Omega Flight #1

Writer: Michael Avon Oeming Artist: Scott Kolins Publisher: Marvel Comics Critic Reviews: 6
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  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Luke Handley Apr 1, 2007

    This is a good issue that finally reveals the superhero status in Canada and how their government means to tackle it. Unfortunately, Omega Flight themselves are conspicuously absent from this issue, and I hope that Oeming manages to successfully adapt the rest of his story to make it a solid limited series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kelvin Green Apr 1, 2007

    This is a solid superhero story with some minor glitches in the art and a slightly leaden pace, but both writing and art show obvious potential, not least in Oemings ability to make these relatively obscure characters interesting and compelling. If the minor flaws can be ironed out in future issues, this deserves to be the success that Alpha Flight comics very rarely are. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Keith Dallas Apr 1, 2007

    In fact, based on their impressive output over the past year with books like Red Sonja, Beyond!, X-Factor, and Annihilation, I have complete confidence that Oeming, Kolins, Reber and Schmidt will produce an exciting, high quality limited series with Omega Flight. If they dont, then I might be willing to conclude that the alpha has finally reached the omega, and that Alpha Flight is truly an exhausted concept. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Apr 7, 2007

    Am I intrigued to buy another issue of Omega Flight? I'd say so, but I'd rather read a Michael Avon Oeming, Mel Rubi, Steve Buccellato issue of Red Sonja any day. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Apr 1, 2007

    Is this issue worth a look if you want to see how the fallout of Civil War is affecting the greater Marvel universe? Probably. Is it worth a look if youre a longtime Alpha Flight fan? Maybe. Is it worth a look if youve got no interest in either? Not really. Omega Flight will likely find a certain audience, as Im sure there are some fans who will relish the prospect of what looks to be a more old-fashioned and light-hearted superhero book starring a Canadian, C-list version of the Avengers, and followers of Oeming and Kolins work will probably find much to like here. Its a competent comic book, with decent illustrations, but it cant escape its contrived nature, and struggles to make this new Flight formation seem like anything worth caring about. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Apr 1, 2007

    In fact, all his tangle with them seems to achieve is pissing them off royally. The ending of the battle sequence is rather abrupt, but it leaves us hoping for the cavalry to arrive next issue. Art-wise, Kolins does a great Sasquatch (keeping him somehow super-cuddly as well as grandly over-sized), and makes Talismans mystic visions beautifully dreamy and symbolic. The Wrecking Crew isnt the most novel of threats, and the team is an as yet untried and unassembled. Well have to wait until the full team is present to judge the chemistry of this concept, but this is a decent, if somewhat formulaic, attempt to relight the fire. Read Full Review

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