Legion of Super-Heroes: Millennium #1, DC Comics

A time-spanning spectacle, Legion of Super-Heroes: Millennium #1(DC Comics) jam packs so much heart, action, and humor into every jaw-dropping page. No matter where the time jump lands, the artwork and writing highlight the indomitable will of the human spirit through suffering and hope. 

Spanning the course of 1,000 years and, for the very first time, all of DC’s future timelines are connected! Starring the unlikeliest of DC heroes as Rose/Thorn learns to cope with newfound immortality and roams through the disparate societies of Batman Beyond, Kamandi and Tommy Tomorrow. Rose/Thorn wrestles with her own inner demons, while desperately trying to find her purpose in an ever-changing world. 

Here are 5 reasons why you should read Legion of Super-Heroes: Millennium #1:

5) The Writing!

Influenced by H.G. Wells’ themes from the novel, The Time Machine, writer Brian Michael Bendis has developed a conflicted protagonist interested in having power over time. My favorite part of the narrative is how Bendis is able to sneak in such witty humor through Terry McGinnis, who pops up as Batman Beyond. Letterer Dave Sharpe spotlights the urgency and emotional stakes as Rose struggles to keep her cracked mind glued together.   

4) The Artwork!

With a list of top-notch talent — Jim Lee, Scott Williams, Dustin Nguyen, Andrea Sorrentino, and André Lima Araújo — the pages are unbelievably mesmerizing. From Thorn’s battle with Superman to Rose’s hover board escape, the epic imagery really pops out to the eyes. Each artist brings in their own unique style, which enriches the reading experience. 

3) The Colors!

The colors by Alex Sinclair, John Kalisz, Dave Stewart and Jordie Bellaire separate each timeline with their own distinctiveness. The Hall of Justice is drenched in gritty orange shades and Tommy Tomorrow’s world is draped in bright white hues. Rose’s red hair and green eyes radiate the opening pages.

2) The Extras!  

The last pages are dedicated to the creative team as Bendis explains his writing process and cover artist Ryan Sook details the updated character designs. 

1) A Fantastic Read!

A clever use of nonlinear storytelling, Legion of Super-Heroes: Millennium #1 delivers a different and fresh spin on what readers usually run into with time-travel stories.

Legion of Super-Heroes: Millennium #1 is out in stores now. 

By Jorge Solis

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