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Contents this page: Oct 2001Jan 2002Jul 2002Jan 2003Jul 2003Jan 2004Apr 2004

2001 (October - December)

October

Cover by Olivier Coipel (pencils), Andy Lanning (inks), Richard and Tanya Horie (colours) The Legion #1 (published October 24, 2001; cover date December 2001)

November

Cover by Olivier Coipel (pencils), Andy Lanning (inks), Richard and Tanya Horie (colours) The Legion #2 (published November 28, 2001; cover date January 2002)
  • Fight or Flight
    • W: Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning (DnA); P: Olivier Coipel; I: Andy Lanning; C: Tom McCraw, Digital Chameleon (separations); L: Comicraft; E: Mike McAvennie
    • Depowered: Umbra (cause unrevealed)
    • Notes: Revealed that Leland McCauley is dead and had been for some time, and thus "President McCauley" was an impostor

December

Art by Ariel Olivetti, color by Tom McCraw and Digital Chameleon (separations) Guide to the DC Universe Secret Files 2001-2002 (published December 26, 2001, cover date February 2002)
  • The Earth Spins (3 pages)
    • W: Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning (DnA); P: Dustin Nguyen; I: Richard Friend; C: Tom McCraw, Digital Chameleon (separations); L: Comicraft; E: Mike McAvennie (uncredited)
  • Profile Page
Cover by Olivier Coipel (pencils), Andy Lanning (inks), Richard and Tanya Horie (colours) The Legion #3 (published December 26, 2001; cover date February)

2002

January

Cover by Olivier Coipel (pencils), Andy Lanning (inks), Richard and Tanya Horie (colours) The Legion #4 (published January 30, 2002; cover date March 2002)
  • Moon Rise
    • W: Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning (DnA); P: Olivier Coipel; I: Andy Lanning; C: Tom McCraw, Digital Chameleon (separations); L: Comicraft; E: Mike McAvennie
    • Rejoin Legion: Gates

February

Cover by Olivier Coipel (pencils), Andy Lanning (inks), Richard and Tanya Horie (colours) The Legion #5 (published February 27, 2002; cover date April 2002)
  • Credo
    • W: Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning (DnA); P&I: Peter Snejbjerg; C: Tom McCraw, Digital Chameleon (separations); L: Comicraft; E: Mike McAvennie
    • First appearances: Credo

March

Cover by Olivier Coipel (pencils), Andy Lanning (inks), Richard and Tanya Horie (colours) The Legion #6 (published March 27, 2002; cover date May 2002)
  • Terror Incognita 1: Terrorform
    • W: Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning (DnA); P: Olivier Coipel; I: Andy Lanning; C: Tom McCraw, Digital Chameleon (separations); L: Comicraft; E: Mike McAvennie

April

Cover by Olivier Coipel (pencils), Andy Lanning (inks), Richard and Tanya Horie (colours) The Legion #7 (published April 24, 2002; cover date June 2002)
  • Terror Incognita 2: Fear of Change
    • W: Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning (DnA); P: Olivier Coipel; I: Andy Lanning; C: Tom McCraw, Digital Chameleon (separations); L: Comicraft; E: Mike McAvennie
    • Notes: Kinetix revealed to have been mutated into a Terrorform hybrid

May

Art by Kevin Nowlan DC First: Flash/Superman #1 (published May 8, 2002, cover date July 2002)
  • Speeding Bullets
    • Cosmic Boy appears in one panel as Superman and two Flashes speed past on their way to the 64th Century.
Impulse86.jpg Impulse #86 (published May 8, 2002; cover date July 2002)
  • Crisis on Impulse's Earth
    • W: Todd DeZago; P: Carlo Barberi; I: Rich Faber; C: Tom McCraw, Digital Chameleon (separations); L: Janice Chiang; E: Joey Cavalieri
    • Notes: XS cameo and Tornado Twins appearance

June

Cover by Olivier Coipel (pencils), Andy Lanning (inks), Richard and Tanya Horie (colours) The Legion #8 (published June 5, 2002 (two weeks late); cover date July 2002)
  • Terror Incognita 3: Hypersapiens
    • W: Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning (DnA); P: Olivier Coipel; I: Andy Lanning; C: Tom McCraw, Digital Chameleon (separations); L: Comicraft; E: Mike McAvennie
    • Rejoin Legion: M'Onel
Pencils by Carlo Barberi, inks by Wayne Faucher Impulse #87 (published June 12, 2002; cover date August 2002)
  • Crisis on Impulse's Earth, Part Two
    • W: Todd DeZago; P: Carlo Barberi; I: Greg Adams; C: Tom McCraw, Digital Chameleon (separations); L: Janice Chiang; E: Joey Cavalieri
    • Notes: XS and Tornado Twins cameo
Cover by Olivier Coipel (pencils), Andy Lanning (inks), Richard and Tanya Horie (colours) The Legion #9 (published June 26, 2002; cover date August 2002)
  • Baby on Board
    • W: Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning (DnA); P&I: Stephen DeStefano; C: Tom McCraw, Digital Chameleon (separations); L: Comicraft; E: Mike McAvennie

July

Pencils by Olivier Coipel, inks by Andy Lanning The Legion #10 (published July 24, 2002; cover date September 2002)
  • Thresholds
    • W: Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning (DnA); P: Kev Walker, Kalman Andrasofszky, Olivier Coipel; I: Andy Lanning; C: Jason Wright, Digital Chameleon (separations); L: Comicraft; E: Mike McAvennie; "Assists": Valerie D'Orazio
    • Rejoin Legion: XS, Star Boy.
    • Leadership: Kid Quantum (Jazmin Cullen) elected, in large part due to prompting by Cosmic Boy

August

Cover art by Keith Giffen (pencils), Larry Mahlstedt (inks) and Tom McCraw (coloring) Legion of Super-Heroes: The Great Darkness Saga TPB (ISBN 0-930289-43-9 second edition, published August 14, 2002)
Pencils by Olivier Coipel, inks by Andy Lanning The Legion #11 (published August 28, 2002; cover date October 2002)
  • System Burn
    • W: Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning (DnA); P: Olivier Coipel; I: Andy Lanning; C: Jason Wright, Digital Chameleon (separations); L: Comicraft; E: Mike McAvennie
    • Notes: "Mr Venge" revealed as Computo (no longer referred to as "C.O.M.P.U.T.O.")

September

Pencils by Olivier Coipel, inks by Andy Lanning Justice League Adventures #11 (published September 4, 2002; cover date November 2002)

October

Pencils by Olivier Coipel, inks by Andy Lanning The Legion #12 (published October 9, 2002 (two weeks late); cover date November 2002)
  • Choose Your Weapons
    • W: Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning (DnA); P: Olivier Coipel; I: Andy Lanning; C: Jason Wright, Digital Chameleon (separations); L: Comicraft; E: Mike McAvennie, Tom Palmer Jr (Associate Editor)
Pencils by Olivier Coipel, inks by Andy Lanning The Legion #13 (published October 23, 2002; cover date December 2002)
  • Meanwhile...
    • W: Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning (DnA); P&I: Kev Walker; C: Jason Wright, Digital Chameleon (separations); L: Comicraft; E: Mike McAvennie, Tom Palmer Jr (Associate Editor)
    • Join Legion: Timber Wolf
    • Notes: Computo reveals that his "component parts" were reassembled during the "Imperiex War" (Our Worlds at War), after which he fled to the "edge of the galaxy". As Veridium remained active even after that point in the "main" DCU timeline, the Imperiex War represents the Hypertime divergence point of the post-Zero Hour Legion timeline from the "main" DCU, although the two would later briefly intersect to bring a Superboy (Kon-El) to the future before diverging again permanently.

December

Pencils by Olivier Coipel, inks by Andy Lanning The Legion #14 (published December 4, 2002 (one week late); cover date January 2003)
  • Flesh is Weak
    • W: Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning (DnA); P: Olivier Coipel; I: Andy Lanning; C: Jason Wright, Digital Chameleon (separations); L: Comicraft; E: Mike McAvennie and Stephen Wacker, Tom Palmer Jr (Associate Editor)
Pencils and inks by Kilian Plunkett, colors by Richard and Tanya Horie The Legion #15 (published December 26, 2002; cover date February 2003)
  • Legion Rookie Blues
    • W: Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning (DnA); P: Kev Walker; I: Andy Lanning, Simon Coleby; C: Jason Wright, Digital Chameleon (separations); L: Comicraft; E: Stephen Wacker

2003

January

Superboy147ReplicaEdition.jpg Superboy #147 Replica Edition (published January 2, 2003)
  • Reprints entire issue of Superboy v1 #147 (minus original advertising, original cover date May-June 1968)
Cover art by John Byrne, coloring by Alex Sinclair Superman & Batman: Generations III #1 (published January 8, 2003; cover date March 2003)
  • Century 20: Crosstime Crisis
    • W,P,I,L: John Byrne; C: Alex Sinclair; E: Mike Carlin, Ivan Cohen (associate)
    • Saturn Girl appearance, Legion Time Bubble
Pencils and inks by Kilian Plunkett, colors by Richard and Tanya Horie The Legion #16 (published January 29, 2003; cover date March 2003)
  • Five Reasons to Call in Sick
    • W: Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning (DnA); P: Kev Walker; I: Andy Lanning, Al Milgrom; C: Jason Wright, Digital Chameleon (separations); L: Comicraft; E: Stephen Wacker

February

Pencils by Ed Benes, inks by Alex Lei Supergirl v4 #79 (published February 19, 2003; cover date April 2003)
  • Many Happy Returns Part Five: Strange Visitor
    • W: Peter David; P: Ed Benes; I: Alex Lei; C: Digital Chameleon; L: Comicraft; E: Lysa Hawkins
    • The Pre-Crisis Colossal Boy, the Pre-Crisis Brainiac 5 and the Post-Zero Hour Brainiac 5 appear on the cover. Pre-Crisis Colossal Boy appears in a wedding scene during an alternate reality sequence
Cover by Kev Walker The Legion #17 (published February 26, 2003; cover date April 2003)
  • Revival of the Fittest: Part One
    • W: Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning (DnA); P: Alejandro Barrionuevo; I: Andy Lanning; C: Jason Wright, Digital Chameleon (separations); L: Comicraft; E: Stephen Wacker

March

Cover by Kev Walker The Legion #18 (published March 26, 2003; cover date May 2003)
  • Revival of the Fittest: Part Two
    • W: Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning (DnA); P: Alejandro Barrionuevo; I: Andy Lanning, Simon Coleby; C: Jason Wright, Digital Chameleon (separations); L: Comicraft; E: Stephen Wacker

April

Cover art by John Byrne, coloring by Alex Sinclair Superman & Batman: Generations III #4 (published April 9, 2003; cover date June 2003)
  • Century 23: Return of the Warrior
    • W,P,I,L: John Byrne; C: Alex Sinclair; E: Mike Carlin, Ivan Cohen (associate)
    • Saturn Girl and Brainiac 5 appearance, Legion Time Bubble
Art by Mike Grell Legion of Super-Heroes Archives Volume 12 (published April 9, 2003; cover date 2003)
Cover by Tony Harris and Tom Feister The Legion #19 (published April 30, 2003; cover date June 2003)
  • Dreamcrime: Part One (NB: Cover and subsequent issues have "Dream Crime" as two words)
    • W: Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning (DnA); P: Chris Batista; I: Mark Farmer; C: Jason Wright; L: Comicraft; E: Stephen Wacker

May

Cover by Tom Feister and Tony Harris The Legion #20 (published May 29, 2003; cover date July 2003)
  • Dream Crime Part Two
    • W: Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning (DnA); P: Chris Batista; I: Mark Farmer; C: Jason Wright; L: Comicraft; E: Stephen Wacker

June

Cover by Tony Harris and Tom Feister The Legion #21 (published June 25, 2003; cover date August 2003)
  • Dream Crime Part Three
    • W: Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning (DnA); P: Chris Batista; I: Mark Farmer; C: Jason Wright; L: Comicraft; E: Stephen Wacker

July

Cover art by John Byrne, coloring by Alex Sinclair Superman & Batman: Generations III #7 (published July 9, 2003; cover date September 2003)
  • Century 26: History Lesson, Part 1
    • W,P,I,L: John Byrne; C: Alex Sinclair; E: Mike Carlin, Ivan Cohen (associate)
    • Saturn Girl appearance
Cover by Tom Feister and Tony Harris The Legion #22 (published July 30, 2003; cover date September 2003)
  • Dream Crime Part Four
    • W: Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning (DnA); P: Chris Batista; I: Mark Farmer; C: Jason Wright; L: Comicraft; E: Stephen Wacker

August

Pencils by Carlos Pacheco, inks by Jesús Meziño, coloring by J.D. Mettler JSA #51 (published August 13, 2003; cover date October 2003)
  • Princes of Darkness Coda: Justice Infinity
    • W: David S. Goyer and Geoff Johns; P: Leonard Kirk; I: Keith Champagne; C: John Kalisz, Heroic Age (separations); L: Bill Oakley; E: Pete Tomasi, Stephen Wacker (associate)
    • One page image of the Legion in group flight formation, Mordru appearance
Cover by Tom Feister and Tony Harris The Legion #23 (published August 27, 2003; cover date October 2003)
  • Dream Crime Part Five
    • W: Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning (DnA); P: Chris Batista; I: Mark Farmer; C: Jason Wright; L: Comicraft; E: Stephen Wacker
    • Join Legion: Dreamer

September

Cover by Steve Lightle (pencils and inks), colours by J.D. Mettler The Legion #24 (published September 24, 2003; cover date November 2003)
  • After Dark
    • W: Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning (DnA); P&I: Steve Lightle; C: Jason Wright; L: Comicraft; E: Stephen Wacker
    • Rejoin Legion: Umbra

October

TheLegion25.jpg The Legion #25 (published October 29, 2003; cover date December 2003)

November

Cover art by John Byrne, coloring by Alex Sinclair Superman & Batman: Generations III #11 (published November 12, 2003; cover date January 2004)
  • Century 29: Little Girls Lost
    • W,P,I,L: John Byrne; C: Alex Sinclair; E: Mike Carlin, Ivan Cohen (associate)
    • Saturn Girl appearance, Legion Time Bubble
TheLegion26.jpg The Legion #26 (published November 12, 2003; cover date Early January 2004)
  • Foundations part two
    • W: Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning (DnA); P: Chris Batista; I: Chip Wallace; C: Ronda Pattison of Sno Cone; L: Jared K. Fletcher; E: Stephen Wacker
    • Join Legion: Superboy/Kon-El (full membership)
TheLegionSecretFiles3003.jpg The Legion Secret Files 3003 (published November 19, 2003; cover date January 2004)
  • The Earth Spins presents... (40 pages)
    • W: Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning (DnA); P: Leonard Kirk; I: Robin Riggs; C: Wes Dzioba of Sno Cone; P,I&C: Tony Harris and Tom Feister; L: Nick J. Napolitano; E: Ivan Cohen and Stephen Wacker
TheLegion27.jpg The Legion #27 (published November 26, 2003; cover date Late January 2004)
  • Foundations part three
    • W: Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning (DnA); P: Chris Batista; I: Chip Wallace, Andy Lanning; C: Ronda Pattison of Sno Cone; L: Rob Leigh; E: Stephen Wacker

December

Cover art by John Byrne, coloring by Alex Sinclair Superman & Batman: Generations III #12 (published December 10, 2003; cover date February 2004)
  • Century 30: Time and Time Again
    • W,P,I,L: John Byrne; C: Alex Sinclair; E: Mike Carlin, Ivan Cohen (associate)
    • Saturn Girl, Cosmic Boy, and Chameleon Boy appearance
TheLegion28.jpg The Legion #28 (published December 24, 2003; cover date February 2004)
  • Foundations part four
    • W: Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning (DnA); P: Chris Batista; I: Chip Wallace; C: Ronda Pattison of Sno Cone; L: Ken Lopez; E: Stephen Wacker

2004 (January-October)

January

TheLegion29.jpg The Legion #29 (published January 28, 2004; cover date March 2004)
  • Foundations part five
    • W: Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning (DnA); P: Chris Batista; I: Chip Wallace, Robin Riggs; C: Ronda Pattison of Sno Cone; L: Rob Leigh; E: Stephen Wacker

February

Art by Tom Feister Justice League Adventures #28 (published February 4, 2004; cover date April 2004)
  • Future Imperfect
    • W: Jason Hall; P: Min S. Ku; I: Ty Templeton; C: Tom McCraw, Heroic Age (separations); L: Rob Leigh; E: Stephen Wacker
TheLegion30.jpg The Legion #30 (published February 25, 2004; cover date April 2004)
  • Foundations: The Final Chapter
    • W: Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning (DnA); P: Chris Batista; I: Chip Wallace; C: Ronda Pattison of Sno Cone; L: Ken Lopez; E: Stephen Wacker

March

TheLegion31.jpg The Legion #31 (published March 31, 2004; cover date May 2004)
  • Housekeeping
    • W: Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning and Keith Giffen; P: Keith Giffen; I: Al Milgrom; C: Ronda Pattison of Sno Cone; L: Rob Leigh; E: Stephen Wacker

April

TheLegion32.jpg The Legion #32 (published April 28, 2004; cover date June 2004)
  • Notorious
    • W: Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning (DnA); P: Chris Batista; I: Chip Wallace, Jay Leisten; C: Ronda Pattison of Sno Cone; L: Jared K. Fletcher; E: Stephen Wacker

May

TheLegion33.jpg The Legion #33 (published May 26, 2004; cover date July 2004)
  • Notorious: Part 2
    • W: Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning (DnA); P: Chris Batista; I: Jay Leisten; C: Ronda Pattison of Sno Cone; L: Jared K. Fletcher; E: Stephen Wacker
    • Rejoin Legion: Live Wire
    • Deaths: Singularity

June

WorldsBestComicsSilverAgeSampler.jpg World's Best Comics: Silver Age Sampler (published June 2, 2004; cover date 2004)
TheLegion34.jpg The Legion #34 (published June 30, 2004; cover date August 2004)
  • Childhood's End
    • W: Keith Champagne; P&I: Steve Lightle; C: Ronda Pattison of Sno Cone; L: Bill Oakley; E: Stephen Wacker

July

TheLegion35.jpg The Legion #35 (published July 14, 2004; cover date Early September 2004)
  • For No Better Reason 1: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
    • W: Gail Simone; P: Dan Jurgens (breakdowns); I: Andy Smith (finishes); C: Ronda Pattison of Sno Cone; L: Rob Leigh; E: Stephen Wacker
Cover pencils by Alan Davis, inks by Mark Farmer, coloring by John Kalisz Justice League of America: Another Nail #3 (published July 28, 2004; cover date 2004)
  • Another Nail Part 3
    • W&P: Alan Davis; I: Mark Farmer; C: John Kalisz; L: Pat Prentice; E: Peter Tomasi, Stephen Wacker (associate)
    • Due to disturbances in the timestream, the Legion meet other heroes in the pre-historic past and in the 21st Century.
TheLegion36.jpg The Legion #36 (published July 28, 2004; cover date Late September 2004)
  • For No Better Reason 2: Personality Conflict
    • W: Gail Simone; P: Dan Jurgens (breakdowns); I: Andy Smith (finishes); C: Ronda Pattison of Sno Cone; L: Rob Leigh; E: Stephen Wacker

August

Art by Tony Harris and Tom Feister The Legion: Foundations TPB (ISBN 978-1401203382, published August 4, 2004, cover date 2004)
  • 1st reprint of Foundations: Celebrating 45 years of the Legion from The Legion #25, December 2003
  • 1st reprint of The Earth Spins presents... from The Legion Secret Files 3003, January 2004
  • 1st reprint of Foundations part two from The Legion #26, Early January 2004
  • 1st reprint of Foundations part three from The Legion #27, Late January 2004
  • 1st reprint of Foundations part four from The Legion #28, February 2004
  • 1st reprint of Foundations part five from The Legion #29, March 2004
  • 1st reprint of Foundations: The Final Chapter from The Legion #30, April 2004
TheLegion37.jpg The Legion #37 (published August 11, 2004; cover date Early October 2004)
  • For No Better Reason 3: A Sense of Confinement
    • W: Gail Simone; P: Dan Jurgens (breakdowns); I: Andy Smith (finishes); C: Ronda Pattison of Sno Cone; L: Rob Leigh; E: Stephen Wacker
TheLegion38.jpg The Legion #38 (published August 25, 2004; cover date Late October 2004)
  • For No Better Reason 4: Moebius Strip
    • W: Gail Simone; P: Dan Jurgens (breakdowns); I: Andy Smith (finishes); C: Ronda Pattison of Sno Cone; L: Rob Leigh; E: Stephen Wacker
    • Notes: Final issue of series.

September

Pencils by Ed McGuinness, inks by Dexter Vines, coloring by Dave Stewart Teen Titans v3 #15 (published September 9, 2004 (one day late); cover date Early November 2004)
  • Beast Boys and Girls Part 3: Changelings
    • W: Geoff Johns; P: Tom Grummett; I: Larry Strucker; C: Jeromy Cox; L: Comicraft; E: Eddie Berganza, Tom Palmer, Jr. (associate)
    • One page prelude to the following issue's Legion story depicts Brainiac 5 sending Superboy back in time to the 21st Century.
TeenTitans-v3-16.jpg Teen Titans v3 #16 (published September 22, 2004, cover date Late November 2004)
  • Superboy and the Legion, Part 1
    • W: Geoff Johns; P: Mike McKone; I: Marlo Alquiza; C: Jeromy Cox; L: Comicraft; E: Eddie Berganza, Tom Palmer, Jr. (associate)

October

TeenTitansLegionSpecial1.jpg Teen Titans/Legion Special #1 (published October 6, 2004, cover date November 2004)
  • Superboy and the Legion, Part 2
    • W: Mark Waid, Geoff Johns; P: Ivan Reis, Joe Prado; I: Marc Campos; C: Sno-Cone; L: Rob Leigh; E: Eddie ("Bouncing") Berganza, Stephen ("Wonder") Wacker
  • Teenage Wonderland
    • W: Mark Waid; P&I: Barry Kitson; C: Chris Blythe; L: Rob Leigh; E: Stephen Wacker

See Also

Legion Publication History

1958-19641965-19701971-19781979-19821983-19861986-19891989-19941994-1996
1997-19981998-19991999-20012001-20042004-20062007200820092010201120122013-2014
Adult LegionHomage and ParodyL.E.G.I.O.N.PrecursorsReferenceReprints
SpinoffsSeries IndexChronological IndexIndividual series pagesColour key