Also known as “Five Years Later” or “TMK” (based on the writers), this permutation of the Legion of Super-Heroes continues on from the Levitz run, but has since been retconned out of existence in several ways. Obviously, the first was Zero Hour, which literally wiped it out and replaced it, but also when the “original” Legion was brought back circa 2008 as a continuation of the Levitz run. I called this era the Glorithverse based on the timeline being rewritten early in the run.
One major difference is that the years that correspond to these volumes are not just current year plus 1000, as they are in other eras. It starts off as current year plus 1005, but then the timeline pretty much stays within two calendar years.
Volume 1 – Five Years Later (2994)
Legion of Super-Heroes (volume 4) #1-12
Legion of Super-Heroes (volume 4) Annual #1
Volume 2 – Quiet Darkness (2994-2995)
Legion of Super-Heroes (volume 4) #13-25
Legion of Super-Heroes (volume 4) Annual #2
Volume 3 – Terra Mosaic (2995)
Legion of Super-Heroes (volume 4) #26-30
Legion of Super-Heroes (volume 4) Annual #3
Legion of Super-Heroes (volume 4) #31-41
Volume 4 – Baptism by Fire (2995)
There is no crossover between Legionnaires and the main series while the Bierbaums are still writing.
Volume 5 – Time’s Change (2995)
Legion of Super-Heroes (volume 4) #42-59
This is sort of a catch all volume that gets the end of the Bierbaum run, and the beginning of the McCraw run, leading up to the Zero Hour changes.
Volume 6 – End of an Era (2995)
Legion of Super-Heroes (volume 4) #60
Legion of Super-Heroes (volume 4) #61
Issue #54 opens with a text recap page, but whoever designed the page decided to use a dark gold text on a starry space background, thereby rendering the text nearly unreadable. (Thank you, “kewl!” 90s design.) The full text of that page is as follows:
In the 30th Century, an idealistic group of young people from throughout the galaxy came together to form the Legion of Super-Heroes. Their goals were simple, to protect the galaxy and to insure a peaceful coexistence for its inhabitants. The Legion was often successful in fulfilling these goals, gaining well deserved fame and respect during its long history. The ranks of the Legion grew and changed as new members joined and some longtime members departed. Many times those who left the team returned, for the Legion had become such an integral part of their lives that nothing could take its place.
Over the years, the Legion faced many callenges, defeated many evils and fought many villains who sought to rule the universe. More than once, members sacrificed their lives in order to preserve their oath of justice.
Now, having barely defeated one of their mightiest enemies, they are accused of crimes that oppose everything they stand for. The Legion must remain strong as they face the greatest challenge of all time . . .