The year was 1975, John Ehrlichman went to jail as part of the Watergate cover-up, disco was in full swing, Jaws arrived in theater kicking off the Summer Blockbuster, yours truly was celebrating birthday number 5, Born to Run was released, Jimmy Hoffa goes missing, and a little comic called Omega: The Unknown #1 debuted. The comic only lasted 10 issues, but now over 30 years later, Marvel is bringing the character back and retelling the story of a strange man from another planet.
Take the jump for the sneak peek that arrives October 3.
OMEGA: THE UNKNOWN #1 (of 10)
Written by JONATHAN LETHEM with KARL RUSNAK
Art by FAREL DALRYMPLE & PAUL HORNSCHEMEIER
When the series debuted, Omega The Unknown told the tale of a lone survivor from an alien world. Pursued by the robots who destroyed his world, Omega comes to Earth seeking refuge and a new beginning. Accompanied by a young orphan named James Michael Starling, our hero traveled to New York City and together, the reluctant hero and the boy adjusted to their new lives. However, questions begin to plague the pair because of James-Michael’s mysterious resemblance to Omega. Then abruptly, the series ended with Omega’s shocking death!
Few would have guessed that years later, one of Omega’s biggest fans would turn out to be an award-winning novelist! Now Lethem, along with Karl Rusnak, and the very talented Farel Dalrymple and Paul Hornschemeier, will re-imagine Omega for the 21st century.
Omega: The Unknown will sell for $2.99.