The Legion of Super Heroes drought at DC Comics is about to end. Today DC revealed that Superman writer Brian Michael Bendis will be spearheading an ambitious relaunch of the franchise with September’s Legion of Super-Heroes: Millennium.LoSH: Millennium is a two-issue miniseries that will set the stage for a new ongoing Legion title from Bendis and artist Ryan Sook. Each issue will feature four vignettes focused on different members of the 31st Century team. The series will be anchored a familiar DC heroine who mysteriously gains immortality as she encounters the Legion in the future. This relaunch will also draw in other futuristic DC heroes, including Batman Beyond, Booster Gold and Kamandi.

Check out the slideshow gallery below for a look at covers and interior art for Legion of Super-Heroes: Millennium:

Get a Sneak Peek at DC’s Epic Legion of Super-Heroes Relaunch

The stories in LoSH: Millennium #1 will include:

  • Supergirl, drawn by Jim Lee
  • Batman Beyond, drawn by Dustin Nguyen
  • Kamandi, drawn by Andrea Sorrentino
  • Tommy Tomorrow, drawn by Andre Lima Araujo

The stories featured in LoSH: Millennium #2 include:

  • Booster Gold, drawn by Nicola Scott
  • OMAC, drawn by Jim Cheung
  • A DC “off-world” chapter, drawn by Jeff Dekal
  • Legion of Super-Heroes, drawn by Ryan Sook

“Since its Silver Age origin, the Legion of Super-Heroes has been the cornerstone of the future DC Universe,” said Bendis in a statement. “Over time, a wealth of future characters and stories have emerged since the Legion’s beginnings and connecting these threads to an updated version of the Legion is a story Ryan and I can’t wait to tell.”

The classic Legion of Super-Heroes as depicted by Doc Shaner. (Image Credit: DC Comics)

The classic Legion of Super-Heroes as depicted by Doc Shaner. (Image Credit: DC Comics)

DC’s most recent Legion of Super-Heroes title ended its run in 2013. The team later appeared in Justice League United: The Infinitus Saga in 2014, but the characters have remained MIA ever since. Doomsday Clock has revealed the reason behind the team’s disappearance. Due to Watchmen’s Doctor Manhattan meddling with the DC timeline, both the Golden Age Justice Society of America and the Legion of Super Heroes have been wiped out of existence. No doubt Millennium will build on this plot point, with some version of the Legion being restored following the final confrontation between Manhattan and Superman.

Legion of Super-Heroes: Millennium #1 will ship in September, followed by issue #2 in October. We expect Bendis and Sook’s ongoing Legion series to launch in late 2019 or early 2020.


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