The architect of today's Legion of Super-Heroes, Paul Levitz, delivers a science fiction odyssey on a scale you've never seen in a new, 6-issue miniseries! The broad strokes of the Legion's origin are well known, but you've never seen the secret machinations that went on behind the scenes! Why was the organization known as the United Planets formed? Who tried to kill R.J. Brande the first time? And what great power could leave entire planets desolate and lifeless? Cosmic Boy, Saturn Girl and Lightning Lad may have founded the Legion, but the story starts here!