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. Collecting Omega the Unknown issues #1 to 10, written by Jonathan Lethem and Karl Rusnack, with pencils by Farel Dalrymple and Paul Hornschemeier.
Marvel, hardback, 240 pages, published September 2008
This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 18 June, 2008.