Monday, July 29, 2013

Build-a-Friend Factory

"Build-a-Friend Factory" from OMAC vol.1 #1 (DC, 1974) by Jack Kirby and Mike Royer
OMAC's was the first, but by no means the last, Kirby Omnibus I bought. Pure awesome. The action is monstrous, the future world creepy, the concepts clearly the insane "pure comics" stuff developed in the Fourth World books. I can't believe no one's really been able to do the One Man Army Corps justice after this, and shake my fist at the sky that 70s audiences didn't support the book past its 8th issue. Sure, it doesn't take place in the mainstream DC Universe, but neither did Kamandi, and that survived much longer. Ah well.

And when I say no one did it justice, I should clarify I did enjoy John Byrne's prestige black and white ziptone experiment, but in he's done so many time travel stories like it since then, it's lost its spark for me. The less said about the OMAC stuff of the 2000s, as absurd Batman-related creations, the better.

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