Kamandi, the last boy on Earth, is one of those Jack Kirby creations that DC has never known quite what to do with since Jack left him behind. So The Kamandi Challenge is taking the unique approach of letting different teams work on each issue, creating a patchwork story that takes Kamandi to every corner of his post-apocalyptic world. Check out a preview courtesy of DC.

The technique is inspired by 1985's DC Challenge series, which had the same approach to creators, but let them bring in whatever characters they wanted, making it a particularly convoluted story. Limiting this challenge to Kamandi and his setting should make for something vaguely more coherent, although a big part of the fun will still be seeing what each team brings to the table.

The Kamandi Challenge #1 is written by Dan Abnett, with art by Dale Eaglesham, with a prologue by Dan Didio and Keith Giffen. It also features art by Scott Koblish, and covers by Eaglesham, Giffen, and Bruce Timm. It goes on sale January 25, 2017.

 

Art by Dale Eaglesham
Art by Dale Eaglesham
Art by Dale Eaglesham
Art by Dale Eaglesham
Art by Dale Eaglesham

 

Here's the official word from DC:

Attached is your first look at THE KAMANDI CHALLENGE #1! This twelve-issue miniseries is a spectacular, yearlong event featuring DC’s top talent starts on January 25. From the mind of Jack Kirby, the post apocalyptic Earth of Kamandi has been a fan favorite for decades, and now 14 intrepid teams of writers and artists build on this foundation and take the title character on an epic quest to find his long-lost parents and travel to places seen and unseen in the DC Universe. Issue #1 is written by DC Publisher Dan Didio and writer Dan Abnett, with art by Scott Koblish, Keith Giffen, and Dale Eaglesham.