OMAC Pencil Art Photocopies

Below are scans of three OMAC pencil art photocopies in our holdings. I can’t recall this first piece ever having been printed, presented or mentioned anywhere before: It’s become a favorite of mine, and I dream that the original pencil art piece will be found, to be scanned for the OADAAlso, we have photocopies of Kirby’s OMAC presentation from 1973.

 

There are quite few more scans of OMAC pencil art photocopies in our Gallery.

3 thoughts on “OMAC Pencil Art Photocopies

  1. Anonymous

    Don’t think I’ve seen that first OMAC piece anywhere before, either. It’s a real beauty! And the third piece shows, yet again, just how fertile Jack’s imagination was. It’s interesting to read his ideas here and see which ones he actually used in the series and which he didn’t.
    –John S.

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  2. Rand HOPPE

    I figured it’d be a good idea to get Jack’s words into computer-readable form, so it can be accessed by search engines. Here’s the first page.

    BROTHER EYE

    is the guiding force of OMAC. It’s like “Hal” the computer in 2001 Odyssey. Brother Eye is almost alive and is literally a “Watchdog of the World!” It’s built to manipulate every force in the universe and transmit them to OMAC. This makes OMAC powerful enough to to take on anything from an atom bomb to a full scale army! The one weakness of Brother Eye is that it can be attacked — not by humans — but by a machine of comparable power…

    PLUS

    BUDDY BLANK

    is Brother Eye’s choice for creating OMAC. Buddy is just what his name implies. He’s small, insecure, shy and bullied by others. He has a humble job as a file clerk. Brother Eye hits him with a beam that changes him into OMAC through hormonal processes. Buddy is totally unaware that he’s OMAC, but he’s aware of another presence living in his room. OMAC’s clothes – books – records — different from Buddy’s.

    EQUALS

    OMAC, THE ONE-MAN ARMY CORPS!
    He’s conceived by an international peace-keeping body which also builds Brother Eye by mutual agreement.

    OMAC, like Buddy, is young. 18– 21– He can communicate with Brother Eye who spots trouble and relays it to OMAC. He has official rank of “World General!” He can give orders to any rank.

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  3. Rand HOPPE

    OMAC can travel through the air by use of the Nimbus – A shiny collection of magnatized atoms. It’s much like a comet.

    SITUATIONS

    OMAC’s exploits take place about ten years from now —

    In the “CRIME CARTEL” —
    OMAC busts a Mafia-type ring that kidnaps, freezes and ships human beings for brain transplants! For $100,000 you can buy a new, healthy body on the black market!

    PROFESSOR BRAINWAVE specializes in attacking minds. OMAC stops him from bugging population of city with MIND DESTROYER machines. He’s also a KILLER FOR HIRE. He can cause his victims to committ suicide.

    SUBWAY SOLDIERS!
    OMAC stops an invasion of the U.S. by an enemy that can tunnel its way under the sea.

    AN ENTIRE COUNTRY FOR SALE!
    OMAC puts down a dictator who sells his country and everything in it for cash from highest bidder…

    PIRATE FISH!
    A super, skin-diving scientist teaches fish to dynamite passing ships…

    THE AIR BURNERS! —
    A kook invents a machine which can ignite the atmosphere anywhere he aims it. A gang steals it and blackmails all cities…

    DIAL FOR DOOMSDAY…
    When you talk into the phone it blows up anything or anyone at the other end…

    POISONOUS CLOTHES –
    An outfit sells clothes with killing chemical fibers. Wear ’em — and you’ve got 2 hrs. to live.

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