3000-3009: A Decade in Review
Let's all cast our minds back to 990 years in the future.
January, 2000: The “Widening Rifts” storyline concludes, and as it does so, the series Legion of Super-Heroes Volume 4 and Legionnaires come to an end after 125 and 81 issues, respectively.
January, 2000: First issue of the miniseries Titans/Legion of Super-Heroes: Universe Ablaze.
March 1, 2000: First issue of the limited series Legion Lost. Introduction of Shikari, one of four new Legionnaires to be created and join the team in this decade.
January 3, 2001: Panels from Legion Lost #11 (Abnett-Lanning/Coipel-Lanning).
February 21, 2001: First issue of the Elseworlds series Superboy's Legion.
April 18, 2001: First issue of the limited series Legion Worlds.
October 24, 2001: First issue of The Legion, the fifth ongoing series to star the Legion of Super-Heroes as title characters.
July 24, 2002: Panels from The Legion #10 (Abnett-Lanning/Walker-Andrasofszky-Coipel-Lanning).
July 6, 2003: The message boards at www.legionworld.net open for business.
November 25, 2003: TwoMorrows publishes The Legion Companion, a collection of interviews with Legion creators from over the years.
August 11, 2004: Panels from The Legion #37 (Simone/Jurgens-Smith).
September 29, 2004: With the publication of the Titans/Legion of Super-Heroes Special, the reboot Legion goes into limbo and the threeboot Legion is introduced.
November, 2004: TwoMorrows publishes Best of the Legion Outpost, a collection of the best articles from the pivotal APA.
December 29, 2004: First issue of Legion of Super-Heroes Volume 5, the sixth ongoing series to star the Legion of Super-Heroes as title characters.
February 2, 2005: First-ever blogpost on Legion Abstract.
April, 2005: Publication of Chris Roberson's novel Here, There and Everywhere, a time-travel novel containing a cameo appearance by three futuristic teenagers bearing a striking resemblance to Lightning Lad, Cosmic Boy and Saturn Girl.
June 22, 2005: Panels from Legion of Super-Heroes #7 (Waid/Kitson-Thibert-Pascoe).
November 8, 2005: First-ever blogpost on the Legion Omnicom.
December 4, 2005: First-ever blogpost on Get-A-Life Boy's LSH Blog.
March 22, 2006: With issue #16, the comic book Legion of Super-Heroes is retitled Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes.
April 15, 2006: The cartoon series Justice League Unlimited broadcasts its episode “Far From Home,” guest-starring the Legion of Super-Heroes.
May 25, 2006: Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes #18 introduces Dream Boy, also known as Rol Purtha of Naltor, second of four new Legionnaires to be introduced and to join the team this decade.
July 9, 2006: Debut of the Legion Wiki (as far as I can tell).
September 23, 2006: First episode of the animated series Legion of Super-Heroes airs on the CW network.
December 6, 2006: The last page of Justice Society of America #1 shows a glimpse of Dawnstar's arm, giving us our first hint of the existence of the retroboot Legion.
December 27, 2006: Panels from Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes #25 (Waid/Kitson-Gray).
April 4, 2007: First issue of the five-issue story “The Lightning Saga”, a Justice League/Justice Society crossover, in which the retroboot Legion is introduced.
April 18, 2007: First issue of the comic-book Legion of Super-Heroes in the 31st Century, a Johnny DC title based on the cartoon and the seventh ongoing series to star the Legion of Super-Heroes as title characters.
July 18, 2007: Panels from Legion of Super-Heroes in the 31st Century #4 (Boylan/Uy).
August 3, 2007: McDonald's offers figurines of eight characters from the Legion cartoon as Happy Meal toys: Superman, Lightning Lad, Brainiac 5, Timber Wolf, Bouncing Boy, Tharok, Validus, and Mano.
August 22, 2007: Panels from Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes #33 (Bedard/Calero).
September 22, 2007: First episode of the second season of Legion of Super-Heroes introduces the character Kell-El, also known as Superman-X, third of four new Legionnaires to be introduced and to join the team this decade.
October 31, 2007: First issue of the six-part story “Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes” in Action Comics, in which we first see the retroboot Legion in their native setting.
December 26, 2007: Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes reverts to its previous title, Legion of Super-Heroes. The new creative team on the book includes up-and-coming artist Francis Manapul and old-school Legion writer Jim Shooter. Issue #37 introduces Gazelle, also known as Giselle Smith of Triton, fourth of four new Legionnaires to be introduced and to join the team this decade.
January 30, 2008: Panels from Action Comics #861 (Johns/Frank-Sibal).
February 27, 2008: Fiftieth anniversary of the Legion of Super-Heroes.
February 27, 2008: Panels from Legion of Super-Heroes #39 (Shooter/Manapul-Livesay).
May 27, 2008: First Legion podcast from the Super Future Friends.
July 9, 2008: Panels from Legion of Super-Heroes in the 31st Century #16 (Manning/McManus).
August 20, 2008: First issue of the limited series Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds, a crossover featuring the reboot, threeboot and retroboot Legions, with art by George Perez.
September 2, 2008: Sequart Books publishes Teenagers from the Future, a book of essays about the Legion.
October 7, 2008: The Legion of Substitute Podcasters announces its first podcast.
January 15, 2009: Lightning Lad, Saturn Girl, and Cosmic Boy guest-star on an episode of Smallville.
January 28, 2009: Panels from final issue of Legion of Super-Heroes volume 5 (Thyme/Bachs-Livesay).
April 29, 2009: Panels from Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds #4 (Johns/Perez-Koblish).
May 15, 2009: Mattel releases a set of four Legion action figures, including Lightning Lad, Saturn Girl, Cosmic Boy and Brainiac 5.
July 22, 2009: Long-awaited fifth and final issue of Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds.
August 12, 2009: Issue #1 of Adventure Comics volume 2, which would feature the Legion of Super-Heroes in backup stories for a few issues.
September 9, 2009: DC Comics announces that Paul Levitz will become the new writer for a regular Legion of Super-Heroes run in Adventure Comics starting sometime in the next decade.
October 14, 2009: Panels from Adventure Comics #3 (Johns-Shoemaker/Henry).