Monday, April 3, 2017
It was written by Jimmy Palmiotti and drawn by Amanda Conner, a creative team whose work I always enjoy.
But this issue just didn't work for me at all (which proves anyone can stumble, I suppose).
The art is wonderful as always - expressive, kinetic and loaded with personality. But the story...
I mean, for a Kamandi story you expect some over-the-top action - but little or no actual violence. (Yes, there's a big difference between the two.)
But here we see brutality, humiliation, near-cannibalism and death - including horrific decapitations!
I'll give the team credit for crafting a terrific cliffhanger - and I love the art - but this issue was a real disappointment.
I just imagine Kirby reading it and saying, "What the hell was that?"