It's 1958 and the Legionnaires are students in Mr. Swan's Art Class at Happy Harbor High School, frantically preparing for a visit from the President of the United States. Unexpectedly, this idyllic scenario comes crashing down around them when Happy Harbor is invaded by a monster from another planet.
Legion of the Damned Part 1! The alien threat known only as the Blight has completely taken over Earth and possessed its inhabitants. Only a few Legionnaires remain, but they may not last long, since the Blight are using the team's former colleagues to hunt them down. Continued in LEGIONNAIRES #79!
The secrets of the Blight are revealed in Part 3 of the 4-part "Legion of the Damned"! But will that information help XS, the super-speeding Legionnaire, who's in for the run of her life against her own mind-controlled teammates, inside the Blight headquarters known as the Stem? Also, is there a traitor in the Legion's midst?
An alien scourge threatens to destroy Earth's solar system, but with so many Legionnaires expelled, injured or missing, the remaining heroes stand virtually no chance of stopping the threat...until the United Planets forces them to recruit five of the most powerful beings in the cosmos: the Fatal Five!