Jul 2, 2017

The 40 Years of Comics Project - Day 858: Omega the Unknown #7, March 1977

https://www.comics.org/issue/30863/



The first of our fill-in issues standard superhero fare. Villain robs bank, innocents caught in the crossfire, superhero responds, punches are thrown. I suppose that's going to be the case most of the time with a fill-in. A writer can't do too much to diverge from the main story, but still has to make the comic exciting enough that, as I've noted many times about serialized fictions, the reader comes back in a couple of months.

And while there isn't much plot development, Scott Edelman, our fill-in writer, does try to emulate the style of storytelling that Gerber and Skrenes have cultivated, to a certain level of success. That aside, though, not much happens in today's comic.

To be continued.

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