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

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

Comments

Issue #

21st Century

Son of Superman: Jonathan Kent

Convergence, pre-Flashpoint: When the multiverse is rewritten due to "Flashpoint," Brainiac plucks Clark Kent and Lois Lane from the dying reality and places them in a self-contained reality, on a world called Telos. Superman is deprived of his powers and Lois becomes pregnant.

Convergence: Superman #1 (July 2015)

On Telos, Clark Kent and Lois Lane have a son, Jonathan Samuel Kent. Note: This was Jonathan's first appearance in print. The story is no longer in continuity, retconned by the events of "Superman Reborn."

Convergence: Superman #2 (July 2015)

Lois and Clark retreat to Superman's Arctic Fortress of Solitude in preparation for the birth of their son, Jonathan Samuel Kent. They take sabbaticals from the Daily Planet (and the Justice League) and move to California. About a year later, they return to their former duties and relocate to rural Hamilton County, north of Metrppolis. Notes: This story retcons the Convergence tale of Jon's birth.

(Action Comics #978, June 2017)

Rebirth: After the birth of their son, Clark Kent and Lois Lane move to the Smith Farm in Hamilton County, 300 miles north of Metropolis. At the age of 10, Jon's heat vision manifests and he accidentally kills his cat. His super-hearing is also developing. Note: The Kents' life in Hamilton was originally part of their covert post-Convergence return, when the New 52 Superman still operated, in Superman: Lois & Clark #1 (Dec. 2015).

Superman v.4 #1 (Aug. 2016)

Superman introduces his son Jon to the Justice League as Superboy. Note: In New 52 continuity, there were two prior Superboys, a son of Superman from the future, and his clone. The pre-Flashpoint Superboy (Conner Kent, also a clone) also returned in Young Justice v.3 #1 (Mar. 2019).

Superman v.4 #6 (Early Nov. 2016)

Superboy uses freeze breath for the first time. He is taken by the Batman to the Batcave, where he meets Robin (Damian Wayne) and his ally, Nobody.

Superman v.4 #10 (Early Jan. 20176)

"Superman Reborn"

Part 1: Trapped outside reality by the events of Flashpoint, Mister Mxyzptlk finds his way back and kidnaps Jonathan Kent.

Superman v.4 #18 (Early May 2017)

Part 2: Mxyzptlk tortures Superman and Lois over the fate of their son, who is in the 5th Dimension.

Action Comics #975 (May 2017)

Part 3: Superman and Lois pursue Jon into the realm of Mxyzptlk.

Superman v.4 #19 (Late May 2017)

Part 4: Two versions of Superman and Lois Lane (pre- and post-Flashpoint) are essentially merged into one, and Superman's history and reality realigns more closely to his pre-Flashpoint experiences. Notes: Many flashbacks reference pre-Flashpoint Superman events, suggesting that much his history has been reinstated. This retroactively eliminates all previous appearances of the New 52 Superman. Clark, Lois and Jon do not remember any other existences, but do remember their "odd" encounter with Mxyzptlk. The resulting Superman, however, had never met the Legion of Super-Heroes.

Action Comics #976 (May 2017)

"Black Dawn": Batman says that Jon's powers should be fully developed by now. (#20) Jon is kidnapped by Manchester Black and his Super Elite. (#23) Black's Elite are aliens and they man a spaceship under Hamilton that helps keep a cosmic rift in check. Black claims Jon is destined to be more powerful than his father. He's betrayed by some of his Elite, who free Superman's allies. (#24) Under Black's control "Superboy Black" fights his father until a quantum explosion shakes him free (and gives Jon glimpses of a potential future). Afterwards, Jon can fly. (#25)

Superman v.4 #20-25 (Late May-Aug. 2017)

The Kent family moves back to Metropolis.

Action Comics #980 (July 2017)

The elusive Mr. Oz reveals that himself to Superman... he is his father, Jor-El.

Action Comics #987 (Nov. 2017)

Lois Lane and Jonathan Kent meet Jor-El.

Action Comics #989 (Dec. 2017)

The Super Sons of Tomorrow

Part 1: A version of Tim Drake (as Batman) arrives from the future on a mission to kill Superboy.

Superman v.4 #37 (Feb. 2018)

Part 2: The Titans learn that in Drake's future, Jon Kent releases a solar flare that kills millions. When Drake attacks Superboy, he provokes a similar release of power that partially destroys Titans Tower.

Super Sons #11 (Feb. 2018)

Part 3: Tim Drake adopts a new uniform and name, Savior. Robin tries to keep Superboy safe in hiding.

Teen Titans v.6 #15 (Feb. 2018)

Part 4: Superboy unleashes a solar flare, whose power is siphoned off by, and into the Savior. It gives him the power to travel through time..

Superman v.4 #38 (Early Mar. 2018)

Part 5: Superboy convinces Superman that his partnership with Robin is helping both of them to grow and become better heroes. The Titans vote against Superboy joining the team, because of his uncontrollable power.

Super Sons #12 (Mar. 2018)

While Rose Forrest is in her Thorn persona, she somehow gains immortality. Note: The Golden Age Rose Canton first appeared in Flash Comics #89 (Nov. 1947). Rose Forrest's first was Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane #105 (Oct. 1970). Her first appearance in this continuity was Action Comics #1012 (Aug. 2019).

(Legion of Super-Heroes: Millennium #1, Nov. 2019)

The Unity Saga: The House of El

Superman constructs a new Fortress of Solitude in the Bermuda Triangle.

Superman v.5 #1 (Oct. 2019),

Part 1: Jor-El's ship is immediately attacked by Dominators. Lois leaves soon thereafter, for her own safety.

Superman v.5 #7 (Mar. 2019)

Part 2: Jon soon realized that their trip was not going to be all fun, and that he had difficulty connecting with his grandfather. a Thanagarian skirmish, asked Kilowog and Arisia for a ride home took it back not to hurt Jor-El's feelings and he didn't speak to him again for some time. Before they could reconcile, their ship was pulled into a black hold and Jon landed on Earth-3, right in front of the Crime Syndicate of Amerika!

Superman v.5 #8 (Apr. 2019)

Part 3: He was swiftly kidnapped by Ultraman, plut inside a volcano away from the rays of the sun. This cruel version of his father visited frequently but gave Jon no hope of leaving. Eventually decided to try to ride a lava flow out of it, he had enough power to survive but still took time to heal. found his way to the CSA headquarters, where he was discovered by the evil version of his mother, Superwoman.

Superman v.5 #9 (May 2019)

Part 4: Just then he was finally located by Jor-El And gave him a new uniform. When Jon learned that he’d been gone for years, he demanded they return to Earth. They were attacked again by Rogol Zaar. For-El transported Jon immediately to Earth. Superman and Superboy are called to battle in space

Superman v.5 #10 (June 2019)

Part 4: Just then he was finally located by Jor-El And gave him a new uniform. When Jon learned that he’d been gone for years, he demanded they return to Earth. They were attacked again by Rogol Zaar. For-El transported Jon immediately to Earth. Superman and Superboy are called to battle in space

Superman v.5 #10 (June 2019)

Three weeks after leaving, Superboy returns from space — now 17 years old! (#6) He explains the whole affair to his parents. (#7) Notes: .

Superman v.5 #6-7 (Feb.-Mar. 2019)

The Superman and Zod families address the leaders of worlds across the galaxy. From Superman v.5 #14 (2019); art by Ivan Reis and Joe Prado.

Part : Superman, his son Jonathan Kent, and Supergirl ally with the family of Zod to defeat Rogol Zaar (who destroyed Krypton). To prevent it from happening again, they call together representatives from planets across the galaxy and suggest the formation of a United Planets. Just then, the Legion of Super-Heroes appears from the 31st century to praise the U.P.'s "founder," Jon Kent, and invite him to join their ranks. They claim that this day will become known as "Unity Day." Worlds represented include Bgtzl, Oa, Tamaran, Khundia, Thanagar, Rann, Okaara, the Dominion and Durla as well as the Red Lanterns, Spider Guild and Psions. First appearance of Blok, Brainiac 5, Bouncing Boy, Chameleon, Colossal Boy,Cosmic Boy, Dawnstar, Doctor Fate, Dream Girl, Element Lad, Gold Lantern , Invisible Kid, Karate Kid, Light Lass, Lightning Lad, Matter-Eater Lad, Mon-El, Monster Boy, Phantom Girl, Princess Projectra, Saturn Girl, Shadow Lass, Shrinking Violet, Star Boy, Sun Boy, Timber Wolf, Triplicate Girl, Ultra Boy, White Wizard, Wildfire, [radiation suit]. Notes: Members of the L.E.G.I.O.N. appear in the crowd. Zod's first New 52 appearance was .

Superman v.5 #14 (Oct. 2019), Supergirl v.7 #33 (Nov. 2019)

Conclusion: The Legion discovers that they have arrived earlier than intended; the United Planets has not officially formed yet. Superboy calls the day "Unity Day." They depart to give Superboy time to consider their offer. The United Planets is formed and their first formal act is to sentence Jor-El to return to Krypton, at the moment of its destruction.

Superman v.5 #15 (Nov. 2019)

Saturn Girl returns to escort Superboy to the future. Superman is given a device to call him back home.

Superman v.5 #16 (Dec. 2019

The Future

LEGION of Super-Heroes: MILLENNIUM

Rose Forrest meets the President — Supergirl. The medication that suppresses her alter ego, Thorn, is being discontinued and she fears what Thorn will do.

Legion of Super-Heroes: Millennium #1 (Nov. 2019)

2039: The Thorn meets Terry McGinnis, the Batman who succeeds Bruce Wayne (but she had hoped he was the original Batman). Note: The Batman Beyond television show debued on January 10, 1999, on Kids' WB. That world has also been said to exist on Earth-12 in the DC multiverse. The character's first in-comic appearance was Batman Beyond #1 (Mar. 1999).

Legion of Super-Heroes: Millennium #1 (Nov. 2019)

The Great Disaster: The Thorn steals the uniform of the original Superman from Kamandi and his friend, Ben Boxer. Note: Kamandi first appeared in Kamandi, the Last Boy on Earth #1 (Oct. 1972). No concrete date was ever given for this era.

Legion of Super-Heroes: Millennium #1 (Nov. 2019)

The Thorn applies to Tommy Tomorrow to become a part of the Planeteers, space adventurers. Note: Tomorrow first appeared in Real Fact Comics #6 (Jan. 1947), then regularly in Action Comics between 1948–58. His adventures were said to be 50–100 years in the future.

Legion of Super-Heroes: Millennium #1 (Nov. 2019)

25th-century Gotham City: Thorn meets security guard Michael Jon Carter (the future Booster Gold) at the Space Museum. Note: Booster Gold first appeared in Booster Gold #1 (Feb. 1986).

Legion of Super-Heroes: Millennium #2 (Dec. 2019)

Thorn challenges OMAC (Buddy Blank) to find solutions beyond violence, then she/Rose Forrest ventures into space. Note: OMAC first appeared in OMAC #1 (Oct. 1974). No definitive date was ever given for the future date of his adventures.

Legion of Super-Heroes: Millennium #2 (Dec. 2019)

31st Century

Rose Forrest arrives on New Earth on the day the Legion of Super-Heroes is founded. They are taking a photo to commemorate the day. Note: New Earth is made of floating cities, similar to its fate in Legion of Super-Heroes v.4 #39 (Jan. 1993).

Legion of Super-Heroes: Millennium #2 (Dec. 2019)

 

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