Via an EXCLUSIVE feature with monthly entertainment news website Entertainment Weekly, DC Comics has revealed a first look at Jim Lee’s interior art for the upcoming Legion of Superheroes: Millennium #1. Lee actually producing interior art is a rare occasion, like a solar eclipse or an appearance by Halley’s Comet, so it’s no surprise that Entertainment Weekly would make a big deal out of it. However, might the website have exaggerated slightly when they positioned the new Legion of Superheroes series, written by “The Great One” Brian Bendis, as basically the answer to all the world’s problems, including burning Amazon rainforests and rampant sexual assault allegations?
You be the judge. From the article, in a sentence which links to the rainforest fires, Boris Johnson disolving British Parliament, and the latest report of Jeffrey Epstein’s heinous exploits:
With daily news reports about the burning rainforest and disintegrating democratic norms and famous people accused of awful crimes, it’s easy to think that this dark and dismal present moment might be inescapable. But, at least when it comes to the realm of fiction, DC Comics is trying to resurrect a utopian vision of the future.
Jeeze. Well, while that may manage to top even Marvel’s “every super-mega-crossover event will shake the universe to its foundations and nothing will ever be the same again” hyperbole, it is always nice to see some Jim Lee art, so here it is:
Legion of Superheroes #1 is in stores on November 6th, and will be preceded by Legion of Superheroes: Millennium, a 2-issue event beginning next week, which is where you’ll find Lee’s art. Afterward, Lee will fade out of sync with our reality and not be seen drawing interior art for another thousand years.
LEGION OF SUPER HEROES MILLENNIUM #1 (OF 2)
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Jim Lee, Dustin Nguyen, Andrea Sorrentino, Andre Araujo, Others (CA) Ryan Sook
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!
In Shops: Sep 04, 2019
LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #1
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Ryan Sook
Welcome to the 31st century! Inspired by the acts of and lessons learned from the greatest heroes of all time, the Legion of Super-Heroes have gathered together to stop a galaxy from repeating its past mistakes. The greatest lineup of heroes in comic book history returns with new, fresh, and reader-friendly stories!
Eisner Award-winning writer Brian Michael Bendis reteams with master artist Ryan Sook (Action Comics) for one of the most ambitious mainstream comic books ever created! Why have the Legion of Super-Heroes broken the cardinal rule of the United Planets and inducted Jon Kent, a.k.a. Superboy, into the Legion? What are they hiding? And what does it have to do with Aquaman’s long-lost trident?
In Shops: Nov 06, 2019