Legion of Super-Heroes: Millennium #1

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Jim Lee, Dustin Nguyen, Andrea Sorrentino, Andre Araujo, others Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 4, 2019 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 25 User Reviews: 42
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Brought to you by some of comics' greatest talents, this epic story spans the course of 1,000 years and, for the very first time, connects all of DC's future timelines! Starring the unlikeliest of DC heroes as she learns to cope with newfound immortality and roams through the disparate societies of Batman Beyond, Kamandi and Tommy Tomorrow, wrestling with her own inner demons and desperately trying to find her purpose in an ever-changing world. Do not miss this truly unique take on tomorrow's DC Universe, all leading up to a special launch on the millennium!

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Oscar Maltby Sep 6, 2019

    A compelling and oddball start for the new Legion of Super-Heroes. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Sep 4, 2019

    I enjoyed Legion of Super-Heroes: Millennium #1. I greatly appreciated the themesthat have been explored in this book so far and eagerly find myself looking forward to where they will lead when the conclusion releases. If you are feeling up for something a bit different than the standard superhero adventure, I'd highly recommend Legion of Suoer-Heroes: Millennium #1. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Sep 4, 2019

    All of the artists bring beauty and style to their sections of this story and each section is filled with brilliant details. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GWW - Dusty Good Sep 3, 2019

    I may not be a legion fan but I know a good comic when I read one and this issue falls firmly in that category. If this is a taste of what is on the horizon I think we all might be reading a lot more Legion of Super-Heroes in the future. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    411Mania - Steve Gustafson Sep 12, 2019

    While new readers might miss some of the fullness of the stories, this book is a treat for long-time fans. The Legion is back and (hopefully) here to stay. Time will tell. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Sep 5, 2019

    Bendis keeps things moving well, touches on two familiar and one unfamiliar area, and delivers a great Supergirl that I want to know everything about. Rose is nicely established here and all the right hooks are in place. And what a great art team to dig into with each period getting treated strongly. My hopes continue to rise. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Sep 5, 2019

    The biggest problem with the issue is that the Legion only appears on the cover. But the story is certainly setting the stage for a long-awaited return. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jason Jeffords Jr Sep 4, 2019

    LEGION OF SUPERHEROES: MILLENNIUM #1 thrusts it's readers headfirst into a time-spanning mystery, that with every new timeline makes you want to linger, but carry on to learn more of its lead character. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Doom Rocket - Brendan Hodgdon Sep 9, 2019

    Writer Brian Michael Bendis and the art team led by Jim Lee, Dustin Nguyen, Andrea Sorrentino & Andr Lima Arajo may be building to the gilded optimism of the Legion's future, but along the way they are offering a sober-minded reflection of life and unyielding time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Ritesh Babu Sep 4, 2019

    An easy entry point into the DC Universe and the road to Legion which boasts an ensemble of terrific artists that guide you through dark dystopias and wondrous sci-fi cities. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Sep 4, 2019

    When visited as a tourist, rather than a historian, it delivers an entertaining tale with a unique form of spectacle in each era visited. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Sep 4, 2019

    The art is brilliant, there are some compelling scenes of possible DC futures " but halfway through, what this has to do with the Legion and how Rose is tied to them is totally unclear. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Jason A. Fleece Sep 4, 2019

    Bendis fails to give the four vignettes any type of through-line, and neither Rose nor Thorn seems to change much as the book lurches forward. It seems like the only reason for this books existence is to give Bendis a chance to briefly visit all of DCs various futures before landing in the world of the Legion when its title debuts in November, but theres really not much substance here. So far, at least, this series seems superfluous and unnecessary.  Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Sep 5, 2019

    I get what Bendis is trying to do and that's having everything lead up to us meeting the Legion. And it's not terrible, just very obvious. And honestly, I like the simplicity but maybe it's a little TOO simple. The artwork by all is very decent but it feels very familiar. Let see where it goes from here but this series start off with some amazing art and a very obvious story. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Fortress of Solitude - Neilan Adams Sep 4, 2019

    Four different futures are explored in this issue and each has a different artist. The artwork is varied, naturally but good overall. Standing out is Dustin Nguyen in the Batman Beyond timeline. His work is not as detailed as it could be, but he offers great action panels. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Sep 6, 2019

    A breezy journey through DC's futures, but with little to really take away after closing the issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Sequential Planet - Ethan Maddux Sep 4, 2019

    Legion of Superheroes: Millennium #1 is a book with great artists that unfortunately doesn't deliver what it needs to. The character of Rose/Thorn serves as a fairly strong focal point of a story that is devoid of much excitement. It's fun, and it's not unworthy of your time. However, if you're a fan of the Legion then you're probably looking for Legion of Superheroes #1 instead of this. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Sep 4, 2019

    Overall, Millennium is not bad, but it isn't great either. The strength of some of the ideas and the focus on Rose's character are engaging, but the lack of narrative leave this reader wanting. A strong plot would've elevated this issue. Moreover, it would've seemed that Rose, having lived through all these disparate futures would've been able to make some sense out of them for the reader, giving them context and meaning. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Sep 4, 2019

    Legion of Super-Heroes: Millennium #1 promises big and fails to deliver on almost every level. A complete and utter letdown both for fans of the Legion and Brian Michael Bendis, this comic doesn't even feature the eponymous team from the title. The story is choppy and disconnected and the protagonist isn't strong enough to carry the weight of this tale. The art, at least, is good - even if each artist doesn't complement the others very well. And the highly-touted streamlining of the future history of the DCU turns out to just be a lot of fan service. Just one issue in, and the Bendis era of Legion is in a lot of trouble. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Sep 4, 2019

    Still, Bendis didnt make much use out of the extra page count with redundant dialogue and a feeling like treading water in the first issue. Thats not a good sign. You could probably skip this issue without feeling lost in subsequent chapters as this was a underdeveloped debut for Rose re-debut. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Sep 4, 2019

    And Legion of Super-Heroes fans? You can skip this issue for sure. Do not feel pressured into buying it just because "Legion of Super-Heroes" appears on the cover. There is nothing about this issue that requires you to read it at all. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weird Science - Jeremy Daw Sep 4, 2019

    An intriguing and warm opening section soon gives way to a disjointed and, at times, alienating trip through DC's future continuity. There's some great art and one or two funny moments, but, given the hype that accompanied this title's announcement, that's simply not enough. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Sep 5, 2019

    If this is any indicator of what Bendis has in store, however, they'll probably have to wait even longer for a Legion comic worth reading. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Sep 9, 2019

    Half-baked and armed with a weak narrative hook, Legion of Super-Heroes: Millennium #1 is a high-profile dud. One that was surely bound to happen now that Bendis is starting to branch out beyond his little corner of Metropolis. I just wish it didn't have to happen at the Legion's expense. Read Full Review

  • 0.8
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Sep 7, 2019

    The story is pointless and makes this book a cash grab for fans wishing to finally journey to DC's future. I was thinking this would be about the Legion, given as how that name is at the top of this book. Nope. Didn't happen. There are seven pages after the tale that show the characters and give some of the creators' opinions on the new direction of the series. This is a lazy way to promote this reboot. The information on these pages should have been revealed in a story, such as this comic that featured the Legion's name at its top. Skip this book. Don't waste your time or money. Pointless and sad. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Nihilist Sep 4, 2019

    Well, this comic certainly won't warm up Bendis' reputation among DC fans and be the first step to redeem him after wave of bad-to-mediocre-at-best comics he's been writing for a while now.
    The plot is a disjointed tale of an immortal woman, who lives long enough to se multiple periods of time, and encounter iconic characters in each. Too bad it all feels pretty pointless, since probably only the encounter with Supergirl matters... anything to the story.
    There was an episode of Justice League cartoon back in the day, where Superman got sent to the far future, and he met Vandal Savage, who was the only human left in existence. We felt his pain, his misery of being lonesome, and understood how he spent all these centuries, without a more

  • 2.5
    DC Stuff Sep 4, 2019

    No Legion, a POV character that Bendis only recently forced into his books and story and dialogue that goes nowhere, but takes a really long time to get there! I was hoping the awesome roster of artists would save the day, but that is not the case. This is yet another book that makes me wonder why DC is giving him the keys to the kingdom! He still doesn't seem to have a full grasp of DC characters or continuity, but is the guy who is going to give us a definitive future timeline??? Like Event Leviathan and his Superman books, he is fixing what wasn't broke and breaking things without any rhyme or reason!

  • 3.0
    AdmiralWhiskers Sep 4, 2019

    Houston, we have a problem.

    Brian Michael Bendis has tried to relaunch the fan-favorite Legion of Super-Heroes franchise with a book that features...no Legion. Instead, it's a series of wandering vignettes through future history. "President Supergirl", Batman Beyond, Kamandi, Tommy Tomorrow...they all get a piece of the action, visited by Rose/Thorn -- a curious character choice to be designated as the tie that binds.

    Art for each vignette gets a different artist. The work is...ok. Inconsistent, definitely, even within the stories.

    If you step back and think about what Bendis is trying to do, I suppose the book makes sense. Problem is, he infers WAY too much and can't be relied upon to make sure tha more

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  • 8.0
    rayonymous Sep 4, 2019

    Okay, here's what I thought. I expected this comic to reveal the Legion like everybody else because it says Legion of Super-Heroes: Millennium, unfortunately there's no sign of them. But then I realise the synopsis reads otherwise, I believe this is going to be a key issue that'd help make you understand the character, Rose and Thorn better for the stories to follow.

    Having said that, I think this is not a bad read. It was quite enjoyable to have a look at future societies of Neo-Gotham, Kamandi and Tommy Tomorrow through the eyes of an immortal human being who's struggling to survive for centuries with no knowledge of what's happened to her. Jim Lee and Andre Araujo's Art stood out, others' were okay.

  • 7.0
    egon244 Sep 6, 2019

    "@#$% internet"

    This was fun.

    A tad confusing at times (do all this happened on this same Earth?) and had some little Bendis-esque dialogue in some parts (the very first line of dialogue made me roll my eyes a bit) but I really enjoyed the story, especially Batman Beyond and Kamandi parts, and the parade of different artists.

    I'm curious to see where this goes next.

  • 6.5
    allenquanobi Sep 5, 2019

    Not the most original idea of having a character live multiple lives (cough cough House of X), but interesting enough to keep me reading for Legion of Super Heroes. Art is great, unfortunately I wish Legion was being written by a better writer like Jeff Lemire or something. Obviously this is part of the overarching story Bendis is trying to tell with his Superman books, but I have no interest in those as soon as I saw Rogol Zaar is a mainstay villain. I'll keep reading this and the main Legion ongoing to see if I have to read Superman in order to enjoy, mostly because I like the Legion of Super-Heroes a lot.

  • 6.5
    Watchtower022 Sep 8, 2019

    If this hadn’t been marketed as the return of the legion I wouldn’t have been as disappointed. Not a terrible story, just not what I was expecting/wanting.

  • 6.0
    Kreniigh Sep 6, 2019

    "This epic story spans the course of 1,000 years and, for the very first time, connects all of DC's future timelines!"

    First, I am certain that past writers have connected all of the future DC timelines. Second, this issue does not connect these timelines; it simply shows some of them. What *is* the connection between Kamandi's world and Tommy Tomorrow's, beyond "one happened first"? That would have been more interesting.

  • 5.0
    Grifter Sep 4, 2019


  • 3.0
    Briton Sep 6, 2019

    DC really had to get the LSH relaunch right. It cannot have too many more chances in such a crowded market.

    Unfortunately they have made a right mess of it, and really ought to cancel the new series before it even begins. Bendis is not the man for the job.

  • 3.0
    YourGreenMuse Sep 6, 2019

    This is just like most of Bendis' books. Lots of talking, with dialogue that just keeps going and going. And... Not much else. Unfortunately, his dialogue is insipid. So I don't like this book.

  • 2.5
    Spacey Medicine Sep 8, 2019

    Oh wow, okay. No. No thank you.

  • 2.0
    nec Sep 4, 2019

    This was a huge disappointment. There is no plot to this issue and left me thinking this is pointless and a waste of my time

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  • 8.0

    So in preparation for this story I read both Gail Simone's Rose & Thorn and Tom Taylor's Rose & Thorn, to become more familiar with the character. I actually ended up digging this. I would say it is only for people familiar with Rose & Thorn and the DC Universe.

  • 7.5
    @greenlanternBCN Sep 8, 2019

    Número interesante y bastante entretenido, no sabíamos exactamente con qué nos íbamos a encontrar, pero el resultado es satisfactorio. No es un gran evento ni nada imperdible, creo que tampoco nos lo habían vendido así. Es una historia sobre los futuros del universo DC que nos acabará mostrando a La Legión de Superhéroes. De momento no salen, ni será aquí donde veremos su regreso, pero no por ello es un mal cómic, aunque haya a quien le pueda molestar, no merece puntuaciones tan bajas. El dibujo es adecuado a cada momento y las transiciones de épocas hacen que sea una lectura rápida y que no saturen con demasiada información.

  • 3.5
    Superheroes for Hire Sep 9, 2019

    2.5 points for middle ground art by committee. Each individual artist does well, but nothing inspires as a whole. This is when we bring out Jim Lee - for Rose and future Supergirl? 1 point for a mostly incoherent narrative and shaky logic, and...for no Legion when it's clearly in the title. Are we to believe the future Supergirl ages so much in Bruce Wayne's lifetime? Because Batman Beyond happens while Bruce Wayne is still alive, and Bendis says that happens after Supergirl has aged up to a great age and also after Rose's husband has aged and died. The dialogue is infuriating at times, with no single character able to finish a sentence without pausing, stumbling over words, or being cut off. This issue doesn't need to exist, and this is co more

  • 3.0
    M1sf1r3 Nov 5, 2019

    The Legion is back! Sort of. Not really. Instead let's follow Rose and Thorn into the future. By Bendis. That Brian Michael Bendis? Yes, that Brian Michael Bendis.

    The Good:
    Hmmm.... ok, this will be hard... The art is good as you would hope from an all-star team that Bendis can get... what else. Oh, I also like when we see possible futures so that's something in the books favour.... Anyway, onto...

    The Bad:
    Where to start?

    Bendis Speak is aplenty. You know when it appears in the first panel, it's going to be there the whole story and man, it hurts to read.

    Continuity problems, mainly in the art but not that big of an issue.

    The Legion don't even appear in their more

  • 2.0
    KFuqua Sep 5, 2019

    I was SO disappointed in this book. I've been waiting for the Legion to return for SO long and was so anxious to read this....only to find that the Legion isn't in it.

  • 1.5
    klebart Sep 16, 2019

    Boring. Most parts are barely in the 31st century and no Legionnaire in the entire comic. Waste of money.

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