In the early 1970s, DC Comics attempted to gain the rights to publish comics based on the popular Planet of the Apes franchise. When that effort failed, editor Carmine Infantino asked Jack Kirby to create a comic with similar themes and visuals. Kirby hadn't seen the movies, but he got the gist --- post-apocalyptic, talking animals, animalistic humans, the Statue of Liberty in disrepair. So on August 29 1972, the day after Kirby's 55th birthday, Kamandi: The Last Boy on Earth #1 was published.
Kamandi The Last Boy On Earth
Reading Comics author Douglas Wolk runs down the hottest comics and graphic novels coming out this week.
* '72 flashback
% Couples, united and split
^ "High anxiety"
% ^ AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #670
Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos' "Spider-Island" continues; it's not often that a big crossover event can best be described with the word "madcap...