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Contents this page: Jan 1997Jul 1997Jan 1998

1997

January

Cover pencils by Jeff Moy, inks by W.C. Carani, coloring by Patrick Martin Legionnaires #46 (L* 1997 #5; published January 8, 1997; cover date March 1997)
Cover artwork by Cully Hamner Sovereign Seven Plus #1 (published January 8, 1997 (four weeks late); cover date February 1997)
Cover art by Humberto Ramos (pencils) and Wayne Faucher (inks) Impulse #23 (published January 8, 1997; cover date March 1997)
Cover art by Alan Davis (pencils), Mark Farmer (inks) and Patrick Martin (coloring) Legion of Super-Heroes v4 #90 (L* 1997 #6; published January 29, 1997; cover date March 1997)

February

Cover art by Humberto Ramos (pencils) and Wayne Faucher (inks) Impulse #24 (published February 12, 1997; cover date April 1997)
  • Reunion
    • W: Mark Waid; P: Humberto Ramos; I: Wayne Faucher; C: Tom McCraw; L: Chris Eliopoulos; E: Paul Kupperberg, Jason Hernandez-Rosenblatt (assistant);
    • Flashback scenes of Impulse, Dominators, Tornado Twins in 30th Century. Thought balloon with XS. Interlac text used in a couple of panels.
Cover art by Jeff Moy Legionnaires #47 (L* 1997 #7; published February 12, 1997; cover date April 1997)
  • Lost In Time
    • W: Tom Peyer (co-plot/script), Tom McCraw (co-plot), Roger Stern (plot assist); P: Jeff Moy; I: W.C. Carani; C: Tom McCraw; L: Pat Brosseau; E: K.C. Carlson, Ruben Diaz (associate)
    • Notes: Team 20/Team 30 crossover
  • Omnicomments (letters column, 2 pages)
Cover art by Jeff Moy Legion of Super-Heroes v4 #91 (L* 1997 #8; published February 26, 1997; cover date April 1997)
  • No Exit
    • W: Tom Peyer (co-plot/script), Tom McCraw (co-plot), Roger Stern (plot assist); P: Lee Moder; I: Ron Boyd, Drew Geraci; C: Tom McCraw; L: Pat Brosseau; E: K.C. Carlson, Frank Berrios (assistant)
    • Notes: Team 20/Team 30 crossover
  • Legion Outpost (letters column, 2 pages)

March

Cover art by Humberto Ramos (pencils) and Wayne Faucher (inks) Impulse #25 (published March 12, 1997; cover date May 1997)
  • You and Me Against the World
    • W: Mark Waid with thanks to Brian Augustyn; P: Humberto Ramos; I: Wayne Faucher; C: Tom McCraw; L: Chris Eliopoulos; E: Paul Kupperberg, Jason Hernandez-Rosenblatt (assistant);
    • Story takes place in 30th Century before the Legion was founded, but involves the Science Police, Earthgov and R.J. Brande. Jenni Ognats appears as an infant. Bart mentions the Legion to Brande, who doesn't know what he's talking about.
Cover pencils by Jeff Moy, inks by W.C. Carani, coloring by Patrick Martin Legionnaires #48 (L* 1997 #9; published March 12, 1997; cover date May 1997)
  • Dawn of the Dark Lord
    • W: Roger Stern (co-plot/script), Tom McCraw (co-plot), Carmela Merlo ("Adult Legionnaire"); P: Jeff Moy; I: W.C. Carani; C: Tom McCraw; L: Pat Brosseau; E: K.C. Carlson, Frank Berrios (assistant)
    • First appearances: Mordru (clear)
  • Omnicomments (letters column, 2 pages)
Cover art by Alan Davis (pencils), Mark Farmer (inks) and Patrick Martin (coloring) Legion of Super-Heroes v4 #92 (L* 1997 #10; published March 26, 1997; cover date May 1997)
  • Swan's Way
    • W: Tom Peyer (co-plot/script), Tom McCraw (co-plot); P: Lee Moder; I: Ron Boyd; C: Tom McCraw; L: Pat Brosseau; E: K.C. Carlson, Frank Berrios (assistant)

April

Cover art by AP The Magnetic Men Featuring Magneto #1 (published April 2, 1997; cover date June 1997)
Cover art by José Ladronn (pencils), Juan Vlasco (inks) and Karl Kesel (inks) Spider-Boy Team-Up #1 (published April 2, 1997; cover date June 1997)
Cover art by Jeff Moy Legionnaires #49 (L* 1997 #11; published April 16, 1997; cover date June 1997)
  • Let the call go forth!
    • W: Roger Stern (co-plot/script), Tom McCraw (co-plot), Carmela Merlo ("Adult Legionnaire"); P: Jeff Moy; I: W.C. Carani; C: Tom McCraw; L: Pat Brosseau; E: K.C. Carlson, Frank Berrios (assistant)
    • Deaths: Atom'X
  • Omnicomments (letters column, 2 pages)
Cover art by Alan Davis (pencils), Mark Farmer (inks) and Patrick Martin (coloring) Legion of Super-Heroes v4 #93 (L* 1997 #12; published April 30, 1997; cover date June 1997)
  • Knight Shift
    • W: Tom Peyer (co-plot/script), Tom McCraw (co-plot); P: Mike Collins; I: Drew Geraci, Ron Boyd; C: Tom McCraw; L: Pat Brosseau; E: K.C. Carlson, Frank Berrios (assistant)
    • Deaths: Ingot (also first appearance)
  • Legion Outpost (letters column, 2 pages)

May

Cover art by Adam Hughes, colors by Patrick Martin Legionnaires #50 (L* 1997 #13; published May 14, 1997; cover date July 1997)
  • The Bride of Mordru (39 pages)
    • W: Roger Stern (co-plot/script), Tom McCraw (co-plot), Joe Edkin & Carmela Merlo ("Adult Legionnaires"); P: Jeff Moy; I: W.C. Carani (pg1-26, 28 & 36-39), Phil Moy (pg27 & 29-35); C: Tom McCraw; L: Pat Brosseau; E: K.C. Carlson, Frank Berrios (assistant)
    • Depowered: Lady Mysa (partially), Magno, Dragonmage
    • Power change: Element Lad (+self-transmutation)
    • Deaths: Blast-Off
  • Omnicomments (letters column, 1 page)
    • E: Mike McAvennie (last issue). Includes dedications to Jim Shooter ("Legionnaire Emeritus, without whom this story would not have been necessary") and Kim Yale ("because there are many kinds of heroism")
    • Notes: Discusses Legionnaires #45
  • (pull-out poster)
    • P: Alan Davis; I: Mark Farmer; C: Tom McCraw
    • Notes: Includes guide to all characters seen on poster, including height/weight, hair/eye colours and powers. Lori's "Slipstream" form included, but all data given for her as "unknown".
Cover art by Alan Davis (pencils), Mark Farmer (inks) and Patrick Martin (coloring) Legion of Super-Heroes v4 #94 ('L* 1997 #14; published May 29, 1997; cover date July 1997)
  • 22 pages about the Legion of Super-Heroes
    • W: Tom Peyer (co-plot/script), Tom McCraw (co-plot); P&I: "The Legion of Substitute Artists" (see below); C: Tom McCraw; L: Pat Brosseau; E: K.C. Carlson, Frank Berrios (assistant)
    • Notes: Issue is broken up into 19 one and two-page vignettes by a series of artists as noted below (P/I as shown)
      • Ferro Springs a Surprise (2 pages, Lee Moder/Ron Boyd)
      • Trouble in the Hangar (1 page, Jason Armstrong/Ron Boyd)
      • An Inquisitive Physician (1 page, Phil Moy/Drew Geraci)
      • L.E.G.I.O.N. '97 (1 page, Derec Aucoin/Ron Boyd)
      • The Touch (1 page, Jason Armstrong/Ron Boyd)
      • A Head for Trivia (1 page, Stuart Immonen/Ron Boyd)
      • Koko! Koko! Koko! (1 page, Lee Moder/Ron Boyd)
      • Anti-Social Science (1 page, Val Semeiks/Ron Boyd)
      • Lost in the Supermarket (1 page, Phil Jimenez/Drew Geraci)
      • Inferno Gets Carded (1 page, Lee Moder/Ron Boyd)
      • Triple Ex (1 page, Jeff Moy/Drew Geraci)
      • Triad Drops In (1 page, Paul Pelletier/Drew Geraci)
      • To Serve Man (1 page, Walt Simonson)
      • Ferro's New Belt (1 page, Val Semeiks/Ron Boyd)
      • The Ring (1 page, Paul Pelletier/Drew Geraci)
      • Resistant To Flames (2 pages, Lee Moder/Ron Boyd)
      • The Crush (1 page, Lee Moder/Ron Boyd)
      • A Previous Engagement (1 page, Tom Grummett/Ron Boyd)
      • Lost in the Department Store (2 pages, Mike Collins/Drew Geraci)

June

Cover pencils by Jeff Moy, inks by W.C. Carani, coloring by Patrick Martin Legionnaires #51 ('L* 1997 #15; published June 18, 1997 (one week late); cover date August 1997)
  • Picking Up The Pieces
    • W: Roger Stern (co-plot/script), Tom McCraw (co-plot), Carmela Merlo ("Adult Legionnaire"); P: Jeff Moy; I: W.C. Carani; C: Tom McCraw; L: Gaspar; E: K.C. Carlson, Frank Berrios (assistant)
    • Power change: Shrinking Violet (+growth powers)
Cover art by Alan Davis (pencils), Mark Farmer (inks) and Patrick Martin (coloring) Legion of Super-Heroes v4 #95 ('L* 1997 #16; published June 25, 1997; cover date August 1997)
  • The Emerald Doom
    • W: Tom Peyer (co-plot/script), Tom McCraw (co-plot); P: Lee Moder; I: Mark Farmer; C: Tom McCraw; L: Pat Brosseau; E: K.C. Carlson, Frank Berrios (assistant)

July

Cover pencils by Jeff Moy, inks by W.C. Carani, coloring by Patrick Martin Legionnaires #52 ('L* 1997 #17; published July 9, 1997; cover date September 1997)
  • Big Trouble
    • W: Roger Stern (co-plot/script), Tom McCraw (co-plot), Carmela Merlo ("Adult Legionnaire"); P: Jeff Moy; I: W.C. Carani; C: Tom McCraw; L: Pat Brosseau; E: K.C. Carlson, Frank Berrios (assistant)
    • Name change: Shrinking Violet → LeViathan
    • Join Legion: Monstress
    • Leave Legion: Magno
Cover art by Alan Davis (pencils), Mark Farmer (inks) and Patrick Martin (coloring) Legion of Super-Heroes v4 #96 ('L* 1997 #18; published July 30, 1997; cover date September 1997)
  • 'Til Death
    • W: Tom Peyer (co-plot/script), Tom McCraw (co-plot); P: Lee Moder; I: Ron Boyd; C: Tom McCraw; L: Pat Brosseau; E: K.C. Carlson, Frank Berrios (associate)
    • Leave Legion: Inferno
    • Marriage: Apparition and Ultra Boy

August

Cover art by Alan Davis (pencils) and Mark Farmer (inks) Genesis #1 (published August 6, 1997; cover date October 1997)
Painted cover art by Joe Chiodo Supergirl v4 Annual #2 (published August 6, 1997; cover date October 1997)
Cover art by Alan Davis (pencils) and Mark Farmer (inks) Genesis #2 (published August 13, 1997; cover date October 1997)
  • Edge of Destruction
    • W: John Byrne; P: Ron Wagner; I: Joe Rubinstein; C: Patricia Mulvihill; L: Clem Robins; E: Paul Kupperberg, Jason Hernandez Rosenblatt (assistant)
Cover pencils by Jeff Moy, inks by W.C. Carani, coloring by Patrick Martin Legionnaires #53 ('L* 1997 #19; published August 13, 1997; cover date October 1997)
  • Fitting In (8 pages)
    • W: Roger Stern (co-plot/script), Tom McCraw (co-plot), Carmela Merlo ("Adult Legionnaire"); P: Jeff Moy; I: W.C. Carani; C: Tom McCraw; L: Pat Brosseau; E: K.C. Carlson, Frank Berrios (assistant)
  • Secret Identities (6½ pages)
    • W: Roger Stern (co-plot/script), Tom McCraw (co-plot), Carmela Merlo ("Adult Legionnaire"); P: Phil Moy; I: W.C. Carani (credited on cover only); C: Tom McCraw; L: Pat Brosseau; E: K.C. Carlson, Frank Berrios (assistant)
    • Lori Watch: Fireball, Slipstream
  • Down and Out on planet Braal (7½ pages)
    • W: Roger Stern (co-plot/script), Tom McCraw (co-plot), Carmela Merlo ("Adult Legionnaire"); P: Jeff Moy; I: W.C. Carani (credited on cover only); C: Tom McCraw; L: Pat Brosseau; E: K.C. Carlson, Frank Berrios (assistant)
Cover art by Ron Frenz (pencils), Joe Rubinstein (inks) and Patrick Martin (coloring) Superman v2 #128 (published August 13, 1997; cover date October 1997)
Cover art by Tom Grummett (pencils), Denis Rodier (inks) and Patrick Martin (coloring) Adventures of Superman #551 (published August 20, 1997; cover date October 1997)
  • Genesis for Humanity
    • W: Dan Jurgens; P: Tom Grummett; I: Denis Rodier; C: Glenn Whitmore, Digital Chameleon (separations); L: Albert DeGuzman; E: Joey Cavalieri, Maureen McTigue (assistant)
    • Cosmic Boy and Ferro are depicted among the assembled heroes of the Genesis storyline
Cover art by Alan Davis (pencils) and Mark Farmer (inks) Genesis #3 (published August 20, 1997; cover date October 1997)
  • Event Horizon
    • W: John Byrne; P: Ron Wagner; I: Joe Rubinstein; C: Patricia Mulvihill; L: Clem Robins; E: Paul Kupperberg, Jason Hernandez Rosenblatt (assistant)
Pencils by Stuart Immonen, inks by Wade Von Grawbadger Inferno #1 (published August 20, 1997; cover date October 1997)
  • Run, come see the Sun
    • W&P: Stuart Immonen; I: Wade von Grawbadger; C: Tom McCraw; L: Albert T. DeGuzman; E: K.C. Carlson, Frank Berrios (assistant)
    • Notes: Picks up directly from Inferno leaving the team in LSHv4 #97
Cover art by Sal Buscema (pencils) and John Stanisci (inks) Superboy v3 #44 (published August 20, 1997; cover date October 1997)
Cover art by Alan Davis (pencils) and Mark Farmer (inks) Genesis #4 (published August 27, 1997; cover date October 1997)
  • Last God Standing
    • W: John Byrne; P: Ron Wagner; I: Joe Rubinstein; C: Patricia Mulvihill; L: Clem Robins; E: Paul Kupperberg, Jason Hernandez Rosenblatt (assistant)
Cover art by Alan Davis (pencils), Mark Farmer (inks) and Patricia Mulvihill (coloring) Legion of Super-Heroes v4 #97 ('L* 1997 #20; published August 27, 1997; cover date October 1997)
  • Dwarfing the Infinite
    • W: Tom Peyer (co-plot/script), Tom McCraw (co-plot); P: Lee Moder; I: Ron Boyd; C: Tom McCraw; L: Pat Brosseau; E: K.C. Carlson, Frank Berrios (associate)
    • Power change: Spark (electricity → anti-gravity)
    • Notes: Genesis crossover
Cover art by Paul Pelletier (pencils) and Dan Davis (inks) Superboy and the Ravers #14 (published August 27, 1997; cover date October 1997)
Cover art by John Byrne (pencils, inks, lettering) and Tatjana Wood (coloring) Wonder Woman v2 #126 (published August 27, 1997; cover date October 1997)
  • Where Have All the Heores Gone?
    • W&P&I: John Byrne; C: Tatajana Wood; E: Paul Kupperberg, Jason Hernandez Rosenblatt (assistant)
    • Saturn Girl depicted among the assembled Genesis storyline heroes

September

Painted cover by Jerry Ordway Power of Shazam! #32 (published September 3, 1997; cover date November 1997)
Cover art by Tony Harris Starman v2 #36 (published September 3, 1997; cover date November 1997)
Cover art by Jeff Moy (pencils), W.C. Carani (inks) and Patrick Martin (coloring) Legionnaires #54 ('L* 1997 #21; published September 10, 1997; cover date November 1997)
  • "A Golden Age"
    • W: Tom Peyer; P: Jeff Moy; I: W.C. Carani; C: Tom McCraw; L: Pat Brosseau; E: K.C. Carlson, Frank Berrios (assistant)
Cover art Kieron Dwyer (pencils) and Hilary Barta (inks) Speed Force #1 (published September 10, 1997; cover date November 1997)
  • Untitled pinup
    • P&I: Phil Jimenez; E: Jason Hernandez-Rosenblatt
    • XS and Tornado Twins appearance
Cover art by Tom Grummett (pencils), Doug Hazlewood (inks) and Patrick Martin (coloring) Superboy v3 #45 (published September 10, 1997; cover date November 1997)
Cover art by Steve Lightle (artwork) and Patrick Martin (coloring) The Flash Secret Files #1 (published September 17, 1997; cover date November 1997)
  • Timeline: Flash
    • W: Mark Waid; P: Georges Jeanty; I: Doug Hazlewood; C: Buzz Setzer; L: Richard Starkings and Comicraft/AD; E: Mike McAvennie, Maureen McTigue (assistant)
    • Tornado Twins and XS mentioned
Cover art by Alan Davis (pencils), Mark Farmer (inks) and Patricia Mulvihill (coloring) Legion of Super-Heroes v4 #98 ('L* 1997 #22; published September 24, 1997; cover date November 1997)
  • C.O.M.P.U.T.O. The Conqueror
    • W: Tom Peyer (co-plot/script), Tom McCraw (co-plot); P: Lee Moder; I: Ron Boyd; C: Tom McCraw; L: Pat Brosseau; E: K.C. Carlson, Frank Berrios (assistant)
    • First appearances: C.O.M.P.U.T.O.
    • Notes: Phase revealed, once and for all, as Tinya Wazzo, although the details come later in LSHv4 #102 (January 28, 1998).
Cover art by Stuart Immonen (pencils) and Wade Von Grawbadger (inks) Inferno #2 (published September 24, 1997; cover date November 1997)
  • A Houseful, a Holeful
    • W&P: Stuart Immonen; I: Wade von Grawbadger; C: Tom McCraw; L: Albert T. DeGuzman; E: K.C. Carlson, Frank Berrios (assistant)

October

Cover art by Jeff Moy (pencils), W.C. Carani (inks) and Patrick Martin (coloring) Legionnaires #55 ('L* 1997 #23; published October 15, 1997; cover date December 1997)
  • Control
    • W: Roger Stern (co-plot/script), Tom McCraw (co-plot), Carmela Merlo ("Adult Legionnaire"); P: Jeff Moy; I: W.C. Carani; C: Tom McCraw; L: Pat Brosseau; E: K.C. Carlson, Frank Berrios (assistant)
    • Lori Watch: (Human petrosaur), Chiller
Cover by Pat Olliffe and Liquid Unlimited Access #1 (published October 22, 1997, cover date December 1997)
Cover art by Alan Davis (pencils), Mark Farmer (inks) and Patricia Mulvihill (coloring) Legion of Super-Heroes v4 #99 ('L* 1997 #24; published October 29, 1997; cover date December 1997)
  • When the Reign Comes
    • W: Tom Peyer (co-plot/script), Tom McCraw (co-plot); P: Lee Moder, Derec Aucoin; I: Ray Kryssing; C: Tom McCraw; L: Pat Brosseau; E: K.C. Carlson, Frank Berrios (assistant)
    • Notes: The working title for this issue was "Duo Damsel" [1], in a dual reference to both the captured Triad-Neutral leaving two "free" Triads and Apparition/Phase
Cover art by Frank Miller (pencils and inks), Marie Severin (coloring) and John Workman (logo) Legion of Super-Heroes Archives Volume 7 (published October 29, 1997; cover date 1997)

November

Cover art by Stuart Immonen (pencils) and Wade Von Grawbadger (inks) Inferno #3 (published November 5, 1997; cover date January 1998)
  • Girls Interrupted
    • W&P: Stuart Immonen; I: Wade von Grawbadger; C: Tom McCraw; L: Albert T. DeGuzman; E: K.C. Carlson, Frank Berrios (assistant)
Cover art by Jeff Moy (pencils), W.C. Carani (inks) and Patrick Martin (coloring) Legionnaires #56 (L* 1998 #1; published November 12, 1997; cover date January 1998)
  • The Better Part of Valor
    • W: Roger Stern (co-plot/script), Tom McCraw (co-plot), Carmela Merlo ("Adult Legionnaire"); P: Todd Nauck; I: Pamela Eklund; C: Tom McCraw; L: Pat Brosseau; E: K.C. Carlson, Frank Berrios (assistant)
    • First appearances: Dark Circle, Brainiac 4 (present-day, masked as Dark Circle leader)
Cover by John Delaney and Ron Boyd Adventures in the DC Universe #10 (published November 19, 1997; cover date January 1998)
Cover by Pat Olliffe Unlimited Access #2 (published November 19, 1997, cover date January 1998)
  • Let's Do the Time Warp Again!
    • W: Karl Kesel; P: Pat Olliffe; I: Al Williamson; C: Greg Wright; L: Jim Novak; E: Tom Brevoort, Mike Carlin
    • A crossover between the Marvel and DC universes brings Apparition, Brainiac 5, Cosmic Boy, Ferro, Saturn Girl, Spark, Triad, and Ultra Boy together with versions of the X-Men from the "Days of Future Past" timeline.
Cover art by Stuart Immonen (pencils) and José Marzan, Jr. (inks) and Patrick Martin (coloring) Action Comics v1 #741 (\S/ 1998 #4; published November 26, 1997; cover date January 1998)
  • A Cautionary Tale
    • W&P: Stuart Immonen; I: José Marzan Jr; C: Glenn Whitmore, Digital Chameleon (separations); L: Bill Oakley; E: Joey Cavalieri, Maureen McTigue (assistant)
    • Notes: Not only non-essential to the C.O.M.P.U.T.O. plot, but fits very, very badly together with the relevant LSH issues, showing Triad-Neutral as free and Brainiac 5 as having an Omnicom (which were all used in the creation of C.O.M.P.U.T.O.), amongst other errors.
Cover art by Alan Davis (pencils), Mark Farmer (inks) and Patricia Mulvihill (coloring) Legion of Super-Heroes v4 #100 (L* 1998 #2; published November 26, 1997; cover date January 1998)
  • OK C.O.M.P.U.T.O. (32 pages)
    • W: Tom Peyer (co-plot/script), Tom McCraw (co-plot); P: Lee Moder, Derec Aucoin; I: Ray Kryssing, Drew Geraci; C: Tom McCraw; L: Pat Brosseau; E: K.C. Carlson, Frank Berrios (assistant)
    • Notes: Legion reunited in 30th Century, including Ferro and Koko, but not Inferno who remains in the 20th Century; Contents page does not mention editors
  • Reflections (9 pages)
    • W: Mark Farmer; P: Alan Davis; I: Mark Farmer; C: Tom McCraw; L: Pat Prentice
    • Notes: Does not include on-story credits
  • All Together Now (15 pages)
    • W: Roger Stern (co-plot/script), Tom McCraw (co-plot), Carmela Merlo ("Adult Legionnaire"); P: Jason Armstrong; I: Ron Boyd; L: Pat Brosseau
    • Leadership: Invisible Kid attempts to turn leadership over to Cosmic Boy, who refuses
    • Notes: Contents page does not mention Carmela Merlo or editors; Magno becomes Outpost Chief of Operations
  • The Brainiac Adventures: "It's a Wonderful Legion" (5 pages)
    • W: Ron Boyd; P: John Delaney, Adam Hughes; I: Ron Boyd; C: Tom McCraw; L: Tim Harkins
    • Notes: Hughes credited only in-story, with "Special Thanks to..." (pencils half of last page); no other on-story credit; Contents page does not include subtitle
  • The Fires of Creation (12 pages)
    • W: Paul Levitz; P: Walt Simonson; I: Bob Wiacek; C: Tom McCraw; L: John Workman Jr.
    • First appearances: Anomaly
    • Notes: Due to a copy/paste error, the contents page also credits Levitz as inker. The on-story credits get it right (similarly, the contents also drop the "Jr" from John Workman Jr's name); Dedicated to "Jack Abel, Legionnaire Extraordinaire"
  • (pinups) (P/I as shown, colours by Tom McCraw unless otherwise stated)
    • Horror Movie: Chris Sprouse/Bob Wiacek
    • Magical Knights: Colleen Doran
    • Ultra Boy/Umbra/B5/Cos: Dan Jurgens/José Marzan Jr
    • Wild West Legion: Mike Collins/Drew Geraci
    • Test Pilot Founders: Phil Moy
    • Legion: John Delaney/Ron Boyd
    • Newspaper (FBI Legion vs. the Mob): P&I: Cully Hamner; C: Stine Walsh
    • Emerald Legion - The Women: Dusty Abell/Drew Geraci
    • Sleepover: Paul Pelletier/Drew Geraci
    • Apparition and Ultra Boy: Todd Nauck/Ron Boyd
    • Chibi Legion: Jeff Moy/W.C. Carani
Cover art by Phil Jimenez Legion of Super-Heroes Secret Files #1 (published November 26, 1997 (one week late); cover date January 1998)
  • (frontispiece) (Also used as LSHv4 #80 cover)
  • Legionnaires Three (22 pages)
    • W: Tom Peyer (co-plot/script), Tom McCraw (co-plot); P: Jeff Moy; I: W.C. Carani; C: Tom McCraw, Digital Chameleon (separations); L: Pat Brosseau
    • Notes: Contents page gives title as "Secret Origin"; set around the events of Legion of Super-Heroes #0
  • Interview: Shvaughn Erin (text feature with illustrations)
    • W: Tom Peyer; P&I: W.C. Carani; C: Tom McCraw
  • Guided Tour: Legion Outpost (3 pages)
    • W: Tom McCraw; P: Jeff Moy; I: Phil Moy; C: Tom McCraw
  • Lost Pages: "What did the Legion do for money while they were stranded in the 20th century?" (4 pages)
    • W: Tom Peyer; P: Todd Nauck; I: Lary Stucker; L: Albert DeGuzman; C: Tom McCraw
    • Notes: Set between LSHv4 #86 and #87
  • Timeline: LSH (text feature with small reprinted illustrations, 2 pages)
    • W: Tom McCraw
  • Profile Pages (All written and coloured by Tom McCraw, P/I as shown)
  • The Roll Call (2 page pinup + 1 page key)
    • P&I: Phil Jimenez; C: Tom McCraw
    • Notes: Two-page splash including all postboot characters to that point or nearly so.

December

Cover art by Stuart Immonen (pencils) and Wade Von Grawbadger (inks) Inferno #4 (published December 10, 1997; cover date February 1998)
  • Who By Fire
    • W&P: Stuart Immonen; I: Wade von Grawbadger; C: Tom McCraw; L: Albert T. DeGuzman; E: K.C. Carlson, Frank Berrios (assistant)
Cover art by Jeff Moy (pencils) and W.C. Carani (inks) Legionnaires #57 (L* 1998 #3; published December 10, 1997; cover date February 1998)
  • Troubled Minds
    • W: Roger Stern (co-plot/script), Tom McCraw (co-plot), Carmela Merlo ("Adult Legionnaire"); P: Jeff Moy; I: W.C. Carani; C: Tom McCraw; L: Pat Brosseau; E: K.C. Carlson, Frank Berrios (assistant)
Cover art by Steve Lightle Legends of the Legion #1 (published December 17, 1997; cover date February 1998)
  • Guts: The Secret Origin of Ultra Boy
    • W: Barry Kitson (plot), Tom Peyer (script); P: Todd Nauck; I: Lary Stucker; C: Tom McCraw; L: Albert T. DeGuzman; E: K.C. Carlson, Frank Berrios (associate)
Cover art by Dan Jurgens (pencils), Phil Jimenez (inks) and Patrick Martin (coloring) Teen Titans v2 #17 (published December 24, 1997; cover date February 1998)
  • Newlife
    • W&P: Dan Jurgens; I: Phil Jimenez; C: Gregory Wright; L: Comicraft; E: Eddie Berganza, Dana Curtin (associate)
    • Story (Legion-related only): Single panel Inferno cameo, as she leaves the Titans tryouts upon Impulse's arrival.
Cover art by Jason Pearson Mr. Myxzptlk #1 (published December 31, 1997; cover date February 1998)
  • Invader from the 10th Dimension!
    • W: Alan Grant; P: Tom Morgan; I: Scott Koblish; C: Glenn Whitmore; L: Janice Chiang; E: Joey Cavalieri, Maureen McTigue (associate)
    • Mr. Myxzptlk seeks help against a 10th dimensional assailant by escaping into the pages of his magical comic collection, which includes an issue of "Logjam of Super-Heroes" with characters visually based on the Legion.

1998 (January to March)

January

Cover art by Alan Davis & Mark Farmer Legion of Super-Heroes v4 #101 (L* 1998 #4; published January 2, 1998 (one week late); cover date February 1998)
  • Jump
    • W: Tom Peyer (co-plot/script), Tom McCraw (co-plot); P: Jason Armstrong; I: Ron Boyd; C: Tom McCraw; L: Pat Brosseau; E: K.C. Carlson, Frank Berrios (assistant)
    • Power change: Spark (anti-gravity → electricity)
Cover art by Jeff Moy (pencils), W.C. Carani (inks) and Patrick Martin (coloring) Legionnaires #58 (L* 1998 #5; published January 14, 1998; cover date March 1998)
  • If a Man be made of Iron...
    • W: Roger Stern (co-plot/script), Tom McCraw (co-plot); P: Jeff Moy, Phil Moy; I: Phil Moy, W.C. Carani; C: Tom McCraw; L: Pat Brosseau, Clem Robins; E: K.C. Carlson, Frank Berrios (assistant)
    • First appearances: Doctor Mollie D'Ennum, Doctor Ryk'rr
    • Lori Watch: Ink
Cover art by Tom Grummett (pencils), Doug Hazelwood (inks), Patrick Martin (coloring) and Comicraft (lettering) Superboy v3 #49 (published January 14, 1998; cover date March 1998)
  • Searching...
    • W: Barbara Kesel; P: Georges Jeanty; I: Doug Hazelwood, John Stanisci; C: Buzz Setzer; L: Comicraft; E: Mike McAvennie, Maureen McTigue (assistant)
    • Cameo appearances: While looking for the missing Superboy, Roxy Leech sends a message to a Legion pager now held by Inferno, who simply discards the pager.
Cover art by Steve Lightle Legends of the Legion #2 (published January 21, 1998; cover date March 1998)
  • Resistance: The Secret Origin of Spark!
    • W: Barry Kitson (plot), Tom Peyer (script); P: Jeff Moy; I: W.C. Carani; C: Tom McCraw; L: Albert T. DeGuzman; E: K.C. Carlson, Frank Berrios (associate)
Cover art by Alan Davis, Mark Farmer and Patricia Mulvihill Legion of Super-Heroes v4 #102 (L* 1998 #6; published January 28, 1998; cover date March 1998)
  • Heroes (12 pages)
    • W: Tom Peyer (co-plot/script), Tom McCraw (co-plot); P: Jason Armstrong; I: Ron Boyd; C: Tom McCraw; L: Pat Brosseau; E: K.C. Carlson, Frank Berrios (assistant)
    • Notes: Kid Quantum (Jazmin Cullen) accepts an informal invitation to join.
  • Bad Separations (10 pages)
    • W: Tom Peyer (co-plot/script), Tom McCraw (co-plot); P: Todd Nauck; I: Pat Eklund; C: Tom McCraw; L: Clem Robins; E: K.C. Carlson, Frank Berrios (associate)
    • Notes: A footnote places the first two pages as happening prior to events in Legionnaires #57, but the rest occurs after Legionnaires #58 and Dr Ryk'rr's acceptance of a role as the Legion's official psychiatrist therein; Apparition's father's name is established here as "Luonel Bordo," but in his first appearance in Legionnaires #28, Winema called him "Murl".

February

Cover art by Mike McKone (pencils), Terry Austin (inks), and Rob Schwager (coloring) Green Lantern v3 #97 (published February 4, 1998; cover date April 1998)
  • Loose Ends
Cover art by Jeff Moy (pencils), W.C. Carani (inks) and Patrick Martin (coloring) Legionnaires #59 (L* 1998 #7; published February 11, 1998; cover date April 1998)
  • Friends, Lovers, and the Calm before the Storm
    • W: Roger Stern (co-plot/script), Tom McCraw (co-plot), Carmela Merlo ("Adult Legionnaire"); P: Jeff Moy; I: W.C. Carani; C: Tom McCraw; L: Pat Brosseau; E: K.C. Carlson, Frank Berrios (assistant)
    • Leadership: Invisible Kid steps down. As deputy, Saturn Girl takes over without an election
    • Lori Watch: While she is shown returning from "playing superhero", she is kept off-panel while using the dial.
Cover art by Steve Lightle Legends of the Legion #3 (published February 18, 1998; cover date April 1998)
  • Eclipsed: The Secret Origin of Umbra!
    • W: Barry Kitson (plot), Tom Peyer (script); P: Kenny Martinez; I: Lary Stucker; C: Tom McCraw; L: Albert T. DeGuzman; E: K.C. Carlson, Frank Berrios (associate)
Cover art by Carl Critchlow (pencils) and Mark Propst (inks) Lobo v2 #50 (published February 18, 1998; cover date April 1998)
  • Dead Heroes Don't
Cover art by Alan Davis, Mark Farmer and Patricia Mulvihill Legion of Super-Heroes v4 #103 (L* 1998 #8; published February 25, 1998; cover date April 1998)
  • A Storm in Heaven
    • W: Tom Peyer (co-plot/script), Tom McCraw (co-plot); P: Jason Armstrong; I: Ron Boyd, Drew Geraci; C: Tom McCraw; L: Pat Brosseau; E: Mike McAvennie, Frank Berrios (assistant)

March

Cover art by Darryl Banks (pencils), Terry Austin (inks), and Rob Schwager (coloring) Green Lantern v3 #98 (published March 4, 1998; cover date May 1998)
  • Future Shock, part 1
    • W: Ron Marz; P: Darryl Banks; I: Terry Austin; C: Rob Schwager; L: Chris Eliopoulos; E: Kevin Dooley; Dana Kurtin (associate)
Cover art by Stuart Immonen (pencils), Jose Marzan, Jr.(inks), and Color Works (coloring) The Final Night TPB (ISBN 1-56389-419-X ; published March 4 1998, cover date N/A)
  • 1st reprint of The Final Night Preview, July 1996
  • 1st reprint of The Final Night #1, November 1996
  • 1st reprint of The Final Night #2, November 1996
  • 1st reprint of The Final Night #3, November 1996
  • 1st reprint of The Final Night #4, November 1996
  • 1st reprint of Parallax: Emerald Night #1, November 1996
Cover art by Jeff Moy Legionnaires #60 (L* 1998 #9; published March 11, 1998; cover date May 1998)
  • Scandalous
    • W: Roger Stern (co-plot/script), Tom McCraw (co-plot), Carmela Merlo ("Adult Legionnaire"); P: Jeff Moy; I: W.C. Carani; C: Tom McCraw; L: Pat Brosseau; E: Mike McAvennie, Frank Berrios (assistant)
    • Join Legion: Kid Quantum (Jazmin Cullen), Karate Kid
    • Leave of absence: Chameleon, Sensor
    • Lori Watch: Turns into an immobile see-through blob with various things, including a brain, floating in it. Can't change back until the H-Dial's hour expires, as Proty refuses to give her the dial.
Cover art by Steve Lightle Legends of the Legion #4 (published March 18, 1998; cover date May 1998)
  • Casualty: The Secret Origin of Star Boy
    • W: Barry Kitson (plot), Tom Peyer (script); P: Todd Nauck; I: Lary Stucker; C: Tom McCraw; L: Albert T. DeGuzman; E: K.C. Carlson, Frank Berrios (associate)
Cover art by Alan Davis, Mark Farmer and Patricia Mulvihill Legion of Super-Heroes v4 #104 (L* 1998 #10; published March 25, 1998; cover date May 1998)
  • Heroes' Return
    • W: Tom Peyer (co-plot/script), Tom McCraw (co-plot); P: Jason Armstrong; I: Ray Krissing, Ron Boyd; C: Tom McCraw; L: Pat Brosseau; E: Mike McAvennie, Frank Berrios (assistant)
    • First appearances: Kono
    • Name change: Brainiac 5 → Brainiac 5.1
    • Power change: Brainiac 5[.1] (+internalised forcefield), Sister Andromeda (+undefined energy powers)

See also

Footnotes

  1. Legion Chat 5th Aug 1997: 'The title to LSH #99 is "Duo Damsel."'
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