Legion Broadcast History

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This page lists Legion-related media that has been "broadcast" and has been made available in free, non-tangible format. For the context of this article, "broadcast" includes (but is not limited to) TV shows via air/cable/satellite, internet content such as webisodes and podcasts, mobile phone mobisodes, etc.

The Video Release History page includes new or existing content for which payment is required. This includes tangible format (DVD, VHS, etc.) or non-tangible format which must be purchased over the internet (e.g., downloading episodes in iTunes).

Legends of the Super-Heroes (1979)

Challenge.jpg Legends of the Super-Heroes #1 (original airdate February 3, 1979)
  • The Challenge
    • W: Mike Marmer, Chris Darley; D: Bill Carruthers, Chris Darley
    • Story: The Super-Villains have created a bomb in order to destroy the world. The Super-Heroes rise to the challenge, but are tricked into drinking Mordru's magical potion, which robs them of their powers. Will they be able to track down the Super-Villains at their lair and save the world?
    • Appearances: Mordru
Roast.jpg Legends of the Super-Heroes #2 (original airdate February 10, 1979)
  • The Roast
    • W: Mike Marmer, Chris Darley; D: Bill Carruthers, Chris Darley
    • Story: Batman & Robin are summoned to the Hall of Justice along with their peers, to be good-naturedly roasted by friend and foe alike. Hosted by Ed McMahon, it was a superhero version of the "Dean Martin Roasts" which had been successful for NBC a few years before.
    • Appearances: Mordru

DC Animated Universe (various series, 1998-2006)

NewKidsInTown-LegionnairesClark.jpg Superman: The Animated Series #3.03 (original airdate October 31, 1998)
  • New Kids in Town
    • W: Stan Berkowitz, Rich Fogel; D: Butch Lukic, Dan Riba
    • Story: Brainiac travels back in time from the year 2979 to destroy a young Clark Kent before he becomes Superman.
    • Appearances: Cosmic Boy, Saturn Girl, Chameleon Boy, Clark Kent, Legion Time Bubble, Legion HQ
    • Cameo Appearances: Andromeda, Apparition, Bouncing Boy, Brainiac 5, Dream Girl, Gossamer, Kid Quantum (James Cullen), Live Wire, Triad, Ultra Boy
GSNT-Mordru.jpg Justice League Unlimited #1.07 (original airdate September 11, 2004)
  • The Greatest Story Never Told
    • W: Andrew Kreisberg; D: Dan Riba
    • Story: While the League has an epic battle in downtown Metropolis, c-list glory hound Booster Gold learns what it means to be a true hero.
    • Appearances: Mordru
FarFromHome11.jpg Justice League Unlimited #3.10 (original airdate April 15, 2006)
  • Far from Home
    • W: Dwayne McDuffie (story), Paul Dini (teleplay); D: Dan Riba
    • Story: On her 21st birthday, Supergirl, Green Lantern & Green Arrow are kidnapped and taken to the 31st Century by Brainiac 5 and Bouncing Boy of the Legion of Super-Heroes, where Supergirl is destined to embark on her very last mission -- a battle against the Fatal Five and the Legion itself.
    • Appearances: Supergirl, Brainiac 5, Bouncing Boy, Fatal Five, Time Bubble, Flight Ring
    • Cameo Appearances: Blok, Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Lightning Lad (formerly Live Wire), Phantom Girl (formerly Apparition), Saturn Girl, Shadow Lass, Timber Wolf, Ultra Boy, Wildfire

Legion of Super Heroes (season 1, 2006-2007)

1.01 Man of Tomorrow.jpg Legion of Super Heroes #1.01 (original airdate September 23, 2006)
  • Man of Tomorrow
    • W: Amy Wolfram; D: Ben Jones
    • Story: When fearsome villains the Fatal Five set their sights on the newly formed Legion of Super Heroes, three of the Legion's members go back in time to get help from the greatest hero of all time: Superman. Instead they find Clark Kent, aware of his powers but not yet of his grand destiny.
    • Appearances: Bouncing Boy, Brainiac 5, Lightning Lad, Phantom Girl, Saturn Girl, Superman, Triplicate Girl, Fatal Five, Time Bubble, Flight Ring, Mission Monitor Board
    • Cameo Appearances (mentioned): Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Shrinking Violet
1.02 Timber Wolf.jpg Legion of Super Heroes #1.02 (original airdate September 30, 2006)
  • Timber Wolf
    • W: Matt Wayne; D: Lauren Montgomery
    • Story: A mysterious scientist asks the Legion to help capture a dangerous creature. They succeed, only to discover the creature is nowhere near as dangerous as the scientist himself.
1.03 Legacy.jpg Legion of Super Heroes #1.03 (original airdate October 7, 2006)
  • Legacy
    • W: Scott Sonneborn; D: Tim Maltby
    • Story: Superman unknowingly saves the life of Alexis, one of the wealthiest people in the galaxy. Alexis and Superman become fast friends, but when Superman's Legion responsibilities get in the way of their friendship, Alexis decides to do something about it...
1.06 Phantoms.jpg Legion of Super Heroes #1.06 (original airdate November 4, 2006)
  • Phantoms
    • W: Rob Hoegee; D: Tim Maltby
    • Story: When Superman accidentally opens a gateway to a phantom dimension, a young man with powers identical to his is freed in the process. Now Superman must not only stop this destructive visitor, but also rescue the Legionnaires when they become trapped in the visitor's dimension.
1.05 Champions.jpg Legion of Super Heroes #1.05 (original airdate November 11, 2006)
  • Champions
    • W: Matt Wayne; D: Lauren Montgomery
    • Story: While supporting Lighting Lad as he competes in the challenging Galactic Games, Superman and Phantom Girl uncover a sinister plot by the Fatal Five! Lightning Lad has troubles of his own when he finds his biggest competition from someone close to him.
1.04 Fear Factory.jpg Legion of Super Heroes #1.04 (original airdate November 18, 2006)
  • Fear Factory
    • W: John Esposito; D: Ben Jones
    • Story: During a cosmic storm, the team takes refuge in a creepy, derelict space station. On board, one-by-one, each Legionnaire faces his or her deepest fear -- and then disappears.
1.09-Brain-Drain.jpg Legion of Super Heroes #1.09 (original airdate February 3, 2007)
  • Brain Drain
    • W: Rob Hummell; D: Tim Maltby
    • Story: A major malfunction sends Brainiac 5's genius IQ plummeting. To obtain the rare element needed to save him, Superman and Timber Wolf must travel to the most inhospitable planet in the galaxy -- and thanks to a transporter accident, they have only Brainy's head to guide them.
1.08 Lightning Storm.jpg Legion of Super Heroes #1.08 (original airdate February 10, 2007)
  • Lightning Storm
    • W: Stan Berkowitz; D: Lauren Montgomery
    • Story: Much to the Legion's disappointment, Lighting Lad accepts an invitation to join an older, "cooler" team. Once there, however, Lightning Lad realizes these new heroes aren't exactly what they seem. Now, caught between the Legion and his new friends, Lighting Lad must decide once and for all where his loyalties lie.
1.10 Substitutes.jpg Legion of Super Heroes #1.10 (original airdate February 17, 2007)
  • The Substitutes
    • W: Scott Sonneborn; D: Ben Jones
    • Story: It's that time of year again -- Legion Auditions! This year's crop is hardly promising, with most hopefuls turning out to be comic duds. But when the Legion is overwhelmed fighting a mysterious foe in Earth's upper atmosphere, a group of rejects takes it upon themselves to save the world below... with outrageous results.
1.07 Child's Play.jpg Legion of Super Heroes #1.07 (original airdate February 24, 2007)
  • Child's Play
    • W: Marty Isenberg; D: Ben Jones
    • Story: A young sorcerer arrives on Earth and causes a heap of trouble. In an effort to send him home, Superman learns of his vulnerability to magic, while Phantom Girl puts her diplomatic skills to the test as she travels to the sorcerer's secretive world to ask for help.
1.11 Chain of Command.jpg Legion of Super Heroes #1.11 (original airdate March 3, 2007)
  • Chain of Command
    • W: Amy Wolfram; D: Lauren Montgomery
    • Story: When disaster strikes Lightning Lad's home planet of Winath, the Legion is called to help. Lightning Lad's efforts to take charge are thwarted however when long-absent Legion leader Cosmic Boy arrives with an enigmatic new hero in tow.
1.12 Sundown Part1.jpg Legion of Super Heroes #1.12 (original airdate April 28, 2007)
  • Sundown pt. 1
    • W: David Slack; D: Tim Maltby
    • Story: The Legion is put to the ultimate test when an ancient weapon known as a Sun Eater comes to life. The Legion mounts a heroic defense, but the Sun Eater proves too powerful. Now at full strength, the unstoppable Sun Eater sets its sights on Earth... Part one of a two-part episode.
1.13 Sundown Part2.jpg Legion of Super Heroes #1.13 (original airdate May 5, 2007)
  • Sundown pt. 2
    • W: Rob Hoegee; D: Ben Jonessv
    • Story: With the Sun Eater on a direct course for Earth's sun, the Legion has no choice but to ask bitter enemies for help to stop it. Superman meanwhile has his toughest battle yet when he discovers the stealthy alien controlling the sinister machine. In the end, the Legion triumphs... but at a terrible cost. Part two of a two-part episode.

Legion of Super Heroes (season 2, 2007-2008)

2.01 Man from the Edge of Tomorrow pt. 1.jpg Legion of Super Heroes #2.01 (original airdate September 22, 2007)
  • Man from the Edge of Tomorrow, part 1
    • W: Michael Jelenic; D: Brandon Vietti
    • Story: In the 41st century, the universe will be terrorized by a warrior named Imperiex. The only person standing in the way of his plans for domination is a clone of the original Superman. But unable to defeat Imperiex and his vast army alone, the clone travels to the 31st century to recruit history¹s greatest super hero team, the Legion, to help fight this threat.
    • Appearances:
    • Cameo Appearances (mentioned):
2.02 Man from the Edge of Tomorrow pt. 2.jpg Legion of Super Heroes #2.02 (original airdate September 29, 2007)
  • Man from the Edge of Tomorrow, part 2
    • W: Greg Weisman; D: Scott Jeralds
    • Story: The Legion has returned from the 41st century with Superman-X, a genetically-enhanced Superman clone. But Imperiex, the destroyer of galaxies, has reached the 31st century first -- and unleashed all of the Legion's greatest enemies. To restore order and combat this near-invincible foe, the Legion will once again turn to the past for help in the form of an older, more mature Superman with far greater grasp of his powers.
    • Appearances:
    • Cameo Appearances (mentioned):
2.03 Cry Wolf.jpg Legion of Super Heroes #2.03 (original airdate October 6, 2007)
  • Cry Wolf
    • W: J. M. DeMatteis; D: James Tucker
    • Story: After being convicted for a deadly attack on his father, Timber Wolf must escape Legion custody and track down the real assassin, while being both hunted and aided by various teammates. It¹s up to Chameleon Boy and Phantom Girl to help Timber Wolf clear his name and discover the truth.
    • Appearances:
    • Cameo Appearances (mentioned):
2.04 Chained Lightning.jpg Legion of Super Heroes #2.04 (original airdate October 13, 2007)
  • Chained Lightning
    • W: Matt Wayne; D: Brandon Vietti
    • Story: Lightning Lad discovers that his sister, Ayla, long thought to be lost in the same Lightning Beast attack that gave him and his brother, Mekt, their powers, is really alive. However, Ayla is now in the form of pure electromagnetic energy. Lightning Lad must find a way to save Ayla before Imperiex can harness this energy for his own diabolical use.
    • Appearances:
    • Cameo Appearances (mentioned):
2.05 Karate Kid.jpg Legion of Super Heroes #2.05 (original airdate October 27, 2007)
  • Karate Kid
    • W: Eddie Guzelian; D: Brandon Vietti, Scott Jeralds
    • Story: When the dreaded Legion Auditions produce just one potential new member (Nemesis Kid), Superman and Chameleon Boy go out recruiting, and finds an unlikely candidate to join the Legion. A perpetual underdog, Karate Kid has no super powers, ­which goes against Legion membership rules, ­ but Superman believes he has the heart to be a Legionnaire. As the Legion hunts down Grimbor the Chainsman, both Karate Kid and Chameleon Boy believe that they can be essential to the team, while the others worry that they're only putting themselves in harm's way.
    • Appearances:
    • Cameo Appearances (mentioned):
2.06 Who Am I.jpg Legion of Super Heroes #2.06 (original airdate November 3, 2007)
  • Who Am I?
    • W: J. M. DeMatteis; D: James Tucker
    • Story: In order to infiltrate Imperiex's ranks, the Legion decide to have Chameleon Boy take the form of the villain Persuader. But in order to make the disguise complete, they must also reprogram Chameleon Boy's mind so that he believes that he actually is Persuader. Things go terribly wrong when his Legion teammates are unable to make Chameleon Boy remember who he really is.
    • Appearances:
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2.07 Unnatural Alliances.jpg Legion of Super Heroes #2.07 (original airdate November 17, 2007)
  • Unnatural Alliances
    • W: Keith Damron; D: Brandon Vietti
    • Story: When Terra Man, a villain from the future, arrives in the 31st century to hunt down a child, the Legion quickly acts to save the boy and keep him clear of Imperiex's obvious plot. But after Imperiex proves to be the boy's protector, the Legion must uncover why.
    • Appearances:
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2.08 Message in a Bottle.jpg Legion of Super Heroes #2.08 (original airdate December 1, 2007)
  • Message in a Bottle
    • W: Joseph Kuhr; D: Brandon Vietti, Scott Jeralds
    • Story: Superman and the Legion must venture into the legendary bottled city of Kandor in order to stop Imperiex, who seeks an advanced Kryptonian technology believed to be hidden inside. In order to help the Legion and clear his "family" name, Brainiac 5 must delve deep into his memory banks to access information from the original Brainiac.
    • Appearances:
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2.09 In the Beginning.jpg Legion of Super Heroes #2.09 (original airdate March 8, 2008)
  • In the Beginning
    • W: Steven Melching; D: James Tucker
    • Story: While on a mission to rescue the Legion's benefactor, R.J. Brande, our heroes find themselves reminiscing about how the Legion was first created by Brande and its founding members: Cosmic Boy, Lightning Lad and Saturn Girl.
    • Appearances:
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2.10 Trials.jpg Legion of Super Heroes #2.10 (original airdate March 15, 2008)
  • Trials
    • W: Steven Melching; D: James Tucker
    • Story: The evil sorcerer Mordru has attacked the magical planet of Zarok, forcing the young and immature wizard Zyx to turn to the Legion for help. While the Legion battles Mordru, Zyx must restore his own powers by passing a series of trials designed to prove his worth as a wizard. He'll have Kell-El along to assist.
    • Appearances:
    • Cameo Appearances (mentioned):
2.11 In Your Dreams.jpg Legion of Super Heroes #2.11 (original airdate March 22, 2008)
  • In Your Dreams
    • W: Stan Berkowitz; D: Brandon Vietti
    • Story: With the power to see the future in her dreams, Dream Girl warns the Legion of attacks by the criminal organization The Dark Circle aimed to take down the United Planets. However, Lightning Lad wonders if Dream Girl or her visions can be trusted.
    • Appearances:
    • Cameo Appearances (mentioned):
2.12 Dark Victory pt. 1.jpg Legion of Super Heroes #2.12 (original airdate March 29, 2008)
  • Dark Victory, part 1
    • W: J.M. DeMatteis and Michael Jelenic; D: Brandon Vietti
    • Story: As Imperiex sets in motion one final assault designed to bring him control of the galaxy, Brainiac 5 must fight for control of himself as the ancient programming of Brainiac 1.0 emerges.
    • Appearances:
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2.13 Dark Victory pt. 2.jpg Legion of Super Heroes #2.13 (original airdate April 5, 2008)
  • Dark Victory, part 2
    • W: J.M. DeMatteis and Michael Jelenic; D: Brandon Vietti
    • Story: The Legion engages the new Brainiac 6 in final battle before it digitalizes the entire universe.
    • Appearances:
    • Cameo Appearances (mentioned):

Smallville (season 8, 2008-2009)

Smallville Legion.jpg Smallville #8.11 (original airdate January 15, 2009)
  • Legion
    • W: Geoff Johns; D: Glen Winter
    • Story: Three teenagers from the future appear to help Clark Kent stop the Persuader and Brainiac.
    • Appearances: Rokk Krinn, Imra Ardeen, Garth Ranzz, Persuader
    • Cameo Appearances (mentioned):
Smallville Doomday.jpg Smallville #8.22 (original airdate May 14, 2009)
  • Doomsday
    • W: Kelly Souders & Brian Peterson; D: James Marshall
    • Story: Rokk tries to get Clark to avoid going to his death.
    • Appearances: Rokk Krinn
    • Cameo Appearances (mentioned):