LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES

Legion 4

Chronology

For now, this chronology will remain sparse. Only events in the New 52 era that are known to be in this Legin's continuity will be added.

Conventions

  • Color Codes:
    A new member joins the Legion A Legionnaire dies Major story arc
  • 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.

Comments

Issue #

Saturn Girl is a patient at Arkham Asylum. She says, "I've seen the future." They have her Legion flight ring. She wants to speak with Superman and is questioned by Metropolis police. Notes: Writer of this issue, Geoff Johns, said, "Saturn Girl is the heart and soul of the Legion of Super-Heroes. When everybody's saying, 'Legion doesn't work anymore. There's too much xenophobia. You can't change people.' Saturn Girl says, 'Yes, you can. Then suddenly, you realize she can read people's minds. She knows everyone's deepest darkest secrets. If she has faith, then at the base level, human beings and aliens and everybody can reach that goal, can reach achievement and have that goodness inside them. I believe her. I'm with her. And that's why Saturn Girl is so important to the Legion. She's at the epicenter of truth for the entire universe for me."

DC Universe: Rebirth (July 2016)

Batman takes no notice of Jane Doe, aka Saturn Girl. From Batman #9 (2016); art by Mikel Janin.

While collecting operatives for his own Suicide Squad from Arkham Asylum, Batman passes a Saturn Girl (named "Doe"), who draws a Legion symbol on her cell wall. Notes: Writer Tom King said, "There is this huge spine running up the back of the DC Universe, and 'Batman' ties directly into it and it is plotted out to 2019 and even beyond that. Saturn Girl ... plays a role in the story going forward."

Batman v.2 #9 (Dec. 2016)

Justice League vs. Suicide Squad

Several years ago: Amanda Waller forms her first Suicide Squad with Rustam as Task Force X field commander. He leads Dr. Polaris, Johnny Sorrow, Lobo, Cyclotron, and the Emerald Empress (who seeks intel about Saturn Girl).

Justice League #9 (Mar. 2017)

Maxwell Lord frees the original Suicide Squad from Belle Reve penitentiary, for revenge against Amanda Waller.

Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #1 (Feb. 2017)

The Emerald Empress comments, she "feels like time is missing. I must find the Legionnaire."

Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #2 (Mar. 2017)

The Emerald Empress appears in the 21st century in search of Saturn Girl, gets wrapped up in the Suicide Squad. From Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #3 (2017); art by Jesus Merino and Andy Owens.

The Empress' Emerald Eye of Ekron is described as a weapon of immense mystic energy, and has elements of Green Lantern technology.

Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #3 (Apr. 2017)

The Empress advises Superman to let Max get what he wants, if he wants a better future. The Eye refuses to fire on Green Lantern Jessica Cruz. G.L. Simon Baz damages the eye, forcing the Empress to retreat, continuing her search for Saturn Girl. Note: An editorial note says this plot thread will continue in the pages of Supergirl.

Justice League vs. Suicide Squad #4 (May 2017)

DOOMSDAY CLOCK

Saturn Girl breaks herself and Rorschach II out of Arkham Asylum.

Doomsday Clock #4 (May 2018)

Saturn Girl and Rorschach II to in search of "great big light" (Green Lantern's lantern, which Johnny Thunder has just found). She has reclaimed her flight ring.

Doomsday Clock #5 (July 2018)

Saturn Girl and Rorschach find Johnny Thunder, then Ozymandius. She mentions that she was "sent her to help cleanse the time stream of an unknown anomaly that threatens [Superman]."

Doomsday Clock #7 (Nov. 2018)

Doctor Manhattan looks into the future and sees the Legion, sees Ferro Lad's death. But when he looks again, he sees nothing... because of his own machinations.

Doomsday Clock #9 (May 2019)

Doctor Manhattan sees the day that the Legion admits Superboy to the Legion. He realizes that Superman is the anchor to all other points in the universe's history.

Doomsday Clock #10 (July 2019)

LEGION of Super-Heroes: MILLENNIUM

After a year in space solving the mystery of Krypton's demise, Supergirl returns to Earth to discover that everything she knew as Kara Danvers is gone! Plus, the usurper Brainiac-1 has set his sights on the unsuspecting Girl of Steel-and his plans are far from benevolent!

Supergirl v.5 #33 ()

Lex Luthor is back in Metropolis–and he's ready to wreak havoc! First stop, the most dangerous woman in the DC Universe: Lois Lane! Alone, her family a galaxy away, will Lois be tempted by Apex Lex's offer? What does Lex have that this reporter can't turn away from? Don't miss this shocking new twist in the Superman mythos!

Superman v. 5 #14 ()

Sept. 18: The series focuses on a most unlikely tour guide to the 31st Century, a familiar face to DC fans who finds herself suddenly immortal. As she learns to cope with her newfound immortality and the reason she was chosen for this quest, her 1,000-year odyssey will connect all of DC's future timelines for the very first time. Along the way she encounters a host of DC heroes from the future.

Legion of Super-Heroes: Millennium #1 ()

Oct. 2: Get on board for a journey through the future like no other! A gallery of all-star artists join our mysterious guide as they continue their 1,000-year journey toward the 31st century, inspiring Booster Gold to time-travel, debating fighting tactics with O.M.A.C. and making their way to the front door of the Legion of Super-Heroes. The DC event of the future is here now!

Legion of Super-Heroes: Millennium #2 ()

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Legion of Super-Heroes v.8 #1 ()