Jack Kirby's O.M.A.C.: One Man Army Corps

Jack Kirby's O.M.A.C.: One Man Army Corps

Paperback Jack Kirby's O.M.A.C.

By (artist) Jack Kirby, By (author) Jack Kirby

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  • Publisher: DC Comics
  • Format: Paperback | 176 pages
  • Dimensions: 168mm x 256mm x 14mm | 200g
  • Publication date: 10 September 2013
  • ISBN 10: 1401240429
  • ISBN 13: 9781401240424
  • Sales rank: 368,430

Product description

In one of his last major works for DC, Kirby envisions a 1984 - inspired dystopia starring corporate nobody Buddy Blank, who is changed by a satellite called Brother Eye into the super-powered O.M.A.C. (One Man Army Corps). Enlisted by the Global Peace Agency, who police the world using pacifistic means, O.M.A.C. battles the forces of conformity in this short-lived but legendary series! Witness the early tales of Jack Kirby's legendary creation O.M.A.C. in this new graphic novel collecting stories from O.M.A.C. numbered 1-8 (1974-1975), plus artwork from Who's Who!

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Author information

Jack "King" Kirby's comics career began in 1937 and continued for nearly six decades. With partner Joe Simon, Kirby first made his mark in comics in the 1940s by drawing and/or creating numerous features for DC Comics including Captain America, the Young Allies, the Boy Commandos, Sandman, the Newsboy Legion and Manhunter. As the most valued team in comics, Simon and Kirby went on to create titles and concepts including Fighting American, Boys' Ranch and the creation of the romance comics genre. In 1961, the first issue of Marvel's Fantastic Four cemented Kirby's reputation as comics' preeminent creator, and a slew of famous titles followed that elevated him to legendary status, including Incredible Hulk, Avengers and X-Men. Kirby returned to DC in 1971 with his classic "Fourth World Trilogy," which was followed by THE DEMON, OMAC and KAMANDI. Kirby continued working and innovating in comics until his death in 1994.

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"Full of more energy and ideas than fifty other comics by anyone else."--"Comic Book Resources""Kirby's wild pencils really bring these out-there concepts to life, punching you in the eyes with incredibly crisp pencils."--"Boing Boing "