Article by Steve J. Ray
Fans of the brilliant Doomsday Clock maxi-series will no doubt have noticed that some long missed super teams have had a resurgence of sorts in that title. Scott Snyder has been talking about bringing back the Justice Society Of America, but today DC Comics sent us a press release announcing Legion Of Super-Heroes Millennium, a two part series coming this fall written by Brian Michael Bendis. This comes hot on the heels of the Batman Beyond tease reported earlier today.
To make the news even more exciting, this two part story will actually lead into a full ongoing LSH monthly series!
Here’s the fool scoop, direct from DC:
THE PATH TO THE 31st CENTURY BEGINS THIS SEPTEMBERWITH LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES: MILLENNIUMTwo-Issue Prelude Series Serves as Gateway to an All-New LEGION OF SUPER-HEROESOngoing Series from Writer Brian Michael Bendis and Artist Ryan Sook
This September, DC fans will embark on a journey into the future(s) of the DC Universe and the 31st century, as the publisher announced plans for a two-part monthly series, LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES: MILLENNIUM. This two-issue prelude, written by Brian Michael Bendis and featuring art by Jim Lee, Ryan Sook, Nicola Scott and others, paves the way for an all-new LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES ongoing series by Bendis and Sook.
The series focuses on a most unlikely tour guide to the 31st century, a familiar face to DC fans who finds herself suddenly immortal. As she learns to cope with her newfound immortality and the reason she was chosen for this quest, her 1,000-year odyssey will connect all of DC’s future timelines for the very first time. Along the way she encounters a host of DC heroes from the future, as drawn by some of comics’ most popular artists:
- Supergirl, drawn by Jim Lee
- Batman Beyond, drawn by Dustin Nguyen
- Kamandi, drawn by Andrea Sorrentino
- Tommy Tomorrow, drawn by André Lima Araújo
“Since its Silver Age origin, the Legion of Super-Heroes has been the cornerstone of the future DC Universe,” said Bendis. “Over time, a wealth of future characters and stories have emerged since the Legion’s beginnings and connecting these threads to an updated version of the Legion is a story Ryan and I can’t wait to tell.”
The second issue is scheduled for October and continues this mystery quest, making additional stops in the future DCU, rendered by an equally talented roster of artists:
- Booster Gold, drawn by Nicola Scott
- OMAC, drawn by Jim Cheung
- A DC “off-world” chapter, drawn by Jeff Dekal
- Legion of Super-Heroes, drawn by Ryan Sook
LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES: MILLENNIUM #1 debuts in comic book stores and online retailers on Wednesday, September 18. For more news and updates on the World’s Greatest Super Heroes, visit www.dccomics.com, the DC YouTube channel or follow @DCComics on social media.