From one of the hottest writers in the industry, TOM KING (BATMAN, GRAYSON) and artist BARNABY BAGENDA (A1) comes the critically acclaimed OMEGA MEN: THE END IS HERE--a revolutionary new take on the classic DC space opera. Read more...
From one of the hottest writers in the industry, TOM KING (BATMAN, GRAYSON) and artist BARNABY BAGENDA (A1) comes the critically acclaimed OMEGA MEN: THE END IS HERE--a revolutionary new take on the classic DC space opera.
Named A.V. CLUB/THE ONION best series of 2015, Omega Men is known for hard-hitting, thought-provoking action, intrigue, romance, and revenge, it's the alpha and omega
THE GALAXY'S MOST WANTED
Kyle Rayner, the White Lantern, is dead. And the Omega Men killed him. On live TV. They're a criminal gang, a terrorist organization, a fanatical cult.
And they're the only hope for freedom this godforsaken sector of the universe has.
No matter what the citizens of the Vega System think they saw, the White Lantern lives...as the Omega Men's prisoner. What they really want him to be is their latest recruit in their relentless war against the all-powerful Citadel and its tyrannical Viceroy.
As Kyle gets to know this motley crew of outlaws, he'll question everything he knows about being a hero. In this strange system where the Green Lanterns are forbidden, will he break his oath and join their revolution? Or will he discover that the Omega Men are monsters in the end?
Collects the OMEGA MEN #1-12.
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-10-17
- Reviewer: Staff
This series about a team of cosmic superheroes was saved from cancellation by a vocal cult following that gave the book a reprieve long enough for writer King (Vision) and debut artist Bagenda to complete their ambitious run. On the surface, it seems like little more than a rip-off of Marvels Guardians of the Galaxy, but King and Bagenda turn what could be a simplistic space opera into an incredibly dark allegory about colonialism and the endless conflict in the Middle East. There are no good guys in this book, save for the former Green Lantern Kyle Rayner, whose conventional superhero ideals dont guide him particularly well in the fog of political conflict. Unfortunately, the simplistic conventions of the superhero genre sometimes take over. Theres so much plot for the Omega Men to get through that developments occasionally feel rushed or undercooked. Bagenda and colorist Romulo Fajardo, Jr. give the story a taut, futuristic glaze. (Aug.)