For a good while now, Superman writer Brian Michael Bendis has been teasing a new Legion of Superheroes comic.
He’s mentioned the distant future team on podcasts, in interviews, and all over social media. His teasing of the property accelerated this week on both his Twitter and Instagram, with the veteran writer all but guaranteeing an official announcement this Thursday.
In addition, Bendis continues to allude to a seemingly-connected (overlapping? overarching?) project called DCMillenium, to which he has left even more clues that pull in futuristic DC properties ranging from Batman Beyond to Kamandi to OMAC.
It’s all very exciting.
It does, however, beg the question: who is going to be drawing this stuff?
Well, we think we have at least part of the answer: Ryan Sook.
If you’ll recall, way back in November Bendis tipped a “massive giant…secret project” for DC, coming from himself and Ryan Sook (immediately after the duo combined for some of the best Superman artwork of all time in Action Comics #1004 and #1005). We had some guesses, all of which were way way off, but now the answer seems to have come into focus.
I mean, what could be more “massive giant” than a relaunched Legion of Superheroes comic, kicked-off with a story that seems likely to literally span thousands of years of fictional superhero universe future mythos?
Anyway, long live the legion, and we’ll revisit all this in the not so distant future (Thursday!).