Millennium: Issue 4

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I really love this series. It truly does justice to the television show which I thought was dark and brilliant.

In this issue, we discover that Jordan Black shares her father’s special abilities, but with a slight difference. While Frank glimpses visions of past events, Jordan glimpses the future. Jordan is now a member of the Millennium Group, and Frank, for obvious reasons, does not trust them or their motives. But when Jordan reveals the common purpose that has reunified the group, Frank appears to recognize the importance of what they are doing.

Our quarry goes by many names. Its role in history, as both a destroyer and a tempter of men, has been alluded to in art and song and campfire tales since humans first crawled from the soup and aspired to dominate the world around them. It has been both worshipped and loathed in many forms under as many names… but it enjoys the title of Legion as much as any these days… and the games it plays in order to secure the corruption it seeks are as legendary as the ruin that follows.

Because this is a spin-off from the X-Files comic, it is not surprising that Fox Mulder is in this issue also (he was in a couple of the previous ones too). But at the end of this installment, Mulder encounters a person who was one of the creepiest characters to ever haunt the television screen: Lucy Butler. If you need a refresher on who Lucy is, or if you have never seen the original series, here are a couple short videos to check out.

Wait. Worry.

 

 

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7 responses to “Millennium: Issue 4

  1. It’s great that your reading experience matches to what you saw on TV!

    • Hi Christy! Yeah, Millennium was my FAVORITE show when it was on TV. I was so disappointed when they cancelled it. I think it was too dark for most people. It is the only show that I purchased the entire series on DVD. I am actually considering watching them all again.

  2. Alex Hurst

    I’ve never actually watched this show, so I may have to give it a try. I tend to not do well with super dark stuff if it’s about gore, but it’s worth a look if it has your recommendation. 🙂

    • I would not say it is gory (it was a regular television show, so they could not be too graphic). But it is very psychologically disturbing, and there are some intense images. Essentially, the plot is that Frank Black is a retired FBI criminal profiler who has the ability to envision what a serial killer sees. He is hired as a consultant for a group that investigates crimes associated with the coming of the new millennium. So it is really a psychological exploration of the nature of evil, the angst surrounding the millennium and apocalypse, and the various symbols and archetypes associated with the end of the world. I found the pilot episode on YouTube. Quality is OK. Consider reading Yeats’ “Second Coming” before watching.

      Jeff

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