National Periodical Publications reduced their editorial page count from twenty pages to eighteen pages after Kirby produced “The Body Bank!” (published in OMAC 6, July 1975), bringing about some work by DC production staff to cut two pages.
Their most obvious choice was to edit the first chapter, as it contained one of Kirby’s signature spreads. Their decision was to remove a full tier panel from the fourth page, and replace it with a reduced version of the spread. The four page chapter was now two pages.
2008’s Jack Kirby’s OMAC: One Man Army Corps from DC Comics restores chapter one to Kirby’s original. Unfortunately, the art on the initial splash page is still stretched, as mentioned in our previous post.