RandoMonday: O.M.A.C. #5

Here’s a comic chosen at random from my collection.

O.M.A.C. #5 by Dan DiDio, Jeff Lemire, & Keith Giffen (writers), Giffen (art), Scott Koblish (inks), Hi-Fi (colors), Travis Lanham (letters), Harvey Richards (edits), and Giffen & Koblish (cover)

I had to break one of my rules with this issue. I actually have the full eight-issue run of this series, but I haven’t read a single issue until this one, for you dear readers. While I passed on this series when the New 52 launched, I had heard it was great fun. So when I had an opportunity to cheaply grab all eight issues of the series, I decided to give it a try (eventually). Now that I’ve had a taste, what do I think? Not too bad, actually. This comic reminds me A LOT of Giffen’s 5YL Legion work in both art and story, so I have to wonder how much did DiDio and Lemire put into this. What I saw of Kevin Kho made me sympathetic towards him, but I’m not sure why, and Brother Eye still annoys the crap out of me with that whole substituting “Eye” for “I” everywhere. There were nice little bits, such as “OMACTIVATE!”, but other tidbits annoyed me, such as editor Harv asking us to insert whatever sound effect we wanted on the two-page splash which just looks like filler to me (along with the other three splash pages–good grief!). Speaking of, as I was reading the book before this double splash, those sound effects called attention to themselves, which is not something they should do (unless maybe they’re doing their damnedest to emulate Kirby, which is quaint, but unnecessary). Despite these annoyances, I still enjoyed reading this comic, and it makes me want to read all of the issues a bit sooner than I intended.

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