Writer: Phillip Kennedy Johsnon
Artist: Cam Smith
what’s it about?
Continuing where Extreme Carnage: Agony left off, Omega centers around the conclusion of Carnage’s evil plans, which, up to this point, have remained a mystery. Carnage is now fully in control of his younger siblings who are at his command. He has infiltrated Senator Arthur Krane’s anti-alien “Friends of Humanity” movement. Flash Thompson, aka Anti-Venom, is onto Carnage’s plan, but he may be too late to stop him.
With Carnage now on the big screen in Venom: Let There Be Carnage, it’s great to see ol’ Kletus up to his vicious and vile ways in the Marvel Universe. Cam Smith’s art and Guru’s coloring work wonderfully together for striking visuals on each page. Full disclosure, this is the first issue in the series I picked up and I had no problem piecing together what I had missed by skipping the previous seven. The word bubbles that accompany each of the symbiotes are tailor-made to match their speaker in font and color, allowing me to keep up with what was going on. Beautifully rendered, the violence is over-the-top and brilliant throughout the issue.
This book is the conclusion to the series, but an introduction for me. I’d imagine this issue to be a letdown for those heavily invested in the story. There are some cool moments and new characters introduced, but ultimately it isn’t much of a “conclusion.” The epilogue easily makes up a quarter of the book and only serves to further the launch of a new Venom series rather than giving readers a proper conclusion.