Wednesday, 25 January 2017

RECOMMENDED READING: KAMANDI CHALLENGE #1...


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Brought this first issue of KAMANDI CHALLEGE #1
back with me from my local FORBIDDEN PLANET store
today, but I've yet to read it.  However, I've flicked through it
and it looks good, so I'm looking forward to reading the rest in
the series once I finish this one.  Did you read the original
series back in the day?  Then you'll probably love this.

8 comments:

Phil S said...

It's like you're reading my mind! First it's the Avemgers 1.1 now Kamandi. Are you sure your not related to Professor X?

Kid said...

Well, some people think I should be 'X-rated' - so maybe.

paul Mcscotty said...

I' m looking forward to this series it look interesting, and as the stories are all self contained you can dip in and out as you wish and not haved to read other comics where they have the story arc to know whats going on.

Kid said...

Doesn't each story connect to the next one in the series, PM? That's what 'round-robin' stories usually do. I'll have to read it again - I was tired and not paying it proper attention.

Paul McScotty Muir said...

I think your right. I read somewhere that the overarching story was that Kamandi was looking for his family but that each stories itself was self contained, but ended in a cliffhanger that would be picked up by anther art team, but really that is a continued story as you say. Either way I think I will pick up quite a a few issues (probably not all unless its excellent) - that's now only 3 comics I will buy regularly Avenger 1.1, BPRD, and Kamandi but only BPRD is a regular title - it will soon be zero comics as not much interests me now,

Kid said...

I also find it hard to get much interested in a lot of today's comics, PM. (There are the occasional exceptions of course.) Even when I read one I enjoy, I find I've forgotten it by the next day. They don't seem to resonate with me as much as ones I read when I was younger. (And when I say younger, I'm including right up into my 40s.) What rings my bell these days are reprints and replica editions.

Paul McScotty Muir said...

That's the same with myself, Im sure if I was 15 years old I would love the new comics but I miss the fun and soap opera elements they used to have even in some more "serious" titles. Titles I like in my 40s have either stopped (Cerebus) or are irregular and /or costly i.e "Love and Rockets", "Buddy Bradley" (Pete Bagge's character). Replicas , reprint etc editions are amazing and good value for money in many cases, and that is where I concentrate almost all of my now limited comic purchases on.

Kid said...

Another thing I miss about 'old' comics, PM, is the paper they were printed on, as well as splash pages at the beginning of the story. Comics nowadays tend to have glossy paper, and a page of text explaining what's happened previously. Obviously, the publishers are trying to make them look more like 'real' magazines as opposed to comics, but some magic has been lost in the transition.

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