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Fire In The Skies, Murder In The Streets

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  • Posted on 16th Sep, 2022 18:18 PM

Megatron finds a wholly new way to do the unthinkable, Squirrel Girl has her hairiest team up yet, Kyle Rayner learns the meaning of war.


Every week Hannibal Tabu (winner of the 2012 Top Cow Talent Hunt/blogger/novelist/poet/jackass on Twitter/head honcho of Komplicated) grabs a whole lotta comics. These periodicals are quickly sorted (how) into two piles -- the "buy" pile (a small pile most weeks, comprised of planned purchases) and the "read" pile (often huge, often including comics that are really crappy but have some value to stay abreast of). Thursday afternoons you'll be able to get his thoughts (and they're just the opinions of one guy, so calm down, and here's some common definitions used in the column) about all of that ... which goes something like this ...



Omega Men #10

(DC Comics)

Jump from the Read Pile.

Many glamorize the idea of war, imagining it as heroic or glorious. In this brutal onslaught of a comic book, Kyle Rayner and the Omega Men stop the forces of the Citadel from taking a living planet and turning it into a graveyard in order to save other worlds. There are a lot of fantastic moments here, including a simply riveting phone conversation framing some action sequences (smart) and the rigors of war wearing down even Kyle Rayner's seemingly indefatigable reserves of Lantern power. Tom King is a monster for turning in a script so deliciously wicked and the visuals from Barnaby Bagenda, Hi-Fi and Pat Brousseau deliver on the inch-by-inch nature of war in a way that might remind some of that first issue of "The Life After." Fantastic stuff.

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