Who are you?
For the moment, I employ a secret identity. I go by the superhero
name of Legion Lad.
I am responsible for the Facebook site BITS
OF LEGIONNAIRE BUSINESS, which was my first attempt
at archiving the Legion. The other FB site I created was THE
LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES TRADING POST, which encourages
fans to buy, sell or trade their Legion-related goods.
I also contribute from time to time to a blog
also named BITS
OF LEGIONNAIRE BUSINESS, and some of the articles
will be re-posted on this website.
Whats your experience with the Legion?
Ive been collecting the
Legion right from the very first issue, and like it was for many
fans, the very nifty concept of the group proved to be its main
For many decades, I set out to acquire every
Legion-related issue and piece of merchandise I could find, amassing
a large collection that today occupies a couple of rooms.
In the 70s, I joined the popular Legion Amateur
Press Alliance group INTERLAC, which budded from the fanzine
THE LEGION OUTPOST, and whose roster contained many of
the fans who were responsible for persuading DC to bring back
the Legion after it had been removed from ADVENTURE COMICS.
Why compile these indexes?
Perhaps its to satisfy
my completist needs, suffused with a hint of OCD.
But I really wanted to share my lists with fellow
Legion fans. There has NEVER been a complete listing of Legion-related
publications (and merchandise), despite what the compilers of
existing guides may claim. I have seen them all: on various websites,
on forums, in chat groups, as hard copies. The indexes on this
site include many items absent from those inventories.
The other notable aspect of my lists is that
they are pictorial. JUST CLICK ON EACH ITEM
AND YOU WILL BE ABLE TO SEE AN IMAGE OF IT. Fans can see
for themselves why an issue or item is considered Legion-related,
and make up their own minds if its worth adding to their
This differs from the content of many other
indexes, which merely cite an item without explaining why.
How comprehensive are the lists?
They are extremely comprehensive.
My indexes include issues with: cameos of Legionnaires
and related characters; mere mentions of or references to them;
appearances of alien races and alien worlds with Legion connections;
Legion artifacts, such as flight rings, time bubbles and equipment;
and homages to the Legion.
As well, all comic magazine articles about the
Legion are featured, plus other publications such as convention
souvenir programs, promotional newsletters, and sundry coffee-table
Every bit of Legion-related merchandise, including
trading cards and action figures, has been photographed or scanned.
Ø Do you own everything listed?
Close to 99 per cent of everything
here has been scanned from my private collection, so I can vouch
for their existence.
The exception is the GALLERY section, which
is a selection of Legion-related sketches and drawings compiled
over the years.
The publications are listed in chronological order within each
year. Wouldn't it be better to have them in alphabetical sequence?
Would it really
though? It's obvious that sorting by date gives a clear indication
of when each publication came out through the years.
Alphabetical sequencing is only useful if you
know the name of the item you are looking for.
But if you need it, every index does come with
an alphabetical listing in downloadable spreadsheet form.
Will you insert a search bar?
In due course, probably. It
may be of use if you are looking for an item that's not a publication.
But if you're seeking a particular piece of
printed material, you just need to click on the section of the
year it was printed in, and look for it.
How will I know if a section has been updated, so I don't have
to go go through all the items to check for new entries?
Items are scanned daily and
every time an addition is made to a section, there will be a notification
on the homepage (which will remain for about a week).
I noticed an omission from your lists/I noticed a mistake/I noticed
a broken or erroneous link.
With a project of such magnitude,
I envisage some errors, but hopefully not too many, as the entries
are meticulously checked.
If you wish to contact me regarding corrections
or additions, please feel free to contact me HERE.
If I use your contribution, you will be acknowledged!
Can you cross-link to other Legion pages?
I am happy to do so. Give me