Kamandi Challenge #9

Writer: Tom King Artist: Kevin Eastman, Freddie Williams Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 27, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 4
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After the epic battle among the animals of last issue, Eisner Award-nominated writer Tom King and legendary artist Kevin Eastman (making his DC interior art debut) weave a suspenseful tale of Kamandi lost at sea! Imprisoned alongside a menagerie, Kamandi devises a plan to escape. Will they ever see land again? Or are they trapped in the veiled Vortex forever?

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Michael McGale Sep 27, 2017

    The Kamandi Challenge #9 is something special. Tom King and Kevin Eastman, Freddie Williams II took a singular, unique approach to the Challenge and produced a thoughtful story that appreciates the atrophy of Kamandi's odyssey (yes that is a cheap callback to last week's issue), and ultimately pays respects to the awesome legacy of its creator Jack "the King" Kirby. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Aaron Ramsby Sep 27, 2017

    Now it is hard for me to give any comic a full 5 out of 5 stars. This comic had me fooled as to what it truly meant and when I reached its conclusion I found tears falling down my face. When a comic that is no longer than 25 pages is able to do something so dramatic it truly does deserve the best score possible. Sadly 5 stars is the limit I can give, but if possible I would give far more. I think anyone with a dream should read this, and remember the hero in this comic. This hero reflects all of us in some way, and just like him, we can never give up. That is what comics are all about right? Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Oct 2, 2017

    Tom King is rapidly becoming one of my favourite writers, from his work on Batman and Mister Miracle. This issue of Kamandi Challenge just increases my admiration of his talent. While I cannot say that I enjoyed the story, its far too heavy and dark for that, I certainly admired and appreciated it, and it will likely stay in my head much longer than the other issues of this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Sep 27, 2017

    While a repetitive and slow in its middle, it builds up to a purposeful end. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Nicholas Palmieri Oct 2, 2017

    What started as a repetitive standard issue of "The Kamandi Challenge" ended up as a striking, subversively positive meta-commentary on both this title and Kirby's career. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Kyle Pinion Sep 27, 2017

    The past couple of issues, as I think I noted in my last round-up, have seen an uptick in the overall quality of the series and with this issue we get not only the best issue of the entire run, but also a stand-alone experience that transcends the stated aims of the series. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Sep 27, 2017

    The Kamandi Challenge #9 serves as an interesting one and done story from Tom King that finds Kamandi in a battle he cannot win. With some fantastic art from Kevin Eastman and Freddie Williams II, it is an Issue that will not disappoint. They literally leave the door wide open for the next creative team (Greg Pak/Joe Prado) to take the last boy on Earth on another adventure! Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Sep 27, 2017

    Tom King gives readers a one-shot story in the middle of a continued and connected series and pretty much knocks it off the rails.  This issue has totally killed what little enthusiasm I had for the series and comes off as a Tom King showcase rather than a Jack Kirby tribute. Read Full Review

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