- Full Description
Jack Kirby's epic story of Kamandi, The Last Boy on Earth continues! Collecting six consecutive complete issues (11-16) which include the incredible story of Klikklak, the giant grasshopper. In a world full of talking animals, Kamandi struggles to make a life for himself as he searches for his fellow humans in a post-apocalyptic landscape! The raw power of Jack "King" Kirby is evident on every page in this gorgeous Artist's Edition.
All inks and lettering by Mike Royer. Stories (with covers) are "The Devil" from #11, "The Devil and Mr. Sacker" from #12, "Hell in Hialeah" from #13, "Winner Take All!" from #14, "The Watergate Secrets" from #15, and "The Hospital" from #16, the story of how the animals gained their intelligence. All entirely from the original artwork, scanned to get every detail.
New introduction by Eric Larsen: "The origin of the title itself [Kamandi] is pretty well known: DC publisher Carmine Infantino, after having lost a bidding war to rival Marvel Comics for the rights to the movie property Planet of the Apes, suggested to Jack that he do a spin on the idea for [DC]. Jack had years earlier developed and abandoned a comic strip called Kamandi of the Caves, and he dusted off and adjusted the name for this new feature."
"To say he took the idea in a bold new direction is the understatement of the century. While DC's rivals were confined by the roadmap provided by the movie, Jack felt no such restrictions, and he populated his ravaged world with a vast array of animals, and concocted other characters, concepts and locations that would put any Hollywood production to shame. It's no wonder that Kirby's 'knockoff' outlasted the competition by several years."
"Kamandi was Kirby's biggest DC hit."
- Additional Information
Item Code JKKAE02H Publisher IDW Publish Date 2016 ISBN 9781631407215 Binding Hard Cover Dimensions 12X17 # Pages 160pg Color b&w