The enjoyable thing about the Kamandi Challenge is to observe how the writers pick the hanging up cliffhanger from the last month and cope with them and then move forward. Well, that used to be the fun item until this book sort of broke under the weight of so many crazy cliffhangers and become more of a chore than anything else. It is now up to Marguerite Bennett to pick up the pieces and get it all back on track, but following the butcher job Steve Orlando let loose last issue, which might be a tall order indeed. Can Bennett do it or if we all just write off this series as a failed experiment manner before it’s actually over? Let’s find out Kamandi Challenge #7 review…
The issue opens with Kamandi falling into the Communi-Bears’ Atomic reactor and that which ought to be his certain death. . Until he place to the Cortex Crown and commands it to take him to his pal, Renzi. He discovers him just in time to be recorded by humanoid dogs and away we enter another wacky dilemma of this Kamandi Challenge! The dogs are the Bulldog Britanneks and if they say that it a couple times a lot, I really liked them. Truly, Kamandi’s planet is really mad and Bennett and Jurgens simply go for it. There is even some dogs playing poker here which will always score points with me.
Back to the narrative, the dogs understand Kamandi’s mum, but before that can be fully researched, their blimp is shot down on the Wasteland and following a great Point Break free falling rescue, Kamandi and his friends are in big trouble. The rest of the matter is all about the gang fighting off an Ice Wizard (polar bear) and his polar parasites. Kamandi brings his weight and profits the dogs’ respect and in the end, utilizes the Cortex Crown to save the day again. It ends with Kamandi taking leave of the dogs and Renzi and heading south to find his mother. Of course, things do not go as planned and we are left with another cliffhanger, but this one is not as mad and more about setting up the next story. I provide Bennett props for that.
This is one of my favorite Kamandi issues because of the humor, but also because Bennett appears better in keeping her attention of the overall narrative than the majority of the last writers. Sure, there are still a few crazy pieces, but we’re finally reminded about what Kamandi is trying to do and I am glad because I really had forgotten. I feel some of the other authors were too interested in making a crazy cliffhanger to recall it themselves.
I really enjoyed Dan Jurgens art a whole lot. If you forgot just how great an artist he is (or didn’t even know), then this issue will get you up to speed. It is not just that it seems good, but his art matches the story and characters so well.
Kamandi Challenge #7 Review
Written by: Marguerite Bennett
Art by: Dan Jurgens, Klaus Janson, Hi-Fi and Clem Robins
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: July 26, 2017
Bits and Pieces:
Though the Kamandi Challenge is a difficult market for anybody not involved because the very first issue, Bennett and Jurgens give readers one of the best issues thus far. It’s humor, great art and most importantly, the focus that the prior ones lacked.
Score : 8.2/10