- This night begins the future for Earth and all the universe! This is -- the Millennium!
Appearing in "Over"
- Blue Trinity (Cameo)
- Green Lantern Corps (Flashback only)
- Guardians of the Universe (Flashback only)
- Zamarons (Flashback only)
Synopsis for "Over"
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 Kalmaku watches 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.
- Herupa Hando Hu and Nadia Safir appeared last in Green Lantern (Volume 2) #200, when the Guardians and the Zamarons departed from our universe together.
- This issue is reprinted in the Millennium trade paperback.
- Herupa Hando Hu reveals that one of the Chosen is the Markovian teen hero Terra. However, unknown to the Guardian, Terra died several years ago during the Judas Contract.
- Doctor Fate perceives that Hawkman and Hawkwoman have undergone a "moral change". It will be revealed much later that this is not the true Hawkman and Hawkwoman, but rather it is Fel Andar and Sharon Parker. Fel and Sharon are retroactively substituted for the Silver Age Hawks in several key DC issues, owing primarily to the continuity quagmire caused in the Hawkworld series.
- Hal Jordan and Arisia have been dating since Green Lantern Corps #206.
- Guy Gardner shows a personality that's so friendly and atypical for him it's spooky. Recently, after being knocked out by Batman and then hitting his head he has been displaying signs of a split personality. Shockingly, in this issue he is shown to apologize for something.
- Guy Gardner mentions going to the Antimatter Universe during the Crisis on Infinite Earths. This occurred in Green Lantern (Volume 2) #198.
- Kilowog displays hostilities towards the new Rocket Red. This is because of actions that occurred during Green Lantern Corps: Red Lantern, leading to the death of his friend Josef Denisovich when Gorbachev puts them on opposite sides of a conflict.
- Jade talks to Hal Jordan about her father Alan Scott, the original Green Lantern, in the past tense. Alan disappeared into limbo in Last Days of the Justice Society Special #1 with the rest of the Justice Society of America. He won't return until Waverider brings his team back in Armageddon: Inferno #3.
- Vladimir Mikoyan remarks that coming to the west is like a Brave New World.
- Black Canary mentions a prior meeting with the Manhunters. She is talking about their encounter with the Justice League of America all the way back in Justice League of America #140-141.
- Firestorm's odd behavior is attributed to an accident that fused Ronnie Raymond with Russian citizen Mikhail Arkadin.
- Behind the scenes appearance of Salakk. He is not visibly present at the assemblage, but other sources show that he is in fact there.
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Links and References
- Millennium article at Wikipedia
- Millennium series index at Comicbookdb.com
- Millennium series index at the Grand Comics Database
|Millennium Crossover |
The events from this issue are related to Millennium, a 1988 crossover event spanning through all DC Titles, in which the Guardians of the Universe left and Earth was put in danger by the robotic Manhunter Cult.