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    • CommentTimeJan 10th 2008
    Anyone else reading this? I received the first issue via free comic book day but almost overlooked it until a friend mentioned being perpelxed by it. I read #1 and was intrigued. Just read #'s 2 & 3 last night and now I am hooked. This is a marvel book? It has such a, I don't know, Paul Pope or... something feeling. Maybe its just such an indie vibe to it. And there's ALOT going on. Very interested.
    • CommentTimeJan 10th 2008
    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    Never heard of it but it looks like free comic book day worked perfectly in your case Shawn.
    You got interested in a new book that you would not have read otherwise.
    • CommentAuthorabkosher
    • CommentTimeJan 11th 2008
    Yeah, I'm enjoying this book too. I randomly bought writer Jonathan Lethem's novel Motherless Brooklyn while on a trip to London a few years back and very much enjoyed it (it's a 1st person P.I. narrative where the main character has Tourette's Syndrome). Very funny. This is definitely a strange comic, but I'm very much enjoying it. I learned about the artist Farel Dalrymple fairly randomly as well. I spotted the first issue of Pop Gun War on the stands a few years back and just fell in love with it. Strange inner city surreal tale. I don't know anything about the original Omega the Unknown (Steve Gerber, maybe?), but I like this new take.
    • CommentAuthormbakunin
    • CommentTimeJan 12th 2008
    Look, what Marvel needs to do is get STEVE GERBER to finish that goddamn series before he risks his life on the operating table getting that lung transplant. Bombard him with money, residuals, whatever it takes... That book has haunted me since I read the last issue when I was ten years old, the one where Omega gets shot up by the Las Vegas police force. I have seriously considered paying Steve whatever he wants to just TELL ME HOW IT ENDS.

    I haven't read the revival. I want Marvel to publish the REAL ending from Gerber himself after 30 fucking years.....
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    You mean Steve Gerber and Mary Skrenes, right?
    • CommentAuthormbakunin
    • CommentTimeJan 12th 2008
    Yes! :) Sorry that my moral outrage induced temporary amnesia
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    Moral outrage has a tendency to do that, which is why it pisses me off.
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    I picked up the first couple of issues on a whim in FP, and I'm totally hooked and intrigued. The cover art makes me really happy, too.
    • CommentTimeJan 13th 2008
    I've been digging this so far. I like the art style that goes with it, gives it a very offbeat feeling. I'd say reading the first issues was kind of WTF? Then as you read more it's like this is pretty awesome and I am intruded.

    I flipped though the Classic Omega the Unknown TPB and thought it was little strange that normal Marvel characters show up in it. The current version feels very much in it's own world separate from all others. So I was a bit wigged out by it, but I will check it out at some point, when the current run is over.

    Definitely a book that should be read more, I didn't even know they gave it out on free comic book day and I worked in the store that day.
    • CommentTimeJan 13th 2008
    I absolutely love Jonathan Lethem. I was insanely excited to see him writing a Marvel book. If you like Omega the Unknown, check out some of his regular stuff. I reccomend How We Got Insipid or my fav. The Fortress of Solitude
    • CommentTimeJan 22nd 2008
    I think they should let Jon Lethem write Batman. If you've read Motherless Brooklyn, you know he's a genius. I'm not loving his comic debut though... Buying it; but giving my issues to the homeless afterwards.
    • CommentAuthorzenbullet
    • CommentTimeJan 22nd 2008
    Lethem is writing a comic?

    God, I got to get back into comics...
    • CommentAuthorMark Datik
    • CommentTimeJan 23rd 2008
    I'm not interested in the series at all BUT I'll pick up issue #7 for the Gary Panter cover and interior art.