Kamandi Challenge To Commemorate Jack Kirby's 100th Birthday Next Year

Back in April, Bleeding Cool told you a little bit about DC's plans for something they called Kamandi Challenge. Now comes further word about the project, which is based on the world Jack Kirby created and DC Comics launched in 1972 in Kamandi: The Last Boy on Earth. Kirby died in 1994 and 2017 would have been his 100th birthday. The Kamandi Challenge is part of DC's plans to celebrate the his work at the company.DC to Celebrate Jack Kirby\'s 100th Birthday with Ambitious Post-Apocalyptic Series

The creative structure of the Kamandi Challenge itself is rooted in an idea that developed during a 1983 San Diego Comic Con party which resulted in the series DC Challenge.  In the Kamandi Challenge, each creative team is working independently of the others — and unaware of what the other teams are doing — and will base their stories in a different section of Earth AD.

As we told you in April, the creative line-up looks like this:

  • Issue #1 by Dan Abnett/Dale Eaglesham
  • Issue #2 by Peter J. Tomasi/Neal Adams
  • Issue #3 by Jimmy Palmiotti/Amanda Conner
  • Issue #4 by James Tynion/Carlos D'Anda
  • Issue #5 by Bill Willingham/Ivan Reis
  • Issue #6 by Steve Orlando/Philip Tan
  • Issue #7 by Marguerite Bennett/Dan Jurgens
  • Issue #8 by Keith Giffen/Steve Rude
  • Issue #9 by Tom King/Kevin Eastman
  • Issue #10 by Greg Pak/Joe Prado
  • Issue #11 by Rob Williams/Walter Simonson
  • Issue #12 by Gail Simone/Ryan Sook

And here's a look at some art from the series:

Dale Eaglesham:DC to Celebrate Jack Kirby\'s 100th Birthday with Ambitious Post-Apocalyptic Series

Ivan Reis:DC to Celebrate Jack Kirby\'s 100th Birthday with Ambitious Post-Apocalyptic Series

Ivan Reis:DC to Celebrate Jack Kirby\'s 100th Birthday with Ambitious Post-Apocalyptic Series

Neal Adams:DC to Celebrate Jack Kirby\'s 100th Birthday with Ambitious Post-Apocalyptic Series

About Mark Seifert

Co-founder and Creative director of Bleeding Cool parent company Avatar Press. Bleeding Cool Managing Editor, tech and data wrangler. Machine Learning hobbyist. Vintage paper addict.

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