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Legion Publication History

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Contents this page: 197719801981198219831984198519881996199920002002
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1977

X-Men v1 #107 Marvel Comics (October)

1980

Art and lettering by Fred Hembeck Hembeck #3 June
  • Abbott & Costello Meet The Bride Of Hembeck
    • Notes: Includes "Legionnaire crossing" page

1981

Art and lettering by Fred Hembeck Hembeck #5 February
  • The Hembeck File
    • Notes: Cosmic Boy cameo

1982

Art and lettering by George Broderick The Facsimile of Super-Folk #1 cover date 1982
  • (Various strips that parody the Legion.)
    • Written and drawn by George Broderick. Even contains a parody letter column called "Facsimile Outhouse".

1983

Art and lettering by Fred Hembeck Hembeck #7 January
  • Dial H For Hembeck
    • Notes: Hembeck meets Karate Kid

1984

Art and lettering by Jim Valentino normalman #1 Aardvark-Vanaheim (cover date January 1984)
Art and lettering by Jim Valentino normalman #2 Aardvark-Vanaheim (cover date March 1984)
  • (title)
    • Notes: Legion of Superfluous-Heroes appearance
Art and lettering by Jim Valentino normalman #3 Aardvark-Vanaheim (cover date June 1984)
  • (title)
    • Notes: Legion of Superfluous-Heroes appearance
Art and lettering by Jim Valentino normalman #4 Aardvark-Vanaheim (cover date August 1984)
  • (title)
    • Notes: Legion of Superfluous-Heroes appearance
Art and lettering by Jim Valentino normalman #5 Aardvark-Vanaheim (cover date October 1984)
  • (title)
    • Notes: Legion of Superfluous-Heroes appearance
Art and lettering by Jim Valentino normalman #6 Aardvark-Vanaheim (cover date December 1984)
  • (title)
    • Notes: Legion of Superfluous-Heroes appearance

1985

Art and lettering by Jim Valentino normalman #7 Aardvark-Vanaheim, (cover date February 1985)
  • (title)
    • Notes: Legion of Superfluous-Heroes appearance

1988

Art by Tim Hamilton, lettering by Clem Robins, colors by Melanie Merz The Trouble With Girls v1 #12 (cover date August, 1988)

1993

Art by Kevin O'Neill Marshal Law: Secret Tribunal #1 (published September 27, 1993; cover date September, 1993)
  • Cape Fear
    • W: Pat Mills; P&I&C: Kevin O'Neill; L: Bill Oakley; E: Dan Thorsland, Robert Boyd
    • Notes: The "League of Heroes" has members named Camouflage Kid, Super Sensitive Girl, Public Spirit Jr., Biogram Girl, and tryouts Growing Boy and Luminous Lad. More unnamed members are shown in the dormitory. Members sit at a table with identifying nameplates. Also an unnamed cat and monkey wearing capes.

1994

Art by Kevin O'Neill Marshal Law: Secret Tribunal #2 (published May 5, 1994; cover date April, 1994)
  • Court Marshal
    • W: Pat Mills; P&I&C: Kevin O'Neill; L: Bill Oakley; E: Robert Boyd, Dan Thorsland
    • Notes: More members named in the "League of Heroes": Biodegradable Boy, Abnormal Boy, Matchstick Boy, Skeleton Boy, Photosynthesis Girl, Scrap Iron Lad, Teen Trunk and Transparent Lad. League of Super Pets gets a name.

1996

Art by Sergio Aragonés Sergio Aragones Destroys DC #1 (published April 17, 1996; cover date June, 1996)
Cover art by Frank Miller Dark Horse Presents #114 Dark Horse Comics, cover date October, 1996
  • America's Favorite Hero!
    • W&P&I: Frank Miller; C: Marie Severin; L: John Workman; E: Bob Schrek, Cary Grazzini
    • Short humor story about Lance Blastoff includes one-panel with characters that look just like the Pre-Crisis Brainiac 5 and Saturn Girl.
DarkHorsePresents115.jpg Dark Horse Presents #115 Dark Horse Comics, cover date November, 1996

1997

Cover art by Frank Miller (pencils and inks), Marie Severin (coloring) and John Workman (logo) Tales to Offend #1 Dark Horse Comics, cover date July, 1997

1999

Overstreet29.jpg The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide (29th Edition) Avon Books, first printing April, 1999
  • Notes: Alex Ross cover is homage to cover of Adventure Comics #247
  • Legiondary Adventures
    • W: Mark Huesman
  • A Brief History of Super-Teams
    • W: Arnold T. Blumberg

2000

Cover art by Gene Ha (pencils and inks), Zander Cannon (layouts), Chris Garcia (coloring) and Todd Klein (lettering) Top 10 #8, America's Best Comics, published March 8, 2000, cover date June 2000
  • The Overview
    • Notes: Artwork throughout the series contains numerous unnamed characters in the background, many of which have a strong resemblance to characters from other pop culture sources. Two such background characters in this issue might be Elastic Lad and Dawnstar.
Cover art by Gene Ha (pencils and inks), Zander Cannon (layouts), Chris Garcia (coloring) and Todd Klein (lettering) Top 10 #9, America's Best Comics, published May 10, 2000, cover date October 2000
  • Rules of Engagement
    • Notes: Background character on front cover that resembles Cosmic Boy.
Cover art by Gene Ha (pencils and inks), Chris Garcia (coloring) and Todd Klein (lettering) Top 10 #10, America's Best Comics, published September 13, 2000, cover date January 2001
  • Music for the Dead
    • Notes: Background characters that resemble Element Lad and Brainiac 5.

2002

SimpsonsComics68.jpg Simpsons Comics #68 Bongo Entertainment, published March 20, 2002, cover date 2002
  • Merchants of Vengeance
    • Notes: Parody of Adventure Comics #247 on cover and within story. Membership trials described as the "Legion of Super-Heroes Method".

2005

Cover art by Jaime Hernandez Bizarro World Hardcover, published February 2, 2005, cover date 2005

2006

Cover art by Jaime Hernandez Bizarro World Trade paperback, published April 26, 2006, cover date 2006

2007

Cover art by Dave Dwonch Special Education #2 National Press Comics, published February 21, 2007, cover date December 2006
  • Popular
    • W&P: Dave Dwonch; I: Aldo Perez; C: Big Monster; E: Jaimel M. Hemphill (Editor-in-Chief), James Watkins (executive), Dabney Lyons (associate)
    • Notes: Parody of Adventure Comics #247 on cover
Cover art by Chris Moreno Paul Jenkins' Sidekick: Super Summer Spectacular #1 (of 2) Image Comics, published July 18, 2007, cover date July 2007
  • Notes: Parody of Adventure Comics #247 on cover

2008

Cover art by Jason Ho, Mike Rote and Serban Cristescu Bongo Comics Presents Futurama Comics #35 Bongo Entertainment, published January 30, 2008, cover date 2008
  • Son of the Sun
    • W: Ian Boothby; P: James Lloyd; I: Andrew Pepoy, Dan Davis, Jason Ho, Mike Rote; C: Nathan Hamill, Rick Reese; L: Karen Bates; E: Bill Morrison
    • Notes: Scene parodies cover of Adventure Comics #247

2009

Cover art by Dave Bullock The Age of the Sentry #5 Marvel Comics, published February 4, 2009, cover date Feb 2009, indicia date Mar 2009
  • Sentry and the Guardians of the Galaxy in Saved By The Wail! (10 pages)
    • W: Paul Tobin; P: Bill Galvan; I: Terry Pallot; C: Val Staples; E: Mark Paniccia, Jordan D. White (assistant)
    • Notes: Story, in line with the series' motif as Silver Age Superman parodies, is a parody of the SA Legion of Super-Heroes; the Guardians have several one-shot members to this end including "Teen Beat", "Boy Blob", "Laser Lass" and the "Duplicate Gentlemen".
Art by Art Baltazar Tiny Titans #13 (published February 18, 2009; cover date April, 2009)
  • Tough Cookie
    • W: Art Baltazar, Franco; P&I&C&L: Art Baltazar; E: Jann Jones, Simona Martore (assistant)
    • Notes: Brainiac 5, Beppo, Supergirl
Cover art by Dave Bullock Sentry: The Age of the Sentry Marvel Comics, published June 3, 2009
  • 1st reprint of Sentry and the Guardians of the Galaxy in Saved By The Wail! from The Age of the Sentry #5, February 2009.

2010

Cover art by Darick Robertson and Tony Aviña Cover art by Darick Robertson and Tony Aviña The Boys #40 Dynamite Entertainment, published March 3, 2010
  • The Innocents, Part One
    • W: Garth Ennis; P&I: Darick Robertson; C: Tony Aviña; L: Simon Bowland; E: Joseph Rybandt
    • Notes: Introduces Superduper, a teenage super-hero group with members loosely and unflatteringly based upon the Legion
Cover art by Darick Robertson and Tony Aviña The Boys #41 Dynamite Entertainment, published April 7, 2010
  • The Innocents, Part Two
    • W: Garth Ennis; P&I: Darick Robertson; C: Tony Aviña; L: Simon Bowland; E: Joseph Rybandt
    • Notes: Continues the Superduper storyline
Cover art by Darick Robertson and Tony Aviña The Boys #42 Dynamite Entertainment, published May 5, 2010
  • The Innocents, Part Three
    • W: Garth Ennis; P&I: Darick Robertson, Richard P. Clark; C: Tony Aviña; L: Simon Bowland; E: Joseph Rybandt
    • Notes: Continues the Superduper storyline
Art by Art Baltazar Tiny Titans #28 (published May 19, 2010; cover date July, 2010)
  • Presenting the Super-Pets
    • W: Art Baltazar, Franco; P&I&C&L: Art Baltazar; E: Elisabeth V Gehrlein, Simona Martore (assistant)
    • Notes: Streaky, Beppo, Comet, Krypto
  • Sound Check
    • W: Art Baltazar, Franco; P&I&C&L: Art Baltazar; E: Elisabeth V Gehrlein, Simona Martore (assistant)
    • Notes: Streaky, Supergirl, Superboy (Kon-El), Krypto, Beppo, Comet, Legion time bubble, Brainiac 5, Proty
  • Fetch
    • W: Art Baltazar, Franco; P&I&C&L: Art Baltazar; E: Elisabeth V Gehrlein, Simona Martore (assistant)
    • Notes: Krypto, Streaky, Beppo
Cover art by Darick Robertson and Tony Aviña The Boys #43 Dynamite Entertainment, published June 16, 2010
  • The Innocents, Part Four
    • W: Garth Ennis; P&I: Darick Robertson, Richard P. Clark; C: Tony Aviña; L: Simon Bowland; E: Joseph Rybandt
    • Notes: Concludes the Superduper storyline
Art by Art Baltazar Tiny Titans #31 (published August 18, 2010; cover date October, 2010)
  • Meanwhile at the North Pole near the Fortress of Solitude
    • W: Art Baltazar, Franco; P&I&C&L: Art Baltazar; E: Elisabeth V Gehrlein, Simona Martore (assistant)
    • Appearances: Supergirl, Superboy (Kon-El), Comet, Krypto, Streaky, Beppo, Proty
  • Field Trippin' for Super Snow
    • W: Art Baltazar, Franco; P&I&C&L: Art Baltazar; E: Elisabeth V Gehrlein, Simona Martore (assistant)
    • Appearances: Brainiac 5, Supergirl, Krypto
  • Suddenly!
    • W: Art Baltazar, Franco; P&I&C&L: Art Baltazar; E: Elisabeth V Gehrlein, Simona Martore (assistant)
    • Appearances: Brainiac 5, Supergirl, Superboy (Kon-El), Krypto, Beppo, Lightning Lad, Saturn Girl, Chameleon Boy, Cosmic Boy, Proty, Streaky, Legion time bubble
  • Meanwhile, at the Fortress of Solitude...
    • W: Art Baltazar, Franco; P&I&C&L: Art Baltazar; E: Elisabeth V Gehrlein, Simona Martore (assistant)
    • Appearances: Beppo

2012

Art by Art Baltazar Tiny Titans #49 (published February 28, 2012; cover date April, 2012)
  • The Squishy Titans!
    • W: Art Baltazar, Franco; P&I&C&L: Art Baltazar; E: Kristy Quinn
    • Appearances: Brainiac 5, Proty, Legion time bubble

2013

Cover art by Phil Hester and Bruce McCorkindale Green Hornet: Legacy #40 Dynamite Entertainment, published August 21, 2013, cover date 2013
  • (Untitled)
    • W: Jai Nitz; P&I: Jethro Morales; C: Kristy Swan; L: Marshall Dillon; E: Joe Rybandt (senior), Sarah Litt (digital), Josh Green (traffic controller), Molly Mahan (assistant)
    • Notes: Parody/homage of the Curt Swan/George Klein cover from Adventure Comics #346
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