LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES
The Threeboot Legion (Earth-Prime): Chronology
"Another reboot?" The third Legion (referred to as "Threeboot") was created by Mark Waid with artist Barry Kitson. Despite Waid's fondness for the Legion, he agreed to reshape the team again, when it was no longer performing in sales. At a convention, Publisher Paul Levitz was asked "Why did the Threeboot happen?" He hypothesized "when the book's slipping, the easy answer is 'oh, let me start with a blank page'." (26 July 2008 official DC podcast)
About his creative approach tor this version of the Legion, Waid said, "Let's pretend like the book never existed before... let's relaunch it the same way Julie (Schwartz) relaunched Flash." (Legion of Substitute Podcasters #102)
On another podcast interview, artist Barry Kitson said that his costume designs were inspired by the 1970s creations of Dave Cockrum. He added that the series was based on the assumptions that there was only one Legion, and that time travel was not possible.
This was amended to some degree when Supergirl was added to the Legion marquee. The series was retitled Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes with issue #15, when the Girl of Steel was transported to the future by the cosmic events of 52.
The series was taken over by the veteran Legion creator Jim shooter in 2008. Shooter brought new excitement and ushered in numerous creative changes, including new uniforms designed by the upcoming artist, Francis Manapul.
Elsewhere in the DC Universe, other creators were fighting for the return of the Original Legion to continuity. But before the Infinite Crisis, there was only one DC universe, so there could only be one Legion. But events in Infinite Crisis recreated the multiverse. This happened while the Threeboot Legion was still in publication, and members from the Original Legion returned in "The Lightning Saga," in 2007 (referred to as the "Retroboot").
In 2008, Geoff Johns and George Pérez wove together the strands the three major Legions in one epic tale, Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds. Johns repositioned the Threeboot Legion on Earth-Prime in the multiverse (Earth-0 was reserved for the Retroboot).
Back in Legion volume 5, word was sent to Jim Shooter that the series would need to wrap sooner than expected. Shooter refused to do it, and an unknown writer (credited as "Justin Thyme") rewrote the final issue to wrap things up. (Read more about Shooter's plans at his blog.)
DC's Dan DiDio said that the issue used "a pseudonym at the author's request. We cancelled the book, finished it and shoved it out the door."
Chronology Part 1: Formation
- Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 5, 50 issues (titled Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes #15–36, 2005–09)
- Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds, 5-issue limited series (2008-09)
This chronology is edited assuming:
- This Legion was inspired in part by comic book adventures dating back to the 20th century, especially those of Superman and the Justice League.
- Earth-Prime is part of the multiverse of 52, but was not been designated with a number.
- The current Legion of Earth-Prime sprang from the continuity resulting from events during Infinite Crisis.
- Supergirl (Kara Zor-El) of Earth-0 joined them for a short time before returning home. She bounced crossed the boundaryf between universes during the Infinite Crisis.
- All of this Legion's recorded time travels into the past crossed over to Earth-0. Earth-0's Brainiac 5 stated in Legion of Three Worlds #3, "you interacted with our Earth's history ... on many occasions."
- Before the 31st century, Earth-Prime had only one superhuman—the evil Superboy-Prime. NOTE: In original DC continuity, pre-Crisis on Infinite Earths, there was one super-hero called Ultraa.
- Issue information in parentheses indicates one of two things: (a) the tale was retold/corroborated in additional stories, and/or (b) the tale was told out of chronological order.
- Characters' first appearance IN PRINT is bolded. These instances refer to the first appearance a character in this timeline.
- When the placement of a tale within continuity is in question, the event is usually placed in the most recent possible time.
- Consideration for inclusion is based on an event's relevancy to the Legion, its members, and their legacy. This includes major Legion series and key issues from other DCU series.
- Color codes:
|New member joins||Legionnaire dies||Major story arc
|Sequence of Events||Issue + Date|
|20th Century, Earth-Prime|
|An alien beast which feeds on Flash’s aura knocks him out of his own Earth and into Earth-Prime, in which super-heroes are only found in comic books. He meets Julius Schwartz, editor of The Flash. 1st app. of the Cosmic Treadmill.||The Flash #179 (May 1968)|
|The Flash writer, Cary Bates of Earth-Prime, passes through a fog into Earth-One, where he helps the Flash combat the Trickster.||The Flash #228 (Aug. 1974)|
|Writers Elliot Maggin and Cary Bates are sent to Earths-One and -Two by the Cosmic Treadmill. Bates gains magical powers, turns evil and helps the Injustice Society defeat the JSA. Maggin enlists the JLA. (#123) After restoring the JSA with help from the Spectre, Maggin and Bates are returned to Earth-Prime. (#124)||Justice League of America #123-124 (Nov./Dec. 1975)|
|PRE-CRISIS ONLY: The results of a comic readers' survey transports several JLA members to Earth-Prime. They meet that world's first super-hero — the Australian Ultraa (Jack Grey). Ultraa was in fact an alien, rocketed to Earth as a child. After defeating the Maxitron, Ultraa realizes Earth-Prime isn't ready for heroes, and he relocates to Earth-One. NOTE: Pre-Crisis events involving Earth-Prime are not considered a part of the new Earth-Prime's history. After the first Crisis, Ultraa was retconned into being an alien from Almerac in Justice League Quarterly #13 (1993). It is unclear whether Ultraa exists on the new Earth-Prime.||Justice League of America #153 (Apr. 1978)|
|PRE-CRISIS ONLY: Earth-One: Ultraa decides that Earth-One should also be rid of its heroes, and attempts to neutralize the powers of the JLA and the Injustice Gang.||Justice League of America #158 (Sept. 1978)|
|PRE-CRISIS ONLY: Earth-One: Ultraa aids the JLA against the Over-Complex!||Justice League of America #169-170 (Aug.–Sept. 1979)|
|PRE-CRISIS ONLY: Earth-One: Ultraa is coerced into battling the JLA. Afterwards, he goes to live with aborigines in Australia.||Justice League of America #201 (Apr. 1982)|
|Curt Swan of Earth-Prime, the artist for Superman’s adventures, accidentally crosses over into Earth-One and meets Superman himself.||Superman Annual #9 (1983)|
|Jerry and Naomi
Kent adopt a boy whom they knowingly name Clark Kent—in
a world where Superman is a popular comic book character. The
Kents do not realize that the baby, found abandoned in a forest,
is Kal-El, an alien teleported to Earth
from Krypton moments before the planet's destruction. At a costume
party, in the midst of his first kiss with his girlfriend,
Laurie, the Clark Kent of Earth-Prime's powers manifest.
Shortly after discovering his powers, Clark meets
the Superman of Earth-One, who is tossed into that universe
by the Crisis. The teen becomes Superboy. Earth-Prime
perishes in the antimatter wave. NOTE: Superboy-Prime's encounter with the Earth-One Superman took place only in pre-Crisis continuity. The post-Crisis Superman met Prime during the Crisis, as mentioned in Superman vol. 2 #8 (Aug. 1987), but the post-Infinite Crisis Earth-0 Superman either didn't or didn't remember their meeting.
||DC Comics Presents #87 (Nov. 1985); (Infinite Crisis Secret Files #1, Apr. 2006)|
|Superboy-Prime escapes the destruction of his planet and joins the fight alongside other heroes.||Crisis #10 (Jan. 1986)|
|Superboy-Prime joins Kal-L of Earth-Two in the fight against the Anti-Monitor. After the destruction of the Anti-Monitor, Superboy-Prime joins Alexander Luthor, Jr. of Earth-Three, Kal-L, and his wife Lois Lane in a "paradise dimension."||Crisis #12 (Mar. 1986)|
|Earth-0: As the JLA attempts to recover all the kryptonite fragments that fell to Earth, Batman discovers a Krytponian ship in Gotham City. It carries Kara Zor-El to Earth. When she awakes, he and Superman learn that she’s Kal’s cousin from Krypton. (#8) She lives at the Fortress but has no clear memories of Krypton. Wonder Woman takes Kara to Themyscira for training. (#9) Kara is kidnapped by Darkseid (#10) but rescued and Superman ultimately gives her a new costume and title: Supergirl II. (#12) She is introduced to the heroing community. (#13)||Superman/Batman #8-13 (May–Oct. 2004)|
|INFINITE CRISIS — the descent of superboy prime (EARTH-0)|
|Superboy Prime repeatedly views his life on Earth-Prime, especially his first kiss with Laurie, which was when his powers manifested. Alexander Luthor of Earth-3 becomes bitter about his fate, trapped in "heaven." His own antimatter powers are too weak to escape, but he begins coercing the Superboy of Earth-Prime to pummel against its crystalline barrier. He finds that the post-Crisis "unified" Earth has not settled into its proper place, and each blow alters its history. Eventually Superboy becomes a willing accomplice. When Alex finally amasses enough antimatter power, he gives it to Superboy, who smashes through the crystal barrier (he first appears in the skies above Blue Beetle, just before his death).||(Infinite Crisis Secret Files #1, Apr. 2006)|
|From their other-dimensional "heaven," the Earth-2 Superman and Lois Lane, the Earth-Prime Superboy and Alex Luthor of Earth-3 watch events in the mainstream universe. Superman decides it's time to intervene and "breaks" the borders between dimensions (he doesn't know Prime has already done so).||Infinite Crisis #1 (Dec. 2005)|
|Supergirl follows Donna Troy into space to investigate the cosmic rift developing there.||JLA #123 (Feb. 2006)|
|Superboy Prime goes to confront Conner Kent in Kansas. (#31) When they clash, the Teen Titans, Doom Patrol and JSA are called in to help, but Prime kills several Titans (Pantha, Wildebeest and Bushido). Speedy banishes Prime with a Phantom Zone arrow, but he breaks free from the Zone. As he does, the Doom Patrol all regain memories of their past timeline. (#32) NOTE: Concurrent with Infinite Crisis #4||Teen Titans vol. 3 #31-32 (Feb.–Mar. 2006)|
|Superboy Prime is taken into the speed Force by dead speedsters Barry Allen, Johnny Quick and Quicksilver. Alexander Luthor recreates a second Earth.||Infinite Crisis #4 (Mar. 2006)|
|Barry Allen emerges in Tokyo to warn Dr. Light that they couldn't hold Superboy-Prime prisoner; he's returning. Alexander Luthor unleashes a beam of energy at Superman-2 which rebirths the multiverse.||Infinite Crisis #5 (Apr. 2006)|
|Adam Strange gets word from Tigorr shows Adam Strange evidence from a Thanagarian surveillance satellite that suggests an outside agent was involved in Rann's near-collision with Thanagar. Analysis reveals Superboy Prime's involvement in moving Thanagar out of orbit. Adam, Sardath and the Hawks arrive on Thanagar and locate the hand prints left by Superboy. Vril Dox and the Thanagarians corroborate the evidence of Superboy's involvement and the Rann/Thanagar war is ended.||Rann-Thanagar War: Infinite Crisis Special #1 (Apr. 2006)|
|Superboy Prime returns, wearing the Anti-Monitor's harness. The Flashes kept him prisoner for years under red sunlight. Prime attacks Superboy and Alex Luthor's towers are shattered. Alex's myriad Earths reassemble into one. Superboy Prime disappears. Superboy (Conner) dies.||Infinite Crisis #6 (May 2006)|
|When Alexander Luthor's multiverse collapses, the leftover energy spawns a new multiverse — 52 identical universes. These parallel universes are each surrounded by a Source Wall, and there is "anti-life" between Walls. An extra-dimensional "limbo" called the Bleed is mobile and appears within the anti-life. It allows quick transport between universes.||52 #52 (May 2007), Countdown #39 (Oct. 2007)|
|Superboy heads for Oa, hoping its destruction will restart the universe. Bart Allen returns, having grown some and wearing his grandfather's uniform. Green Lanterns barely slow Prime, who kills several of them. Superman and Superman-2 take Prime into a kryptonite field, which doesn't affect him much. They continue straight through Krypton's sun and crash land on Mogo. All of them find their powers diminished. Superman-2 dies from the battle. Prime is taken captive by the GL Corps, where he is guarded by 50 Lanterns. NOTE: Prime next appears in Green Lantern vol. 4 #13 (Aug. 2006)||Infinite Crisis #7 (June 2006)|
|When Alexander Luthor is defeated, the giant rift he created in space collapses. This scatters the heroes of Donna Troy's band across space and time. Supergirl of Earth-1 is thrust amnesiac into the 31st century, on Earth-Prime.||Infinite Crisis #7 (June 2006); 52/World War III (Apr. 2006)|
|Rip Hunter and Booster Gold follow Mr. Mind through the new multiverse, where Mind demonstrates his new ability to "eat" time — to consume events from the past, space and time. Each time he does so, a universe completely changed and reconfigured. Earth-Prime is among those recreated universes.||52 #52 (May 2007)|
|Supergirl returns home to the 21st century. She does not remember the Legion.||Supergirl vol. 5 #17 (June 2007)|
|The Lord of Time and Fatal Five arrive from the future to steal the Haruspex, a powerful weapon. When the Lord is brought down, his equipment removes him from the 21st century, stranding the Fatal Five. The Haruspex merges Tharok with Batman. NOTE: This Fatal Five appear the same as their original incarnations.||Brave & Bold vol. 2 #3 (June 2007)|
|Batman and Tharok battle for control of their form and the Fatal Five attack Blue Beetle Batman exerts control over Validus then orders Beetle to fire the Haruspex on them and they disappear. (They awake in the future.)||Brave & Bold vol. 2 #4 (Aug. 2007)|
|Adam Strange and Green Lantern retrieve Batman from the 31st century and prevent the Luck Lords from possessing the Book of Destiny. Supergirl is stabbed by a kryptonite spear but Hal takes her into space where Rann's trinary sun heals her. The Challengers of the Unknown take possession of the Book.||Brave & Bold vol. 2 #6 (Oct. 2007)|
|the Sinestro Corps War (UNIVERSE-0)|
|Sinestros attack Oa, killing Green Lanterns and diverting attention so that Superboy Prime can be freed.||Green Lantern: Sinestro Corps Special #1 (Aug. 2007)|
|Superboy Prime hovers over Earth while Sinestros converge on the planet.||Green Lantern vol. 4 #22-23 (Oct.-Nov. 2007)|
|Prime joins the attack on Earth.||Green Lantern vol. 4 #24 (Dec. 2007); Green Lantern Corps vol. 2 #17 (Dec. 2007)|
|He is not fully powered under the yellow sun, it hasn't risen. They hope to subdue him before sunrise. He remembers his girlfriend Laurie. New Earth's kryptonite doesn't affect him. Risk attempts to take vengeance but Prime rips his other off. Prime reveals that he's been pretending to go along with Sinestro, waiting to take revenge on the Anti-Monitor. After Prime pierces Superman's shoulder with heat vision, the newly minted Ion, Sodam Yat, enters the battle.||Tales of the Sinestro Corps: Superman Prime #1 (Dec. 2007)|
|During Sodam Yat's fight with Superboy Prime, his shields are breached, and he is exposed to lead; Daxamite lead poisoning sets in.||Green Lantern Corps vol. 2 #18 (Jan. 2008)|
|Prime attacks the Anti-Monitor, ripping his armor and casting him into space. One Guardian gives his life against Prime, blowing them both up. Prime arrives in another universe. The Anti-Monitor's corpse crashes down on a black planet in Sector 666, and births the black lantern.||Green Lantern vol. 4 #25 (Jan. 2008)|
|Earth-0: Supergirl meets Karate Kid and Una from Earth-0. This triggers her memory of the Legion she knew. Val and Luornu lead Kara to believes that they are the "grown-up" versions of the Legionnaires she knew.||Supergirl vol. 5 #21 (Nov. 2007)|
|Earth-15: Flush with power, Superboy Prime appears to age, and begins traveling freely throughout the multiverse. On Earth-15, he threatens the benevolent Luthor.||Countdown #26 (Dec. 2007)|
|Earth-15: Prime destroys Earth-15.||Countdown #24 (Jan. 2008)|
|Limbo: Prime visits the Source Wall, destroying it. His professed mission is to find his home Earth again. He claims to be 19. He takes Mr. Mxyzptlk captive, using Annataz of Earth-3 to keep him powerless. Annataz dupes Prime and sends Mxy home. She repents just before she is killed.||Countdown #23 (Jan. 2008)|
|Limbo: Prime finds the Monarch Solomon (#16) and forces him to help him find the perfect Earth. (#15)||Countdown #16-15 (Mar. 2008)|
|Limbo: Solomon buys time by telling Prime that Earth-51 is his perfect Earth. But it's now in grave danger from Monarch.||Countdown #14 (Mar. 2008)|
|Earth-51: Prime breaks Monarch's shell, setting off an explosion that destroys a city. A second blast destroys the planet. Only Earth-51's Monitor remains.||Countdown #13 (Mar. 2008)|
|The Time Trapper plucks Superboy Prime from the 21st century and sends him to the 31st (Earth-0). There, Prime begins assembling a massive Legion of Super-Villains.||DC Universe #0 (June 2008)|
|Vril Dox (also called Brainiac 2) is once again deposed as the head of the L.E.G.I.O.N. A bounty is placed on his head, and he flees to Earth from his former operatives. He is aided by Supergirl, whose memory contains a secret message from his descendant in the 31st century—Brainiac 5 of Earth-Prime. 1st apps. of Tribulus, Sqwaul and Getorix. NOTE: This Brainiac 5 is of Earth-Prime. No explanation is given about how the Dox of Earth-0 became the ancestor of the Earth-Prime Brainiac 5.||R.E.B.E.L.S. vol. 2 #1 (Apr. 2009)|
|Brainiac 5 tells Dox that his history cuts off around this point in time. He gives him all the files on the 31st century Legion, to help Dox build his own protective force. Instead of recruiting Supergirl, Dox takes inspiration from the future's villains, and opts to begin building a team built for maximum firepower. NOTE: Follow Dox's saga, here.||R.E.B.E.L.S. vol. 2 #2 (May 2009)|
Superboy-Prime finds himself back "home" at last, in the 21st century. He is greatly depowered. Having read his exploits in comic books, his parents are terrified of him.
|Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds #5 (Sept. 2009)|
Superboy-Prime reads a copy of Adventure Comics #4 which warns him that Alexander Luthor will rise as a Black Lantern and pay him a visit. When he leaves his house, an alarm sounds in the 31st century, warning the Legion that he's broken his "house arrest." Luthor reconstructs Prime's harness so that he can generate more rage. More Black Lanterns arrive—those killed by Prime (including Element Lad and Sun Boy).
|Adventure vol. 2 #4 (Jan. 2010)|
Superboy-Prime heads for the headquarters of DC Comics for revenge on the creators who won't "give" him a happy ending. He slips a black ring on, which brings out his hate and transforms him into a Red Lantern. His outpouring of emotion destroys the Black Lanterns. Back home, his girlfriend Laurie returns as a Black Lantern.
|Adventure vol. 2 #5 (Feb. 2010)|
|A few centuries after the Dominators' invasion: The already-reclusive Dominators sign a non-aggression pact with the United Planets.||(Supergirl & the Legion #29, June 2007)|
|300 years pre-Legion: The people of Trom eradicate all Daxamites.||(Supergirl & the Legion #25, Feb. 2007)|
|Centuries pre-Legion: The Earth's axis shifts and Australia becomes the South Pole. Bizarro-Brainiac then attacks one of the new cities created by migration and and enlarges it. This in essence creates a race of giants who have the innate ability to shrink down to about six feet tall. The city is named Big City.||(Supergirl & the Legion #20, Sept. 2006)|
|Centuries pre-Legion: A war with techno-kind forced sentients to banish the "datasouls" into an electrochemical dimension, and society entered a technological dark age.||(Supergirl & the Legion #18, July 2006)|
|12 Years Pre-Legion|
|Booster Gold of Earth-1 appears on the Dominion homeworld, stealing a high-tech tachyon disruptor rifle and uttering something about "52 worlds." The Dominators translate this to mean that Earth had allied 52 worlds against them. This prompts them to develop Dominator gene modification. Their top geneticist creates a race of hulking warriors and they begin striking the edge of United Planets territory, leaving no trace.||(Supergirl & the Legion #29, June 2007)|
|Mekt Ranzz is recruited by the Cult of Validus to bring their lightning god to life in the flesh. They send him to the planet Korbal to be empowered by the resident lightning creatures. His twin siblings Garth and Ayla stow away on his cruiser and they crash. The lightning creatures turn on the Ranzzes and they are severely burnt. Mekt carries them back to the ship and recharges it to escape. Upon his return, the Cult rejects Mekt because his siblings' presence has ruined their prophesy. Afterwards, Mekt disappears. On their home world of Winath, non-twins like Mekt often become suicidal or self-destructive due to their "pariah" status.||(Supergirl & the Legion #26, 32)|
|The United Planets forms a black ops team called the Wanderers to counteract the Dominators' attacks (they can not respond overtly or they will break their non-aggression pact.) The Wanderers uncover Dominator cells on other planets and ultimately, Mekt Ranzz is the only surviving agent. He begins to rebuild his team independently.||(Supergirl & the Legion #25, Feb. 2007)|
|The 31st Century|
|Luornu Durgo survives a planetary catastrophe and becomes the last of her race on Cargg. She discovers she can duplicate herself, and repopulates the planet. One duplicate yearns for more and leaves for Earth.||(Legion vol. 5 #3, Mar. 2005)|
|Lyle Norg is blessed with skills in xenochemistry; his father brings him alien tissue samples, with which he creates an invisibilty serum When his father wants to use the serum for Science Police reasons, Lyle ingests the serum and destroys his records.||(Legion vol. 5 #4, Mar. 2005)|
|LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES vol. 5|
|Cosmic Boy, Lightning Lad and Saturn Girl form the Legion of Super-Heroes. NOTE: This story is untold for this Legion.||*|
|When the three Legion founders come to Earth, they are thrown in prison. Teens gather around the prison in protest. When the Legionnaires are freed, they convert the prison into their headquarters. NOTES: This was an untold tale, recalled by series artist Barry Kitson.||(Legion of Substitute Podcasters #87, 7 June 2010)|
|Luornu Durgo joins the Legion. When she returns to Cargg, she finds she cannot recombine with her collective.||(Legion vol. 5 #3, Mar. 2005)|
|The Legion holds a tryout for E.R.G.-1, who is made of pure energy. When his containment suit is ruptured, they believe he has died. NOTE: This was before Brainiac 5 and many others joined.||Supergirl & the Legion #33 (Oct. 2007)|
|Shadow Lass and Karate Kid find they are incompatible and split up.||(Supergirl & the Legion #22, Nov. 2006)|
|Across the galaxy, thousands of young people rebel against their staid, safe societies and parents to join the new Legion of Super-Heroes — Atom Girl, Brainiac Five, Chameleon, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Dream Girl, Element Lad, Karate Kid, Light Lass, Lightning Lad, Phantom Girl, Princess Projectra, Shadow Lass, Saturn Girl, Star Boy, Sun Boy, Triplicate Girl, Ultra Boy. Only a core group of super-powered teens benefits from the power of a Flight Ring (made of very rare materials), which masks them from the adults' surveillance system. There are thousands more Legionnaires "at-large." Lyle Norg of Earth runs away from his home to join the core group. NOTES: The group shot of the Legionnaires flying is technically all their first appearances. Atom Girl is depicted although later, she's said to have been operating covertly for some time. Invisible Kid's parents are named Lon and Ryna.||Titans/Legion Special (Nov. 2004)|
|LEGION of THREE WORLDS, the first|
|Earth-0: Professor Zoom (Eobard Thawne) launches a campaign against Earth-0's Tornado Twins. When the Twins use the Cosmic Treadmill to escape him, they tear open time/space barriers, bringing three Legions together from across the multiverse. They force Zoom into retreat. NOTES: This event was first mentioned by Superman in Justice Society vol. 3 #6 (July 2007) Placement in the timeline is arbitrary. The Twins first appeared in Adventure Comics #373 (Oct. 1968); Zoom in Flash vol. 1 #139 (1963).||(Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds #3, Mar. 2009)|
|The three Brainiac 5s create a new suit for Star Boy that is essentially a map of the multiverse.||(JSA: Kingdom Come Special: Magog, Jan. 2009); (Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds #2, Oct. 2008)|
|The Twins and their mother Iris retreat with their families to Earth-247. The Legions use Star Boy's suit to return to their proper Earths. Only Brainiac 5 and Superman of Earth-0 retain any memory of this meeting. NOTE: Brainiac 5 speculates that the Earth-0 Brainy retained his memory because of his age.||(Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds #3, Mar. 2009)|
|Part 1: The Legion raises the ire of the Science Police by stopping a rogue robot. Light Lass mentions having dated Ultra Boy and Sun Boy. She also dubs Lyle Invisible Kid. Theena the is the core group's link to the Legionnaires at-large. The Legionnaires insist on calling Micro Lad "Colossal Boy" instead. The team squashes a rebellion to Lallor, over the United Plantes' objections. Cosmic Boy eventually sides with his team, however.||Legion vol. 5 #1 (Feb. 2005)|
|Part 2: Brainiac 5 stops a terror attack on United Planets diplomats. Dream Girl heads a team on Naltor where dream powers have disappeared. She dreams of a catastrophe for the planet; the High Seer knew this and sought to spare the populace that vision. 1st apps. of diplomat, S*quir of Acaria. 1st app. (in the dream) of Lemnos.||Legion vol. 5 #2 (Mar. 2005)|
|Part 3: Cosmic Boy and Brainiac 5 disagree over the Legion's priorities. Triplicate Girl goes on three dates, with Element Lad, Sun Boy and Ultra Boy. He learns about her origins. 1st mention of Atom Girl. NOTES: Cosmic Boy confirms that he, Lightning Lad and Saturn girl were the three founders. Element Lad remarks that is doubtful about Atom Girl's existence. This story contains the first clue tha tthis is the Legion of Earth-Prime: Phantom Girl reading a Batman comic book.||Legion vol. 5 #3 (Apr. 2005)|
|Part 4: The Legion are attacked by the Scient Police, under orders from Invisible Kid's father, a chief. To stop them, Invisible Kid gives his father what he wants: a sample of his blood and invisibility serum. Sun Boy contemplates quitting the Legion while his (unnamed) parents are huge Legion boosters. Outer worlds of the United Planets begin falling to dark forces. Lemnos acquires the sample, which has been engineered to let the Legion spy on its user. Karate Kid decides to stop dating Phantom Girl. P.G. simultaneously breaks it off with her Bgztl boyfriend, Jarel. NOTE: Phantom Girl backup story pencilled by Dave Gibbons.||Legion vol. 5 #4 (May 2005)|
|Part 5: The S.P.'s Gen. Toling4rd and the U.P. council disagree over the Legion. On Rimworld 19, Lightning Lad and Saturn Girl meet Timber Wolf, a Legion ally. They tell the locals a tall tale of the "Bizarro Legion." Agents of Lemnos, Terror Firma, attack (Elysion, Gron, Kynda, Phren, Zepha, [green-pointy-head-water-guy]. The Legionnaires manage to send them packing and Timber Wolf follows them. Ultra Boy's powers go out of control. NOTE: Gron and Kynda are not named until Legion #10. There are scores more members of Terror Firma.||Legion vol. 5 #5 (June 2005)|
|Part 6: Cosmic Boy explains that Orando and Projectra finance the Legion, and their expensive flight rings. Projectra is warned by her father King Voxv just before Terror Firma destroys Orando completely. Shadow Lass encourages Ultra Boy to train with Karate Kid. Lemnos visits Brainy and reveals his power is to corrupt memory and has been manipulating forces against the Legion. NOTE: Australia is now arctic.||Legion vol. 5 #6 (July 2005)|
|DEATH OF A DREAM|
|Part 1: Brainy receives a note saying "Colu is next." There, he finds Lemnos himself, who has introduced a mental virus into the population, including Brainy's mother. He uncovers Lemnos himself. Cosmic Boy breaks into Brainy's lab.||Legion vol. 5 #7 (Aug. 2005)|
|Part 2: Colossal Boy and Element Lad infiltrate a slave ring run by Gormox and Captain Phiyr. Sun Boy resigns. Brainiac 5 instigates the Legionnaires to take sides between he and Cosmic Boy. Cosmic Boy learns that Braal intends to seal its borders.||Legion vol. 5 #8 (Sept. 2005)|
|Part 3: The Legion finds Terror Firma on Helegyn. 1st app. of Pol Krinn and Ambassador Sydne Ardeen (1st name given in #37).||Legion vol. 5 #9 (Oct. 2005)|
|Part 4: Elysion is captured but Lemnos sends suicide bombers into Legion HQ and plaza. Dream Girl dies when it collapses.||Legion vol. 5 #10 (Nov. 2005)|
|Part 5: At Invisible Kid's urging, the Legion targets three key worlds. On Dormir, they meet the Inklings who power the underage surveillance and control network. Another team on Ttrxl takes control of the power source of the U.P.'s transmatter gates. At Terror Firma's home base, a third team discovers Lemnos' forces are immense.||Legion vol. 5 #11 (Dec. 2005)|
|Part 6: The Legion surprises Terror Firma by seizing control of the transmatter gates. Using a slingshot that belonged to the legendary Robin, Brainiac 5 delivers Atom Girl right into Elysion's body, from where she bursts out.||Legion vol. 5 #12 (Jan. 2006)|
|Part 7: Brainy and Cosmic Boy detain and take down Lemnos in his own lair. Core members of Terror Firma defect and Sun Boy decides to guide them. Brainy keeps Dream Girl's corpse in suspended animation. NOTE: First appearance of six Terror Firma members who later appear with Sun Boy: Staci (named in #22), a "hulk," a masked boy, a fin-headed boy, a green pointy-eared alien, a white-haired-sunglass-wearing-boy.||Legion vol. 5 #13 (Feb. 2006)|
|Ambassador Ardeen leads United Planets delegates to officially sanction the Legion as an arm of the U.P. — equal and independent from the Science Police. Lightning Lad agrees after witnessing the ongoing strife between underage people and the authorities. Triplicate Girl says that the "second wave" of core Legionnaires was never told of Atom Girl's existence, so her myth grew. Some members visit Micro Lad's giant pad. Others hold a memorial for Dream Girl. A Legionnaire at-large, Reflecto, mourns Dream Girl as if she were his girlfriend.||Legion vol. 5 #14 (Mar. 2006)|
|Legionnaires (including Dav Huntr of T'spiri who looks like Superboy) swap stories about the core team's legends, including trips to the ancient past to meet the heroes who'd inspired them: Brainy leading a team to help two Green Lanterns and two Flashes; Wildfire's team meeting Captain Comet and the Secret Society of Super Villains; Sensor Girl, Blok, Quislet and the White Witch saving Barry Allen from dying during the Crisis. NOTE: This issue contains a run-down on all members. Notable changes include: Chameleon Boy's antennae only appear when he's scanning something to imitate; Element Lad's transmutations only last 60 seconds. Saturn Girl has no vocal chords; Colossal Boy is from a race of giants who shrink.||Legion vol. 5 #15 (Apr. 2006)|