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Review: O.M.A.C. #2

O.M.A.C. # 2

“Massive Attack”

Written Dan DiDio and Keith Giffen

Art and Cover by Keith Giffen and Scott Koblish

Review by Bobby Shortle

The tale of month two of the DC New 52, for me anyway, seems to be second better than the first. That extends fully to O.M.A.C. #2. In issue one we were shown a rampaging monster with no context or character but in this book we are given a cool, man on the run, Bruce Banner like story of survival.

Dan Didio smartly sets up Buddy Blank as a put upon protagonist. The result of which is we view him as a stand up guy and an all around empathetic character. The all knowing voice from issue one is back but by making it interact with Buddy, instead of just ordering him around, it has become a cool sounding board.

The big action scene is part Hulk, part Thing and all awesome. I’m a sucker for big beasts pounding each other’s brains in and that is here in spades.

O.M.A.C. #2 has turned me around on the book and I’m looking forward to next month.

Buy it- Issue 1 is not strong but this is a cool Bruce Banner on the run story with a sweet battle scene.

Bobby Shortle is founder and Editor in Chief of Talking Comics as well as the host of the weekly Talking Comics Podcast. When he's not writing about comics he's making short films which can be found at and talking…

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