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Legion Publication History

1958-19641965-19701971-19781979-19821983-19861986-19891989-19941994-1996
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This page gathers the information from the regular pages of the Legion Publication History pertaining to Legion-related issues from all incarnations of the Justice League of America and the Justice Society of America.

Preboot (Pre-Crisis)

Cover art by Dick Dillin (pencils) and Frank McLaughlin (inks) Justice League of America v1 #147 (published July 4, 1977, cover date October 1977)
  • Crisis In the 30th Century! (JLA/JSA/LSH team-up)
    • W: Paul Levitz, Martin Pasko (script); P: Dick Dillin; I: Frank McLaughlin; C: Anthony Tollin; L: Milton Snapinn; E: Julius Schwartz
Cover art by Rich Buckler (pencils) and Jack Abel (inks) Justice League of America v1 #148 (published August 1, 1977, cover date November 1977)
  • Crisis In Triplicate! (JLA/JSA/LSH team-up)
    • W: Paul Levitz, Martin Pasko (script); P: Dick Dillin; I: Frank McLaughlin; C: Anthony Tollin; L: Milton Snapinn; E: Julius Schwartz
Cover art by Luke McDonnell (pencils) and Bill Wray (inks) Justice League of America v1 #247 (published November 7, 1985, cover date February 1986)
  • ...There's No Place Like Home

Preboot (Five Years Later)

Cover art by Kevin Maguire Justice League Europe Annual #2 (published August 27, 1991, cover date 1991)
  • Too Much Time
    • W: Keith Giffen, Gerard Jones; P: Steve Carr, Russel Braun; Marshall Rogers, Linda Medley, Keith Giffen, John Beatty, Randy Elliott, Curt Swan, Ty Templeton; I: Randy Elliot, Michael Golden; C: Gene D'Angelo; L: Michael Heisler; E: Andrew Helfer
    • Appearances: Cosmic Boy, Lightning Lad, Polar Boy, Saturn Girl, Legion HQ, Legion Flight Belt
    • Notes: Armageddon 2001 tie-in
Cover art by Kevin Maguire and Karl Kesel Justice League Quarterly #5 (published October 15, 1991, cover date Winter 1991)
  • Be Careful What You Wish For!
    • W: Mark Waid; P: Mike McKone; I: Andrew Pepoy; C: Gene D'Angelo; L: Bob Pinaha; E: Brian Augustyn; Special Thanks: Hal Lane, Graham Nolan, and Darwin McPherson--The All-Fight Squad!
    • Cameo Appearances: Valor
Cover art by Dan Jurgens and Dave Cockrum Justice League America Annual #6 (published June 23, 1992, cover date 1992)
  • Maximum Eclipse
    • W: Dan Mishkin; P: Dave Cockrum; I: José Marzan, Jr.; C: Gene D'Angelo; L: Clem Robins; E: Brian Augustyn; Dark Design: Dan Jurgens
    • Cameo Appearances: Valor

Reboot (Post-Zero Hour)

Cover art by Humberto Ramos (pencils) and Wayne Faucher (inks) JLA: World Without Grown-Ups #1 (published June 3, 1998; cover date August 1998)
    • W: Todd Dezago; P: Mike McKone, Humberto Ramos; I: Mark McKenna, Wayne Faucher; C: Jason Wright, Digital Chameleon (separations); L: John Workman; Special Thanks: Grant Morrison
    • Cameo appearance Inferno. Team 20's occupation of the old JLA headquarters mentioned.
Cover art by Howard Porter (pencils) and John Dell III (inks) JLA #21 (published June 24, 1998; cover date August 1998)
Cover art by Rodolfo Damaggio (pencils), Robert Campanella (inks) and Digital Chameleon (coloring) JLA In Crisis Secret Files #1 (published September 30, 1998; cover date November 1998)
  • Origin Story: The Flash's Infinite Crises
    • W: Tom Peyer; P: Rags Morales; I: Dave Meikus; C: John Kalisz, Digital Chameleon (separations); L: Kurt Hathaway; E: Dan Thorsland, Alisande Morales (assistant)
    • Dominators appearance in the Flash's hallucination
  • Invasion
    • W: Tom Peyer; P: Frank Fosco; I: Danny Miki; C: Lee Loughridge; E: Dan Thorsland, Alisande Morales (assistant)
    • Appearances by Daxamites and Dominators. Durla and Khundia mentioned..
  • Armageddon 2001
    • W: Tom Peyer; P: Kevin Maguire; I: Karl Story; C: Lee Loughridge; E: Dan Thorsland, Alisande Morales (assistant)
    • Lar Gand appearance
  • Eclipso
    • W: Tom Peyer; P: Greg Luzniak; I: Dave Meikus; C: Lee Loughridge; E: Dan Thorsland, Alisande Morales (assistant)
    • Lar Gand appearance
  • Zero Hour
    • W: Tom Peyer; P: Paul Ryan; I: Norm Rapmund; C: Tom McCraw, Digital Chameleon (separations); E: Dan Thorsland, Alisande Morales (assistant)
    • Saturn Girl appearance. Impulse mentioned as coming from the 30th Century. Vril Dox II and L.E.G.I.O.N. mentioned.
  • Final Night
    • W: Tom Peyer; P: Stuart Immonen; I: José Marzan, Jr.; C: Tom McCraw, Digital Chameleon (separations); E: Dan Thorsland, Alisande Morales (assistant)
    • Ferro appearance, Team 20 mentioned
Cover art by Stephen Sadowski (pencils), Michael Bair (inks) and John Kalisz (coloring) JSA Secret Files #1 (published June 16, 1999; cover date August 1999)
  • Gathering Storms
Cover art by Alan Davis JSA #1 (published June 23, 1999; cover date August 1999)
  • Justice Be Done
    • Mordru appearance
Cover art by Alan Davis JSA #2 (published July 21, 1999; cover date September 1999)
  • A Fateful Search!
    • Mordru appearance
Cover art by Alan Davis JSA #3 (published August 18, 1999; cover date October 1999)
  • Old Souls
    • Mordru appearance
Cover art by Alan Davis JSA #4 (published September 15, 1999; cover date November 1999)
  • Ouroboros
    • Mordru appearance
JusticeBeDone.jpg JSA: Justice Be Done Trade Paperback (published April 12, 2000; cover date 2000)
  • Reprints the four part story from JSA #1-4
    • Mordru appearance
Cover art by Stephen Sadowski (pencils), Michael Bair (inks) and Digital Chameleon (coloring) JSA Secret Files #2 (published July 4, 2001; cover date September 2001)
  • Breaking Storms
    • W: David S. Goyer (plot), Geoff Johns (prlot and script); P: Javier Saltares; I: Ray Kryssing; C: Tom McCraw, Digital Chameleon (separations); L: Ken Lopez; E: Peter Tomasi
    • Mordru appearance
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
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
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.

Preboot (Retroboot)

Painted cover art by Alex Ross Crisis on Multiple Earths Volume 4 Trade Paperback (published May 3, 2006; cover date 2006)
JLofAv2-01A.jpg JLofAv2-01B.jpg Pencils by Michael Turner, inks by Peter Steigerwald Justice League of America v2 #1 (1st Printing) (published August 23, 2006, cover date October 2006)
  • The Tornado's Path, Chapter One
    • W: Brad Meltzer; P: Ed Benes; I: Sanda Hope (special thanks to Mariah Benes); C: Alex Sinclair; L: Rob Leigh; E: Eddie Berganza, Janine Schaeffer (assistant)
  • Mention Legion Flight Ring
Pencils by Michael Turner, inks by Peter Steigerwald Justice League of America v2 #1 (1st Printing, RRP Variant) (published September 8, 2006, cover date October 2006)
  • The Tornado's Path, Chapter One
    • W: Brad Meltzer; P: Ed Benes; I: Sanda Hope (special thanks to Mariah Benes); C: Alex Sinclair; L: Rob Leigh; E: Eddie Berganza, Janine Schaeffer (assistant)
  • Mention Legion Flight Ring
Cover art by Michael Turner and Peter Steigerwald Cover art by Phil Jimenez (pencils), Andy Lanning (inks) and Jeromy Cox (coloring) Justice League of America v2 #2 (published September 27, 2006, cover date November 2006)
  • The Tornado's Path, Chapter Two: Tornado-Red/Tornado-Blue
    • W: Brad Meltzer; P: Ed Benes; I: Sandra Hope; C: Alex Sinclair; L: Rob Leigh; E: Eddie Berganza, Jeanine Schaeffer (assistant)
    • Trident appearance
JLofAv2-01E.jpg Justice League of America v2 #1 (2nd Printing) (published October 25, 2006, cover date October 2006)
  • The Tornado's Path, Chapter One
    • W: Brad Meltzer; P: Ed Benes; I: Sanda Hope (special thanks to Mariah Benes); C: Alex Sinclair; L: Rob Leigh; E: Eddie Berganza, Janine Schaeffer (assistant)
  • Mention Legion Flight Ring
Cover art by Michael Turner and Peter Steigerwald Cover art by Chris Sprouse, Karl Story and Alex Sinclair Justice League of America v2 #3 (published November 1, 2006, cover date December 2006)
  • The Tornado's Path, Chapter Three
Cover art by Alex Ross Cover art by Dale Eaglesham The Justice Society of America v3 #1 (published December 6, 2006, cover date February 2007)
  • The Next Age: Chapter 1
    • W: Geoff Johns; P: Dale Eaglesham; I: Art Thibert; C: Jeromy Cox; L: Rob Leigh; E: Stephen Wacker, Eddie Berganza, Harvey Richards (assistant)
    • A mentally unstable Starman is apparently a time- and era-misplaced Thom Kallor, as more fully revealed in the following issue. He makes reference to Color Kid and Polar Boy. Glimpses of coming scenes hint that Dawnstar will be involved in the unfolding story.
Cover art by Michael Turner and Peter Steigerwald Cover art by J.G. Jones and Alex Sinclair Justice League of America v2 #4 (published December 13, 2006, cover date January 2007)
  • The Tornado's Path, Chapter Four: Being Human
Cover art by Alex Ross Cover art by Dale Eaglesham The Justice Society of America v3 #2 (1st Printing) (published January 10, 2007, cover date March 2007)
  • The Next Age: Chapter 2
    • W: Geoff Johns; P: Dale Eaglesham; I: Ruy José; C: Jeromy Cox; L: Rob Leigh; E: Eddie Berganza, Adam Schlagman (assistant)
    • Starman makes reference to murder not being "part of the code", Kenz Nuhor and a vote of 10 to 9 - all primary story elements of Adventure Comics #342. He is shown unmasked for the first time, revealing a beard similar to that worn by Star Boy beginning in Keith's Giffen's stint on Legion of Super-Heroes v2. He also mentions being trapped somewhere that was "blown to Kingdom Come", implying that he is the same Starman seen in that series.
Art by Alex Ross Art by Dale Eaglesham (pencils) and Ruy Rosé (inks) The Justice Society of America v3 #3 (published February 14, 2007 (One week late), cover date April 2007)
  • The Next Age: Chapter 3
    • W: Geoff Johns; P: Dale Eaglesham; I: Ruy José; C: Jeromy Cox; L: Rob Leigh; E: Eddie Berganza, Adam Schlagman (assistant)
    • Starman appearance
Cover art by Dale Eaglesham The Justice Society of America v3 #2 (2nd Printing) (published February 21, 2007, cover date March 2007)
  • The Next Age: Chapter 2
    • W: Geoff Johns; P: Dale Eaglesham; I: Ruy José; C: Jeromy Cox; L: Rob Leigh; E: Eddie Berganza, Adam Schlagman (assistant)
Art by Alex Ross Art by Dale Eaglesham The Justice Society of America v3 #4 (published March 21, 2007, cover date May 2007)
Cover art by Michael Turner and Peter Steigerwald JLofAv2-07B.jpg JLofAv2-07C.jpg Justice League of America v2 #7 (published April 4, 2007, cover date May 2007)
  • The Lightning Saga, Prologue
    • Connection between Trident and Karate Kid revealed
JLofAv2-01F.jpg Justice League of America v2 #1 (3rd Printing) (published October 25, 2006, cover date October 2006)
  • The Tornado's Path, Chapter One
    • W: Brad Meltzer; P: Ed Benes; I: Sanda Hope (special thanks to Mariah Benes); C: Alex Sinclair; L: Rob Leigh; E: Eddie Berganza, Janine Schaeffer (assistant)
  • Mention Legion Flight Ring
Cover art by Michael Turner and Peter Steigerwald Cover art by Phil Jimenez and Mark Chiarello Justice League of America v2 #8 (published April 18, 2007, cover date June 2007)
  • The Lightning Saga, Part 1: Lightning Lad
    • W: Brad Meltzer; P: Shane Davis; I: Matt Banning; C: Alex Sinclair; L: Rob Leigh; E: Eddie Berganza, Adam Schlagman (assistant)
    • Appearances: Starman, Karate Kid, Dream Girl (mentioned), Lightning Lad (mentioned)
Art by Alex Ross Art by Dale Eaglesham The Justice Society of America v3 #5 (published April 25, 2007, cover date June 2007)
  • The Lightning Saga, Part 2: Dreams and Fire
    • W: Geoff Johns; P&I: Fernando Pasarin; C: Jeromy Cox; L: Rob Leigh; E: Eddie Berganza, Adam Schlagman (assistant)
    • Appearances: Dream Girl, Karate Kid, Starman, Wildfire, Lightning Lad (mentioned), Legion of Super-Heroes (statues), Legion Flight Ring
JLofAv2-01G.jpg Justice League of America v2 #1 (4th Printing) (published May 16, 2007, cover date July 2007)
  • The Tornado's Path, Chapter One
    • W: Brad Meltzer; P: Ed Benes; I: Sanda Hope (special thanks to Mariah Benes); C: Alex Sinclair; L: Rob Leigh; E: Eddie Berganza, Janine Schaeffer (assistant)
  • Mention Legion Flight Ring
JLofAv2-02C.jpg Justice League of America v2 #2 (2nd Printing) (published May 16, 2007, cover date July 2007)
  • The Tornado's Path, Chapter Two:Tornado-Red/Tornado-Blue
    • W: Brad Meltzer; P: Ed Benes; I: Sandra Hope; C: Alex Sinclair; L: Rob Leigh; E: Eddie Berganza, Jeanine Schaeffer (assistant)
    • Trident appearance
Cover art by Michael Turner and Peter Steigerwald Cover art by Phil Jimenez and Rod Reis Justice League of America v2 #9 (published May 16, 2007, cover date July 2007)
  • The Lightning Saga, Part 3: Suicide
    • W: Brad Meltzer; P&I: Ed Benes; C: Alex Sinclair; L: Rob Leigh; E: Eddie Berganza, Adam Schlagman (assistant)
    • Appearances: Dawnstar, Dream Girl, Karate Kid, Starman, Timber Wolf, Wildfire, Lightning Lad (mentioned)
Cover art by Alex Ross Cover art by Phil Jimenez and Rod Reis The Justice Society of America v3 #6 (published May 30, 2007, cover date July 2007)
  • The Lightning Saga, Part 4: Three Worlds
    • W: Geoff Johns; P: Dale Eaglesham; I: Ruy Jose; C: Jeromy Cox; L: Rob Leigh; E: Eddie Berganza, Adam Schlagman (assistant)
    • Appearances: Dawnstar, Dream Girl, Karate Kid, Sensor Girl, Starman, Timber Wolf, Wildfire. Flashback only: Blok, Chameleon Boy, Cosmic Boy, Element Lad, Lightning Lad, Lightning Lass, Mon-El, Proty (disguised as Saturn Girl), Saturn Girl, Sun Boy and Superboy. As illusions: Triplicate Girl, Computo.
JLofAv2-TP-Solicit.jpg Justice League of America, Volume 1 Trade Paperback (published June 6, 2007 (One week late); cover date 2007)
Cover art by Michael Turner and Peter Steigerwald Cover art by Phil Jiminez and Rod Reis Justice League of America v2 #10 (published June 20, 2007, cover date August 2007)
  • The Lightning Saga, Part 5: The Villain is the Hero in His Own Story
    • W: Brad Meltzer; P: Ed Benes; I: Sandra Hope; C: Alex Sinclair; L: Rob Leigh; E: Eddie Berganza, Adam Schlagman (assistant)
    • Appearances: Brainiac 5, Cosmic Boy, Dawnstar, Dream Girl, Karate Kid, Sensor Girl, Starman, Timber Wolf, Wildfire, Light Lass (mentioned), Lightning Lad (mentioned)
Cover art by Alex Ross Cover art by Dale Eaglesham, Ruy José and Rod Reis The Justice Society of America v3 #7 (published July 11, 2007, cover date September 2007)
  • Indestructible
    • W: Geoff Johns; P: Dale Eaglesham; I: Ruy Jose, Rodney Ramos; C: Jeromy Cox; L: Rob Leigh; E: Michael Siglain, Harvey Richards (assistant)
    • Superman tries to understand Starman's explanation for the Legion's 21st century mission
Cover art by Alex Ross Cover art by Dale Eaglesham and Rodney Ramos The Justice Society of America v3 #8 (published August 1, 2007 (One week late), cover date October 2007)
  • Bells & Whistles
    • W: Geoff Johns; P: Fernando Pasarin; I: Rodney Ramos; C: Jeromy Cox; L: Rob Leigh; E: Michael Siglain, Harvey Richards (assistant)
    • Dream Girl cameo appearance in a flashback to events of the Lightning Saga
Cover art by Alex Ross Cover art by Dale Eaglesham and Ruy José The Justice Society of America v3 #9 (published September 12, 2007 (One week late), cover date November 2007)
  • Thy Kingdom Come, Prologue
    • W: Geoff Johns; P: Dale Eaglesham; I: Ruy José; C: Jeromy Cox, Hi-Fi; L: Rob Leigh; E: Michael Siglain, Harvey Richards (assistant)
    • Starman appearance
Cover art by Alex Ross Cover art by Dale Eaglesham and Ruy José The Justice Society of America v3 #10 (published October 31, 2007, cover date December 2007)
  • The Kingdom Come: What a Wonderful World
    • W: Geoff Johns, Alex Ross; P: Dale Eaglesham; I: Ruy José, Drew Geraci; Painted art: Alex Ross; C: John Kalisz; L: Rob Leigh; E: Michael Siglain, Harvey Richards (assistant)
    • Starman appearance
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