Updated on 16 October, 2021
In this new movie starring Jason Flemyng, Ewen Chia and Laura Cayon there is a familiar character in the title, Lore Olympus. It has been awhile since we've seen her in an animated film, but hopefully you are now catching the drift. She is an ordinary girl living with her two sisters in Olympus, where she is a member of theardless Royal family. She is the head of the Olympus Institute which trains young athletes to be the finest of their line. One day her best friend has disappeared leaving behind an ancient artifact known as the Dormus, that can turn people into super humans.
Since her friend's disappearance, she sets out in search of her, only to find herself in an alternate timeline. This leads her to working for the peace keeping force called the United Force, where she realizes she must fight to prove her worth. She teams up with other forces fighting against the Covenant and the evil Thanagrim. For those not familiar with the story, here is a quick synopsis. In the new TV series, it was mentioned that during the climax of the first season, Teammates, and most importantly, Lore, would have to save the Earth from the Terminus Fleet.
As if that wasn't enough for me to chew on, they also released an Epsom salt version of the comic book in October of 2021. Yes, the same salt that they use to season all their pasta. I'm not sure if it is just coincidence or if the producers saw the similarity between the two but either way it works. I've always liked Epsom salts, it reminded me of the original hover boards in that they are made of the saltwater of the sea. The salt gives it a nice, crunchy texture.
After the planet is saved from the Terminus Fleet, Teammates, Lore and her Dormus, are thrown into a mysterious ship filled with humans. While inside they learn that the ship's purpose is to explore different races who have yet to come to the planet. I'm guessing that the main reason Teammates were placed into the ship was to promote the story line and to help build up anticipation for the second half of the book.
Teammates will encounter some familiar faces as they go through the ship, such as the antagonist, theroid Slade. He has been introduced in the first few chapters and only wants one thing from Teammates: his own body. He wants to live amongst humans and be a part of their daily lives. As you might expect, things don't go well. In fact, the entire book is about Teammates dealing with Slade and trying to escape from him.
The action and adventure portion of the comic book is great. It will keep you reading until the last page. I especially like how the artist, Michael Deaver, has taken some elements from mythology and applied them to the main story. There are also many references to other Star Wars movies, including the original trilogy.
This book is written as a stand-alone story and is very much different than any other Omega stories that you may have read or enjoyed before. The creative team at IDW has really outdone themselves this time. They've managed to keep the story fast paced while still maintaining a character-driven narrative. The Omega comics are my favorite of all of them and I'm sure they will become a hit among Star Wars fans as well as those that like a good storyline and deep characters.
If you are a Star Wars fan, you will love The Omega Force. It's a fun-filled, action packed comic book that will entertain and thrill you. I particularly like the dynamic between Kyle and Stephanie, as well as how the story is told in third person. I look forward to future storylines from IDW.