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Jack Kirby's Kamandi Omnibus Hardcover – January 1, 2035
"Children of Blood and Bone"
Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut. Pre-order today
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About the Author
Jack "King" Kirby's comics career began in 1937 and continued for nearly six decades. With partner Joe Simon, Kirby first made his mark in comics in the 1940s by drawing and/or creating numerous features for DC Comics including SANDMAN, THE NEWSBOY LEGION and MANHUNTER, and for Marvel including CAPTAIN AMERICA, THE YOUNG ALLIES and the KID COMMANDOS. As the most valued team in comics, Simon and Kirby went on to create titles and concepts including FIGHTING AMERICAN, BOYS' RANCH and the creation of the romance comics genre. In 1961, the first issue of Marvel's FANTASTIC FOUR cemented Kirby's reputation as comics' preeminent creator, and a slew of famous titles followed that elevated him to legendary status, including INCREDIBLE HULK, AVENGERS and X-MEN. Kirby returned to DC in 1971 with his classic FOURTH WORLD TRILOGY, which was followed by THE DEMON and KAMANDI. Kirby continued working and innovating in comics until his death in 1994.
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Kamandi fans, treat yourself to Volume 1 and you won't be disappointed. Thank you, DC, for doing a wonderful job preserving the Kamandi legacy; I eagerly look forward to purchasing Volume 2!
Update (May 2016): With DC Comics' recent announcement of the DC Challenge Kamandi maxiseries ([...]), perhaps they will also consider publishing a Kamandi: The Last Boy on Earth Omnibus Volume 3 to finish the remaining 19 issues of the original series. I would urge Kamandi to contact DC Comics at their context webpage ([...]contact) to lobby them to release an Omnibus Volume 3.
With talking animals.
Kirby cleverly injects his own brand of political commentary with, "The Watergate Tapes", where they take on an entirely different meaning. Not only does this work express Kirby's values; it has a theme of good prevailing over supreme evil.
After leaving Marvel in 1970, he wanted to write, edit and draw his own creations. Can you blame him? Years of working with alleged co-creator, Stan Lee, Jack wanted to branch out on his own and prove he could work without Lee looking over his shoulder. It's surprising to me how under rated Jack Kirby's Kamandi series has become. It has been revived more than once under different creative teams. However when Kirby was alive, it was declared a failure by DC Comics. I would like to think that comics historians would think differently. This series should be viewed as a classic that was far ahead if it's time.