Legions of Many Worlds




Belonging to no particular alternate universe.

An unknown or uncertain alternate version of the Legion. 

An Elseworlds version of the Legion set in an Arthurian future.

1958-1989

The Classic Legion that appeared from 1958-1989 in Adventure, Action, Superboy, Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes, Legion of Super-Heroes v. 2 and v. 3, and associated comics.

Superboy was a member.

Supergirl, his cousin, was a member.

Lar Gand visited Krypton sortly before its destruction. He received a map to Earth from Jor-El. After spending years in suspedned animation he landed on Earth without his memory. He met Superboy and his memory was restored upon exposure to lead. Superboy put him in the Phantom Zone until a cure could be found; after more than a thousand years, he was released by the Legion. He used the name Mon-El.

1964

A version of the original Legion, Distinguished by the fact that the name of Superboy's home town is spelled with only 3 L's, and also that five Legionnaires turned criminal and stole a time bubble in order to go back in time and make Superboy's life miserable. (Superboy 117)

1966-1967

A 20th century organization of alien dogs analogous to the Legion.

1972-1985

The universe of Kamandi and the Great Disaster. There was no Legion in this universe, but Karate Kid visited briefly.

1983

Superboy resigned from the Legion and swore to give up time- and space-travel.

One of a number of alternate worlds glimpsed by Douglas Nolan in Legion of Super-Heroes #300.

1983

In the battle against Computo the Conqueror, many Legionnaires were killed, including Brainiac 5, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Duo Damsel, Element Lad, Invisible Kid (Lyle), Lightning Lad, Mon-El, Polar Boy, and Shrinking Violet.

One of a number of alternate worlds glimpsed by Douglas Nolan in Legion of Super-Heroes #300.

1983

An analog of the Adult Legion featured in Adventure Comics, with some differences. Among the dead are Cosmic Boy, Ferro Lad, Lightning Lad, Matter-Eater Lad, Princess Projectra, Saturn Girl, Shadow Woman, and Shrinking Violet.

One of a number of alternate worlds glimpsed by Douglas Nolan in Legion of Super-Heroes #300.

1983

An Adult Legion in which married members had to resign, in a universe polarized by war. Deceased members include Ferro Lad, Invisible Kid (Lyle), Karate Kid (Val), and Shadow Lass. Superman resigned when the Legion voted to join the UP military in border wars.

One of a number of alternate worlds glimpsed by Douglas Nolan in Legion of Super-Heroes #300.

1983

A universe in which Mordru won Earthwar but was defeated by a spell cast by the White Witch. This spell destroyed all magic in the universe.

One of a number of alternate worlds glimpsed by Douglas Nolan in Legion of Super-Heroes #300.

1983

A universe in which new member Blok, disenchanted with a quarrelsome Legion, appeals to his former master the Dark Man, who destroys the Legion.

One of a number of alternate worlds glimpsed by Douglas Nolan in Legion of Super-Heroes #300.

1983

A universe in which Douglas Nolan, shortly after his brother Ferro Lad's death,  is accepted for Legion membership.

One of a number of alternate worlds glimpsed by Douglas Nolan in Legion of Super-Heroes #300.

1988-2007

Licensed Extra-Governmental Interstellar Operatives Network. A 20th/21st century analog of the Legion. Some members were ancestors of Legionnaires, some were from the same worlds, and some were actual past or future Legionnaires.

L.E.G.I.O.N., affectionately known around here as "LEG IRON," operated mainly in the post-Crisis DC universe and the post-Zero Hour DC universe.

1989-1990

A post-crisis Legion appearing in Legion of Super-Heroes 1-4 (1989-1990). Five years earlier, the Magic Wars left the universe devastated. The Legion was disbanded in 2992.

The pre-Magic-Wars history of this Legion seems to be largely identical to the Classic Legion, although the histories of some particular Legionnaires is different (e.g. Lightning Lad. Mon-El).

A memorial statue of Superboy shows that he was once a Legion member.

There is no evidence that Supergirl was a Legionnaire.

Lar Gand, under the name Mon-El, died and was possessed by the personality of Eltro Gand. Later, after injuries by the Time Trapper, Mon-El was buried on Shangalla.

1990

In this alternate universe shown in Legion of Super-Heroes 5 (1990), the Time Trapper never existed and Mordru ruled the unverse. 

The Legion as such did not exist, but several of the counterparts of various Legionnaires resisted Mordru's reign. Some helped the sorceress Glorith take the place of the Time Trapper, ending the Mordruverse and creating the so-called Glorthverse.

1990-1991

Under the care of a tiger named Romo, this band of super-powered teens struggles to avoid the authorities in 23rd century Metropolis. In the same universe as the Superboy tv show and the comic based upon it.

1990-1994

The "After the Five Year Gap" Legion that appeared from 1990-1994 in Legion of Super-Heroes v. 4 and associated comics.

Superboy, a strange visitor who emerged from the timestream, was briefly a member.

Supergirl did not exist in this continuity; Laurel Gand aka Andromeda was a member.

Lar Gand was the son of a Daxamite who participated in the 20th century Invasion of Earth. He left Daxam as a young man and became the hero Valor. He was responsible for seeding the colony worlds. Glorith put him in the Bgztl Buffer Zone until he was released after about a thousand years by the Legion.

1991-1994

The SW6 Legion that appeared from 1991-1994 in Legion of Super-Heroes v. 4, Legionnaires, and associated comics.

This Legion was a set of temporal dopplegangers created by the Time Trapper and kept in stasis at the Time Institute until released by Dominators.

Superboy, was never a member.

Supergirl did not exist in this continuity; Laurel Gand aka Andromeda was a member.

Lar Gand was the son of a Daxamite who participated in the 20th century Invasion of Earth. He left Daxam as a young man and became the hero Valor. He was responsible for seeding the colony worlds. Glorith put him in the Bgztl Buffer Zone until he was released after about a thousand years by the Legion.

1993

A group of super-powered children on the planet Quarantine. Garridan Ranzz was the son of Garth Ranzz and Imra Ardeen Ranzz. Kent Shakespeare, Celeste Rockfish, and Mara Williams were (unofficial) adult assistants to the Li'l Legion.

1993

A version of L.E.G.I.O.N. set in 1967. Appeared as a one-shot in L.E.G.I.O.N. '93 50.

1994-1994

An Elseworlds version of the Legion in a retelling of The Wizard of Oz. Acording to continuioty, this version exists as a storybook read to Ayla/Jewel by Vi/Virus. 

Despite the name, there was no Legion as such in this comic, i,e, no organized group calling itself the Legion.

1994-2004
1998 - 2006

This verison of the Legion was featured in an episode of Superman: The Animated Series ("New Kids in Town") and an episode of Justice League Unlimited ("Far From Home"). There was both a TV version and a comics version which appeared in Justice League Adventures.

2003-2004

A version of the Legion featured in the Elseworlds series Superman & Batman: Generatons III

2004-2009
2006-2009
2007-2011

A version of the classic Legion that reappeared in the Lightning Saga and was the subject of the Legion resnaissance of the late 2000s.

Young Clark Kent was a member under the name Superboy, a name which he did not use in his own time period.

Supergirl was briefly a member.

Lar Gand was a Daxamite traveler who encountered young Clark Kent long enough to gt the name Mon-El, but had to go into the Phantom Zone to escape lead poisoning. In Superman's time, Mon-El was released from the Zone and served as Superman's replacement while Supes was on New Krypton. After helping Supes and the Legion defeat Brainiac, Mon-El seeded various alien worlds with cities rescued from Brainiac's collection. Mon-El then went back it no the Phantom Zone, where he waited until released by the Legion nearly a thousand years later.

2009-present

A version of the Legion appearing in the Smallville TV series. A comic version appeared in the Smallville Season Eleven comic starting in 2013.

2011 - 2013

DC, in its infinite wisdom, rebooted the entire DC Universe line of titles starting with November 2011 issues. Various Legionnaires were given new looks, and seven Legionnaires were sent on an extended mission into the 21st century.

In its last issue, this version of the Legion was retconned into the New52 version of Earth 2.

2011-present

A divergent version of the Legion appearing in Action Comics beginning in 2011.

It is strongly implied that this version of the Legion inhabits the New52 Earth 1.

2012 -

Live-action TV universes in shows like Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl.

2014

An alternate created by Harvest in Superboy #27-30 (2014)

2014

A version of the Legion that merges characters from the New 52 Earth-2 Legion, the SW6 Legion, and the Earth-247 Legion. This Legion fought alongside Justice League United in the 21st century.

The relationship of the 21st century Supergirl with this version of the Legion (especially her experience with Brainiac 5) remains unclear.

2014-

Versions of the Legion seen on The Simpsons or in Bongo Comics.

 

2015

A version of the Legion featured in 2015's Convergence crossover event. Based on the original Legion, in this version Karate Kid was murdered by Nemesis Kid and Metropolis was confined under a dome for a year during which all the Legionnaires lost their powers (except Brainiac 5).

2015

An amalgam of the SW6 and Earth 247 Legions that appeared in Convergence: Blue Beetle #2. Timber Wolf looks like his Earth 247 counterpart, Princess Projectra is a snake, Kid Quantum is James not JazminXS and Karate Kid are there...but so are Catspaw and Computo (Danielle). And Alchemist wears Element Lad's Retro/New52-Earth-2 costume.

"Legion of Doom" was the title of the story in which this Legion appeared.

2016 -

Details remain to be seen.

2017

A version of the Legion in which Bugs Bunny is an historical figure living alongside Superboy in 21st century Smallville. Bugs becomes an honorary Legionnaire.

Members of this Legion are particularly vulnerable to angst.

2017

A version of the Classic Legion that appeared in Batman '66 Meets the Legion of Super-Heroes. Among the departures from the Classic Legion:

• Ferro Lad and Shadow Lass were members simultaneously

• Night Girl was a member (or working with the LSH at this time)

• Insect Queen was a member (or working with the LSH at this time)

• Robin was offered Legion membership and was hailed by the LSH as "the greatest super-teen ever."

Ferro Lad hinted at some temporal shenanigans associated with this alternate: "...Assuming, of course, the Time Trapper hasn't killed me off again." Brainiac 5 added, "That one time-branch with the Sun-Eater was a doozy, took us months to fix that one."

 


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Legion statuette images and some costume variation images created by Jim Gallagher, based on Curt Swan's sketches.

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