Legion Publication History/Series/Secret Files

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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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This page gathers the information from the regular pages of the Legion Publication History pertaining to the Secret Files & Origins series with Legion-related content, including three issues specifically devoted to the Legion.

Reboot (Post-Zero Hour)

Cover art by Steve Lightle (artwork) and Patrick Martin (coloring) The Flash Secret Files #1 (published September 17, 1997; cover date November 1997)
Cover art by Phil Jimenez Legion of Super-Heroes Secret Files #1 (published November 26, 1997 (one week late); cover date January 1998)
Cover art by Dan Jurgens (pencils), Norm Rapmund (inks), and Patrick Martin (coloring) Superman Villains Secret Files #1 (published April 22, 1998; cover date June 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)
DCUHeroesSecretFiles1.jpg DCU Heroes Secret Files #1 (published December 30, 1998; cover date February 1999)
  • Lost Pages: Above Top Secret (4 pages)
    • W: Mark Millar; P: Matthew Clark; I: Tom Simmons; C: Tom McCraw, Digital Chameleon (separations); L: Clem Robins; E: Tony Bedard, Maureen McTigue
    • Story: A DEO accountant takes the information on how they intend to kill superheroes - including "how to ice Inferno" - if they go rogue to Lex Luthor, believing him to be a "great humanitarian". Luthor has the whistleblower shot and blackmails the DEO for a "ten figure sum" over its return.
  • Timeline (text feature, 2 pages)
    • W: Matt Brady; E: Tony Bedard, Maureen McTigue
    • Notes: Thunder meeting the Legion in Legion of Super-Heroes v4 #110 is included. Her name is misparsed as "Cece Beck" rather than "Cecebeck".
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)
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)
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 (co-plot), Geoff Johns (co-plot & script); P: Javier Saltares; I: Ray Kryssing; C: Tom McCraw, Digital Chameleon (separations); L: Ken Lopez; E: Peter Tomasi
    • Mordru appearance
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 & Andy Lanning (DnA); P: Dustin Nguyen; I: Richard Friend; C: Tom McCraw, Digital Chameleon (separations); L: Comicraft; E: Mike McAvennie
  • Profile Page
TheLegionSecretFiles3003.jpg The Legion Secret Files 3003 (published November 19, 2003; cover date January 2004)
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
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