Metropolis in the 30th century provides the backdrop for this multi-faceted story, as M'onel's life hangs by a thread. A mysterious figure pursues an ancient quest for power; Dreamer reveals more about her startling visions; and Chameleon finds a soulmate. Plus, Kinetix under attack! Or is she?
One of the 20th century Legionnaires is in a coma, and Brainiac 5 rises to the occasion, coming up with a risky method of getting everyone back to the future. But due to unexpected treachery from within the team, the rescue attempt fails and all of the Legionnaires are trapped in the timestream!
A mysterious force plants the Legionnaires smack into the middle of World War II, altering their powers, costumes and memories to fit that era! Can the likes of Cosmic Boy, nightclub mentalist Saturn Girl, generator-powered Lightning Lad, and the other jetpack-wearing heroes of the Legion defeat the evil Axis?
Dark Circle Rising Part 1! Worlds are seceding from the United Planets over to the competing Affiliated Planets. Even if there were something the Legion could do about it, they won't get a chance with the Dark Circle closing in on them. Continued in LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (1989) #106!
The battle against the menace of the Blight heats up in Part 2 of the 4-part "Legion of the Damned"! After being stranded in space for a month, Cosmic Boy, Monstress, Apparition, and Brainiac 5.1 return to Earth and find the planet completely dominated by the alien race known as the Blight. Along with Chameleon, the remaining Legionnaires make a plan to storm the Blight headquarters in the hopes of freeing their teammates--and the rest of the planet--from the Blight's control!
The battle against the menace of the Blight reaches its heartbreaking conclusion in part 4 of "Legion of the Damned"! Only seven Legionnaires remain to make their final stand against Atrophos and the Blight, who intend to use M'Onel's Daxamite energies as the catalyst to destroy life everywhere and achieve immortality! Even worse, there may be a traitor among the un-Blighted Legionnaires!
With half the Legion gone, the 30th century's remaining heroes realize they can't safeguard the galaxy alone, so (you knew this was coming)...it's time once again for the Legionnaire Try-Outs! An open audition means that Legion HQ is overrun with prospective applicants, many of them possessing more "personality" than actual ability. But by issue's end, several new Legionnaires are inducted to carry on the team's heroic tradition!
Aftermath. In the aftermath of Legion of Super-Heroes (1989 4th Series) #84, the team tries to pick up the pieces and assess who among them is injured, missing or dead--leading to a grim ceremony on the world of Shanghalla. But the Legionnaireshave little time to heal before the mystic crone Mysa returns, angered by the Legion's failure to secure the Emerald Eye.
Dr. Regulus escapes, forcing the Legion across the galaxy as they try to recapture him. But first, the team must battle its way through the Work Force! Meanwhile, strange things begin to happen among the Legionnaires, including some unexpected romances and the unexpected splitting of Triad into three totally different girls!
Spotlight on Saturn Girl! While on a diplomatic mission to Titan, the three Legion founders discover that recent tensions between Titan and Braal may not have completely ended. Plus, Saturn Girl probes her past, looking for clues to improving her powers. Meanwhile, a new Legion leader is elected!
The Legion is attacked by a deadly new villain whose powers seem familiar to some of the heroes. Meanwhile, team morale crumbles further as Cosmic Boy's command decisions become even more erratic, with dire consequences in battle. Plus, Kinetix strikes a bargain with an aged mystic, and Ultra Boy encounters some unexplained phenomena.
Now more powerful than he ever dreamed, the time-villain Chronos battles the Legion in the 30th century! Brainiac 5 is lost in time; Legion headquarters is destroyed; and the United Planets is none too happy with the Legionnaires for harboring a guest from the 20th century...who's now trapped in the 30th!