This issue guide re-caps all appearances of the Legion of Super-Heroes, who first appeared in an issue of Adventure Comics published by DC Comics in 1958. In the nearly fifty years that the Legion's been around, they've grown from three members to more than two dozen. They've had stories both epic and ridiculous, and have impacted the world of comic books through both continuity and consequence. Most of the Legion's pre-Crisis history hangs together remarkably well, and many of their ranks have fallen in the line of duty. Their popularity, never expected, cannot be denied. As a matter of fact, the Legion has twice pushed Superboy out of his own title!
Post-Crisis Legion lore is a bit murkier, as the very lynchpin of the Legion's existence, Superboy, was retconned into so much hypertime quasi-possibility, and in this author's humble opinion, the Legion's only now starting to recover from that (thank you John Byrne!). Hopefully the Legion will be around for another fifty years, squabbling, loving, and fighting the good fight in the thirty-first century.
Issues thus far noded are below (well, it's a work in progress, listing all issues of whatever Archive Edition I'm currently reading, whether noded or not). Be warned that there are plenty of spoilers. If you'd like to actually read these stories yourself, head over to Amazon (better yet, your locally-owned and operated comic book shop) and buy the Legion's DC Archive editions, which are the things that are allowing me to contribute these stories to the nodegel. Also thanks to Jet-Poop, whose JLA Issue Guide, and writing style for same, inspired me to tackle this enormous project.
Issues reprinted in Archive Volume One:
Adventure Comics #247 -- April 1958
Adventure Comics #267 -- December 1959
Action Comics #267 -- August 1960
Superboy #86 -- January 1961
Adventure Comics #282 -- March 1961
Action Comics #276 -- May 1961
Superboy #89 -- June 1961
Superman #147 -- August 1961
Adventure Comics #290 -- November 1961
Adventure Comics #293 -- February 1962
Action Comics #287 -- April 1962
Action Comics #289 -- June 1962
Superboy #98 -- July 1962
Adventure Comics #300 -- September 1962
Adventure Comics #301 -- October 1962
Adventure Comics #302 -- November 1962
Adventure Comics #303 -- December 1962
Adventure Comics #304 -- January 1963
Adventure Comics #305 -- February 1963
Last updated March 10, 2003