Legion of Super-Heroes: 1,050 Years of the Future

DC Comics

United States

Published
[June] 2008
Page count
228?
Cover price
19.99 USD; 22.99 CAD
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Glossy
Cover stock
Hard cover
Binding
Square bound
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/529411

Credits

Editing
Anton Kawasaki (editor - collected edition)

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover 1,050 Years of the Future (The Legion of Super-Heroes) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
The Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Chameleon Boy; Star Boy; Dream Girl; Tyroc; Light Lass; Ultra Boy; Colossal Boy]

Credits

Art
Mike Grell (figures)
? (design)
Colours
Drew R. Moore (figures)
Letters
typeset

Notes

This cover has a background collage (tinted brown) of the following covers: Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #312, Legion of Super-Heroes Secret Files (DC, 1999 series) #1, Legion of Super-Heroes: The Great Darkness Saga (DC, 1989 series) #[nn], Legion of Super-Heroes, The (DC, 1980 series) #300, Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #219, Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #355, Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes (DC, 2006 series) #31, Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes (DC, 2006 series) #37, Legion, The (DC, 2001 series) #25, Legion, The (DC, 2001 series) #3, Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #354, All-New Collectors' Edition (DC, 1978 series) #C-55, Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #247, and Legion of Super-Heroes (DC, 1994 series) #80.

Show/hide 1. Title Pages Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 2 pages

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Title page with just an illustration of the Legion symbol, and the indicia page.

Show/hide 2. Table of Contents Table of contents, 1 page

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Table of contents, including credits and reprint sources.

Show/hide 3. The Future Can Change a Lot in 50 Years. Foreword, introduction, preface, afterword, 3 pages

Featuring

Genre
Superhero
Characters
Saturn Girl; Tyroc; Light Lass; Ultra Boy; Colossal Boy; Brainiac 5; Karate Kid; Mon-El; Princess Projectra; Lightning Lad

Credits

Script
Paul Levitz
Art
Mike Grell
Colours
Drew R. Moore
Letters
typeset

Notes

Figures from Limited Collectors' Edition (DC, 1972 series) #C-49 [some flipped]; reprinted elsewhere in this book.

Show/hide 4. The Legion of Super-Heroes! (Superboy) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lad [as Lightning Boy]; Saturn Girl]

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Editing
Mort Weisinger
Show/hide 5. The Legion of Super-Heroes (Superboy) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lad [as Lightning Boy]; Saturn Girl] (introduction); Jonathan Kent (cameo)

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Art
Al Plastino
Editing
Mort Weisinger

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #247 (April 1958)
The Legion of Super-Heroes
Also printed
Australia
Century the 100 Page Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #29 ([October 1958?])
The Legion of Super-Heroes
 
United States
Superman Annual (DC, 1960 series) #6 (Winter 1963)
The Legion of Super-Heroes
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #6 ([November 1965?])
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #6 ([November 1965?])
The Legion of Super-Heroes
 
United States
DC Special Blue Ribbon Digest (DC, 1980 series) #1 (March-April 1980)
The Legion of Super-Heroes
 
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #491 (September 1982)
 
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #491 (September 1982)
The Legion of Super-Heroes
 
United States
The Legion of Super-Heroes Archives (DC, 1991 series) #1 (1991)
The Legion of Super-Heroes
 
United States
DC Silver Age Classics Adventure Comics 247 (DC, 1992 series) (1992)
The Legion of Super-Heroes
 
United States
Millennium Edition: Adventure Comics No. 247 (DC, 2000 series) (November 2000)
The Legion of Super-Heroes
 
United States
World's Best Comics: Silver Age Sampler (DC, 2004 series) (2004)
The Legion of Super-Heroes
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Legion of Super-Heroes (DC, 2007 series) #1 ([April] 2007)
The Legion of Super-Heroes
 
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 2009 series) #0 (April 2009)
The Legion of Super-Heroes

Synopsis

Three teens from the future offer Superboy membership in their super-hero club. But when Superboy fails to complete three simple tasks, the Legionnaires pretend to reject him, until they reveal that the three tasks were merely initiation pranks which proved he is a good sport.

Notes

First appearance of the Legion of Super-Heroes. Lightning Lad is called Lightning Boy in this story. Several other unidentified Legionnaires appear in the story. The Legionnaires are not yet in their regular costumes.

Show/hide 6. The Stolen Super-Powers! (Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 11 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Shrinking Violet; Bouncing Boy; Sun Boy; Cosmic Boy; Chameleon Boy; Colossal Boy; Saturn Girl; Triplicate Girl; Brainiac 5; Invisible Kid; Matter-Eater Lad; Lightning Lad (death); Ultra Boy; Mon-El; Superboy [Clark Kent]; Supergirl]; Lori Lemaris (cameo); Zaryan the Conqueror

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Art
John Forte
Letters
Joe Letterese
Editing
Mort Weisinger

Synopsis

Saturn Girl tries to sacrifice herself after she finds out that a computer predicts the death of a Legionnaire fighting Zaryan, but Lightning Lad dies instead.

Notes

Death of Lightning Lad. Saturn Girl elected Legion leader.

Show/hide 7. The Super-Sacrifice of the Legionnaires! (Legion of Super-Heroes) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Mon-El; Sun Boy; Lightning Lass; Chameleon Boy; Saturn Girl; Superboy [Clark Kent]; Lightning Lad]

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
John Forte (heads)
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Editing
Mort Weisinger

Notes

This collection does not mention the credit for John Forte (heads) that we have for the original issue (which was added in 2005 per Bob Bailey prior to this reprint).

Show/hide 8. Part I: The Super-Sacrifice of the Legionnaires! (Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 7.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy [Clark Kent]; Mon-El; Saturn Girl; Sun Boy; Lightning Lass; Chameleon Boy]; Proty

Credits

Script
Ed Hamilton
Art
John Forte
Letters
Milton Snapinn
Editing
Mort Weisinger

Synopsis

The Legionnaires search to find a way to revive Lightning Lad.

Notes

The extra 1/3 page is filled with a Legion symbol.

Show/hide 9. Part II: The Bravest Legionnaire! (Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 6.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy [Clark Kent]; Mon-El; Saturn Girl; Sun Boy; Lightning Lass; Chameleon Boy; Lightning Lad (revived)]; Proty (death)

Credits

Script
Ed Hamilton
Art
John Forte
Letters
Milton Snapinn
Editing
Mort Weisinger

Synopsis

Proty substitutes for Saturn Girl, sacrificing his life to revive Lightning Lad.

Notes

The extra 1/3 page is filled with a Legion symbol.

Show/hide 10. "In 1964, when I was twelve and the LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES was six, I decided that I was going to write a comic book script and sell it to DC Comics." (Legion of Super-Heroes) Text article, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Ferro Lad (statue); Chemical King (statue); Quantum Queen (statue); Superman; Reflecto (statue); Shadow Woman (statue); Legion of Super-Villains [Cosmic King; Lightning Man; Saturn Queen]

Credits

Author
Jim Shooter
Pencils
Curt Swan (cover reprint)
Inks
George Klein (cover reprint)
Letters
typeset (article)
Ira Schnapp (covers)

Notes

Jim describes what it was like to write the Legion as a teenager, and then to be writing it in 2008. This is accompanied by small reprints of the covers of the issues (written by Jim) that are in the next two sequences.

Show/hide 11. The Adult Legion! (Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 22 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Saturn Woman; Brainiac 5; Timber Wolf; Lightning Man; Cosmic Man; Element Man; Polar Man]; Superman; Power Boy (statue); Ferro Lad (statue) [also as Andrew Nolan]; Shadow Woman (statue); Douglas Nolan; Light Lady; Night Woman; Chemical King (statue); Reflecto (statue); Shrinking Violet (statue); Duplicate Man (statue); Ultra Man; Phantom Woman; Ronn Nah; Arna Nah; Mon-El; Brin Londo; Bran Londo; Loni Londo; Tenzil Kem; Gim Allon; Thom Kallor; Nura Kallor; Chuck Taine; Luornu Taine; Legion of Super-Villains [Saturn Queen; Lightning Lord; Cosmic King]

Credits

Script
Jim Shooter
Pencils
Jim Shooter (layouts only)
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Letters
Milton Snapinn
Editing
Mort Weisinger

Synopsis

Superman is summoned to help the adult Legion investigate acts of sabotage. The Legion discovers the saboteur is Ferro Lad's twin brother, but he has been under the mind control of the Legion of Super-Villains.

Notes

Story continues in following sequence.

Show/hide 12. The War of the Legions! (Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Saturn Woman; Brainiac 5; Lightning Man; Cosmic Man; Element Man; Polar Man; Lex Luthor (descendant, introduction); Mr. Mxyzptlk (descendant, introduction)]; Superman; Ferro Man [Douglas Nolan] (cameo); Legion of Super-Villains [Saturn Queen; Lightning Lord; Cosmic King; Echo (introduction); Beauty Blaze (introduction)]; Universe Tower

Credits

Script
Jim Shooter
Pencils
Jim Shooter (layouts only)
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Letters
Milton Snapinn
Editing
Mort Weisinger

Synopsis

The Legion is lured into separate traps by the Legion of Super-Villains, but are saved by the current day Lex Luthor and Mr. Mxyzptlk.

Notes

Story continued from the preceding sequence.

Show/hide 13. Limited Collectors' Edition #C-49 Cover (Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes) Cover reprint (on interior page), 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy [Clark Kent]; Saturn Girl; Tyroc; Light Lass; Ultra Boy; Colossal Boy; Dream Girl; Star Boy; Chameleon Boy; Princess Projectra; Timber Wolf; Sun Boy; Shrinking Violet; Lightning Lad; Mon-El; Karate Kid; Brainiac 5; Shadow Lass; Wildfire; Element Lad; Duo Damsel; Phantom Girl]

Credits

Art
Mike Grell [as MG]
Colours
Drew R. Moore (recoloring)
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 14. The Legion's Home Base Illustration, 1 page

Credits

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Pencils
Jim Shooter (layout)
Curt Swan (finished pencils)
Inks
George Klein
Colours
Drew R. Moore (recoloring)
Show/hide 15. More of the Legion Headquarters Complex (Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes) Illustration, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Karate Kid; Dream Girl; Porcupine Pete; Infectious Lass; Molecule Master; Superboy [Clark Kent]; Colossal Boy; Phantom Girl; Shadow Lass; Mon-El; Duo Damsel; Sun Boy; Brainiac 5; Timber Wolf; Princess Projectra; Shrinking Violet; Wildfire

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Dave Cockrum
Mike Grell
Inks
Jack Abel
Dave Cockrum
Mike Grell
Colours
Drew R. Moore (recoloring)

Notes

This constructed set of pages is composed of panel reprints from various issues that illustrate various parts of the headquarters complex. Specifics per panel: First page: from Superboy #201 second story page 2 (by Cockrum), from Superboy #201 second story page 2 (by Cockrum), from Adventure Comics #371 first story page 11 (by Swan/Abel), from Superboy #203 page 15 (by Grell), from Superboy #201 first story page 1 (by Cockrum), from Superboy #201 first story page 2 (by Cockrum), from Superboy #201 first story page 7 (by Cockrum), and from Adventure Comics #369 page 3 (by Swan/Abel). Second page: from Adventure Comics #369 page 2 (by Swan/Abel), from Superboy #209 second story page 3 (by Grell), from Superboy #206 first story page 13 (by Grell), from Superboy #201 second story page 3 (by Cockrum), from Superboy #209 first story page 3 (by Grell), from Superboy #213 first story page 2 (by Grell), and from Superboy #201 first story page 10 (by Cockrum).

Show/hide 16. Superboy #212 Cover (Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Karate Kid; Superboy [Clark Kent]; Light Lass; Timber Wolf; Matter-Eater Lad; Cosmic Boy; Shrinking Violet; Phantom Girl; Shadow Lass (vignette); Brainiac 5 (vignette); Mon-El (vignette); Saturn Girl (vignette)]; Esper Lass; Magno Lad; Phantom Lad; Micro Lad

Credits

Art
Mike Grell
Editing
Murray Boltinoff
Jack Harris (assistant)
Show/hide 17. Last Fight for a Legionnaire (Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Timber Wolf; Karate Kid; Superboy [Clark Kent]; Light Lass; Chameleon Boy; Cosmic Boy; Matter-Eater Lad; Phantom Girl; Saturn Girl; Shrinking Violet; Ferro Lad (statue)]; Chameleon Kid; Magno Lad; Esper Lass; Phantom Lad; Calorie Queen; Micro Lad

Credits

Script
Jim Shooter
Art
Mike Grell
Letters
Ben Oda
Editing
Murray Boltinoff
Jack Harris (assistant)

Synopsis

Six Legion applicants from the same planets as six Legionnaires challenge them for their positions on the team.

Notes

This includes the extra page (8A) that was intended for Superboy #212 but cut, but later showed up in Amazing World of DC Comics, The (DC, 1974 series) #9 in black and white (first published in color in Legion of Super-Heroes Archives, The (DC, 1991 series) #11).

Show/hide 18. All-New Collectors' Edition #C-55 Cover (Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes) Cover reprint (on interior page), 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy [Clark Kent]; Lightning Lad; Saturn Girl; Karate Kid; Cosmic Boy; Mon-El; Wildfire; Princess Projectra; Timber Wolf]

Credits

Art
Mike Grell
Colours
Sol Harrison (original colors)
Drew R. Moore (recoloring)
Letters
typeset
Editing
Joe Orlando (Editor, Managing Editor)
Paul Levitz (Editorial Consultant)
Show/hide 19. The Origins and Powers of the Legionnaires (The Legion of Super-Heroes) Text article, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Lightning Lad; Duo Damsel; Triplicate Girl; Phantom Girl; Chameleon Boy; Colossal Boy; Supergirl; Superboy [Clark Kent]; Brainiac 5; Ultra Boy; Star Boy; Shrinking Violet; Sun Boy; Bouncing Boy; Mon-El; Matter-Eater Lad; Element Lad; Light Lass; Dream Girl; Princess Projectra; Karate Kid; Shadow Lass; Timber Wolf; Wildfire; Tyroc; Dawnstar; Ferro Lad (statue); Invisible Kid (statue); Chemical King (statue); Pete Ross; Jimmy Olsen; Insect Queen; Rond Vidar; Kid Psycho; Polar Boy; Night Girl; Stone Boy; Fire Lad; Color Kid; Chlorophyll Kid

Credits

Author
Paul Levitz
Pencils
James Sherman
Inks
Jack Abel
Colours
Jerry Serpe (original colors)
Tony Tollin (original colors)
Drew R. Moore (recoloring)
Letters
Gaspar Saladino
Editing
Joe Orlando (Editor, Managing Editor)
Paul Levitz (Editorial Consultant)

Reprint history

First print
United States
All-New Collectors' Edition (DC, 1978 series) #C-55 ([March] 1978)
The Origins and Powers of the Legionnaires
Also printed
United States
The Best of DC (DC, 1979 series) #33 (February 1983)
The Origins and Powers of the Legionnaires
 
Australia
The Legion of Super-Heroes (Federal, 1984 series) #6 ([July 1984?])
The Origins and Powers of the Legionnaires

Notes

Origins and powers of all Legionnaires as of 1978, even deceased, reserves, and the Substitutes.

Show/hide 20. Secrets of the Legion (Legion of Super-Heroes) Text article, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Saturn Girl; flight ring; telepathic plug; Legion cruiser

Credits

Author
Paul Levitz
Pencils
James Sherman
Inks
Jack Abel
Colours
Jerry Serpe (original colors)
Tony Tollin (original colors)
Drew R. Moore (recoloring)
Letters
Gaspar Saladino
Editing
Joe Orlando (Editor, Managing Editor)
Paul Levitz (Editorial Consultant)

Notes

Page-numbered as page 8 of the previous sequence.

Show/hide 21. The Legion of Super-Heroes #300 Cover (Legion of Super-Heroes) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Invisible Kid [Jacques Foccart]; Colossal Boy; Dawnstar; Superboy [Clark Kent]; Sun Boy; White Witch; Karate Kid; Queen Projectra; Timber Wolf; Phantom Girl; Shrinking Violet; Blok; Star Boy; Dream Girl; Brainiac 5; Ultra Boy; Wildfire; Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Lightning Lad; Mon-El; Element Lad; Chameleon Boy; Proty II; Shadow Lass [Shadow Woman]; Duo Damsel; Bouncing Boy]

Credits

Pencils
Carmine Infantino (Supergirl)
Paris Cullins (Invisible Kid)
George Perez (Colossal Boy)
Joe Kubert (Dawnstar)
Kurt Schaffenberger (Superboy)
Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (Sun Boy)
Don Heck (White Witch)
Jim Aparo (Karate Kid)
Jan Duursema (Queen Projectra)
Gene Colan (Timber Wolf)
Dave Cockrum (Phantom Girl): Walter Simonson (Blok)
George Tuska (Star Boy)
Jim Sherman (Dream Girl)
Howard Chaykin (Brainiac 5)
Curt Swan (Ultra Boy)
Howard Bender (Wildfire)
Keith Giffen (Cosmic Boy, Proty II)
Dick Giordano (Saturn Girl)
Larry Mahlstedt (Lightning Lad)
Gil Kane (Mon-El)
Trevor von Eeden (Element Lad)
Joe Orlando (Chameleon Boy)
Ross Andru (Shadow Lass)
Ernie Colon (Duo Damsel)
Joe Staton (Bouncing Boy)
Inks
Bob Oksner (Supergirl)
Paris Cullins (Invisible Kid)
George Perez (Colossal Boy)
Joe Kubert (Dawnstar)
Kurt Schaffenberger (Superboy)
Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (Sun Boy)
Don Heck (White Witch)
Jim Aparo (Karate Kid)
Jan Duursema (Queen Projectra)
Frank Giacoia (Timber Wolf)
Dave Cockrum (Phantom Girl)
Walter Simonson (Blok)
Mike DeCarlo (Star Boy)
Jim Sherman (Dream Girl)
Howard Chaykin (Brainiac 5)
Curt Swan (Ultra Boy)
Dave Hunt (Wildfire)
Larry Mahlstedt (Cosmic Boy)
Dick Giordano (Saturn Girl)
Keith Giffen (Lightning Lad)
Gil Kane (Mon-El)
Trevor von Eeden (Element Lad)
Joe Orlando (Chameleon Boy)
Dan Adkins (Proty II)
Romeo Tanghal (Shadow Lass)
Ernie Colon (Duo Damsel)
Joe Staton (Bouncing Boy)
Editing
Karen Berger
Show/hide 22. The Future Is Forever! (Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 23 pages

Featuring

Feature
Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy [Clark Kent]; Element Lad; Phantom Girl; Ultra Boy; Colossal Boy; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Invisible Kid [Jacques Foccart]; Rond Vidar; Brainiac 5; Shadow Lass [Shadow Woman]; Mon-El; White Witch; Chameleon Boy; Cosmic Boy; Karate Kid (cameo); Queen Projectra (cameo); Star Boy (cameo); Dream Girl (cameo); Blok (cameo); Wildfire (cameo); Dawnstar (cameo); Timber Wolf (cameo); Bouncing Boy (cameo); Duo Damsel (cameo); Sun Boy (cameo); Saturn Girl (cameo); Lightning Lad (cameo); Shrinking Violet (cameo)]; Circadia Senius; Queeg; Douglas Nolan; R. J. Brande; Proty II; Legion of Substitute-Heroes [Chlorophyll Kid; Fire Lad; Polar Boy; Color Kid; Night Girl; Infectious Lass; Porcupine Pete; Stone Boy] (cameo); Kid Psycho (cameo); Dev-Em; Heroes of Lallor [Duplicate Boy; Evolvo Lad; Gas Girl; Life Lass] (cameo); Dr. Gym'll (cameo); Shvaughn Erin (cameo); Elastic Lad [Jimmy Olsen] (cameo); Light Lass (cameo); Wanderers [Celebrand; Dartalg; Elvo; Immorto; Orintho; Psyche; Quantum Queen] (cameo); Matter-Eater Lad (cameo); Paul Levitz (cameo); Keith Giffen (cameo); Larry Mahlstedt (cameo); John Costanza (cameo); Carl Gafford (cameo); Karen Berger (cameo); Garfield (cameo); Spider-Man (cameo); Batman (in shadow); Broot (cameo); Lenny (cameo); Squiggy (cameo)

Credits

Script
Keith Giffen (plot)
Paul Levitz (plot, script)
Pencils
Keith Giffen
Inks
Larry Mahlstedt
Colours
Carl Gafford (original colors)
Drew R. Moore (recoloring)
Letters
John Costanza
Editing
Karen Berger

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Legion of Super-Heroes (DC, 1980 series) #300 (June 1983)
The Future Is Forever!
Also printed
Australia
The Legion of Super-Heroes (Federal, 1984 series) #6 ([July 1984?])
The Future Is Forever

Notes

Pages numbered 1-5, 12, 18-20, 26, 27, 33, 34, 41, 42, 48-55; the framing sequence of this multi-part story.

Show/hide 23. The Future Is Forever: First Vision (Superboy) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Lex Luthor; Lana Lang; Pete Ross; Legion of Super-Heroes [Lightning Lad; Cosmic Boy; Invisible Kid [Lyle Norg]; Colossal Boy; Saturn Girl; Phantom Girl (cameo); Triplicate Girl (cameo); Chameleon Boy (cameo); Bouncing Boy (cameo); Shrinking Violet (cameo); Brainiac 5 (cameo); Sun Boy (cameo)]; time bubble

Credits

Script
Keith Giffen (plot)
Paul Levitz (plot, script)
Art
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colours
Carl Gafford (original colors)
Drew R. Moore (recoloring)
Letters
John Costanza
Editing
Karen Berger

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Legion of Super-Heroes (DC, 1980 series) #300 (June 1983)
The Future Is Forever: First Vision
Also printed
Australia
The Legion of Super-Heroes (Federal, 1984 series) #6 ([July 1984?])
The Future Is Forever: First Vision

Notes

Pages numbered 6-11 of this multi-part story. Set roughly a year after Superboy joined the Legion. Cosmic Boy uses his magnetic eyes.

Show/hide 24. The Future Is Forever: Second Vision (Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Sun Boy; Saturn Girl; Triplicate Girl (dies); Light Lass; Colossal Boy; Chameleon Boy (cameo); Phantom Girl (cameo); Ultra Boy (cameo); Star Boy (cameo); Matter-Eater Lad (cameo)]; Legion of Substitute-Heroes [Polar Boy; Night Girl; Color Kid (cameo); Chlorophyll Kid (cameo); Fire Lad (cameo); Stone Boy (cameo)]; Legion of Super-Villains [Lightning Lord; Saturn Queen; Cosmic King]; Computo; Universo (cameo); Persuader (cameo); Nardo (cameo); Shanghalla

Credits

Script
Keith Giffen (plot)
Paul Levitz (plot, script)
Pencils
Howard Bender
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colours
Carl Gafford (original colors)
Drew R. Moore (recoloring)
Letters
John Costanza
Editing
Karen Berger

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Legion of Super-Heroes (DC, 1980 series) #300 (June 1983)
The Future Is Forever: Second Vision
Also printed
Australia
The Legion of Super-Heroes (Federal, 1984 series) #6 ([July 1984?])
The Future Is Forever: Second Vision

Notes

Pages numbered 13-17 of this multi-part story. Set around the time of Adventure Comics #341. In addition to printed credits, there is a fake signature of "FORTEST", written in the style of John Forte's signature during this era.

Show/hide 25. The Future Is Forever: Third Vision (Tales of the Adult Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tales of the Adult Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Chameleon Man; Element Man; Sun Man; Karate King; Timber Wolf; Matter-Eater Lad (statue); Saturn Girl (statue); Cosmic Boy (statue); Shadow Woman (statue); Lightning Lad (statue); Shrinking Violet (statue); Ferro Lad (statue); Quantum Queen (statue)]; Fatal Five [Persuader; Tharok; Emerald Emperess; Mano; Validus]

Credits

Script
Keith Giffen (plot)
Paul Levitz (plot, script)
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Dan Adkins
Colours
Carl Gafford (original colors)
Drew R. Moore (recoloring)
Letters
John Costanza
Editing
Karen Berger

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Legion of Super-Heroes (DC, 1980 series) #300 (June 1983)
The Future Is Forever: Third Vision
Also printed
Australia
The Legion of Super-Heroes (Federal, 1984 series) #6 ([July 1984?])
The Future Is Forever: Third Vision

Notes

Pages numbered 18-22 of this multi-part story. Set around the time of Adventure Comics #354. Shadow Woman's statue is even deliberately miscolored Caucasian as it was in that issue.

Show/hide 26. The Future Is Forever: Fourth Vision (A New Tale of the Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Feature
A New Tale of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Wildfire; Ultra Man; Superman [Clark Kent]; Colossal Man; Phantom Woman; Chemical King (cameo); Tyroc (cameo); Brainiac 5 (cameo); Element Man (cameo); Sun Man (cameo); Ferro Lad (photo); Invisible Kid [Lyle Norg] (photo); Shadow Lass (photo); Karate Kid (photo)]; Thom Kallor; Nura Nal

Credits

Script
Keith Giffen (plot)
Paul Levitz (plot, script)
Art
Dave Cockrum
Colours
Carl Gafford (original colors)
Drew R. Moore (recoloring)
Letters
John Costanza
Editing
Karen Berger

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Legion of Super-Heroes (DC, 1980 series) #300 (June 1983)
The Future Is Forever: Fourth Vision
Also printed
Australia
The Legion of Super-Heroes (Federal, 1984 series) #6 ([July 1984?])
The Future Is Forever: Fourth Vision

Notes

Pages numbered 28-32 of this multi-part story. Set around the time of Superboy #190.

Show/hide 27. The Future Is Forever: Fifth Vision (Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Light Lass; Lightning Lad; Saturn Girl; Dream Girl; White Witch; Princess Projectra; Sun Boy; Colossal Boy; Cosmic Boy; Brainiac 5 (cameo); Shrinking Violet (cameo); Shadow Lass (cameo); Karate Kid (cameo); Phantom Girl (cameo)]; Mordru

Credits

Script
Keith Giffen (plot)
Paul Levitz (plot, script)
Art
James Sherman
Colours
Carl Gafford (original colors)
Drew R. Moore (recoloring)
Letters
John Costanza
Editing
Karen Berger

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Legion of Super-Heroes (DC, 1980 series) #300 (June 1983)
The Future Is Forever: Fifth Vision
Also printed
Australia
The Legion of Super-Heroes (Federal, 1984 series) #6 ([July 1984?])
The Future Is Forever: Fifth Vision

Notes

Pages numbered 35-40 of this multi-part story. Set around the time of Superboy & the Legion of Super-Heroes #245.

Show/hide 28. The Future Is Forever: Sixth Vision (Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Colossal Boy; Element Lad; Lightning Lad; Wildfire; Karate Kid; Blok; Dawnstar; Dream Girl (cameo); Chameleon Boy (cameo); Star Boy (cameo); Timber Wolf (cameo); Brainiac 5 (cameo); Matter-Eater Lad (cameo); Ultra Boy (cameo); Phantom Girl (cameo); Shrinking Violet (cameo)]; The Dark Man

Credits

Script
Keith Giffen (plot)
Paul Levitz (plot, script)
Pencils
Joe Staton
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colours
Carl Gafford (original colors)
Drew R. Moore (recoloring)
Letters
John Costanza
Editing
Karen Berger

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Legion of Super-Heroes (DC, 1980 series) #300 (June 1983)
The Future Is Forever: Sixth Vision
Also printed
Australia
The Legion of Super-Heroes (Federal, 1984 series) #6 ([July 1984?])
The Future Is Forever: Sixth Vision

Notes

Pages numbered 43-47 of this multi-part story. Set around the time of Legion of Super-Heroes #259.

Show/hide 29. The Legion Constitution Text article, 2 pages

Featuring

Genre
Superhero

Credits

Author
Paul Levitz
Art
? (spot graphics)
Colours
? (spot graphics)
Letters
typeset
Editing
Karen Berger

Notes

This reprint says that it is adapted from Who's Who in the Legion of Super-Heroes (DC, 1988 series) #2-6, but it's really an exact reprint of the article in the Secret Files issue. The information in both that and the Who's Who issues was extracted/edited from four years earlier from Legion of Super-Heroes, The (DC, 1980 series) #308 (February 1984). And much of the information was published in tidbits in even earlier stories, and in places such as Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #325-326 and Legion of Super-Heroes (DC, 1973 series) #1 (February 1973).

Show/hide 30. Pinup by Steve Lightle Illustration, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Sensor Girl; Ultra Boy; Phantom Girl; Lightning Lass; Dawnstar; Chameleon Boy; Mon-El; Timber Wolf; Quislet; Tellus; Polar Boy; Blok; Invisible Kid [Jacques Foccart]; Saturn Girl; Wildfire]

Credits

Art
Steve Lightle
Colours
Drew R. Moore

Reprint history

From GCD
from The History of the DC Universe Portfolio (DC, 1987 series) #[nn]

Notes

The original was in black and white.

Show/hide 31. Zero Hour and the Legion of Super-Heroes Text article, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Live Wire; Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl]

Credits

Author
Mark Waid
Pencils
Stuart Immonen (cover reprint)
Inks
Ron Boyd (cover reprint)
Colours
Tom McCraw (original cover colors)
Letters
typeset

Notes

Mark describes what it was like to write the Legion when it was rebooted in 1994, and what it was like to index the original series in 1985. This is a new article accompanied by a small cover reprint.

Show/hide 32. Time and Chance (Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 23 pages

Featuring

Feature
Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Live Wire [Garth Ranzz]; Cosmic Boy [Rokk Krinn]; Saturn Girl [Imra Ardeen]]; R. J. Brande; Luornu Durgo; Roderick Doyle; President Chu; Oto; Jando; Shvaughn Erin; Quav; Hagbard; Mekt Ranzz; Ayla Ranzz; Mr. Cuspin; Sgt. Bendah; Superman (hologram); Batman (hologram); Flash (hologram); Wonder Woman (hologram)

Credits

Script
Tom McCraw
Mark Waid
Pencils
Stuart Immonen
Inks
Ron Boyd
Colours
Tom McCraw (original colors)
Letters
Bob Pinaha
Editing
KC Carlson
Mike McAvennie (Assistant Editor)

Synopsis

When three youths with fantastic powers save billionaire R. J. Brande from an assassination attempt, he offers to sponsor them in an organization meant to emulate the super-heroes of a millennium ago.

Show/hide 33. Legion of Super-Heroes #80 Cover (Legion of Super-Heroes) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Spark; Kinetix; Ultra Boy; Live Wire; Cosmic Boy; Leviathan; Gates; Saturn Girl; Andromeda; Element Lad; Invisible Kid; Chameleon; Violet; Brainiac 5; Triad; XS; Star Boy]

Credits

Pencils
Alan Davis
Inks
Mark Farmer
Colours
Patrick Martin (original colors)
Letters
typeset
Editing
KC Carlson
Mike McAvennie (assistant)
Show/hide 34. Pinup by Phil Jimenez (Legion of Super-Heroes) Illustration, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Sun-Eater; Comet Queen; Lume; Chameleon; Sister Andromeda; Atmos; Triad; M'Onel; Superboy [Kon-El]; Mordru; Thunder [CeCe Beck]; Supergirl; Pr'n TinG Er'rr; Validus; a Brain Globe; Empress; Buck Bond; Evisceratronic; Scavenger; Slipstream; Starfinger; Chronos; Dirk Morgna; Konk; Aven; Dragonmage; Violet; Ultra Boy; Apparition; Insect Queen; Tharok; Mano; Persuader; C.O.M.P.U.T.O.; Sklarian Raider; Monstress; Color Kid; President Jeanne Chu; Beast Boy; Fire Lad; Night Girl; Evolvo; R. J. Brande; Tiffany Cross; Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Live Wire; Lightning Lord; Invisible Kid; Marla Latham; Roderick Doyle; Quicksand; Mysa; Tomb; Holdur; Khund Warrior; Composite Man; Warden; Brawler; Nara Minsork; Leland McCauley; Winema Wazzo; Gigi Cusimano; Science Police Officer Deacon; Cannus; Sensor; Chlorophyll Kid; Kid Quantum [Jazmin Cullen]; Splitter; Ferro; Star Boy; Dreamer; Element Lad; Gas Girl; Rond Vidar; Karate Kid; Spider Girl; Particon; Inferno; Polar Boy; Tenzil Kem; Stone Boy; XS; Kinetix; Dr. Ryk'rr; Caress; Bandarkat; Titanor; Bur Rac; Gates; Spark; Umbra; Brainiac 5; Koko; Shvaugh Erin; Magno; Radion; Chuck Taine; Impulse; Atharamites; Roxxas; Dr. Gym'll; Lori Morning; Mantis Morlo; Phantom Lad; Density; Ze Tongue; Cherry Bomb; Time Trapper; Pulsar Stargrave; Emerald Eye; White Triangle Gang; Tangleweb; Proty

Credits

Art
Phil Jimenez
Colours
Tom McCraw
Editing
KC Carlson
Frank Berrios (assistant editor)

Notes

Called "The Roll Call" in the table of contents of the original issue.

Show/hide 35. Bedtime Story (Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Rokk Krinn; Pol Krinn; Mekt Ranzz; Garth Ranzz; Ayla Ranzz; Granny Goodness; Jonathan Kent (cameo); Martha Kent (cameo); Clark Kent (cameo); Jenni Ognats; Dawn Allen Ognats; Jeven Ognats; Imra Ardeen; Salu Digby; Querl Dox

Credits

Script
Paul Levitz
Pencils
Stuart Immonen
Inks
George Freeman
Colours
Tom McCraw (original colors)
Letters
Bill Oakley
Editing
Mike Carlin
Mike McAvennie ("advice")

Synopsis

The origin of Superman is told to the children, some of whom will grow up to be Legionnaires.

Show/hide 36. The Legion #3 Cover (Legion of Super-Heroes) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Brainiac 5; Chameleon; Cosmic Boy; Invisible Kid; Leviathan; Kid Quantum [Jazmin Cullen]; Saturn Girl; Shikari; Triad; Ultra Boy; Umbra; Wildfire]

Credits

Pencils
Olivier Coipel
Inks
Andy Lanning
Colours
Richard Horie
Tanya Horie (original colors)
Editing
Mike McAvennie

Notes

The Interlac text translates as "THE LEGION" and "ABNETT LANNING COIPEL" (the creators).

Show/hide 37. Legion World (Legion of Super-Heroes) Comic story, 14 pages

Featuring

Feature
Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Brainiac 5; Chameleon; Cosmic Boy; Gear; Invisible Kid; Leviathan; Kid Quantum [Jazmin Cullen]; Saturn Girl; Sensor; Shikari; Spark; Triad; Ultra Boy; Umbra; Wildfire]; Chuck Taine; R. J. Brande

Credits

Script
Dan Abnett
Andy Lanning
Pencils
Olivier Coipel
Inks
Andy Lanning
Colours
Tom McCraw (original colors)
Digital Chameleon (original separations)
Letters
Comicraft
Editing
Mike McAvennie
Show/hide 38. Third Time's the Charm? Text article, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Superhero
Characters
Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Legion of Super-Heroes (Earth Prime) [Micro Lad; Ultra Boy; Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lad; Brainiac 5; Light Lass; Triplicate Girl; Karate Kid; Saturn Girl; Shadow Lass; Element Lad; Star Boy; Atom Girl; Sun Boy; Phantom Girl; Projectra; Invisible Kid; Timber Wolf]

Credits

Author
Art
Barry Kitson (cover reprint)
Colours
Nathan Eyring ? (cover reprint)
Letters
typeset

Notes

A brief description of the 2005-2009 series. This is a new article accompanied by a cover reprint.

Show/hide 39. The Legion of Super-Heroes #37 Cover (Legion of Super-Heroes) Cover reprint (on interior page), 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes (Earth Prime) [Star Boy; Light Lass; Element Lad; Sun Boy; Colossal Boy; Brainiac 5; Triplicate Girl; Timber Wolf; Atom Girl; Invisible Kid; Shadow Lass; Karate Kid; Ultra Boy; Chameleon; Lightning Lad; Saturn Girl; Projectra; Phantom Girl]

Credits

Pencils
Francis Manapul
Inks
John Livesay
Editing
Mike Marts
Jeanine Schaefer (associate)
Show/hide 40. House Advertisement Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Notes

House ad for graphic novels (Kingdom Come, Identity Crisis, Crisis on Infinite Earths, and DC: The New Frontier volume 1).

Show/hide 41. Travel to the Past to Witness the Future Unfold! Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Notes

Promotional text about the contents. Located on the back cover. The covers reprinted on the front cover are also repeated here on the back cover.

Show/hide 42. Untitled Blank page(s), 2.66 pages

Notes

The inside front cover and inside back cover are blank pages, plus two 1/3 page fillers.


Notes

Printed in Canada.

Publication design by Amelia Grohman. Select interior black and white reconstruction by Rick Keene. Specific Drew Moore credits are directly from Drew Moore on Gormuu's DC Archives Message Board.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 37602

Entry created

  • 03/10/2008

Cover added

  • 28/06/2010

Index completed

  • 25/07/2014

Last updated

  • 19/08/2019