From one of the hottest writers in the industry, TOM KING (BATMAN, GRAYSON) and artist BARNABY BAGENDA (A1) comes the critically acclaimed, #1 New York Times bestseller OMEGA MEN: THE END IS HERE—a revolutionary new take on the classic DC space opera.
Named A.V. CLUB/THE ONION best series of 2015, Omega Men is known for hard-hitting, thought-provoking action, intrigue, romance, and revenge, it’s the alpha and omega!
Kyle Rayner, the White Lantern, is dead. And the Omega Men killed him. On live TV. They’re a criminal gang, a terrorist organization, a fanatical cult.
And they’re the only hope for freedom this godforsaken sector of the universe has.
No matter what the citizens of the Vega System think they saw, the White Lantern lives…as the Omega Men’s prisoner. What they really want him to be is their latest recruit in their relentless war against the all-powerful Citadel and its tyrannical Viceroy.
As Kyle gets to know this motley crew of outlaws, he’ll question everything he knows about being a hero. In this strange system where the Green Lanterns are forbidden, will he break his oath and join their revolution? Or will he discover that the Omega Men are monsters in the end?
Collects the OMEGA MEN #1-12.
Tom King is a comic book writer and novelist, best known for his work at DC Comics including GRAYSON and OMEGA MEN. He often relies on his experience as an ex-CIA agent in his writing, especially apparent in GRAYSON (alongside co-writer Tim Seeley).
This series about a team of cosmic superheroes was saved from cancellation by a vocal cult following that gave the book a reprieve long enough for writer King (Vision) and debut artist Bagenda to complete their ambitious run. On the surface, it seems like little more than a rip-off of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, but King and Bagenda turn what could be a simplistic space opera into an incredibly dark allegory about colonialism and the endless conflict in the Middle East. There are no good guys in this book, save for the former Green Lantern Kyle Rayner, whose conventional superhero ideals don’t guide him particularly well in the fog of political conflict. Unfortunately, the simplistic conventions of the superhero genre sometimes take over. There’s so much plot for the Omega Men to get through that developments occasionally feel rushed or undercooked. Bagenda and colorist Romulo Fajardo, Jr. give the story a taut, futuristic glaze. (Aug.)
“A surprising, exciting miniseries, masterfully juggling political commentary, complex characterizations, and blockbuster action in a tense sci-fi narrative.” – A.V. Club/The OnionFrom the Publisher
“Read this book; it’s not just as good as you’ve been told, it’s even better.” – Comic Book Resources
“King has taken an obscure super-team and reinvented them in a bold, exciting way.” – IGN
“…one of the best books of DC’s current output.” – io9