An edited version of the chat logs from the twice-weekly AOL sessions into something semi-coherent. NOTE: this list has not been posted to since March 2000 as the chats reports (when they occur) are posted to various lists directly.
"This mailing list pertains to the Amateur Press Association known as APA-LSH, which was founded in 1994 by Tom & Mary Bierbaum and Bob Dobiesz... This mailing list is open to all members and waitlisters of APA-LSH past and present, and anyone interested in learning about APA-LSH."
Achives are at yahoogroups.com and are open to the public.
The FLUBBER mailing list
"Welcome to the official mailing list of F.L.U.B.B.E.R. (Fans of Legion Urging Bouncing Boy's Expediant Return), an organization dedicated to trying to get the writers of Legion of Super-Heroes to give Chuck Taine his Bouncing powers and membership in the Legion."
Achives are at yahoogroups.com and are open to the public.
The gms-legion mailing list
"Georgia's fastest growing adventure comics serial is the GMS Legion, a small press parody of high school life in the 1980s. It started as a pastiche of DC's Legion of Super-Heroes, turned into a general hero parody, but has since taken on a life all its own..."
"For discussion of all eras and incarnations of the Legion of Super-Heroes comic book and characters from DC Comics, from the Adventure Comics days through the reboot and Legion Lost. Features include news updates and chat reports. We try to be friendly and welcoming to all LSH fans."
"This is a role-playing game where YOU take the Legionnaire of your choice...OR make up a NEW character to see if your creation has what it takes to be a Ring-Wearer! The only stipulation is that you "play" in first person!"
The LMBP (Legion of Message Board Posters) mailing list
"The LMB is a small Legion fan-group that was organized on the Legionnaires forum of the DC Message Boards. The group is very loosely organized, welcoming to all Legion fans and has been going strong now for nearly a year!"
"LSH-PBeM draws from all versions of the Legion mythos to create a new and unique vision of everybody's favorite 30th Century heroes! The game is free form so will require no books, dice or waiting for other players. Because of the potentially-adult material, membership will be restricted to 18 plus. "
"LSH-PugetSound is for fans of the Legion of Super-Heroes comic book series who live in the Puget Sound area...
This list is not intended to be a discussion list about the Legion -- there are lots of other places to do that on the Net -- but rather to keep local fans in touch with each other."
Weekly chats with the creative teams; message boards
Legion of Super-Heroes Chat is held every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Eastern. Legionnaires Chat is held every Thursday at 10:00 p.m. Eastern.
Hit CTRL+K and get the "Keyword" box. Type "Chat DC" and then select the right chat room (usually labelled LSH or L*). If it's not there, it will be in either "DC Comics Online I" or "DC Comics Online II". If you need to change rooms, just close the window with the chat room.
Lots of new and long-time fans attend as well as pros; past pro attendees have included Ron Boyd, John Byrne, Cory Carani, KC Carlson, Keith Giffen, Mike McAvennie, Tom McCraw, Jeff Moy, Tom Peyer, Roger Stern, and Mark Waid
The original chat logs can be found in the Transcript Library in DC Comics Online on AOL. (Keyword: Chat DC)
For the Legion message board, Keyword "DC Comics", then click on the button on the Superman picture. Click on the "Convention Center" in the Gotham City skyline. The Legion folder is in the DC Universe folder.
Compuserve Interactive Services (CIS)
Comics and Animation Forum
from main menu, use the "GO" interface (press the stoplight icon or CTRL+G) and type GO COMIC
Best places to post messages are section 1 (General) and 3 (Comic Books)
Lots of new and long-time fans
Chaim Mattis Keller's LSH.HLP file located in Library 3
APAs (Amateur Press Association)
APAs are the original lifeblood of Legion fandom, in part responsible for the revival of the LSH title in the early 70's. The Legion Outpost (1972-1981) was the first LSH-based apa; three others are still around in North America. APA-247 is a UK-based LSH APA (R.I.P. Inertron, another one from the UK). These are the known existing LSH APAs.
Interlac (1976-present), home page http://members.aol.com/interlac/. "INTERLAC is a bi-monthly amateur publishing alliance (APA) devoted to the Legion of Super-Heroes, comics, and popular culture. MEMBERSHIP is limited to 50 roster slots. The minimum activity requirement is 4 collated and stapled pages in any 3 consecutive mailings." Contact Central Mailer Eric Schultheis, at Pheersum@Netwizards.Net for more info.
Klordny (1981-present), home page http://members.aol.com/klordny/apa/klordny.htm. "KLORDNY is an Amateur Press Alliance (APA), published bi-monthly and devoted to comic books in general and the Legion of Super-Heroes (LSH) in particular. MEMBERSHIP is limited to twenty-five (25) people and is open to anyone with an interest in the LSH. MINAC (minimum activity) is two (2) pages every two (2) mailings. Only pages relating to the LSH, comics in general, and Klordny mailings (ie. mailing comments) shall count toward minac." Contact Centrail Mailer CARL FISHMAN, 2610 International Dr. #909C, Ypsilanti, MI 48198, or our NEW President: HENRY R. KUJAWA, 1202 Everett Street, Camden, NJ 08104. Henry can be reached at email@example.com for more info.
APA-LSH, home page http://groups.yahoo.com/group/APA-LSH. "Membership is limited to 50 members, the minimum activity requirement is 4 pages in any 3 consecutive mailings, the copy count will be set by the CM and will not exceed 60 (current copy count is 30), publication is bi-monthly (currently even months). Contact Central Mailer Eric Henrickson at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
APA-247, no web site. "APA-247 is a group of about 30 fans who contribute a minimum of 2 pages of Legion related material every two months. Further details can be obtained from the Central Mailer, currently - Howard Stangroom, c/o 30th Century Comics, 18 Lower Richmond Road, London, SW15 1JP, UK; 0181 788 2052 (UK), +44 181 788 2052 (Int'l); Morgan247@bigfoot.com.
Character Sourcebook (item #213, 1986), published as part of a role-playing game system by Mayfair, co-written by then-current writer Paul Levitz.
World Sourcebook (item #216, 1986), published as part of a role-playing game system by Mayfair.
The [Official] Legion of Super-Heroes Index (5 issues, 12/86-5/87), published by Independent Comics Group, written by Mark Waid. This series indexed each major appearance of the Legion from Adventure 247 (4/58) to Action 390 (7/70). Included in each issue is a bio of the Legionnaires that joined during the period covered in that issue, a cover reproduction, creator credits, all characters (including annotated chronologies), comments, and a synopsis. Waid indexed up to v3 #28, but the series was cancelled before all his information could be published.
Atlas of the DC Universe (item #247, 1987), published as part of a role-playing game system by Mayfair.
Who's Who in the Legion of Super-Heroes (7 issues, 4/88-11/88), published by DC Comics, written by Barbara Randall [Kesel], with Paul Levitz as research consultant and Mark Waid and Karen Berger as editors. This was a Legion-specific version of DC's Who's Who in the DC Universe series, which was a listing of virtually all DC characters in an encyclopedia-like format. This series focused on the Legion and its supporting cast of heroes, villains, friends, and relatives. In addition to listings and pictures of everyone from Absorbancy Boy to Zymyr, it also touched on the Legion's history, homeworlds, Interlac, the Mission Monitor Board symbols, the Legion Constitution, HQ, Earth, and Metropolis.
Character Sourcebook 2995 (item #263, 1992), published as part of a role-playing game system by Mayfair, co-written by then-current writers Tom and Mary Bierbaum.