Legion of Super Villains


Light Speed Vanguard

Base of Operations


Team Leader(s)

Lightning Lord

Current Members

Lightning Lord, Hunter, Esper, Tyr, Wave, Ron-Karr


Imperiex, Fatal Five


Legion of Superheroes

First Apperance

Lightning Storm



The Light Speed Vanguard was founded as mercenaries for hire. Their main racket was protection against criminals and beasts. The Light Speed Vanguard became known as the Legion of Superheroes' opposite, in membership, modus operandi, and philosophy.

While carefully searching for a seventh member, Lightning Lord suggested his brother, Lightning Lad. Lad's test run was a mission against Sand Raiders attacked a medical transport. When the transport refused to pay the Vanguard's fee, Tyr ordered everyone to confiscate the transport's Sector 10 Colony Decontamination Units. Lightning Lad objected and with the Legion, defeated the Vanguard. Although Lightning Lord escaped, the rest were imprisoned on Takron-Galtos.

Years later, Imperiex freed the prisoners of Takron-Galtos. The Vanguard renamed itself the Legion of Supervillains, took control of Takron, and helped exact revenge on the Legion. A squad returning from the 41st century restored order and recaptured most of the Legion.



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