List of LSH leaders/Preboot

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Pre-Crisis

Pre-Crisis
Term Leader Deputy Starting at issue / real time Ending Fictional Start Date Fictional End Date Notes
1 Cosmic Boy Unestablished Retroactively in Adventure Comics #352 (text piece) Adventure Comics #304 (January 1963), as Saturn Girl is elected in his place Unestablished (presumed shortly after founding of LSH) Unestablished
2 Saturn Girl Unestablished Adventure Comics #304 (January 1963) Reelected in Adventure Comics #323 (August 1964) Unestablished Unestablished
3 Saturn Girl Unestablished Adventure Comics #323 (August 1964) Unestablished Unestablished
4 Brainiac 5 Unestablished Adventure Comics #337 (October 1965) Unestablished Unestablished The election happened off-panel
5 Invisible Kid (Lyle Norg) Superboy Adventure Comics #348 (published July 28, 1966, cover date September 1966) Unestablished Unestablished First mention of the existence of a deputy leader?
6 Ultra Boy Unestablished Adventure Comics #371 (August 1968) Unestablished Unestablished Ultra Boy seems to simply be in charge. No readily apparent mention of an election.
7 Karate Kid Mon-El Action Comics #382 (November 1969) Unestablished Unestablished No election shown or mentioned. Karate Kid just mentions in passing that he is Legion Leader. Mon-El is said to be the deputy in #392 (earlier mentions may exist)
8 Mon-El Element Lad Action Comics #392 (September 1970) Unestablished Unestablished No election shown, but the change of leader is directly stated.
9 Ultra Boy Unestablished Superboy v1 #184 (April 1972) Unestablished Unestablished
10 Mon-El Brainiac 5 Superboy v1 #190 (September 1972; ran against Saturn Girl; result unrevealed until #193) Unestablished Unestablished
11 Wildfire Unestablished Superboy v1 #225 (March 1977) Unestablished Unestablished
12 Lightning Lad Element Lad (third mandate as deputy) Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes #247 (January 1979) Unestablished Unestablished The election was presented as a dispute between Brainiac 5, Wildfire and Element Lad, despite the final result. Lightning Lad resigned in LSH #287 (May 1982) in favor of Element Lad.
13 Dream Girl Briefly Ultra Boy (until Legion of Super-Heroes v2 303); later Star Boy Legion of Super-Heroes v2 #291, September 1982; ran against Element Lad, who refused to be her deputy, and Ultra Boy, who also refused deputy leader status in #303 Unestablished Unestablished Ran against Ultra Boy and Element Lad.
14 Element Lad Unestablished Legion of Super-Heroes v2 #306, December 1983 (although he only truly learned of it in #310, April 1984 Unestablished Unestablished
15 Element Lad Brainiac 5[1] Legion of Super-Heroes v3 #12, July 1985 Ran against Brainiac 5; the two of them voted for each other

Post-Crisis

(term 16)

Polar Boy

(term 17)

Sensor Girl

  • Became Leader : Legion of Super-Heroes v3 #60, May 1989; Timber Wolf was her deputy.
    • Reason:
  • Lost Leadership: Unofficially in March the 10th, 2991 during the Five Year Gap between Legion of Super-Heroes v3 #63, and v4 #1, , about four months before the Black Dawn crisis. Officially due to the disbanding of the Legion in July the 6h, 2992.
    • Reason: Decision to resign from the Legion and return to Orando, in part because of the bleak perspectives on Earth.

Glorithverse

(term 18)

Timber Wolf

  • Became Leader : Legion of Super-Heroes v3 #60, May 1989 (elected as deputy); unoficially became acting leader during the Five Year Gap, specifically in March the 10th 2991.
    • Reason: The resignation of Sensor Girl.
  • Lost Leadership: At July the 5th, 2991, just prior the Black Dawn crisis. Officially due to the disbanding of the Legion in July the 6h, 2992.
    • Reason: Unspecified, but probably related to a general lack of purpose during the Dominator occupation of Earth.

(term 19)

Sun Boy

  • Became Leader : In July the 5th, 2991, during the Five Year Gap, as revealed in Legion of Superheroes Vol. 4, issues #1-#28. His role was largely as a puppet of the Dominators and may never been quite official.
    • Reason: The resignation of Timber Wolf.
  • Lost Leadership: Resigned in frustration in September the 14th, 2991, after the Black Dawn mission resulted in disaster. Details revealed in Legion of Super-Heroes v4 #28, April 1992. Unofficially appointed Polar Boy as his temporary successor.
    • Reason: A combination of general frustration and an untennable political situation.

(term 20)

Polar Boy

  • Became Leader : Legion of Super-Heroes v4 #28, April 1992
    • Reason: Sun Boy's resignation.
  • Lost Leadership: Due to the official disbanding of the Legion in July the 6th, 2992.
    • Reason:

(term 21)

Cosmic Boy

  • Became Leader : During the gradual reemergence of the Legion during early issues of Volume 4.
    • Reason: Chosen by Chameleon Boy.
  • Lost Leadership: By giving it up to Shrinking Violet.
    • Reason: General frustration and recognition of a de facto situation of switched leadership.

(term 22)

Cosmic Boy (SW6 Batch)

  • Became Leader : Cosmic Boy became the leader of the SW6 Batch legionaires in Legionnaires #1, (April 1993)
    • Reason: Elected by his fellow SW6 teammates.
  • Lost Leadership: Due to the Zero Hour reboot.
    • Reason:

(term 23)

Shrinking Violet

  • Became Leader : Legion of Super-Heroes v4 #54, February 1994
    • Reason: Acting as de facto leader at the time. Was officially given the formal leadership by a frustrated Cosmic Boy, who had become leader during the gradual reforming of the Legion since v4 #1, .
  • Lost Leadership: Due to the Zero Hour reboot, in Legion of Super-Heroes v4 #61, September 1994.
    • Reason:

References

  1. As hinted by the results and confirmed in to Legion of Super-Heroes v3 Annual 1 (1985)'s Roll Call, as well as in Legion of Super-Heroes v3 #17