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Title: The Legion of Super-Heroes Archives Guide
Post by: Super Monkey on June 02, 2005, 02:19:22 AM
As some of you might know, DC has completed the Legion of Super-Heroes Archives. The reason for having this forum is due to the fact that Superboy was of course a member of the team. I have created this thread in order to serve as a complete guide to the Legion of Super-Heroes Archives. Please feel free to add addition information to this thread.

The complete list with release dates:

Legion of Super-Heroes Archives Vol. 1    1991
Legion of Super-Heroes Archives Vol. 2    1992
Legion of Super-Heroes Archives Vol. 3    1993
Legion of Super-Heroes Archives Vol. 4    1994
Legion of Super-Heroes Archives Vol. 5    1994
Legion of Super-Heroes Archives Vol. 6    1996
Legion of Super-Heroes Archives Vol. 7    1997
Legion of Super-Heroes Archives Vol. 8    1998
Legion of Super-Heroes Archives Vol. 9    1999
Legion of Super-Heroes Archives Vol. 10 2000
Legion of Super-Heroes Archives Vol. 11 2001
Legion of Super-Heroes Archives Vol. 12 2003


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes Archives Guide
Post by: Super Monkey on June 02, 2005, 02:23:06 AM
LEGION OF SUPER HEROES ARCHIVES VOL. 1
   
Written by Jerry Siegel and others; Art by various

Cosmic Boy, Lightning Lad, Saturn Girl these are the brave young adventurers that dared to bring about a new age of heroes! Set in the far-flung future of the 30th century, and representing planets throughout the cosmos, these young heroes must band together to protect the galaxy from space-born threats as great as the universe itself. This beautiful collection brings together the early issues of SUPERBOY, SUPERMAN, ADVENTURE and ACTION COMICS for a definitive Legion compendium.

196pg.  ISBN 1563890208

LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES ARCHIVES VOL. 2

Written by various; Art by various

LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES ARCHIVES VOL. 2 reprints classic tales of the mightiest teenaged heroes in the galaxy as they defend the universe from cataclysmic threats in the 30th century. Led by the charismatic Saturn Girl, the Legion inducts Element Lad, Lightning Lass, Dream Girl and Jimmy Olsen into the group as they defend themselves against attacks from Jungle King, Satan Girl, and the Mask Man. Also featuring appearances by Supergirl and Brainiac 5, this beautiful edition includes the formation of the Legion of Substitute Heroes.

196pg.  ISBN 1563890577

LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES ARCHIVES VOL. 3

Written by Edmund Hamilton and others; Art by Curt Swan and others

In the LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES ARCHIVES VOL. 3, the super-powered group of formidable teens continues to patrol the galaxy as a force of virtue and justice. Reprinting tales from the 1960s, this elegant edition includes Saturn Girl's reelection as leader of the Legion, the first appearance of future Legion member Timber Wolf, Bouncing Boy's loss of powers, Lex Luthor's attack on the Legion, the addition of Command Kid to the ranks of the team, the first appearance of the Time Trapper and an amazing adventure of the Legion of Substitute Heroes.

196pg. ISBN 1563891026

LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES ARCHIVES VOL. 4

Written by Jerry Siegel and others; Art by various

Reprinting tales of the 30th century's supreme team of adventurers, LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES ARCHIVES VOL. 4 is a historical look at the exploits of tomorrow's greatest heroes. This classic book of 1960s tales features the loss of Lighting Lad's right arm in battle, the Legion's participation in the Atlantis-Krypton War, a destructive attack on the seven wonders of the 30th century, Brainiac 5's election to leader of the Legion, Lana Lang's first appearance as the Insect Queen, the addition of Dynamo Boy to the Legion, a galaxywide infestation by a swarm of Bizarros, and the final showdown with the Time Trapper.

196pg. ISBN 1563891239


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes Archives Guide
Post by: Super Monkey on June 02, 2005, 02:26:42 AM
LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES ARCHIVES VOL. 5

Written by Jim Shooter and others; Art by Curt Swan and others

LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES ARCHIVES VOL. 5 presents some of the most influential stories of the 30th-century group of super-powered teens. In these masterfully reprinted tales from the 1960s, the Legion deals with issues of death and honor as a comrade falls in battle and a Legionnaire is dismissed for committing murder. Featuring the first appearances of Ferro Lad, Karate Kid, Princess Projectra, and Nemesis Kid, this enthralling edition includes the death of Triplicate Girl at the hands of Computo the Conqueror, the devastating attack of Universo and the expulsion of Star Boy for breaking the Legion's code against killing.

196pg. ISBN 1563891549

LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES ARCHIVES VOL. 6

Written by Jim Shooter and others; Art by Curt Swan and others

In the LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES ARCHIVES VOL. 6, one of the most pivotal adventures of tomorrow's greatest heroes is told as Ferro Lad sacrifices himself to destroy the galaxy-threatening menace of the Sun-Eater. Also included in this remarkable hardback of reprinted 1960s stories is the introduction of the Fatal Five, the honorable discharge of Superboy and Supergirl from the Legion, the return of Ferro Lad's vengeance-seeking ghost, the Insect Queen's induction as a reserve member, and the adventures of the Legion as adult heroes.

196pg. ISBN 1563892774

LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES ARCHIVES VOL. 7

Written by Jim Shooter; Art by Curt Swan, Pete Costanza, and others

In the LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES ARCHIVES VOL. 7, the mighty teen super-heroes of the 30th century continue to defend the universe from a multitude of menaces and destructive terrors. Containing stunningly reprinted tales from the late 1960s, this astonishing book features the Fatal Five's disastrous return and conquest of Talok VII, a rebellion by the Legion of Super-Pets, the destruction of the Legion's clubhouse, Mantis Morlo's devastating attacks on the Legionnaire's home worlds, and the addition of Rond Valor and Shadow Lass to the group of super-heroes.

196pg. ISBN 1563893983

LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES ARCHIVES VOL. 8

Written by various; Art by various

Reprinting classic tales of cosmic adventure that originally appeared in the 1960s, the LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES ARCHIVES VOL. 8 continues the 30th century escapades of tomorrow's greatest heroes. Presenting the sixth year of the super-powered teenaged group, this exciting edition includes the origin of the Legion, Ultra Boy's election as leader, the first appearance of the Flash's descendants, the Tornado Twins, the expulsion of Colossal Boy for treason, the addition of Timber Wolf and Chemical King to the team, the diabolical debut of the Legion of Super-Villains, Mordro the Merciless's devastating attack on Smallville, and the introduction of the Legion Academy.

230pg.  ISBN 1563894300


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes Archives Guide
Post by: Super Monkey on June 02, 2005, 02:32:30 AM
LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES ARCHIVES VOL. 9

Written by various; Art by various

Continuing to tell the illustrious history of the greatest team of 30th century heroes, LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES ARCHIVES VOL. 9 is a presentation of classic and imaginative cosmic adventures. Reprinting stellar tales of bravery and heroism from the late 1960's, this provocative book presents the trials and hardships that the Legion experience as they endure the obstacles of maturation and the awkwardness of new relationships. But even as they persevere through the ordinary, everyday issues of late adolescence, the Legion must find a way to focus and survive as their greatest adversaries, the Fatal Five, launch an all-out assault against them.

249pg. ISBN 1563895145

LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES ARCHIVES VOL. 10

Written by various; Art by various

In the LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES ARCHIVES VOL. 10, one of the most enduring super-teams of all time enjoys a period of growth and development as the characters from the 30th century mature from teenage adventurers into young adult heroes. Featuring the debut of new costumes for Chameleon Boy, Karate Kid, Lightning Lad, Shrinking Violet, and Wildfire, this transitional tome includes the wedding of Bouncing Boy and Duo Damsel, the return of Timber Wolf, the burgeoning relationship between Dream Girl and Star Boy, and a monumental battle with the Fatal Five.

196pg. ISBN 1563896281

LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES ARCHIVES VOL. 11

Written by various; Art by various

LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES ARCHIVES VOL. 11 continues the exciting evolution of the young galactic guardians from the 30th century. Utilizing powerfully graphic storytelling, these tales from the early 1970s combine gripping adventures with enticing interpersonal relationships. This intense hardcover includes the heroic death of a Legionnaire, the romantic development of Brainiac 5 and Supergirl's relationship, the ominous return of the Legion of Super-Villains, the retirement of a legendary Legionnaire, and an engaging adventure of the Legion of Substitute Heroes.

208pg. ISBN 156389730X

LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES ARCHIVES VOL. 12

Written by Cary Bates, Jim Shooter and Paul Levitz; Art by Mike Grell, Ric Estrada, Michael Nasser and others; Cover by Grell

By the mid-1970s, owing to the successful efforts of its new creative teams, the Legion of Super-Heroes began to share equal billing with its iconic member, Superboy. The new, racier Legion's popularity skyrocketed, setting the stage for more 30th century classics to come. This volume celebrates that legendary era of Legion history with 16 classic stories from SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #213-223 and KARATE KID #1, written by Cary Bates, Jim Shooter and Paul Levitz, with art by Mike Grell, Ric Estrada, Michael Nasser and others, and a cover by Grell. In addition, long-time Legion fan Mike Flynn contributes an introduction.

In keeping with the Legion's history of change, editor Murray Boltinoff shuffled the creative teams, bringing in an old hand as well as new, soon-to-be favorites. Newcomer Mike Grell was given the tough task of filling Dave Cockrum's shoes for SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES, drawing one of comics' most intricate and popular super-teams. Grell rose to the challenge and quickly made a name for himself, bringing edge-of-your-seat storytelling to the Legion and, along with Bates, Shooter, Levitz, Estrada and Nasser, created one of the Legion's most memorable periods.

In addition to reprinting KARATE KID #1, the spin-off book spawned by the Legion's popularity during this sera, this volume also features many cornerstone foes of Legion lore, including The Fatal Five, Tyroc, the Miracle Machine, the Time Trapper, and more! For those familiar with this classic period, enjoy revisiting the moment. For those discovering the Legion of Super-Heroes for the first time, enjoy the ride!

232pg. ISBN 1563899612


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes Archives Guide
Post by: ProfPotter on June 02, 2005, 12:00:24 PM
Careful when you say "DC has completed the Legion of Super-Heroes Archives".  That is not the case.

Paul Levitz himself said at the Baltimore Comic-Con last September (in response to a question about volume 13) that "It is coming", explaining that they were deliberately slowing them down a little.


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes Archives Guide
Post by: Super Monkey on June 02, 2005, 01:10:47 PM
Quote from: "ProfPotter"
Careful when you say "DC has completed the Legion of Super-Heroes Archives".  That is not the case.

Paul Levitz himself said at the Baltimore Comic-Con last September (in response to a question about volume 13) that "It is coming", explaining that they were deliberately slowing them down a little.


I hope so, but I read that they were not going to do anymore.


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes Archives Guide
Post by: The Starchild on June 02, 2005, 02:40:50 PM
Quote from: "ProfPotter"
Careful when you say "DC has completed the Legion of Super-Heroes Archives".  That is not the case.

Paul Levitz himself said at the Baltimore Comic-Con last September (in response to a question about volume 13) that "It is coming", explaining that they were deliberately slowing them down a little.


I wonder if the LSH archive series is eventually going to include all the Legion material up through Crisis, the death of Superboy, the Bierbaums, Legionnaires, and all the other reboots up to the current one.

That would certainly make for quite a run!

But if not, then what is the stopping point going to be?


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes Archives Guide
Post by: DoctorZero on July 03, 2005, 09:21:50 AM
I hope they continue to publish them.  It's nice to have all the issues in collection.
I don't know about the reboots.  The current reboot is probably better, in my opinion, than the last one.


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes Archives Guide
Post by: India Ink on July 18, 2011, 10:38:08 PM
You'll be happy to know that Legion of Super-Heroes Archives volume 13 is scheduled to come out on March 21, 2012.

In these dark times, it's nice to know there's some good news!!!!



Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes Archives Guide
Post by: Great Rao on July 18, 2011, 10:58:53 PM
LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES ARCHIVES VOL. 13 HC

Written by JIM SHOOTER, PAUL LEVITZ and GERRY CONWAY; Art by MIKE GRELL, MICHAEL NETZER, JOE STATON, JIM SHERMAN and others; Cover by MIKE GRELL

In these stories, collected from SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #224-233, the 30th century teens battle Stargrave, The Fatal Five and the intergalactic conspiracy known as The Dark Circle.

ADVANCE SOLICITED On sale MARCH 21 240 pg, FC, $59.99 US