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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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1972

BlankCover.jpg Legion Outpost #1 (cover date June 1972)
  • Election Coverage
  • LFC Gab Corner
  • Legion Fact File #1
  • Myplace
  • The Protracted Conflict
  • Sagittarius Journal
  • Legion Fan Club Pen-Pals
  • Election Ballot
Cover logo by M. Chen Legion Outpost #2 (cover date November 1972)
  • Club News
  • LFC Gab Corner
  • Update
  • Those Awful New Uniforms
  • The Protracted Conflict
  • How To Get OUTPOST #3
  • Myplace
  • On the Lifespan of the Inhabitants of Colu
  • Triplicate Girl
  • Fact File #2
  • Should the Legionnaires Age?
  • The Legion -- 1965
  • Lore of the Legion
  • Pen-Pal List, Update
  • Where to Send It
  • LFC LoC
  • Fact File #3
  • The Ytterbium Trail
  • Letter from the Editor
  • The Safety of the Shelter
  • L'Affaire de Nervosite
  • Fanzine Review
  • A Tale of the Legion Academy
  • The Greatest Comic Fan of 'Em All
  • Coming Attractions

1973

Cover art by Dave Cockrum Legion Outpost #3 (cover date January-February 1973)
  • Ack! How Dare You Tamper with the Legion!
  • LFC Gab Corner
  • Fandom Report
  • Update
  • The Protracted Conflict
  • Myplace
  • Light Lass
  • Fact File #4
  • Creation report
  • Lore of the Legion
  • How and Why (and If) the Board of Directors Works
  • Letters
  • How Superboy Joined the Legion
  • Legion Lowdown: The Admission of Members
  • The Legion -- 1965
  • Say Goodbye to Who?
  • The Ytterbium Trail
  • Fact File #5
  • Public Popularity
  • Outside Looking In
  • Reviews
  • Pen Pals
  • Addresses
Cover art by Dave Cockrum (reproduced from Superboy v1 #197) Legion Outpost #4 (cover date Summer 1973)
  • Articles and illustrations contributed by Legion fans
Cover art by Willard Harrison Legion Outpost #5 (cover date Fall 1973)
  • Articles and illustrations contributed by Legion fans

1974

Cover art by Dave Cockrum Legion Outpost #6 (cover date Winter 1974)
  • Articles and illustrations contributed by Legion fans
Cover art by Mercy van Vlack Legion Outpost #7 (cover date Spring 1974)
  • Articles and illustrations contributed by Legion fans
Cover art by Dave Cockrum Legion Outpost #8 (cover date Summer 1974)
  • Articles and illustrations contributed by Legion fans

1975

Cover art by Curt Cwan and Klaus Janson Legion Outpost #9 (cover date Fall 1975)
  • Articles and illustrations contributed by Legion fans
Cover art by Dave Cockrum (pencils and inks), Neal Pozner (coloring) and Carl Gafford (separations) The Amazing World Of DC Comics #9 (cover date November/December 1975)
  • The Legion Handbook (DC Comics' fan magazine)
    • E: Paul Levitz, Carl Gafford (Managing Editors), Neal Pozner (Guest Editor)

1976

Cover art by Mike Grell (pencils and inks) and Carl Gafford (coloring and separations) The Amazing World Of DC Comics #12 (published July 1976, cover date August 1976)
  • The Legion Outpost
    • E: Paul Levitz, Carl Gafford
Cover art by Sergio Aragones (pencils and inks) and Tont Tollin (coloring) The Amazing World Of DC Comics #13 (cover date November 1976)
  • The Legion Outpost
    • E: Paul Levitz; Carl Gafford

1977

Cover art by ??? The Amazing World Of DC Comics #14 (cover date March 1977)
  • The Legion Outpost
Cover art by ??? The Amazing World Of DC Comics #15 (cover date August 1977)
  • The Legion Outpost
Cover art by ??? The Amazing World Of DC Comics #16 (cover date December 1977)
  • The Legion Outpost

1981

Cover art by Bob Smith Legion Outpost #10 (cover date Spring 1981)
  • Articles and illustrations contributed by Legion fans

1982

Cover art by ??? Comics Feature #15 (cover date January, 1982)
  • Comics Feature Interviews Paul Levitz
    • Interviewers: Richard Howell, Carol Kalish; Transcription: Kurt Busiek; E: Richard Howell, Paul Levitz
  • The Once and Future Lord of the Legion
    • W: Bob Soron
  • Super-Team Spirit: Legion of Super-Heroes
Cover art by ??? Starlog Presents Comics Scene #4 (cover date July, 1982)

1984

Cover art by ??? Comics Interview #16 (cover date October 1984)

1985

Cover art by ??? Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe #3 (publication date February 21, 1985, cover date May 1985)
Cover art by ??? Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe #4 (publication date March 21, 1985, cover date June 1985)
Cover art by ??? Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe #5 (publication date April 18, 1985, cover date July 1985)
Cover art by ??? Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe #6 (publication date May 23, 1985, cover date August 1985)
Cover art by ??? Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe #7 (publication date June 20, 1985, cover date September 1985)
Cover art by ??? Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe #8 (publication date July 18, 1985, cover date October 1985)
Cover art by ??? Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe #9 (publication date August 15, 1985, cover date November 1985)
Cover art by ??? Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe #10 (publication date September 19, 1985, cover date December 1985)
Cover art by ??? Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe #11 (publication date October 17, 1985, cover date January 1986)
Cover art by ??? Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe #12 (publication date November 21, 1985, cover date February 1986)
Cover art by ??? Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe #13 (publication date December 12, 1986, cover date March 1986)
Cover art by George Perez The Official Crisis on Infinite Earths Index #1 (publication date ???, 1986, cover date March 1986)
  • Indexes the credits, characters and events of the Crisis series
  • W: Lou Mougin, Mark Waid; Typography: Tony Frutti; Reviewers: Chuck Huber, Andrew McLaney, Andy Mangles, Mike Tiefenbacher; E: Murray R. Ward, Laura Webb (assistant); Consultant: George Olshevsky

1986

Cover art by ??? Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe #14 (publication date January 17, 1986, cover date April 1986)
Cover art by ??? Amazing Heroes #88 (cover date February 1, 1986)
  • The future of medical care and treatment as presented in the stories of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Cover art by George Perez Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe #15 (publication date February 20, 1986, cover date May 1986)
Cover art by ??? Amazing Heroes #91 (cover date March 1986)
  • Crisis on Infinite Earths reviewed. Kid Psycho obituary, Crisis timeline
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 ??? Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe #17 (publication date April 17, 1986, cover date July 1986)
Cover art by ??? Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe #18 (publication date May 15, 1986, cover date August 1986)
Cover art by ??? Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe #19 (publication date June 19, 1986, cover date September 1986)
Cover art by ??? Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe #20 (publication date July 17, 1986, cover date October 1986)
Cover art by ??? Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe #21 (publication date August 14, 1986, cover date November 1986)
Cover art by Curt Swan The Legion of Super-Heroes Index #1 (cover date December 1986)
  • W: Mark Waid, Andrew MacLaney; E: Murray R. Ward, Laura Ward (assistant); Typography and production: Amber Graphics, Inc.; Reviewers: Ron Bialkowski, Robert Klein, Lou Mougin, Mike Tiefenbacher, John Wells; Consultant: George Olshevsky
  • Character histories/descriptions for Cosmic Boy through to Ultra Boy
  • Indexes Adventure Comics #247 through to Superman v1 #155
Cover art by ??? Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe #22 (publication date September 18, 1986, cover date December 1986)
Cover art by Curt Swan The Legion of Super-Heroes Index #2 (cover date January 1987)
  • W: Mark Waid, Andrew MacLaney; E: Murray R. Ward, Laura Ward (assistant); Typography and production: Amber Graphics, Inc.; Reviewers: Ron Bialkowski, Robert Klein, Lou Mougin, Mike Tiefenbacher, John Wells; Consultant: George Olshevsky
  • Character histories/descriptions for Mon-El through to Dream Girl
  • Indexes Adventure Comics #300 through to Adventure Comics #323
Cover art by ??? Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe #23 (publication date October 16, 1986, cover date January 1987)
Cover art by Jim Mooney The Legion of Super-Heroes Index #3 (cover date February 1987)
  • W: Mark Waid, Andrew MacLaney; E: Murray R. Ward, Laura Ward (assistant); Typography and production: Amber Graphics, Inc.; Reviewers: Ron Bialkowski, Robert Klein, Lou Mougin, Mike Tiefenbacher, John Wells; Consultant: George Olshevsky
  • Character histories/descriptions for Princess Projectra (listed as Sensor Girl) through Karate Kid
  • Indexes Adventure Comics #324 through to Adventure Comics #347
Cover art by ??? Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe #24 (publication date November 20, 1986, cover date February 1987)
Cover art by Jim Mooney The Legion of Super-Heroes Index #4 (cover date March 1987)
  • W: Mark Waid, Andrew MacLaney; E: Murray R. Ward, Laura Ward (assistant); Typography and production: Amber Graphics, Inc.; Reviewers: Ron Bialkowski, Robert Klein, Lou Mougin, Mike Tiefenbacher, John Wells; Consultant: George Olshevsky
  • Character histories/descriptions for Shadow Lass through to Timber Wolf
  • Indexes Adventure Comics #348 through to Adventure Comics #369
Cover art by ??? Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe #25 (publication date December 18, 1986, cover date March 1987)

1987

Cover art by Richard Howell The Legion of Super-Heroes Index #5 (cover date May 1987)
  • W: Mark Waid, Andrew MacLaney; E: Murray R. Ward, Laura Ward (assistant); Typography and production: Amber Graphics, Inc.; Reviewers: Ron Bialkowski, Robert Klein, Lou Mougin, Mike Tiefenbacher, John Wells; Consultant: George Olshevsky
  • Character histories/descriptions for Wildfire through the second Invisible Kid
  • Indexes Adventure Comics #370 through to Action Comics v1 #390
Cover art by ??? Who's Who Update '87 #1 (published May 5, 1987, cover date August 1987)
Cover art by ??? Who's Who Update '87 #2 (published June 2, 1987, cover date September 1987)
Cover art by ??? Who's Who Update '87 #3 (published July 2, 1987, cover date October 1987)
Cover art by ??? Who's Who Update '87 #4 (published August 4, 1987, cover date November 1987)
Cover art by ??? Who's Who Update '87 #5 (published September 1, 1987, cover date December 1987)
Art by Steve Lightle Who's Who in the Legion of Super-Heroes #1 (publication date December 22, 1987, cover date April 1988)

1988

Art by Steve Lightle Who's Who in the Legion of Super-Heroes #2 (publication date February 23, 1988, cover date June 1988)
Art by Greg LaRocque and Karl Kesel Who's Who in the Legion of Super-Heroes #3 (publication date March 29, 1988, cover date July 1988)
Art by Ty Templeton Who's Who in the Legion of Super-Heroes #4 (publication date April 26, 1988, cover date August 1988)
Cover art by ??? Who's Who Update '88 #2 (published May 24, 1988, cover date September 1988)
Art by Greg LaRocque and Larry Mahlstedt Who's Who in the Legion of Super-Heroes #5 (publication date May 31, 1988, cover date September 1988)
Cover art by ??? Who's Who Update '88 #3 (published June 21, 1988, cover date October 1988)
Art by Jim Valentino and George Pérez 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
Cover art by ??? Who's Who Update '88 #4 (published July 19, 1988, cover date November 1988)
Art by various artists Who's Who in the Legion of Super-Heroes #7 (publication date July 26, 1988, cover date November 1988)

1989

Art by Keith Giffen and Al Gordon Amazing Heroes #172 (cover date October 1989)

1990

Cover art by ??? Who's Who in the DC Universe #1 (published June 26, 1990, cover date August 1990)
Cover art by ??? Who's Who in the DC Universe #2 (published July 31, 1990, cover date September 1990)
Cover art by ??? Who's Who in the DC Universe #3 (published August 28, 1990, cover date October 1990)
Cover art by ??? Who's Who in the DC Universe #4 (published September 25, 1990, cover date November 1990)
Cover art by ??? Who's Who in the DC Universe #5 (published October 30, 1990, cover date December 1990)
Cover art by ??? Who's Who in the DC Universe #6 (published November 28, 1990, cover date January 1991)

1991

Cover art by ??? Who's Who in the DC Universe #7 (published January 2, 1991, cover date February 1991)
Cover art by ??? Who's Who in the DC Universe #8 (published February 26, 1991, cover date April 1991)
Cover art by ??? Who's Who in the DC Universe #9 (published March 26, 1991, cover date May 1991)
Cover art by ??? Who's Who in the DC Universe #10 (published April 23, 1991, cover date June 1991)
Cover art by ??? Who's Who in the DC Universe #11 (published May 28, 1991, cover date July 1991)
Cover art by ??? Who's Who in the DC Universe #12 (published July 30, 1991, cover date September 1991)
Cover art by ??? Who's Who in the DC Universe #13 (published August 27, 1991, cover date October 1991)
Cover art by ??? Who's Who in the DC Universe #14 (published October 8, 1991, cover date November 1991)

1992

Cover art by ??? Who's Who in the DC Universe #16 (published January 7, 1992, cover date February 1992)
Cover art by ??? Who's Who in the DC Universe Update 93 #1 (published November 3, 1992, cover date December 1992)
Cover art by ??? Who's Who in the DC Universe Update 93 #2 (published December 8, 1992, cover date January 1993)

1994

Art by Jeff Smith Hero Illustrated #16
  • The Legion of Super-Heroes Hero Files
    • "Roll Call:Legion of Super-Heroes" by Brian Wenberg
    • "The Soap Opera Digest Version of Legion History" by Brian Wenberg
    • "The Future: It Sure Ain't What It Used To Be" by John Benton
    • "Long Live the Legion" by John Benton and Brian Wenberg
  • Price Guide: Legion of Super-Heroes

1996

Shi cover by Billy Tucci (lineart) and IHOC (colours) Superman cover by Joe Quesada (pencils), Jimmy Palmiotti (inks) and IHOC (colours) Wizard: The Guide To Comics #59 (published ???, cover date July 1996)
  • The Future Is History: Catching Up With the 30th Century Future World of DC's Legion of Super-Heroes
  • Legion Roll Call (sidebar)
    • W: Matthew Brady
  • Back to the Future (sidebar)
    • W: John B. Lacey, "MB"
    • Errata: Claims the Mon-El/Superboy/Valor shift occurred in 1986, conflating the Post-Crisis and Glorithverse retcons.

1998

Cover art by Phil Jimenez Legion of Super-Heroes Secret Files #1 (published November 26, 1997 (one week late); cover date January 1998)

1999

Cover art by Chris Sprouse (pencils) and Al Gordon (inks) Legion of Super-Heroes Secret Files #2 (published April 7, 1999; cover date June 1999)

2003

LegionCompanion.jpg The Legion Companion (TwoMorrows Publishing, published October, 2003)
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: Ronda Pattison of Sno Cone; P,I&C: Tony Harris and Tom Feister; L: Nick J. Napolitano; E: Ivan Cohen and Stephen Wacker

2004

BestOfLegionOutpostFront.jpg The Best of the Legion Outpost (TwoMorrows Publishing, published June, 2004)
  • E: Glen Cadigan.

2006

Cover art by Mike Grell (pencils) and Mike McLeod (inks) Back Issue #14 (cover date January, 2006)
  • Dave Cockrum and Mike Grell are interviewed together in Back Issue's "Pro2Pro" on their respective stints on the LSH.
AnimationMagazine163B.jpg Animation Magazine #163 (cover date August, 2006)
AnimationMagazine165B.jpg Animation Magazine #165 (cover date October, 2006)
  • A Legion of Their Own
  • Fall 2006 TV Preview
    • Provides concept synopsis, production company, première date and names of creators for 27 animated TV shows premièring in the Fall of 2006, including Legion of Super Heroes

2007

Cover art by Norm Breyfogle (artwork) and Glenn Whitmore (coloring) Back Issue #22 (cover date June, 2007)

2008

Cover photography by Lewis Jacobs Comic-Con Magazine #2 (cover date Spring, 2008)
Artwork collected from pieces by numerous artists Copver pencils by Joe Quesada, Bryan Hitch, Michael Turner and Steve McNiven. Inks by Danny Miki. Coloring by Richard Isanove Wizard: The Magazine of Comics, Entertainment and Pop Culture #200 (Platinum Edition) (Cover date June, 2008)
Artwork by Kevin Colden after Curt Swan and Stan Kaye Sequart Journal #3: Teenagers from the Future: Essays on the Legion of Super-Heroes (First edition published July, 2008)
Artwork by Mark Sparacio Comic Buyer's Guide #1646 (cover date Oct 2008)
Artwork by Alex Saviuk Comic Buyer's Guide #1647 (cover date Nov 2008)
  • Legion Roll Call, part 2
    • W: Andrew Smith

2012

Cover art by Linda Koutsky Special Powers and Abilities (Coffee House Press, published October 23, 2012, cover date 2012)
  • W: Raymond McDaniel
  • Notes: Poetry inspired by The Legion of Super-Heroes
Cover art by Alex Ross Back Issue #61 (cover date Dec 2012)
  • FLASHBACK: Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes
    • W: Jim Ford
    • Notes: Article about the creation of All-New Collectors’ Edition #C-55

2013

Cover art by Mike Mignola Back Issue #67 (cover date September 2013)
  • FLASHBACK: Karate Kid: I Just Wasn't Made for These Times
    • W: John Wells
    • Notes: Article about the Karate Kid series
Cover art by Dave Cockrum Back Issue #68 (cover date October 2013)
  • FLASHBACK: Move Over, Superboy!
    • W: JIm Kingman
  • ART GALLERY: Legion Fantasy Covers
    • P&I: John Watson
  • FLASHBACK: The Honored Dead of the Legion of Super-Heroes
    • W: Jim Ford
  • INTERVIEW: Paul Levitz: Welcome to the 30th Century -- The 31st, Too
    • W: Michael Eury
  • FLASHBACK: Back to the Future: The Legion in the 1980s
    • W: Philip Schweier
  • BRING ON THE BAD GUYS: Too Much Time on My Hands: The History of the Time Trapper
    • W: Jim Ford
  • BEYOND CAPES: Cosmic Boy
    • W: Mark Ciemcioch


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