Omega Men #4

Writer: Tom King Artist: Toby Cypress Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 2, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 19
7.9Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

The epic, bloody saga of the Omega Men continues as a plan to rescue Princess Kalista goes horribly wrong. The Omega Men point their guns. The Citadel points theirs. And everyone pulls the trigger.

  • 9.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Sep 3, 2015

    The Omega Men has quickly become one of the best books of the year for me, which naturally makes me fear its fate. With these first four issues we've gotten a strong story with some fantastic characters and beautiful artwork. Cypress handles things well as the guest artist here, sticking to the style but bringing in his own flair, while King continues to weave some beautiful storytelling here overall even as he mostly focuses on just two characters. Rayner is humanized here in the space of half an issue in a way that I don't think has been done in a compelling way in the years since his introduction. There's a great sense of the tragic about him tied to the altruistic side that's generally out of vogue. Sweeping him into this space based arc with a heavy focus on science fiction more so than space opera is a big positive in grounding the dreamer before he can be rebuilt. I'm hugely enthused for this series and all four installments are must-read books. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Sep 2, 2015

    The Omega Men #4 is a damn good comic. King & Cypress work in some dark places, but with a surprising amount of grace from a storytelling perspective. This is a unique title and this pair tells this tale well. Do yourself a favour and check out this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Sep 3, 2015

    "The Omega Men" #4 is just another example of why this is probably not just one of DC's best new series, but one of the best superhero (or at least superhero-esque) books on the market right now. "The Omega Men" #4 is intelligent, devious and determined to make you squirm. King and Cypress have made this an issue where, once again, you're dying for next month's new installment. Well done. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy Sep 2, 2015

    That's two issues of The Omega Men that I have enjoyed and while I didn't enjoy the art as much I did enjoy the themes that King is playing with. Now if only King could flesh out the other members of The Omega Men before DC cancels this and half their line…. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Sep 2, 2015

    Like I said earlier, however, Omega Men #4 might not be for everyone - Cypress' art is certainly not in the superhero norm, and while I really appreciate the change of pace, others might find his work to be too loose for their tastes. Additionally, some may find the retelling of Kalista's story in the book's second half to be a little redundant, considering how well King defined her in the last issue. But I would argue that these are quibbles, considering how striking and altogether unique a book like Omega Men #4 is. I definitely recommend giving this one a read. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 3, 2015

    Perhaps no new DC You series has been a more pelasant surprise than this one. Writer Tom King has taken an obscure super-team and reinvented them in a bold, exciting way. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Sep 7, 2015

    The last bit of the book ventures into some spoiler-y territory, so I'm going to avoid that for now, but it is the only part of the issue that really affects the story going forward, and only does so incrementally, just reinforcing ideas that have been suggested elsewhere. One of the aspects of the book that I really enjoy is the decision that was made to make Rayner as close to a pure hero as possible. This book is all about shades of grey, but he is firmly still in the white (lantern) hat. Having him as the foil for the sometimes villainous actions of his counterparts works very, very well. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Sep 3, 2015

    I love the Omega Men, just not this issue.  It is recap and filler and what little we learned could have been a page or two in a normal issue of this book.  I still think that everyone should give this book a try, just don't use this issue as a jumping on point. Read Full Review

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