As DC Comics celebrates its 75th Anniversary, this episode celebrates another important part of DC’s legacy: The Legion Of Super-Heroes. They premiered in ADVENTURE COMICS 247, April 1948. This episode explores the various eras of Legion history:
– The classic Legion era: through ADVENTURE COMICS 380, May 1969.
– The “Disco” Legion, denoted by the art of Dave Cockrum and Mike Grell, whose art was published from SUPERBOY 184, April 1972 – SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES 224, February 1977.
– The Baxter Era Legion, so named because of the type of paper stock used in this Legion title, LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES 1 (Volume III), August 1984 – 63, August 1989.
– The 5-Year Later Legion, named because it began 5 years, in story time, after the end of the Magic Wars which concluded the previous Legion title: LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES 1 (Volume IV), November 1989 – 125, March 2000.
– The 3-boot Legion, after the third change in legion continuity, which began with LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES 1 (Volume V) – 50, March 2009.
Also reviewed is current Legion stories and announced plans for the Legion for the near future, in the 21st Century at least, if not the 31st Century.
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