Obscurity of DC Presents: Month of Obscurity, Month 21 (December) --- KAMANDI (Pt. 2)!

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Age Suggestion: 12+

Number of Issues: 20 (Please only read issues 21-40)

Description taken from dc.fandom.com: Kamandi is the last boy on Earth. In the future, the Great Disaster destroys society as we know it, changing the status quo and leaving mutated animals as the dominant species and mankind as mindless animals. It is into this world that Kamandi emerges from a bunker and begins his struggle to survive.

With that out of the way, here are some discussion questions:

  1. The character of Kamandi is often compared to other post-apocalyptic protagonists in fiction. How does he stand out from characters in similar settings, and what elements of his personality or story make him unique?
  2. Kamandi encounters remnants of the past world, including advanced technology and ruins. What do you think these elements symbolize in the narrative, and how do they contribute to the overall atmosphere of the comic?
  3. The diverse range of tribes and factions in Kamandi’s world adds a layer of complexity to the story. Which group or society do you find the most interesting, and how do they reflect aspects of human nature in this post-apocalyptic setting?
  4. Kamandi’s journey is one of self-discovery and understanding the world around him. How has his character evolved throughout the series, and what pivotal moments do you think shaped his growth?
  5. Kamandi often encounters mutated creatures and bizarre landscapes. What’s your favorite example of the comic’s creative and imaginative world-building, and why does it stand out to you?

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I never read a Kamandi book yet, so now would be a perfect time. Let’s do this!


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Kamadi could be compared to several post-apocalyptic hero George Taylor from Planet of the Apes. A survivor who founds himself on a world where animals have taken over the planet. Kamadi stood out because he’s a young outsider in a world far more futuristic world. He’s a Outsider, aware the changes of the world, but still wants to help people.

Besides the loss of human civilization, They hint at the future of our world that shows our most impressive and advanced technology being lost to time being overtaken by nature and other beings. However none of it is bleak or nostalgic. To Kamandi it’s just the same as entering a muesum of dinosaurs, curiosity and understanding.

The Ape-men or Gorilla commandos are really interesting. Essentially they are the villians but only due to the antagonism of the Gorilla commandos, we don’t know if the ape people themselves are evil. It would be interesting to see their side of things that isn’t necessarily evil, but more like the tiger people.

Kamandi grows a lot in this series as he is teenager already force to adapt into a adult. Kamadi after losing his grandfather believes himself alone in this world and yet when he believes he encounters another human, he feels jo, but when he loses those people or discover they are not really human, Kamandi falls into despair and sadness. So Kamandi has to adapt in this world and while not giving up hope of finding another human, Kamandi is more keen to help his animal friends and discover more mysteries of the world.

This world is set in a post apocalyptic world where things have evolved into something either familiar or alien to the old world. They could be a giant bug or it could be a humanoid Tiger. I say the most creative is the aliens particularly Pyra. The Zirandian who sort of a friend of Kamandi, but is also his former captor. What I like is that Pyra is kind of both a familiar and both and alien figure in Kamandi. She’s a relatable character as she simply is a young woman who simply wants to go home but is also a literal alien whose powers make her unique to any other character in the series. I like Pyra, she’s the best.


Great answers!!!