Saturday, July 29, 2017

Kamandi Challenge #7 (of 12)

   This fun series continues to roll along as something of a tribute to Kamandi's creator, Jack Kirby, who would have been 100 years old this year.

   For those who came in late (to borrow a phrase), Kamandi is the last boy on Earth, lost in a world of intelligent, talking and anthropomorphic animals.

   The Challenge part comes from the idea that each issue will feature a different creative team (for this issue, it's writer Marguerite Bennett and artists Dan Jurgens and Klaus Janson), and each issue ends on a cliffhanger that the next team has to solve.

   Last issue left Kamandi falling to his death into a nuclear reactor - but he manages to avoid that fate in the best B-movie tradition.

   This issue takes an unusual turn as Kamandi faces off against a small army of dogs - and death on the ice!

   It's all light and fast and furious, and thankfully Kamandi gets to show some initiative this issue, instead of just barely managing to survive the latest crisis.

   My only quibble is the Snickers commercial in the middle of the issue, which looks like it should be part of the regular story - but it isn't.

   So,  no big revelations or shocks (aside from the last page) - it's just a lot of fun!

   Not a bad tribute to the King and all!

Grade: B+


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