Ever been to the 31st century? I hear that it’s wonderful in the Fall. If by wonderful you mean combining an all star roster of artists, along with Brian Michael Bendis, then the future looks pretty bright. Today DC Comics announced Legion of Super-Heroes: Millennium, a two part monthly series leading into an ongoing Legion series.
According to the press release, the first issue of Millennium (the cover that you see above) centers around a very unlikely tour guide for the 31st century who is suddenly immoral. It goes on to say, 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
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
Following these two issues, Bendis and Sook will remain as the Legion of Super-Heroes ongoing creative team. Bendis called the team, “the cornerstone of the future DC Universe.” He went on to say, “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.”
Legion of Super-Heroes: Millennium #1 will be available at your local comic book shop and digitally on September 18, 2019.