Millennium – 1


Millennium – 1

General Info

Issue No:
1
On Sale Date:
September 1987
Cover Date:
January 1988
Era:
Dark Age
Story Title:
Over

Creative Team

Cover Artist:
Joe Staton, Bruce Patterson
Writer:
Steve Englehart
Penciller:
Joe Staton
Inker:
Ian Gibson
Letterer:
Bob Lappan
Colourist:
Carl Gafford
Editor:
Andy Helfer

Characters

Main:
Aquaman (Arthur Curry), Doctor Fate (Eric Strauss), Firestorm (Ronnie Raymond), Flash (Wally West), Green Arrow (Oliver Queen), Batman (Bruce Wayne), Superman (Clark Kent/Kal El), Wonder Woman (Princess Diana)
Heroes:
Green Lantern Corps of Earth, Infinity Inc. (numerous), Justice League International (numerous ), Outsiders (numerous)
Villains:
Manhunters, Grandmaster
Olympians:
N/A
Amazons:
N/A
Other:
Harbinger, Herupa Hando Hu, Nadia Safir, Oberon, Tom Kalmaku
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Millennium was a crossover event with a core story eight-issue miniseries and every ongoing series being published at the time receiving crossover tie-ins to the event.

Synopsis

At a secret base, the Grandmaster of the Manhunters gathers all of his agents together. Each of them have close ties to a known member of the super-hero community. He outlines his plan to destroy the super-heroes through subterfuge. In unison, they all chant the cult’s rallying cry, “No man escapes the Manhunters!” On the roof of the building, Tom Kalmakuwatches in horror. He runs off to warn Hal Jordan, but a squad of Manhunter androids beat him up and leave him for dead.

Later, the Guardian of the Universe known as Herupa Hando Hu and his consort, the Zamaron, Nadia Safir arrive on Earth. They have been gone for many years. They call together a massive assemblage of super-heroes who all meet at the Green Lantern Citadel in Santa Monica. They tell them that the Millennium is upon them, and the people of Earth play an important role in the world’s future. Humanity is evolving and the Guardians and Zamarons want the super-heroes of Earth to protect a group of Chosen humans – a group that will help to usher in a new era of humanity. They warn the heroes that their ancient adversaries the Manhunters will stop at nothing to see that the Chosen are destroyed. The heroes agree to do everything in their power to track down and protect the Chosen.

As each hero returns to their respective home towns, they begin to discover that someone very near to them is actually a Manhunter sleeper agent.