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 Omac

Omac No. 1
September-October 1974
Cover: Omac throwing "Lyla" kit //Jack Kirby / Mike Royer
Story: "Brother Eye and Buddy Blank" (chapter 1; 12 pages)
 Chapter 2: "Birth of Omac" (8 pages)
Editor, writer, penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker, letterer: Mike Royer
Feature Character: Omac (One Man Army Corps; Buddy Blank; first chronological appearance; origin revealed in part; see also WARLORD #37)
Supporting Characters: Brother Eye, Prof. Myron Forest, Global Peace Agency (aliens from the planet Vision; first appearance for all)
Intro: Lyla, Mr. Fox (only appearance for both), Nancy (in flashback; destroyed in this story)
Villains: Pseudo-People, Inc. (first and only appearance)
Comment: This series takes place on the same Earth as Kamandi, the Atomic Knights, and Hercules Unbound.  Omac's Earth is an alternate of Earth-One, and the time period is probably the early Eighties, not long before the atomic war of 1986.
Synopsis: Buddy Blank, a nondescript factory worker, is chosen by Prof. Myron Forest to receive a power transmission from the orbiting Brother Eye that transforms him into Omac, the One Man Army Corps.

Omac No. 2
November-December 1974
Cover: Omac vs. Mr. Big, Major Domo, and mercenaries //Jack Kirby / Mike Royer
Story: "Blood-Brother Eye" (chapter 1; 5 pages)
 Chapter 2 (6 pages)
 Chapter 3: "Mister Big" (9 pages)
Editor, writer, penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker: D. Bruce Berry
Letterer: Mike Royer
Feature Character: Omac
Supporting Characters: Prof. Mason Forrest (dies in this story), Brother Eye, Global Peace Agency
Intro: Mayor of Electric City (only appearance)
Villains: Mr. Big, Major Domo, their "hit men" (some of whom die in this story; first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Mr. Big sets a trap for Omac by renting Electric City for a night and staffing it with assassins.

Omac No. 3
January-February 1975
Cover: Omac in flying chair, facing barrels of guns //Jack Kirby / D. Bruce Berry
Story: "A Hundred Thousand Foes" (chapter 1; 5 pages)
 Chapter 2 (4 pages)
 Chapter 3: "Kill Omac" (7 pages)
 Chapter 4: "The Final Moment" (4 pages)
Editor, writer, penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker, letterer: D. Bruce Berry
Feature Character: Omac
Supporting Characters: Global Peace Agency
Intro: Mr. and Mrs. Barker, Agent 251
Villains: Marshal Kirovan Kafka and his mercenaries (first appearance for all)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Omac is given two test-parents and then sent to Central Europe to stop Kafka, a conqueror with 100,000 troops under his command.

Omac No. 4
March-April 1975
Cover: Omac vs. the "avenger" //Jack Kirby / D. Bruce Berry
Story: "The Busting of a Conqueror" (chapter 1; 4 pages)
 Chapter 2 (3 pages)
 Chapter 3: "In Super-Court" (5 pages)
 Chapter 4: "Multi-Killer" (5 pages)
 Chapter 5: "Omac Against the Fires of Hell" (3 pages)
Feature Character: Omac
Editor, writer, penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker, letterer: D. Bruce Berry
Feature Character: Omac
Supporting Characters: Brother Eye, Global Peace Control
Villains: Marshal Kirovan Kafka, his mercenaries (last appearance for all), his "avenger" (first appearance; dies in this story)
Synopsis: Omac brings in Kafka for trial, but the dictator swears that his "avenger" will break him free.

Omac No. 5
May-June 1975
Cover: Omac watching elderly people being rejuvenated by machine //Jack Kirby / D. Bruce Berry
Story: "New Bodies For Old" (chapter 1; 4 pages)
 Chapter 2 (8 pages)
 Chapter 3: "First Stop On the Road To the Damned" (8 pages)
Editor, writer, penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker, letterer: D. Bruce Berry
Feature Character: Omac
Supporting Characters: Global Peace Agency, Brother Eye
Intro: Buck Blue
Villains: Fancy Freddy Sparga, Grandpa Gunner, Larkey, Bongo, the Godmother (first and only appearance for all), Crime Cabal (first appearance)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Omac and an unwilling ally, Buck Blue, crack down on the Crime Cabal's "New Bodies For Old" brain-transplant racket.

Omac No. 6
July-August 1975
Cover: Omac and girl fleeing subway monsters //Jack Kirby / D. Bruce Berry
Story: "The Body Bank" (chapter 1; 2 pages)
 Chapter 2 (5 pages)
 Chapter 3: "Death Ride" (7 pages)
 Chapter 4: "Medi-Mind" (4 pages)
Editor, writer, penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker, letterer: D. Bruce Berry
Feature Character: Omac
Supporting Characters: Brother Eye, Global Peace Control
Other Character: Buck Blue (last appearance)
Villains: Crime Cabal (last appearance), Tough Tully Morgan (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Omac and Buck Blue face the forces of the Crime Cabal in their effort to shut down the brain-transplant racket and rescue Buck's girlfriend.

Omac No. 7
September-October 1975
Cover: Omac watching Dr. Skuba's ship stealing Earth's water //Jack Kirby / D. Bruce Berry
Story: "The Ocean Stealers" (chapter 1; 6 pages)
 Chapter 2 (8 pages)
 Chapter 3: "I Spy--You Die" (4 pages)
Editor, writer, penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker, letterer: D. Bruce Berry
Feature Character: Omac
Supporting Characters: Global Peace Agency (next appear in KAMANDI #59), Brother Eye
Villains: Dr. Sandor Skuba, Apollo, Skuba's daughter (first appearance for all)
Comment: Story continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Omac goes after Dr. Skuba, a mad scientist who is stealing Earth's oceans by compressing the water atomically into small bars.

Omac No. 8
November-December 1975
Cover: Omac, Dr. Skuba, and monsters //Joe Kubert (signed)
Story: "Human Genius Vs. Thinking Machine" (5 pages)
 Chapter 2 (5 pages)
 Chapter 3: "Place of Fear" (8 pages)
Editor, writer, penciller: Jack Kirby
Inker, letterer: D. Bruce Berry
Feature Character: Omac (appears as Buddy Blank in this story; next appears in KAMANDI #59)
Supporting Character: Brother Eye (next appears in KAMANDI #59)
Villains: Dr. Sandor Skuba, his daughter (both die in this story; next appear, as corpses, in KAMANDI #59), Apollo (dies in this story)
Comment: Story continues in KAMANDI #59.
 As indicated in HERCULES UNBOUND #?, some of Skuba's compressed-water bars existed for some years afterward, even after the atomic war of 1986.
Synopsis: With Omac changed back to Buddy Blank, Brother Eye must conduct the fight against Dr. Skuba alone.

Kamandi No. 59
September-October 1978
Cover: Kamandi, Omac, Dr. Canus, Ben Boxer, and others //Jim Starlin / Joe Rubinstein (signed)
Story: "The Return of Omac" (8 pages)
Editor: Al Milgrom
Writer, penciller: Jim Starlin
Inker: Joe Rubinstein
Letterer: Gaspar Saladino
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Character: Omac (last appearance in OMAC #8; next appears in WARLORD #37)
Supporting Characters: Global Peace Agency (last appearance in OMAC #7; last appearance), Brother Eye (last appearance in OMAC #8; next appears in WARLORD #38)
Villains: International Communications and Commerce (IC&C; first appearance; next appear in WARLORD #37), Dr. Sandor Skuba and his daughter (as corpses; last appearance in OMAC #8; last appearance for both)
Comment: Story continues from OMAC #8 and continues in WARLORD #37.
Synopsis: Buddy Blank is retransformed into Omac by an impaired Brother Eye, but he is unable to stop the slaughter of the Global Peace Agents by International Communications and Commerce, a cabal that seeks world domination.

Warlord No. 37
September 1980
Story: "For This Is the New Origin of Omac" (8 pages)
Editor: Jack C. Harris
Writer, penciller: Jim Starlin
Inker: Joe Rubinstein
Letterer: Gaspar Saladino
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Character: Omac (last appearance in KAMANDI #59; origin details revealed in this story)
Intro: Quair Tox (in a videotape; dies before this story begins), Professor Z (in flashback), the Visionaries (inhabitants of the planet Vision; in flashback; only appearance)
Cameo appearances: Global Peace Agency, Prof. Myron Forrest, Lyla, the Godmother, Dr. Skuba, Marshal Kafka and his "avenger", Mr. Big, Fancy Freddy Sparga, Dr. Skuba (all in flashback)
Villains: IC&C (last appearance in KAMANDI #59)
Comment: Story continues from KAMANDI #59 and continues in next issue.
Synopsis: Omac learns from a videotape that the Global Peace Agency members were really aliens from the planet Vision seeking to save Earth from a projected Great Disaster.  The tape also reveals that seven corporate powers, now united as IC&C, may cause Earth's destruction unless Omac becomes leader of Earth, or finds a fit leader and helps empower him.

Warlord No. 38
October 1980
Story: "The Decision" (8 pages)
Editor: Jack C. Harris
Writer, penciller: Jim Starlin
Inker: Romeo Tanghal
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Omac
Supporting Character: Brother Eye (last appearance in KAMANDI #59)
Villains: Wiley Quixote (first appearance; next appears in issue #43), Metaxa (first appearance; next appears in issue #44), IC&C
Synopsis: Omac strikes a deal with Wiley Quixote, the president of IC&C to fight on his side so that the war between him and corporate rival Verner Bros. will be over quickly and with as little loss of life as possible.  But Quixote's silent partner is a Visionary.

Warlord No. 39
November 1980
Story: "Battle Cry" (8 pages)
Editor: Jack C. Harris
Writer, penciller: Jim Starlin
Inker: Romeo Tanghal
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Omac (next appears in issue #42)
Villains: IC&C, Verner Bros. mercenaries (many of both die in this story)
Synopsis: Omac leads the forces of IC&C into war against Verner Brothers.

Warlord No. 42
February 1981
Story: "Battle Tower" (8 pages)
Editor: Jack C. Harris
Writers: Dan Mishkin, Gary Cohn
Penciller: Greg LaRoque
Inker: Vince Colletta
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Phil Rachelson
Feature Character: Omac (last appearance in issue #39)
Supporting Character: Brother Eye
Cameo appearance: Wiley Quixote (in flashback)
Villain: Vanquisher (first appearance), Verner Bros.
Synopsis: Omac meets a new foe--Vanquisher, a super-powered employee of Verner Bros.

Warlord No. 43
March 1981
Story: "Vanquisher--the Movie" (8 pages)
Editor: Jack C. Harris
Writers: Dan Mishkin, Gary Cohn
Penciller: Greg LaRoque
Inker: Vince Colletta
Letterer: Todd Klein
Colorist: Phil Rachelson
Feature Character: Omac
Supporting Characters: Brother Eye, Wiley Quixote (last appearance in issue #38)
Villains: Vanquisher, Verner Bros., Werner Verner, Turner Verner, Vernon Verner (the three Verner Bros.; first appearance)
Synopsis: Omac and Vanquisher clash in battle, which is being filmed by Verner Bros. for a movie.

Warlord No. 44
April 1981
Story: "Games of Power, Games of Chance" (8 pages)
Editor: Jack C. Harris
Writers: Dan Mishkin, Gary Cohn
Penciller: Greg LaRoque
Inker: Vince Colletta
Letterer: Al Babich
Colorist: Phil Rachelson
Feature Character: Omac
Supporting Character: Mariela (first appearance)
Intro: The World Board (only appearance)
Other Characters: IC&C, Verner Bros., Werner, Turner, and Vernon Verner (last appearance for last three)
Villains: Wiley Quixote, Metaxa (last appearance in issue #38), the "Funhouse Master" (first appearance)
Synopsis: Verner Brothers surrenders to IC&C, and Omac goes to a sinister fun house to celebrate.

Warlord No. 45
May 1981
Story: "Welcome To the Funhouse" (8 pages)
Editor: Jack C. Harris
Writers: Dan Mishkin, Gary Cohn
Penciller: Greg LaRoque
Inker: Vince Colletta
Letterer: Pierre Bernard
Colorist: Phil Rachelson
Feature Character: Omac
Supporting Characters: Brother Eye,  Mariela
Villains: The "Funhouse Master" (last appearance), Eldredge, Mert (first and only appearance for both), Metaxa
Synopsis: Omac and five others enter a funhouse which is programmed to kill one of them before they emerge.

Warlord No. 46
June 1981
Story: "The Black Market" (8 pages)
Editor: Jack C. Harris
Writers: Dan Mishkin, Gary Cohn
Penciller: Greg LaRoque
Inker: Vince Colletta
Colorist: Phil Rachelson
Feature Character: Omac
Supporting Characters: Brother Eye, Mariela
Intro: the Black Marketeers (including Paco, M'Boka, Raymond, and Olaf), Hennessy (named in next issue)
Villain: Wiley Quixote
Synopsis: Omac tries to save Mariela from a band of black marketeers, only to learn she is one of them...and to join them himself.

Warlord No. 47
July 1981
Story: "The Marseilles Connection" (8 pages)
Editor: Jack C. Harris
Writers: Dan Mishkin, Gary Cohn
Penciller: Greg LaRoque
Inker: Vince Colletta
Letterer: Pierre Bernard
Colorist: Phil Rachelson
Feature Character: Omac (next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #61)
Supporting Characters: Brother Eye (next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #61), Mariela (last appearance)
Other Characters: Hennesy, Paco, Black Marketeers (last appearance for all)
Villains: Dr. Lazarre (first and only appearance), Wiley Quixote (dies in this story), Metaxa (last appearance)
Comment: This is the last pre-Crisis Omac story.  The subplot featuring Metaxa is never resolved.
 Sometime after this story, Omac teams with Superman to fight Murdermek in DC COMICS PRESENTS #61.  Then, sometime in the future, Omac becomes Buddy Blank again permanently, sires a child who, in turn, becomes parent to Kamandi, and raises Kamandi himself.  Buddy Blank helps train Kamandi in KAMANDI #49, and is finally killed in KAMANDI #1.
Synopsis: Omac helps Mariela and her Black Marketeers fight Dr. Lazarre and his monstrous one-celled organism, and, after a falling-out, Metaxa kills Wiley Quixote.

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