Legion of Super-Heroes
Inspired by the heroes of their distant past, the Legion of Super-Heroes are young heroes of many world united to defend the universe one thousand years in our future. Although they may be young, they are honorable, brave, and their numbers are legion.
As the distant descendents of the DC universe, the Legion has had their continuity revised more than any other. They began as a small youth club eager to meet their inspiration by inviting Superboy to join their ranks. They achieved new heights with the introduction of a young Jim Shooter to the comic business as well as the classic team of Paul Levitz and Dave Cockrum, but the series reached its zenith with the arrival of Keith Giffen with The Great Darkness Saga followed by The Curse. The success of the Legion of Super-Heroes led to multiple spin-offs including L.E.G.I.O.N. (set in the present DC universe) and the Legionnaires, a more classic interpretation of the Legion to counter their more jaded modern versions.
With the Legion Lost miniseries, the Legion received a popular major revamp that only lasted a few years before the Infinite Crisis event introduced a new Legion with the new Supergirl. In The Legion of Three Worlds, the various interpretations of the Legion were reconciled into a single group, which remained largely unaltered in the new 52.