Thursday, May 22, 2008

Jack Kirby's O.M.A.C. (???)

n one of his last major works, Jack Kirby, co-creator of Captain America, The X-Men, The Fantastic Four, The Incredible Hulk, and many others, envisions a 1984-inspired dystopia.
The protagonist is corporate nobody Buddy Blank, who is changed by a satellite called Brother Eye into the super-powered OMAC (One Man Army Corps). Enlisted by the Global Peace Agency, who police the world using pacifist means, OMAC battles the forces of conformity in this short-lived but legendary series that serves as a companion to the JACK KIRBY'S FOURTH WORLD OMNIBUS series. (Here).

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