Issue by Issue – Kamandi: The Last Boy on Earth #25

Kamandi #25Writer – Jack Kirby
Artist – Jack Kirby
Inker – D. Bruce Berry
Letters – D. Bruce Berry

After subjecting Kamandi to a little horror last issue, Jack Kirby puts our hero right back in the thick of it, but first he reunites him with some of his friends who make a return. Steve, Renzi and Ben Boxer emerge from the ocean after having been lost some time back and Flim Flam, Kamandi’s new compatriot, has never seen anything like it. The lot of them are looking to get off of the island and back to the mainland as there are many dangers still present and as such, they need to find some sort of vehicle. Said dangers involve giant, mutated monsters, some of which are new to the Earth and others being overlarge versions of previously existing creatures. Kirby piles on the action and eventually, they do make their way to what they think is safety, but their trials are far from over as the ocean holds threats and curiosities of its own. If there is one guarantee in this comic, it is that Kirby’s fertile imagination has a lot to give and there is always something crazy happening to or at the very least, around Kamandi. The monsters are getting far more outlandish which makes for some insane storytelling, not to mention being incredibly exciting for there is nothing better than being completely surprised with every turn of the page. While things might be a little chaotic at times, it is good to see Kamandi’s friends return for one has to remember that Kamandi is still quite young and being out in the world all by himself is a hard thing to do, especially when you were used to having someone around all of your life. Flim Flam is a great addition to the group and here is hoping that he sticks around for a while and does not go the way the rest of the cast has. The book always works best when Kamandi has someone to play off of, making the dangers or the discoveries all the better. This was yet another fantastic tale from Kirby and company that finishes up by leading the reader and our hero, into unknown territory once again.

4 out of 5
Kamandi #25a

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