"How long can we be expected to follow the rules of a system that doesn't support us?" The world is changing, and Dr. Cecelia Cobbina is changing along with it. After an incident in Africa gives Cecelia the ability to think at the speed of light, she takes it upon herself to discover the origin of her powers and help others like her. It's crazy how much Grayson and Martinez pack into these first four volumes of this new series, incorporating weighty subjects like climate change, microaggressions, detention centers, and disenfranchisement of veterans into a superhero narrative in a way that feels timely and oh-so-relevant. Remarkably, Dr. Cobbina's mental powers are visualized using Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences, splitting her thoughts into different mental tracks with corresponding colors. The result is a compulsively readable comic series that left me wanting - no, needing - more, as soon as possible.— Rachel Copeland
What would you do if you could think faster than the speed of light?
Gifted doctor Cecelia Cobbina was once held in the highest regard by peers and patients alike. But that was before an incident in Africa changed her life forever. Now with the ability to process thoughts at the speed of light, she faces the unimaginable burden of literally having an answer for everything. As the truth of her origin slowly comes into focus, Cecelia must overcome her fears and tackle the one mystery she can’t seem to crack: the truth behind her new abilities.
Written by fan-favorite author Devin Grayson (Nightwing, Black Widow) Doctor Cecelia Cobbina bursts on to the scene as the world’s newest favorite female hero.
About the Author
Devin Grayson is an award-winning comics veteran with over two decades of experience writing the world's most beloved superheroes. With the publication of Batman: Gotham Knights in March of 2000, she became the first female to create, launch, and write a new, ongoing Batman title. Recent projects include the orchestration of the Marvel Rising comics event, publication of an original Doctor Strange novel, and the Collected Edition releases of two creator-owned miniseries—USER and Matador—through Image. Devin lives in Northern California with her family and an adorable rotation of foster service dogs. Find out more at DevinGrayson.net!
Alitha Evelyn Martinez began her professional career in 1999 penciling Iron Man for Marvel Entertainment. Since then, she has had a great ride getting to work on titles like X-Men, Black Sun, Marvel Age Fantastic Four, Black Panther and Black Panther: World of Wakanda, X-Men Gold Annual, Moon Girl, Voltron, NBC’s Heroes, New 52 Bat Girl, Archie Comic’s New Crusaders and Riverdale, and WWE Superstar, WWE Slam City, and Barbie for Paper Cutz. She has done larger projects that required more than just penciling and inking in graphic novels like Vampire: My Boyfriend Bites, Kung Fu Masters, Quest for Dragon Mountain for Lerner Publications, as well as Political cartooning for The New York Post. In her spare time, Alitha works on her creator-owned titles Yume and Ever, and Foreign, which she publishes through her company, Ariotstorm Productions, LLC. She currently teaches at SVA in New York City.
"The Future of Comics.”
— HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
"Cecelia is a confident and engaging character that you immediately want to see succeed."
— THE NEW YORK TIMES
"Created by an all-female team, Omni deploys her genius in the spirit of service and compassion."
— LIBRARY JOURNAL
"Black Girl Genius."
— PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
“Immediate and relevant.”
— FANBASE PRESS
“If you are bored of the standard capes and cowls narratives from the Big 2 publishers and fancy something different, then Omni and the Ignition Universe is for you.”
— MONKEYS FIGHTING ROBOTS
“The art by Alitha E. Martinez is fantastic.”
— GRAPHIC POLICY