Writer: Dan DiDio Artist: Keith Giffen Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 7, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 1
6.8Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

The all-seeing Brother Eye satellite has unleashed a new beast upon the DC Universe in this smashing new series! Kevin Kho has become an unwilling participant in a war between Checkmate and Brother Eye as he is transformed into the One Machine Army Corp known only as O.M.A.C.!

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Sep 11, 2011

    OMAC is a fun read - and that's something more comics should aspire to. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 7, 2011

    Now that I no longer have to worry about the new DCU losing sight of its old-school trappings, I can shift to worrying about the future of this series. No doubt O.M.A.C. is going to be passed over a lot in favor of more high profile books. Don't let a book this entertaining get canceled from lackluster sales. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Danny Djeljosevic Sep 12, 2011

    Of all the DC relaunch titles (save I, Vampire and maybe Hawk & Dove) O.M.A.C. seemed to be met with the most confusion from fans, partially because DC Comics Co-Publisher Dan DiDio had a hand in its story and partially because, well, most readers' familiarity with the concept comes from all that OMAC Project stuff from the Infinite Crisis era. Which is unfortunate, because O.M.A.C. is one of those insane Bronze Age Jack Kirby comics that he wrote, drew and edited back when he jumped ship over from Marvel. And yet you all laughed when this O.M.A.C. relaunched was announced. Why everybody gotta be down on O.M.A.C.? Didn't Jack Kirby get enough shit from you guys when he was alive? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Nuts - Jef Mendoza Sep 8, 2011

    The book was written and drawn by Dan Didio and Keith Giffen. I've been a fan of Keith Giffen since the days of that crazy bastich, Lobo. Inking is provided by Scott Koblish and coloring by Hi-Fi (too cool for a full name, huh?). The art is big and seldom are there pages with more than 5 panels. That fits well with this huge monster of a protagonist. I'm intrigured and will be picking up #2. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Sep 12, 2011

    Even when he drenched his characters in drama, there was something giddily wonderful about it all, and that shines through in this new take on O.M.A.C., certainly much more than the previous one introduced a few years ago in The O.M.A.C. Project. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Sep 9, 2011

    This isn't a book that's going to hugely excite, but it's a solid action piece that's utilizing an interesting character and situation to tell something that could have larger impact eventually. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Sep 8, 2011

    So O.M.A.C. is what it is. If you want to read new comics with an almost religious adherence to Jack Kirby's style, it's the place to be. If seeing other people copy Kirby's style just makes you want to go check out Kirby's actual work instead, it's hard to imagine Giffen and DiDio wouldn't be okay with that result, too. Well, Giffen, maybe. DiDio wants you to buy the new stuff. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Paul T. Semones Jul 10, 2006

    The last panel of the issue certainly suggested hes got some interesting plans. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Sep 7, 2011

    We have a new universe thanks to the "New 52" and a new O.M.A.C. to go along with it. I thought I knew a little about the character but we have a new feel here. Many creators have commented that we will not be seeing strict origin stories right away. We definitely don't have one here as we are thrown in completely in the middle of the story. O.M.A.C. is on a mission and even he isn't fully aware of why he's doing what he's doing. The art has a retro feel to it and there are plenty of great action scenes which gives promise to lots of excitement in future issues. Because we have new characters in the book, it's hard to become fully invested in them after one issue. The overall mystery of the premise is enough to make you want to find out more. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Sep 9, 2011

    O.M.A.C. #1 isn't the strongest start, but there's a lot of potential waiting in the wings, and a lot of Giffen in the art and story. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Sep 8, 2011

    Aside from the art looking very Kirby-esque, though, I'm not sure if there's enough of a hook to read a second issue. Considering that O.M.A.C. doesn't appear to have any personality when powered up, save for following Brother Eye's orders, this has the potential for an incredibly boring protagonist. And with what little we've seen of Kevin Kho when not transformed into O.M.A.C., there's no hook there either. "O.M.A.C." #1 just falls flat, and unless you've got a deep abiding love for Kirby's creations, it's sadly forgettable. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    general_zod Aug 5, 2015

    This first issue of "O.M.A.C." is breezy, light fun. It may not have much of a plot or deep character development, but it provides a good set-up while delivering plenty of over-the-top comic-book action. Fans of the Hulk and the great colorful artwork by legendary artist Jack Kirby will certainly be entertained. Prior to the launch of The New 52, I was not much of a comic book reader, but this series is supposedly a throwback to the 70's era of the medium. That means it's a book that won't take itself too seriously and just provides simple fun. That's what this issue does. In it, the headquarters of a scientific research division is attacked by a gigantic rampaging cyborg named O.M.A.C. But in the final panel, it is revealed that a "Big Brother"-type satellite is the one truly responsible for the attack. With so many other higher-profile books out there, I did not follow through with "O.M.A.C", but this premiere issue was a fun read.

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