By kfhrfdu_89_76k 3 Comments
DC makes alot of bad decisions. One of them hasn`t been, to collect the first 41 issues of the original Kamandi-series in to trades. But...there`s still 18 to go.
I know why there`s been no collection. First of...It wasn`t made by Jack Kirby anymore. It had multiple writers, writing an issue here and there. For example, Dennis O` Neil, Martin Pasko and Gerry Conway. It features art from likes of Keith Giffen, Chic Stone and Dick Ayers.
What happens in these issues is, for example...Kamandi fights against Coyote cowboys, a snake, his son, other anthropomorphic creatures, becomes an OMAC, he kills innocent critters (under mind control, no doubt)...There`s short stories of the Great disaster, too. So, basically something that fans of the Last boy on Earth and other kind of enthusiasts over strange DC-comics from the 1970`s would want to read. I know I would. Especially because it`s bound to be a lot better than some of the more current stuff from the publisher. And especially with those creators.
There`s also an OMAC-story in the last issue, but that could and should be printed somewhere else.
What this comic would eventually be, would be a BIG trade, about the same size as the other "omnibus"-editions of this series. It would collect issues 41-59 and the Kamandi-story from the second issue of Cancelled comics cavalcade. Because, well, the series was cancelled before issue 60 was published (Sheesh. That DC implosion-thing was a biatch.), and the story for it was published in that one.
Which means...400 pages, or so.
Though DC probably wouldn`t deserve to get more money outta the final issues of a series that it at least partially screwed up, the fans deserve to get them in reprints. I don`t know at all if the stories are as good as I hope, but I`m interested to check them out, nonetheless.
Here`s some covers