Omega the Unknown #9

Writer: Jonathan Lethem Artist: Farel Dalrymple Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 4, 2008 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 3
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In the astounding climax of the saga of Omega versus the robot horde, a battle extraordinaire which will leave all our heroes changed, and one of them really and truly dead. The greatest rooftop performance since the Beatles' "Let It Be".

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Timothy Callahan Jun 3, 2008

    If you've missed this series for whatever reason, I implore you to check it out when the collected edition premieres. If you're willing to embrace the surreal implications of the superhero genre, I think you'll find a lot to love here. Read Full Review

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    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jun 11, 2008

    It's good, but mystifying. Read Full Review

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    Weekly Comic Book Review - Andrew C. Murphy Jun 4, 2008

    But it just doesn't work. I've studied this book carefully, trying to figure out why. It's not the unfocussed plot, or goofy characters like the Mink, or Dalrymple's art (which, frankly, is sometimes painful to look at). The problem is Lethem. Like many prose writers, he just doesn't get the medium of comics. His dialogue doesn't flow from one panel to the next. It's as if he and Dalrymple are telling two different stories. Worse, his characters don't take themselves seriously. Gerber understood that no matter how crazy things get, if the reader can't see himself"see real people"in what he's reading, then the story is dead in the water. Lethem and Dalrymple are trying, I can see that, and I give them credit. But it just doesn't work. Read Full Review

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