Luke Cage History: From Hero for Hire to Hollywood
TV, Comic Books
Here is the latest in our year-long look at one cool comic (whether it be a self-contained work, an ongoing comic or a run on a long-running title that featured multiple creative teams on it over the years) a day (in no particular order whatsoever)! Here‘s the archive of the moments posted so far!
Today we look at Jack Kirby’s OMAC!!!
Jack Kirby’s OMAC did not last very long, just eight issues, but they were eight issues filled with some of the most over-the-top, ramshackle action stories that you will ever see.
The series throws you right into the deep end as Buddy Blank gets chosen to be the One-Man Army Corps while working at a company called “Pseudo People, Inc.” Buddy only has one real friend, a co-worker named Lila.
However, before he is turned into OMAC, he learns the secret of the “Pseudo People,” and what role Lila plays in all of it!!
How spooky is the discovery of Lila as a bomb? Brrrrr…spoooooky.
So that’s the basic set-up – Brother Eye sends OMAC on missions and Kirby just cuts loose drawing crazy futuristic action sequences.
Here are two from the fourth issue…
From early in the issue…
and later on…
Pretty freakin’ cool stuff, right?
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