(See also "Legionnaires", "Legion Lost", "Legion Worlds" and "The Legion" )
125 issue series.
Keith Giffen took over plotting as well as penciling with this series of the Legion of Super-Heroes title which started in November 1989, with scripts by Tom and Mary Bierbaum. Five years after the Magic Wars, the United Planets is a darker place and the Legion a distant memory. However, a group of former Legionnaires worked to re-form the Legion in this harsh new universe, in which Earth was ruled by the alien Dominators.
In 1994, DC editors decided that after 36 years, the team's continuity would be entirely rebooted. As part of the Zero Hour company-wide crossover, the Legion's original continuity came to an end with Legion of Super-Heroes (3rd Series) #61 (Sep 1994).
Following Zero Hour, a new Legion continuity was created, beginning with a retelling of the origin story starting in Legion of Super-Heroes (3rd Series) #0 and then continued in a spin-off sister series Legionnaires #0 (both released in October 1994).
New writers Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning came on board with penciller Olivier Coipel with #122 to produce a dark story, Legion of the Damned, leading to the near collapse of the United Planets and the Legion. In the wake of the disaster, a group of Legionnaires disappeared through a spatial rift and the two existing Legion series came to an end. The limited series Legion Lost (2000–2001) chronicled the difficult journey of these Legionnaires to return home, while the ensuing limited series Legion Worlds (2001) showed what was happening back in the United Planets during their absence.
A new series, The Legion, was launched in 2001 in which the Legion was reunited and given a new base and purpose.
The Trade paperback collection Legion of Super-Heroes (3rd Series): The Beginning of Tomorrow reprints Legion of Super-Heroes #0,62-65 and Legionnaires #0,19-22.
All distributed in the UK up until #85. From #86 onwards they were no longer available in UK newsagents but specialist comic shops only.
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Note: some PR issues may have no value. Selected issues in FN, VF or VF/NM may not exist in some titles.