As those who have been following the #DCMillennium teases on social media have suspected, the Legion of Super-Heroes will make their long-anticipated DC Universe return in the fall.
In September, Brian Michael Bendis and a team of all-star artists, including Jim Lee, Nicola Scott and Dustin Ngyuen, re-introduce the classic 31st century super-team in Legion of Super-Heroes: Millennium, a two-issue series designed to explore DC's Rebirth timeline, bringing various continuities together as one for the first time.
The miniseries is designed as a prelude, leading directly into an ongoing Legion of Super-Heroes series to be helmed by Bendis and Ryan Sook.
Legion of Super-Heroes: Millennium follows one main character, someone Bendis says is very familiar to DC fans who has found herself newly endowed with immortality. As the character learns to cope with her situation, she -- and readers -- will travel across a thousand years into the DC Universe's future, bringing what were once disparate continuities all into a single timeline that leads to the Legion's era and new title.
The characters she encounters from the various times, and artists drawing their arcs, are:
- Supergirl, drawn by Jim Lee
- Batman Beyond, drawn by Dustin Nguyen
- Kamandi, drawn by Andrea Sorrentino
- Tommy Tomorrow, drawn by André Lima Araújo
- 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
“Since its Silver Age origin, the Legion of Super-Heroes has been the cornerstone of the future DC Universe,” Bendis said in a statement. “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 lands in stores Wednesday, Sept. 18; Issue #2 arrives in October. Scroll down further for more art from the two-part event.