to work for the anti-Earthgov resistance on Earth. NOTES: Although Grinn's origin was never established, it is possible that he previously appeared as one of the elemental monsters that the Legion fought at the beginning of the Magic Wars, who also appeared as disembodied grins. If so, his first appearance was Legion v.3 #60 (May 1989). *
Jun 12 Bobb Kohan (Crystal Kid) is arrested by Earthgov. *
Jul 18 Bobb Kohan is transferred to the Weisinger Chambers. *
Aug 14 Grev Mallor (Shadow Kid) marries Kahnya Nahtahnie, Lady Memory, in hopes of unifying Talok VIII's people. NOTES: Lady Memory's real name was revealed in the text piece in Legion v.4 #4 (Feb. 1990). (Legion v.4 #15, Feb. 1991)
Oct The Quebec City powersphere is destroyed in an apparent terrorist bombing. Earthgov blames "Khundish sympathizers." (Legion v.4 #17, Apr. 1991)
Braal surrenders to Imsk and becomes an occupied world under martial law. (Legion v.4 #1, Nov. 1989)
Nov 14 The Science Police on Rimbor issue a warrant for Jo Nah's arrest for his Silverale bootlegging operation. (Legion v.4 #2, Dec. 1989)