Thursday, June 16, 2005

OMAC Project

Well, I said that I would try and talk a little bit about each of the 4 mini-series that are spinning out of Identity Crisis and into Infinite Crisis. I am going to spill some beans about OMAC now.
Spinning from the events of DC COUNTDOWN and IDENTITY CRISIS, a crackerjack thriller by Greg Rucka (ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN, WONDER WOMAN) comes to life in the brooding, gorgeous art of Jesus Saiz (MANHUNTER) in a 6-issue miniseries featuring covers by Jose LadrĂ³nn that can't be missed!
Every hero and villain in the DCU is under the gaze of an unbelievably powerful spy satellite. It's a technological marvel that answers to only one person — and he's got plans for it that are completely unknown to the superspy organization he controls: Checkmate!
In a world where men can fly and melt metal with their eyes, there's now an army created specifically as an answer to them: a One Man Army Corps. Batman and an old ally are about to learn the chilling truth behind the OMAC Project — but will they work with or against each other?
The above description is from the DC website. I would like to add some facts to it. One being the fact that the OMAC satellites are Batman's creation. HE built them after he figured out that the Justice League mindwiped him as he was trying to stop them from mindwiping Dr. Light.
Dr. Light is a villian that had just snuck onto the League's base and was assaulting the wife of a superhero. After this event the League decided to wipe his mind to protect themselves. Batman disagreed with this action and they wiped his mind to be able to wipe Light's mind.
This all sounds kind of confusing, however, OMAC is probably the best mini leading up to Infinite Crisis.
So, the spy satellites were created by Batman in order to keep track of all of the superheroes to prevent what happened to him from happening to others, good or bad. There is a line you do not cross as a hero. They, the League, crossed it and now they cannot be trusted.
From the beginning of the mini you find out that Batman is no longer in control of the satellites. Someone else is controlling them. This is a problem.
I have read 2 of the issues so far. I cannot wait to read the rest of them. I am curious as to if Bats will regain control and how this mini will tie into Infinite Crisis. I have faith in Greg Rucka to get me there.

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