Legends (1986 mini-series) #1 (A Multi-Title Crossover) [SET] — The Need for Heroes; The Complete Saga

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The Epic sequel to DC Comics landmark "The Crisis on Infinite Earths"!

The villainous Darkseid has a scheme he calls Operation Humiliation!

With his vast resources, he will cause the people of Earth to despise and rebel against their heroes.

Then he will be able to conquer the planet.

But he didn't count on one thing: The heroes are Legends.

And Legends can Never be stopped!

Legends re-establishes heroism in the new singular DC Universe.

It also reintroduces Wonder Woman, relaunched in her own re-numbered title by George Perez.

Firestorm is revamped, and the stage is set for the "International" era of the Justice League is launched.

With the Charlton characters brought into the DC Universe, Blue Beetle, Captain Atom and Sarge Steel play important roles..

Wally West is established as the new Flash and the Legion of Super-Heroes Founder Cosmic Boy comes to the present from the 30th Century for adventures in our time.

Also featuring the First Appearances of Amanda Waller and the Modern Task Force X, also known as "The Suicide Squad". 

Finally, Legends works as a morality play too, featuring a debate between Darkseid and the Phantom Stranger.

Presenting the Giant 28 Chapter Story-Arc, which crosses-over over into most of DC's critical titles.  ere is the Complete Epic LEGENDS, Including ALL the Cross-Overs!

 

 

Collecting the Complete "Legends" Story-Arc in the six-issue mini-series Plus All the Crossover Chapters. 

 


Batman (1940 series) #401
By Barbara J. Randall & Trevor von Eeden. 
“A Bird in the Hand...”  Legends Crossover Chapter 1 (of 22)
Citizens have turned against superheroes and this leads President Ronald Reagan outlawing superheros all together. Meanwhile, Batman and Robin are tracking down Magpie, who is lethal to anyone who stands in the way of her compulsive quest to collect bird-themed gemstones!
Detective Comics (1937 series) #538
By Joey Cavalieri & Klaus Janson. 
“Eyrie”  Legends Crossover Chapter 2 (of 22) 
Continued from Batman #401, Batman and Robin work their way up the chain of Jewel Thieves and find at it's end... The Penguin! Continues in LEGENDS # 1.
Legends (1986 mini-series) #1 (of 6)
By John Ostrander / Len Wein & John Byrne / Karl Kesel. 
“Once Upon a Time” 
Darkseid surveys his world, Apokolips, and is contented with what he sees, but the hope and joy on Earth embodied by its heroes vexes him. He devises a plan to destroy all that the people see in heroes. He sets his minions Dr. Bedlam and Glorious Godfrey to the task. He also sends Brimstone to attack New York City as well as Macro Man who attacks Billy Batson.
Featuring the First Appearance of Amanda Waller
The Green Lantern Corps (1960 series) #207
By Steve Englehart & Joe Staton / Mark Farmer. 
“Simple Minds”  Legends Crossover Chapter 3 (of 22) 
Guy Gardner returns to Earth having escaped from Maltus and challenges the seven Green Lantern Corps members as he sees himself as the only one "true" Green Lantern of Earth.
Legends (1986 mini-series) #2 (of 6)
By John Ostrander / Len Wein & John Byrne / Karl Kesel. 
“Breach of Faith!”
Things get worse for heroes all over the world as G. Gordon Godfrey poisons the population. Things become so extreme that President Ronald Reagan puts a stop to heroes!
Cosmic Boy (1986 mini-series) #1 (of 4)
By Paul Levitz & Keith Giffen / Bob Smith. 
“Those Who Will Not Learn the Lessons of History...”  Legends Crossover Chapter 4 (of 22) 
Cosmic Boy and Night Girl, his girlfriend, journey to the 20th century for vacation and find themselves in a world full of turmoil, where the citizens of the planet have no trust in super-powered people. Cosmic Boy is attacked for being a superhero and finds that Superman has no recollection of who Cosmic Boy is, now that history has been altered by the Crisis on Infinite Earths.
The Justice League of America (1960 series) #258
By J.M. DeMatteis & Luke McDonnell / Bob Smith. 
"Saving Face!"  Legends Crossover Chapter 5 (of 22)
As Darkseid's machinations turn the populace against heroes, the immortal Professor Ivo plots his revenge on the Justice League members, whom he holds responsible for his disfigurement, by systematically killing their young recruits. In the Secret Sanctuary, the members of the team re-group following their defeat by Brimstone (in Legends #2). Humbled and frustrated. J'onn J'onzz then disbands the Justice League in keeping with the President's order to halt All super-hero activity.
Secret Origins (1986 series) #10
By Alan Moore & Joe Orlando and More. 
"Tarry Till I Come Again"; "...and men shall call him Stranger"; "Revelations" and "Footsteps"  Legends Crossover Chapter 6 (of 22) 
As Legends boils over in the background, four stories possible origins for the Phantom Stranger are related. As always, the Stranger remains shrouded in mystery...
The Fury of Firestorm (1982 series) #55
By John Ostrander & Joe Brozowski / Steve Mitchell.
"The Stench of Brimstone"  Legends Crossover Chapter 7 (of 22)
With the general populace turned against superheroes, and the Justice League in disarray, Firestorm must contend with the threat of Brimstone.
Legends (1986 mini-series) #3 (of 6)
By John Ostrander / Len Wein & John Byrne / Karl Kesel. 
“Send for... The Suicide Squad!” 
Darkseid and the Phantom Stranger discuss the events on Earth, while the Suicide Squad faces Brimstone in their first mission and Billy Batson faces the guilt he feels in the death of Macro Man.
Featuring the First Appearance of the Modern Task Force X "The Suicide Squad"
Cosmic Boy (1986 mini-series) #2 (of 4)
By Paul Levitz & Keith Giffen / Bob Smith.
“Is History Destiny?” Legends Crossover Chapter 8 (of 22)
While dealing with the upheaval caused by Legends, Cosmic Boy and Night Girl meet an astronaut named Jason Krinnski who needs assistance with protesters.
The Justice League of America (1960 series) #259
By J.M. DeMatteis & Luke McDonnell / Bob Smith. 
"Homecoming!"  Legends Crossover Chapter 9 (of 22)
The Justice League finds Vibe's body and J'onn J'onzz is able to determine that Prof. Ivo is behind the murder and to deduce his motive. However, the actions of G. Gordon Godrey and the subsequent presidential order to cease super-hero activity prevent J'onzz from leading the League to avenge their teammate.
The Fury of Firestorm (1982 series) #56
By John Ostrander & Joe Brozowski / Steve Mitchell. 
"Firestorm No More"  Legends Crossover Chapter 10 (of 22)
The unrest caused by Darkseid's schemes reaches Firestorm's school, and Hawk (Hank Hall) arrives to quell the rioters.
Blue Beetle (1986 series) #9
By Len Wein & Paris Cullins / Del Barras.
"Timepiece!" Legends Crossover Chapter 11 (of 22)
Blue Beetle deals with the anti-superhero sentiment created by the events of Legends, and picks up the trail of Chronos.
Legends (1986 mini-series) #4 (of 6)
By John Ostrander / Len Wein & John Byrne / Karl Kesel. 
“Cry Havok...”
Darkseid continues Operation Humiliation, which is an attempt to rid Earth's of its legendary costumed heroes. Black Canary, Batman, Flash, and others battle an assortment of super-villains that is on the rampage.
The Warlord (1976 series) #114
By Michael Fleisher & Ron Randall. 
"When a Legend Dies"  Legends Crossover Chapter 12 (of 22)
Desaad comes to Skartaris to bring the corruption of Legends to the land of the Warlord.
Cosmic Boy (1986 mini-series) #3 (of 4)
By Paul Levitz & Keith Giffen / Bob Smith. 
“Past, Present... and Future”  Legends Crossover Chapter 13 (of 22) 
Cosmic Boy and Night Girl decide to return to the future to make sure the conditions of the 20th century did not affect their friends back in the future. Unfortunately, they are unable to break the time barrier and are stuck in the 20th century.
The Justice League of America (1960 series) #260
By J.M. DeMatteis & Luke McDonnell / Bob Smith. 
“Flesh”  Legends Crossover Chapter 14 (of 22) 
J'onn J'onzz follows the android that spared Gypsy and confirms his theory of Ivo's involvement, then destroys the android. Steel and Vixen go off separately to avenge Vibe, in spite of the presidential order.
Blue Beetle (1986 series) #10
By Len Wein & Paris Cullins / Del Barras. 
"Time On His Hands!"  Legends Crossover Chapter 15 (of 22)
Beetle battles Chronos and contends with anti superhero mobs.
The Warlord (1976 series) #115
By Michael Fleisher & Ron Randall. 
"Citadel of Fear!"  Legends Crossover Chapter 16 (of 22) 
Desaad continues to vex Travis Morgan, using a doppelganger to attack the Warlord.
Superman (1987 series) #3
By John Byrne & John Byrne / Terry Austin. 
"Legends from the Darkside"  Legends Crossover Chapter 17 (of 22)
While Lois interviews Glorious Godfrey, Superman is transported to Apokolips by Darkseid and is shocked by the conditions there.
The Adventures of Superman (1987 series) #426
By Marv Wolfman & Jerry Ordway. 
"From the Dregs"  Legends Crossover Chapter 18 (of 22) 
Under the influence of Amazing Grace, Superman leads an uprising on Apokalips against Darkseid.
Action Comics (1937 series) #586
By John Byrne & Dick Giordano. 
"The Champion!"  Legends Crossover Chapter 19 (of 22)
In Darkseid's thrall, Superman combats Orion above the Fire Pits of Apokolips.
Legends (1986 mini-series) #5 (of 6)
By John Ostrander / Len Wein & John Byrne / Karl Kesel. 
“Let Slip the Dogs of War!”
Darkseid, unleashing his metallic dogs of war, continues Operation Humiliation, which is an attempt to rid Earth's of its legendary costumed heroes. Meanwhile, demagogue G. Gordon Godfrey's message of hate against the heroes continues to take hold of the populace.
Cosmic Boy (1986 mini-series) #4 (of 4)
By Paul Levitz & Keith Giffen / Bob Smith. 
“Time Without End”  Legends Crossover Chapter 20 (of 22) 
Learning that the Time Trapper is tampering with the 20th century's history, Cosmic Boy and Night Girl confront him.
The Justice League of America (1960 series) #261
By J.M. DeMatteis & Luke McDonnell / Bob Smith. 
“Last Stand”  Legends Crossover Chapter 21 (of 22)
Separately, Vixen and the Martian Manhunter hunt for Professor Ivo, determined that he should pay for the deaths of Steel and Vibe, slain by his androids.
Legends (1986 mini-series) #6 (of 6)
By John Ostrander / Len Wein & John Byrne / Karl Kesel. 
“Finale!” 
Darkseid continues his attempt to rid Earth's of its legendary costumed heroes. Guy Gardner, Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman (making her first post-Crisis appearance), and others battle an assortment of super-villains. Darkseid's para-demons and dogs of war also attack. Features the first appearance of the new Justice League.
Secret Origins (1986 series) #14
By John Ostrander & Luke McDonnell / Dave Hunt. 
"The Secret Origin of the Suicide Squad"  Legends Crossover Chapter 22 (of 22) 
While Sarge Steel attempts to convince President Ronald Reagan to shut down the Suicide Squad, Amanda Waller tries to convince him otherwise. To do so she hands him a file detailing the squad's history. The group, known as Task Force X was originated back in President Truman's Time and was led by Capt. Richard Montgomery Flag.