On kurb radio lady love asks where are all the superheroes are before her show ends ad she transforms into love rocket. In the middle of nowhere a retired Omni makes pasta for himself and roommate Greymalkin who convinces him to check out TV. There a hostage situation unfolds and the captor screams for Omni. Superhero Sword arrives to end the situation and gets help from Love Rocket. The Captor confides in Love Rocket that Sword is a villain in disguise and both Omni and Greymalkin know this. Before he can say more Sword chops of his arm resulting in the captured Asian bow being infected with a mutagen. Lady Love takes the child to the hospital while Sword kills the captor before charming the news media.
Elsewhere Omni has seen enough he decides to come out of retirement to deal with this new threat himself.
Cover- Smooth and pretty just the way I like it! The alternate by Jim Lee has a darker tone which isn’t quite suited but still a good looking cover.
Art-JJ Kirby’s art has a smooth polished minimalist aesthetic which is very visually pleasing.
Story-The return of Omni to the superhero game is welcome! BH fans really dig Omni and I had no idea he had returned after Backlash to this series. I love his look with the dreads and hoped he would keep it but alas. His retirement makes sense if he was concerned about both being killed and he had become a joke in the hero community and his return upon his friend’s death equally makes sense.
Villain-Sword looks to be a villain hiding in plain sight and no one realizes it, his sword and skill will make him more than a match for Omni when they inevitably clash.
Can’t believe I missed this gem the first time around, solid story, solid art and return of Omni to the game! 4/5