Saturday, June 13, 2020

Current Legion of Super-Heroes Roster

I've probably told this story before, but starting in the early '90s I quit comics for a while, and only came back to them in about 2001, when I had a sudden hankering for Legion of Super-Heroes comics and nothing would do but that I start collecting them again. When I did, it was in the middle of the DnA run of the reboot. I fancy the "Dream Crime" storyline had just started. Anyway, I snarfed up a whole batch of back issues and was able to get myself up to speed without too much trouble.

But one thing that would have really helped me was the answer to this question: who all is in the Legion of Super-Heroes these days? I couldn't find an answer anywhere. There was no list in the comics; there was no definitive list online.

So when, at the dawn of the threeboot, I launched Legion Abstract, one thing I wanted to make sure I did was provide a list of current Legionnaires.

I haven't updated it since the fourboot came along; I was waiting for Bendis and Sook to come up with some kind of handy reference. They haven't. So I'm doing what I can.

Here's what I'm drawing on. I have Superman #14, but not Superman #15 (my comic shop sold out of it). I have both issues of Legion of Super-Heroes: Millennium. I don't have Doomsday Clock, although I will refer to it once. And I have Legion of Super-Heroes v8 #1-6. I'm going to be going through all of these and see what information about the Legion roster we can regard as established. Squinting at Frichtman tags and so on. I won't provide footnotes, but I will hold myself to the standard of, I won't put anything in there that wasn't on the page someplace. If you can come up with something I missed, please let me know in the comments. Anything with a question mark is something that needs to be confirmed.

(Note: Bendis and Sook seem to be mostly playing it conventional when it comes to the Legionnaires' real names and home planets. Anything like that that I leave out of this list, it's not that I'm doubting that what we all think is the answer is the answer. I'm just saying, here's what we know that we know.)

Legionnaire Name Planet Notes
Blok Blok Dryad
Bouncing Boy Charles Earth
Brainiac 5 Querl Dox Colu
Chameleon Boy Reep Daggle
Chemical King? possible identity of green-suited skeletal Legionnaire
Colossal Boy
Computo Computo n/a?
Cosmic Boy Rokk Krinn Braal
Dawnstar Dawnstar Gr'Ell Starhaven I hate the "Gr'Ell" thing
Dr. Fate
Dream Girl?
Element Lad Jan
Ferro Lad not shown, but mentioned in LSH #6; but is this the green-suited skeleton?
Gold Lantern
Invisible Kid Lyle in LSH:Millennium #2
Invisible Kid II Jacques Foccart Earth in LSH #5; it's not clear what the deal is with the Invisible Kids
Karate Kid Val
Light Lass? There is an Ayla Ranzz of Winath, with lightning powers, who resembles the Legionnaire I'm calling Light Lass, but this hasn't been connected up yet
Lightning Lad Garth Ranzz Winath
Matter-Eater Lad?
Mon-El Lar Gand Daxam
Monster Boy
Phantom Girl Tinya Wazzo Bgtzl I think the Frichtman tag in issue #2 confirms all this...
Princess Projectra?
Saturn Girl Imra Ardeen Titan
Shadow Lass
Shrinking Violet?
Soultaker has only appeared in Doomsday Clock
Star Boy
Sun Boy?
Superboy Jon Kent Earth
Timber Wolf
Thorn Rose Forrest Earth officially the Legion's liaison to the UP; not necessarily a regular Legionnaire
Triplicate Girl Luornu Durgo Cargg
Ultra Boy Jo Nah Rimbor
White Witch Mysa Nal Naltor
Wildfire Drake Burroughs Earth

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Blogger Dylan said...

We definitely need a chart with pictures and maybe a one sentence summary of each Legionnaire at this point.

The new Element Lad appears to be this green skinned guy, so I'm still assuming the skeleton is Chemical Person.

I also have to admit I kind of like the Gr'll thing, but I like little wink-nudge homages like that. Turning her natural wings into some kind of energy thing annoys me more.

7:55 PM  
Blogger Matthew E said...

Yeah, we have confirmation on Element Lad; no problem there.

I'm okay with the wings. It does make her more of a standard human with a superpower than a futuristic humanoid, but oh well.

8:16 PM  

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