Millennium #2 hits the stands this week offering a delightful reprise (and development) of the series’ most compelling story arc. And yes, Mulder is still guest starting….
The official description from IDW:
Fifteen years ago, the end of the world—the anticipated “Millennium Event”—was avoided thanks to the efforts of Frank Black and FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. Or was it? Frank’s psychic gifts have been showing him that evil has continued to grow unabated in the world, and he’s trying his best to ignore it. But soon the resurgence of the Millennium Group and their quest to find Frank’s daughter Jordan will pull him into the fray once again whether he likes it or not!
While there’s little doubt that this title will someday exclusively belong to Frank Black and his new adventures, writer Joe Harris has eased into this new series by bringing in Agent Mulder and the familiar “Millennium Event”, which has its roots in the old television series. But before you start thinking this is familiar territory, take note: Harris is doing something new here. Yes, the villains in this shadows might be the same, but the feel of this arc is distinctly updated — from the use of technology, to the creepy ues of possessed children. The issue kicks off with the death of Montee Propps, who, we learn, was nothing more than a vessel for some evil shit that was trying to infiltrate the world. This shit (or more accurately demonic force) is in cahoots with those actors trying to kick-off the Millennium Event and before long Frank is back trying to solve the perennial mystery of what happened to his daughter. This was a smart move by Harris in that it shifts the action from Mulder to Frank, and the closing pages promises to move the action distinctly to this new series.
The art, by Colin Lorimer, is beautiful and pitch perfect — creepy, expressive, rich and dark, it’s exactly what Millennium needs if it wants to set itself apart as a new series. Best, Lorimer’s paneling is hyper-creative; he forces some awesome POVs.
So far Millennium is kicking ass. Go grab this thing today.
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