For Week 34 of the [Legion Fan Club] Weekly Reading selection, we join in the Crisis celebration by reading 6 Legion comic book tie-ins to the original Crisis on Infinite Earths!
LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (1984-) #16, 18, 37, SUPERMAN (1986-) #8, ACTION COMICS (1938-) #591, LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (1984-) # 38
LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (1984-) #16 Can the new Legionnaries get through their first adventure, or is their “Baptism” just a little too tough? DC Universe
LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (1984-) #18 Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover. “Has Anyone Noticed a Crisis Going On?” Guest-starring a batch of super-villains! Plus: the return of the Infinite Man! DC Universe
LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (1984-) #37 Beginning the 4-part epic Superboy crossover that answers the paradoxes created by events of the Crisis on Infinite Earths! The Legionnaires journey ahead through the time stream to battle the Time Trapper at the end of time…but wind up as guests of Superboy in Smallville, U.S.A. instead! Continued in Superman #8 (1987 2nd Series). DC Universe
SUPERMAN (1986-) #8 Future Shock’ part 1! The Legion of Super-Heroes arrive from the future in present day Smallville searching for their ally, Superboy. Instead they find a confused Superman. Continued in ACTION COMICS (1938-2011) #591. DC Universe
ACTION COMICS (1938-) #591 When a confused Superman attempts to follow Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes into the time stream, he is transported to the Smallville of the past, but the town isn’t quite how he remembers it. DC Universe
LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (1984-) #38 Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes take on the Time Trapper for the fate of the Boy of Steel’s universe! But when the Time Trapper releases the Crisis energy, the countdown clock begins before everything is wiped from existence! DC Universe
Did you like this return of the Infinite Man? What was great, what was not so hot?
Does it make sense that Brainiac remembers Supergirl after Crisis?
The 4 parter with the “new” John Byrne Superman and the Legion was DC’s way of trying to explain away all those decades of Superman as a teenager being in the Legion. Did the storyline patch that up well, or did it leave you shaking your head in disbelief? Why?
Why do you think Legion always gets the short end of the stick on these DC Crises?
Bonus selection: The last appearance of Superboy in Legion BEFORE crisis:
LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (1984-) #12 Amid an interstellar battle, three Legionnaires resign! Plus, the Legion’s election results for the team’s new leader! DC Universe
Next week: Back to the New 52 Legion of Super-Heroes!!!