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Image:Quote1.png Inspired by the Legend of Superman, teenagers from across the universe journeyed to Earth to form a Super-Team unlike any other in history. Representing Diversity, Unity and Tolerance, they protect all planets and all races of the 31st Century as the Legion of Super-Heroes. Image:Quote2.png

The Legion of Super-Heroes is a team of super-powered individuals from a number of different alien worlds, active in the 30th Century. They protect the United Planets from crime and injustice, as well as threats both internal and external.



The Legion was founded when three teenagers of different races spontaneously came together to thwart the attempted assassination of a galactic billionaire, R.J. Brande.[1] Financed by Brande, Rokk Krinn of Braal, Garth Ranzz of Winath and Imra Ardeen of Titan would become respectively Cosmic Boy, Lightning Lad and Saturn Girl, in a super-powered club Brande dubbed the Legion of Super-Heroes. Although they were initially met with disapproval and skepticism when announced, the Legion's discipline, integrity and strict adherence to their own self-published constitution proved their value and merits. They were deputized by the Science Police, and became a legitimate branch of law enforcement. As their credibility grew, so did their ranks. Tinya Wazzo of Bgztl, and Luornu Durgo of Cargg auditioned for and joined the team, as Phantom Girl and Triplicate Girl. Their numbers continued to grow with Reep Daggle of Durla, Chameleon Boy, Gim Allon of Mars, Colossal Boy and Lyle Norg of Earth, Invisible Kid joining next.

The Legion had their first brush with Time Travel during a conflict between the Metropolis' Time Institute and the Guardians of the Universe. Attempting to stop scientists from trying to view the beginning of time, several Green Lanterns were sent to destroy the institute. One of them, Vidar went rogue and almost killed both himself and the Legionnaires trying to view the beginning of time for himself. The Legion developed a working relationship with the Institute, including scientists such as Circadia Senius, and Querl Dox of Colu, Brainiac 5. When Brainiac 5 joined the Legion as well, he brought with him technology like the Time Bubble, which the Legion could use to travel to any point in history they felt like. On their maiden voyage, Cosmic Boy, Lightning Lad and Saturn Girl traveled to 20th Century Smallville to meet the hero who had inspired them in the first place, Superboy. Superboy was put through a short trial, and became the Legion's tenth member.[2]


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  • As if Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds it has been confirmed that this Legion belongs to the future of New Earth, with the other two major Legions belonging to Earth-Prime and the non-existent Earth-247 respectively.


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  • Legion of Super-Heroes (1958 team)
  • Legion of Super-Heroes at
  • Legion of Super-Heroes Wiki
  • Legion of Super-Heroes Online Companion
  • Legion of Super-Heroes Reference File
  • Major Spoiler's Hero History Collection
  • Legion of Super-Heroes Clubhouse
  • Legion of Super-Heroes index at Cosmic Teams
  • Legion of Super-Heroes at TV Tropes
  • Legion of Super-Links
  • Legion Online
  • Website devoted to the Silver Age Legion
  • A Highly Selective (and Shamelessly Biased) Retrospective of the All-Time Coolest Moments in the History of the Silver Age LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES from Unca Cheeks the Toy Wonder's Silver Age Comics Web Site!


Legion of Super-Heroes
Legions Legion of Super-Heroes (Pre-Zero Hour) | Legion of Super-Heroes (Post-Zero Hour) | Legion of Super-Heroes (New Earth) | Legion of Super-Heroes (LSHAU) | Batch SW6
Original Membership Bouncing Boy | Blok | Brainiac 5 | Chameleon Boy | Chemical King | Colossal Boy | Cosmic Boy | Dawnstar | Dream Girl | Element Lad | Ferro Lad | Invisible Kid (Lyle NorgJacques Foccart) | Kid Quantum | Karate Kid | Laurel Gand | Lightning Lad | Light Lass | Magnetic Kid | Matter-Eater Lad | Mon-El | Phantom Girl | Polar Boy | Princess Projectra | Quislet | Saturn Girl | Shadow Lass | Shrinking Violet | Star Boy | Sun Boy | Superboy | Supergirl | Tellus | Timber Wolf | Triplicate Girl | Tyroc | Ultra Boy | White Witch | Wildfire
Reboot Membership Andromeda | Apparition | Brainiac 5 | Chameleon | Cosmic Boy | Dreamer | Element Lad | Ferro | Gates | Gear | Invisible Kid | Karate Kid | Kid Quantum (James CullenJazmin Cullen) | Kinetix | Leviathan | Live Wire | Magno | M'Onel | Monstress | Saturn Girl | Sensor | Shikari | Spark | Star Boy | Superboy | Thunder | Timber Wolf | Triad | Ultra Boy | Umbra | Violet | Wildfire | XS
Threeboot Membership Atom Girl | Brainiac 5 | Chameleon | Colossal Boy | Cosmic Boy | Dream Boy | Dream Girl | Element Lad | Invisible Kid | Karate Kid | Lightning Lad | Light Lass | Mon-El | Phantom Girl | Princess Projectra | Saturn Girl | Shadow Lass | Star Boy | Sun Boy | Supergirl | Timber Wolf | Triplicate Girl | Ultra Boy
Associated R.J. Brande | Shvaughn Erin | Science Police | United Planets | Rond Vidar | Marla Latham | Doctor Gym'll
Villains Legion of Super-Villains | Fatal Five | Time Trapper | Mordru | Glorith | Universo | Dark Circle | Darkseid | All Villains
Storylines Great Darkness Saga | Lightning Saga | Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes | Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds
Notable creators Otto Binder | Al Plastino | Jerry Siegel | John Forte | Cary Bates | Mike Grell | Jim Shooter | Paul Levitz | Keith Giffen | Tom McCraw | Mark Waid | Stuart Immonen | Barry Kitson | Geoff Johns
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