INDEX / CHRONOLOGY

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The Witching Hour #13, March 1971

"The Maze"

Writer: Marv Wolfman
Pencils:
Inks:
Editor:

Firsts: The Psions.

Notes: This early first appearance of the Psions does not name their race. It also does not fit with the Psion's later appearances, because supposedly, they were restricted to Vegan space (this story presumably takes place on Earth).

DC Comics Presents #26, October 1980

"Where Nightmares Begin"

Writer: Marv Wolfman
Pencils: George Pérez
Inks: Dick Giordano
Editor: Len Wein

Firsts: Princess Koriand'r of Tamaran, Starfire II. Victor Stone, Cyborg. Raven. The New Teen Titans.

Notes: Though this is Koriand'r's first appearance, New Teen Titans #1 precedes it in continuity.

New Teen Titans (vol. 1) #1, November 1980

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Writer/Co-Plotter: Marv Wolfman
Pencils/Co-Plotter: George Pérez
Inks: Romeo Tanghal
Editor: Len Wein

Firsts: The Gordanian race (of the planet Karna). 1st mention of the Vegan world Hnyxx.

Green Lantern #136-137, Jan.-Feb. 1981

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Writer:
Pencils:
Inks: Romeo Tanghal
Editor: Len Wein

Notes: This story, set partially in the future, features an appearance by the "future" Gordanians (their second appearance).

Green Lantern #141, June 1981

"The Lurkers in the Shadow"

Writer: Marv Wolfman

Artist: Joe Staton
Editor: Len Wein

Firsts: The Omega Men: Broot, Demonia, Harpis, Kalista, Nimbus, Primus, Tigorr, and dozens of other unnamed Omega Men. The essence of Lambien first appears in this story, but is not named.

Notes: Dissention in the ranks is evident from the beginning, especially among Tigorr and Demonia.

Green Lantern #142, July 1981

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Writer: Marv Wolfman

Artist: Joe Staton
Editor: Len Wein

Firsts: Lambien, son of the goddess X'Hal is reincarnated as the being Auron. First mention of X'Hal herself.

Notes: This story tells many things which were later refuted:

  1. Nimbus mentions that he met a Green Lantern on his homeworld of Kordo 2. This information is later invalidated because: (a) Nimbus is not from Kordo 2 but Emana Branx, and (b) the Green Lantern Corps have been banned from Vegan space for millenia.
  2. Kalista says that Primus is the rightful ruler of "Euforix.": (a) The planet will later be consistently spelled "Euphorix," and (b) Kalista herself is the hereditary heir to the Euphoran throne; Primus is her consort.
  3. The Gordanians in this story arc are depicted as orange (and later green) robots for the first and only time.

Also, Kalista exhibits telekinetic powers, like Primus'. In the Omega Men series, her hex magic instead produces an image in her opponents' heads.

Green Lantern #143, August 1981

"Call Him Auron! Gold of Light! God of Death!"

Writer: Marv Wolfman

Artist: Joe Staton
Editor: Cary Burkett

Notes: In this story, the Gordanians change from orange to green.
The story maintains that there are 23 worlds in the Vegan system, which is later consistently told to be 22.
Tigorr first mentions the "Siege of Alaran" where the Citadel killed his wife. Broot also first tells of his child's murder and his wife's enslavement.

Tales of the New Teen Titans (vol. 1) #4, September 1982

"Starfire"

Writer/Co-Plotter: Marv Wolfman
Pencils/Co-Plotter: George Pérez
Inks: Romeo Tanghal
Editor: Len Wein

Firsts: Starfire's family: parents Myand'r & Luand'r, brother Ryand'r and her evil sister Komand'r (Blackfire). The Okaaran and Psion races. The worlds of Tamaran, Okaara and the Citadel Homeworld.

Notes: It's stated that the Psions and the Citadel have been warring for over 1,000 years.

Action Comics #535, September 1982

"Enter--the Omega Men!"

Writer: Marv Wolfman

Artist: Joe Staton
Editor: Julius Schwartz

Notes: The Omegans' meeting with Superman was told in pre-Crisis times. It is unclear how this event occurred in post-Crisis continuity.
This story suggests that Vegan natives are inherently more physically resiliant than Earthlings.
In this story, Primus says there are 22 Vegan worlds; this number is used from this point forward.

Action Comics #536, October 1982

"Battle Beneath the Earth"

Plot: Marv Wolfman

Script: Paul Kupperberg
Pencils: Joe Staton
Inks: Sal Trapani
Editor: Julius Schwartz

Notes: This story runs concurrently with New Teen Titans #23.

New Teen Titans (vol. 1) #23, September 1982

"Kidnapped!"

Writer/Co-Plotter: Marv Wolfman
Pencils/Co-Plotter: George Pérez
Inks: Romeo Tanghal
Editor: Len Wein

Notes: This story runs concurrently with Action Comics #536.

New Teen Titans (vol. 1) #24, October 1982

"Citadel Strike!"

Writer/Co-Plotter: Marv Wolfman

Pencils/Co-Plotter: George Pérez
Inks: Romeo Tanghal
Editor: Len Wein

Firsts: The Branx race, Lord Damyn. 1st full appearance of X'Hal.

Notes: Komand'r recounts for the first time the origin of the Citadel homeworld, how its moon was destroyed by the Psions. Kalista's homeworld is still spelled "Euforix."

New Teen Titans (vol. 1) #25, November 1982

"War!"

Writer/Co-Plotter: Marv Wolfman
Pencils/Co-Plotter: George Pérez
Inks: Romeo Tanghal
Editor: Len Wein

New Teen Titans (vol. 1) Annual #1, 1982

"Final Conflict!"

Writer/Co-Plotter: Marv Wolfman
Pencils/Co-Plotter: George Pérez
Inks: Romeo Tanghal
Editor: Len Wein

Notes: First account of the origin of Xhal. 1st adult appearance of Ryand'r.

Green Lantern #161, February 1983

"...And They Shall Crush the Headmen!"

Writer: Mike W. Barr
Pencils: Keith Pollard
Inks: Pablo Marcos
Editor: Ernie Colón

Firsts: The Citadel's Lord Tiror.

Green Lantern #164, May 1983

"Hero"

Writer: Todd Klein

Artist: Dave Gibbons
Editor: Ernie Colón

Firsts: The Green Man.

Notes: No background is given for the Green Man in his Green Lantern appearances. Most of this information comes from his Who's Who entry.
The entry also states that his space sector (the one which contains Vega) is 2828.

Green Lantern #167, August 1983

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Writer: Todd Klein

Artist: Dave Gibbons
Editor: Ernie Colón

Firsts: The Spider Guild. The Green Lantern, Brin (who retires).

Notes: The Green Man only has a cameo in this story. He is shown battling the Spider Guild.

Green Lantern #172, January 1984

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Writer: Todd Klein

Artist: Dave Gibbons
Editor: Ernie Colón

Notes: The Green Man appears in both a solo story and in-panel in the main Green Lantern story. He next appears in Omega Men #25.

Omega Men #1, April 1983

"The Sacred and the Profane!"

Writer: Roger Slifer

Artist: Keith Giffen
Editor: Marv Wolfman

Firsts: The "Breathers," symbiotes which attach to humanoids and protect them from inhospitable environs. The worlds Slagg and Changralyn.

Notes: Broot's real name, Charis-Nar, is revealed.
In the letter column, writer Roger Slifer explains his approach to the series. He notes that Keith Giffen redesigned Primus & Kalista's costumes.

Omega Men #2, May 1983

"The Sacred and the Profane!"

Writer: Roger Slifer

Artist: Keith Giffen
Editor: Marv Wolfman

Firsts: Omegan minions Shally and Chipwah. An unnamed Citadel commander (in shadow). Broot's wife, Kattayan-Besh (she is not named until Omega Men #13).

Notes: Nimbus says that the inscriptions about Broot are written in Interlac. Kalista wears a new costume.
Marv Wolfman writes the letter column, giving details behind the Omega Men's creation.

Omega Men #3, June 1983

"Assault on Euphorix!"

Writer: Roger Slifer
Pencils: Keith Giffen
Inks: Mike DeCarlo
Editor: Marv Wolfman

Firsts: Shlagen (a native of Slagg), Doc (a cyborg medic from Aello). Humbek (killed by Lobo). Bounty hunters Lobo and Bedlam. Harry Hokum, an Earth man and new Citadel ally. A vampiric beast, the Greeshagurt. The Citadel commander from last issue appears here in full.

Notes: Lobo's origins are completely different from the Lobo who appears after the Crisis. Omega Men #17 reveals one similarity: he is the last of his race. However, the pre-Crisis Lobo's was "Velorpian," not "Czarnian," and his people were killed by the Psions, not Lobo himself.
It is not told how Harry Hokum came to Vega from Earth.

Omega Men #4, July 1983

"Breakdown"

Writer: Roger Slifer
Pencils: Keith Giffen
Inks: Mike DeCarlo
Editor: Marv Wolfman

Firsts: Felicity (of the same race as Tigorr).

Notes: Demonia is killed by Tigorr.
There is an Omegan on the cover who bears resemblance to Elu, who debuts in Omega Men #26.
Tigorr's sexual relationship with Felicity is revealed.

Omega Men #5, August 1983

"Eye of the Tigorr"

Writer: Roger Slifer
Pencils: Keith Giffen
Inks: Mike DeCarlo
Editor: Marv Wolfman

Notes: Doc incorrectly calls Felicity "Felicia" in this story.

Omega Men #6, September 1983

"Victory!"

Writer: Roger Slifer
Pencils: Keith Giffen
Inks: Mike DeCarlo
Editor: Marv Wolfman

Firsts: X'Hal's second son (Lambien's twin), the Citadel leader who is now merged with the Complex-Complex; his birth name is never mentioned. Who's Who lists him under "Complex-Complex." Tigorr's second-in-command, Gepsen, who dies in this issue. The Balliwag race. Alonzo Dulak, ruler of Euphorix.

Notes: Auron states that the anger induced by X'Hal is now gone, suggesting that X'Hal is also gone.

Omega Men #7, October 1983

"The Way it Began..."

Writer: Roger Slifer
Pencils: Tod Smith
Inks: Mike DeCarlo
Editor: Marv Wolfman

Firsts: The world of Emana Branx, in the Madgap Nebula (home to the Branx race, and Nimbus).

Notes: The star Vega is revealed as a red sun. This story reveals the origin of X'Hal and the Citadel.

Omega Men #8, November 1983

"Jubilation"

Writer: Roger Slifer
Pencils: Tod Smith
Inks: Mike DeCarlo
Editor: Marv Wolfman

Firsts: Kalista's servant, Rhoark.

Omega Men #9, December 1983

"Hail, Kalista... Once and Future Queen!"

Writer: Roger Slifer
Pencils: Tod Smith
Inks: Mike DeCarlo
Editor: Marv Wolfman

Firsts: The Ravagers.

Omega Men #10, January 1984

"Çompromising Positions"

Writer: Roger Slifer
Pencils: Tod Smith
Inks: Mike DeCarlo
Editor: Marv Wolfman

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