Tuesday, October 11, 2011


According to some reports, OMAC was one of the lowest-selling issues in the "New 52."

That's a shame, because (of the ones I read) it's also one of the most fun.

More than any comic in recent memory, this series reads like an issue of The Hulk from the '70s - which is to say, lots of action, great visuals and just enough plot to keep things moving briskly.

OMAC (or O.M.A.C., for those who like periods) is actually Kevin Kho, a manager at the secret science lab called Cadmus. Somehow he's been infected with a virus that can turn his body into a One Man Army Corps (actually, these days it stands for "One Machine Attack Construct"). He's being controlled by the mysterious intelligent satellite known as Brother Eye - and that's all you need to know.

Kho is wandering through the countryside, he encounters a powerful foe, they fight, buildings are destroyed - all good fun.

The story is by Dan Didio and Keith Giffen, with Giffen and Scott Koblish providing the frenetic (and Kirbyesque) artwork.

Don't pick this one up expecting a lot of deep thought - but it is a lot of fun.

Grade: B+


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