Omega Men #8

Omega Men #8

Writer: Tom King Artist: Barnaby Bagenda, Romulo Fajardo Jr. Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 27, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 23
9.4Critic Rating
9.7User Rating

The Omega Men are back as their space-spanning series continues! The teams mysterious plan for Kyle Rayner reaches its shocking endgame when the outlaws bypass the energy shield surrounding the off-limits world of Voorl! In doing so, will they discover the true cost of life in Vega?

  • 10
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy Jan 28, 2016

    What else can I say about Barnaby Bagenda? While I've highlighted his storytelling in the past and his ability to make splash pages have that impact but here is where his character acting came into play. I simply have to point at the opening scene of Scrapps right before Doc and other similar robots commit genocide. The unrelenting emotion on Scrapp's face as she comes home for the first time in seemingly forever. Even though Doc is a robot and his facial expression is limited, the final page as he discovers a young Scrapp's is simply heart warming, the only blue light in an other wise dim world of the Vega system. The double page splash of the mass grave says all you need to know about the depth and weight of what King and Bagenda are telling. Now I have a feeling it's time to enter the final act of this beloved series. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Nerdophiles - Jackson Adams Feb 1, 2016

    After seven issues of genre and character breaking, grand political statements, it's fascinating to see King and artist Barnaby Bagenda focus on the human cost of a war for resources. It turns The Omega Men from terrorists to men and women desperately seeking redemption in a way that doesn't feel like a cheat or too nakedly emotional. The Omega Men earns its emotional catharsis and the twist of the knife of its latest reveal in a way that so many other comics would have failed to do. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jan 28, 2016

    King and Bagenda have crafted an amazing story here that has hit one of its biggest high points yet and has me craving the next installment immediately. Each issue has built this narrative in a great way with all its twists and turns that now take on a new context with what we know and in turn demands a full rereading, which is the sign for me of a fantastic series. A lot of this would not have worked without the simply excellent artwork from Barnaby Bagenda as he continues to do some fantastic layout designs that draws you deep into the story while providing character designs that just grab me in a huge way. I love this book and can't wait to just consume it all at once when all is said and done. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Comicsverse - Phil Casey Feb 2, 2016

    This book is an absolute must-read. With sales continuing to struggle, this is a book that needs to be seen through to completion. It is a spellbinding piece of art, and it's already one of the best books of the decade. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Weird Science - Papi Nacho Jan 28, 2016

    The one thing that I will note isthat some times the art is not as detailed as it should be; such that even whenwe have a close up of Kyle Rayner we cannot see into his eyes or facialfeatures. That said, all the alien species and environments look great so it'snot like the art is sub-par in any way. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 28, 2016

    The best that can be said for Omega Men is that it makes you feel things in a way few mainstream superhero comics can manage. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Jan 27, 2016

    The Omega Men #8 made me feel, and I'm not happy with King, Bagenda and Fajardo for it. This is a powerful comic that does not shy away from the stakes that are at play in this series and it is a gem in the DC lineup. If you enjoy any of King's other work, try The Omega Men. What he, Barnaby Bagenda and Romulo Fajardo, Jr. are building with this series is exceptional. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper Feb 1, 2016

    With issue #8, "The Omega Men" provides yet more proof that it deserves the full twelve-issue run. This is easily one of the best comics you can buy. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Feb 1, 2016

    A remarkable series that just keeps turning the screw on the reader. Read Full Review

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