Tuesday, September 29, 2020

The Great Timber Wolf Yada Yada Annotations (issues 1-5)

Annotations for Timber Wolf miniseries

  • Issue 1 went on sale 10/6/92, same day as LSH v4 #36. Issue 5 went on sale 2/2/93. In between, we had Valor #2-5, LSH v4 #37-41, L.E.G.I.O.N. #47-50, and Legion Archives vol. 2. The week after Timber Wolf #5, Legionnaires #1 came out.
  • It's OK, I'm a Senator: None, as the Bierbaums didn't write the miniseries
  • Legion of Substitute Podcasters episode 624 (September 28, 2020)
  • Timeline: June 1992

Turns out there's really not a lot in this miniseries to annotate. Timber Wolf was spun out of LSH v4 Annual #3 into his own 5-issue miniseries in 1992-93, which featured Aria (from the Quiet Darkness storyline) and a new government group of metahumans called Point Force, in a story by Al Gordon (writer/inker) and Joe Phillips (penciller). At the end of the annual, when Brainiac 5 found that Brin Londo had gone back in time, he wrote in his journal:

“The 20th century being that we Legionnaires (including Brin) assumed the Timber Wolf name was taken from has now been proven to be Brin Londo/Timber Wolf himself… It would now seem Brin’s involvement in 20th century history was quite pivotal at certain junctures. And as quaint as it might sound, Brin/Timber Wolf has now seemingly fulfilled his destiny.” 

It did not set the comics world ablaze.

While in the 20th century, not only was Timber Wolf's involvement NOT pivotal, he literally made no other appearances outside of this miniseries, and was back in the 31st century a mere 6 months after the end of his title. It was obvious that DC had high hopes for the series, and just as obvious that it didn't catch on. But it was early enough in the cycle that Timber Wolf was able to get a card in the 1993 DC Cosmic Teams (Skybox) set as one of the "New Breed", along with Valor.

In fact, Thrust and Point Force disappeared after this series, too, though Thrust got an entry in Who's Who Update '93 #2 (see below). Let's assume they all didn't make it out of Zero Hour alive; if they had, they were small enough and obscure enough to have been cannon fodder for the Event Leviathan series which streamlined DC's shadowy government organizations.

Brin’s next appearance is in Annual 4, the Bloodlines story: Timber Wolf is accidentally pulled back into the future (along with Jamm and a Bloodlines monster), and he never mentions Aria. I haven’t read further ahead to see if he mentions her after this. The annual was published the same day as LSH v4 #47, which we won’t get to in the podcast until around April 2021, so if Timber Wolf is your favorite Legionnaire, you’ve got about 7 months (podcast time) until we see him again.

Speaking of Aria, Al Gordon took her immediately from the Timber Wolf miniseries over to Image Comics, where she changed her name from Gemini to Skylark and helped out Wildstar and Savage Dragon. Given that Zero Hour was a couple of years away and - although nobody realized it at the time - the Legion was going to be rebooted so if we lost track of Aria, well, no big deal, as DC wasn't going to use her anyway. Gordon kept the look of Aria and the "step between God and Man" thing and she said she was from 1000 years in the future, so yeah, it was Aria over at Image. 

I guess that means that Aria is the only survivor of the 5YL timeline! She survived by hopping over to the Image Universe.

Aria can probably go hang out with Enya Wazzo of R.E.B.E.L.S., the female Inferno from the Reboot, and Infectious Lass (left behind at the end of the Team 13/Architects and Morality story) and create a super-team, since all of them went back in time and were left behind by the Legion. (I stole this joke from someone but don’t remember who, sorry!)


  • Issue 1 is lettered by “Coffin N. Cord”, which is obviously a pseudonym. I asked Todd Klein on Facebook whose work it was, he said that it's John Workman, who probably did it as a joke.
  • In 2009, letterer and logo designer Todd Klein had a 5-part series analyzing the various Legion book logos over the years. About the Timber Wolf logo, he wrote in part 4: 
    • In 1992 another mini-series featured TIMBER WOLF, perhaps chosen for his similarities in some ways to Marvel’s Wolverine. I thought the logo was the solo work of Alex Jay, but Alex emailed to say: “Please give credit to Curtis for the Timber Wolf logo design. He provided two sketches with his notations. He left it up to me to work out the details…” Curtis has gone all the way to create an organic, scratchy, dangerous logo that matches the character’s look and personality.
    • This logo makes an appearance on the Timber Wolf “cover” collage on LSH v8 #9.
I'm presuming that sales figures are the reason that this was quickly walked back and Timber Wolf sent back to the 30th century. I don't have total sales figures, but I do have figures from one of the several distributors in 1992-93, Capital Cities. That’s the only distributor we have numbers for from that era, and there were several other distributors at the time (including Diamond, which was the biggest, but we don’t have their sales numbers). We also don’t know what share of the market that Capital Cities had, so we can’t estimate total sales, only relative sales within the distributor.
  • We do have Capital Cities data on other Legion issues cover-dated Nov 1992:
    • Valor #1 – 29,600
    • Timber Wolf #1 – 22,000
    • LSH v4 #35 – 13,750
  • And for March 1993, the last issue of Timber Wolf:
    • LSH v4 #41 – 14,100
    • Valor #5 – 13,800
    • Timber Wolf #5 – 12,400
Remember, though, these are numbers for only one of many distributors and we don't know what Capital Cities' market share was (if we did, we could scale these up to get total estimated sales).

Monday, September 28, 2020

LSH v4 #36 annotations: The Terra Mosaic finale

Annotations for Legion of Super-Heroes v4 #36

  • Cover: Just who has been waiting to see the battle between Bounty and Sade? 
  • Page 2 panel 1: Note that Tyroc has monitor duty yet again
  • Page 7 panel 1: Horton Plaza was, until it was demolished in 2020, an outdoor mall in downtown San Diego a few blocks from the convention center where they had a “fast food of all nations” food court
  • Page 9 panel 1: Bounty has left Metropolis and arrived in London.
  • Page 14 panel 4: So Bounty has been possessed this whole time. That came out of nowhere!
  • Page 16 panel 3: Brainy Sr putting it out there that the older Legion might be the clones, if Giffen has his way….
  • Page 23 panel 3: Mrs. Allen’s son and daughter, Don and Dawn (executed 3/27, issue 17)

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

LSH v4 #35 annotations: It's a barbecue and Sun Boy is invited (Terra Mosaic part 11)

Annotations for Legion of Super-Heroes v4 #35

Anyone recognize the name "Hitomi Yamashika", maybe from Interlac or something?

  • Cover: says bi-weekly; in last issue’s IOKIAS, Tom mentioned that with Pearson as penciller, they got back on schedule and were even able to get ahead, so they’re twice a month for the next couple months
  • Page 1 panel 1: Hitomi Yamashika is a new character (named after TBD)
  • Page 1 panel 3: 1st day of conflict was 5/15, so this is 5/17
  • Page 2 panel 2: two days after Pinnacle Command was captured, the Dominators still don’t know about it
  • Page 3 panel 4: this is SW6 Valor
  • Page 4 panel 5: Captain Heiple (named after Interlacker Gayle Heiple; though the character is physically very different than the Interlac member, since Captain Heiple is dark-skinned and male, and Gayle is neither) is also new
  • Page 6 panel 8: nice work by Pearson, in his minimalist style to make all these people look physically different
  • Page 12 panel 3: the bottom speech bubble reads “Your role to question the seizure of power” but according to Tom Bierbaum in IOKIAS, that got messed up in the production stages and should have read “It is not your role to question the seizure of power” (which explains what happens later on this page)
  • Page 20 panel 9: The original Bronze Age serif “L” symbol hasn’t been seen since the Baxter run
  • Page 21: the background celebration music for this page should be "Yub Nub", from "Return of the Jedi"
  • Page 24 panel 1: Gallan was where someone hijacked Kid Quantum and the Protys to in issue 33, with the help of the Emerald Eye
  • Omnicom: remember, Vi acts here like she’s 13, not 18

Saturday, September 12, 2020

LSH animated series: Live, from the DC Fandome, it's Saturday Afternoon!

 On Saturday Sept 12, the DC Fandome event (part 2) finally showed (recorded, streaming on demand) a 30-minute discussion with the producer, director, and voice actors from the 2006-08 Legion animated show. (It was originally to have been at the one back in August, before that was split into two, mostly movies in part 1 and mostly TV in part 2.)

  • Top row: moderator Damian Holbrook (TV Guide), director Brandon Vietti, producer James Tucker
  • Middle row: Andy Milder (voice of Lightning Lad), Shawn Harrison (voice of Timber Wolf, Ronn Karr), Adam Wylie (voice of Brainiac 5, Computo, Colossal Boy)
  • Bottom row: Kari Wahlgren (voice of Saturn Girl, Triplicate Girl, Shrinking Violet, White Witch, Ayla Ranzz), Yuri Lowenthal (voice of Superman)

After the introductions, here's the transcript. 

Tuesday, September 08, 2020

LSH v4 #34 Annotations: The Terra Mosaic Endgame Begins

 Annotations for Legion of Super-Heroes v4 #34

  • Page 1: Leland McCauley IV was last seen in issue 31. That may have been him with the Emerald Eye last issue, but we only saw a hand (so it could have been Starfinger III – we’ll find out soon enough).
  • Page 2 panel 3: Cefn Gould (named after Interlac fans Cefn Ridout and Kevin Gould). In IOKIAS, Tom says this was supposed to be a male though she was drawn as a female. With the red hair, orange skin, and green eyes, Cefn looks like a Tamaranean (one of Starfire’s race).
  • Page 4 panel 3: Danzig is the name of the city that is now Gdańsk, Poland. There’s no reference to Danzig elsewhere in Legion history, unless it’s named for someone like the heavy metal band.
  • Page 5 panel 9: I guess it’s not important who the Dark Circle guy was. IOKIAS: “We never find out who the agent behind the Dark Circle mask actually is, but his coerced suicide ended any speculation that the agent was secretly Devlin O’Ryan, whose sweater carries the same star-and-circle insignia the agent wore.”
  • Page 6 panel 9: shuttle driver Linder named after X-APA friend Randy Linder.
  • Page 8: you’ll recall that Bounty and Circe left to go to the SP HQ on 4/26 (back in issue 29).They’ve been trapped in the rubble since 5/6 (issue 32), almost a week now.
  • Page 11 panel 3: Laurel has been in injured and confined to Talus since 4/25 (back in issue 27).
  • Page 11 panel 7: Rokk says “the UP is telling us to stay on the sidelines for now”, we see this memo from the UP at the end of the book, putting this on May 15.
  • Page 12 panel 8: this Sean is Sean Erin, last seen in issue 31.
  • Page 13 panel 1: Agni (pronounced “An-yee” is an area of the modern country of the Ivory Coast (home off the Foccart family). Mali is the country just north.
  • Page 13 panel 2: Grinn was killed off-panel.
  • Page 13 panel 7: Tyroc mentions the deaths of the SW6 Karate Kid, Projectra, and Chameleon Boy. They found Crystal Kid and the other three on 5/8, so it’s not unreasonable to assume that they got checked out in Metropolis on 5/9 and made it to Africa on 5/10.
  • Page 18: oh look, Dirk didn’t die after all. We were meant to assume that he had when the chambers were detonated back on 5/6 in issue 32.
  • Page 22: Laurel has captured Pinnacle Command, who has now just been cut loose by Homeworld.
  • Page 23: at this point we still don’t know who is attacking Elia, the Dominator homeworld.
  • Text page: 
    • Note dated 5/15, this is what Rokk was talking about on page 11. 
    • Recall that Erkenhom is the planet that current LSH HQ on Talus is orbiting.
  • Hey! No links to stories outside of the Terra Mosaic arc!

Here's what we know of the timeline to date. I'm color coding them based on whether the date appeared in the 2995 Sourcebook (yellow; text in yellow is as written in the Sourcebook), it's a confirmed date that was given in the comic (green), or an estimated date based on keeping track of events and days (cyan). Bold text is something new added this issue. Italics are unknown dates.
  • 6/11/1992 - Aria tries to take the dying Brin Londo back in time to prevent his father from administering the first Zuunium injection, but accidentally dumps them both in the 20th century (LSH v4 Ann 3 part 1).
  • 2/12/75 –  The inhabitants of the planet Trom are exterminated by the pirate Kivun Roxxas. The sole survivor is 12 year-old Jan Arrah (LSH v4 #31).
  • 3/26/2978 Dark Circle obtained updated cell samples from when Dr. Zan Orbal restored bodies and powers to Matter-Eater Lad, Lightning Lad, and Bouncing Boy on Tartarus, to complete their collection (LSH v4 #22).
  • 10/78 Doppelganger substitution during Dark Circle invasion (LSH v4 #22).
  • 2/17/89 – Mekt admitted to Labyrinth Penal Institute (LSH v4 #10).
  • 6/23/89 – Magic Wars end (LSH v3 #63)
  • 9/89 – Polymer shield around Earth removed, Earthgov debt soars (LSH v4 #30)
  • 10/89 – the Great Collapse
  • 11/2/89 – Tayla Wellington elected President (LSH v4 #30)
  • 1/19/90 – Mutual assistance pact signed with the Dominion; Earthgov officially secedes from the United Planets (LSH v4 #30)
  • 4/13/90 – Communique from Earthgov President Wellington, trying to legally disband the Legion, with Imra, Rokk, and Cham “currently out of the picture” (LSH v4 #1).
  • 4/90 – Validus Plague ravages Winath; former Legionnaire Brainiac 5 helps (LSH v4 #3).
  • 6/7/90 – Legion Academy closes (LSH v4 #16).
  • 7/6/90 – Former Legion Academy heads Chuck and Luornu Durgo Taine open the United Planets Militia Academy (LSH v4 #16).
  • TBD 2990 – Earthgov secedes from the United Planets, and the Science Police Earth splits from the Science Police Proper (LSH v4 #2). Since then, “resistance forces have opposed Earthgov since the introduction of repressive measures… but with little success to date.” (LSH v4 #13)
  • 4/12/91 – Tinya goes missing; she was secretly sent back in time by Glorith (LSH v4 #2).
  • 5/8/91 – Search for Tinya called off; Jo resigns; Sun Boy is leader (LSH v4 #2).
  • 5/27/91 – Mekt released from Labyrinth, rehabilitated (LSH v4 #10).
  • 6/9/91 – Planned date of wedding of Tinya and Jo (LSH v4 #2).
  • 7/91 – Reported threats regarding Earthgov failure to pay debts (LSH v4 #30).
  • 8/12/91 – Black Dawn; Timber Wolf is seriously injured, Wildfire is lost; Starfinger II (Char Burrane) and the Khunds are somehow involved (LSH v4 #12, #28).
  • 8/14/91 – It is now postulated that full Domination of Earthgov began at this time (LSH v4 #30).
  • 8/15/91 – Blok, Dawnstar, and Dream Girl resign (LSH v4 #28).
  • 8/17/91 – Crystal Kid resigns (LSH v4 #28).
  • 8/23/91 – Element Lad resigns (LSH v4 #28).
  • 9/1/91 – Impulse resigns (LSH v4 #28).
  • 9/4/91 – Echo and Tellus resign (LSH v4 #28).
  • 9/14/91 – Sun Boy resigns and appoints Polar Boy as unofficial temporary leader (LSH v4 #28).
  • 10/8/91 – Imsk sets off the Damper weapon on Venado Bay on Braal-13 during the Imsk/Braal War. Rokk lost his powers, Loomis lost an arm. Salu was head of security on the damper project and knew what it would do, but fought against it (not hard enough, in her admission). Imsk won, as the army is occupying Braal (LSH v4 #1). She says that Braal attacked Imsk, and they were just defending themselves (LSH v4 #10).
  • TBD 2991 – Garth and Imra, having left the Legion, start the Lightning Ring Plantation (LSH v4 #3).
  • 1/21/92 – Rebirth Summit (LSH v4 #1).
  • 7/6/92 – LSH leader Polar Boy disbands the Legion, mentions Black Dawn which “cost” the Legion (LSH v4 #1); Mordru coronated as the Supreme Teacher of Sorceror’s World (LSH v4 #6).
  • TBD 1992 – Down and out, Dirk is rescued by Shvaughn Erin, who warns him not to trust Earthgov, but he doesn’t trust her. Dirk is later recruited by Circe (LSH v4 #28)
  • 8/22/92 – Brek Bannin arrested for insurrection (LSH v4 #11).
  • 9/9/92 – Dirk joins Earthgov as a spokesman and liaison (LSH v4 #28)
  • 4/11/93 – Announcement of upcoming wedding of Grev Mallor (of the City People) to Kahnya Nahtahnie (Lady Memory of the Hill People) on Talok VIII.
  • 8/14/93 – wedding of Grev Mallor and Kahnya Nahtahnie.
  • 1/17/94 – Marzal reappears over Africa and the corrupt Earthgov destroys it, but not before Tyroc escapes (LSH v4 #16).
  • 10/22/94 – Raid on anti-government terrorists, but ringleader Vidar (aka Universo) is not captured; Cham tells Marla he’s leaving (LSH v4 #1).
  • 10/23/94 – Cham begins to recruit members for the new Legion, first approaching Rokk; Vi leaves the Imsk army for Winath; Dominator agents help Roxxas escape from Labyrinth (LSH v4 #1).
  • 10/25/94 – Attack on Jo and Kono on Rimbor; Loomis and Lydda en route to Kathoon (LSH v4 #2).
  • Fri 11/21/94 – Blok is killed by Roxxas the Butcher (LSH v4 #3).
  • Thu 11/27/94 – Mordru crushes Rond Vidar’s ring; Rokk and Cham finally meet up with Jo and decide to go to Tharn to rescue Mysa; Dominators and Shvaughn Erin watch the tape of Roxxas and Blok, whose body is delivered to Winath; Mon-El resurrected (LSH v4 #3).
  • Fri 11/28/94 – Mon-El goes to Talok VIII, then Shadow Lass and Mon-El visit Brainiac 5, then Mon-El destroys the Time Trapper (LSH v4 #4).
  • Sat 11/29/94 – Mordruverse (LSH v4 #5).
  • Sat 11/29/94 – Cham, Rokk, Jo, Kono, and Furball arrive on Tharn and are captured by Mordru; after being hired by Earthgov to find Blok’s killer, Celeste, Devlin, and Bounty leave for Trom (LSH v4 #6).
  • Sun 11/30/94 – Celeste, Devlin, and Bounty meet Jan on Trom (LSH v4 #6); with the help of Laurel Gand, Rokk’s crew rescues Mysa and Rond from Mordru but are teleported to Grocz; Celeste, Devlin, Bounty, and Jan leave Trom for Winath (LSH v4 #7); Earthgov links to Roxxas reported, riots ensue (LSH 4 #30).
  • Mon 12/1/94 – Rokk, Cham, Jo, Kono, Furball, Rond, Laurel, and Mysa travel from Grocz to Zirr (LSH v4 #8).
  • Tues 12/2/94 – Rokk, Laurel, and Rond take some R&R time on Zirr with baby Lauren, while the others go to Winath; Marla reminisces (LSH v4 #8); on Cygnus IV, Roxxas watches a holo of Laurel Gand; Celeste, Devlin, Bounty, and Jan arrive on Winath (LSH v4 #9).
  • Wed 12/3/94 – Rokk and Rond arrive in the morning, having left Laurel behind on Zirr; everyone (Rokk, Rond; Cham, Jo, Kono, Furball, Mysa; Celeste, Devlin, Bounty, Jan; Brainy, Garth, Ayla, Vi, Imra) is on Winath when Roxxas attacks; Bounty, Mekt, Cham, and Celeste are seriously injured, while Jo disappears and is presumed dead; Earthgov linked to Roxxas; Tenzil arrives on Earth (LSH v4 #10).
  • Thu 12/4/94 – On Winath, Roxxas is on the loose, and kills a doctor and nurse in the Bloomfield Free Clinic. On Earth, Tenzil participates in the Batcave dig, meets with Shvaughn and Brek (who is released for the first time since incarceration 2 years prior), has dinner with Prosecutor Jakobi, then falls asleep. (LSH v4 #11).
  • Fri 12/5/94 – Tenzil and Brek in court; Holo Scene news article on the trial (LSH v4 #11); Celeste is healed by a green glow; the former Legionnaires team up to capture Roxxas, who reveals Dominion control of Earthgov (LSH v4 #12).
  • Wed 12/10/94 – All-points bulletin on Persuader, who meets Kent Shakespeare in on Quarantine trying to attack Char Burrane Jr. (LSH v4 #12). Persuader is defeated by Kent and SP Captain Gim Allon, who then takes Kent to Toonar (LSH v4 #13).
  • Thu 12/11/94 – Kent leaves Toonar for Winath; Laurel fights Khunds in deep space; Tenzil and Brek on Gnogg. (LSH v4 #13).
  • Sun 12/14/94 – The Legion is formally reinstated.
  • Mon 12/16/94 – Tenzil, Brek, and Calorie Queen are taken to Tartarus by Prince Evillo; Tenzil banished to the Realm of Darkness (LSH v4 #14).
  • Thu 12/25/94 – Garth, Cham, and Rokk remotely survey Talus (LSH v4 #14).
  • Fri 12/26/94 – Tenzil and Sugyn return from the Realm of Darkness, only to hear that Tenzil has been declared dead and his Senate seat vacated (LSH v4 #14).
  • Sat 12/27/94 – Loomis writes his report on Talus’ suitability for being the new HQ; Tenzil leaves Brek behind on Tartarus and heads for Winath (LSH v4 #14).
  • Sun 12/28/94 – The reformed Legion establishes headquarters on the asteroid world of Talus.
  • Sat 1/3/95 – Tenzil Kem rejoins the Legion.
  • Sun 1/11/95 – Orando falls to the Khunds (LSH v4 #15).
  • Mon 1/12/95 – The Legion agrees to team with the United Planets Militia to beat back a Khundish invasion that threatens the heart of the United Planets (LSH v4 #15).
  • Exact date unknown – Cham meets with a Khundish double agent; Venegar falls to the Khunds, who then make a deal with the Hill People of Talok VIII; the UP Militia tries to decide if Xolnar or Talok VIII will be attacked next; Valor and Shadow Lass appear on Talok VIII; Khunds attack Xolnar; Circe wants Dirk to give a pro-Dominator speech (LSH v4 #15).
  • Exact date unknown  Last stand on Xolnar; introduction of the Resistance on Earth (LSH v4 #16).
  • Fri 3/13/95 – SP Officer Roon Dvron’s police report on Sussa Paka (LSH v4 #22, 23, 27).
  • Sat 3/14/95 - Sussa Paka escape SP custody, steals Starfinger's helmet for Molock Hanscom on the way out (LSH v4 #27).
  • Sun 3/22/95 – Khund decoy fleet arrives at Talok VIII, while the main fleet attacks Xolnar, leading to the death of Jed “Power Boy” Rikane; after destroying the Talok fleet, the Legion and the UP Militia arrive at Xolnar to finish the Khundish fleet; Glorith sent to the end of time; the Khunds are driven back to pre-2995 borders, and the Legion concludes its participation in the war against Khundish encroachment (LSH v4 #17).
  • Wed 3/25/95 – Don and Dawn Allen are arrested by Earthgov (LSH v4 #17).
  • Thurs 3/26/95 – Don and Dawn Allen are put on trial (LSH v4 #17); Sussa Paka steals Earthgov Artifact J-1-WRTZ for Molock Hanscom (LSH v4 #27).
  • Fri 3/27/95 – Tensions increase on Earth with the execution of Legion friends Don and Dawn Allen. (Note that 3/27/95 is a Friday, while the comic says it happened on a Monday) (LSH v4 #17); additional riots, and martial law is instituted (LSH v4 #30).
  • Sat 3/28/95 – Daily Planet article on the Allen executions (LSH v4 #17).
  • Exact date unknown – Valor and Shadow Lass help counter a Dark Circle attempt on Queen Projectra’s life on Orando, then remove the Dark Circle cultists from Carggg; Universo and Jacques meet; holo studio bombing allegedly by one of the Resistance groups (LSH v4 #18).
  • Thu 4/9/95 – Valor and Shadow Lass leave Carggg on their way to some R&R in deep space (LSH v4 #22).
  • Sat 4/11/95 – Luna is destroyed, ravaging Earth (LSH v4 #19) and causing powerspheres to detonate across the globe, with a death toll in the billions and widespread environmental devastation (LSH v4 #30). The mysterious “SW6" Legionnaires awaken in an underground Dominion chamber on Earth. (LSH v4 #20, 25Earthgov authorizes executions. (LSH v4 #25).
  • Sun 4/12/95 – Jo Nah returns from an extended journey through time (LSH v4 #19) and is added to the reformed adult Legion team; the SW6 Legion encounters Devlin O’Ryan (LSH v4 #20); all outside aid to Earth is rejected (LSH v4 #30).
  • Mon 4/13/95 – Dacey and Doritt Ranzz are born to ex-Legionnaires Garth and Imra Ardeen Ranzz. Rokk recalls the events of Venado Bay as the Dominators start executing Science Police Earth officers who are revolting against the Dominators. Mysa Nal is contacted by the spirit of Amethyst (LSH v4 #20). After being exposed to the null radiation from the detonation of Metropolis' powersphere on the 11th, Devlin is getting worse. (LSH v4 #25).
  • Wed 4/15/95 – Furball meets Aria on Zuun, unaware that she’s being hunted by Darkseid; Atmos revealed to have been killed by Project Champion; the Dominators begin harsher punishment of insurrectionists on Earth (LSH v4 #21).
  • Fri 4/17/95 – Jo, Celeste, and Kent on the way to Zuun to get Brainy and Furball; on Talus, Kono reads Nura’s unanswered messages to Mysa; on Altair, Valor finds troubling news from a Dark Circle computer (LSH v4 #22).
  • Sat 4/18/95 – Disease and rebellion reported widespread on Earth; Dominators performing mass executions (LSH v4 #30).
  • Exact date unknown: members of the Dark Circle recount the history of Valor (LSH v4 Annual 2).
  • Mon 4/20/95 – Devlin is healing and appears to have powers just like Reflecto of Rimbor (LSH v4 #29).
  • Tues 4/21/95 – Jo, Celeste, and Kent arrive at Zuun (LSH v4 #22).They are briefly detained but they escape to the surface and meet up with Brainy and Furball, but Lobo captures and leaves with Aria; during the escape, Celeste generates a burst of intense green energy. On Earth, Resistance leader Jacques has Laurel and Bounty meet up with Circe, who has turned against the Dominators and Earthgov. Valor leaves Shady to go to Earth to check into what he found (LSH v4 #23).
  • Wed 4/22/95 – Lobo brings Aria to Darkseid, followed by Jo, Kent, Celeste, Brainy, and Furball. Lobo is revealed to be merely a probe and Darkseid vanishes him, and then turns Furball back into Brin. The Gemini Matrix activates and Aria turns into an adult Gemini and blasts Darkseid, per his secret wish, who then disappears. Back on Earth, BION discovers the adult Laurel Gand while looking for the SW6 version, and the SW6 Legionnaires reveal themselves to Devlin (LSH v4 #24). The SW6 Legionnaires and Devlin escape the tunnels and link up with Universo and the Earth Resistance (LSH v4 #25), and then quickly go to the Resistance HQ in New Mexico. The Subs and Universo’s Resistance team capture the Weisigner Chambers from the Dominators, while BION follows Laurel to Talus (LSH v4 #26).
  • Thu 4/23/95 – Garth and Imra decide to hold the christening of their new twins next week, on Saturday May 2 (LSH v4 Ann 3 part 2).
  • Sat 4/25/95 - Legionnaires in Africa with the Resistance and the SW6 Batch become aware of each other; the Subs and Grin’s resistance team discover others in the Weisinger Chambers; Rokk, Kono, and Loomis manage to subdue BION on Talus (LSH v4 #27). Dirk Morgna’s pod is discovered (LSH v4 #28).
  • Sun 4/26/95 – On Talus, Brainiac 5 studies BION, and Valor suggests that the adult Legionnaires may be clones. Monica Sade is released from the Weisinger chambers, and then Dominator troops temporarily gain control of the Chambers. Circe and Bounty plan to take out Pinnacle Command, while the Dominators prepare mind-wiped agents to attack the Subs (LSH v4 #29).
  • Thu 4/30/95 – Tensions on Earth reach the breaking point when President Tayla Wellington is assassinated by the Dominion during a live broadcast (LSH v4 #29, 30). Aria tries to take the dying Brin Londo back in time to prevent his father from administering the first Zuunium injection, but accidentally dumps them both in the 20th century (LSH v4 Ann 3 part 1). Legionnaires begin to arrive on Winath for a reunion to attend the christening of Dacey and Doritt Ranzz (LSH v4 Ann 3 part 2).
  • Fri 5/1/95 – On Earth, the Subs battle mind-wiped Dominator agents; the Dominators and UP fleets meet up in orbit around Earth (LSH v4 #30). More Legionnaires arrive on Winath for the christening; the Naltor Dreamers defeat the Winath Jaybirds 6-1, clinching their first pennant since 2980 (LSH v4 Ann 3 part 2).
  • Sat 5/2/95 – Dacey and Doritt's christening; Pol Jath Krinn is born to Rokk Krinn and his wife Lydda; Ayla Ranzz learns that Garth is really Proty I, inhabiting her brother's re-animated body (LSH v4 Ann 3 part 2).On Earth, Jan helps Shvaughn Erin and sees his SW6 self, while in space the adult Valor meets his SW6 counterpart (LSH v4 #31).
  • Wed 5/6/95 – Cham begins a search for R.J. Brande; on Earth, Circe and Bounty capture Spider Girl; the Subs escape from the Weisinger chambers with the help of the SW6 Legion, but Grinn sets off a self-destruct mechanism that destroys all the chambers; SW6 Chameleon Boy, Karate Kid, and Princess Projectra are killed fighting Dominion troops (Note: the Sourcebook says this happened on 5/15, but that's too much time since the christening) (LSH v4 #32).
  • Thurs 5/7/95 – Cham arrives on Yal and finds Brande; the Dominators get intel on the Soul of Antares (LSH v4 #33).
  • Fri 5/8/9 – Adam Orion arrives on Yal to capture Brande, but fails; the Antareans are hijacked by someone using the Emerald Eye; the SW6 Legionnaires find Crystal Kid still alive, along with Catspaw, Dragonmage, and Computo (LSH v4 #33).
  • Fri 5/15/95: The battle for Earth begins, with fighting on the ground and in the skies. SW6 Laurel Gand and the UP capture Pinnacle Command. King Jonn declines the adult Legion’s offer for help from off-world, but asks them to be prepared to defend the UP from other outside threats (LSH v4 #34).