See You in Hell
Cover Price: 2.99
Release Date: April 27, 2016
Good morning everyone. How are you today? Good? Good. Welcome to another Weird Science installment of Omega Men reviews. This time, we are here to discuss the penultimate issue; number 11. As we approach the end of this series, we've seen a book dominated by strong characterizations, an intriguing storyline and more than competent art. We've seen Kyle change from hero to soldier. We've seen the revolution against the Citadel grow from guerrilla tactics to all out war. And we've seen whole new environments and alien species depicted by Bagenda's pencils. In short, we've seen a lot of good comics, and one can only hope this coming issue continues that legacy.
Our issue begins with Kyle Rayner buying himself an army. Now I will say, straight up, that the logic here is quite bullshit, because apparently he just found a "Space Diamond" by random luck. But anyways, he buys an army and then has them join the Omega Men as the rest of the team converges together. Fortunately, however, each Omega Man brings an army of their own...
Scrapps goes back to Broot's planet to threaten their Pope. He is not a true believer, she states, and thus has an innate fear of death. If he does not help her she will kill him. Thus, she gains an army. On the other side of the galaxy, Tigorr faces a trial by combat to take his father's place as king. He is reminded that he is weak and grew up as a pet, that he is nothing at all like his father. Tigorr agrees, but as he nonetheless wins, he reminds everyone else that he killed his father. Thus, he gains an army. Meanwhile, Primus has been transmitting a message through the television, one of inspiration, one meant to convince people to go to war. He succeeds and several of the world's in the Citadel occupied galaxy become his army. What about Kalista, you ask? Well....
She kills her father and takes his place in the throne. We see a little bit of her plans for her people and thought I don't want to reveal them, I just want to say that it is becoming apparent that she is the true villain of the story. Anyways, as stated the armies all converge and the war keeps on going. Until at last, the Omega Men reach the heart of the Citadel Empire.
Bits and Pieces:
I've been reviewing this series for four issues now and I think that I've made it pretty clear that this is one of my favorites (probably the best in the entire DC YOU). This issue proves why. The motivations behind every character (large or small) are extremely clear, the progression of the plot is natural and everything ties back to the themes of ambiguity and governance. Sure, Kyle finding some random "Space Diamond" was stupid, but I can forgive it in the large scheme of things. This series truly defines the term space opera and for that it earns a....