Aug. 22, 2011
-- Since launching in February, 2010, Pop! Goes the Icon’s flagship anthology series Omega Comics Presents has brought readers tales of crime, suspense, terror, comedy and more from some of today’s brightest new comics talents. While waiting for the second volume of the series to launch, it only made sense to take a step back and review what’s come … and that led to the decision to collect the best stories from the first volume in a single, inexpensive volume.
The Best of Omega Comics Presents, Vol. 1, collects the most critically acclaimed entries from the first four issues of the anthology. Featuring work by writers Pj Perez, Russell Lissau, Alex De-Gruchy and Dino Caruso and artists mpMann, John Bivens, Michael Montenat, Robert Durham, Jason Copland, J Korim and Sam Agro, among others, this 102-page trade paperback has something to please every lover of graphic fiction — all for only $7.95.
Included in The Best of are stories such as Lissau and Mann’s “L’Ange de Bastogne,” which Comics Should Be Good called “a remarkably well-developed, tense story,” and De-Gruchy and Montenat’s “The Hero’s Journey,” which Ain’t It Cool News claims “reads as powerful as some four part arcs in just a few pages.” Of the series, Bookgasm’s Rod Lott writes, “I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: More, please!”
The Best of Omega Comics Presents, Vol. 1 is available for pre-order directly at the Pop! Goes the Icon website for a Sept. 7 release. It can also be found at various on- and off-line retailers, including Amazon.com.
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