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Omega: The Unknown by Jonathan Lethem

Omega: The Unknown

by Jonathan Lethem

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Originally written in the 1970s Omega: The Unknown was a superhero comic that only lasted for a few issues. Now, all ten issues have been rewritten and placed into graphic novel format.

Omega: The Unknown is about a seemingly mute superhero; a boy who has lost his parents; a self-appointed superhero, The Mink; and an invasion of robots and nanotechnology! Two of them share the same destiny.

This was a book that leaves you wondering what happens next? Or how in the world does this all fit together? Although, I feel I missed a bit of the story, since I'm not used to reading graphic novels, I can certainly say it is not your traditional 'superhero' comic. ( )
  radical_rachel | Nov 6, 2010 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0785130527, Hardcover)

The story of a mute, reluctant super hero from another planet, and the earthly teenager with whom he shares a strange destiny - and the legion of robots and nanoviruses that have been sent from afar to hunt the two of them down! Created in 1975 by Steve Gerber and Mary Skrenes, the original Omega the Unknown lasted only ten issues, but was a legend to those who recall it - an ahead-of-its-time tale of an anti-hero, inflected with brilliant ambiguity. One of Omega's teenage fans was award-winning novelist Jonathan Lethem, who has used the original as a springboard for a superbly strange, funny, and moving graphic novel in ten chapters. Collects Omega: The Unknown #1-10.

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Presents the first ten volumes of the "Omega: The Unknown" comic, which features the adventures of a mute, reluctant super hero and the teenage boy who shares his destiny.

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