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Kamandi Challenge #11 Review
By Deejay Dayton
Jan 14, 2018 - 11:04

DC Comics
Writer(s): Rob Williams
Artist(s): Walt Simonson
Colourist(s): Laura Martin
Letterer(s): Clem Robins
Cover Artist(s): Nick Bradshaw, Steve Buccellato, Walt Simonson
$3.99 28 pages



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Rob Williams and Walt Simonson take the helm for the penultimate issue of The Kamandi Challenge, with some mixed, but on the whole positive, results.

The only thing I do not care for comes right at the start. Not so much the resolution to last issue’s cliffhanger, but the disappointing development that Kamandi’s mother was not really Kamandi’s mother. That really cheapened the issue before.

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But once that works its way down the gullet, everything else that follows is a delight. I tend to enjoy the issues of this series that draw from the original run, and not only does this bring back Misfit from the Kirby run, but even uses the world map that had appeared in, I believe, issue 33.

The issue is also a lot of fun, and that’s important in a series where the overall plotting is a bit haphazard, due to the constantly changing creative teams.
And, of course, the visuals are great throughout. It’s Walt Simonson, after all. Could there be any doubt?

Even though Kamandi is left in yet another cliffhanger that it seems impossible to survive, I have hopes that the final issue of this book will resolve the mystery of his parents. Williams does lay some groundwork that could be developed along those lines, but one never knows which elements the next writer will choose to pick up.



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