Updated on 16 October, 2021
Dynamite Comics has always been one of my favorite comic book series ever. Not only does it has great story telling, great artwork, and an awesome dynamic duo in two unlikely heroes, but it also has a lot of variant covers and collections to choose from for any collection. With the recent reboot of the X-Men, a new line up of characters has come into the spotlight that has made collecting Dynamite comics a must for any fan. The latest X-Men series features an all new cast of amazing X-Men, including famous stars Mark Waid and Christopher Claremont, as well as acclaimed newcomer Wolverine and the X-Men's resident villain, adamantium.
The newest installment of the highly popular X-Men series, written by Kurt Busiek and illustrated by Frank Miller, takes place in New York City. With Cable and Storm heading up the X-Men division, they encounter a deadly attack from a mysterious assailant known as theisher. With Cable severely injured in the battle, Storm allows herself to be captured by the terrorist organization known as Magneto. With the future of both teams rests on this one battle, as does the future of mankind itself.
In keeping with the ongoing adventure of the X-Men, this first issue of the highly popular X-Men: Omega range takes place in the future of the Marvel comic book universe. After the destruction of the Skrull base on Earth by an experimental viral outbreak, all life on earth is killed. The surviving Skrulls launch a planet-wide search for a cure, believing that the plague is contained on their own world. While Cable and Storm go to New York to seek out a cure, they are attacked by an army of Skrull soldiers who have remained on the planet under the command of their leader, Doctor Doom. This series of events leaves Cable and Storm very stressed, especially since they are now without a firm understanding of who or what they are fighting against.
In the wake of this new outbreak, several other super heroes are also faced with disaster. One of those super heroes happens to be Cyclops, a member of the X-Men who happens to be from the home of Cable. In an effort to fight off the Skrulls and prevent the death of millions of humans, Cable sets out to form a team of his own called the Xavier Institute. As the first issue goes, we see that the X-Men are going up against the newest member of the mutant hate group, called Dark Phoenix, whom Cyclops has formed an alliance with.
In the issue, we learn that the story line revolves around a Skrull ship that is headed for Earth. Once there, they plan on taking over the nuclear power plant and mass murdering thousands of humans. This causes Cable and Storm to go on a chase across the universe to find this vessel, which is ultimately destroyed. The Skrulls later leave the planet and Cable sets out once again to put an end to their evil schemes.
With this brief description, it's easy to see why Dynamite Comics had a fantastic year in 2021. It was an incredible year for the comics industry, and if you've been living under a rock, then there's a chance that you missed some of the insanity that came out during that period of time. For those who have only been reading comics for the last ten years or so, then there's a very good chance that you're completely unaware of what's going on in the world of Dynamite. The first volume of this omnibus vol is just what I'm talking about, and I can't recommend it highly enough.
The first volume of the omnibus volume 1 collects issues from all over the past year including New York, London, Australia, Las Vegas, and even Japan. It's a great book to read because it's not like many other Dynamite comics out there. Unlike most of the other titles that are designed to make money at the lowest possible cost, this book is created by creator Kurt Busiek. He has given an exclusive art style to each issue, and you can clearly see that he really put a lot of thought into how he was designing his layouts.
This is my favorite title in the entire series. While it may not be the best comic that you've ever read, you'll find yourself wanting to pick up another issue after the first few days to enjoy the story and the way that it's told. If you love comics that tell a story while also having a strong dose of humor, then you'll love this series. I hope that you enjoy this past year's Dynamite Comics as much as I did, and if you haven't picked up a copy of New York's Dead Zero, then you're missing out.