DC; June 1975
Cover by Jack Kirby

An alien tries to add Kamandi and Ben Boxer to its collection of Earth things – with explosive results!

Writer: Jack Kirby
Penciler: Kirby
D. Bruce Berry

Review: Kamandi and Ben Boxer are abducted by an alien collector in another installment of Jack “King” Kirby’s signature post-apocalyptic adventure. Like many issues of Kamandi, this one falls apart if you think about it too much; logic leaps and timely coincidences are frequent guest stars in Kirby’s stories. But the King’s scripts are as big and sweeping as his art, giving them a mythological feel. Yes, they’re short on reality, but, dang, they’re a lot of fun.

Grade: B

Cool factor: If you have to ask, you probably don’t get the appeal of the King’s ’70s work.

Notable: Future Marvel editor Ralph Macchio was one of several fans complaining on “The Time Capsule” letters page about a then-recent price hike of a nickel.

Character quotable: “He’s energy! Living … cohesive energy! The ultimate life form!” – Ben Boxer, Kamandi’s mutant freind.

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