Sunday, August 17, 2008

L3W Pre-Annotations part 3

Here's part 3 of my pre-L3W annotations, getting all of the creators and first appearances up front so the regular issue annotations aren't too long. Part 3 is the Post-Infinite Crisis (current) version.

Some notes:

  1. Although we know little of the actual joining order, Mike at Cosmic Teams suggests the order below. He suggests two "waves", those who knew Atom Girl and those who didn't know she was undercover.
  2. I'm not quite sure what to do about all of the "quasi-Legionnaires" since in theory everyone is deputized. And how many of the Wanderers joined? I'm not going to include them unless it turns out I need to, though I did include Theena.
  3. For purposes of this list, I'm assuming that the character was created equally by the writer and penciller (which may not be the case every time).
  4. As before, my rule of thumb is that if a character has the same name, look, and primary backstory as their earlier counterpart, it's the same character and thus the original creator. If it's clearly inspired by a prior character, but not close enough, then I credit both the original and new creators.
  5. Again, I used Nightcrawler's listing over at Legion World (his "every Legionnaire, ever") and the Legion Wiki as my starting point.
  6. While doing these lists, I realize there are a number of non-members from all eras that are important - RJ Brande, some of the Subs, Inferno, both sets of Wanderers, Heroes of Lallor, Uncanny Amazers, Dev-Em, Lady Mysa, etc. I'll figure out later if I need another table for them.

So here's the Post-Infinite Crisis version. It looks small, though; did I forget anyone?

Post-Infinite Crisis

  1. Cosmic Boy

ADV 247

Otto Binder

Al Plastino

  1. Saturn Girl

ADV 247

Otto Binder

Al Plastino

  1. Lightning Lad

ADV 247

Otto Binder

Al Plastino

  1. Phantom Girl

ACT 276

Jerry Siegel

Jim Mooney

  1. Triplicate Girl

ACT 276

Jerry Siegel

Jim Mooney

  1. Star Boy

ADV 282

Otto Binder

George Papp

  1. Micro Lad/Colossal Boy

ACT 267

Otto Binder

Wayne Boring

  1. Atom Girl/Shrinking Violet

ACT 276

Jerry Siegel

Jim Mooney

  1. Chameleon

ACT 267

Otto Binder

Wayne Boring

  1. Brainiac 5

ACT 276

Jerry Siegel

Jim Mooney

  1. Light Lass

ADV 308

Edmond Hamilton

John Forte

  1. Element Lad

ADV 307

Edmond Hamilton

John Forte

  1. Ultra Boy

SBOY 98

Jerry Siegel

Curt Swan

  1. Sun Boy

ACT 276

Jerry Siegel

Jim Mooney

  1. Shadow Lass

ADV 365

Jim Shooter

Curt Swan

  1. Princess Projectra

ADV 346

Jim Shooter

Sheldon Moldoff

  1. Karate Kid

ADV 346

Jim Shooter

Sheldon Moldoff

  1. Dream Girl

ADV 317

Edmond Hamilton

John Forte

  1. Invisible Kid

ACT 267

Otto Binder

Wayne Boring

  1. Timber Wolf

ADV 327

Edmond Hamilton

John Forte

  1. Supergirl

ACT 252

Otto Binder

Al Plastino

  1. Dream Boy

SG&LSH 18

Mark Waid

Barry Kitson

  1. Mon-El

SBOY 89

Robert Bernstein

George Papp

  1. ERG-1

SBOY 195

Cary Bates

Dave Cockrum

  1. Tenzil Kem

ADV 301

Jerry Siegel

John Forte

  1. Theena

LSHv5 1

Mark Waid

Barry Kitson

  1. Gazelle

LSHv5 38

Jim Shooter

Francis Manapul


5 comments:

morganminstrel said...

Newsarama's starting a LSH 50th anniversary article series. First one is here: http://www.newsarama.com/comics/080818-Legion01.html

Thought you'd like to know. :-)

Jonathan Miller

Matthew E said...

Do you think you should have M'rissey in there as well?

Michael said...

I thought about that, but shouldn't he be considered support staff instead of a Legionnaire? I know I have Tenzil here and Chuck Taine on the Post-ZH page, so I might not be accurately applying my "Legionnaire" criteria.

Guess I should add the "four new Legionnaires" announced by Shooter and in the latest solicits, too - Night Girl, Gazelle, Sizzle and Turtle.

Matthew E said...

Well, you've got Theena there. I'd put Theena and M'rissey at about the same level.

Jim Drew said...

Gazelle, Turtle, Sizzle, and Night Girl are officially mentioned in the solicit as "candidates", which means typically only one will be accepted as a member.

Theena was called out in the silhouette roll call that Waid's issue's used. M'rissey hasn't been acknowledged to that level yet (although that could change next issue).