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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic and essential segment of Infinite Crisis.
This book will be a bit difficult to understand without reading Identity Crisis first. In that storyline, you learn that the Justice League in the past had not only wiped villains' memories, but actually altered their minds to make them less of a threat. When Batman found out they were forced to wipe his memory too. Supposedly the trauma of this betrayal has...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad, but spoiled by interruption.
I first read this series in single issue format and the initial part of the story relatng to Blue Beetle (Countdown) was still especially strong on second reading. The rest of the OMAC Project story is also fairly solid. I had no previous experience of checkmate or Max Lord and did not feel like I was missing an awful lot that was not covered within. However, the main...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic and essential segment of Infinite Crisis., 8 Sept. 2009
This book will be a bit difficult to understand without reading Identity Crisis first. In that storyline, you learn that the Justice League in the past had not only wiped villains' memories, but actually altered their minds to make them less of a threat. When Batman found out they were forced to wipe his memory too. Supposedly the trauma of this betrayal has subconsciously been the reason for him being such a dark and paranoid character. Once Batman figured it out, he realised heroes could not be trusted, and built a sattelite to monitor them, called Brother I , later renamed Brother Eye. Unfortunately, someone has stolen Batman's sattelite, along with the files detailing every super hero's identity, strengths and weaknesses, and used them to create an army of cyborgs who are equipped to wipe out the metahuman threat to humanity.

This is an amazing storyline - well written, loads of action, intrigue and emotion, and some shocking scenes. It really needs to be read alongside Infinite Crisis to understand the full impact, as it was one of the many series which led up to that storyline.
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5.0 out of 5 stars OMAC Cyborgs and Paranoia for the JLA, 15 July 2013
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During the best-selling event Identity Crisis, the Justice League heard the scary news of Sue Dibny, the wife of long time JLA member the Elongated Man was murdered by a unknown killer. The Justice League and the Elongated Man wanting revenge for the death of his wife were looking for the killer and the Justice League's culprit was one of their most dangerous enemies, Doctor Light and the darkest secret of the Justice League was revealed. A Long time ago, Doctor Light sneaked into the JLA Satellite headquarters and brutally raped Sue Dibny and when the Justice League came back after a mission they discovered Doctor Light raping Sue Dibny. They eventually defeated Doctor Light and Sue Dibny was scared of what just happened to her. After that, the Justice League decided to have Zatanna mindwipe Doctor Light making him less dangerous. Suddenly, Batman arrived and discovered the mindwipe on Doctor Light and tried to stop it. The Justice League also decided to have Zatanna mindwipe Batman removing 10 minutes of the Incident.

After the Identity Crisis, Batman suddenly remembered about what happened to him during that time and realized that he can't trust anybody and he built and powerful satellite called Brother Eye to keep an eye on the Heroes & Villains of the DC Universe. However, Maxwell Lord, a former associate of the JLA and now the Black King of Checkmate has now got control of the Brother Eye Satellite to use it to battle Earth's most powerful superhumans. How will Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Booster Gold, Fire, Green Lanterns Hal Jordan, Guy Gardner & John Stewart and more can stop Maxwell Lord and the Brother Eye Satellite? And what consequences will happen to the Justice League.

I enjoyed this tie-in to the Infinite Crisis. Wonderful writing, artwork, the paranoia that the Justice League are having and the dangerous consequence happened to Wonder Woman #219, which is collected in this book and Superman: Sacrifice which is also a tie-in to the OMAC project and the Infinite Crisis. Highly recommended if you a huge fan of the JLA, Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and more.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad, but spoiled by interruption., 8 Jan. 2011
I first read this series in single issue format and the initial part of the story relatng to Blue Beetle (Countdown) was still especially strong on second reading. The rest of the OMAC Project story is also fairly solid. I had no previous experience of checkmate or Max Lord and did not feel like I was missing an awful lot that was not covered within. However, the main flaw stems from the original OMAC project series having an interlude halfway through during which an ESSENTIAL plot element played out in a separate title. In fairness this book does it's best to bridge the gap by including a key issue from the parallel series and a summary of the the rest of the events that are not shown herein. Unfortunately, it doesn't change the fact that the story is derailed right in the middle of the action. If the story was especially good this might be overlooked - but as it is only above average the effect is heightened.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Batmans paranoia comes back to haunt him, 6 Feb. 2013
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As a safeguard against meta humans batman has a secret satellite in orbit called brother i ,with a complete database of all earth's supers and there weaknesses it is designed to be fail-safe should they try to move against humanity.Unfortunately Maxwell lord of checkmate now has control of it ,and it has control of 6 million nanite infected humans who when activated will turn into meta hunting robotic killers.Superman goes to confront lord but lord has spent years using his mind control power to whiddle his way into Kal el's mind and he simply tells supes to kill batman (making him imagine hes an enemy).As is the problem with most of these books .Important parts of the story are missed out to save space/money, so we dont get to see the attack for some reason .and the story carries on from there.
I would still recommend the story incomplete as it is
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4.0 out of 5 stars A step on the road to Infinite Crisis, 29 Dec. 2007
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Following on from the excellent `Identity Crisis' and part of the lead-up to the `Infinite Crisis', `The OMAC Project' collects together the `Countdown to Infinite Crisis', the complete `OMAC Project' miniseries and others. In this book the secret organisation Checkmate has usurped the Brother Mark I surveillance starlight designed by Batman to keep tabs on the world's superheroes but that is not the only problem and things begin to spiral out of control.

The OMAC Project is an interesting read but it is part of a series and as such to get the most out of it you really need to read the rest of the series rather than just pickup this book as a standalone story. The plot is interesting and involving, and the art as great but nothing special. For anyone who wants to read the Infinite Crisis in its entirety, this book is a must read but while others may enjoy it, they will be missing out on some of the deeper plot points.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The EYE'S on You!, 8 Jun. 2012
This review is from: Omac Project TP (Countdown to Infinite Crisis) (Paperback)
The Omac Project is one of a set of Prequel books to infinite crisis. It can however be read alone without those although you will want to get the main Infinite Crisis book. You'll also benefit from reading Identity Cris before this book and having a copy of Superman Sacrifice. About three quarters of the way through Omac Project, the Superman Sacrifice takes place and it's frustrating if you you haven't got this story at hand as otherwise the plot jumps.
The Omac Project is a great Comic book that I enjoyed the most out of the prequel Infinite crisis books. It's the most essential of the prequel books.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great story - but suffers from being an "event-comic", 28 Jan. 2012
This review is from: Omac Project TP (Countdown to Infinite Crisis) (Paperback)
The story is superb, full of good characterization and thrilling suspense - right until that moment where a chunk of the story is missing - collected in Superman: Sacrifice (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Superman-Sacrifice-DC-Comics/dp/140120919X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1327720323&sr=8-1). If you are a collector, then this might be fine to you - but this really is a big letdown for anyone else. Beware.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Stepping stone, 7 April 2006
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This story bridges the gap between Identity Crisis and Infinite Crisis, dealing as it does with the paranoia that has grown in Batman and the rise of the OMAC project which threatens the lives of every superhero. It is a tale of two halves dealing with the secret organization called Checkmate and its involvement with the death of a superhero and then moves onto the greater crisis and the cracks appearing between the superhero trinity of Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman.
And it's an interesting read, even if characters' actions at times are baffling. Rucka generally does best with the secret agents (no shock there as his creator owned book Queen and Country is a spy thriller) and Batman, whereas the treatment of Superman (hypnotised by a computer screen) and Wonder Woman seems less adept. And the ending is a trifle cliched. The art is never short of quality, but rarely reaches genius levels. Certainly it is most important for an understanding of the stakes involved in Infinite Crisis (even if the subplot is rarely touched on there) and looks like it will have lasting ramifications for our heroes.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Crucial reading for all you Infinte needs, 25 Feb. 2006
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This volume collects the Omac Project 1-6 plus prelude to Infinte Crisis and and a crucial wonder woman issue. These issues bought seperately on eBay (they have been long sold out at your comic store) will cost you upwards of £25.00 if you can find them. As Infinite Crisis continues to decimate the DC Universe in the current series you will need this volume and these stories to be able to follow and get the most out of the convoluted Infinite Crisis story. This story will chaange the DC Universe forever. Make sure with this volume that you get in on the ground floor.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Unforgivable interruption, 12 April 2012
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Do not buy this expecting a complete story - a chunk of the storyline is missing. In order to follow the plot you also need to read the "Sacrifice" story line in the Superman comics. Which of course you have to buy separately. Why they couldn't just include the whole thing in one volume escapes me.
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