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Legion Publication History

1958-19641965-19701971-19781979-19821983-19861986-19891989-19941994-1996
1997-19981998-19991999-20012001-20042004-20062007200820092010201120122013
Adult LegionHomage and ParodyL.E.G.I.O.N.PrecursorsReferenceReprints
SpinoffsSeries IndexChronological IndexIndividual series pagesColour key

This page is written from
the Real World point of view
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Solicit image of the Legion of Super-Heroes: 1050 Years In the Future TPB, a collection of stories from across the Legion's histories.

Introduction

One of the goals of the Legion Wiki is to provide a comprehensive chronicle of every Legion-related story. All major appearances will eventually be detailed, with minor or cameo appearances receiving less attention on summary pages. The Legion Publication History (LPH) is a both a quick reference index of all those appearances and an easy way to find links to all the corresponding issue pages in the wiki.

The primary LPH pages are a chronological listing of issues as they were published. Separate pages have been created for information specific to individual series, with information collected from the regular LPH. Reprints and reference material get their sections, and several pages group issues of a particular theme (see the Area-Specific Pages section). The easiest way to navigate through the LPH is by using the Nav bar located at the top and bottom of each LPH page. Individual series pages are listed in the series list, and relevant series pages are also linked at the bottom of most LPH pages. Eras are noted by colored headers as the chronology of issues proceeds, with background shading to denote out-of-era issues, reprints, and cameos (see color key).

Typical entries within the LPH list series title and issue number, story titles, issue credits, noteworthy events and a brief synopsis. Note that since the LPH is written from the real world point of view, issues are mostly ordered by actual publication date without regard to story chronology (the exception being that, when issues are published on the same date, the order of issue entries may be influenced by story events).

Legion's Publication History Summary

While the chronological pages that follow list every issue individually, many new readers may benefit from a brief summary of the various stages and series that encompass the more than fifty years of Legion history. Following is a brief summary of the various periods from 1958 to present.

1958-1962: Early sporadic guest appearances

1962-1966: Headlining Adventure Comics

1966-1969: The Jim Shooter years

1969-1970: Backup stories in Action Comics

1971-1977: Taking over Superboy

1977-1979: Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes

1980-1984: Their own series and the Levitz/Giffen years

1984-1989: The baxter series

1989-1994: "Five Years Later"

1994-1999: Post-Zero Hour

1999-2004: The Abnett/Lanning years

2004-2007: The Waid/Kitson threeboot

2007-2009: The second Jim Shooter run

2007-2010: "The Lightning Saga" and the Geoff Johns retroboot

2010-2011: The return of Paul Levitz

2011-Present: Post-Flashpoint series

Series List

Following are links to individual Legion Publication History pages listing all issues for a specific series. A series must have two or more Legion-related issues to merit its own page. Those series with only one Legion-related issue are represented on the Specials page.

Area-specific pages


Legion Publication History

1958-19641965-19701971-19781979-19821983-19861986-19891989-19941994-1996
1997-19981998-19991999-20012001-20042004-20062007200820092010201120122013
Adult LegionHomage and ParodyL.E.G.I.O.N.PrecursorsReferenceReprints
SpinoffsSeries IndexChronological IndexIndividual series pagesColour key

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