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  Karate Kid begins his sojourn in the 20th century. He defeats Nemesis Kid and meets Iris Jacobs. NOTES: These events take place shortly after Superboy #224 (Feb. 1977). Karate Kid #1 (3-4.76)
  Karate Kid battles Major Disaster and the Ravager. He befriends Iris Jacobs. Karate Kid #2-3 (5-8.76)
  Karate Kid briefly aids the Legion in the 30th century before returning to the 20th century to fight Master Hand. Karate Kid #4 (7-8.76)
  Karate Kid defeats Commander Blud. The Legionnaires narrowly stop him from killing the villain. Karate Kid #5-6 (Nov. 1976-2.77)
  Karate Kid battles Gyro-Master and Pulsar. Projectra walks in on him kissing Iris Jacobs. Projectra takes Karate Kid back to the 30th century for an audience with her father on Orando. NOTES: Issue #10 takes place immediately before Superboy #231 (Sept. 1977). Karate Kid #7-10 (3-10.77)
  Karate Kid returns to the 20th century and has a rematch with Major Disaster. Karate Kid #11 (Nov./Dec. 1977)
  Karate Kid briefly travels to the 30th century to attend the wedding of Lightning Lad and Saturn Girl. NOTES: Although it isn't reflected at all in either story, Karate Kid must have departed between the events of Karate Kid #11 and #12. (Limited Collectors Edition #C-55, 1978)
  Karate Kid is accidentally blasted back to Superboy's time for a battle with the Lord of Time and Major Disaster. Iris Jacobs is transformed into Diamondeth. Karate Kid #12-13 (1-4.78)
  Karate Kid enlists the help of Robin to defeat Diamondeth. Karate Kid #14 (5-6.78)
  Karate Kid tries to take Diamondeth back to the 30th century in hopes of returning her to normal, but the Lord of Time diverts him to Earth After Disaster, the timeline of Kamandi. NOTES: This was the final issue of Karate Kid's series. The story continues in Kamandi, The Last Boy on Earth #58 (8-9.78). Karate Kid #15 (7-8.78)
  The positive-matter universe is threatened by waves of anti-matter. In the 20th century, the Monitor assembles an army of heroes and villains, including the Legion's Dawnstar, to defend the remaining universes. Crisis #1 (Apr. 1985)
  Various time eras overlap. The Legion helps to stem the tide of chaos. Crisis #5-6 (8-9.85)
  A team of the most powerful surviving heroes, including Superman, Mon-El, and Wildfire, travels to the Anti-Matter Universe. Supergirl dies fighting the Anti-Monitor. Crisis #7 (Oct. 1985)
  An army of super-villains, including Cosmic King, Dr. Regulus, Lightning Lord, Mano, Persuader, and Validus, attempts to conquer the five surviving Earths. Crisis #9 (Dec. 1985)
  The surviving heroes attempt to stop the Anti-Monitor from altering history at the Dawn of Time. The Spectre battles the Anti-Monitor for the fate of all creation. The universe fades to white. Crisis #10 (Jan. 1986)
  A single universe arises out of the battle at the Dawn of Time. NOTES: The full effects of the changes to history did not appear for several months afterward. Supergirl and other elements of pre-Crisis continuity are still remembered at this time. Crisis #11 (Feb. 1986)
  The alien tyrant Despero, an enemy of the Justice League of America, escapes from imprisonment on the prison-planet Takron-Galtos (1st chronological appearance). NOTES: Takron-Galtos first appeared in Adventure Comics #359 (Aug. 1967). Despero first appeared in Justice League of America #1 (Nov. 1960). JLA #247 (Feb. 1986)
  The Earth is drawn into the Anti-Matter Universe for a final confrontation with the Anti-Monitor, who is destroyed once and for all. NOTES: A few months after these events, the pre-Crisis reality, including Superman's history as Superboy and the existence of Supergirl, disappears and is no longer remembered by residents of the DC universe. Crisis #12 (Mar. 1986)
Brainiac 5, Ultra Boy and Chameleon Boy visit the 20th century to investigate the remains of some of Brainiac 5's equipment, unearthed in Metropolis. They meet Michael Jon Carter and help him save the president from an assassin, which launches Carter's career as the superhero Booster Gold. To avoid changing history, Brainiac leaves his force field belt and flight ring in the past so that they will eventually end up in the Space Museum, from which Booster will steal them in 2462. NOTES: This story chronologically follows Booster's origin in Booster Gold #7 (Aug. 1986) and Secret Origins #35 (Jan. 1989) and precedes the events of Booster Gold #1 (Feb. 1986). In the character's original conception, the flight ring Booster stole from the Space Museum was intended to be Superman's (the ring he had worn as Superboy), not Brainiac 5's. Booster Gold #8-9 (9-10.86)
Legends: Cosmic Boy and Night Girl arrive in the 20th century. Cosmic Boy helps the JLA and Teen Titans battle the monster Brimstone and is caught in anti-superhero riots fomented by Darkseid's servant, Glorious Godfrey, in his guise as G. Gordon Godfrey. NOTES: Glorious Godfrey first appeared in Forever People #3 (6-7.71). Legends #1-2 (Nov./Dec. 1986)
Legends: Night Girl rescues Cosmic Boy from an anti-hero riot. Cosmic Boy encounters Superman and is horrified to find that the Man of Steel does not recognize him. On further investigation, he finds no record that Superman ever had a career as Superboy, and learns that other parts of the 20th century history he knows are not valid. Cosmic Boy #1 (Dec. 1986)
Legends: Cosmic Boy and Night Girl visit the Houston Space Center, where they prevent protesters from stopping a satellite launch and meet astronaut Jason Krinnski, apparently one of Rokk Krinn's ancestors. Cosmic Boy #2 (Jan. 1987)
Legends: Cosmic Boy and Night Girl try to return to their own time, only to be stopped by severe storms in the timestream that cripple their Time Bubble. They enlist the aid of Jason Krinnski to help them repair the damage, but when they depart, they overshoot the 30th century and find themselves at the end of time, the dominion of the Time Trapper. NOTES: The story continues in Cosmic Boy #4 (Mar. 1987) and Legion v.3 #36 (July 1987). Cosmic Boy #3 (Feb. 1987)
  Trying to return to the 30th century from Superboy's time, Brainiac 5, Blok, Invisible Kid II, and Sun Boy emerge in the real present and clash with Superman, mistaking him for Superboy. They all return to Superboy's era in the Legion's time bubble. NOTES: This story is continued from Legion v.3 #37 (Aug. 1987) and continues in Superboy's era in Action Comics #591 (Aug. 1987). Superman v.2 #8 (Aug. 1987)
  Superman returns to his own time after clashing with the Pocket Universe Superboy. He is unaware of Superboy's fate. NOTES: Superman learns of Superboy's death in Adventures of Superman #478 (May 1991). Action #591 (Aug. 1987)
Wrynn, the son of Lord Topaz and Lady Turquoise of Gemworld, is corrupted by the Lords of Chaos and becomes known as Mordru. After he slays his own brother, Amethyst punishes him by burying him alive, where he remains for centuries. Afterwards, Amethyst magically merges herself with the Gemworld itself, which later returns to Earth's dimension and becomes Zerox, the Sorcerer's World. NOTES: This is the earliest chronological appearance of Mordru. This series revealed that Gemworld eventually became Zerox. Zerox's first historical appearance was Action Comics #301 (June 1963). Amethyst and Gemworld first appeared in a 16-page preview in Legion v.2 #298 (Apr. 1983). Amethyst #1-4 (Nov. 1987-2.88)
On the planet Colu, Vril Dox uses his genius to aid the planet's Computer Tyrants. (Adventures of Superman #438, 3.88)
The Computer Tyrants of Colu allow Vril Dox to produce a son, Vril Dox II, to Action as his lab assistant. NOTES: This is the first chronological appearance of Vril Dox II, whose first appearance in print was Invasion #1 (1988). (L.E.G.I.O.N. Annual #1, 1990)
After Vril Dox tries to overthrow his masters, the Computer Tyrants of Colu, the Tyrants disintegrate him by subjecting him to his own experimental teleporter. Dox survives as a disembodied consciousness and travels to Earth, where he possesses the mind of mentalist Milton Fine, "the Amazing Brainiac." As Brainiac, he battles Superman. Adventures of Superman #438 (Mar. 1988)
The Durlan (who eventually becomes R.J. Brande) leaves Durla only to crash on Colu, where he becomes the pet of Vril Dox II. After Dox's father is destroyed by the Computer Tyrants, Dox and the Durlan are shipped off to the "Starlag" of the newly formed Dominion Alliance. (L.E.G.I.O.N. #23, 1.91)
In the Pocket Universe, Lex Luthor creates a protoplasmic lifeform called Matrix. Fashioning her in the likeness of Lana Lang and outfitting her with a costume reminiscent of Superboy's, he dubs her Supergirl. After Pete Ross recalls meeting Superman years earlier, Luthor sends Supergirl to the real universe 200 years in the past, erroneously assuming that Superman can travel through time to find her. (Superman v.2 #21, 9.88)
The Pocket Universe Supergirl is unearthed in Antarctica. Superman v.2
#16 (Apr. 1988)
Supergirl locates Superman in Metropolis and takes him back with her to the Pocket Universe. Superman v.2 #21 (Sept. 1988)
The Pocket Universe Lex Luthor enlists Superman's help against the three Phantom Zone villains General Zod, Quex-Ul, and Zaora. Adventures of Superman #444 (Sept. 1988)
In the Pocket Universe, the three Kryptonian villains wipe out all life on Earth. Supergirl is blasted back to protoplasmic form and the Pocket Universe Lex Luthor is killed. Superman uses Gold Kryptonite to strip the three villains of their powers and executes them with a piece of Green Kryptonite. He returns to his own universe with the badly wounded Supergirl, leaving her in the care of his parents, Jonathan and Martha Kent. Superman v.2 #22 (Oct. 1988)
Invasion: The Dominion, obsessed with the "metagene" that produces Earth's superheroes, organizes an alliance of the Khundian Empire, Gil'dishpan, Durlans, Citadel Empire, Psions, and the Warlords of Okaara to invade the Earth, accompanied by neutral observers from Daxam. Aboard the Alliance Starlag, Vril Dox II allies himself with Garryn Bek of the planet Cairn to plan an escape. On Earth, the Daxamites discover they gain super powers under Earth's yellow sun. NOTES: First 20th century appearance of the Dominators, Khunds, and Gil'dishpan, and Vril Dox II. The Dominators first appeared in Adventure Comics #361 (Oct. 1967), the Khunds in Adventure #346 (July 1966), the Gil'dishpan in Legion v.3 #1 (Aug. 1984). The Citadel Empire first appeared in Green Lantern #137 (Feb. 1981), the Psions in Witching Hour #13 (Mar. 1971), and the Warlords of Okaara in Tales of the New Teen Titans #4 (Sept. 1982). Invasion #1 (1988)
Invasion: After a confrontation with Superman, the Daxamites decide to change sides. Kel Gand sacrifices his life to send a message to Daxam. Vril Dox II, Garryn Bek, the Durlan, Lyrissa Mallor, and Strata escape the Starlag. The Alliance is driven from the solar system by the Daxamite star fleet and Earth signs formal treaties with Daxam. NOTES: Kel Gand, not named in this story, was later revealed as the father of Lar Gand (Valor). Lyrissa Mallor is an ancestor of Tasmia Mallor (Shadow Lass) and Strata is from Dryad, the homeworld of Blok. Invasion #2 (1988)
Wracked by guilt over his execution of the three Pocket Universe Kryptonian villains, Superman leaves the Earth to exile himself in space, using an experimental teleportation device to travel through hyperspace. Superman v.2 #28 (Feb. 1989)
Vril Dox II returns to Colu, accompanied by Garryn Bek, the Durlan, Lyrissa Mallor, Strata, and Stealth. He manipulates them into helping him overthrow the Computer Tyrants. Notes: The Coluan revolution was first historically described in Superman v.1 #167 (Feb. 1964). L.E.G.I.O.N. #1-2 (2-3.89)
The Computer Tyrants of Colu transfer their consciousness into a humanoid android body, swearing revenge on Vril Dox. NOTES: Although not explicitly identified as such in the text, this is the first chronological appearance of Pulsar Stargrave. His first appearance in print, in the 30th century, was Superboy #223 (Jan. 1977). L.E.G.I.O.N. #3 (Apr. 1989)
Vril Dox II creates an interstellar police force, headquartered on Cairn. L.E.G.I.O.N. #4-8 (5-8.89)
After weeks in deep space and an encounter with Mongul on the War World, Superman returns to Earth, now possessing the Eradicator, an ancient Kryptonian artifact of immense power. NOTES: The first appearance of Mongul and War World was in Adventures of Superman #454 (May 1989); Mongul's first historical appearance was in DC Comics Presents #27 (Nov. 1980). The Eradicator first appeared in Action Comics Annual #2 (May 1989). Action 643 (July 1989)
The humanoid body of the Computer Tyrants, calling itself "Mr. Starr," travels to Talok VIII, Lyrissa Mallor's home planet. Vril Dox II is found dead on Cairn, torn apart by Stealth. L.E.G.I.O.N. #8 (Aug. 1989)
Jimmy Olsen is temporarily given stretching powers by the Eradicator. The use of these powers is extremely painful; fortunately, they are mercifully short-lived. NOTES: This is the only appearance of Jimmy Olsen as "Elastic Lad," although he is never referred to by that name, nor does he attempt a superheroic career. Adventures of Superman #458 (Sept. 1989)
Brainiac forces Lex Luthor to create a new host body for him, a green-skinned, humanoid amalgam of Milton Fine's DNA and Vril Dox's original Coluan genetic material. Constructing a new skull-shaped starship, he departs the Earth for deep space after an inconclusive battle with Superman. Action #647-649 (Oct. 1989-1.90)
Phase materializes at the L.E.G.I.O.N. headquarters on Cairn. The Durlan vanishes, reappearing in Metropolis Spaceport in 2949. Stealth realizes that she is pregnant with Dox's child. Vril Dox II is resurrected in a clone body. NOTES: Phase was originally intended to be Tinya Wazzo (Phantom Girl), and is explicitly identified as such in Who's Who #7 (Feb. 1991). L.E.G.I.O.N. #70 (Sept. 1994) showed her to be Enya Wazzo, Tinya's cousin, accidentally sent back in Tinya's place. In the reboot timeline, revealed in LSH v4 #100 (Jan. 1998), Tinya Wazzo (Apparition) is half Cargggite; Phase is the second of her three bodies. L.E.G.I.O.N. #9 (Nov. 1989)
"Mr. Starr" establish himself as the new champion of Talok VIII. Garryn Bek discovers the Emerald Eye of Ekron (1st chronological appearance). NOTES: The Emerald Eye of Ekron's first appearance in print was in Adventure Comics #352 (Jan. 1967). L.E.G.I.O.N. #11 (Jan. 1990)
Garryn Bek becomes bonded to the Emerald Eye. Strata comes up with a name for Dox's new police force: the Licensed Extra-Governmental Interstellar Operatives Network (L.E.G.I.O.N.). Phase agrees to join. On Talok VIII, Pulsar Stargrave kidnaps Lyrissa's daughter Lydea Mallor. NOTES: L.E.G.I.O.N. #13 is the first appearance of Lar Gand as Valor, albeit only as an image. Lydea Mallor's first appearance in print was in DC Challenge #10 (Aug. 1986), a story that is not part of DC continuity. The first canonical reference to her existence was in Legion v.2 #291 (Sept. 1982). L.E.G.I.O.N. #12-13 (Mar. 1990)
Stargrave ages Lydea Mallor to adulthood, transforming her into his pawn, Lydea Darkstar. L.E.G.I.O.N. #15 (May 1990)
The Emerald Eye latches onto Garryn Bek's wife, Marij'n Bek, as well as Garryn. L.E.G.I.O.N. #17 (July 1990)
Lyrissa Mallor is killed by her own daughter, Lydea Darkstar. On Talok VIII, the Beks and the Emerald Eye attack "Mr. Starr." L.E.G.I.O.N. #20-21 (10-11.90)
The L.E.G.I.O.N. apparently destroys "Mr. Starr," but the Emerald Eye vanishes. L.E.G.I.O.N. #22 (Dec. 1990)
The powers that Garryn and Marij'n Bek gained from the Emerald Eye fade. L.E.G.I.O.N. #26 (Apr. 1991)
Stealth gives birth to her and Dox's son, Lyrl Dox (not named in this story). L.E.G.I.O.N. #28 6.91
Bloodlines: Timber Wolf and Aria appear in the 20th century and encounter the half-Durlan Thrust. Legion v.4 Annual #3 (1992), Legion v.4 #? (Oct. 1992)
Timber Wolf and Thrust strike an uneasy alliance to rescue Aria, who has been kidnapped by the government agency Point Force and a group of renegade Dominators. Timber Wolf #1-5 (Nov. 1992-3.93)
Superman is slain in battle with Doomsday. Superman v.2 #75 (Jan. 1993)
Lydea Mallor becomes the new champion of Talok VIII. L.E.G.I.O.N. #55 (E7.93)
Restored to life by the Eradicator, Superman leads a group of heroes to defeat Mongul. NOTES: This story establishes the significance of Superman's visits to the Pocket Universe to the course of 20th century history. If not for his encounter with the Pocket Universe Phantom Zone villains, Superman would not have exiled himself into space, would not have encountered the Eradicator, and would not have been revived by the Eradicator following his battle with Doomsday. In the absence of Superman, Mongul might have succeeded in transforming the Earth into a new War-World, with obvious consequences for the course of history. Superman v.2 #82 (Sept. 1993)
Timber Wolf is returned to the 30th century by Brainiac 5 and Rond Vidar. Legion v.4 Annual #4 (1993)
Phase helps Bgztl and his people colonize the "phantom" dimension. L.E.G.I.O.N. #59-60 (10-11.93)
Iris Allen returns from the 30th Century with her grandchild Bart (Impulse II), the son of Don Allen. She enlists the help of Wally West (Flash III) in helping Bart to control his super-speed powers. Flash #91-92 (6-7.94)
Zero Hour: After vanishing from the Legion's era, Superboy appears in modern Smallville and clashes with the clone Superboy before fading away, apparently forever. NOTES: Superboy's appearance here immediately follows his appearance in the 30th century in Valor #22 (Aug. 1994). It is unclear which historical Superboy this is, or if he is from some other, similar parallel timeline. The clone Superboy meets him again (and visits his timeline) in Superboy v.3 #61-#64 (3-6.99) . Superboy v.3 #8 (Sept. 1994)
Lyrl Dox is stripped of his hyper-intelligence. Captain Comet becomes the new leader of L.E.G.I.O.N. Vril Dox II retires. R.E.B.E.L.S. #17 (Mar. 1996)
The Future
21st Century Earth is devastated by World War III, which culminates in a limited nuclear conflict. The population is cut nearly in half and it takes almost a century before order is fully restored. Many records of the 20th century are lost. NOTES: The existence of an atomic war in the Legion's timeline was first suggested by Saturn Queen in the Adult Legion story in Superman #147 (Aug. 1961). History of the DCU #2 (Nov. 1986)
2050 While returning to their own era from Superboy's time, a group of Legionnaires briefly appears in the real, rather than Pocket Universe, 21st century. NOTES: These events take place concurrently with Legion v.3 #23 (June 1986) and are one of the Legion's very few appearances in the real past (rather than to the past of the Time Trapper's Pocket Universe). Hex #10 (June 1986)
  At some unknown time, Darkseid, lord of Apokolips, goes into suspended animation, where he remains until 2984. Apokolips later moves to Earth's dimension. (Legion v.2 #287, 5.82)
23rd Century The Great Wars of the 23rd century occur. (Tales of the Legion #321-323, 3-5.85)
  A group of American Indians leave Earth to settle on the planet Starhaven at the core of the Milky Way Galaxy. (Legion v.2 #305, 11.83)
24th Century Highly volatile, toxic proton jelly wastes are buried beneath the Earth's surface. (Legion v.4 #30, 6.92)
25th Century Rimbor is colonized. (Legion v.4 #18)
  The Space Museum opens in Metropolis. Among its many exhibits are one of Rip Hunter's Time Bubbles and Brainiac 5's force field belt and flight ring. Strange Adventures #104 (May 1959)
2452 Metropolis and other east coast cities recover from a devastating second invasion by the Khund, which is defeated by the United Planet Alliance. Chronos #8 (Oct. 1998)
2462 Michael Jon Carter steals equipment from the Space Museum, including Brainiac 5's flight ring and force field belt, and travels to the 20th century to become the superhero Booster Gold. (Booster Gold #6, 7.86), (Secret Origins #35, 1.89)
2645 Central City historian John Fox travels back to the 20th century to warn the first three Flashes of the menace of Manfred Mota and ultimately become the Flash of the 27th century. One of the scientists controlling Fox's time travel apparatus is a man named Vidar, who is killed by Mota. NOTE: The John Fox sequence of this story was written by Legion fan (and future writer) Mark Waid, so Vidar is almost certainly intended to be an ancestor of Universo and Rond Vidar (also fascinated with time travel). Fox later became a member of the far-future Justice Legion A.
Flash Special (1990)
28th Century The galaxy is ravaged by the Great Wars of the 28th Century. Although this era produces many technological advances, including anti-matter fusion power, nega-shielding, gamma-energy blasters, warping mists, and the Atomic Axe, the devastation of the wars causes many of these discoveries to be lost for more than 200 years. (Superboy v.1 #210, 8.75), (Legion v.4 #16-17, 3-4.91)
  The caste system, weakened during the wars of the 20th century, reasserts itself on the worlds of the Dominion. (Legion v.4 Annual #2, 1991)
  A royal monarchy is created on Saturn's moon Titan. The Hypno-Stone of Ouranos becomes the property of the royal Aries family. Note: This is the Hypno-Stone later used by Universo. (Legion v.4 #49, E11.93)
2729 A being known only as the Engineer constructs a mobile, artificial world populated by androids designed to amuse him and protect him from attack. After the Engineer's death, the androids continue to carry out their programming, periodically attacking anyone who approaches the planet. (Legion v.2 #262, 4.80)
Astronomers on Earth first detect the Sun-Eater, a monstrous, cloud-like creature that entirely consumes a distant galaxy. (Adventure #352, 1.66)
2783 On Earth, World War VI culminates in an unsuccessful invasion of Metropolis. One of the invaders, Private Mike Essad, is left buried in suspended animation for 200 years. (Superboy v.1 #210, 8.75)