Legion of Super-Heroes (3rd Series)

    (DC, 1984-1989)
™ and ©1984 DC Comics, Inc.

DC’s super-team of the future returned in 1984 for this, its third series. The watchword of this title seemed to be “change”—hard, rapid change. It took only until the fourth issue for DC to kill longtime Legion of Super-Heroes member Karate Kid. Nemesis Kid joined him in that fate in the next issue. Later issues would see a great change in the membership roster as Magnetic Kid, Mentalla, Quislet, Tellus, and Sensor Girl replaced original members Cosmic Boy, Lightning Lad, and Saturn Girl.

All that, of course, was nothing compared to the great upheaval that took place in the Crisis on Infinite Earths. In events that have confused DC’s continuity to this day, much of the future timeline was rewritten, and (virtually) all the alternate Earths were destroyed.

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#1

  8/1/1984
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Silver ink cover; Versus Legion of Super-Villains; Reprinted in Tales of the Legion #326Paul Levitz, Keith GiffenKeith Giffen, Larry Mahlstedt

#2

  9/1/1984
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1st appearance Cosmic King as teen; Versus Legion of Super-Villains; Reprinted in Tales of the Legion #327Paul Levitz, Keith GiffenKeith Giffen, Larry Mahlstedt

#3

  10/1/1984
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Versus Legion of Super-Villains; Reprinted in Tales of the Legion #328Paul Levitz, Keith GiffenSteve Lightle, Larry Mahlstedt

#4

  11/1/1984
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Death of Karate Kid; Versus Legion of Super-Villains; Reprinted in Tales of the Legion #329Paul Levitz, Keith GiffenSteve Lightle, Larry Mahlstedt

#5

  12/1/1984
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Death of Nemesis Kid; Versus Legion of Super-VilliansPaul Levitz, Keith GiffenSteve Lightle

#6

  1/1/1985
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1st Appearance of Laurel Gand; Origin of Light Lass; Reprinted in Tales of the Legion #331Paul LevitzJoe Orlando

#7

  2/1/1985
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 Paul LevitzSteve Lightle

#8

  3/1/1985
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 Paul LevitzSteve Lightle

#9

  4/1/1985
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1st Appearance TellusPaul LevitzSteve Lightle

#10

  5/1/1985
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 Paul LevitzSteve Lightle

#11

  6/1/1985
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Bouncing Boy back-upPaul LevitzErnie Colón, Keith Giffen

#12

  7/1/1985
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Element Lad elected LeaderPaul LevitzSteve Lightle, Ernie Colón

#13

  8/1/1985
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1st Appearance Myg (Karate Kid II)Paul LevitzSteve Lightle

#14

  9/1/1985
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1st appearance of Quislet; 1st appearance Sensor Girl; 1st appearance Mentalla; Magentic Kid joins; Polar Boy joins; Tellus joins; Reprinted in Tales of the Legion #339Paul LevitzSteve Lightle

#15

  10/1/1985
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 Paul LevitzGreg Larocque

#16

  11/1/1985
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CrisisPaul LevitzSteve Lightle

#17

  12/1/1985
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 Paul LevitzGreg Larocque

#18

  1/1/1986
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CrisisPaul LevitzGreg Larocque

#19

  2/1/1986
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 Paul LevitzGreg Larocque, Chuck Patton

#20

  3/1/1986
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Versus TyrPaul LevitzGreg Larocque, Keith Giffen

#21

  4/1/1986
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Versus Emerald Empress; Colossal Boy appeaance; Reprinted in Tales of the Legion #346Paul LevitzGreg Larocque, Paris Cullins

#22

  5/1/1986
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 Paul LevitzGreg Larocque

#23

  6/1/1986
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 Paul Levitz, Steve LightleSteve Lightle, Greg Larocque

#24

  7/1/1986
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Reprinted in Tales of the Legion #349Paul LevitzGreg Larocque, Larry Mahlstedt, Norm Breyfogle, Mike DeCarlo, Arne Starr

#25

  8/1/1986
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Revealed Sensor Girl is Princess ProjectraPaul LevitzGreg Larocque

#26

  9/1/1986
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 Paul LevitzGreg Larocque

#27

  10/1/1986
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Versus MordruPaul LevitzGreg Larocque, Colleen Doran, Shawn McManus, Gene Colan

#28

  11/1/1986
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Reprinted in Tales of the Legion #353Paul LevitzGreg Larocque

#29

  12/1/1986
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Versus StarfingerPaul LevitzGreg Larocque

#30

  1/1/1987
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 Paul LevitzGreg Larocque

#31

  2/1/1987
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Princess Projectra; Karate Kid, Princess Projectra, Ferro Lad storyPaul LevitzGreg Larocque

#32

  3/1/1987
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1st Appearance of AtmosPaul LevitzGreg Larocque

#33

  4/1/1987
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1st Appearance AtmosPaul LevitzGreg Larocque

#34

  5/1/1987
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Universo Project, Chapter 3Paul LevitzGreg Larocque

#35

  6/1/1987
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Universo Project, Chapter 4Paul LevitzGreg Larocque

#36

  7/1/1987
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Legion electionsPaul LevitzGreg Larocque

#37

  8/1/1987
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Continued into Superman (2nd Series) #8; Fate of Superboy revealed; Return of Star Boy and Sun GirlPaul LevitzGreg Larocque

#38

  9/1/1987
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Death of Superboy; Continued from Action Comics #591Paul LevitzGreg Larocque

#39

  10/1/1987
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Origin of Colossal BoyPaul LevitzGreg Larocque, Curt Swan

#40

  11/1/1987
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Versus StarfingerPaul LevitzGreg Larocque, Dan Jurgens

#41

  12/1/1987
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Versus StarfingerPaul LevitzGreg Larocque

#42

  1/1/1988
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Millennium Week 2Paul LevitzGreg Larocque

#43

  2/1/1988
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Versus Manhunter (Laurel Kent); Death Laurel KentPaul LevitzGreg Larocque, Mike DeCarlo

#44

  3/1/1988
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Origin of QuisletPaul LevitzGreg Larocque, Mike DeCarlo

#45

  4/1/1988
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Origin of Lightning Lad; 30th Anniversary Issue; Double-sizePaul LevitzGreg Larocque, Curt Swan, Mike Grell, Keith Giffen, Dave Cockrum, Kurt Schaffenberger, Dick Giordano

#46

  5/1/1988
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 Paul LevitzGreg Larocque

#47

  6/1/1988
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Versus StarfingerPaul LevitzGreg Larocque, Pat Broderick

#48

  7/1/1988
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Versus StarfingerPaul LevitzGreg Larocque

#49

  8/1/1988
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Versus StarfingerPaul LevitzPat Broderick

#50

  9/1/1988
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Death of Duo Damsel (half); Rond Vidar becomes a Green LanternPaul Levitz, Keith GiffenKeith Giffen

#51

  10/1/1988
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 Paul Levitz, Keith GiffenKeith Giffen

#52

  11/1/1988
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Marriage of Mon-El and Shadow LassPaul Levitz, Keith GiffenKeith Giffen

#53

  12/1/1988
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 Paul Levitz, Keith GiffenKeith Giffen

#54

  12/1/1988
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No month of publication; Cover says WinterPaul Levitz, Keith GiffenKeith Giffen

#55

  12/1/1988
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No month of publication; Cover says HolidayPaul Levitz, Keith GiffenKeith Giffen, Ernie Colón, José Luis García-López, Erik Larsen

#56

  1/1/1989
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Versus InquisitorPaul LevitzEduardo Barreto

#57

  2/1/1989
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 Paul Levitz, Keith GiffenKeith Giffen

#58

  3/1/1989
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Death of Emerald EmpressPaul Levitz, Keith GiffenKeith Giffen

#59

  4/1/1989
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Sensor Girl elected leaderPaul LevitzKeith Giffen, Mark D. Bright

#60

  5/1/1989
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 Paul Levitz, Keith GiffenKeith Giffen

#61

  6/1/1989
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 Paul Levitz, Keith GiffenKeith Giffen

#62

  7/1/1989
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Death of Magnetic KidPaul Levitz, Keith GiffenKeith Giffen

#63

  8/1/1989
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Final IssuePaul Levitz, Keith GiffenKeith Giffen

Annual #1

  10/1/1985
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(10/85; 52 pgs)Paul LevitzKeith Giffen

Annual #2

  10/1/1986
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Versus ValidusPaul LevitzCurt Swan, Keith Giffen

Annual #3

  10/1/1987
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Origin of new Legion of Substitute HeroesPaul LevitzGreg Larocque

Annual #4

  1/1/1988
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Origin of StarfingerPaul LevitzBarry Kitson, Garry Leach

Book #1

  12/1/2007
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Death of Karate Kid; An Eye For An Eye; Collects Legion of Super-Heroes (3rd Series) #1–6Paul Levitz, Keith GiffenKeith Giffen, Steve Lightle, Joe Orlando

Book #2

  12/1/2008
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Collects Legion of Super-Heroes (3rd Series) #7–13Paul LevitzSteve Lightle, Ernie Colón, Keith Giffen