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OMAC Speculated For Batman Vs. Superman

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Following Cosmic Book News breaking the story that Doomsday will not be featured in Batman Vs. Superman, a fan theory has surfaced online suggesting OMAC will be a villain.

The gang over at the Super Hero Hype Message boards have put forth a rather convincing argument that Zack Snyder will be tying OMAC into LexCorp and Lex Luthor.

Perhaps one of the most visually compelling arguments comes in the form of the LexCorp logo from the trailer and the art of OMAC from the comics which share the same color scheme:

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The recent Batman Vs. Superman LexCorp viral video also seemingly teases the involvement of OMAC :

At LexCorp Industries, we believe in technology that unites us, where inspiration, innovation and imagination all come together to create a greater tomorrow, today. Now, LexCorp is proud to announce Lex/OS the world’s most private and secure operating system. Engineered with the protection you need, and the freedom you want. To celebrate, please enjoy our free Lex Wi-Fi throughout this venue and visit our LexCorp booth for your free charging device. LexCorp and the New Lex/OS, providing the safety and confidence we need in an ever changing world. Let’s build a better tomorrow. 

With Luthor stating:

We are on the cusp of unveiling a technology that will change the world forever. It’s about safety. This is a product that will protect you, and everyone, from threats you don’t even know about yet. I don’t want to scare anybody… much. But there are a lot of threats out there, and they’re here today. 

In the comics, the OMACs are humans transformed by a Brainiac virus into living machines/cyborgs that are used to assassinate any and all beings with superpowers created by the Defense Department and LexCorp. In Batman Vs. Superman, it’s possible Lex may create OMAC with the use of Zod’s corpse.

(thanks to Hero Gilgamesh for the tip)

“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” has a March 25, 2016 release starring Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Ray Fisher as Cyborg with Callan Mulvey, Holly Hunter as Senator Finch and Tao Okamoto as Mercy Graves. Justice League is to follow directed by Zack Snyder as well.

Synopsis:

Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.

Batman Vs. Superman Comic-Con Trailer:

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Justice League International Annual #1 – Omactivate!

Absolutely loved the new O.M.A.C. that was recently axed.

And I blame all you event cronies for its demise!

Try something new!

Well, the good news is that we see the big blue fin on the cover of the Justice League International Annual #1 along with Booster Gold and Blue Beetle.

The bad news is that it’s the last JLI issue.

I’ve always been drawn to the B-list characters for some reason. Maybe because they seem to have more of a freedom, away from editorial mandates and such.

Same old, same old and all that.

At The Source, writer Geoff Johns, Dan DiDio and Editor Brian Smith comment and offer some teases on the upcoming issue.

Johns:

JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL ANNUAL #1 sets the stage for some major changes in the JUSTICE LEAGUE universe. Obviously, it’s the last issue of the series, but certainly not the last story for any of the members – especially Booster Gold who ultimately will once again be drawn into the center of the DC Universe as the events of JUSTICE LEAGUE #12 start to change the course of the future.

DiDio:

I had a great time working with Geoff on this issue especially one as important as this. It brings an end to certain stories and launches several characters into new and exciting directions.

Smith:

JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL ANNUAL #1 introduces two new members, Olympian and Blue Beetle, who join just in time for the team to implode. Several established players quit and not everyone will survive. All this, plus a shocking glimpse into the future of DC COMICS-THE NEW 52.

The Justice League International Annual hits August 29th, written by Geoff Johns and Dan DiDio with art by Jason Fabok.

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Guy Gardner Becomes Iron Man In Justice League International #9

This week’s issue of Justice League International sees Green Lantern Guy Gardner suit up as Iron Man to take on O.M.A.C.!

Fresh off the canceled O.M.A.C. series (dang, it!), Kevin Kho now finds himself in a permanent hulking skin as Kevin cannot transform into his human form — there is only O.M.A.C.!

So Kevin sets out to find Batman to seek his aid, as whatever was responsible for the transformation may have had something to do with Batman’s tech, so he thinks (Eye can’t recall exactly if that’s true).

However, Kevin gets manipulated by some JLI baddies which unleashes his full might – OMACtivate!

O.M.A.C. attacks the members of Justice League International with Guy Gardner responding with his own power suit – Iron Man style!

Jurgens must have been having some fun with this issue, just in time for The Avengers movie!

Liked the issue, though wish O.M.A.C. was still around, DC!

Check out the Guy Gardner Green Lantern Iron Man (art by Aaron Lopresti and Matt Ryan):

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Dan DiDio On OMAC and DC Comics’ Cancelled Titles Being Collected

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Omactivate!

I was really disappointed to hear that one my favorites to come out of the New 52, O.M.A.C., had been cancelled with May’s issue #8. Dan DiDio and Keith Giffen brought one heck of a fun book to the market at just the right time for me! Hopefully, this isn’t the last we’ll see of the big guy.

Along with O.M.A.C., five other books have been cancelled with their eighth issue; however what does that mean for the TPBs as they were collecting up to issue six? Dan DiDio, on his FB, informs us that the remaining three issues will be part of the collections.

“all the cancelled series will be collected and the page counts revised so that ever[y] issue printed is part of those collections. thanks”

Dan also thanks fans of O.M.A.C for their support, and promises to go out on a high note.
 
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Thanks everyone for your thoughts and support for OMAC! Keith and I have three more issues to go and we’re working hard to end on the highest notes possible! We are trying to squeeze a lot of story in the final issues so look for the return of past villains, some insight into the origin of Brother Eye, the final confrontation with Max Lord, and what the hell is “Attack Command D”?
 
best, DD
 
He also offers up the following teaser for the last three issues:
 
ummmmmm someone does get shot in the head. that help?
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