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Lookin’ to Connect: Legion of Super-Heroes Edition! Legion of Super-Heroes #37a/37b, Legion of Super-Heroes #15-17 and Legion of Super-Heroes #1-6

This is the latest installment of a feature where I spotlight interconnecting covers. I will feature three selections each installment, with my current plan being to feature one diptych, one triptych and one tetraptych (or larger). Here is an archive of all of the covers listed so far. I am sure you have suggestions for future editions, so feel free to e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com with your suggestions for future installments. Don’t post suggestions in the comments section!

This edition is all Legion of Super-Heroes covers!


First up, based on a suggestion by reader Thomas L., we have Francis Manapul and John Livesay’s covers for Legion of Super-Heroes #37a and 37b…


Next, based on a suggestion by readers Thomas L., Gareth J., Nacho Bentz, Josh L., we have Keith Giffen and Al Gordon’s cover for Legion of Super-Heroes #15-17…



Finally, based on a suggestion by readers Mike M., Thomas L., Phillip R. and Nacho Bentz, we have Jim Lee’s variant covers for Legion of Super-Heroes #1-6 (which were oddly printed out of order)…



Click on any of the above images to enlarge them!

If YOU have a suggestion for a future installment, please e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com. Don’t post your suggestion in the comments section!


Fun flashbacks! I’m also a big fan of the Legionnaires #2-6 covers all side-by-side…

Have you ever done The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Vol. II (Deluxe Edition)? 1-15 formed a circular train of all the Marvel Heroes running…. Should have been a poster.


This just reminds me how incomplete my pile of new comics is each month without at least one “Legion” book!

The variants that you have to buy multiple copies of a single issue to collect bother me a little on principle, but only a little because it’s not like I’m really going to buy them anyway.

These are some cool covers. I don’t quite understand what’s going on with Colossal Boy on that first one. Is that treads pattern over his shoulders supposed to be part of his costume? He’d look normal without it, but if I take that as part of his costume his anatomy becomes a little less understandable. But if it’s NOT part of his costume I don’t understand what it’s doing there at all.

I’ve always loved those Giffen covers. Somehow it never registered to me that the third issue was part of the image too.

My favorite thing about the Jim Lee one is just seeing all those Legion logos, with an image kinda-sorta appropriate to that era (taking into account that it’s Lee’s rendition of it). That’s a great touch.

Alas, poor Legion of Super-Heroes. I knew them, Horatio.

Saturn Girl has never looked hotter.

The tread things on CB’s shoulders are his costume. In this version of LSH he’s not actually a human who can grow, but a giant who can shrink – he’s physically a little different. At least, that’s my memory.

Ian: Thanks. But that’s so weird. Try as I might, I just can’t see those treads as part of his body/costume. He looks normally proportioned without them (except for his tree-trunk arms), but the treads just mess his whole anatomy up.


November 11, 2013 at 9:35 am


I had the same exact reaction to the costume and cant really figure it out either. Everything looks as it should without that. Guess I need to get the actual books from that time.

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