Starting with a 2-issue miniseries, DC Millennium, which walks the reader through 1,000 years, ending at the Legion's doorstep. Millennium is by Brian Bendis and a variety of artists (one for each time period), and the Legion proper will by by Bendis and Ryan Sook. There's an interview with Bendis about his plans on Comicbook.com.
I can definitely understand that criticism. I think Bendis & Sook want to impress us (and Jon) with the size of the Legion, and the differences in the setting, before getting into the nitty-gritty adventure stuff. And certainly, as much as I liked the issue for those reasons, the pages that really scratched my Legion itch were the first action pages, with the smaller group.
I'm sure we'll be seeing more action next issue, and I'm looking for getting to know all these Legionnaires better. Of all the books that needs to be a bi-weekly, it's the one with a cast of thousands!
That's a lovely cover in the intro post.
From the sounds of it, the first issue of the new series is akin to introducing a new Doctor (Who).
You have so much to do and so little time/space/page count to do it in.
Unfortunately I can't say more than this right now because my LCBS screwed up and thought I only wanted the Millennium mini-series and not the regular title.
So at the moment, not only is issue 1 on back order, but there's no guarantee I'll get issue 2 when it's first released!
I read the first issue in my blink-and-it's-gone DRCs, and remember being kinda overwhelmed/wowed. Which is good for a first issue. I tried to remember to buy it at my LCS, but by the time I did they were sold out. I'll try to get one online or when they get the second printing.