Friday, July 13, 2007

Chronological Legion Roster

I’ve told the story before, but I came back to the Legion after about ten years of not collecting comics at all. I started back up again about eleven issues into The Legion. And when I did, I had one simple question:

Who’s in the Legion these days?

I mean, I could figure out a lot of it just from reading, and picking up back issues. But I wanted a definitive list of Legionnaires, just so I could mentally get my feet planted, if you know what I mean. There wasn’t such a list in the comic book, so I took to the internet. And there was nothing online either.

Eventually I figured, if nobody else will provide this information, then I will. That’s why I started up this site, to provide the kind of information I was looking for but couldn’t find. This page in particular is exactly the kind of thing I would have been thrilled to run across as a resource. The idea is, you’ll be able to look at it and know exactly who the Legionnaires were at the time of any Legion comic you’ve got.

It’s not done yet, but I’m going to keep chipping away at it. If anyone wants to help, that’d be cool; e-mail me the information or leave it in the comments. Same if there’s a mistake that should be corrected.

Note: I’m not going to try to keep track of stories where someone joins (or quits!) the Legion and then quits or is kicked out (or rejoins!) at the end of the same issue, leaving us right back where we started. So, for instance, Dream Girl’s first appearance (Adventure #317) doesn’t register here, because she quit at the end of the story.

Original Legion

I have seen some theories online about how the earliest Legion stories should be chronologically arranged. It’s intriguing work, and it posits things like, Supergirl joined the Legion before Superboy, and so did people like Phantom Girl and Brainiac 5. I’m sure it makes a lot of sense, and I even think that DC has established it as canon in some sense that couldn’t possibly make less difference right now. But I’m going to go by the publication order of the stories anyway, as presented in the Archives and Showcase edition.

(Note: Kid Quantum was retconned to be an early member of the original Legion in a Five Years Later story. I’m not including that information in this running roster, because when you read those old stories, he ain’t there.)

Founding: Cosmic Boy, Lightning Lad, Saturn Girl (3)

-(First Legion appearance in Adventure #247; Superboy joins) Cosmic Boy, Lightning Lad, Saturn Girl, Superboy (4)

-(Action #267, Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy and Invisible Kid are new members) Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Invisible Kid, Lightning Lad, Saturn Girl, Superboy (7)

-(Adventure #282, Star Boy is a new member) Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Invisible Kid, Lightning Lad, Saturn Girl, Star Boy, Superboy (8)

-(Action #276, Phantom Girl and Triplicate Girl are new members; Supergirl and Brainiac 5 join at end of story) Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Invisible Kid, Lightning Lad, Phantom Girl, Saturn Girl, Star Boy, Superboy, Supergirl, Triplicate Girl (12)

-(Adventure #290, Sun Boy is a new member) Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Invisible Kid, Lightning Lad, Phantom Girl, Saturn Girl, Star Boy, Sun Boy, Superboy, Supergirl, Triplicate Girl (13)

-(Action #287, Bouncing Boy is a new member) Bouncing Boy, Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Invisible Kid, Lightning Lad, Phantom Girl, Saturn Girl, Star Boy, Sun Boy, Superboy, Supergirl, Triplicate Girl (14)

-(Superboy #98, Ultra Boy is a new member) Bouncing Boy, Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Invisible Kid, Lightning Lad, Phantom Girl, Saturn Girl, Star Boy, Sun Boy, Superboy, Supergirl, Triplicate Girl, Ultra Boy (15)

-(Adventure #300, Shrinking Violet is a new member; Mon-El joins at end of story) Bouncing Boy, Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Invisible Kid, Lightning Lad, Mon-El, Phantom Girl, Saturn Girl, Shrinking Violet, Star Boy, Sun Boy, Superboy, Supergirl, Triplicate Girl, Ultra Boy (17)

-(Adventure #303, Matter-Eater Lad joins) Bouncing Boy, Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Invisible Kid, Lightning Lad, Matter-Eater Lad, Mon-El, Phantom Girl, Saturn Girl, Shrinking Violet, Star Boy, Sun Boy, Superboy, Supergirl, Triplicate Girl, Ultra Boy (18)

-(Adventure #304, Lightning Lad dies) Bouncing Boy, Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Invisible Kid, Matter-Eater Lad, Mon-El, Phantom Girl, Saturn Girl, Shrinking Violet, Star Boy, Sun Boy, Superboy, Supergirl, Triplicate Girl, Ultra Boy (17)

-(Adventure #307, Element Lad joins) Bouncing Boy, Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Element Lad, Invisible Kid, Matter-Eater Lad, Mon-El, Phantom Girl, Saturn Girl, Shrinking Violet, Star Boy, Sun Boy, Superboy, Supergirl, Triplicate Girl, Ultra Boy (18)

-(Adventure #308, Lightning Lass joins) Bouncing Boy, Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Element Lad, Invisible Kid, Lightning Lass, Matter-Eater Lad, Mon-El, Phantom Girl, Saturn Girl, Shrinking Violet, Star Boy, Sun Boy, Superboy, Supergirl, Triplicate Girl, Ultra Boy (19)

-(Adventure #312, Lightning Lad returns) Bouncing Boy, Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Element Lad, Invisible Kid, Lightning Lad, Lightning Lass (changes her name to Light Lass in Adventure #317), Matter-Eater Lad, Mon-El, Phantom Girl, Saturn Girl, Shrinking Violet, Star Boy, Sun Boy, Superboy, Supergirl, Triplicate Girl, Ultra Boy (20)

-(Adventure #321, Bouncing Boy quits) Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Element Lad, Invisible Kid, Lightning Lad, Light Lass, Matter-Eater Lad, Mon-El, Phantom Girl, Saturn Girl, Shrinking Violet, Star Boy, Sun Boy, Superboy, Supergirl, Triplicate Girl, Ultra Boy (19)

There’s a gap in my comics here between the end of the first Legion Showcase edition and the start of the 10th volume of the Archives. Here’s what I can fill in from it.

-(Adventure #342, Star Boy expelled for killing Kenz Nuhor) Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Duo Damsel (as of Adventure #340) Element Lad, Invisible Kid, Lightning Lad, Light Lass, Matter-Eater Lad, Mon-El, Phantom Girl, Saturn Girl, Shrinking Violet, Sun Boy, Superboy, Supergirl, Ultra Boy (18)

-(Adventure #346, Ferro Lad, Karate Kid, Princess Projectra join) Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Duo Damsel, Element Lad, Ferro Lad, Invisible Kid, Karate Kid, Lightning Lad, Light Lass, Matter-Eater Lad, Mon-El, Phantom Girl, Princess Projectra, Saturn Girl, Shrinking Violet, Sun Boy, Superboy, Supergirl, Ultra Boy (21)

-(Adventure #351, Bouncing Boy, Dream Girl, Star Boy join) Bouncing Boy, Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Dream Girl, Duo Damsel, Element Lad, Ferro Lad, Invisible Kid, Karate Kid, Lightning Lad, Light Lass, Matter-Eater Lad, Mon-El, Phantom Girl, Princess Projectra, Saturn Girl, Shrinking Violet, Star Boy, Sun Boy, Superboy, Supergirl, Ultra Boy (24)

-(Adventure #353, Ferro Lad dies) Bouncing Boy, Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Dream Girl, Duo Damsel, Element Lad, Invisible Kid, Karate Kid, Lightning Lad, Light Lass, Matter-Eater Lad, Mon-El, Phantom Girl, Princess Projectra, Saturn Girl, Shrinking Violet, Star Boy, Sun Boy, Superboy, Supergirl, Ultra Boy (23)

-(Adventure #366, Shadow Lass joins) Bouncing Boy, Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Dream Girl, Duo Damsel, Element Lad, Invisible Kid, Karate Kid, Lightning Lad, Light Lass, Matter-Eater Lad, Mon-El, Phantom Girl, Princess Projectra, Saturn Girl, Shadow Lass, Shrinking Violet, Star Boy, Sun Boy, Superboy, Supergirl, Ultra Boy (24)

-(Adventure #372, Chemical King, Timber Wolf join) Bouncing Boy, Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Chemical King, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Dream Girl, Duo Damsel, Element Lad, Invisible Kid, Karate Kid, Lightning Lad, Light Lass, Matter-Eater Lad, Mon-El, Phantom Girl, Princess Projectra, Saturn Girl, Shadow Lass, Shrinking Violet, Star Boy, Sun Boy, Superboy, Supergirl, Timber Wolf, Ultra Boy (26)

-(Action #387, Superboy resigns) Brainiac 5, Bouncing Boy, Chameleon Boy, Chemical King, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Dream Girl, Duo Damsel, Element Lad, Invisible Kid, Karate Kid, Light Lass, Lightning Lad, Matter-Eater Lad, Mon-El, Phantom Girl, Princess Projectra, Saturn Girl, Shadow Lass, Shrinking Violet, Star Boy, Sun Boy, Supergirl, Timber Wolf, Ultra Boy (25)

-(Superboy #200; Bouncing Boy and Duo Damsel quit) Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Chemical King, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Dream Girl, Element Lad, Invisible Kid, Karate Kid, Light Lass, Lightning Lad, Matter-Eater Lad, Mon-El, Phantom Girl, Princess Projectra, Saturn Girl, Shadow Lass, Shrinking Violet, Star Boy, Sun Boy, Supergirl, Timber Wolf, Ultra Boy (23)

-(Superboy #201, Superboy returns as active member) Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Chemical King, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Dream Girl, Element Lad, Invisible Kid, Karate Kid, Light Lass, Lightning Lad, Matter-Eater Lad, Mon-El, Phantom Girl, Princess Projectra, Saturn Girl, Shadow Lass, Shrinking Violet, Star Boy, Sun Boy, Superboy, Supergirl, Timber Wolf, Ultra Boy (24)

-(Superboy #202, Wildfire joins) Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Chemical King, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Dream Girl, Element Lad, Invisible Kid, Karate Kid, Light Lass, Lightning Lad, Matter-Eater Lad, Mon-El, Phantom Girl, Princess Projectra, Saturn Girl, Shadow Lass, Shrinking Violet, Star Boy, Sun Boy, Superboy, Supergirl, Timber Wolf, Ultra Boy, Wildfire (25)

-(Superboy #203, Invisible Kid dies) Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Chemical King, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Dream Girl, Element Lad, Karate Kid, Light Lass, Lightning Lad, Matter-Eater Lad, Mon-El, Phantom Girl, Princess Projectra, Saturn Girl, Shadow Lass, Shrinking Violet, Star Boy, Sun Boy, Superboy, Supergirl, Timber Wolf, Ultra Boy, Wildfire (24)

-(Superboy #204, Supergirl resigns) Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Chemical King, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Dream Girl, Element Lad, Karate Kid, Light Lass, Lightning Lad, Matter-Eater Lad, Mon-El, Phantom Girl, Princess Projectra, Saturn Girl, Shadow Lass, Shrinking Violet, Star Boy, Sun Boy, Superboy, Timber Wolf, Ultra Boy, Wildfire (23)

-(Superboy #212, Matter-Eater Lad quits) Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Chemical King, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Dream Girl, Element Lad, Karate Kid, Light Lass, Lightning Lad, Mon-El, Phantom Girl, Princess Projectra, Saturn Girl, Shadow Lass, Shrinking Violet, Star Boy, Sun Boy, Superboy, Timber Wolf, Ultra Boy, Superboy, Wildfire (22)

-(Superboy #218, Tyroc joins) Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Chemical King, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Dream Girl, Element Lad, Karate Kid, Light Lass, Lightning Lad, Mon-El, Phantom Girl, Princess Projectra, Saturn Girl, Shadow Lass, Shrinking Violet, Star Boy, Sun Boy, Superboy, Timber Wolf, Tyroc, Ultra Boy, Wildfire (23)

Here there’s another gap in my comic collection, between the end of the twelfth Archive and, oh, a little before the start of the second Levitz run. I’m filling it in as best I can from internet information.

-(Superboy #226, Dawnstar joins) Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Chemical King, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Dawnstar, Dream Girl, Element Lad, Karate Kid, Light Lass, Lightning Lad, Mon-El, Phantom Girl, Princess Projectra, Saturn Girl, Shadow Lass, Shrinking Violet, Star Boy, Sun Boy, Superboy, Timber Wolf, Tyroc, Ultra Boy, Wildfire (24)

-(Superboy #228, Chemical King killed) Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Dawnstar, Dream Girl, Element Lad, Karate Kid, Light Lass, Lightning Lad, Mon-El, Phantom Girl, Princess Projectra, Saturn Girl, Shadow Lass, Shrinking Violet, Star Boy, Sun Boy, Superboy, Timber Wolf, Tyroc, Ultra Boy, Wildfire (23)

-(Superboy #237, Lightning Lad and Saturn Girl marry and resign) Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Dawnstar, Dream Girl, Element Lad, Karate Kid, Light Lass, Mon-El, Phantom Girl, Princess Projectra, Shadow Lass, Shrinking Violet, Star Boy, Sun Boy, Superboy, Timber Wolf, Tyroc, Ultra Boy, Wildfire (21)

-(Superboy #245, Lightning Lad and Saturn Girl rejoin) Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Dawnstar, Dream Girl, Element Lad, Karate Kid, Light Lass, Lightning Lad, Mon-El, Phantom Girl, Princess Projectra, Saturn Girl, Shadow Lass, Shrinking Violet, Star Boy, Sun Boy, Superboy, Timber Wolf, Tyroc, Ultra Boy, Wildfire (23)

-(LSH2 #259, Superboy resigns) Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Dawnstar, Dream Girl, Element Lad, Karate Kid, Light Lass, Lightning Lad, Mon-El, Phantom Girl, Princess Projectra, Saturn Girl, Shadow Lass, Shrinking Violet, Star Boy, Sun Boy, Timber Wolf, Tyroc, Ultra Boy, Wildfire (22)

-(LSH2 #265, Tyroc returns to Marzal) Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Dawnstar, Dream Girl, Element Lad, Karate Kid, Light Lass, Lightning Lad, Mon-El, Phantom Girl, Princess Projectra, Saturn Girl, Shadow Lass, Shrinking Violet, Star Boy, Sun Boy, Timber Wolf, Ultra Boy, Wildfire (21)

-(LSH2 #272, Blok joins) Blok, Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Dawnstar, Dream Girl, Element Lad, Karate Kid, Light Lass, Lightning Lad, Mon-El, Phantom Girl, Princess Projectra, Saturn Girl, Shadow Lass, Shrinking Violet, Star Boy, Sun Boy, Superboy, Timber Wolf, Tyroc, Ultra Boy, Wildfire (22)

-(LSH2 Annual #1, Invisible Kid joins) Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Dawnstar, Dream Girl, Element Lad, Invisible Kid, Karate Kid, Light Lass, Lightning Lad, Mon-El, Phantom Girl, Princess Projectra, Saturn Girl, Shadow Lass, Shrinking Violet, Star Boy, Sun Boy, Superboy, Timber Wolf, Tyroc, Ultra Boy, Wildfire (23)

-(Karate Kid and Princess Projectra marry, become reserve members) Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Dawnstar, Dream Girl, Element Lad, Invisible Kid, Light Lass, Lightning Lad, Mon-El, Phantom Girl, Saturn Girl, Shadow Lass, Shrinking Violet, Star Boy, Sun Boy, Superboy, Timber Wolf, Tyroc, Ultra Boy, Wildfire (21)

-(LSH2 #294, White Witch joins, Light Lass quits) Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Dawnstar, Dream Girl, Element Lad, Invisible Kid, Lightning Lad, Mon-El, Phantom Girl, Saturn Girl, Shadow Lass, Shrinking Violet, Star Boy, Sun Boy, Superboy, Timber Wolf, Tyroc, Ultra Boy, White Witch, Wildfire (21)

-(LSH3 #7, Lightning Lass rejoins): Blok, Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Dawnstar, Dream Girl, Element Lad, Invisible Kid, Lightning Lad, Lightning Lass, Mon-El, Phantom Girl, Saturn Girl, Shadow Lass, Shrinking Violet, Star Boy, Sun Boy, Timber Wolf, Ultra Boy, White Witch, Wildfire (22)

-(LSH3 #12, Lightning Lad, Saturn Girl, Cosmic Boy resign): Blok, Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Dawnstar, Dream Girl, Element Lad, Invisible Kid, Lightning Lass, Mon-El, Phantom Girl, Shadow Lass, Shrinking Violet, Star Boy, Sun Boy, Timber Wolf, Ultra Boy, White Witch, Wildfire (19)

-(LSH3 #14, Magnetic Kid, Polar Boy, Quislet, Sensor Girl, Tellus join): Blok, Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Dawnstar, Dream Girl, Element Lad, Invisible Kid, Lightning Lass, Magnetic Kid, Mon-El, Phantom Girl, Polar Boy, Quislet, Sensor Girl, Shadow Lass, Shrinking Violet, Star Boy, Sun Boy, Tellus, Timber Wolf, Ultra Boy, White Witch, Wildfire (24)

-(LSH3 #28, Star Boy quits): Blok, Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Dawnstar, Dream Girl, Element Lad, Invisible Kid, Lightning Lass, Magnetic Kid, Mon-El, Phantom Girl, Polar Boy, Quislet, Sensor Girl, Shadow Lass, Shrinking Violet, Sun Boy, Tellus, Timber Wolf, Ultra Boy, White Witch, Wildfire (23)

-(LSH3 #35, Saturn Girl rejoins): Blok, Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Dawnstar, Dream Girl, Element Lad, Invisible Kid, Lightning Lass, Magnetic Kid, Mon-El, Phantom Girl, Polar Boy, Quislet, Saturn Girl, Sensor Girl, Shadow Lass, Shrinking Violet, Sun Boy, Tellus, Timber Wolf, Ultra Boy, White Witch, Wildfire (24)

-(LSH3 #51, Brainiac 5 quits): Blok, Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Dawnstar, Dream Girl, Element Lad, Invisible Kid, Lightning Lass, Magnetic Kid, Mon-El, Phantom Girl, Polar Boy, Quislet, Saturn Girl, Sensor Girl, Shadow Lass, Shrinking Violet, Sun Boy, Tellus, Timber Wolf, Ultra Boy, White Witch, Wildfire (23)

-(LSH3 #55, White Witch sort of quits): Blok, Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Dawnstar, Dream Girl, Element Lad, Invisible Kid, Lightning Lass, Magnetic Kid, Mon-El, Phantom Girl, Polar Boy, Quislet, Saturn Girl, Sensor Girl, Shadow Lass, Shrinking Violet, Sun Boy, Tellus, Timber Wolf, Ultra Boy, Wildfire (22)

-(LSH3 #58, Quislet forced to return to homeworld): Blok, Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Dawnstar, Dream Girl, Element Lad, Invisible Kid, Lightning Lass, Magnetic Kid, Mon-El, Phantom Girl, Polar Boy, Saturn Girl, Sensor Girl, Shadow Lass, Shrinking Violet, Sun Boy, Tellus, Timber Wolf, Ultra Boy, Wildfire (21)

-(LSH3 #61, Mon-El dies and I guess Shadow Lass resigns to mourn him): Blok, Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Dawnstar, Dream Girl, Element Lad, Invisible Kid, Lightning Lass, Magnetic Kid, Phantom Girl, Polar Boy, Saturn Girl, Sensor Girl, Shrinking Violet, Sun Boy, Tellus, Timber Wolf, Ultra Boy, Wildfire (19)

-(LSH3 #62, Magnetic Kid dies): Blok, Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Dawnstar, Dream Girl, Element Lad, Invisible Kid, Lightning Lass, Phantom Girl, Polar Boy, Saturn Girl, Sensor Girl, Shrinking Violet, Sun Boy, Tellus, Timber Wolf, Ultra Boy, Wildfire (18)

After the Magic Wars we enter the Five Year Gap. Our only source for information about Legion membership during the Gap is the famous DC Comics RPG Legion Sourcebook, that talked about all this. Tom and Mary Bierbaum contributed to this book. It’s not exactly canon, but it’s close enough. Five-Year-Gap continuity and Five-Years-Later continuity is not quite the same as what came before, so we also have Andromeda (Laurel Gand) on the roster at the start of this period:

Andromeda, Blok, Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Dawnstar, Dream Girl, Element Lad, Invisible Kid, Lightning Lass, Phantom Girl, Polar Boy, Saturn Girl, Sensor Girl, Shrinking Violet, Sun Boy, Tellus, Timber Wolf, Ultra Boy, Wildfire (19)

-Jan 9 2990, Andromeda resigns to fight the Khunds: Blok, Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Dawnstar, Dream Girl, Element Lad, Invisible Kid, Lightning Lass, Phantom Girl, Polar Boy, Saturn Girl, Sensor Girl, Shrinking Violet, Sun Boy, Tellus, Timber Wolf, Ultra Boy, Wildfire (18)

-Feb 26, Saturn Girl resigns because of the Validus Plague on Winath: Blok, Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Dawnstar, Dream Girl, Element Lad, Invisible Kid, Lightning Lass, Phantom Girl, Polar Boy, Sensor Girl, Shrinking Violet, Sun Boy, Tellus, Timber Wolf, Ultra Boy, Wildfire (17)

-March 17, Nightwind joins: Blok, Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Dawnstar, Dream Girl, Element Lad, Invisible Kid, Lightning Lass, Nightwind, Phantom Girl, Polar Boy, Sensor Girl, Shrinking Violet, Sun Boy, Tellus, Timber Wolf, Ultra Boy, Wildfire (18)

-April 12, Chameleon Boy accepts chairmanship of Brande Industries, resigns: Blok, Colossal Boy, Dawnstar, Dream Girl, Element Lad, Invisible Kid, Lightning Lass, Nightwind, Phantom Girl, Polar Boy, Sensor Girl, Shrinking Violet, Sun Boy, Tellus, Timber Wolf, Ultra Boy, Wildfire (17)

-April 14, Impulse joins: Blok, Colossal Boy, Dawnstar, Dream Girl, Element Lad, Impulse, Invisible Kid, Lightning Lass, Nightwind, Phantom Girl, Polar Boy, Sensor Girl, Shrinking Violet, Sun Boy, Tellus, Timber Wolf, Ultra Boy, Wildfire (18)

-Feb 10 2991, Atmos, Karate Kid join: Atmos, Blok, Colossal Boy, Dawnstar, Dream Girl, Element Lad, Impulse, Invisible Kid, Karate Kid, Lightning Lass, Nightwind, Phantom Girl, Polar Boy, Sensor Girl, Shrinking Violet, Sun Boy, Tellus, Timber Wolf, Ultra Boy, Wildfire (20)

-March 10, Sensor Girl resigns to resume her throne on Orando: Atmos, Blok, Colossal Boy, Dawnstar, Dream Girl, Element Lad, Impulse, Invisible Kid, Karate Kid, Lightning Lass, Nightwind, Phantom Girl, Polar Boy, Shrinking Violet, Sun Boy, Tellus, Timber Wolf, Ultra Boy, Wildfire (19)

-April 10, Phantom Girl (apparently) dies: Atmos, Blok, Colossal Boy, Dawnstar, Dream Girl, Element Lad, Impulse, Invisible Kid, Karate Kid, Lightning Lass, Nightwind, Polar Boy, Shrinking Violet, Sun Boy, Tellus, Timber Wolf, Ultra Boy, Wildfire (18)

-April 19, Atmos resigns: Blok, Colossal Boy, Dawnstar, Dream Girl, Element Lad, Impulse, Invisible Kid, Karate Kid, Lightning Lass, Nightwind, Polar Boy, Shrinking Violet, Sun Boy, Tellus, Timber Wolf, Ultra Boy, Wildfire (17)

-May 8, Ultra Boy resigns: Blok, Colossal Boy, Dawnstar, Dream Girl, Element Lad, Impulse, Invisible Kid, Karate Kid, Lightning Lass, Nightwind, Polar Boy, Shrinking Violet, Sun Boy, Tellus, Timber Wolf, Wildfire (16)

-May 28, Crystal Kid, Echo, Reflecto join: Blok, Crystal Kid, Colossal Boy, Dawnstar, Dream Girl, Echo, Element Lad, Impulse, Invisible Kid, Karate Kid, Lightning Lass, Nightwind, Polar Boy, Reflecto, Shrinking Violet, Sun Boy, Tellus, Timber Wolf, Wildfire (19)

-June 12, Shrinking Violet resigns to enter the Imskian military: Blok, Crystal Kid, Colossal Boy, Dawnstar, Dream Girl, Echo, Element Lad, Impulse, Invisible Kid, Karate Kid, Lightning Lass, Nightwind, Polar Boy, Reflecto, Sun Boy, Tellus, Timber Wolf, Wildfire (18)

-July 7, Reflecto dies: Blok, Crystal Kid, Colossal Boy, Dawnstar, Dream Girl, Echo, Element Lad, Impulse, Invisible Kid, Karate Kid, Lightning Lass, Nightwind, Polar Boy, Sun Boy, Tellus, Timber Wolf, Wildfire (17)

-August 12, Black Dawn. Wildfire believed killed, Timber Wolf critically injured: Blok, Crystal Kid, Colossal Boy, Dawnstar, Dream Girl, Echo, Element Lad, Impulse, Invisible Kid, Karate Kid, Lightning Lass, Nightwind, Polar Boy, Sun Boy, Tellus (15)

-August 13, Karate Kid resists arrest and flees Earth: Blok, Crystal Kid, Colossal Boy, Dawnstar, Dream Girl, Echo, Element Lad, Impulse, Invisible Kid, Lightning Lass, Nightwind, Polar Boy, Sun Boy, Tellus (14)

-August 15, Blok, Dawnstar, Dream Girl resign: Crystal Kid, Colossal Boy, Echo, Element Lad, Impulse, Invisible Kid, Lightning Lass, Nightwind, Polar Boy, Sun Boy, Tellus (11)

-August 17, Crystal Kid resigns: Colossal Boy, Echo, Element Lad, Impulse, Invisible Kid, Lightning Lass, Nightwind, Polar Boy, Sun Boy, Tellus (10)

-August 23, Element Lad resigns: Colossal Boy, Echo, Impulse, Invisible Kid, Lightning Lass, Nightwind, Polar Boy, Sun Boy, Tellus (9)

-September 1, Impulse resists arrest and flees Earth: Colossal Boy, Echo, Invisible Kid, Lightning Lass, Nightwind, Polar Boy, Sun Boy, Tellus (8)

-September 4, Echo, Tellus resign: Colossal Boy, Invisible Kid, Lightning Lass, Nightwind, Polar Boy, Sun Boy (6)

-September 12, Lightning Lass resigns: Colossal Boy, Invisible Kid, Nightwind, Polar Boy, Sun Boy (5)

-September 14, Sun Boy resigns: Colossal Boy, Invisible Kid, Nightwind, Polar Boy (4)

-September 24, Fire Lad joins: Colossal Boy, Fire Lad, Invisible Kid, Nightwind, Polar Boy (5)

-October 20, Chlorophyll Kid, Infectious Lass, Porcupine Pete, Visi-Lad join: Chlorophyll Kid, Colossal Boy, Fire Lad, Infectious Lass, Invisible Kid, Nightwind, Polar Boy, Porcupine Pete, Visi-Lad (9)

-November 27, Color Kid, Stone Boy join: Chlorophyll Kid, Color Kid, Colossal Boy, Fire Lad, Infectious Lass, Invisible Kid, Nightwind, Polar Boy, Porcupine Pete, Stone Boy, Visi-Lad (11)

-March 15, 2992, Storm Boy joins: Chlorophyll Kid, Color Kid, Colossal Boy, Fire Lad, Infectious Lass, Invisible Kid, Nightwind, Polar Boy, Porcupine Pete, Storm Boy, Stone Boy, Visi-Lad (12)

-March 28, Infectious Lass resigns, goes underground: Chlorophyll Kid, Color Kid, Colossal Boy, Fire Lad, Invisible Kid, Nightwind, Polar Boy, Porcupine Pete, Storm Boy, Stone Boy, Visi-Lad (11)

-April 9, Chlorophyll Kid, Color Kid, Porcupine Pete resign, go underground: Colossal Boy, Fire Lad, Invisible Kid, Nightwind, Polar Boy, Storm Boy, Stone Boy, Visi-Lad (8)

-May 27, Calamity King joins: Calamity King, Colossal Boy, Fire Lad, Invisible Kid, Nightwind, Polar Boy, Storm Boy, Stone Boy, Visi-Lad (9)

-June 30, Invisible Kid resigns, goes underground: Calamity King, Colossal Boy, Fire Lad, Nightwind, Polar Boy, Storm Boy, Stone Boy, Visi-Lad (8)

-July 6: Legion disbands.

After this come the Five Years Later stories. During this time, Legion membership was pretty fluid and unofficial. It’s kind of hard to tell who’s a Legionnaire and who isn’t. It’s hard to know what to call people! What follows reflects my best judgment, but there are grey areas.

-(LSH4 #1, Cham and Rokk decide to get the band back together): Chameleon Boy, Rokk Krinn (2)

-(LSH4 #3, Cham and Rokk do some recruiting on Rimbor): Chameleon Boy, Furball, Kono, Rokk Krinn, Ultra Boy (5)

-(LSH4 #7, the team rescues some people from Mordru): Chameleon Boy, Furball, Laurel Gand, Kono, Rokk Krinn, Ultra Boy, White Witch (7)

-(LSH4 #10, get-together on Winath, but Ultra Boy sent to the distant past by some kind of quantum bomb): Bounty, Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Element Lad, Furball, Laurel Gand, Kono, Rokk Krinn, Lightning Lass, Devlin O'Ryan, Celeste Rockfish, Shrinking Violet, White Witch (13)

-(LSH4 #11 , Tenzil comes aboard): Bounty, Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Element Lad, Furball, Laurel Gand, Tenzil Kem, Kono, Rokk Krinn, Lightning Lass, Devlin O'Ryan, Celeste Rockfish, Shrinking Violet, White Witch (14)

-(LSH4 #13, Kent Shakespeare rejoins): Bounty, Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Element Lad, Furball, Laurel Gand, Tenzil Kem, Kono, Rokk Krinn, Lightning Lass, Devlin O’Ryan, Celeste Rockfish, Kent Shakespeare, Shrinking Violet, White Witch (15)

-(LSH4 #19, Ultra Boy back in the fold): Bounty, Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Element Lad, Furball, Laurel Gand, Tenzil Kem, Kono, Rokk Krinn, Lightning Lass, Devlin O’Ryan, Celeste Rockfish, Kent Shakespeare, Shrinking Violet, Ultra Boy, White Witch (16)

-(LSH4 Annual #3, we lose Furball; I forget why): Bounty, Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Element Lad, Laurel Gand, Tenzil Kem, Kono, Rokk Krinn, Lightning Lass, Devlin O’Ryan, Celeste Rockfish, Kent Shakespeare, Shrinking Violet, Ultra Boy, White Witch (15)

-(LSH4 #36, the Bounty entity leaves Dawnstar): Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Dawnstar, Element Lad, Laurel Gand, Tenzil Kem, Kono, Rokk Krinn, Lightning Lass, Devlin O’Ryan, Celeste Rockfish, Kent Shakespeare, Shrinking Violet, Ultra Boy, White Witch (15)

-(LSH4 #41, the Legion and the SW6 batch trade leaders): Brainiac 5, Dawnstar, Element Lad, Laurel Gand, Invisible Kid, Tenzil Kem, Kono, Rokk Krinn, Lightning Lass, Devlin O’Ryan, Celeste Rockfish, Kent Shakespeare, Shrinking Violet, Ultra Boy, White Witch (15)

-(LSH4 #43, let's say Infectious Lass becomes a member): Brainiac 5, Dawnstar, Element Lad, Laurel Gand, Infectious Lass, Invisible Kid, Tenzil Kem, Kono, Rokk Krinn, Lightning Lass, Devlin O’Ryan, Celeste Rockfish, Kent Shakespeare, Shrinking Violet, Ultra Boy, White Witch (16)

-(LSH4 #44, the Khunds impose four new members on the Legion): Blood Claw, Brainiac 5, Dawnstar, Element Lad, Firefist, Flederweb, Laurel Gand, Infectious Lass, Invisible Kid, Tenzil Kem, Kono, Rokk Krinn, Lightning Lass, Devlin O’Ryan, Celeste Rockfish, Kent Shakespeare, Shrinking Violet, Ultra Boy, Veilmist, White Witch (20)

-(LSH4 #46, Blood Claw dies): Brainiac 5, Dawnstar, Element Lad, Firefist, Flederweb, Laurel Gand, Infectious Lass, Invisible Kid, Tenzil Kem, Kono, Rokk Krinn, Lightning Lass, Devlin O’Ryan, Celeste Rockfish, Kent Shakespeare, Shrinking Violet, Ultra Boy, Veilmist, White Witch (19)

-(LSH4 #47, Firefist dies): Brainiac 5, Dawnstar, Element Lad, Flederweb, Laurel Gand, Infectious Lass, Invisible Kid, Tenzil Kem, Kono, Rokk Krinn, Lightning Lass, Devlin O’Ryan, Celeste Rockfish, Kent Shakespeare, Shrinking Violet, Ultra Boy, Veilmist, White Witch (18)

-(LSH4 #48, the Khunds retract Veilmist and Flederweb): Brainiac 5, Dawnstar, Element Lad, Laurel Gand, Infectious Lass, Invisible Kid, Tenzil Kem, Kono, Rokk Krinn, Lightning Lass, Devlin O’Ryan, Celeste Rockfish, Kent Shakespeare, Shrinking Violet, Ultra Boy, White Witch (16)

-(LSH4 #50, Furball rejoins the team, while Kono, Element Lad and Dawnstar leave): Brainiac 5, Furball, Laurel Gand, Infectious Lass, Invisible Kid, Tenzil Kem, Rokk Krinn, Lightning Lass, Devlin O’Ryan, Celeste Rockfish, Kent Shakespeare, Shrinking Violet, Ultra Boy, White Witch (14)

-(LSH4 #54, many changes as Legion on the Run era starts): 5 (Brainiac 5), Emerald Dragon (Ultra Boy), Furball (Timber Wolf), Jewel (White Witch), Neon (Celeste), NRG (Wildfire), Polestar (Rokk Krinn), Pulse (Lightning Lass), Tiger Rose (Laurel Gand), Virus (Shrinking Violet), Wave (Spider Girl) (11)

-after this came the End of an Era storyline, in which characters were reappearing and disappearing extremely rapidly, and the whole notion of just who was an official member of the Legion was pretty much beside the point; I'm not even going to try to figure, for instance, whether Lightning Lad or Flederweb or Dawnstar rejoined the team at this time

SW6 Legion

(Haven’t done all of this yet. As noted above, I don’t have the ‘End of an Era’ stuff, which will handicap me.)

-(LSH4 #24, the SW6 batch, released from their chambers, is revealed): Andromeda, Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Element Lad, Ferro Lad, Invisible Kid, Karate Kid, Light Lass, Lightning Lad, Matter-Eater Lad, Phantom Girl, Princess Projectra, Saturn Girl, Shrinking Violet, Sun Boy, Triplicate Girl, Ultra Boy, Valor (20)

-(LSH4 #32, Chameleon Boy, Karate Kid, Princess Projectra killed): Andromeda, Brainiac 5, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Element Lad, Ferro Lad, Invisible Kid, Light Lass, Lightning Lad, Matter-Eater Lad, Phantom Girl, Saturn Girl, Shrinking Violet, Sun Boy, Triplicate Girl, Ultra Boy, Valor (17)

-(Ls #1, many name changes, adult Chameleon Boy joins as Chameleon, three other new members): Alchemist, Andromeda, Apparition, Brainiac 5, Catspaw, Chameleon, Computo, Cosmic Boy, Dragonmage, Ferro, Gossamer, Inferno, Invisible Kid, Leviathan, Live Wire, Matter-Eater Lad, Saturn Girl, Shrinking Violet, Triad, Ultra Boy, Valor (21)

-(Ls #11, Kid Quantum joins): Alchemist, Andromeda, Apparition, Brainiac 5, Catspaw, Chameleon, Computo, Cosmic Boy, Dragonmage, Ferro, Gossamer, Inferno, Invisible Kid, Kid Quantum, Leviathan, Live Wire, Matter-Eater Lad, Saturn Girl, Shrinking Violet, Triad, Ultra Boy, Valor (22)

-(circa ‘End of an Era’, Bouncing Boy, Dream Girl and Star Boy become members): Alchemist, Andromeda, Apparition, Bouncing Boy, Brainiac 5, Catspaw, Chameleon, Computo, Cosmic Boy, Dragonmage, Dream Girl, Ferro, Gossamer, Inferno, Invisible Kid, Kid Quantum, Leviathan, Live Wire, Matter-Eater Lad, Saturn Girl, Shrinking Violet, Star Boy, Triad, Ultra Boy, Valor (25)


Reboot Legion

-(LSH4 #0: Legion founded) Cosmic Boy, Live Wire, Saturn Girl (3)

-(Ls #0: Apparition, Triad join) Apparition, Cosmic Boy, Live Wire, Saturn Girl, Triad (5)

-(LSH4 #62: first round of draftees joins team, Kid Quantum dies) Apparition, Chameleon, Cosmic Boy, Invisible Kid, Leviathan, Live Wire, Saturn Girl, Triad, XS (9)

-(LSH4 #63: Brainiac 5 reports in) Apparition, Brainiac 5, Chameleon, Cosmic Boy, Invisible Kid, Leviathan, Live Wire, Saturn Girl, Triad, XS (10)

-(LSH4 #64: Live Wire replaced by Spark) Apparition, Brainiac 5, Chameleon, Cosmic Boy, Invisible Kid, Leviathan, Saturn Girl, Spark, Triad, XS (10)

-(LSH4 #66: Andromeda, Shrinking Violet, Kinetix join) Andromeda, Apparition, Brainiac 5, Chameleon, Cosmic Boy, Invisible Kid, Kinetix, Leviathan, Saturn Girl, Shrinking Violet, Spark, Triad, XS (13)

-(LSH4 #6 Annual: Kinetix depowered) Andromeda, Apparition, Brainiac 5, Chameleon, Cosmic Boy, Invisible Kid, Leviathan, Saturn Girl, Shrinking Violet, Spark, Triad, XS (12)

-(Ls #2 Annual: Andromeda, Apparition apparently die) Brainiac 5, Chameleon, Cosmic Boy, Invisible Kid, Leviathan, Saturn Girl, Shrinking Violet, Spark, Triad, XS (10)

-(LSH4 #74: XS lost in time travel) Brainiac 5, Chameleon, Cosmic Boy, Invisible Kid, Leviathan, Saturn Girl, Shrinking Violet, Spark, Triad (9)

-(LSH4 #76: Gates, Star Boy join the team) Brainiac 5, Chameleon, Cosmic Boy, Gates, Invisible Kid, Leviathan, Saturn Girl, Shrinking Violet, Spark, Star Boy, Triad (11)

-(LSH4 #80/Ls #37: Element Lad, Live Wire, Ultra Boy, M'Onel join; Kinetix, XS return) Brainiac 5, Chameleon, Cosmic Boy, Element Lad, Gates, Invisible Kid, Kinetix, Leviathan, Live Wire, M'Onel, Saturn Girl, Shrinking Violet, Spark, Star Boy, Triad, Ultra Boy, XS (17)

-(LSH4 #82: Apparition reappears) Apparition, Brainiac 5, Chameleon, Cosmic Boy, Element Lad, Gates, Invisible Kid, Kinetix, Leviathan, Live Wire, M'Onel, Saturn Girl, Shrinking Violet, Spark, Star Boy, Triad, Ultra Boy, XS (18)

-(LSH4 #83: Leviathan dies) Apparition, Brainiac 5, Chameleon, Cosmic Boy, Element Lad, Gates, Invisible Kid, Kinetix, Live Wire, M'Onel, Saturn Girl, Shrinking Violet, Spark, Star Boy, Triad, Ultra Boy, XS (17)

-(Ls #43: Magno, Sensor, Umbra join) Apparition, Brainiac 5, Chameleon, Cosmic Boy, Element Lad, Gates, Invisible Kid, Kinetix, Live Wire, Magno, M'Onel, Saturn Girl, Sensor, Shrinking Violet, Spark, Star Boy, Triad, Ultra Boy, Umbra, XS (20)

-(LSH4 #93: Ferro joins) Apparition, Brainiac 5, Chameleon, Cosmic Boy, Element Lad, Ferro, Gates, Invisible Kid, Kinetix, Live Wire, Magno, M'Onel, Saturn Girl, Sensor, Shrinking Violet, Spark, Star Boy, Triad, Ultra Boy, Umbra, XS (21)

-(Ls #52: Magno, depowered, leaves Legion; Shrinking Violet becomes LeViathan; Monstress joins) Apparition, Brainiac 5, Chameleon, Cosmic Boy, Element Lad, Ferro, Gates, Invisible Kid, Kinetix, LeViathan, Live Wire, M'Onel, Monstress, Saturn Girl, Sensor, Spark, Star Boy, Triad, Ultra Boy, Umbra, XS (21)

-(Ls #60: Karate Kid, Kid Quantum join; Chameleon, Sensor quit) Apparition, Brainiac 5, Cosmic Boy, Element Lad, Ferro, Gates, Invisible Kid, Karate Kid, Kid Quantum, Kinetix, LeViathan, Live Wire, M'Onel, Monstress, Saturn Girl, Spark, Star Boy, Triad, Ultra Boy, Umbra, XS (21)

-(LSH4 #108: Chameleon, Sensor rejoin) Apparition, Brainiac 5, Chameleon, Cosmic Boy, Element Lad, Ferro, Gates, Invisible Kid, Karate Kid, Kid Quantum, Kinetix, LeViathan, Live Wire, M'Onel, Monstress, Saturn Girl, Sensor, Spark, Star Boy, Triad, Ultra Boy, Umbra, XS (23)

-(LSH4 #110: Thunder joins) Apparition, Brainiac 5, Chameleon, Cosmic Boy, Element Lad, Ferro, Gates, Invisible Kid, Karate Kid, Kid Quantum, Kinetix, LeViathan, Live Wire, M'Onel, Monstress, Saturn Girl, Sensor, Spark, Star Boy, Thunder, Triad, Ultra Boy, Umbra, XS (24)

-(Ls #68: Star Boy suspended, later resigns) Apparition, Brainiac 5, Chameleon, Cosmic Boy, Element Lad, Ferro, Gates, Invisible Kid, Karate Kid, Kid Quantum, Kinetix, LeViathan, Live Wire, M'Onel, Monstress, Saturn Girl, Sensor, Spark, Thunder, Triad, Ultra Boy, Umbra, XS (23)

-(Ls #81: Thunder resigns) Apparition, Brainiac 5, Chameleon, Cosmic Boy, Element Lad, Ferro, Gates, Invisible Kid, Karate Kid, Kid Quantum, Kinetix, LeViathan, Live Wire, M'Onel, Monstress, Saturn Girl, Sensor, Spark, Triad, Ultra Boy, Umbra, XS (22)

Now we're into the period of Legion Lost and Legion Worlds. Officially the Legion is disbanded during most of this time, but there are still groups of Legionnaires keeping the faith, and behaving in a Legionlike way. In my mind, it's something of a grey area. Complicating things is the time factor: the stories in Legion Worlds take place roughly concurrently with those of Legion Lost (and, I think, with each other!). Intrepid correspondent Reboot recommends that only those Legionnaires who are with the Lost team or working with R.J. Brande be considered to be part of the Legion during this time, and I guess that's at least as good a way of doing it as any.

-(Legion Worlds #6.2: Legion disbands. Some Legionnaires active on the other side of the rift or with R.J. Brande. Gear, Chuck Taine join. Other Legionnaires scattered to various fates.) Lost group: Brainiac 5, Chameleon, Kid Quantum, Live Wire, Monstress, Saturn Girl, Ultra Boy, Umbra (8)
Brande's group: Cosmic Boy, Gear, Invisible Kid, LeViathan, Sensor, Chuck Taine, Triad (7)

-(Legion Lost #3: Shikari, Wildfire join the Lost group) Brainiac 5, Chameleon, Kid Quantum, Live Wire, Monstress, Saturn Girl, Shikari, Ultra Boy, Umbra, Wildfire (10)

-(Legion Lost #11: Monstress dies) Brainiac 5, Chameleon, Kid Quantum, Live Wire, Saturn Girl, Shikari, Ultra Boy, Umbra, Wildfire (9)

-(Legion Lost #12: Live Wire dies) Brainiac 5, Chameleon, Kid Quantum, Saturn Girl, Shikari, Ultra Boy, Umbra, Wildfire (8)

-(Legion #3: the two groups are back together, Spark returns) Brainiac 5, Chameleon, Cosmic Boy, Gear, Invisible Kid, Kid Quantum, LeViathan, Saturn Girl, Sensor, Shikari, Spark, Chuck Taine, Triad, Ultra Boy, Umbra, Wildfire (16)

-(Legion #4: Gates rescued) Brainiac 5, Chameleon, Cosmic Boy, Gates, Gear, Invisible Kid, Kid Quantum, LeViathan, Saturn Girl, Sensor, Shikari, Spark, Chuck Taine, Triad, Ultra Boy, Umbra, Wildfire (17)

-(Legion #6: M'Onel rescued) Brainiac 5, Chameleon, Cosmic Boy, Gates, Gear, Invisible Kid, Kid Quantum, LeViathan, M'Onel, Saturn Girl, Sensor, Shikari, Spark, Chuck Taine, Triad, Ultra Boy, Umbra, Wildfire (18)

-(Legion #7: Kinetix rejoins team (as Terrorform)) Brainiac 5, Chameleon, Cosmic Boy, Gates, Gear, Invisible Kid, Kid Quantum, Kinetix, LeViathan, M'Onel, Saturn Girl, Sensor, Shikari, Spark, Chuck Taine, Triad, Ultra Boy, Umbra, Wildfire (19)

-(Legion #10: Star Boy, XS rejoin team; Umbra, depowered, takes leave of absence) Brainiac 5, Chameleon, Cosmic Boy, Gates, Gear, Invisible Kid, Kid Quantum, Kinetix, LeViathan, M'Onel, Saturn Girl, Sensor, Shikari, Spark, Star Boy, Chuck Taine, Triad, Ultra Boy, Wildfire, XS (20)

-(Legion #11: Apparition rejoins team) Apparition, Brainiac 5, Chameleon, Cosmic Boy, Gates, Gear, Invisible Kid, Kid Quantum, Kinetix, LeViathan, M'Onel, Saturn Girl, Sensor, Shikari, Spark, Star Boy, Chuck Taine, Triad, Ultra Boy, Wildfire, XS (21)

-(Legion #13: Timber Wolf joins team) Apparition, Brainiac 5, Chameleon, Cosmic Boy, Gates, Gear, Invisible Kid, Kid Quantum, Kinetix, LeViathan, M'Onel, Saturn Girl, Sensor, Shikari, Spark, Star Boy, Chuck Taine, Timber Wolf, Triad, Ultra Boy, Wildfire, XS (22)

-(Legion #22: Ferro, Karate Kid rejoin team) Apparition, Brainiac 5, Chameleon, Cosmic Boy, Ferro, Gates, Gear, Invisible Kid, Karate Kid, Kid Quantum, Kinetix, LeViathan, M'Onel, Saturn Girl, Sensor, Shikari, Spark, Star Boy, Chuck Taine, Timber Wolf, Triad, Ultra Boy, Wildfire, XS (24)

-(Legion #23: Dreamer joins team) Apparition, Brainiac 5, Chameleon, Cosmic Boy, Dreamer, Ferro, Gates, Gear, Invisible Kid, Karate Kid, Kid Quantum, Kinetix, LeViathan, M'Onel, Saturn Girl, Sensor, Shikari, Spark, Star Boy, Chuck Taine, Timber Wolf, Triad, Ultra Boy, Wildfire, XS (25)

-(Legion #24: Umbra rejoins team) Apparition, Brainiac 5, Chameleon, Cosmic Boy, Dreamer, Ferro, Gates, Gear, Invisible Kid, Karate Kid, Kid Quantum, Kinetix, LeViathan, M'Onel, Saturn Girl, Sensor, Shikari, Spark, Star Boy, Chuck Taine, Timber Wolf, Triad, Ultra Boy, Umbra, Wildfire, XS (26)

-(Legion #26: Superboy joins team (note: Superboy had joined the Legion in an official way during stories in which the Legion visited the 20th century, but I don't consider him to be really on the team until this point)) Apparition, Brainiac 5, Chameleon, Cosmic Boy, Dreamer, Ferro, Gates, Gear, Invisible Kid, Karate Kid, Kid Quantum, Kinetix, LeViathan, M'Onel, Saturn Girl, Sensor, Shikari, Spark, Superboy, Star Boy, Chuck Taine, Timber Wolf, Triad, Ultra Boy, Umbra, Wildfire, XS (27)

-(Legion #33: Live Wire rejoins team) Apparition, Brainiac 5, Chameleon, Cosmic Boy, Dreamer, Ferro, Gates, Gear, Invisible Kid, Karate Kid, Kid Quantum, Kinetix, LeViathan, Live Wire, M'Onel, Saturn Girl, Sensor, Shikari, Spark, Superboy, Star Boy, Chuck Taine, Timber Wolf, Triad, Ultra Boy, Umbra, Wildfire, XS (28)

Threeboot Legion

Founding: Cosmic Boy, Lightning Lad, Saturn Girl (3)

Before series begins: Atom Girl, Brainiac 5, Chameleon, Cosmic Boy, Dream Girl, Element Lad, Karate Kid, Light Lass, Lightning Lad, Micro Lad, Phantom Girl, Princess Projectra, Saturn Girl, Shadow Lass, Star Boy, Sun Boy, Triplicate Girl, Ultra Boy (18)

-(LSH5 #1, Invisible Kid joins): Atom Girl, Brainiac 5, Chameleon, Cosmic Boy, Dream Girl, Element Lad, Invisible Kid, Karate Kid, Light Lass, Lightning Lad, Micro Lad, Phantom Girl, Princess Projectra, Saturn Girl, Shadow Lass, Star Boy, Sun Boy, Triplicate Girl, Ultra Boy (19)

-(LSH5 #10, Dream Girl dies): Atom Girl, Brainiac 5, Chameleon, Cosmic Boy, Element Lad, Invisible Kid, Karate Kid, Light Lass, Lightning Lad, Micro Lad, Phantom Girl, Princess Projectra, Saturn Girl, Shadow Lass, Star Boy, Sun Boy, Triplicate Girl, Ultra Boy (18)

-(LSH5 #13, Sun Boy quits): Atom Girl, Brainiac 5, Chameleon, Cosmic Boy, Element Lad, Invisible Kid, Karate Kid, Light Lass, Lightning Lad, Micro Lad, Phantom Girl, Princess Projectra, Saturn Girl, Shadow Lass, Star Boy, Triplicate Girl, Ultra Boy (17)

-(LSH5 #17, Timber Wolf is new member, Supergirl joins at end of issue): Atom Girl, Brainiac 5, Chameleon, Cosmic Boy, Element Lad, Invisible Kid, Karate Kid, Light Lass, Lightning Lad, Micro Lad, Phantom Girl, Princess Projectra, Saturn Girl, Shadow Lass, Star Boy, Supergirl, Timber Wolf, Triplicate Girl, Ultra Boy (19)

-(LSH5 #18, Dream Boy joins): Atom Girl, Brainiac 5, Chameleon, Cosmic Boy, Dream Boy, Element Lad, Invisible Kid, Karate Kid, Light Lass, Lightning Lad, Micro Lad, Phantom Girl, Princess Projectra, Saturn Girl, Shadow Lass, Star Boy, Supergirl, Timber Wolf, Triplicate Girl, Ultra Boy (20)

-(LSH5 #19, Dream Girl ‘resurrected’; she’s obviously not on full-time duty like the other Legionnaires, but she’s there and she’s helping, so I’m counting it): Atom Girl, Brainiac 5, Chameleon, Cosmic Boy, Dream Boy, Dream Girl, Element Lad, Invisible Kid, Karate Kid, Light Lass, Lightning Lad, Micro Lad, Phantom Girl, Princess Projectra, Saturn Girl, Shadow Lass, Star Boy, Supergirl, Timber Wolf, Triplicate Girl, Ultra Boy (21)

-(LSH5 #25, Mon-El joins, as far as I can tell): Atom Girl, Brainiac 5, Chameleon, Cosmic Boy, Dream Boy, Dream Girl, Element Lad, Invisible Kid, Karate Kid, Light Lass, Lightning Lad, Micro Lad, Mon-El, Phantom Girl, Princess Projectra, Saturn Girl, Shadow Lass, Star Boy, Supergirl, Timber Wolf, Triplicate Girl, Ultra Boy (22)

-(LSH5 #30, Mon-El returns to the Phantom Zone, Cosmic Boy travels to the future): Atom Girl, Brainiac 5, Chameleon, Dream Boy, Dream Girl, Element Lad, Invisible Kid, Karate Kid, Light Lass, Lightning Lad, Micro Lad, Phantom Girl, Princess Projectra, Saturn Girl, Shadow Lass, Star Boy, Supergirl, Timber Wolf, Triplicate Girl, Ultra Boy (20)

-(LSH5 #36, Supergirl returns to 21st century): Atom Girl, Brainiac 5, Chameleon, Dream Boy, Dream Girl, Element Lad, Invisible Kid, Karate Kid, Light Lass, Lightning Lad, Micro Lad, Phantom Girl, Princess Projectra, Saturn Girl, Shadow Lass, Star Boy, Timber Wolf, Triplicate Girl, Ultra Boy (19)

-(LSH5 #43, Karate Kid and Triplicate Girl disappear): Atom Girl, Brainiac 5, Chameleon, Dream Boy, Dream Girl, Element Lad, Invisible Kid, Light Lass, Lightning Lad, Micro Lad, Phantom Girl, Princess Projectra, Saturn Girl, Shadow Lass, Star Boy, Timber Wolf, Ultra Boy (17)

-(LSH5 #48, Sun Boy rejoins, Gazelle joins): Atom Girl, Brainiac 5, Chameleon, Dream Boy, Dream Girl, Element Lad, Gazelle, Invisible Kid, Light Lass, Lightning Lad, Micro Lad, Phantom Girl, Princess Projectra, Saturn Girl, Shadow Lass, Star Boy, Sun Boy, Timber Wolf, Ultra Boy (19)

Animated Series

Founding: Cosmic Boy, Lightning Lad, Saturn Girl (3)

Before series starts: Blok, Bouncing Boy, Brainiac 5, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Dream Girl, Element Lad, Lightning Lad, Phantom Girl, Saturn Girl, Shrinking Violet, Sun Boy, Triplicate Girl, Tyroc (14)

-(Episode 1-1, Superman joins): Blok, Bouncing Boy, Brainiac 5, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Dream Girl, Element Lad, Lightning Lad, Phantom Girl, Saturn Girl, Shrinking Violet, Sun Boy, Superman, Triplicate Girl, Tyroc (15)

-(Episode 1-2, Timber Wolf joins): Blok, Bouncing Boy, Brainiac 5, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Dream Girl, Element Lad, Lightning Lad, Phantom Girl, Saturn Girl, Shrinking Violet, Sun Boy, Superman, Timber Wolf, Triplicate Girl, Tyroc (16)

-(Episode 1-9, Matter-Eater Lad, Star Boy join): Blok, Bouncing Boy, Brainiac 5, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Dream Girl, Element Lad, Lightning Lad, Matter-Eater Lad, Phantom Girl, Saturn Girl, Shrinking Violet, Star Boy, Sun Boy, Superman, Timber Wolf, Triplicate Girl, Tyroc (18)

-(Episode 1-11, Ferro Lad joins): Blok, Bouncing Boy, Brainiac 5, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Dream Girl, Element Lad, Ferro Lad, Lightning Lad, Matter-Eater Lad, Phantom Girl, Saturn Girl, Shrinking Violet, Star Boy, Sun Boy, Superman, Timber Wolf, Triplicate Girl, Tyroc (19)

-(Episode 1-13, Ferro Lad dies): Blok, Bouncing Boy, Brainiac 5, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Dream Girl, Element Lad, Lightning Lad, Matter-Eater Lad, Phantom Girl, Saturn Girl, Shrinking Violet, Star Boy, Sun Boy, Superman, Timber Wolf, Triplicate Girl, Tyroc (18)

-(Episode 2-1, Chameleon Boy joins before episode, Triplicate Girl becomes Duo Damsel around now, or so I'm projecting): Blok, Bouncing Boy, Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Dream Girl, Duo Damsel, Element Lad, Lightning Lad, Matter-Eater Lad, Phantom Girl, Saturn Girl, Shrinking Violet, Star Boy, Sun Boy, Superman, Timber Wolf, Tyroc (19)

-(Episode 2-3, Superman-X seems to be a member now): Blok, Bouncing Boy, Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Dream Girl, Duo Damsel, Element Lad, Lightning Lad, Matter-Eater Lad, Phantom Girl, Saturn Girl, Shrinking Violet, Star Boy, Sun Boy, Superman, Superman-X, Timber Wolf, Tyroc (20)

-(Episode 2-5, Karate Kid and Nemesis Kid join): Blok, Bouncing Boy, Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Dream Girl, Duo Damsel, Element Lad, Karate Kid, Lightning Lad, Matter-Eater Lad, Nemesis Kid, Phantom Girl, Saturn Girl, Shrinking Violet, Star Boy, Sun Boy, Superman, Superman-X, Timber Wolf, Tyroc (22)

-(Episode 2-9, Ultra Boy seems to have joined at some point): Blok, Bouncing Boy, Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Dream Girl, Duo Damsel, Element Lad, Karate Kid, Lightning Lad, Matter-Eater Lad, Nemesis Kid, Phantom Girl, Saturn Girl, Shrinking Violet, Star Boy, Sun Boy, Superman, Superman-X, Timber Wolf, Tyroc, Ultra Boy (23)

-(Episode 2-12, Chemical King, Dawnstar, Invisible Kid and XS appear in a crowd scene, and I choose to believe that they're Legionnaires): Blok, Bouncing Boy, Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Chemical King, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Dawnstar, Dream Girl, Duo Damsel, Element Lad, Invisible Kid, Karate Kid, Lightning Lad, Matter-Eater Lad, Nemesis Kid, Phantom Girl, Saturn Girl, Shrinking Violet, Star Boy, Sun Boy, Superman, Superman-X, Timber Wolf, Tyroc, Ultra Boy, XS (27)

-(Episode 2-13, Duo Damsel becomes Triplicate Girl again, Brainiac 5 quits, Superman-X joins officially (which I don't buy; see my review of Episode 2-3) and goes home): Blok, Bouncing Boy, Chameleon Boy, Chemical King, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Dawnstar, Dream Girl, Element Lad, Invisible Kid, Karate Kid, Lightning Lad, Matter-Eater Lad, Nemesis Kid, Phantom Girl, Saturn Girl, Shrinking Violet, Star Boy, Sun Boy, Superman, Timber Wolf, Triplicate Girl, Tyroc, Ultra Boy, XS (25)

-(LSH31C #18, which takes place sometime after the end of Season 2, the White Witch is a Legionnaire, and Brainiac 5 has rejoined at some point (he was never not a member during the run of LSH31C)): Blok, Bouncing Boy, Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Chemical King, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Dawnstar, Dream Girl, Element Lad, Invisible Kid, Karate Kid, Lightning Lad, Matter-Eater Lad, Nemesis Kid, Phantom Girl, Saturn Girl, Shrinking Violet, Star Boy, Sun Boy, Superman, Timber Wolf, Triplicate Girl, Tyroc, Ultra Boy, White Witch, XS (27)

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19 Comments:

Blogger Reboot said...

You miss that (post-LSH4 110, pre-Rift) Thunder and Star Boy resign in Lgs 81.

ERG-1/Wildfire's a tricky one - either he joins in Lgs 81, LSH4 125 or Lost #3. Ask me depending on which day of the week it is...

As for the Rift, I do **NOT** count them as all having continuous service over that. I only count those on either the Lost team or Brande's "Legion Subterfuge Squad" (including Triad and those building Legion World). As such:
*Gates and Element Lad "leave" force majeure between the events of LSH 125 and LW 6/2 & Lost 1.
*Apparition, Spark, M'Onel, Kinetix, Ferro, Karate Kid and Magno (if he counts) leave freely and, relatively speaking, of their own will after the formal disbandment.
*Monstress & Live Wire, of course, die (With Garth technically resigning first)
*Shikari, Chuck & Gear join (Arguably, Wildfire too).

That leaves the following as having continuous service:

[Lost] Saturn Girl, Brainiac 5[.1], Chameleon, Kid Quantum (Jazmin Cullen), Ultra Boy, Umbra, [Brande/Subs] Cosmic Boy, Invisible Kid, Violet, Sensor and Triad.

Everyone else either joins during the year, leaves/dies during the year or rejoins after they regroup in Legion #3.

PS: The actual formal disbanding's in Legion Worlds #6/2, not LSH125...

2:58 PM  
Blogger Matthew E said...

Thanks. I responded to this on the Legion World thread. I know there's a lot here I have to fix and fill in.

Keep 'em coming!

3:27 PM  
Blogger Greybird said...

Dawnstar joined, actually, in her debut issue of Superboy 226, one of the issues you were missing. Her second appearance is in 229.

(Some of us would have added to threads elsewhere, but are in never-explained, involuntary exile, and cannot do so.)

5:06 AM  
Blogger Matthew E said...

Huh. I wonder how I got that wrong. Thanks.

6:59 AM  
Anonymous John M said...

If my memory is working today, Superboy never truly resigned. He just left to go home with the post-hypnotic suggestion from Saturn Girl never to return. But anyway, it think it was LSH 259. Of course, he never returned to active duty. KK and QP were married and offically became reserve members in LSH Annual 2, although they left on leave prior to LSH Annual 1. As far as Tyroc goes, I don't remember seeing him much. There were several appearances after his debut, and then he didn't show up again until LSH 263-265, at the end of which Marzal went back into its other dimension. Other than a cameo in the Secrets of LSH mini and maybe in LSH 300, I don't think Tyroc popped up again until TMK. Other than those very minor points, everything else looks solid up to the 5 year gap. I'll finish the article later.

1:48 PM  
Blogger Michael said...

More updates:

Lightning Lad and Saturn Girl resigned when they got married, S/LSH 237-ish. They rejoined around issue 244 at the conclusion of Earthwar.

Tyroc left when Marzal retreated into its own dimension, LSH 265. He never formally resigned, though, as far as I can recall, and made a couple cameo appearances after that (LSH 300, Secrets of the LSH miniseries).

10:53 PM  
Blogger Luke said...

Matthew --

This doesn't have a whole lot to do with your awesome chronology here, but I thought I might bring something to your attention regarding the 2x+unboot Legion.

According to the DC Solicits for October, the 2x+unboot crew will be part of a story starting in "Action Comics" #858 entitled "Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes." Oddly the solicitation specifically says "the original Legion of Super-Heroes returns!" So it will be very interesting to see just where this particular story leads.

Also, since I am commenting, wanted to say that this chronology is very cool and very interesting to see the large roster broken down in such a way. Who's your favorite Legionaire? I don't have much experience with them, but Lightning Lad is pretty cool, and I like Ultra Boy from what little I have seen of him. Plus his powers amuse me.

Thanks!

11:15 AM  
Blogger Matthew E said...

Luke: I saw that, thanks. And I am planning on getting that run of Action, although I suspect we won't be getting all the answers we want yet. I think it's... disingenuous of DC to present this crew as the original Legion, but it's their show. I guess there'd be no point in DC using them at all if they weren't going to pretend that they were the originals.

Thanks for the kind words. It's hard for me to isolate a favourite Legionnaire; I like different ones at different times. Brainiac 5 would probably always make the short list. I like how Waid has characterized Cosmic Boy, Invisible Kid, Chameleon and Dream Girl. I liked Shikari. I like what they've done with Bouncing Boy on the cartoon, and Lightning Lad too for that matter.

More than the individual Legionnaires, though, I like the concept of the Legion as a team and how it makes the Legionnaires more than they would be on their own.

11:43 AM  
Blogger Matthew E said...

Mid-1970s corrections made; reboot corrections to come.

3:45 PM  
Blogger Matthew E said...

Reboot corrections made. 5YL material to follow. Once that's done I think I'm finished, except for:

- ongoing membership changes
- any corrections or additions anyone has for me
- I suppose I'll have to start a section for the 2x+unboot Legion if it turns out they have legs
- I probably won't have a section for the LSH31C comic book Legion, as I imagine their membership is going to be driven by the animated series. But we'll see

11:09 AM  
Blogger Blue Tyson said...

Nifty list.

Nasty job to do. :)

5:25 AM  
Blogger Matthew E said...

No, no, it's fun!

The only hard part is in the 5YL stories where you read a comic and you realize that Such-and-Such Lad has been a Legionnaire for a while now and you have to go back through the earlier issues again to see where he caught on to the team.

10:06 AM  
Blogger Marianna said...

Amazing. I got interested in the Legion from the new cartoon series. I had no idea it was so huge!

2:53 PM  
Blogger Matthew E said...

Oh, yeah, there's enough to get into to any level of interest you have. Welcome aboard!

12:27 AM  
Blogger Marianna said...

Thanks :)

10:16 AM  
Blogger Matthew E said...

Okay, I pumped a lot more information into the Five Years Later section, and I think I'm pretty much done, except for whatever ongoing changes there are with the threeboot and animated Legions. Don't ask me what I'm going to do about Geoff Johns's revival Legion; I'll worry about that if they ever get their own ongoing title.

10:52 PM  
Blogger Matthew E said...

Updated threeboot and animated chronological rosters.

11:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excellent job! I'm impressed at the level of detail.

By the way, Brainiac 5 was arrested at the end of Legionnaires 32. I think that would count as him leaving the team, briefly anyway. He would come back in LSH 79, just before Live Wire and the others showed up again.

12:32 PM  
Blogger Matthew E said...

I'll take another look at it. Sometimes there's a grey area between a character really being off the team and just being away for a while. Thanks!

1:11 PM  

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