Thursday, August 24, 2017

Captain Marvel and The Omega Men


I always thought that the Omega Men would be bigger when they first appeared.  They were launched from the pages of  Green Lantern and hit series New Teen Titans, and then they were one of the first properties to get a direct-only title with printing on fancy higher stock paper.  Alas, they never really seemed to catch on.  

15 comments:

Glenn Host said...

I agree I thought they were going to catch on but I think they lost the concept quickly (seems to happen a lot with Keith Griffin books) and then they went for changes just to make it look like something is happening. Tigorr seems to be only one who really stuck around. Not remember seeing them post Rebirth.

Anonymous said...

Is there a pun in the proper noun (or is it adjective) Vegan?

Bob Greenwade said...

"Have fun storing the citadel!"

Cary Comic said...

The first time I ever heard of the Omega Men was in the middle of a four-or-five part story arc from ACTION COMICS involving the Late Silver Age villains Syren and Satanus. A bickering couple of super-wizards from an alternate-future Earth. After that came the complex articles, explaining their back story, in DC WHO'S WHO. The slave-trading Gordanians; the scientifically ruthless Psions; the Shaolin-like warlords of Okkara; and, of course, the tyrannical government of the Citadel.

Unfortunately, nobody in my neck of the woods ever sold Omega Men comics. And history repeated itself, even more disappointingly, with DC's "Haven" series. One mini-series and--BOOM!--back into publishing limbo.

Jay Johnson said...

Part of my problem with the Omega Men was that they seemed at the time to be just Yet Another Space Toy franchise (ala Rom, Tranformers, Micronauts, et al) without any Toys or a TV show. Also, they were introduced just before the COIE, when the DCU was already too large and confusing and adding a whole bunch of alien races to keep track of seemed too much like work.

harry bean said...

id love the omega men on supergirl or legends of tomorrow

Anonymous said...

Maybe if they'd been from an alternate-Earth, DC would have revived them as part of their multiversal "Rebirth."


Yours truly: Tex Tile (the Poet Lariat).

Anonymous said...

Still hoping for Razorback & Big Pig I -vs- Jack Burton and the ole Pork Chop Express.

Brad said...

Gee.. You mean the Omegas are Unknown?

Simreeve said...

Brad said...
"Gee.. You mean the Omegas are Unknown?"

"Grooooan..."

Anonymous said...

@Simreeve; Ditto!

Bob Buethe said...

Never liked the Omega Men myself. I never found the characters and stories interesting, and the whole names-that-are-misspelled-English-words thing turns me off in general. (Koriand'r being the one exception to the rule.)

Cary Comic said...

@BB: "U don't cei?"

Old Bahdnisian proverb.

Anonymous said...

@Cary: I'm Thunder-struck you'd even stoop that low.

Matt Celis said...

The main problem with the Omega Men was I really did not care about the Vega system even when the Teen Titans went to rescue Starfire way back when. And I cared even less about the Omega Men as they had no particularly interesting or distinguishing personality traits in the stories I read.

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