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Contents this page: 1986 (March-December)198719881989 (January-August)

1986 (March-December)

March

Cover art by Mark Texeira (pencils) and Carlos Garzon (inks) Hex #10 (publication date March 6, 1986, cover date June 1986)
  • The Sin Killers
    • Cameo appearance of Dawnstar, Element Lad, Shadow Lass and Superboy in a time bubble briefly arriving in the 21st century
Cover art by Steve Lightle Legion of Super-Heroes v3 #23 (publication date March 13, 1986, cover date June 1986)
  • Back Home in Hell!
    • W: Paul Levitz (plot, script), Steve Lightle (plot); P: Steve Lightle, Greg LaRocque (assist); I: Mike DeCarlo; C: Carl Gafford; L: John Costanza; E: Karen Berger
Cover art by George Perez and Dick Giordano Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe #16 (publication date March 20, 1986, cover date June 1986)
Cover art by George Perez (pencils) and Dick Giordano (inks) Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes #336 (publication date March 27, 1986, cover date June 1986)

April

Cover art by Greg LaRocque and Larry Mahlstedt Legion of Super-Heroes v3 #24 (publication date April 10, 1986, cover date July 1986)
  • Suspicion
    • W: Paul Levitz; P: Greg LaRocque; I: Larry Mahlstedt; C: Carl Gafford; L: John Costanza; E: Karen Berger
  • Togetherness
    • W: Paul Levitz; P: Norm Breyfogle; I: Mike DeCarlo, Arne Starr; C: Carl Gafford; L: John Costanza; E: Karen Berger
Cover art by George Perez Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe #17 (publication date April 17, 1986, cover date July 1986)
Cover art by Steve Lightle Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes #337 (publication date April 24, 1986, cover date July 1986)

May

Cover art by Steve Lightle and Ed Hannigan Legion of Super-Heroes v3 #25 (publication date May 8, 1986, cover date August 1986)
  • Revelation
    • W: Paul Levitz; P: Greg LaRocque; I: Mike DeCarlo, Arne Starr; C: Carl Gafford; L: John Costanza; E: Karen Berger
Cover art by George Perez and Dick Giordano Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe #18 (publication date May 15, 1986, cover date August 1986)
Cover art by Steve Lightle Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes #338 (publication date May 22, 1986, cover date August 1986)

June

Cover art by Steve Lightle Legion of Super-Heroes v3 #26 (publication date June 12, 1986, cover date September 1986)
  • Illusion
    • W: Paul Levitz; P: Greg LaRocque; I: Mike DeCarlo, Arne Starr; C: Carl Gafford; L: John Costanza; E: Karen Berger
Cover art by Curt Swan (pencils) and Murphy Anderson (inks) Superman v1 #423 (published June 12, 1986, cover date September 1986)
  • Whatever Happened To The Man Of Tomorrow? (part 1)
    • W: Alan Moore; P:, Curt Swan; I: George Pérez; C: Gene D'Angelo; L: Todd Klein; E: Julius Schwartz
    • Notes: The last Pre-Crisis Superman story, giving a definitive end to that version of the character. Young Legion of Super-Heroes, including Supergirl, briefly appear.
Cover art by Dan Jurgens (pencils) and Mike DeCarlo (inks) Booster Gold v1 #8 (publication date June 19, 1986, cover date September 1986)
  • Time Bridge, Chapter I
    • W&P: Dan Jurgens; I: Mike DeCarlo; C: Gene D'Angelo; L: Agustin Mas; E: Alan Gold
    • Appearances: Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Ultra Boy, Circadia Senius (Chronarch), Time Institute
Cover art by Carmine Infantino (pencils) and Pablo Marcos (inks) Super Powers v3 #1 (publication date June 19, 1986, cover date September 1986)
  • Threshold
    • Tyr appearance.
Cover art by Ernie Colon Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe #19 (publication date June 19, 1986, cover date September 1986)
Cover artwork by Curt Swan (pencils), Murphy Anderson (inks) and Ed Hannigan (layouts) Action Comics #583 (published June 26, 1986, cover date September 1986)
  • Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow? (part 2)
    • W: Alan Moore; P&I: Curt Swan, Kurt Schaffenberger; C: Gene D'Angelo; L: Todd Klein; E: Julius Schwartz
Cover art by Steve Lightle Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes #339 (publication date June 26, 1986, cover date September 1986)

July

Cover art by Steve Lightle Legion of Super-Heroes v3 #27 (publication date July 10, 1986, cover date October 1986)
  • Going Home
    • W: Paul Levitz; P: Greg LaRocque (p 1, 2, 23-28), Colleen Doran (p 3-10), Shawn McManus (p 11-16), Gene Colan (p 17-22); I: Mike DeCarlo, Arne Starr; C: Carl Gafford; L: John Costanza; E: Karen Berger
Cover art by Dan Jurgens (pencils) and Mike DeCarlo (inks) Booster Gold v1 #9 (publication date July 17, 1986, cover date October 1986)
  • Time Bridge, Chapter II
    • W&P: Dan Jurgens; I: Mike DeCarlo; C: Gene D'Angelo; L: John Costanza; E: Alan Gold, Barbara Randall
    • Appearances: Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Ultra Boy, Legion Time Bubble
Cover art by Carmine Infantino (pencils) and Pablo Marcos (inks) Super Powers v3 #2 (publication date July 17, 1986, cover date October 1986)
  • Escape
    • Tyr appearance.
Cover art by Paris Cullins and Dick Giordano Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe #20 (publication date July 17, 1986, cover date October 1986)
Cover art by Jerry Ordway DC Challenge #12 (publication date July 24, 1986, cover date October 1986)
  • Phase 12.4
    • W: Gerry Conway; P: Steve Lightle; I: Gary Martin; C: Carl Gafford; L: John Costanza; E: Robert Greenberger
    • Cameo of Wildfire - partial image seen through dimensional window.
Cover art by Steve Lightle Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes #340 (publication date July 24, 1986, cover date October 1986)
Cover art by Steve Lightle Legion of Super-Heroes v3, Annual #2 (publication date July 24, 1986, cover date 1986)
  • Child of Darkness, Child of Light
    • W: Paul Levitz; P: Keith Giffen (p 1-3, 40-44), Curt Swan (p 4-39); I: Ernie Colon (p 1-3, 40-44), Larry Mahlstedt (p 4-39); C: Carl Gafford; L: John Costanza; E: Karen Berger
Cover art by Keith Giffen (pencils) and Carlos Garzon (inks) Hex #15 (published July 31, 1986, cover date November 1986)
Cover artwork by Keith Giffen (pencils) and Bob Oksner (inks) Son of Ambush Bug #5 (published July 31, 1986, cover date November 1986)

August

Cover art by Steve Lightle Legion of Super-Heroes v3 #28 (publication date August 7, 1986, cover date November 1986)
  • The Lost Hero
    • W: Paul Levitz; P: Greg LaRocque; I: Mike DeCarlo, Arne Starr; C: Carl Gafford; L: John Costanza; E: Karen Berger
Cover art by Steve Lightle Secret Origins v2 #8 (publication date August 7, 1986, cover date November 1986)
  • The Shadow of the Past
Cover art by Steve Lightle Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes Annual #4 (publication date August 7, 1986, cover date 1986)
Cover art by Carmine Infantino (pencils) and Pablo Marcos (inks) Super Powers v3 #3 (publication date August 14, 1986, cover date November 1986)
  • Machinations
    • Tyr appearance.
Cover art by Ernie Colon Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe #21 (publication date August 14, 1986, cover date November 1986)
Cover art by Steve Lightle (pencils) and Larry Mahlstedt (inks) Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes #341 (publication date August 21, 1986, cover date November 1986)
Art by John Byrne, coloring by Tom Ziuko Legends #1 (publication date August 26, 1986, cover date November 1986)
  • Once Upon a Time...!
    • W: John Ostrander (plot), Len Wein (script); P: John Byrne; I: Karl Kesel; C: Tom Ziuko; L: Steve Haynie; E: Mike Gold
    • Cosmic Boy appearance.

September

Cover art by Steve Lightle Legion of Super-Heroes v3 #29 (publication date September 11, 1986, cover date December 1986)
  • No Star Shall Shine
    • W: Paul Levitz; P: Greg LaRocque; I: Mike DeCarlo, Arne Starr; C: Carl Gafford; L: John Costanza; E: Karen Berger
Cover art by Carmine Infantino (pencils) and Pablo Marcos (inks) Super Powers v3 #4 (publication date September 18, 1986, cover date December 1986)
  • A World Divided
    • Tyr appearance.
Cover art by John Byrne Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe #22 (publication date September 18, 1986, cover date December 1986)
Cover art by John Byrne Legends #2 (publication date September 25, 1986, cover date December 1986)
  • Breach of Faith
    • W: John Ostrander (plot), Len Wein (script); P: John Byrne; I: Karl Kesel; C: Tom Ziuko; L: Steve Haynie; E: Mike Gold
    • Cosmic Boy appearance.
Cover art by Steve Lightle Cosmic Boy #1 (publication date September 25, 1986, cover date December 1986)
  • Those Who Will Not Learn the Lessons of History...
    • W: Paul Levitz; P: Keith Giffen, Ernie Colon; I: Bob Smith; C: Carl Gafford; L: John Costanza; E: Karen Berger
Cover art by Steve Lightle Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes #342 (publication date September 25, 1986, cover date December 1986)

October

Cover art by Joe Brozowski (pencils) and Steve Mitchell (inks) The Fury of Firestorm #55 (published October 2, 1986, cover date January 1987)
Cover art by Steve Lightle Legion of Super-Heroes v3 #30 (publication date October 9, 1986, cover date January 1987)
  • Brainy's Lucky Day
    • W: Paul Levitz; P: Greg LaRocque; I: Mike DeCarlo, Arne Starr; C: Carl Gafford; L: John Costanza; E: Karen Berger
Cover art by Joe Staton and Mike DeCarlo Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe #23 (publication date October 16, 1986, cover date January 1987)
Cover art by Steve Lightle Cosmic Boy #2 (publication date October 23, 1986, cover date January 1987)
  • Is History Destiny?
    • W: Paul Levitz; P: Keith Giffen, Ernie Colon; I: Bob Smith; C: Carl Gafford; L: John Costanza; E: Karen Berger
Cover art by John Byrne Legends #3 (publication date October 23, 1986, cover date January 1987)
  • Send for... The Suicide Squad!
    • W: John Ostrander (plot), Len Wein (script); P: John Byrne; I: Karl Kesel; C: Tom Ziuko; L: Steve Haynie; E: Mike Gold
    • Cosmic Boy cameo.
Cover art by Dave Cockrum Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes #343 (publication date October 30, 1986, cover date January 1987)

November

Cover art by Steve Lightle Legion of Super-Heroes v3 #31 (publication date November 13, 1986, cover date February 1987)
  • Knights in Shining Armor
    • W: Paul Levitz; P: Greg LaRocque; I: Mike DeCarlo; C: Carl Gafford; L: John Costanza; E: Karen Berger
Cover art by Ed Barreto Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe #24 (publication date November 20, 1986, cover date February 1987)
Cover art by Steve Lightle Cosmic Boy #3 (publication date November 27, 1986, cover date February 1987)
  • Past, Present...and Future
    • W: Paul Levitz; P: Keith Giffen, Ernie Colon; I: Bob Smith; C: Carl Gafford; L: John Costanza; E: Karen Berger
Cover artwork by George Perez History of the DC Universe #2 (publication date November 27, 1986, cover date 1987)
  • In addition to the Legion of Super-Heroes, Mallor of Talok VIII, Brainiac & Colu, Gemworld, Lady Quark, Booster Gold, Darkseid, the Heroes of Lallor, the Wanderers, the Khunds and the Time Trapper all receive mention.
Cover art by Kevin Nowlan Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes #344 (publication date November 27, 1986, cover date February 1987)

December

Cover art by Steve Lightle Legion of Super-Heroes v3 #32 (publication date December 11, 1986, cover date March 1987)
  • The Universo Project, Chapter 1: Forgotten Heroes
    • W: Paul Levitz; P: Greg LaRocque; I: Mike DeCarlo, Arne Starr; C: Carl Gafford; L: John Costanza; E: Karen Berger
Cover art by Kevin Maguire and Dick Giordano Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe #25 (publication date December 18, 1986, cover date March 1987)
Cover art by Steve Lightle Cosmic Boy #4 (publication date December 26, 1986, cover date March 1987)
  • Time Without End
    • W: Paul Levitz; P: Keith Giffen, Ernie Colon; I: Bob Smith; C: Carl Gafford; L: John Costanza; E: Karen Berger
Cover art by Joe Brozowski (pencils) and Greg Brooks (inks) Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes #345 (publication date December 26, 1986, cover date March 1987)

1987

January

Cover art by Steve Lightle Legion of Super-Heroes v3 #33 (publication date January 8, 1987, cover date April 1987)
  • The Universo Project, Chapter 2: Forgotten Planet
    • W: Paul Levitz; P: Greg LaRocque; I: Mike DeCarlo, Arne Starr; C: Carl Gafford; L: John Costanza; E: Karen Berger
Cover art by Kevin Maguire (pencils) and Larry Mahlstedt (inks) Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes #346 (publication date January 29, 1987, cover date April 1987)

February

Cover art by Steve Lightle Legion of Super-Heroes v3 #34 (publication date February 12, 1987, cover date May 1987)
  • The Universo Project, Chapter 3: Forgotten Foe
    • W: Paul Levitz; P: Greg LaRocque; I: Mike DeCarlo, Arne Starr; C: Carl Gafford; L: John Costanza; E: Karen Berger
Cover art by Curt Swan (pencils) and Joe Rubinstein (inks) Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes #347 (publication date February 26, 1987, cover date May 1987)

March

Cover art by Steve Lightle Legion of Super-Heroes v3 #35 (publication date March 12, 1987, cover date June 1987)
  • The Universo Project, Chapter 4: Forgotten Friends
    • W: Paul Levitz; P: Greg LaRocque; I: Mike DeCarlo, Arne Starr; C: Carl Gafford; L: John Costanza; E: Karen Berger
Cover art by Ron Frenz (pencils) and Dick Giordano (inks) Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes #348 (publication date March 26, 1987, cover date June 1987)

April

Cover art by John Byrne (pencils) and Karl Kesel (inks) Legion of Super-Heroes v3 #36 (publication date April 7, 1987, cover date July 1987)
  • Peace, Quiet and Impending Doom
    • W: Paul Levitz; P: Greg LaRocque; I: Mike DeCarlo, Arne Starr; C: Carl Gafford; L: John Costanza; E: Karen Berger
Cover art by Curt Swan (pencils) and Dan Bulanadi (inks) Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes #349 (publication date April 21, 1987, cover date July 1987)

May

Cover art by Steve Lightle Legion of Super-Heroes v3 #37 (publication date May 5, 1987, cover date August 1987)
  • A Twist in Time
    • W: Paul Levitz; P: Greg LaRocque; I: Mike DeCarlo, Arne Starr; C: Carl Gafford; L: John Costanza; E: Karen Berger
Cover art by Joe Brozowski (pencils) and Dick Giordano (inks) Who's Who Update '87 #1 (published May 5, 1987, cover date August 1987)
Cover art by John Byrne Superman v2 #8 (publication date May 12, 1987, cover date August 1987)
  • Future Shock
    • W&P: John Byrne; I: Karl Kesel; C: Tom Ziuko; L: John Costanza; E: Mike Carlin, Andrew Helfer; Dedicated to the memory of Edmund Hamilton
Cover art by John Byrne Action Comics #591 (publication date May 26, 1987, cover date August 1987)
  • Past Imperfect
    • W&P: John Byrne; I: John Byrne (figures), Keith Williams (backgrounds); C: Tom Ziuko; L: John Costanza; E: Mike Carlin, Andy Helfer
Cover art by Ed Hannigan (pencils) and Mike DeCarlo (inks) Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes #350 (publication date May 26, 1987, cover date August 1987)

June

Cover art by Joe Brozowski (pencils) and Dick Giordano (inks) Who's Who Update '87 #2 (published June 2, 1987, cover date September 1987)
Cover art by Bill Sienkiewicz Legion of Super-Heroes v3 #38 (publication date June 9, 1987, cover date September 1987)
  • The Greatest Hero of Them All
    • W: Paul Levitz; P: Greg LaRocque; I: Mike DeCarlo, Arne Starr; C: Carl Gafford; L: John Costanza; E: Karen Berger
    • Deaths: Superboy
Cover art by Curt Swan (pencils) and Dick Giordano (inks) Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes #351 (publication date June 23, 1987, cover date September 1987)

July

Cover art by Ed Barreto Who's Who Update '87 #3 (published July 2, 1987, cover date October 1987)
Cover art by Steve Lightle Legion of Super-Heroes v3 #39 (publication date July 7, 1987, cover date October 1987)
  • The One That Got Away
    • W: Paul Levitz; P: Greg LaRocque (p 1-2, 26-27), Curt Swan (p 3-25); I: Mike DeCarlo (p 1-2, 26-27), Romeo Tanghal (p 3-25); C: Carl Gafford; L: John Costanza; E: Karen Berger
Cover art by Luke McDonnell Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes #352 (publication date July 21, 1987, cover date October 1987)
Cover art by Curt Swan (pencils) and Al Vey (inks) Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes Annual #5 (publication date July 28, 1987, cover date 1987)
Cover art by Ken Steacy Legion of Super-Heroes v3, Annual #3 (publication date July 21, 1987, cover date 1987)
  • There's No Substitute for the Real Thing
    • W: Paul Levitz; P: Greg LaRocque; I: Mike DeCarlo, Arne Starr; C: Carl Gafford; L: John Costanza; E: Karen Berger
  • Chapter Two: But What Is Reality Anyway?
    • W: Paul Levitz; P: Greg LaRocque; I: Mike DeCarlo, Arne Starr; C: Carl Gafford; L: John Costanza; E: Karen Berger

August

Art by Esteban Maroto Amethyst v2 #1 (publication date August 4, 1987, cover date November 1987)
  • ...And Wait the 'Pointed Hour
    • Origin Mordru
Cover art by Todd McFarlane Who's Who Update '87 #4 (published August 4, 1987, cover date November 1987)
Cover art by Steve Lightle Legion of Super-Heroes v3 #40 (publication date August 11, 1987, cover date November 1987)
  • What Starfinger Touches...
    • W: Paul Levitz; P: Greg LaRocque, Dan Jurgens; I: Mike DeCarlo, Arne Starr; C: Carl Gafford; L: John Costanza; E: Karen Berger
Cover art by Pat Broderick (pencils) and John Beatty (inks) Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes #353 (publication date August 25, 1987, cover date November 1987)

September

Art by Esteban Maroto Amethyst v2 #2 (publication date September 1, 1987, cover date December 1987)
  • Winter Kills!
Cover art by Pablos Marcos Who's Who Update '87 #5 (published September 1, 1987, cover date December 1987)
Cover art by Steve Lightle Legion of Super-Heroes v3 #41 (publication date September 8, 1987, cover date December 1987)
  • ...Shall Ne'er Burn So Bright...
    • W: Paul Levitz; P: Greg LaRocque; I: Mike DeCarlo, Arne Starr; C: Carl Gafford; L: John Costanza; E: Karen Berger
Art by Esteban Maroto Amethyst v2 #3 (publication date September 15, 1987, cover date January 1988)
  • Bloody Sun At Noon
Cover art by Joe Staton (pencils), Bruce Patterson (inks), Carl Gafford (coloring) and Gaspar Saladino (lettering) Millennium #2 (published September 22, 1987, cover date 1988)
Art by Ron Frenz Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes #354 (publication date September 22, 1987, cover date December 1987)
Cover art by Steve Lightle Legion of Super-Heroes v3 #42 (publication date September 22, 1987, cover date January 1988)
  • To Sleep A Thousand Years...
    • W: Paul Levitz; P: Greg LaRocque; I: Mike DeCarlo, Arne Starr; C: Carl Gafford; L: John Costanza; E: Karen Berger

October

Art by Esteban Maroto Amethyst v2 #4 (publication date October 13, 1987, cover date February 1988)
  • After the Fall
Cover art by Steve Lightle Legion of Super-Heroes v3 #43 (publication date October 20, 1987, cover date February 1988)
  • ...And Wake to Find a Dream
    • W: Paul Levitz; P: Greg LaRocque; I: Mike DeCarlo, Arne Starr; C: Carl Gafford; L: John Costanza; E: Karen Berger

November

Cover art by Steve Lightle Legion of Super-Heroes v3 #44 (publication date November 17, 1987, cover date March 1988)
  • Quislet's Story
    • W: Paul Levitz; P: Greg LaRocque; I: Mike DeCarlo; C: Carl Gafford; L: John Costanza; E: Karen Berger

December

Cover art by Ken Steacy Legion of Super-Heroes v3 #45 (publication date December 15, 1987, cover date April 1988)
  • Unlucky Streak
    • W: Paul Levitz; P: Greg LaRocque (p 1-12, 18-19, 25-27, 33-35, 40-43, 48, 56-59), Kurt Schaffenberger (p 13-17), Curt Swan (p 20-24), Dave Cockrum (p 28-32), Mike Grell (p 36-39), Keith Giffen (p 44-47), Dick Giordano (p 49-55); I: Mike DeCarlo, Arne Starr; C: Carl Gafford; L: John Costanza; E: Karen Berger
Cover art by Curt Swan (pencils) and Murphy Anderson (inks) Secret Origins v2 #25 (publication date December 15, 1987, cover date April 1988)
  • The Dreams of Youth
Cover art by Steve Lightle Who's Who in the Legion of Super-Heroes #1 (publication date December 22, 1987, cover date April 1988)

1988

January

Cover art by Ken Steacy Legion of Super-Heroes v3 #46 (publication date January 19, 1988, cover date May 1988)
  • On the Fourth Hand
    • W: Paul Levitz; P: Greg LaRocque, Pat Broderick; I: Mike DeCarlo; C: Carl Gafford; L: John Costanza; E: Karen Berger

February

Cover art by Ken Steacy Legion of Super-Heroes v3 #47 (publication date February 16, 1988, cover date June 1988)
  • Conspiracy Theory
    • W: Paul Levitz; P: Greg LaRocque, Pat Broderick; I: Mike DeCarlo; C: Carl Gafford; L: John Costanza; E: Karen Berger
Cover art by Steve Lightle (pencils and inks) and Bob LeRose (coloring) Who's Who in the Legion of Super-Heroes #2 (publication date February 23, 1988, cover date June 1988)

March

Cover art by Ken Steacy The Wanderers #1 (publication date March 8, 1988, cover date June 1988)
  • From Graves of Nothing...
    • W: Doug Moench; P&I: Dave Hoover, Robert Campanella; C: Helen Vesik; L: Todd Klein; E: Karen Berger
Cover art by Ken Steacy Legion of Super-Heroes v3 #48 (publication date March 22, 1988, cover date July 1988)
  • A Time To Die
    • W: Paul Levitz; P: Greg LaRocque; I: Mike DeCarlo; C: Carl Gafford; L: John Costanza; E: Karen Berger
Cover art by Greg LaRocque (pencils, after a sketch by Ed Hannigan), Karl Kesel (inks) and Bob LeRose (coloring) Who's Who in the Legion of Super-Heroes #3 (publication date March 29, 1988, cover date July 1988)

April

Cover art by Ken Steacy The Wanderers #2 (publication date April 5, 1988, cover date July 1988)
  • ...To Heavens of Everything
    • W: Doug Moench; P&I: Dave Hoover, Robert Campanella; C: Helen Vesik; L: Todd Klein; E: Karen Berger
Cover art by Ken Steacy Legion of Super-Heroes v3 #49 (publication date April 19, 1988, cover date August 1988)
  • A Time To Live
    • W: Paul Levitz; P: Pat Broderick; I: Mike DeCarlo; C: Carl Gafford; L: John Costanza; E: Karen Berger
Cover art by Ty Templeton (pencils and inks) and Bob LeRose (coloring) Who's Who in the Legion of Super-Heroes #4 (publication date April 26, 1988, cover date August 1988)

May

Cover art by Ken Steacy The Wanderers #3 (publication date May 3, 1988, cover date August 1988)
  • A Dream of Monsters
    • W: Doug Moench; P&I: Dave Hoover, Robert Campanella; C: Helen Vesik; L: Todd Klein; E: Karen Berger
    • Appearances: Guest starring Lightning Lass, Wildfire and the White Witch
Cover art by Ken Steacy Legion of Super-Heroes v3 #50 (publication date May 24, 1988, cover date September 1988)
  • Life and Death and the End of Time
    • W: Paul Levitz (script, plot), Keith Giffen (plot); P: Keith Giffen; I: Mike DeCarlo; C: Carl Gafford; L: John Costanza; E: Karen Berger
Cover art by John Byrne Superman v2 #21 (published May 24, 1988, cover date September 1988)
  • You Can't Go Home Again
    • W&P: John Byrne; I: John Beatty; C: Petra Scotese; L: John Costanza; E: Mike Carlin, Renee Witterstaetter (assistant)
    • Appearances: Flashback with Brainiac 5, Blok, Invisible Kid, Sun Boy, the Time Trapper, and the Pocket Universe Superboy
Cover art by Ty Templeton Who's Who Update '88 #2 (published May 24, 1988, cover date September 1988)
Cover art by Jerry Ordway The Adventures of Superman #444 (published May 31, 1988, cover date September 1988)
  • Parallel Lives Meet at Infinity...
    • W: John Byrne, Jerry Ordway; P: Jerry Ordway; I: Dennis Janke; C: Petra Scotese; L: Albert DeGuzman; E: Mike Carlin, Renee Witterstaetter (assistant)
    • Appearances: Flashback with Cosmic Boy, Lightning Lad, Saturn Girl, Time Trapper, and the Pocket Universe Superboy
Cover art by Greg LaRocque (pencils), Larry Mahlstedt (inks) and Bob LeRose (coloring) Who's Who in the Legion of Super-Heroes #5 (publication date May 31, 1988, cover date September 1988)

June

Cover art by Dave Hooper (pencils) and Robert Campanella (inks) The Wanderers #4 (publication date June 7, 1988, cover date September 1988)
  • ...The Short Path to Hell
    • W: Doug Moench; P&I: Dave Hoover, Robert Campanella; C: Helen Vesik; L: Todd Klein; E: Karen Berger
Cover art by Steve Lightle Legion of Super-Heroes v3 #51 (publication date June 21, 1988, cover date October 1988)
  • The Trial of Brainiac Five
    • W: Paul Levitz (script, plot), Keith Giffen (plot); P: Keith Giffen; I: Mike DeCarlo; C: Carl Gafford; L: John Costanza; E: Karen Berger
Cover art by John Byrne Superman v2 #22 (published June 21, 1988, cover date October 1988)
  • The Price
    • W&P: John Byrne; I: John Beatty; C: Petra Scotese; L: John Costanza; E: Mike Carlin, Renee Witterstaetter (assistant)
    • Notes: Time Trapper mentioned
Cover art by Ty Templeton Who's Who Update '88 #3 (published June 21, 1988, cover date October 1988)
Cover art by Jim Valentino (pencils), George Perez (inks) and Bob LeRose (coloring) Who's Who in the Legion of Super-Heroes #6 (publication date June 28, 1988, cover date October 1988)
  • The Wonders of Metropolis
  • Individual entries for Sden - Timber Wolf
  • Legion Constitution articles 8.0 - 8.6

July

Cover art by Dave Hooper (pencils) and Robert Campanella (inks) The Wanderers #5 (publication date July 5, 1988, cover date October 1988)
  • The Children's Hour
    • W: Doug Moench; P&I: Dave Hoover, Robert Campanella; C: Helen Vesik; L: Todd Klein; E: Karen Berger, Art Young (assistant)
Cover art by Steve Lightle Legion of Super-Heroes v3 #52 (publication date July 19, 1988, cover date November 1988)
  • Rites of Passage
    • W: Paul Levitz (script, plot), Keith Giffen (plot); P: Keith Giffen; I: Mike DeCarlo; C: Carl Gafford; L: John Costanza; E: Karen Berger, Art Young (assistant)
Cover art by Ty Templeton Who's Who Update '88 #4 (published July 19, 1988, cover date November 1988)
Cover art by Keith Wilson, Colleen Doran, Mike DeCarlo, Ty Templeton, Grant Miehm, Brian Augustyn, Mike Carlin, Mark Waid (pencils), Keith Wilson, Colleen Doran, Mike DeCarlo, Ty Templeton, Grant Miehm, Robert Campanella, Richard Bruning, Mark Waid (inks) Bob LeRose (Colors) Who's Who in the Legion of Super-Heroes #7 (publication date July 26, 1988, cover date November 1988)

August

Cover art by Brian Bolland Legion of Super-Heroes v3, Annual #4 (publication date August 2, 1988, cover date 1988)
  • Secrets Within the Star
    • W: Paul Levitz; P: Barry Kitson; I: Bruce Patterson, Romeo Tanghal; I: Mike DeCarlo; C: Carl Gafford; E: Karen Berger
  • Sunset, Sunrise
    • W: Paul Levitz; P&I: Gary Leach; I: Mike DeCarlo; C: Carl Gafford; E: Karen Berger, Art Young (assistant)
Cover art by Dave Hooper (pencils) and Robert Campanella (inks) The Wanderers #6 (publication date August 2, 1988, cover date November 1988)
  • Down These Mean Canals...
    • W: Doug Moench; P&I: Dave Hoover, Robert Campanella; C: Helen Vesik; L: Todd Klein; E: Karen Berger, Art Young (assistant)
Cover art by Steve Lightle Legion of Super-Heroes v3 #53 (publication date August 23, 1988, cover date December 1988)
  • Hunters and Hunted
    • W: Paul Levitz (script, plot), Keith Giffen (plot); P: Keith Giffen (layouts), Mike DeCarlo (finishes); I: Mike DeCarlo; C: Carl Gafford; L: John Costanza; E: Karen Berger, Art Young (assistant)

September

Cover art by Dave Hooper (pencils) and Robert Campanella (inks) The Wanderers #7 (publication date September 6, 1988, cover date December 1988)
  • Death After Life After Death
    • W: Doug Moench; P: Dave Hoover; I: Robert Campanella; C: Helen Vesik; L: Todd Klein; E: Karen Berger, Art Young (assistant)
Cover art by Keith Giffen (pencils) and Mike DeCarlo (inks) Legion of Super-Heroes v3 #54 (publication date September 20, 1988, cover date Winter 1988)
  • Strength In Numbers
    • W: Paul Levitz (script, plot), Keith Giffen (plot); P: Keith Giffen; I: Mike DeCarlo; C: Carl Gafford; L: John Costanza; E: Karen Berger, Art Young (assistant)

October

Cover art by Dave Hooper (pencils) and Robert Campanella (inks) The Wanderers #8 (publication date October 4, 1988, cover date Winter 1988)
  • Psyche's Story
    • W: Doug Moench; P: Dave Hoover; I: Robert Campanella; C: Helen Vesik; L: Gaspar Saladino; E: Karen Berger, Art Young (assistant)
Cover art by Todd McFarlane Invasion Book One (publication date October 11, 1988, cover date 1988)
  • The Alien Alliance
  • Series includes appearances by Daxamites, Dominators, Durlans, Khunds and Gil' Dishpan
Cover art by Steve Lightle Legion of Super-Heroes v3 #55 (publication date October 18, 1988, cover date Holiday 1988)
  • Different Paths
    • W: Paul Levitz (script, plot), Keith Giffen (plot); P: Keith Giffen (p 1, 9-13, 27), Ernie Colon (p 2-7), José Luis Garcia-Lopez (p 14-19), Erik Larsen (p 20-26; I: Al Gordon; C: Carl Gafford; L: John Costanza; E: Karen Berger, Art Young (assistant)
Cover art by Jerry Ordway The Adventures of Superman #449 (published October 25, 1988, cover date Holiday 1988)
  • The Search
    • W&P: Jerry Ordway; I: Dennis Janke; C: Petra Scotese; L: Albert DeGuzman; E: Mike Carlin, Renee Witterstaetter (assistant)
    • Appearances: Dominators
    • Notes: Invasion cross-over

November

Cover art by Steve Lightle The Wanderers #9 (publication date November 1, 1988, cover date Holiday 1988)
  • Daughter of the Dead
    • W: Doug Moench; P&I: Dave Hoover, Robert Campanella; C: Helen Vesik; L: Bob Pinaha; E: Karen Berger, Art Young (assistant)
Cover art by Bart Sears (pencils) and Joe Rubinstein (inks) Invasion Book Two (publication date November 8, 1988, cover date 1988)
  • Battleground Earth
Cover art by John Byrne Christmas with the Super-Heroes #1 (published November 15, 1988, cover date 1988)
Cover art by Greg LaRocque (pencils) and Larry Mahlstedt (inks) The Flash v2 #22 (published November 15, 1988, cover date January 1989)
Cover art by Steve Lightle Legion of Super-Heroes v3 #56 (publication date November 22, 1988, cover date January 1989)
  • By Hope Ensnared
    • W: Paul Levitz; P: Ed Barreto; I: Mike DeCarlo (p 1-18), Al Gordon (p 19-27); C: Carl Gafford; L: John Costanza; E: Karen Berger, Art Young (assistant)
Cover art by Kerry Gammill (pencils) and Dennis Janke (inks) Superman v2 #27 (published November 22, 1988, cover date January 1989)
  • Of Course, You Know, This Means War!
    • W: Roger Stern; P: Kerry Gammill; I: Brett Breeding; C: Glenn Whitmore; L: John Costanza; E: Mike Carlin, Renee Witterstaetter (assistant)
    • Notes: Invasion cross-over. Flashback to the six Daxamites observing the events of the Invasion storyline.

December

Cover art by Bart Sears (pencils) and Joe Rubinstein (inks) Invasion Book Three (publication date December 6, 1988, cover date 1989)
  • World Without Heroes
Cover art by Steve Lightle The Wanderers #10 (publication date December 6, 1988, cover date January 1989)
  • The Double Cue
    • W: Doug Moench; P&I: Dave Hoover, Robert Campanella; C: Helen Vesik; L: Bob Pinaha; E: Karen Berger, Art Young (assistant)
Cover art by Ty Templeton Secret Origins v2 #37 (publication date December 20, 1988, cover date February 1989)
  • The Secret Origin of the Legion of Substitute Super-Heroes
Cover art by Steve Lightle Legion of Super-Heroes v3 #57 (publication date December 20, 1988, cover date February 1989)
  • Under a Watchful Eye
    • W: Paul Levitz (script, plot), Keith Giffen (plot); P: Keith Giffen; I: Al Gordon; C: Carl Gafford; L: John Costanza; E: Karen Berger, Art Young (assistant)

1989 (January-August)

January

Pencils by Kevin Maguire, inks by Al Gordon, colors by Lovern Kindzierski L.E.G.I.O.N. '89 #1 (publication date January 3, 1989, cover date February 1989)
  • Homecoming
Cover art by Steve Lightle The Wanderers #11 (publication date January 10, 1989, cover date February 1989)
  • The Quantum Twist
    • W: Doug Moench; P&I: Dave Hoover, Robert Campanella, Brad Vancanta (background inking assist); C: Helen Vesik; L: Bob Pinaha; E: Karen Berger, Art Young (assistant)
Cover art by Steve Lightle Legion of Super-Heroes v3 #58 (publication date January 24, 1989, cover date March 1989)
  • If Thine Eye Offend Thee
    • W: Paul Levitz (script, plot), Keith Giffen (plot); P: Keith Giffen; I: Al Gordon; C: Carl Gafford; L: John Costanza; E: Karen Berger, Art Young (assistant)
Pencils by Kevin Maguire, inks by Al Gordon, colors by Lovern Kindzierski L.E.G.I.O.N. '89 #2 (publication date January 31, 1989, cover date March 1989)
  • So You Want to Be A Despot?

February

Cover art by Steve Lightle The Wanderers #12 (publication date February 7, 1989, cover date March 1989)
  • Nightsparks for the Wing
    • W: Doug Moench; P&I: Dave Hoover, Robert Campanella, Brad Vancanta (background inking assist); C: Helen Vesik; L: Bob Pinaha; E: Karen Berger, Art Young (assistant)
Cover art by Steve Lightle Legion of Super-Heroes v3 #59 (publication date February 21, 1989, cover date April 1989)
  • Ghosts in the Clubhouse
    • W: Paul Levitz; P: Keith Giffen (p 1-3, 26-27), Mark Bright (p 4-25); I: Al Gordon (p 1-3, 26-27), Carlos Garzon (p 4-25); C: Carl Gafford; L: John Costanza; E: Karen Berger, Art Young (assistant)
Pencils by Kevin Maguire, inks by Al Gordon, colors by Lovern Kindzierski L.E.G.I.O.N. '89 #3 (publication date February 28, 1989, cover date April 1989)
  • How To Win Friends and Influence People!

March

Cover art by Steve Lightle The Wanderers #13 (publication date March 7, 1989, cover date April 1989)
  • NUFOrmities
    • W: Doug Moench; P&I: Dave Hoover, Robert Campanella, Brad Vancanta (background inking assist); C: Helen Vesik; L: Bob Pinaha; E: Karen Berger, Art Young (assistant)
Cover art by Steve Lightle Legion of Super-Heroes v3 #60 (publication date March 21, 1989, cover date May 1989)
  • The Magic Wars, Part 1: When Magic Shall Return
    • W: Paul Levitz (script, plot), Keith Giffen (plot); P: Keith Giffen (p 1-3, 26-27), Mark Bright (p 4-25); I: Al Gordon (p 1-3, 26-27), Carlos Garzon (p 4-25); C: Carl Gafford; L: John Costanza; E: Karen Berger, Art Young (assistant)
Pencils by Kevin Maguire, inks by Al Gordon, colors by Lovern Kindzierski L.E.G.I.O.N. '89 #4 (publication date March 28, 1989, cover date May 1989)
  • The Godfather Pulls the Strings

April

Cover art by Steve Lightle Legion of Super-Heroes v3 #61 (publication date April 18, 1989, cover date June 1989)
  • The Magic Wars, Part 2: Will Magic Or Science Prevail?
    • W: Paul Levitz (script, plot), Keith Giffen (plot); P: Keith Giffen (p 1-3, 26-27), Mark Bright (p 4-25); I: Al Gordon (p 1-3, 26-27), Carlos Garzon (p 4-25); C: Carl Gafford; L: Augustin Mas; E: Karen Berger, Art Young (assistant)
Pencils by Kevin Maguire, inks by Al Gordon, colors by Lovern Kindzierski L.E.G.I.O.N. '89 #5 (publication date April 25, 1989, cover date June 1989)
  • The Secret Diary of Garryn Bek

May

Cover art by Dick Giordano (pencils) and Karl Kesel (inks) Secret Origins v2 #42 (publication date May 25, 1989, cover date July 1989)
  • Bad, Bad, Bad, Bad Boys
Cover art by Steve Lightle Legion of Super-Heroes v3 #62 (publication date May 25, 1989, cover date July 1989)
  • The Magic Wars, Part 3: Why Must Magic Triumph?
    • W: Paul Levitz (script, plot), Keith Giffen (plot); P: Keith Giffen (layouts), Mike DeCarlo (finishes); I: Mike DeCarlo; C: Carl Gafford; L: Augustin Mas; E: Karen Berger, Art Young (assistant)

June

Pencils by Kevin Maguire, inks by Al Gordon, colors by Lovern Kindzierski L.E.G.I.O.N. '89 #6 (publication date June 1, 1989, cover date July 1989)
  • Heroes...and Villains
Pencils by Kevin Maguire, inks by Al Gordon, colors by Lovern Kindzierski L.E.G.I.O.N. '89 #7 (publication date June 27, 1989, cover date August 1989)
  • The Nature of the Beast

July

Cover art by Steve Lightle Legion of Super-Heroes v3 #63 (publication date July 20, 1989, cover date August 1989)
  • The Magic Wars, Part 4: Where Has All the Magic Gone?
    • W: Paul Levitz (script, plot), Keith Giffen (plot); P: Keith Giffen (layouts), Mike DeCarlo (finishes); I: Mike DeCarlo; C: Carl Gafford; L: John Costanza; E: Karen Berger, Art Young (assistant)

August

Pencils by Kevin Maguire, inks by Al Gordon, colors by Lovern Kindzierski L.E.G.I.O.N. '89 #8 (publication date August 1, 1989, cover date September 1989)
  • Don't Look Back

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