Sunday, April 10, 2016

ALL-STAR KAMANDI: A Creation By Comics' Greatest, Gets A NEW Series From The Greatest In Comics

DC continues to put out headlines that not only further show the company's new focus post-DC Rebirth, but threaten to rival the Rebirth event itself. In fact, one of the greatest twists isn't even related to the publisher's 'super' or 'bat' universes, but to their Jack Kirby library.

Kamandi Challenge will take the 80's DC Challenge task of a different creative team every issue, telling an interconnected story, using Kirby's 'last boy on earth'.

Its comics' craziest and coolest baton race, reborn! 

Kirby's creations give the DCU it's full scope in time and space. None of which are more primed for the big time than Kamandi. The boy caught up in post-apocalyptic animalistic wars, whose humanity is his key weapon. 

The 13 creative teams (over 12 issues?) include: Dan Abnett and Dale Eaglesham, Peter J. Tomasi and Neal Adams, Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti, James Tynion IV and Carlos D'Anda, Bill Willingham and Ivan Reis, Steve Orlando and Philip Tan, Marguerite Bennett and Dan Jurgens, Keith Giffen and Steve Rude, Tom King and Kevin Eastman, Greg Pak and Joe Prado, Rob Williams and Walter Simonson, Gail Simone and Ryan Sook, plus Len Wein and José Luis García-López. 

Is there a name in that list that isn't exciting or an icon? While I'm surprised Grant Morrison and Kurt Busiek aren't in it, given Grant's previous books or Busiek's Kamandi inspired Tooth and Claw series at Image, this book has me thinking of the old publisher's cover phrase 'The New DC, There's No Stopping Us Now!'

 What do you think? 


  1. Wow, now I'm impressed, especially with the sheer roster of talent they signed up for this. That and giving Kamandi a nice gimmick to entice readers. Love it.

  2. I reckon - that roster is like a line wide dream line up of creators, not just one book! Go Kirby in 2016!