256 – The Omega Men

The Omega Men

We read our second comic in our series of DC’s Best of 2016 with the first seven issues of “The Omega Men” by Tom King. Kyle Rayner has checked his power ring at the door and entered the Vega System to solve an ages-long conflict but quickly gets abducted by a group of terrorists — The Omega Men. We kick this episode off with a huge discussion of the retconning and forced multiculturalism of Andy’s favorite lantern: Kyle Rayner. From there we talk up the various members of the Omega Men, the themes of religion and colonialism, and the amazingly awesome art’s ability to give a sense of place. For past episodes, go to www.WelcometoComics.com. Support the show and gain access to bonus episodes over at www.patreon.com/welcometocomics. Next week: “Batgirl: The Batgirl of Burnside” by Brenden Fletcher and Cameron Stewart.