Monday, July 05, 2021

Legionnaires #6 annotations: An Eye for an Eye!

Annotations for Legionnaires #6


Notes:
  • As a reminder, the Legionnaires series is taking place about 6 weeks before the Legion storyline (Mordru).
  • Cover: the last part of the 5-part interlocking Fatal Five quintych


  • Page 4 panel 2: Saturn Girl tells Cham that the Emerald Empress has left New Earth for Gallan, but Cham seems to have forgotten that back in LSH v4 #39, we found out that Cham, RJ Brande, Kid Quantum, and the Proteans (among others) had been held captive there by McCauley. So you’d think that Cham might have mentioned the Emerald Eye’s earlier involvement? That was on June 7, just 9 days earlier (recall that this series is in mid-June while the LSH series is taking place in early August).
  • Page 9 panel 4: Pay attention to the interaction between Shrinking Violet and Matter-Eater Lad. Tenzil seems protective of her – recall that in ACT 381 it was revealed that he had a crush on her. That story took place only a couple years after the Legionnaires were cloned.
  • Page 20 panel 3: McCauley is revealed to be old and decrepit without the Eye. Recall that when he first met the Legion he was a child of maybe 11 years old (Sept 2981, as seen in SBOY 214), making him only about 25 years old in 2995. But you can see that the cost of owning the Eye was high, prematurely aging him (similar to Sarya of Venegar).
  • Page 22 panel 3: Janda is a world on which, according to Phantom Girl, The Shurg is the latest dance craze (ADV 342).


Here's what we know of the timeline to date, starting in 2995 (see earlier posts for pre-2995 dates). 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.
  • 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).
  • Sun 5/17/95: The crippled Dirk Morgna encounters his SW6 counterpart; the Dominion fleet is defeated by the U.P. militia with the aid of the SW6 Valor; Pinnacle Command orders his troops to surrender; Earth is liberated and Jacques Foccart is named the new acting President of Earth; on Gallan, Universo and Leland McCauley raise a toast to their imminent conquest of Earth (LSH v4 #35).
  • Tues 5/19/95: Circe kills Dirk Morgna and then takes her own life; Bounty is badly wounded in a fight with Sade; the Bounty entity leaves its host body, who the Legionnaires realize is Dawnstar (LSH v4 #36).
  • Wed 5/20/95: Jan Arrah takes his leave from Jacques now that the fighting is over (LSH v4 #36).
  • Fri 5/22/95: Nura propositions Thom on the eve of the Galaxy Series finale; Saturn Girl is kidnapped (LSH v4 #37).
  • Sat 5/23/95: Naltor Dreamers beat the Toonar Pilots to win the Galaxy Series; SW6 Brainiac 5 arrives on Earth and sends SW6 Valor back to 2978 (LSH v4 #37).
  • Sun 5/24/95: The Tokyo sinkhole opens up (LSH v4 #38).
  • Tue 5/26/95: The two Brainiac 5s report that the Earth is doomed (LSH v4 #38).
  • Wed 6/3/95: Seismic disturbances spur Foccart to order the takeoff of the cities equipped for it. Of the 480 cities with escape domes, only 94 make it to safety in the Bgztl Buffer Zone (LSH v4 #38).
  • Thu 6/4/95: The Great Terran Disaster – the Earth explodes, killing the two billion people who could not be evacuated in time. The cities that were saved joined together in the moon's former orbit as New Earth (LSH v4 #38).
  • Sat 6/6/95: After Jan gives a speech to the evacuees, the adult Legionnaires head back to New Earth (LSH v4 #39).
  • Sun 6/7/95: Several SW6 Legionnaires rescue the kidnapped Cham, RJ Brande, Kid Quantum, and the Proties from Leland McCauley IV (LSH v4 #39).
  • Tue 6/9/95: SW6 and Adult Legionnaires battle mind-wiped Dominator agents from the Weisinger Chambers; Nura enlists the help of J’onn J’onzz to help Mysa; and the old and young Legions finally get together (LSH v4 #40).
  • Thu 6/11/95: Sean Erin becomes Chief of the Science Police for New Earth. Reep Daggle resigns from the reformed adult Legion to organize and lead the youthful Legionnaires. Jacques Foccart resigns as president of New Earth to rejoin the reformed adult Legion and names vice president Troy Stewart to succeed him. Catspaw, Dragonmage, and Computo II join the SW6 Legion (LSH v4 #41).
  • Sat 6/13/95: The new group, "The Legionnaires," is deputized, with its membership consisting of the youthful versions of the original Legion and several new recruits. Computo stops the Djakarta dome from colliding with the Melbourne dome, Cosmic Boy is elected leader and names Computo deputy, and then the Espionage Squad encounters Mano (Legionnaires #1). The Legionnaires capture Mano (Legionnaires #2).
  • Sun 6/14/95: The Legionnaires hold tryouts, while Leland McCauley IV and a green-haired woman steal the Persuader’s Atomic Axe (Legionnaires #2). The Legionnaires confront Mordecai in the tunnels below Metropolis, Persuader breaks out of prison, and Cera Kesh becomes the new Emerald Empress (Legionnaires #3).
  • Mon 6/15/95: Some Legionnaires fight the new Emerald Empress while others try to prevent Persuader from breaking Mano out of prison. The two men meet Mordecai and Leland McCauley, who reintroduces them to yet another Empress as well as Tharok (Legionnaires #4).
  • Tues 6/16/95: The new Fatal Five attacks the Earthgov capital building in Metropolis Dome (Legionnaires #5), but are soon captured. The new Emerald Empress takes control of a second Emerald Eye from McCauley and breaks the other four out of prison (Legionnaires #6).
  • Sat 6/20/95: "The Lore of the Legion" timeline printed in "Our Times: A Review of Contemporary News"
  • Fri 6/26/95: Luornu, Rond, Laurel, and Brainiac 5 are all captured by Glorith, who has returned from the End of Time, with the assist of the previously-thought-dead Luornu’s second body. They defeat Glorith and bring Luornu-2 back to Talus (LSH v4 #41).
  • Sat 6/27/95: Back on Talus, Brainiac 5 reveals that he gave Luornu a force field power. She reunites with Chuck and accesses her personal journal (LSH v4 #41).
  • Wed 7/29/95: Jacques and Drura join the team; Mysa is possessed, and goes to Tharn to confront Mordru (LSH v4 #43), but she is defeated and is absorbed into Mordru. Using this power, he raises armies of the dead in a number of worlds in both UP and Khund space. The Legion agrees to help the Khunds, but they insist that the Legion take on four new Khundish members (LSH v4 #44).
  • Sun 8/2/95: The Legion fights Mordru’s zombies on Sklar, Talus, Trom, and in space (LSH v4 #45). On Talus, the Legionnaires fight their own dead, and new Khund Legionnaire Bloodclaw is killed before the team halts Mordru’s magics on the planet. Jan fights the dead Trommites on Pasnic (LSH v4 #46).

Sunday, July 04, 2021

The Great Valor Yada Yada part 1: We read Valor issues 1-5 so you don’t have to!

This is number 8 in a continuing series of Great Yada Yadas, where the motto is “We read them so you don’t have to”. (LOSP podcast episode 655, May 3 2021)

  • Karate Kid parts 1-2 in 2017 (18 issues), episodes 463 & 464
  • Crisis on Infinite Earths (Arrowverse) parts 1-2 in 2019 (5 TV episodes plus 2 comics), episodes 583 & 588
  • Timber Wolf in 2020 (5 issues), episode 624
  • Eclipso parts 1-2 in 2021 (20 double-size issues), episodes 638 & 651
  • Valor parts 1-2 in 2021 (11 issues)

The Valor series was one of two new series that spun out of the “Eclipso: The Darkness Within” series that ran through the 1992 DC Annuals, the other being Eclipso himself. We heard in episodes 638 and 651 that Valor spent most of that series as a statue being monologued to by Eclipso before getting snapped out of it and helping to defeat Eclipso. At this point in the present of 1992, he was still Lar Gand, introduced in the Invasion! series and appearing from time to time in the L.E.G.I.O.N., Superman, and New Gods books. He had not yet been sent to the Phantom Zone (or whatever they were calling it that day) in the present, though in the future with the Legion we have known for a while now that his code name is Valor and he seeded the worlds of what would eventually be the United Planets such that in the 30th century he was revered.

So there’s a Valor in the 20th century who has his own series – let’s call him Valor A - and then at some point in his future a few years from now (as seen in the Legion annual) he gets put into the Phantom/Stasis/Bgztl Buffer Zone for 1000 years before popping out in the 30th century for good in 2975. This Valor B has been a member of the Legion for 20 years and we refer to him as Adult Valor in the LSH v4 5YL series. In 2978, he was cloned by the Dominators and then awakened in 2995 with the rest of the SW6 batch, he’s Valor C. As of now where we are in the retelling, the SW6 Valor C went back in time and hasn’t been seen since. And recall that Valor A, the one from the solo series, is at least 3 years younger than SW6 Valor C, but in the series he’s written and drawn as being about 18 when he should be 15 (and SW6 Valor C should be about 18, when he appears to be about 15).

This series was meant to be an outer-space super-hero story, with Lar Gand leaving Earth and wandering around space for a while. About halfway through the series, the main Legion titles had a change in writers and editorial decided to bring the Valor series into continuity with the Legion and Legionnaires books. But we won’t see that until issue #11. So we’ll be covering the non-Legion issues en masse and then we’ll fold the Valor series into the rotation starting with issue #12.

Anyway, onto the series….


  • Issue 1
  • The saga of ECLIPSO: THE DARKNESS WITHIN has concluded, and Lar Gand emerges as a hero named Valor. Now, his adventures continue in the ongoing monthly series VALOR. Due to his lengthy possession by Eclipso, Valor is obsessed with Eclipso's evil and is compelled to prevent the villain's plans to build a new base called Lunar City. VALOR is a complement to the ongoing ECLIPSO title, also debuting this month. But where ECLIPSO is a dark, grim series, VALOR is the story of a young hero discovering what it's like to be so powerful. VALOR is set in the 20th century, before the Legion of Super-Heroes brings Lar Gand to the future, and charts the DC Universe as Valor travels from one planet to another. On his journeys, he discovers new characters and encounters some that are rarely seen. In the first issue, Lex Luthor II appears to befriend Valor!
  • cover date 11/92
  • written by Robert Loren Fleming, pencils by Mark Bright, inks by Al Gordon, cover by Bright
  • on sale 9/15/92 which was a week before LSH v4 #35, the issue where deep-fried Dirk Morgna meets the SW6 Legion

Issue 1 has a blurb on the top saying “Eclipso: The Darkness Within Aftermath!” This is pretty much the classic Valor, with big shoulder pads and pouches on his belt (because it was the 90s and any superhero worth anything had pouches). Lar Gand is in therapy for PTSD from his run-in with Eclipso, and he ends up telling his therapist about his father: he’s mad at his father for leaving and getting killed in the Invasion. But the therapist is working for Lex Luthor, back when had a red beard and a ponytail, and he shows her he’s building a spaceship. Later, at home, Lar has a vision about Eclipso and then rushes to a jungle in South America where apparently Eclipso’s lunar city was transported to (even though it was destroyed at the end of Darkness Within #2, but don’t worry about it because we never see it again). Lar fights a bunch of Eclipsoids (which you’ll recall are just Eclipso creations, not possessed people), while showing off his new retractable hide-a-cape. He fights them until sunrise when they disappear, then he spots a giant Daxamite chess game that he destroys because he’s mad at his father. Lex Luthor is watching all this, then he calls in his girlfriend/employee Supergirl (aka the Pocket Universe shapeshifter Matrix). Oh, and that blurb about him being obsessed with Eclipso’s evil? Forget about it, that disappears after this issue.


  • Issue 2
  • Valor barely has the time to recover from last issue's rematch with Eclipso when Lex Luthor II sends a powerful operative to retrieve DC's newest hero. It's Supergirl vs. Valor in an action-packed slugfest.
  • cover date 12/92
  • written by Robert Loren Fleming, pencils by Mark Bright, inks by Al Gordon, cover by Bright/Gordon
  • on sale 10/13/92, which was a week after Timber Wolf #1 and LSH v4 #36 which was the Terra Mosaic finale and a week before LSH v4 #37 which was the baseball issue

Issue 2 opens with Lar Gand repairing some machinery and remembering when he was a 14-year old mechanic back on Daxam. It turns out he’s been making a memorial to his father – “all these years I’ve been angry with you without even realizing it” but how long has it been since his father died in the Invasion? It was only a couple of years ago in real time. Watching via a drone, Lex Luthor monologues that while he can control Supergirl, he has to get Valor out of the way before he can turn on Lex. Supergirl shows up to tease and flirt with Valor, and then tells him she was sent to bring him back to Lex Jr. He’s not so keen on that idea, and so they fight. She accidentally knocks him into the memorial sculpture and it’s destroyed. They fight some more and she pushes him faster than he’s gone before. They crash into a mountain, and she uses her invisibility power to disappear, but Lex shows up and orders him back to Lexcorp. He goes, but doesn’t realize it’s really Supergirl using her shapeshifting powers. Lex Jr shows Valor his new interplanetary star cruiser he’s been working on, and he gets excited to work on it. Meanwhile, Supergirl goes back to rebuild the memorial to Lar Gand’s father.


  • Issue 3
  • While putting his new ship, Pilgrim One, through its shakedown run in space, Valor runs into Lobo...and Lobo's not happy about that!
  • cover date 1/93
  • written by Robert Loren Fleming, pencils by Mark Bright, inks by Trevor Scott
  • on sale 11/10/92, which was a week after Timber Wolf #2 and LSH v4 #38 which was the Earth blowing up and a week before LSH v4 #39 which was Giffen’s last (and in between L.E.G.I.O.N. ’93 #47-48)


Issue 3 opens with Valor inside his new spaceship, which has an AI named Babbage running it. He’s under attack by aliens and Babbage notes that evasive action is required, but he’s not programmed for it yet (Babbage is written as a sarcastic English butler). An alien who calls himself the White Spider tells the rest of his convoy to take the target intact. They trap Valor’s ship in their tractor beams, but he comes up with a plan to escape (“On the count of three….” “Are you up to it, sir?”). He plans to make an escape to Cairn, where he can get help from Dox and the L.E.G.I.O.N., but his ship is not yet equipped with a targeting computer so they’re jumping blind. The White Spider’s convoy follows. While they’re in hyperspace, Valor reminds Babbage that he needs to get more anti-lead serum from Dox and recounts the ship’s history in a flashback (even though Babbage was right there). Turns out that Valor dismantled a bunch of Luthorcorp’s ships to create Pilgrim One. On a test drive, he spies Supergirl and Luthor and he knows she’s with him, and once they’re in space Babbage tells him that he’s been programmed to safeguard Luthorcorp’s investments and to relay info back to Earth. They pop out of hyperspace (and the flashback) into an asteroid field. White Spider’s ships arrive too, and feedback knocks out his ship. Valor exits his ship and starts punching White Spider ships, but when Lobo shows up to help, the White Spider ships leave. Lobo calls Valor’s ship a sissy, and Valor punches Lobo, saying “Nobody insults ‘The One’”.
  
  • Issue 4
  • Lobo guests as his “discussion” with Valor escalates into a situation that places them shoulder-to-shoulder against an entire planet! Plus, L.E.G.I.O.N.'s Vril Dox has a potentially deadly surprise for Valor!
  • cover date 2/93
  • written by Robert Loren Fleming, pencils by Mark Bright, inks by Trevor Scott & Brad Vancata, cover by Scott
  • on sale 12/15/92, which was 2 weeks after Timber Wolf #3 and a week before LSH v4 #40 which was the “Guess Who’s Back” story, and in between L.E.G.I.O.N. ’93 #48-49, although an editor’s note says this takes place prior to #48

Issue 4 opens with Valor fighting Lobo, while Vril Dox watches on a monitor. Dox knew Valor would come back since he’s the only source of the anti-lead serum, and as Phase walks in he tells her that it’s her old friend Valor and recaps that he got to Cairn on his new ship. Phase notices that Valor didn’t kill the White Spider craft occupants and decides they need saving. Lobo fantasizes different ways to kill him, but ultimately decides to trash his ship instead. Babbage takes the ship into evasive maneuvers (apparently Babbage got an evasive maneuvers upgrade since last issue, when he noted that he wasn’t equipped for it). So Valor and Lobo fight a lot, but before they can trash the space station that the L.E.G.I.O.N. is using, Dox stops them. Three days later the space station is fixed, and Valor goes inside and meets up with Phase, Stealth, and Strata. Dox offers to fix Pilgrim One for free and to install the warp telemetry unit. Valor meets Lydea Mallor and after offering condolences for her mother Lyrissa’s death, they both “wow” that they have the hots for each other. I guess Valor has a thing for blue women! Phase privately advises Valor to have the serum checked to make sure it’s the right anti-lead serum. Days later, the repairs on the ship are done and Lar leaves the L.E.G.I.O.N. but Dox confides to Lobo that he sent Valor to Starlag II where he’ll be imprisoned for life under a red sun. And Lobo confides that he got to carve “Lobo rules” on the ship.


  • Issue 5
  • Thanks to L.E.G.I.O.N.'s Vril Dox, Valor must “Go Directly to Jail.” Rendered powerless under the red sun system of Starlag II, Valor sends out a distress call that is answered by…the Blasters!
  • cover date 3/93
  • written by Robert Loren Fleming, pencils by Jeffrey Moore, inks by Trevor Scott & Brad Vancata, cover by Moore/Scott
  • on sale 1/12/93, which was 1 week after Timber Wolf #4 and a week before LSH v4 #41 which was when the SW6 and adult Legions finally met


The issue opens with Valor realizing he’s in a wormhole, and Babbage tells him that the ship is going exactly where Dox intended: the prison planet Starlag II, which is in a red sun system. The first Starlag, you’ll recall, was where Dox and the rest of the prisoners who founded the L.E.G.I.O.N. were kept (as well as members of the Omega Men and those who would eventually become the Blasters), as seen in the Invasion! miniseries, and it was destroyed at the end of the third issue. Valor tells Babbage that he’s had powers under a red sun before (as seen in Starman #35), but when he says he just got a shock from the control panel, he gets a transmission telling him to prepare to be boarded. He can’t get away, because Dox programmed the ship (and Babbage) to shut down after the warp sequence concluded, though he manages to send a distress signal before that happens. He leaves the ship but falls into a trap door. He then fights off one robot who’s sent to collect him, but not the second, who drops him into a cell. He meets the Warden of Starlag II, Kanjar Ru, who we’ll later find out is the hot sister of JLA villain Kanjar Ro. She tells him that he’s been arrested for stealing a L.E.G.I.O.N. warp drive and Dox not only reported the theft but is paying to have him kept there. In his cell, he finds a roommate, who is a former Green Lantern, who tells Valor nobody has ever escaped from Starlag II, not even the Unimaginable. Meanwhile, out in space, Snapper Carr and the Blasters are deciding whether or not to disband the group and go back home when they catch Valor’s distress call. Babbage fills them in, saying that Lexcorp will pay for the return of the ship, and also Valor as long as his recovery doesn’t jeopardize the ship’s. Back on Starlag, a tremor causes Babbage to wake up and after looking at the schematics of the station, he finds the Unimaginable, after which he leaves with the ship to check it out (because one of his main directives is to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new lives and new civilizations (though he doesn’t put it quite like that), regardless of the cost. Not far away, the tremors continue and alarms go off…
  

Next up: part 2 (issues 6-11)

Saturday, July 03, 2021

LSH v4 #46 Annotations: Do Dead Legionnaires Count as Statues?

Annotations for LSH v4 #46


Notes:
  • As a reminder, the Legionnaires series is taking place about 6 weeks after the Legionnaires storyline (Fatal Five).
  • Page 4 panel 7: pour one out for Bloodclaw, who probably has the shortest tenure as a Legionnaire in pre-Zero Hour Legion history at only 4 days
  • Page 9 panel 4: Nura has a dream, and her dreams always come true
  • Page 11: recall the last time Jan met Roxxas on Trom in SBOY 211, that’s when we found out Roxxas was “haunted” by the souls of the Trommites he killed
  • Page 12 panel 1: recall that Pasnic is where King Jonn is from (one of the UP commanders during the Khund war), it was the site of “The War Between the Nights and the Days” in SBOY 193 when Duo Damsel got her new costume that could split into orange and purple
  • Page 22 panel 3: Mordru’s minions in the form of Mysa as White Witch, Mysa as a student on Sorceror’s World, and Mysa as Mordru’s wife in early v4
  • Page 22 panels 5-6: when did Devlin learn he could reflect attacks on him?


Here's what we know of the timeline to date, starting in 2995 (see earlier posts for pre-2995 dates). 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.
  • 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).
  • Sun 5/17/95: The crippled Dirk Morgna encounters his SW6 counterpart; the Dominion fleet is defeated by the U.P. militia with the aid of the SW6 Valor; Pinnacle Command orders his troops to surrender; Earth is liberated and Jacques Foccart is named the new acting President of Earth; on Gallan, Universo and Leland McCauley raise a toast to their imminent conquest of Earth (LSH v4 #35).
  • Tues 5/19/95: Circe kills Dirk Morgna and then takes her own life; Bounty is badly wounded in a fight with Sade; the Bounty entity leaves its host body, who the Legionnaires realize is Dawnstar (LSH v4 #36).
  • Wed 5/20/95: Jan Arrah takes his leave from Jacques now that the fighting is over (LSH v4 #36).
  • Fri 5/22/95: Nura propositions Thom on the eve of the Galaxy Series finale; Saturn Girl is kidnapped (LSH v4 #37).
  • Sat 5/23/95: Naltor Dreamers beat the Toonar Pilots to win the Galaxy Series; SW6 Brainiac 5 arrives on Earth and sends SW6 Valor back to 2978 (LSH v4 #37).
  • Sun 5/24/95: The Tokyo sinkhole opens up (LSH v4 #38).
  • Tue 5/26/95: The two Brainiac 5s report that the Earth is doomed (LSH v4 #38).
  • Wed 6/3/95: Seismic disturbances spur Foccart to order the takeoff of the cities equipped for it. Of the 480 cities with escape domes, only 94 make it to safety in the Bgztl Buffer Zone (LSH v4 #38).
  • Thu 6/4/95: The Great Terran Disaster – the Earth explodes, killing the two billion people who could not be evacuated in time. The cities that were saved joined together in the moon's former orbit as New Earth (LSH v4 #38).
  • Sat 6/6/95: After Jan gives a speech to the evacuees, the adult Legionnaires head back to New Earth (LSH v4 #39).
  • Sun 6/7/95: Several SW6 Legionnaires rescue the kidnapped Cham, RJ Brande, Kid Quantum, and the Proties from Leland McCauley IV (LSH v4 #39).
  • Tue 6/9/95: SW6 and Adult Legionnaires battle mind-wiped Dominator agents from the Weisinger Chambers; Nura enlists the help of J’onn J’onzz to help Mysa; and the old and young Legions finally get together (LSH v4 #40).
  • Thu 6/11/95: Sean Erin becomes Chief of the Science Police for New Earth. Reep Daggle resigns from the reformed adult Legion to organize and lead the youthful Legionnaires. Jacques Foccart resigns as president of New Earth to rejoin the reformed adult Legion and names vice president Troy Stewart to succeed him. Catspaw, Dragonmage, and Computo II join the SW6 Legion (LSH v4 #41).
  • Sat 6/13/95: The new group, "The Legionnaires," is deputized, with its membership consisting of the youthful versions of the original Legion and several new recruits. Computo stops the Djakarta dome from colliding with the Melbourne dome, Cosmic Boy is elected leader and names Computo deputy, and then the Espionage Squad encounters Mano (Legionnaires #1). The Legionnaires capture Mano (Legionnaires #2).
  • Sun 6/14/95: The Legionnaires hold tryouts, while Leland McCauley IV and a green-haired woman steal the Persuader’s Atomic Axe (Legionnaires #2). The Legionnaires confront Mordecai in the tunnels below Metropolis, Persuader breaks out of prison, and Cera Kesh becomes the new Emerald Empress (Legionnaires #3).
  • Mon 6/15/95: Some Legionnaires fight the new Emerald Empress while others try to prevent Persuader from breaking Mano out of prison. The two men meet Mordecai and Leland McCauley, who reintroduces them to yet another Empress as well as Tharok (Legionnaires #4).
  • Tues 6/16/95: The new Fatal Five attacks the Earthgov capital building in Metropolis Dome (Legionnaires #5).
  • Sat 6/20/95: "The Lore of the Legion" timeline printed in "Our Times: A Review of Contemporary News"
  • Fri 6/26/95: Luornu, Rond, Laurel, and Brainiac 5 are all captured by Glorith, who has returned from the End of Time, with the assist of the previously-thought-dead Luornu’s second body. They defeat Glorith and bring Luornu-2 back to Talus (LSH v4 #41).
  • Sat 6/27/95: Back on Talus, Brainiac 5 reveals that he gave Luornu a force field power.She reunites with Chuck and accesses her personal journal (LSH v4 #41).
  • Wed 7/29/95: Jacques and Drura join the team; Mysa is possessed, and goes to Tharn to confront Mordru (LSH v4 #43), but she is defeated and is absorbed into Mordru. Using this power, he raises armies of the dead in a number of worlds in both UP and Khund space. The Legion agrees to help the Khunds, but they insist that the Legion take on four new Khundish members (LSH v4 #44).
  • Sun 8/2/95: The Legion fights Mordru’s zombies on Sklar, Talus, Trom, and in space (LSH v4 #45). On Talus, the Legionnaires fight their own dead, and new Khund Legionnaire Bloodclaw is killed before the team halts Mordru’s magics on the planet. Jan fights the dead Trommites on Pasnic (LSH v4 #46).

Friday, July 02, 2021

Legionnaires #5 annotations: New Life, New Death!

Annotations for Legionnaires #5


Notes:
  • As a reminder, the Legionnaires series is taking place about 6 weeks before the main LSH storyline (Mordru).
  • Page 1: McCauley says that Tharok was seemingly lost forever some years ago, that was way back in LSH v2 #271. In the revised timeline, that was around Sept 2983, so almost 12 years ago story-wise.
  • Page 5 panel 4: Recall that Vice-Chair of the UP was originally seen as Ambassador Jeryl of Arctoraan, first seen in SLSH 249.
  • Page 16 panel 5: the Fatal Five are basically just a diversion to clear the way for “his man”, wonder who that is?
  • Page 22: interesting that Cera Kesh wasn’t a creation of McCauley, but of the other eye itself


Here's what we know of the timeline to date, starting in 2995 (see earlier posts for pre-2995 dates). 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.
  • 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).
  • Sun 5/17/95: The crippled Dirk Morgna encounters his SW6 counterpart; the Dominion fleet is defeated by the U.P. militia with the aid of the SW6 Valor; Pinnacle Command orders his troops to surrender; Earth is liberated and Jacques Foccart is named the new acting President of Earth; on Gallan, Universo and Leland McCauley raise a toast to their imminent conquest of Earth (LSH v4 #35).
  • Tues 5/19/95: Circe kills Dirk Morgna and then takes her own life; Bounty is badly wounded in a fight with Sade; the Bounty entity leaves its host body, who the Legionnaires realize is Dawnstar (LSH v4 #36).
  • Wed 5/20/95: Jan Arrah takes his leave from Jacques now that the fighting is over (LSH v4 #36).
  • Fri 5/22/95: Nura propositions Thom on the eve of the Galaxy Series finale; Saturn Girl is kidnapped (LSH v4 #37).
  • Sat 5/23/95: Naltor Dreamers beat the Toonar Pilots to win the Galaxy Series; SW6 Brainiac 5 arrives on Earth and sends SW6 Valor back to 2978 (LSH v4 #37).
  • Sun 5/24/95: The Tokyo sinkhole opens up (LSH v4 #38).
  • Tue 5/26/95: The two Brainiac 5s report that the Earth is doomed (LSH v4 #38).
  • Wed 6/3/95: Seismic disturbances spur Foccart to order the takeoff of the cities equipped for it. Of the 480 cities with escape domes, only 94 make it to safety in the Bgztl Buffer Zone (LSH v4 #38).
  • Thu 6/4/95: The Great Terran Disaster – the Earth explodes, killing the two billion people who could not be evacuated in time. The cities that were saved joined together in the moon's former orbit as New Earth (LSH v4 #38).
  • Sat 6/6/95: After Jan gives a speech to the evacuees, the adult Legionnaires head back to New Earth (LSH v4 #39).
  • Sun 6/7/95: Several SW6 Legionnaires rescue the kidnapped Cham, RJ Brande, Kid Quantum, and the Proties from Leland McCauley IV (LSH v4 #39).
  • Tue 6/9/95: SW6 and Adult Legionnaires battle mind-wiped Dominator agents from the Weisinger Chambers; Nura enlists the help of J’onn J’onzz to help Mysa; and the old and young Legions finally get together (LSH v4 #40).
  • Thu 6/11/95: Sean Erin becomes Chief of the Science Police for New Earth. Reep Daggle resigns from the reformed adult Legion to organize and lead the youthful Legionnaires. Jacques Foccart resigns as president of New Earth to rejoin the reformed adult Legion and names vice president Troy Stewart to succeed him. Catspaw, Dragonmage, and Computo II join the SW6 Legion (LSH v4 #41).
  • Sat 6/13/95: The new group, "The Legionnaires," is deputized, with its membership consisting of the youthful versions of the original Legion and several new recruits. Computo stops the Djakarta dome from colliding with the Melbourne dome, Cosmic Boy is elected leader and names Computo deputy, and then the Espionage Squad encounters Mano (Legionnaires #1). The Legionnaires capture Mano (Legionnaires #2).
  • Sun 6/14/95: The Legionnaires hold tryouts, while Leland McCauley IV and a green-haired woman steal the Persuader’s Atomic Axe (Legionnaires #2). The Legionnaires confront Mordecai in the tunnels below Metropolis, Persuader breaks out of prison, and Cera Kesh becomes the new Emerald Empress (Legionnaires #3).
  • Mon 6/15/95: Some Legionnaires fight the new Emerald Empress while others try to prevent Persuader from breaking Mano out of prison. The two men meet Mordecai and Leland McCauley, who reintroduces them to yet another Empress as well as Tharok (Legionnaires #4).
  • Tues 6/16/95: The new Fatal Five attacks the Earthgov capital building in Metropolis Dome (Legionnaires #5).
  • Sat 6/20/95: "The Lore of the Legion" timeline printed in "Our Times: A Review of Contemporary News"
  • Fri 6/26/95: Luornu, Rond, Laurel, and Brainiac 5 are all captured by Glorith, who has returned from the End of Time, with the assist of the previously-thought-dead Luornu’s second body. They defeat Glorith and bring Luornu-2 back to Talus (LSH v4 #41).
  • Sat 6/27/95: Back on Talus, Brainiac 5 reveals that he gave Luornu a force field power.She reunites with Chuck and accesses her personal journal (LSH v4 #41).
  • Wed 7/29/95: Jacques and Drura join the team; Mysa is possessed, and goes to Tharn to confront Mordru (LSH v4 #43), but she is defeated and is absorbed into Mordru. Using this power, he raises armies of the dead in a number of worlds in both UP and Khund space. The Legion agrees to help the Khunds, but they insist that the Legion take on four new Khundish members (LSH v4 #44).
  • Sun 8/2/95: The Legion fights Mordru’s zombies on Sklar, Talus, Trom, and in space (LSH v4 #45).