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The OMAC Project (Countdown to Infinite Crisis) Paperback – December 1, 2005
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With a nod to Jack Kirby's One Man Army Corps, The OMAC Project continues DC's inexorable path to Infinite Crisis. In addition to the OMAC Project miniseries, the trade paperback begins with the 80-page issue Countdown to Infinite Crisis, in which Ted Kord, the second Blue Beetle, investigates some financial troubles but discovers a huge plot to eliminate all "meta-humans" (that's superheroes to most of us). Attempts to involve the Justice League are unsuccessful, and with buddy Booster Gold unable to help, Kord sets out on his own. The OMAC Project might be the most engrossing of the four stages of the Prelude to Infinite Crisis. Like the rest, it can be confusing without encyclopedic knowledge of the DC Universe (and two of the interacting characters are almost indistinguishable from each other), but a background page on the key characters helps significantly. Written by (among others) Greg Rucka, with art by Jesus Saiz, Rags Morales, Cliff Richards, and others. Not included is the 2006 one-shot follow-up. --David Horiuchi
From School Library Journal
Grade 7 Up Relations have cooled between The Justice League of America and Batman since Brother I, the surveillance satellite that he designed, was taken over by millionaire Max Lord. When Blue Beetle points out a bizarre break-in at a local warehouse, no one much cares, so he and his pal Booster begin to investigate themselves. Beetle sneaks into the millionaire's lair and learns of his total knowledge of the identities of every superhero. Only Wonder Woman thinks Beetle might be onto something, but Max Lord has a plan for her, using Brother I. It is interesting to see DC update its characters into contemporary personas: the JLA is as routine as the fire department in this world, Batman is a rogue, Superman is nearly a god. The artwork is generally stunning; in one scene Green Lantern's ring glows so brightly it hurts to look at it. The colored panels are done by some of DC's finest. The artists have made the figures lifelike but heroic, not exaggerated. Plotwise, backstories like this often elevate minor characters to leads and derive their drama from the impending crossovers they build. Patrons want to read exhaustively to know every detail; libraries with good comics circulation will need to consider this title. John Leighton, Brooklyn Public Library, NY
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If you are planning to read Infinite Crisis, then you should read this first. There are four other countdown books, but the only two that are worth reading, in my opinion, are this one and Day of Vengeance. These two will have the most setup and backstory for Infinite Crisis.
I don't think anyone can really agree on the reading order of the countdown books. But most people will agree that The OMAC Project is the first book out of the four (and in my personal opinion Rann-Thanagar is last). Here's my suggested reading order:
Day of Vengeance
Again, this is just my suggested reading order, but you should definitely read The OMAC Project first.
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