Thursday, June 09, 2011

Keith Giffen on OMAC.


Today's image of the day is this fully mental piece of Kirby-as-genre. Good news: Keith Giffen is drawing a new OMAC series in amongst DC's splurge of 52 new #1s.  Bad news: Dan DiDio is down as "writer" it. His work on Wednesday Comics was amongst the strangest non-writing I've ever read on a series of pages of comics art. Still, keep your friends close, eh Keith?

5 comments:

cerebus660 said...

Never mind the writing... look at the pretty pictures...
Ive loved Keiths work since the old days of The Defenders and this certainly looks better than most of the, er, product DC have announced so far in this reboot splurge. Teen Titans? Yeah, right...

Mark Kardwell said...

The thought of Pete Milligan writing an ongoing Shade The Changing Man/John Constantine team-up floats my boat, too, shame they gave it the baked Gorgonzola name "Justice League Dark". And hired an artist whos a fanzine-standard version of Simone Bianchi.

Mark Kardwell said...

Nearly made Mick McMahon image of the day for two days in a row with his Celtic werewolf pictures. Woah nelly.

The Reviewer said...

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Mars said...

To the surprise of everyone, OMAC is actually pretty good. It feels like DiDio is writing with Giffen - his voice is all over the script - and theyre doing a pretty good job of Kirbyizing the dialog without falling into the more dated aspects of his style.

Stylistically, theyve cross bred the original Kirby OMAC with the most recent Rucka OMAC and injected it into the original Kirby run on Incredible Hulk. And it works!

The colors are insane too; very psychedelic.

Its the worst selling book of the relaunch but far from the worst book.