It’s now Day 21, three full weeks of Howard Simpson’s month-long Jack Kirby Tribute! You can find people’s Kirby Tributes on your favorite social media platforms by the hashtag #KirbyArtTributes.
Today’s prompt: “Draw a character or scene from Jack Kirby’s OMAC series.” I went with Omac himself, the One Man Army Corps.
Of all the post-Fourth World titles Kirby created for DC, OMAC unfortunately was the shortest-lived. It lasted for only eight issues, and the last issue came to a very abrupt forced ending that was jolting and highly unsatisfying for readers.
The length of the book’s run should not be taken as any kind of indication of the book’s quality. This title was where Jack put out some of his wildest sci fi conjectures about what The World That’s Coming might be like. In the first issue, he had a room where a corporation encouraged employees to go in and destroy things, get all their aggressions out. This was well before such things came about in real life!
Maybe some of the ideas were just a bit too out there for some readers? The rest of us were captivated, and wished Jack had been allowed to continue.
Hope you like, and feel free to tune in again tomorrow!