Sunday, January 15, 2012


Big dumb fun. And I’m not going to apologize for basically enjoying DC’s version of the Hulk. Sure, Brother Eye adds a pretty major complication, but OMAC is a monosyllabic moron who speaks in short sentences and seems destined to travel the DCU busting heads. That’s a concept I can get behind.

Dan DiDio makes a minor effort to justify the appearance of Frankenstein (and the rest of SHADE), but it isn’t too complicated. Most of the issue is left for enormous punches and explosions. I especially love the splash lacking sound effects (where the editor tells us to supply our own). This feels like a 70’s Marvel book!

I’m a sucker for tie-ins, so I’ll be grabbing the upcoming issue of Frankenstein to see if the big green guy gets his arm back from a shocked Kevin Kho. I think OMAC won that fight by running!

Keith Giffen’s work on this book is positively inspired. The pulsing action and immense explosions rock every page, making this a quick read, but a fun one.



Devin said...

I learned a couple weeks ago that you were the only person in the world who liked OMAC. But then when it was cancelled, the comics "news media" called it well-reviewed.

I don't get it. Were they just talking about this website?

Decker said...

I don't know, I've seen it consistently held up as a big surprise as it slowly became the patron saint of Big Dumb Fun comics.

Almost like it was aping Jeph Loeb Hulk comics.