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Omega Comics Presents brings back the comic anthology series

Posted: Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Posted By: Kevin Powers

Omega Comics Presents brings back the comic anthology series

What do an undead mobster, a Chaplinesque cipher and a covert, counterterrorism team have in common? They're all featured in the first issue of Omega Comics Presents, a new comic book anthology series debuting Feb. 10, 2010.

The second title from Las Vegas-based boutique publisher Pop! Goes the Icon, Omega Comics Presents is a quarterly, black-and-white comic featuring a variety of features from some of the hottest new talents in independent comics. Anchored by the serial action epic "OMEGA," Omega Comics Presents will feature never-before-published works from around the country and the globe.

The first issue features chapter one of Pj Perez's "OMEGA," "The Taking," in which a mundane school field trip to Hoover Dam takes a turn into nightmare territory when the students become hostages in a terrorist siege. In the issue's second feature, "Odd Job" (by Alex De-Gruchy and Robert Durham), a routine house clearing gig for young Hank goes awry when he comes across unexpected residents the ghosts of a mobster and his wife. Issue one's third feature, John Dimes' "Making No Magnifisense," stars ambiguous Evelyn Gurlimann as he encounters his superheroic idol, Magnificent Man with disastrous results. And a little comic relief awaits readers in the two-page gag strip "(All We Are Saying Is) Give Pizza a Chance" by Dino Caruso and Jason Copland.

Omega Comics Presents will be $3.50 per copy and is available for preorder now at www.popgoestheicon.com. It will also be available as a digital download for $2.50 at stores.lulu.com/popgoestheicon. Pop! Goes the Icon's titles are available for retailers through Haven Distributors (www.havendistro.com), and will be available in finer comic stores on Feb. 10.


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