Comic Review: Legion of Super-Heroes: Millennium #1 (DC Comics)

With Brian Michael Bendis at the writing helm and four pencilers, four inkers and four colourists working on the visuals, how is Legion of Super-Heroes Millenium #1? Well, I won’t […]

With Brian Michael Bendis at the writing helm and four pencilers, four inkers and four colourists working on the visuals, how is Legion of Super-Heroes Millenium #1?

Well, I won’t give a straight answer, unfortunately. It’s well, complicated. Like the storyline. You’ll see.

Rose, of Rose and Thorn, is in counseling with Supergirl. Okay, an older Supergirl. Super Mature Supergirl. That’s one story, with its cast of creatives doing a bang-up job.

Clearly and carefully and explosively illustrated and coloured.

And then… as the story goes, we switch to another situation. It’s ‘Neo-Gotham, with its own Thorn and Batman. Again, strong writing and moody art with spooky sleek figures.

And then… it’s the world of Kamandi. The creations of Jack Kirby burst forth again. A photo-realist-like portrayal of the days in the apocalyptic future.

And then, yet another scenario. Thorn, or is it, Rose, in a Moebius-style future.

Do you like multiple choices? Your movies, are they at the Multiplex? Do you enjoy or not tend to overreact to ambiguity? Have you ever seen the wind? Is the shadow of your smile that which you had wished upon a star? The questions only multiply, the comic tends to mystify. To rent for 1000 years, to read or buy?

DC, Legion of Super-Heroes Millenium #1, $4.99 for 33 pages of content, Teen +

Alan Spinney

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After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words... the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let's see!!