Friday, May 24, 2013

Lincoln Among the Lions

"Lincoln Among the Lions" from Kamandi: The Last Boy on Earth #8 (DC, 1973) by Jack Kirby and Mike Royer
Anyone who's seen Kirby's insane 2001: A Space Odyssey adaptation will realize how he could just as well take Planet of the Apes up a few levels. That's Kamandi. For some reason, it was his most successful DC series, lasting 59 issues, 40 of them Kirby's own. Ironically, it's the one that's been least re-attempted by other creative teams. We've had plenty of attempts at the Fourth World and the Demon, and more than one version of OMAC, but aside from an unconvincing Elseworlds project and references during Countdown/Final Crisis, nothing. I'm not actually asking for a new Kamadi series. I'm asking for the Kamandi Omnibus. Maybe for my birthday?

1 comment:

  1. ... and this is why Kirby is the King.