Times Past (before Late 2985)
- World of New Krypton: Supergirl and Valor: Homecoming, Chapter 3: Heir to the House of El (Mon-El guest stars in 1986)
- Batman: Future Imperfect, Chapter 2: Playing Doubles (Mon-El guest stars in 1987)
- Super-Stars of Space: The Universe and Mr. Leiber, Chapter 10: Prison Planet (Astra guest stars in 1988)
- Super-Stars of Space: The Universe and Mr. Leiber, Chapter 11: Mystery of Prisoner Z (Astra guest stars in 1988)
published March 7, 2003
Years ago, long before he formed the super-hero team called the Wanderers, Celebrand was just a captain in the United Planets Space Fleet. Just what was the incident during the border wars with the Dominators that motivated this mysterious man to go on a journey that would eventually lead him to form the Wanderers?
- Secret Origins: The Wanderers: 2963: The Vault, Chapter 2: All Aboard (Psyche guest stars via flashback in 2956)
by Brian K. Asbury
published June 24, 2006
The secret origin of the Wanderers — at last it can be told! How did this legendary team, active for several years before the Legion of Super-Heroes, come to be? It all begins with a mysterious mission for an unknown employer: to break into the Vault on the planet Zerak and retrieve a piece of stolen technology. It all seems simple enough, but when the group reaches the Vault, they learn the truth of who their employer really is. And from the ashes, a new team is born: the Wanderers! Featuring Celebrand, Dartalg, Elvo, Immorto, Psyche, Orintho, and Quantum Queen! And guest starring Apollo and Chameleon Chief!
- Super-Stars of Space: The Universe and Mr. Leiber, Chapter 10: Prison Planet (Psyche guest stars via time travel in 1988)
- Super-Stars of Space: The Universe and Mr. Leiber, Chapter 11: Mystery of Prisoner Z (Psyche guest stars via time travel in 1988)
- Legion of Super-Heroes: Triad of Terror, Chapter 2: The Secret Origin of Triplicate Girl (Triplicate Girl guest stars via flashback in 2972)
- Legion of Super-Heroes: Triad of Terror, Chapter 3: The Tale of Duo Damsel (Triplicate Girl guest stars via flashback in 2973)
- Showcase: The Heroes of Lallor: Children of the Atom, Chapter 3: Daughter of the Conqueror (Zaryana guest stars via flashback in 2974)
by Brian K. Asbury
published January 2, 2003
Shortly after the death of Lightning Lad, Brainiac 5 contemplates his feelings for Supergirl and his worthiness to be a Legionnaire. Can he find a way to redeem himself for his failures by giving a fellow Legionnaire and the Legion one of the greatest gifts of all?
- Rejected Applicant Legionnaires: Foresight, Chapter 1: Legion Tryouts (Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Double-Header, Element Lad, Foresight, Legion of Super-Heroes, Phantom Girl, Proty II, Saturn Girl, Spider-Girl, and Ultra Boy guest star via flashback in 2975)
- Legion of Super-Heroes: Triad of Terror, Chapter 3: The Tale of Duo Damsel (Brainiac 5 and Duo Damsel guest star via flashback in 2976)
by Brian K. Asbury
published May 10, 2002
A mysterious killer stalks the streets of New Hong Kong, armed with a weapon that transforms his victims into glass, and the Science Police are baffled! But as the Legion of Super-Heroes enters the case, they find themselves outwitted at every turn! Can the Legionnaires figure out a pattern in time to put an end to these murders in glass?
- Legion of Super-Heroes: Triad of Terror, Chapter 3: The Tale of Duo Damsel (Duo Damsel guest stars via flashback in 2977)
- Legion of Super-Heroes: Triad of Terror, Chapter 4: The Perils of Luornu Taine (Duo Damsel guest stars via flashback in 2978)
published April 3, 2004
A handful of Legionnaires and a visiting Supergirl are all that stand between Earth and an invading army led by Mordru, one of their deadliest foes! But even if by some miracle they overcome the powerful wizard, can the Legionnaires thwart the curse of Mordru? Guest starring the Martian Manhunter!
- Ambush Bug: Let the Buggy Bizarro, Chapter 1: Ode to a Phymatidae (Legion of Substitute Heroes guest stars via time travel to 1986 from 2980)
A Calendar of Super-Spectacular Disasters story
by Martin Maenza
published December 12, 2002
When Val Armorr spends the holidays in the twentieth century, he is given one of the greatest Christmas gifts of all when he receives some surprise visitors — a few members of the Legion of Super-Heroes! But as Karate Kid and the other Legionnaires paint the town red, they end up running into trouble in the form of the Toyman! Can they put a stop to this bad Santa before anyone is hurt?
by Martin Maenza
published May 10, 2003
Superman and Karate Kid face a threat when they both respond to a blob-like monster threatening New York City! But when Karate Kid begins acting strangely, putting the two Legionnaire friends at odds with one another, is there something more happening here?
Late 2985 and 2986
- Superman: The Apokolips Factor, Chapter 2: The Sands of Time (Brainiac 5, Element Lad, Legion of Super-Heroes, Mon-El, Phantom Girl, Shadow Lass, Ultra Boy guest star)
by CaptainZammo and Libbylawrence
published April 29, 2002
When three members of the Legion of Substitute Heroes commit a daring robbery, the Legion of Super-Heroes faces the possibility that the Subs may have gone bad. But as it soon becomes evident, these are evil doubles from a parallel universe. Can the Legion defeat evil counterparts of its own members? Introducing the Cabal of Super-Criminals!
published May 10, 2002
It’s a race against time as the Legion of Super-Heroes tries to learn how an odd theft of soil-digging machines could threaten the freedom of Earth! Featuring the return of the Legion’s old foes the Emerald Empress and Modulus, and introducing the new Reflecto!
by Martin Maenza
published August 20, 2002
Saturn Girl is enjoying a well-deserved day off in Paris, France, when she picks up a snippet of a disturbing telepathic conversation indicating that someone is about to be killed! Can Imra Ardeen Ranzz discover the source of the telepathy in time to prevent a murder?
- DC Universe: Invasion Interludes, Prologue: Time Travelers in Metropolis (Cosmic Boy and Night Girl guest star)
published March 3, 2001
When Timber Wolf awakes to find himself on a strange planet, he learns that the Huntsman Society has chosen him to be the first Legionnaire to be the object of their monthly hunt. Now Brin Londo is forced to fight for his life to avoid becoming prey for hunters of men!
published May 24, 2002
Brainiac 5 uses a time-viewer to watch the last days of Kara Zor-El, the legendary Supergirl, during the Crisis on Infinite Earths. But when he tries to use a time bubble to rescue Supergirl from her death, will a quirk of fate make him the reason another Supergirl from the far future ends up in the 20th century? Meanwhile, what are Timber Wolf and Lightning Lass up to?
published June 20, 2002
When the whole world turns against the Legion of Super-Heroes, the Legionnaires who manage to evade capture discover that Universo has returned! But now they must find out how the hypnotic villain gained enough power to make the world hate the Legion overnight. Can something in the villain’s past provide a clue? And can even the mysterious and powerful Reflecto help save the team?
published September 27, 2002
During one night’s fitful sleep, a few Legionnaires wrestle with demons from their pasts in the form of nightmares. But are these mere dreams or something much more deadly? Featuring the unmasking of Sensor Girl!
published October 10, 2002
When organ thieves attack Medicus One and cut off all communications to the outside world, Shrinking Violet finds herself having to stop the gang all by herself!
published October 19, 2002
At long last, the curse of Darkseid is brought to light when the Legion of Super-Heroes discovers who Validus really is! But as the Legionnaires battle an old foe they don’t recall ever meeting before and try to redeem a fearsome monster, is an even worse monster slipping out of their grasp?
published October 27, 2002
The quest to rescue young Garridan Ranzz from a mysterious abductor leads the Legion of Super-Heroes into one of its most harrowing journeys yet. They find themselves in a darkened world where all they knew and loved has been corrupted, and only one of their most powerful foes could be responsible: the Time Trapper! But just who is the Time Trapper, and what are his motivations for targeting the Legion over the years? Guest starring Superboy!
by Martin Maenza
published February 7, 2003
Have you ever wondered what became of all those rejected Legion applicants over the years? You might get an idea when you meet one of them: Zac Ammen, who as Foresight has the limited power to see events in his own future! Guest starring Mon-El, as well as the Legion of Super-Heroes from several years ago!
published November 8, 2002
When Duo Damsel is abducted by a Carggian master showman and his band of performers, her pupils at the Legion Academy race to rescue her. But after Luornu Durgo Taine is forced to relive all the highs and lows of her life as Triplicate Girl and Duo Damsel, will she escape only to find herself in even worse peril? And can the Legion of Super-Heroes reach her in time to save her from death itself?
published November 15, 2002
The annual election for leader of the Legion of Super-Heroes has arrived, but no one except Dream Girl could have foretold the identity of the unlikely winner. Meanwhile, there are changes all around for several members as old business gives way to new.
published November 26, 2002
The Dark Circle returns from a long period of dormancy to strike again! But as they begin using germ warfare, can the Legion of Super-Heroes stop them in time to prevent plagues and death on a massive scale? And are the Legionnaires being distracted from the real threat? Guest starring Dev-Em!
published December 3, 2002
Science Police Officer Gigi Cusimano just can’t seem to catch a break. Temporarily assigned as liaison officer to the Legion of Substitute Heroes, currently on the orbiting hospital called Multivac, she finds herself hospitalized when exposed to a combination of Infectious Lass’ germs and Porcupine Pete’s quills! But the worst is to come when the Subs decide to hold tryouts to recruit new members, with typically disastrous results! Introducing a new team lineup for the Subs!
published December 12, 2002
When Chameleon Boy receives a summons from his old flame, Princess Elwinda of the other-dimensional world of Nadir, he and a group of Legionnaires enter a world where Dungeons & Dragons is not a game! But what connection is there between the events on Nadir and the man who would be king of Orando?
published March 6, 2003
Colossal Boy’s father shares a bittersweet reunion with his old comrades from his old U.P. Space Fleet ship, the Explorer, when they realize that someone is trying to kill them all, one by one! And Brainiac 5 investigates an anomaly at a prison in Antarctica that proves to be a very dangerous situation! But it will be two simple amulets of very different origins that ultimately lead the Legionnaires to solve these pair of mysteries.
published May 8, 2003
The mutant champions called the Heroes of Lallor face off against the so-called Villains of Lallor, a band of evil mutants! But when the Heroes are enslaved by their oldest enemy and sent to the slave world of Stygia, will the daughter of the fearsome Zaryan the Conqueror prove to be the unlikeliest of allies? Introducing Zaryana!
published March 21, 2003
Shadow Lass leads the Legion of Super-Heroes to her homeworld of Talok VIII to rescue her cousin and fight for her people. But as the Legionnaires faces a group of super-powered mercenaries and the dreaded demon of the desert in their efforts to protect the city of Ibid-Ganar, will they unwittingly free a dangerous ancient menace from the stars?
published July 30, 2003
The Dark Man has returned and is killing the surviving immortals of the thirtieth century! But is this a mere murder spree, or could it be part of a plan that might threaten the universe itself? And can the Legion of Super-Heroes put a stop to these dark plans even with the help of the Green Lantern Corps? You won’t want to miss this epic showdown between the forces of life and death! Guest starring several long-unseen Legionnaires!
An Invasion crossover
by Martin Maenza
published March 30, 2003
A discovery on Pluto leads the Legion of Substitute Heroes and guest star Cosmic Boy to face a strange and tragic menace from a thousand years in the past! But will Prometheus of the Hybrid end up being a hero or a villain in this new era?
by Martin Maenza
published December 5, 2003
A dead warrior is brought back to life for the purposes of an ancient, evil organization! And when a visitor is assassinated at the Legion Academy, it’s up to the Legion of Super-Heroes to find out who’s behind it! But as they investigate the murder, are they prepared to learn the identity of the assassin? Can they think the unthinkable?
published August 22, 2003
In this epic tale, the Legion of Super-Heroes must fight a desperate battle to stop a threat to more than one world! Wounds of the past are reopened when the descendants of Superman’s family on Rokyn are all wiped out, with only one survivor! And an attack on Colu by a war-world provides the pretext for a much worse conflict to come! Will one of the Legion’s most dangerous foes finally succeed in gaining control of the universe? And what connection does this foe have to one of Superman’s most dangerous enemies? Introducing Andromeda!
by Martin Maenza and Libbylawrence
published February 23, 2004
The Legion of Super-Heroes must find out whether the assassin they’re searching for is really their long-dead teammate or merely a double or clone! But when they do finally capture him and discover the truth, what will that mean for the team? Meanwhile, the head of the League of Assassins decides to cut off that organization’s weakest link and destroy the Legion at the same time!
published October 2, 2003
Dawnstar risks her life to find the solution to a deadly threat that could destroy Starhaven! But as she undertakes a vision quest to commune with the Great Spirit to find out what she must do, the lessons she learns about herself may prove to be even more valuable!
published March 12, 2004
Looking into the case of a missing person who was also a rejected Legion applicant leads Sun Boy to solve another mystery entirely! But as he looks more deeply, he ends up discovering an enemy from his past who is a very real threat, not only to Metropolis but to the entire world!
published April 21, 2004
The Legion of Super-Heroes fights to save one of its own as Mordru returns, and the Legionnaires fear that the White Witch is the dark lord’s intended bride! But as they travel to the Sorcerers’ World, will even the combined power of the Legion be enough to stop one of their most powerful enemies? And will the betrayal of one of the Legion’s own be the key to Mordru’s success?
published August 20, 2004
The Legion of Super-Heroes battles foes who strike without reason or warning in order to clear the name of the father of one of their own! But in a case where nothing is as it seems, will the trail lead them from one dying world to another, in one of the strangest Legion adventures ever?
published March 15, 2005
Star Boy returns home to Xanthu, only to encounter a threat from someone who might be from his possible future! But the ensuing battle pales in comparison with the life-changing surprise in store for him from someone in his past! Introducing Atma, champion of Xanthu!
published May 30, 2005
As Timber Wolf takes Lightning Lass as his wife, sinister foes try to take the Legionnaires’ very lives when Lightning Lord returns seeking vengeance on the world that rejected him! But as the Legion of Super-Heroes struggles to deal with the apparent return of Validus, it must also contend with a desperate criminal couple from a possible future!
- Adult Legion: A New Future, Chapter 3: Return of the Super-Villains (Atma guest stars)
published October 19, 2008
Visiting Shanghalla, the memorial asteroid, Ulu Vakk expects to have a peaceful graveside visit like always. But when a group of super-villains shows up in search of an ancient hero’s grave, Color Kid ends up facing none other than the Fatal Five! Can a Substitute Legionnaire whose only power is to change colors take on the galaxy’s worst villains singlehandedly?
Adult Legion alternate timeline (30th century)
- Legionnaires: Star Boy: Going Through Changes, Chapter 1: Elemental Fury (Cosmic King guest stars)
- Legion of Super-Heroes: Wedding on Winath (Dream Woman, Lexor Man, Lightning Lord, Mr. Mxyztic and Saturn Queen guest star)
by Goose Gansler
published February 3, 2006
In the alternate future timeline of the Adult Legion of Super-Heroes, the good fight continues with new members such as Lexor Man and Mr. Mxyztic. But even grown-up Legionnaires can be fooled, as shown when they are manipulated by Lightning Lord and Saturn Queen into letting them go free. Meanwhile, a new threat is on the horizon when a rogue Coluan with thirteenth-level intelligence who calls himself the Computyrant begins reassembling the Legion of Super-Villains!
- DC Universe: Enter the Defender, Chapter 4: The Brain-Globes of Rambat (Adult Legion of Super-Heroes, Animal Lad, Cosmic Man, Lightning Man, Plant Lad, Polar Man, Rainbow Girl, Saturn Woman, Sun Man and Timber Wolf guest star)