After the Convergence event this spring, DC Comics launched their DC You initiative to draw in new readers and it’s been met with mixed success as one would expect of any launch that involves a good number of titles. With several of them kicking off in June, we got the unfortunate news of a few of them being canceled earlier this week and ending at the end of this year. One of those is the critically praised Omega Men series written by Tom King with artwork by Barnaby Bagenda. The series got slated for an issue seven ending, though writer Tom King had talked previously about having a lot more mapped out and planning the first arc for twelve installments, believing he would have it.
The fans took to social media and other avenues to protest and now DC Comics Co-Publisher Jim Lee announced that the book will continue through to issue twelve to bring that part to a close. And if it builds on what’s perceived as fan interest that translates to sales, it could extend beyond that.
“In talking to Dan DiDidio, we’ll continue ‘Omega Men’ until [at] least issue #12 because of the fans,” Lee wrote. DiDio added, “Folks were right, we promised 12 issues and we will keep that commitment.”
Plot concept: The Omega Men are back in an all-new series! They’ve murdered White Lantern Kyle Rayner and now, the universe wants them to pay! Who are these intergalactic criminals – and is there more to their actions than meets the eye?