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Gunfire Shapes The Galaxy

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  • Posted on 16th Sep, 2022 18:32 PM

The Tom King-led "Omega Men" is truly magnificent, but it's not enough to overcome the rest of this week's poor showings.


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 #9

(DC Comics)

Jump from the Read Pile.

It took the brilliance of Tom King, Barnaby Bagenda, Romulo Fajardo Jr. and Pat Brosseau to make a governmental session fascinating and filled with gunfire. Kyle Rayner -- without his ring -- addresses an entire galaxy to consider peace and reconciliation, and then ... well, it's a comic book, so you can surmise it didn't boil down to subcommittee meetings and hugging. The turns of phrase, the plot twists, they're all so elegant as this subversive, brilliant book continues to make a huge mess of transgalactic conflicts in a way that even George Lucas would have to applaud. Enjoyable, visceral, complex and engaging material here.

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