Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Black and White Wednesday: "For this Is the New Origin of OMAC!" by Jim Starlin

What it is, Groove-ophiles! Well, what it is today is a look at yet another Groovy Age rarity--Jim Starlin's OMAC back-up intended for Kamandi #60! As we all know, Kamandi fell to the DC Implosion of 1978, ending with ish #59 (in which we did get to se Judo Jim's opening salvo on OMAC), but a color version of "For this Is the New Origin of OMAC!" (masterfully inked by Joe Rubinstein) wouldn't see print in a color comic until after the Groovy Age ended, in Warlord #37 (July 1980)--and with a few alterations, at that. Today's post features photocopies (from the legendary Cancelled Comics Cavalcade #2, natch) of Starlin's second OMAC opus as it was intended to be seen back in the Summer of 78. Can you dig it?


  1. Omac+Starlin+Cancelled Comics Cavalcade = Groovy, indeed!

    Thanks for sharing, Groove.

    Comics Bronze Age editor

  2. Very cool, even though, I loved the art. I really didn't dig Starlin screwing with Kirby's original OMAC. I hated the new costume & the GPA actually turning out to be aliens. Who wanted to invade the earth. I loved the original concept much better. That their was still hope & more good people. Then bad left in the world. Like with the Legion of superheroes. I would had loved to see a world where Kamandi's world never came to pass. Thanks to OMAC & the Legion coming to be. As much as I loved Kamandi. I thought it was too dark & a more advanced version of planet of th Apes. With Lions, & tigers & bears oh my!!

  3. That is probably the most dense recap/setup for new storyline in the existence of comics.



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