|Cover art by Ed Hannigan and Joe Sinnott|
Omega the Unknown lasted 10 issues (December 1975-July 1977). Hardcore fans mourned the mag's passing because of the myriad questions that were left unanswered by writers Gerber and Skrenes. Gerber planned to tie-up Omega's (and of course, James-Michaels') loose-ends in Defenders, but he was fired from Marvel before that came to pass. Writer Steven Grant would valiantly try to do "what Gerber might have done" by wrapping up the OtG storyline in Defenders 76-77 (July-August 1979), but while Marvel was satisfied, fandom was not. Gerber never got to finish James-Michael's story, which is sad, to put it mildly. But we still have those ten amazing issues (well, two of 'em were fill-ins, but they weren't bad) to enjoy on a totally different level than most any other comic mag...ever.
More Omega next month!