Legion Publication History/Adult Legion

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Legion Publication History

1958-19641965-19701971-19781979-19821983-19861986-19891989-19941994-1996
1997-19981998-19991999-20012001-20042004-20062007200820092010201120122013-2014
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Contents this page: 196119621965196719681983200420052006200820092012

This page gathers the information pertaining to all issues containing material about the Adult Legion from the regular pages of the Legion Publication History, including stories featuring the adult Legion of Super-Villains. As of The Legion of Super-Heroes v2 #300, its was formally established that previous stories featuring the adult versions of characters take place in another continuity or universe than the regular Legion chronology.

1961

Cover art by Curt Swan (pencils), Stan Kaye (inks) and Ira Schnapp (lettering) Superman #147 (published June 13, 1961, cover date August 1961)

1962

Cover art by Curt Swan (pencils) and Sheldon Moldoff (inks) Action Comics v1 #286 (published January 30, 1962, cover date March 1962)
  • The Jury of Super-Enemies!
    • W: Robert Bernstein; P: Curt Swan; I: George Klein; E: Mort Weisinger
    • Notes: Second appearance of LSV, with Luthor, Brainiac & Electro as members - cameo in a dream sequence
Cover art by Curt Swan (pencils), George Klein (inks) and Ira Schnapp (lettering) Action Comics v1 #289 (published April 26, 1962, cover date June 1962)
  • Superman's Super-Courtship!
    • W: Jerry Seigel; P&I: Jim Mooney; L: Milton Snapinn; E: Mort Weisinger
    • Story: Supergirl searches many worlds and times to find a suitable wife for Superman.
    • Notes: Second appearance of Adult Legion, first mention of the marriage of Lightning Lad & Saturn Girl.
Cover art by Curt Swan (pencils) and Sheldon Moldoff (inks) Superman #155 (published June 21, 1962, cover date August 1962)
  • The Downfall of Superman!
    • W: Jerry Seigel; P: Curt Swan; I: George Klein; E: Mort Weisinger
    • Story: Superman switches placed with a famous wrestler in an attempt to capture gangsters.
    • Notes: Adult Legionnaires Cosmic Man & Lightning Man appear.
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #63 (published July 5, 1962, cover date September 1962)
  • The League of Fantastic Supermen!
    • W: Jerry Seigel; P: Curt Swan; I: George Klein; E: Mort Weisinger
    • Notes: Third appearance of LSV.
    • First appearances: Chameleon Chief, Sun Emperor

1965

Adventure Comics #331 (published February 25, 1965, cover date April 1965)
  • The Triumph of the Legion of Super-Villains!
    • W: Jerry Siegel, Mort Weisinger; P&I: Jim Mooney; L: David Huffine; E: Mort Weisinger
    • Story: As the only member left, Dynamo Boy holds tryouts for new Legion members.
    • First appearances: Golden Boy, Polecat, Tusker, Animal Lad.
    • Notes: Adult LSV appearance
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #87 (published July 8, 1965, cover date September 1965)
  • The Arena of Doom!
    • W: Jerry Seigel, Mort Weisinger; P&I: Al Plastino; L: Milton Snapinn; E: Mort Weisinger
    • Story: The LSV tries to force Jimmy to kill Superman.
    • Appearances: LSV with Luthor & Brainiac as members

1967

Cover art by Curt Swan (pencils), George Klein (inks) and Ira Schnapp (lettering) Adventure Comics #354 (published January 31, 1967, cover date March 1967)
  • The Adult Legion!
    • W: Jim Shooter, Mort Weisinger; P: Curt Swan, Jim Shooter (layouts only); I: George Klein; L: Milton Snapinn; E: Mort Weisinger
  • First appearances: Chemical King, Quantum Queen, Reflecto & Shadow Lass (all cameos as statues)
    • Appearances: Adult Legion.
Cover art by Curt Swan (pencils), George Klein (inks) and Ira Schnapp (lettering) Adventure Comics #355 (published February 28, 1967, cover date April 1967)
  • The War of the Legions
    • W: Jim Shooter, Mort Weisinger; P: Curt Swan, Jim Shooter (layouts only); I: George Klein; L: Milton Snapinn; E: Mort Weisinger
    • Story: The Legion battles their villainous counterparts with the help of descendants of two of Superman's greatest nemesis.
    • Notes: 30th century Mr. Mxyzptlk and Lex Luthor join Adult Legion)
  • The Six-Legged Legionnaire!
    • W: Otto Binder, Mort Weisinger; P: Curt Swan; I: George Klein; L: Milton Snapinn; E: Mort Weisinger
    • Join Legion: Lana Lang (as Insect Queen)
World's Finest Comics #172 (published October 26, 1967, cover date December 1967)
  • Superman and Batman...Brothers!
    • W: Jim Shooter; P: Curt Swan; I: George Klein; E: Mort Weisinger
    • Notes: Batman joins Adult Legion

1968

Superman v1 #213 (published November 7, 1968, cover date January 1969)
  • The Most Dangerous Door in the World!
    • W: Cary Bates; P: Curt Swan; I: Jack Abel; E: Mort Weisinger
    • Notes: Adult Brainiac 5 appearance

1983

Cover art by 34 different artists -- see issue page for details Legion of Super-Heroes v2 #300 (publication date March 17, 1983, cover date June 1983)
  • The Future Is Forever!
    • W: Keith Giffen (plot), Paul Levitz (plot, script); P: Keith Giffen; I: Larry Mahlstedt; C: Carl Gafford; L: John Costanza; E: Karen Berger
  • The Future Is Forever: First Vision
    • W: Keith Giffen (plot), Paul Levitz (plot, script); P&I: Kurt Schaffenberger; C: Carl Gafford; L: John Costanza; E: Karen Berger
  • The Future Is Forever: Second Vision
    • W: Keith Giffen (plot), Paul Levitz (plot, script); P: Howard Bender; I: Frank Giacoia; C: Carl Gafford; L: John Costanza; E: Karen Berger
  • The Future Is Forever: Third Vision
    • W: Keith Giffen (plot), Paul Levitz (plot, script); P: Curt Swan; I: Dan Adkins; C: Carl Gafford; L: John Costanza; E: Karen Berger
  • The Future Is Forever: Fourth Vision
    • W: Keith Giffen (plot), Paul Levitz (plot, script); P&I: Dave Cockrum; C: Carl Gafford; L: John Costanza; E: Karen Berger
  • The Future Is Forever: Fifth Vision
    • W: Keith Giffen (plot), Paul Levitz (plot, script); P&I: James Sherman; C: Carl Gafford; L: John Costanza; E: Karen Berger
  • The Future Is Forever: Sixth Vision
    • W: Keith Giffen (plot), Paul Levitz (plot, script); P: Joe Staton; I: Dick Giordano; C: Carl Gafford; L: John Costanza; E: Karen Berger

2004

Pencils by Carlos Pacheco, inks by Jesús Merino, coloring by Laura Martin Superman/Batman #14 (published November 17, 2004; cover date January 2005)
  • Absolute Power Part 1: I Pledge Allegiance...
    • W: Jeph Loeb; P: Carlos Pacheco; I: Jesús Merino; C: Laura Martin; L: Richard Starkings; E: Eddie Berganza, Tom Palmer, Jr. (associate)
    • Legion of Super-Villains appearance
Pencils by Carlos Pacheco, inks by Jesús Merino, coloring by Laura Martin Superman/Batman #15 (published December 1, 2004; cover date Early February 2005)
  • Absolute Power Part 2: What Price Freedom...
    • W: Jeph Loeb; P: Carlos Pacheco; I: Jesús Merino; C: Laura Martin; L: Richard Starkings; E: Eddie Berganza, Tom Palmer, Jr. (associate)
    • Appearances by Legion of Super-Villains, alternate versions of Cockrum/Grell era Legionnaires
Pencils by Carlos Pacheco, inks by Jesús Merino, coloring by Laura Martin Superman/Batman #16 (published December 29, 2004 (one week late); cover date Late February 2005)
  • Absolute Power Part 3: When Time Goes Asunder...
    • W: Jeph Loeb; P: Carlos Pacheco; I: Jesús Merino; C: Laura Martin; L: Richard Starkings; E: Eddie Berganza, Tom Palmer, Jr. (associate)
    • Legion of Super-Villains and Time Bubble appear on one page

2005

Pencils by Carlos Pacheco, inks by Jesús Merino, coloring by Laura Martin Superman/Batman #17 (published February 2, 2005 (two weeks late); cover date March 2005)
  • Absolute Power Part 4: A World Without Batman...
    • W: Jeph Loeb; P: Carlos Pacheco; I: Jesús Merino; C: Laura Martin (special thanks to Larry Molinar); L: Richard Starkings; E: Eddie Berganza, Tom Palmer, Jr. (associate)
    • Legion of Super-Villains appear on one page
Pencils by Carlos Pacheco, inks by Jesús Merino, coloring by Laura Martin Superman/Batman #18 (published April 6, 2005 (seven weeks late); cover date April 2005)
  • Absolute Power Part 5: Thy Will Be Done...
    • W: Jeph Loeb; P: Carlos Pacheco, Ivan Reis; I: Jesús Merino; C: Laura Martin (special thanks to Larry Molinar); L: Richard Starkings; E: Eddie Berganza, Tom Palmer, Jr. (associate)
    • Appearances by the Adult Legion, Pre-Crisis era Legion Headquarters and the Legion of Super-Villains
Cover artwork by Carlos Pacheco and Jesus Merino Superman/Batman Volume 3: Absolute Power Hardcover (published July 13, 2005, cover date 2005)

2006

Cover art by Carlos Pacheco and Jesús Merino Superman/Batman Volume 3: Absolute Power TPB (published November 22, 2006, cover date 2007)
  • Trade paperback which collects the story material from Superman/Batman #14-18.

2008

Cover art by Mike Grell and Drew R. Moore The Legion of Super-Heroes: 1050 Years of the Future TPB (to be published June 4, 2008, cover date 2008)

2009

Cover art by Curt Swan (background pencils), George Klein (background inks), Rodney Ramos (foreground figure, after Curt Swan) and Allen Passalaqua (coloring) DC Comics Classics Library: The Legion of Super-Heroes - The Life and Death of Ferro Lad Hardcover (published March 4 (Two weeks late), 2009, cover date 2009)
Cover art by Curt Swan (pencils) and George Klein (inks) Showcase Presents: Legion of Super-Heroes Volume 3 (published April 22, 2009, cover date 2009)

2012

Primary cover, art by Andy Kubert, Joe Prado and Brad Anderson Variant cover, art by Rags Morales and Brad Anderson 1:200 retailer incentive cover, art by Andy Kubert and Joe Prado Combo-pack cover, art by Andy Kubert, Joe Prado and Brad Anderson Action Comics v2 #5 (published January 4, 2012, cover date March 2012)
  • Rocket Song
    • W: Grant Morrison; P: Andy Kubert; I: Jesse Delperdang; C: Brad Anderson; L: Pat Brosseau; E: Matt Idelson, Wil Moss (associate)
    • Appearances: Adult Legion (Cosmic Man, Lightning Man and Saturn Woman)
Primary cover, art by Andy Kubert and Brad Anderson Variant cover, art by Rags Morales and Brad Anderson 1:200 retailer incentive cover, art by Andy Kubert Combo-pack cover, art by Andy Kubert and Brad Anderson Action Comics v2 #6 (published February 1, 2012, cover date April 2012)
  • When Superman Learned to Fly
    • W: Grant Morrison; P: Andy Kubert; I: John Dell; C: Brad Anderson; L: Pat Brosseau; E: Matt Idelson, Wil Moss (associate)
    • Appearances: Adult Legion (Cosmic Man, Lightning Man and Saturn Woman), with flashbacks to their younger selves
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