O.M.A.C. was a 1970's Jack Kirby-created science fiction comic where grey-man Buddy Blank is transformed into the powerhouse One Man Army Corps, who receives logistical support from a computer satellite, Brother Eye. I always thought O.M.A.C. was an awesome idea. In many ways, I dig him as a dystopian Superman. As of December 2014, Ryan Carey is writing a great deconstruction of the series at Sequart. In it, he reveals OMAC was Kirby's vision of a futuristic Captain America. That kinda blows my mind and I see it. I love this book.
Andy Suriano is an Emmy award winning animator, who has a long-time love for Jack Kirby comics. And Plastic Man. He drew a few issues of the BATMAN BRAVE AND BOLD comic. I made him a Kamandi figure here. He agrees with me that Kirby is King:
When Warner Bros released the 7-figure Justice League set in the Brave and Bold style, I took one look at that Superman figure and knew what to do:
I used a series of high gloss metallic flake paints to give OMAC the sheen that Kirby's artwork portrays. I make his chest symbol have a gem ala ULTRA MAN, 'cuz it looks great.
Do yourself a favor this holiday- grab the OMAC comic, read Ryan's great essays, and get your mind right- KIRBY IS KING!
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