Tales of the Legion

Genres: Action, Adventure, Superhero
Publisher: DC Comics


Vol 1: January 1984 – December 1987
While the cover title is “Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes”, the official title according to the indicia is simply “Tales of the Legion”.
Superboy (1949) – Issues 1-230
Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes (1977) – Issues 231-258
Legion of Super-Heroes (1980) – Issues 259-313, Annuals 1-3
Tales of the Legion (1984) – Issues 314-354, Annual 4

Beginning with issue #326, the series began reprinting the Legion of Super-Heroes (1984) series as part of DC’s “hardcover/softcover” trial. The new Legion series was to be released solely through the direct market while the “Tales” series would continue to be released through both the direct and newsstand markets. This format was designed to emulate the mainstream book market where a book would be released in hardcover with a paperback (or softcover) release coming about a year later. In this case, the higher-priced direct market edition was the “hardcover” and the lower-priced newsstand edition was the “paperback.”
Most specialty comics stores quit ordering the Tales series after #325.