Millennium #1

Millennium #1

Writer: Joe Harris Artist: Colin Lorimer Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: January 21, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14
7.9Critic Rating
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Fifteen years ago, the end of the world-the anticipated "Millennium Event"-was avoided thanks to the efforts of Frank Black and FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. Or was it? Frank's psychic gifts have been showing him that evil has continued to grow unabated in the world, and he's trying his best to ignore it. But soon the resurgence of the Millennium Group and their quest to find Frank's daughter Jordan will pull him into the fray once again, whether he likes it or not!

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jan 25, 2015

    A welcome return by Frank Black to the world of thrillers. If CSI is too light for you, this is what you want to check out. Black is back and the world is just a bit safer. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Heather Joy Jan 21, 2015

    I'm happy to see Lorimer behind the art as well, keeping the different titles fluid and consistent in their tone. I am already so incredibly invested in this book and it's only the beginning. I'll be waiting all month with baited breath. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Mark Brassington Jan 25, 2015

    If you've never read Millennium and perhaps just have a familiarity with the X-Files I would still pick this up as there is enough here to help you easily get into the book and if you're a massive fan of Millennium then you won't be disappointed either. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    We The Nerdy - Taneisha Jane Jan 26, 2015

    Joe Harris storytelling is very straight forward, often letting the ready know of certain parts of the back story containing the Y2K Millennium event. I was hoping for a little more of the back story to be told for new readers who may not be familiar with the Millennium television show. Colin Lorimers art work captures the storys eerie and mysterious moments perfectly, an example of this is in one panel when Frank tries to ignore his psychic abilities, another panel shows the voices in his mind reaching out to him while calling to him, driving him mad. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Major Spoilers - Wayne Hall Jan 24, 2015

    The magic of Chris Carter (and Joe Harris) lives on in Millennium #1 Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - Max Delgado Jan 21, 2015

    So far Millennium #1 has a little bit for everyone. Go grab this thing today. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Matt Etheridge Jan 20, 2015

    A terrifically creepy return for the scariest show of the 90's! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jan 21, 2015

    This is a comic for fans of Chris Carter's Millennium and X-Files. With Joe Harris involved, we can expect the same care and attention he's been showing on THE X-FILES SEASON 10. Jumping back to a case mentioned in the pilot episode of The X-FIles, we find Mulder and Frank Black come together. This issue sets up the situation and fans can hope to discover what Black has been up to since he was last seen in the seventh season of The X-Files. New readers or those unfamiliar with Millennium might be a little lost but then they probably wouldn't pick up the series if they were completely unfamiliar with the characters. This is the crossover we've been waiting for and it's clear Joe Harris is the person to write it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Michael Bettendorf Feb 4, 2015

    This series was announced as a five-part mini-series, but the writing doesnt feel rushed or thrown together haphazardly. Everything moves at a fitting pace and allows us to experience this story rooted with supernatural motifs and mystery. The art is purposeful and effective, the colors set the mood and heighten the type of story Harris and Lorimer are telling. Despite a couple of instances I found to be confusing or brushed over, Millennium shows promise as a compelling story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Alex Mansfield Feb 11, 2015

    Starting slower than one might expect, Millennium gradually lulls you into thinking one thing only to continually pull the carpet out from under you as Nolane and Miville-Deschenes weave an impossibly intricate and ornate web. Its characters are endearing even when theyre at their most devious or savage. It never ventures into noir, but toys with being that gritty detective yarn that lingers on your bedside nightstand begging you to pick it up and forgo sleep for just one more chapter. Give in to that feeling and get lost in what feels like a thousand years worth of history in beautifully packaged Y1K-compliant graphic adventure. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Jan 22, 2015

    The shakiest part of Millennium though is how much it has to do to adapt to the time shift. As much as the show has a lot of great elements that stand the test of time, the emphasis on the mystic and anxiety about the millennium remains one of its weaker elements. Anelement the comic needsto jump through the most hoops to try and justify. At the same time, the definitive way The X-Files worked to close the book on the Millennium Group's story in the crossover is a running sore for the comic. Certain plot points in the time betweenthe show and the comic need further explaining.Still, it's in the early days for the comic with plenty of potential for future stories firinga very engaging opening plot off the bat. Millennium is a hard sell alone, though coupled with knowledge of the show, Irecommend it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Torin Chambers Jan 21, 2015

    Longtime fans of X-Files and Millennium will thoroughly enjoy Millennium #1 with its call backs and nuances while theres just enough exposition to keep those relatively new to the series from feeling left out. Obviously if you know nothing of The X-Files this comic is not for you and will leave you puzzled beyond belief, but if youve got even basic knowledge of it youll feel right at home. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Project-Nerd - Jarrod Jan 25, 2015

    The art is dark, which makes sense considering the story and all. I like the fact that the characters actually look like their real life counterparts. That makes it a lot easier on my brain meats. If you're already a fan, you should pick up this book. If you have no clue what the hell I'm talking about, grab the book anyways and then go home and find a way to watch all 3 seasons of the show. After a week long binge you'll come back and be all like, “Jarrod. You're like a god, of awesomeness.” And you'll be right. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Aaron Halverson Jan 21, 2015

    Either way unless you have SOME connection to the source material, or are willing to slog it out for several issues to gather some context, I can't imagine there's much reason for the average person to pick it up. If you have that nostalgic connection then add a point to the score otherwise I'd steer clear unless you're really ready to mine some meaning from what's to come. Read Full Review

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