Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Once again, I find myself ashamed and delighted at the new issue of OMAC. As other reviewers have stated, Kevin Kho, the ostensible lead of this comic really has no personality and hasn’t done anything. Maybe Bruce Banner was like this at first, but man, this re-telling of the Hulk is just weird. I don’t read many comics where the lead is a complete cipher, but this book certainly qualifies. There is no doubt that Brother Eye has the most recurring personality in this book.
But that’s not a bad thing. Kho’s lack of characteristic actually makes him more identifiable. He’s just a normal guy trying to live his life, only he’s got a sentient satellite holding him hostage while simultaneously facing down techno-alligators in the subway. Dan DiDio and Keith Giffen have done a wonderful job delivering mad ideas; the hologram-headed alligators grown from tablets certainly qualify.
It’s so much fun to see Keith Giffen enjoying himself. Well, maybe I’m wrong and he doesn’t like this, but man, it certainly seems like this Kirby-inspired madness is absolutely perfect for him. Any excuse for more Build-A-Friend’s is good with me!
Once again, a book I never planned to pick up is one of the few I’m still buying in the DCnU.