Millennium #3 Review

The Millennium group is back! And trying their damndest to capsize the sinking boat that is Frank Black’s mental health. And with issue #3 of Millennium, they come pretty damn close.

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!

Millenium03_cvrWhen we last saw Frank, he had ditched Mulder and was digging into the clues left behind by the Millennium Group, the secret coven that had hoped to bring about the end of the world way back when all these characters were still on TV. As expected, this solo journey has not served Frank particular well. After a series of cryptic (but rather cool) interactions, Frank gets lured by the group back where the drama started — Seattle. And while it’s answers he went searching for, what he gets instead is a bag full of questions, a big (although maybe expected reveal), and a brush with insanity. Overall, writer Joe Harris has plotted a quick bridge issue, but it’s certainly satisfying in that it gets the reader where we want to be: back in the heart of the Millennium Group, and with Frank standing face-to-face with the person who will kick off issue #4 in a dynamic way. Not bad for 22 pages.

Colin Lorimer has proven himself to be perfect for this title. His art is creepy, expressive, rich and dark — pretty much exactly what Millenium needs if it wants to set itself apart as a new series. I especially liked his use of flashback (AKA psychic flashes). For a medium that can’t help but be static (this ain’t a flip book; sorry); Lorimer is adept at giving each page momentum and frenetic speed. These two creators make a great team.

Issue #3 of Millennium did exactly what it was meant to do: make me want to read issue #4. Go grab this thing today.

  • + Strong Story
  • + Strong Art
  • + Compelling Arc
  • + Frank Black is Back!

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