RUN: 8 weekly issues 1988 cover date
KEY CREATORS: Steve Englehart (writer) Joe Staton (artist)
OUTLINE: A rep from the Guardians and from the Zamarons show up to move humans to the next stage of their destiny, while the robotic secret society the Manhunters make their move
STANDOUT ISSUE: #1 did a nice job of setting things up
DUD ISSUE: #8, with its disappointing revelations was the weakest issue
OVERALL: In at least one sense, the issues are bound to read better now than when they first came out.  After #1, Millenium got delayed a week, meaning the reader basically had to either buy the tie-ins and wait a week or ignore the "Don't read this before reading Millenium#x" warning and possibly face confusion/spoilers.
 But again  that's a non-issue now. Credit must be given to Englehart for trying to come up with something more interesting than a standard fight. The problem is the chosen people, who ultimately become the New Guardians, are not the most fascinating people you'll ever meet, so both the more common heroes and the robots consistently upstage them.  Perhaps if the New Guardians bits had been left for a separate project and the secrets of the Manhunters themselves had been probed more this series would have been more fascinating.  As it is, while not the worst crossover mini (that honour goes to Genesis, and there's probably a few others which was also worse than Millenium), it is perhaps the most sleep inducing of the crossover minis
 RECOMMENDED OR NOT?: Not, though I am glad it wasn't a slugfest
 CONTINUITY NOTES: Englehart and the suits at DC see Extrano differently. Englehart left the New Guardians title, according to one interview (I believe it was in Marvel Age Annual, but I'm not certain), because his bosses thought that Extrano was 'cured" of his homosexuality at the end of Millenium, and wanted him to be straight afterwards, an idea that Englehart opposed.  The current status of the character's orientation is thus debatable