DC Producing Flight Rings To Celebrate Legion of Super-Heroes' Return

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After days of teasing fans online, Brian Michael Bendis finally revealed his next DC project: Legion of Super-Heroes: Millennium, a two-issue limited series illustrated by many of DC's superstar artists, which will lead directly into a new ongoing series by Bendis and Ryan Sook.

The return of the fan-favorite super-team from the future is one that fans have been waiting a long time for -- something that Bendis is well aware of. In fact, on Twitter, he teased DC's plans for the Legion's return, revealing that the publisher is currently producing a new crop of Flight Ring replicas.

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"Psst! Y’all know we’re getting new Legion Of Super-Heroes rings too, right?" Bendis said when a fan showed he was dusting off his old Legion Flight ring. "Already designed and in production! I would not have teased this this hard unless we are bringing aaaaaall the thunder!"

While it's possible Bendis is talking about a high-end collectible, it's more likely that the Flight Rings currently in production will be plastic recreations given away at local comic book shops to celebrate the Legion's return.

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DC has often produced free collectibles to tie into a big comic release: the Blackest Night event famously saw the release of all multi-colored plastic Lantern rings; Doomsday Clock #1 came with a Watchmen-inspired button; and the Dark Nights: Metal event brought collectible pins for all of the evil Dark Knights.

Legion of Super-Heroes: Millennium #1 lands in stores Wednesday, Sept. 18. Issue #2 arrives in October.

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