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.
"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!"
Psst! Y’all know we’re getting new #LegionOfSuperHeroes rings too, right? Already designed and in production! I would not have teased this this hard unless we are bringing aaaaaall the thunder! https://t.co/54WS5xZGrc— BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (@BRIANMBENDIS) June 13, 2019
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.
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.